Can’t believe July is already over. 4 days ago. July was a great month for me. I had a lot of quality time spent with my friends and family. I also started working on a new fashion and beauty project. Also, I felt like I was able to have more time to test new products. When I say it, I mean: wearing the products during long and super hot days and still end up liking them.
1. NIVEA Hair Milk Care Shampoo for dry, damaged hair – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
NIVEA is a brand I trust a lot, I trust it with my face! But I never really thought about a product called Hair Milk. When I saw it, it was love at the first sight. The fragrance of the shampoo is pleasant, common NIVEA fragrance, like NIVEA cream. It is silicone free and scent after washing is not aggressive, so that’s an advantage. The hair feels incredibly smooth after wash and, since I have really thin hair, it’s great that my hair doesn’t feel heavy after wash. This shampoo gives me silk feeling, and when I’m not washing my hair at the hair salon, I’ll definitely continue to use NIVEA Hair Milk.
2. L’Oréal Paris Nude Magique BB Cream – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
This BB cream is perfect for girls who want “barely there makeup” look and perfect coverage. It really good for hot summer days, it looks effortless and is shine-free. I got it in medium skin tone because my skin is much darker during summer. It mimics the texture and glow of your skin, powered with smart pigment capsules. The product itself is white, but when you apply it on the skin, it transits into your skin tone. Bonus: SPF 12.
3. PINK Fresh & Clean Shimmer Body Mist – Limited Edition – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Probably my favorite fragrance for summer is this one. You can wear it all day long and the smell is not overbearing. It adds a little bit of glitter on the skin, which is visible in sunlight, and if you got sunkissed skin, it’s pure overdose of perfection. It seems to last longer than regular Victoria’s Secret mists, but you will have to carry it in your bag to layer the scent from time to time.
Store: L.A, PINK
4. Bioaqua Super Beautiful Face BB Cream – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
First of all, Bioaqua is a well-kept secret of Asian beauty industry, I am testing their products currently, so I’ll write in future more about it. Their BB cream 2 in 1 caught my eye first, so I gave it a shot. The product comes in a clear-green-pink package. In green part is a base makeup primer – probably the best primer I ever tried. It creates a very light, but strong layer between your skin and the BB cream (*Isolation makeup and environmental pollution damage, as said on the package). The layer is soft and after doing your makeup, you will not feel your face getting dirty. The pink part is the bb cream/foundation. I ordered a Charm tone (#1). The texture is super light with extreme coverage, delicate and gives you some silky feeling on the face. I used it during those days of the month when my skin is in its worst form, and it perfectly covered the darker spots and acne. This product is definitely my favorite product in last 5 years. Bonus: The price. You can get it for about $3. It’s very popular in Asia but seems like we haven’t discovered it yet.
5. Avon LUXE velvet matte cream foundation – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
This is an older product from AVON but always ends up in my favorites when I get it. I rarely use matte foundations because I don’t have a nice experience with them. However, AVON’s Luxe Velvet Matte cream foundation is very light and if you want to even your skin with a touch of matte, this one is for you. It is not a mask-alike, your skin will be able to breathe underneath it, but keep in mind it will not cover a lot of imperfections. The luxe package vibe is everything, thou.
6. Skin Frost: So Fucking Gold – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
My top secret is that I use a satin sheets eyeshadow from Too Faced Bon-Bons Palette as highlighter 🙈 Nothing works on my face like that eyeshadow! ✨ But since I get tan fast and my skin is too dark for Satin Sheets, I decided to give a try to Jeffree Star highlighting powder. It’s is very pigmented and makes me glow like a donut 🍩 and gives perfect summer glow to my skin.
Store: Jeffree Star Cosmetics
7. Avon Magix – Prime & Set Spray ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
It may be summer, but girls still need to set their makeup! Prime & Set spray is newer product – similar to Avon Makeup Setting Spray, which is not available anymore. What I love about this product is the fact that you can spray the face 1 to 2 times, and you’re ready to go. It dries within 30-40 seconds and really keeps your makeup in the place. You can use it in 2 ways – as a primer and as a setting spray. I often use it both ways. That’s why my makeup lately is so on point.
8. Too Faced Long Wear Lipstick – Melted Nude ⭐⭐⭐⭐
During summer, if I’m not wearing statement matte lipstick (actually, I only wear matte lipsticks), my lips would be bare. Then I discovered Melted Too Faced lipstick in the Nude shade. It gives me a natural makeup touch during the day and is not heavy on the lips. It’s not that much of a long wear, but I don’t mind because the shade is so natural, no one except you can realize that.
Store: Sephora / Too Faced
9. Essence – Anti-Redness Primer Stick – Little beauty angels color correcting 👼 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I usually don’t have to use this stick because my skin is pretty much clear without much redness. However, I have 2-3 days in a month when my face goes crazy (PMS) and I really need to cover the big red dots on my face. I find this product very useful during those days. Vitamin A and E provide enough moisture for the skin and doesn’t over cake your face.
10. Balea – Joyful Summer Set ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
This set includes shower gel, body lotion and body spray. It’s my new must have travel set with perfect scent (Grapefruit and Jasmin). The scent is really summer-ish and I was actually getting this set for my friend’s birthday, but ended up buying one for myself too, because it is really light and smells like heaven.