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Huge June Beauty Haul + Reviews!

13th June 2016

Beauty Haul ImagneMAC and NYX lipstick swatchesHello guys! I thought I would share some of my beauty purchases I’ve made so far this month, got a few other bits and bobs to show you but for now we will focus on this haul I did at the start of the month!

MAC Lipstick-Lady Danger-Matte

It goes without saying, MAC lipsticks are amazing. This is the first matte one I’ve used from them, I tend to go for their more sheer colours, but this is so impressive, the colour is just so vibrant and a gorgeous coral red, perfect for summer. I use the MAC High Energy lip liner when I wear this to avoid the colour bleeding and it makes it stay in place even longer too. 5/5

Dr Bronner’s Organic Peppermint Lotion

I love Dr Bronner as a brand, their products are certified organic and fair trade and contain no nasty chemicals. This is my first time buying the lotions, and it currently sits at my desk as a hand cream. I love peppermint, it’s so refreshing, the lotion is quite runny so it doesn’t leave your skin feeling sticky as it absorbs into the skin really fast. The likes of the ingredients listed near the top are coconut oil, jojoba seed oil, avocado oil so you know it is super friendly for the skin. It’s not the most moisturising hand cream I’ve had, but if you like a cream that doesn’t leave you feeling sticky then this is perfect. You can use it on your body too! 3/5

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Bronzing Powder

I was on the hunt for a matte bronzer, a lot of the one’s I’ve used in the past, like NARS Laguna have shimmer in them, so not ideal for everyday use. I saw this and to be honest the sales assistant kind of made my buy it, bit of a pressure buy there, but it worked out good in the end! It’s so good, it’s really pigmented and glides on so easily and leaves the most gorgeous colour on your skin. It comes with a little contour brush on the inside as well and a mirror so that is super handy. The only negative is that it’s quite large so it’s not something I would carry around in my handbag. 5/5

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser SPF 20- in the colour Natural

I quite enjoy using this just for day to day use, it’s got an SPF in it so that’s a nice added bonus as I am a bit lazy with SPF when it’s not super sunny (you should always wear SPF even on cloudy days apparently). With regards to coverage, it requires a lot of product to really even notice much difference, it’s definitely only very slight coverage, and doesn’t cover redness or anything, so for the price it’s not exactly the greatest.It does go on really nicely and smoothly and last quite well on the skin, however due to the lack of coverage, I tend to go for the concealer after I’ve used it… I kind of wish I bought the more higher coverage oil-free tinted moisturiser . Ah well, you live and learn!  2/5

Bondi Sands Gradual Tan Lotion

I bought this in Boots with a 3 for 2 offer so I bought two of the self tan oils and this was free, woop! I tend to use this only on my face, it leaves a really natural sun kissed colour. I have been popping this on every other night before bed to gradually develop the colour.  It smells lush and the bottle is massive so great value for money! 3/5

Bondi Sands Self Tan Liquid Gold

I used this for a night out I had on Saturday, and was so impressed! I exfoliated with the Soap & Glory exfoliating gloves and made sure to target my elbows and knees as that’s where I get dry patches. I then moisturised my skin with the peppermint oil lotion, waited for it to fully sink into my skin, then spritzed the lotion on my body, starting with my ankles and buffed it into the skin with a self tan mitt . I avoided my knees and elbows and only used the remainder of the oil that was on the mitt to cover them very lightly. This self tan requires a VERY light hand. I hardly used any of the product and the colour was really intense (in a good way!). It looked so natural, but it would be easy to get it wrong as it does work pretty much immediately and develops in a couple of hours fully. 3/5

Dr Bronner’s Organic Citrus Castille Liquid Soap

This is the only shower gel I really use now! I have tried the hemp green tea one and loved that so thought it would be nice to try a different scent. This citrus one, smells SO good. It’s perfect for the morning, it’s a really sweet citrus, not sickly at all, I was a bit scared it would smell like a bathroom cleaning product but not at all. It uses natural orange, lemon and lime oils so it’s really natural smelling and it moisturises the skin as the second ingredient is coconut oil. So much love for Dr Bronner! 5/5

MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil-High Energy

This is the perfect match for Mac’s Lady Danger, and as it is a pro longwear product it literally lasts hours. You can eat and drink and it will still be on your lips, so you can wear your bright red lipstick without the fear of it smudging all over the place if you pop this all over your lips before hand! 5/5

NYX Slide On Lip Pencil- Bedrose

I love this lip colour, it’s a really romantic pink, and the consistency of these pencils are fab. They glide on so smoothly and are so soft. Nothing worse than a sore lip pencil that is rock solid. This is the opposite, and for the price it’s perfect. I will be getting more shades that’s for sure! Although it’s waterproof, I wouldn’t say it lasts as long as the MAC pro longwear pencils, but it’s 1/3 of the price and still amazing so you can’t complain! 4/5

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream-Stockholm

I am in love with this shade, I originally saw it on ViviannaDoesMakeup Youtube channel and thought I need to try this. It’s so soft and really nice to apply, I will be wearing this as my go to everyday shade as it looks really natural on the lips. The colour lasts pretty long too which is a plus! 4/5

NYX Butter Gloss-Creme Brûlée 

Wow, this is so good! I love the smell of this lipgloss, it’s smells exactly like it sounds, buttery and sweet! I love popping this on top of my Charlotte Tilbury Bitch Perfect lipstick . It’s a gorgeous colour and again the quality is so good for the price. It’s not too sticky, just nice and soft on the lips which is what I prefer in a lip gloss. 4/5

What have you been buying this month? Have you tried any of these products? I would love to know your thoughts on them 🙂

Jade x