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Five Things I Love: July 2014

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I didn’t manage to do a list for June 2014 as July was a bit insane from start to finish, but thankfully August appears to be much quieter (so far…) so I had a chance to put together some of my July favourites to share with you.  It’s a make-up heavy list this month with just one skincare item, so here’s a look at my favourites from last month:

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First up, I’ve been going out for a local coffee quite a bit recently to take Teddy out for some fresh air and socialising, so I’ve been going for easy make-up that’s quick to apply.  The Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream Compact is perfect for offering medium coverage in an extremely quick and easy application.  It’s such a great product that my skin responds really well to, plus it gives a very natural finish whilst sitting well under other make-up.  I’ve been been reaching for it time and time again – either for a quick 5 minute face or as a base under heavier make-up, and as you can see from the picture above, it’s well worn! Check out my original review here.

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Next up is this blusher from Elemental Beauty in Sugar Mouse, which is just the most perfect shade for my colourings; it gives me that really natural, glowy, healthy look and it’s just a really good match.  I’m not usually fan of loose powder blushers as I do find them a bit of a faff to use, but I make the exception for this as it’s such a lovely shade.  I reviewed it alongside the Elemental Beauty foundation here.

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There’s not much else I can say about the Trilogy Hydra-Tone Softening Lotion that I didn’t already say in my review, so I won’t bang on about it any more than necessary, but I will say that this is one of those lovely skincare products that you will not regret trying; it’s so gentle and wonderful to use and I think it’ll last quite a while too.  Here’s my review from last week.

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Another recently raved about product is the Sleek I-Divine palette in Arabian Nights as it’s such a glorious collection of shades ranging from easy-to-wear nudes to deep and moody darks, with lots of lovely jewel tones in the mix too.  The i-Divines are such fantastic value considering they’re so well edited with amazing colour payoff, and this one is definitely a winner for me.  Here’s my main review.

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Last but not least is the product I haven’t reviewed yet, but keep your eyes peeled as the review is coming soon.  It’s the bareMinerals PrimeTime Neutralizing Foundation Primer which is a yellow primer that really reduces redness like you would not believe.  I’ll keep my raving for the review which I’ll write-up within the next couple of days.

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4 Responses to “Five Things I Love: July 2014”

  1. Rebecca says:

    I just stumbled over your blog, and a few pages back I knew I had to bookmark you! Your writing style is wonderful :) A friend of mine absolutely loves the neutralizing primer.

    • Sascha says:

      That’s such a lovely comment to receive, thanks so much Rebecca! Obviously I wholeheartedly agree with regards to your thoughts on my son ;) xx

  2. Rebecca says:

    Oh!! And that little guy of yours is a beautiful babe! Such a sweet face.

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Hello and thank you for visiting my Beauty Geek blog. I'm Sascha, a 29 year old beauty obsessive and here you will find 90% beauty, 6% baby (regarding my son Teddy), 3% a bit of everything else and 2% bad maths. I'm a London-based geek who is all about the research; I love reading and writing about everything beauty with a special interest in skincare and treating problem skin types. I'm part of Handpicked Media, Mumsnet Bloggers Network and Gorkana's Blogger Influencer List.
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