July is over and we’re now slap-bang in the middle of summer! It may not be as tropical as it was a few weeks ago, but I’m still in a summery state of mind. I think a lot of that is down to the products I’ve been using this past month. Without realising it, my favourite products of the month ended looking like a mini summer essentials!
As per usual, I’ll divide them up into categories and explain why they’re all so great!
I realised recently that there’s been something vital missing from my blog: Lush products! I have been addicted to Lush for years now and I love going in and sniffing everything and rubbing lotions on my hands and generally getting carried away! I can’t believe I’ve gone this long without sharing my love for it here!
I went in the other day to pick up some of the stuff they’re discontinuing. (They’re getting rid of some old products to make way for shiny new things!). Unfortunately, when I got there, I discovered they’d already run out of the things I wanted to pick up. Just my luck! That didn’t stop me from shopping, I just picked up some old favourites instead!
Let’s jump in to what I picked up!
As you may recall, I very recently did a Freedom Makeup haul. I was so super excited about this unique collection of lipsticks and promised a post dedicated entirely to it. Well, here it is! I want to start off by explaining why I’m excited about these lippies. 1. It’s hard to find unusual colours of lipstick that are affordable. 2. Hello, they’re Star Wars themed! If that’s not enough to excite a person, I don’t know what is!
These lipsticks are £1 each or you can get the whole set for just £4. They are all extremely comfortable on the lips, not a single one of them is drying.
Into the individual shades…
I really didn’t expect to do an empties post just yet, but I just used up a bunch of products all at the same time! I have no idea how that happened, but I’m quite happy that it did because that means I don’t have to hoard my rubbish for very long! Yay!
As always, I’ll split my empties into categories, give a mini-review of each product and say whether or not I’d repurchase it (BUY or BYE). I’ve managed to use two whole makeup products, which is quite hard to do when you’re always trying out new stuff. I get a pat on the back for that.
Let’s get into it..
I know, I know, I only just did a Freedom Makeup Haul last month, when they launched. In my defence, they had a great deal on, as they often do and I wanted to pick up some products as a gift for my friend. Besides all that, the prices are amazingly affordable and the quality is superb.
Like last time, I had a hard time deciding to what to buy so I got a little bit of everything!
Let’s dive in…
I think it’s safe to say that I’ve become a big fan of the Cohorted Beauty Boxes. I really look forward to receiving it each month and finding out which gorgeous goodies they’ve decided to include. I know that I wouldn’t be able to afford most of the brands and products they include on a regular basis, so it’s my little slice of luxury on a budget.
The Cohorted Beauty Box is released monthly and costs £20 per month. Right now, it’s not a subscription, you have to purchase each box individually, but that’s set to change in the near future. They typically include 4 products, the total value of which is usually £60+, making this box a bit of a bargain. All items included in the boxes are available on the Cohorted website, for less than the RRP. I loved June’s box (which you can see here), let’s see if this box is as impressive!
Let’s dig in…
It happened again. I tried to have self-control but I just couldn’t resist. I caved in and made another TesterKorea purchase. In my defence, its been around three months since my last order (which you can find here) and I was down to my last 10 or so sheet masks. I know that seems like a lot, but I get through 2-3 a week and I like to have a few options to choose from.
TesterKorea is an online store, based in Korea, that stocks a variety of Asian skincare and makeup brands. They have thousands of products and, if they don’t have something you want, you can request that specific items are added to the site. I think that’s pretty darn amazing customer service! However, shipping can be expensive and can take a while to arrive. It doesn’t tend to be a problem if you select smaller items and order well in advance. My order arrived to me 13 days after I placed it, which I’m really impressed by!
This time, I ventured a little further into the site and picked up a few other items that caught my eye.