July’s Haul

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Hello Everybody!!!!

This month I behaved really well and most of the thing I bought were products I needed. I made couple of online purchases to Justmylookand Lookfantastic and I got some products in drugstore. I have other products from Aliexpress but I ordered couple of months back and I got only now. I am still waiting for some Aliexpress products that I hope to receive next month.

 

I am going to start for the order I placed in Lookfantastic. I have been using L’Oreal Paris True Match Foundation for several years and it is one of my favourite foundations. I finished this month with the bottle I had in use and I cannot survive without this foundation. I placed this order to buy a new foundation but I decided to try the concealer from the same collection and the highlighter, why not? I ordered L’Oreal True Match Foundation in the shade I normally use, 3.N and the L’Oreal True Match Concealer in a shade lighter, 2.N. This concealer is as good as the foundation is. I am preparing a review of the foundation that will be soon live.

The L’Oreal True Match Highlighter is amazing also. It comes in three shades, pale blue, white and pink, but it does not look coloured when applied to the skin. It has quite a lot of shimmer but, in spite of that, it gives a natural radiance that I did not expect at all based in the shimmer I could see in the swatches.

I ordered Barry M Staycation Bronzer palette. It is summer time (even if here the North-East of England it looks like winter) and I wanted to increase my bronzers collection. This one comes in two shades, one is matte and the other has some shimmer. I didn’t try yet but I think I will apply first the matte one with a bit of shimmery shade on top.

Finally I ordered also a setting spray as one of mine is almost over and I like to have more than one in my collection. In this case I ordered the NYX Setting Spray. It leaves a long lasting dewy effect. I used once and I like the spray and how it fix my makeup, even when using face mask my makeup did not transfer too much.

 

To continue with the online purchases, I placed other order in Justmylook. I love this shop, as there is no shipping fee, independently of what you buy. I ordered The Ordinary Caffeine Serum that I wanted to try for some time. It is known that caffeine is a very good product to treat your undereye area. It reduces the dark circles and puffiness and I am applying this serum before applying the night eye cream.

Justmylook has an impressive range of The Ordinary products. I want to try few more, as arbutin, glycolic acid and azaleic acid, but they were out of stock when I placed my order. Instead, I ordered The Ordinary Foundation in the shade 2.0 YG. I wanted to check if it is as good as the skincare products. I used twice and what I can say at this moment is that it has a very good coverage and does not leave a dry appearance on my skin. I need to use more, but I like.

 

Then I went to Superdrugs to buy a new St Ives Apricot Scrub. I have a travel size in use now but it is going to be over soon. I like so much that I bought the big size. It has a lovely smell and the apricot kernel particles leave my skin smooth and radiant.

I bought also Olay moisturizing Double Action Day Cream to use instead of my just finished Garnier day cream. I used once and stop using because I got a CeraVe Moisturizing cream to try and review and I am using this last one now. In a couple of weeks, I will have the test over and I will start using the Olay cream, as I also want to review it.

I increased the size of my foundations collection by buying a new foundation, this time Illuminating Touch Foundation from Collection in the shade 3 Warm Beige. I still did not open it, I don’t know ever if the shade is the right one for my skin tone.


Finally, I bought in Superdrugs a Vitamin C Face Mist, retail brand, as it was price reduced. I like to keep one face mist in my bag for when I need, but still I did not use it.

 

I received from Aliexpress in the same pack, two items I ordered in May. One of them are two reusable makeup remover puffs. I am moving from cotton pads to reusable items to clean my face and my skincare routine. It is crazy how many cotton pads we can use in a month. I have a reusable pad quite big, 10 cm diameter, which I like and use a lot. I wanted few more like this but I bought the same in the smaller size by mistake. I am going to make good use of them anyway.

To finish with my July’s Haul, I will show you the Konjac Sponge I got in the same Aliexpress pack. They are becoming very popular nowadays and I need to give a try. When dry, it is hard and not at all soft, but still I didn’t wet it.

 

That is all for this month. If you want me to review something let me know in the comments. And tell me what did you buy in July.

See you soon.

I love beauty and skincare, try new products, and share my opinion with you. All my knowledge comes from years of experience and reading articles. I have dry skin, Fitzpatrick type IV, warm undertone, and my main concern is hyperpigmentation. Keep in mind that what works for me may not work for you. We are all different and products can have different results on your skin. Want to talk? Email me at contact@irenebeautyandmore.com

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