Tip Tuesday: July Favourites 2013!

This week's beauty tip comes in the form of monthly favourites!  Here are my must-have beauty products for the month of July! 

Revlon Lip Butter in 001 Pink Truffle
This looks more like a raspberry pink on my lips/colouring.  At first I didn't like this as I felt it was too dark but after having received lots of compliments on how flattering a shade it was and seeing it on camera made me realise I actually love it!  It's quite a different colour choice for me but I think it works, especially for summer :)

OPI Nail Lacquer Step Right Up
A pretty ballet pink, the perfect light pink/nude nail for everyday!  This also goes well with a summer tan!

Zoya Nail Polish in Kara
I wore this a lot in Italy - it's a bright orangey coral which happens to be my go-to summer shade!  I think this colour actually makes my fingers/hands look more tanned...I don't know if it's just my imagination!

The Body Shop Tea Tree Cool & Creamy Wash
This cleanser really impressed me as I wasn't sure if it would really work with my oily/combination, acne-prone skin.  After using it for a whole month I can safely say that it helped keep breakouts away & felt very cooling and refreshing on my skin.  I love the smell of tea tree oil although it can be very strong - but this made a nice change from my usual salicylic acid/benzoyl peroxide cleansers which can sometimes be quite harsh and drying.

L'Occitane Angelica Hydration Cream
I purchased a full-size version of this after receiving a sample in my Glossybox.  I love this stuff!! It is such a lightweight moisturiser that doesn't break me out or feel too heavy on my skin and it smells amazing!  I also think the packaging is very pretty & fresh!

L'Occitane Immortelle Brightening Hand Care SPF20
Once again I fell in love with this product when I received a sample of it in my Glossybox and had to purchase the full size to bring with me to Sorrento!  I'm so glad I did, because not only does it protect your hands from age spots & UV rays but it also brightens them leaving the skin looking extra glowy.  Definitely worth having in your handbag :)

Dove Summer Glow + soft shimmer
Most of you already know by now that this is my all-time holy grail self tanner and I never expected that it could be better...until I accidentally stumbled across this!  While doing our weekly Tesco shop I mistakenly added this one to my trolley and it wasn't until delivery that I realised this was their new "soft shimmer" version.  At first I thought it would be horrible and fake looking but to my surprise I love it!  It gives a pretty summery shimmer which is just enough to still look subtle and not "in-your-face" disco ballish!  

Bath & Bodyworks I Heart Cookie Dough Hand Sanitizer
I brought this with me to Italy and carried it all around with me in my handbag...it smells divine and just like the real thing!  The only problem was that my sisters were obsessed with the smell too so everytime I took it out I had to hand it round to everyone else and now it's almost all gone! Ha ha ha :)

John Frieda Frizz-Ease Hair Serum
I used to use this a few years back so it's kind of a revisited favourite but I got the full-size sample in my June Glossybox and now I remember why I used to love it so much!  This was an absolute life-saver for dry ends when we were in Italy and I used it in between washes to touch up my waves and keep them looking more defined & healthy.

Those are my best products of July - hopefully you got some good tips from this post!  Feel free to share your July faves in the comments below! :)


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