June – July Favorites 2016

Hello again!
Shew it’s been a while since we’ve popped in on here!

Things have just been so hectic recently that the blog has taken the back seat (unfortunately)

But I’m hoping we can get back to it, even if it’s just once a week

This post has been long overdue and we’re already almost halfway through August but better late than never right?

And I was just dying to share these with you guys!

Let’s jump right into it!

Sheet Masks

Sheet masks in general have been a favorite for the past few weeks

I purchased some from Shades of Mink just before Eid, I have just 1 left so that I could include it in this pic 😋 but I’ll be using it asap

I love the way my skin looks and feels after using a sheet mask, my skin literally just drinks up all of the essences and by the next morning, my skin is so smooth and glowing!

You can purchase them from the online store which is linked, Yasmin (founder of Shades of Mink) will be launching a new range of products soon, be sure to follow her on Instagram @shadesofmink for updates and sneak peeks of the new releases

The best part is that if you’re unsure of which products to get, she offers an online skin consultation (via email) you just tell her what skin concerns you have and what type of products you’re looking for and she will advise which ones will be best

That will bring me to my next product which I will talk about in just a bit

Also pictured is a sheet mask from the brand Skin Strategy, the Rejuvenating mask, it also comes with a serum which you use after the mask and this mask is also a firm favorite. It’s also quite inexpensive and easily accessible at Dischem stores
Janssen Cosmetics Bio Fruit Gel Exfoliator 

Another item from Shades of Mink

As I mentioned above that she offers skin consultations, she recommended this to me when I mentioned that I get clogged pores and texture on my skin

And boy oh boy! This has been a game changer

It’s an enzyme/chemical exfoliant and contains glycolic, malic and lactic acids, to name a few

I use it once or twice a week and after about 2 weeks I could see a major improvement in my skin

Absolutely love and will continue to repurchase once this is finished
LiyaRy BioActive Silt

This mask is amazeballs! This Silt is naturally found in Europe freshwater lakes. This mask will help skin retain moisture, pull out gunk from the pores and also regenerate skin cell turnover

My favorite way of using it is by mixing it into my rhassoul clay mask mixture
Sticking to skincare before I move into makeup
Vintage Beauty Rejuvenating Eye Cream

As some of you may know, Vintage Beauty is my own skincare brand.

I started off with just 1 product, the cold cream and have recently introduced an eye cream

This has been the best eye cream I’ve ever used, honestly!

I would like to say it’s a dupe for the Kiehl’s creamy eye treatment with avocado

Because I’ve also used avocado oil in it

It’s super hydrating, high in antioxidants and essential fatty acids 

It’s been a true life saver and so many people have fallen in love with it as well, the results speak for themselves 

Follow my page on Instagram @VintageBeautySA for more info and to see customer feedback on the products, I’m also rebranding and launching new products soon, you don’t wanna miss that 😉

More on the eye cream, I have super dry skin and an even drier eye area, I could never pull off concealer without it looking crepey and cakey, and then there’s creasing, which by setting with powder can fix that, that’s something I could never do because of dry my skin is, it always ended up in a disaster!

This eye cream has been a lifesaver! Not only can I comfortably wear concealer with no dryness and flakiness but I can also set it with powder!!!

Overall my eye area looks a lot more youthful and plump and more even toned, I can definitely see an improvement in dark circles ❤️

Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation

I honestly think this is my ultimate favorite foundation, it provides enough coverage (medium) and looks like skin, it honestly looks so natural that you can tell I have makeup on

I use the shade 52 Vanilla which I’ve added yellow coloring to match me perfectly

And when set with the Bourjois Healthy Balance powder, perfection!

It lasts all day for me, having dry skin I don’t have to worry about oiliness and touching up.

Also, the powder is amazing for setting concealer under the eyes, it’s not drying or cakey looking and almost has a glowy look to it even though it’s not shimmery at all!

Holy grail status products right here!

I purchased these off of the Cosmetiques De France website when they had a 3 for 2 sale on Bourjois and also received free shipping, double BONUS!
Essence Soft Touch Mousse Foundation

Lol 1st off, obviously this is not my shade and I know that, but I use this to contour and bronze up my face 

Almost like a cream contour but seriously even better!

You only need a tiny amount coz it’s super pigmented and blends out like a dream!

This specific shade (60 Matt mahogany) is just perfect, it’s not too warm that it looks orange, yet not too cool that it looks muddy or ashy

*PR sample
Garnier BB Cream for Eyes

I’ve mentioned this in a favorites before and I’ve rediscovered it and fallen in love again

I love using it under concealer to sort of colour correct because of its peachy tone, or on its own when I’m not wearing any makeup/foundation

It blends out so well and it’s really lightweight so it doesn’t cake up under concealer or crease
WOW Cosmetics Eyeshadow in No. 46

I spotted WOW cosmetics at a local pharmacy, when searching eye shadows I found this gem 😍 I use it as a highlighter and not eye shadow

It’s gorgeous! Not shimmery or glittery at all, just gives a nice sheen and look beautiful on the tops of the cheekbones

It’s a slightly peachy champagne colour, which would suit a lot of skin tones

I will be picking up another 1 soon!
So that’s all for my favorites, hope you guys enjoyed seeing what I’ve been loving the past few weeks

Drop me a comment and let me know what’s your current favorite products and any recommendations would be awesome too
Much love

F xxx


2 thoughts on “June – July Favorites 2016

  1. Great picks. I want to try so many of the shades of mink masks and I don’t know which ones to choose. I’ll definitely ask Yasmin for some suggestions. I also want to get my hands on the exfoliator. Sounds amazing.

    I really wanted to purchase your cold cream and eye cream and was so sad when I saw it was sold out yesterday. Will wait for the restock xoxox


    • They are amazing and so is Yasmin, she’ll definitely be able to recommend which would suit your skin best
      Aw no! It sold out so fast I’m so overwhelmed, and it’s still in demand Lol
      Guess I’ll have to hurry along everything so I can launch asap

      And maybe sneak in another sale 😉


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