Summer Favourites

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Although a monthly favourites is long overdue, with the weather being so favourable I've actually not been using that much. When it's hotter than hell outside, I don't really spend time beautifying myself. It's all going to melt off, so I figure I'd just save myself the bother. 

Not pictured but an all year round favourite is SPF. I'm onto my third bottle of the Soltan Protect and Moisturise SPF50 now and I've also just cracked open my second bottle of La Roche Posay's Anthelios XL Ultra Light Fluid SPF50+++ too. Safe to say I'm firmly committed to sun safety and if you aren't in the habit, please get on it STAT. 

Once my skin's been protected, my only other goal is to even out my complexion a little bit. I'd normally reach for Glossier's Stretch Concealer but I've got a new favourite for all over. Step up Charlotte Tilbury's Light Wonder Foundation. Over the years I've tried to purchase this on counter many times. Every single time my shade (2 fair) has been out of stock. I finally took the plunge and ordered it online, and so far I have zero regrets. It's skin-like, lightweight and blends seamlessly: IT Cosmetics CC Cream, it's been good but you've been replaced. 

Aside from a teeny bit of base, the only other thing going on my face has been the Essence Lash Princess Mascara. After my last Lash Paradise mascara dried up, I felt like I needed to branch out and try something new. After a good trawl of the internet (reddit mainly), I felt like I owed it to myself to give this mascara a go. Review after review, people seemed to love it and I'm actually with them on that. 

I'm not really one for the false lash look but one good coat and my lashes are dreamy. It delivers a lot of length; just enough volume and it separates like no other. I'm obsessed and for £3.30, you best believe I'll be repurchasing it. The only downside is the packaging; it's a bit cutesy for me but I can look past it for the results. 

When it's hot outside, there's nothing better than a face mist. The one I love isn't cheap but my god is it refreshing. I am of course talking about Caudalie's Eau de Beaute. The scent is an instant pick me up and the product itself really perks up my skin. It's a good one to whack in the fridge for an even cooler treat. It's a favourite for a reason and this guy will not be leaving my side for the foreseeable future.

Last but certainly not least is the Glossier Coconut Balm Dot Com. This one's made the cut because it just does it all. Dry patches: covered. Missing a bit of a highlight: covered. Eye gloss: sorted. I can list a million things that this multi-purpose balm can do but the best thing of all is that it smells like holidays while it works. It's so good, I've got two backups. 

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