July Beauty Favourites

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Yes, it's time for you guys' favourite segment of all: my monthly beauty favourites! (woop woop!) I've been testing and trying out a lot of new goodies this month and I'm absolutely buzzing (a little bit Geordie there) to share my picks with you!


Nude & Noir Multi-Use Cream Face Palette (Bijou)*- £36.00
Ever since I started venturing into the world of cream contouring, I've been really loving cream face products and this multi-use face palette just has it all.

I have the shade 'Bijou' (lovely name), containing three shimmers, which are ideal for highlighting and one pinky blush/lip colour. 


From top to bottom: Diamond, Amber, Obsidian, Jasper
As you can see from the swatches, these are absolutely stunning and give a really natural finish, which I'm obsessed with. I'm also incredibly impressed with the range of highlighters you're getting, as they cater for pretty much any and every skintone - I use shades 'Amber' and 'Obsidian' on my cheekbones and nose, 'Diamond' for that pop in the inner corner and 'Jasper' on my lips only (I'm not a huge blush wearer as it almost NEVER shows up on my skin - the struggle...) 

In terms of formula, due to the coconut oil, these can appear to be quite stiff (especially if stored in a cold environment), however, you'll discover that beautiful soft texture as soon as you warm up the pan with your fingers, so that's no problem at all. 



I got this beauty from Glow Organic, a cosmetics website specialising in completely natural and organic beauty products which, as you guys know, is something I'm 100% in support of. So, please go and check out their website - there's a plethora of wonderful, natural products to be discovered!



Dollbaby London Platinum Range Double Quad Stacked 3D Mink Eyelashes (Seductress)* - £13.50
Gosh, that was a mouthful! But, let me tell you, it was totally worth it as this pair of lashes is one of a kind. They're dramatic, long and feathery, which is the perfect combination to accompany and bold eye makeup look. 

The quality of these lashes is amazing - you can definitely get several uses out of these, as they're not flimsy at all. The individual lashes are so delicate and I'm also in love with the fact that they're 100% handmade and cruelty free - they tick all of the boxes for me! And, speaking of boxes, they come with a very sturdy, luxurious box to keep those lashes safe and stored in style!



Of course, on a day to day basis, these wouldn't be suitable (imagine casually popping to the corner shop with stacked lashes on) however, I recently went to a music festival in my local area and got heaps of compliments sporting these babies.



So if you're interested in purchasing these or any of Dollbaby London's other stunning pairs, you can get a whopping 10% discount using my code 'marina10' - they're, for sure, worth the purchase. 



Eyeko Lash Alert Mascara* - £19.00
Now, this is going to be a rather short one, as I recently featured it in my Eyeko brand focus post, but I simply couldn't help slipping it into my favourites; it deserves to be here.

I've been using this 24/7 for the last couple of months and I'm obsessed with the length and curl it gives my lashes at the same time as adding volume and DRAMA. And, with the addition of caffeine, it really does give you that awake look - in other words, you appear rather energized although, in reality, you probably feel like a walking zombie.



Lisa Blur Ultra Satin Lipstick (Eaux)* - £11.00
And last, but certainly not least, for the makeup portion of this post is this stunning metallic lippie from Lisa Blur London.

I have to admit though, this is quite possibly the FIRST metallic lipstick that I've actually fallen in love with, as they have a major tendency to make one appear slightly extra-terrestrial looking. However, that's definitely not the case with this true copper bronze shade.



As well as not being overly glittery and 'in your face', it's very universal and would look stunning against a variety of skin tones, which, of course, I'm incredibly impressed by. And, with it's ultra satin finish and vitamin E complex, it glides on beautifully with no struggle at all. 

Overall, I would totally recommend this lipstick on the grounds that it's smooth, highly pigmented and so comfortable to wear throughout the day. You'll never have a dry lip day with this - trust me!



Balm Balm Little Miracle Rosehip Serum (10ml)* - £8.00
I'm so glad that they named this product 'Little miracle' because I'm 100% in agreement with that - this serum has been my lifeline for the last while, repairing and nourishing my skin with it's essential oils. 

I love to apply this before my moisturiser and let the rosehip, jojoba and borage oils work their magic, feeding my skin and allowing it to breathe. Honestly, it really has rejuvenated my complexion, making it appear a lot less dull, so thank you Balm Balm

I don't want to talk too much about them though, as there'll be a post coming up soon on that! (shhh, top secret!) They are fast becoming one of my ultimate favourite skincare brands, and I can't wait to talk to you guys about my collection of Balm Balm products and why I love them so much.



Kiss The Moon After Dark Face Oils (Love, Glow & Calm)* - £12.00
Speaking of rejuvenating skin, these oils have also had a lot to do with why I've been looking so glowy lately. These precious 'After Dark' Face Oils work so quickly overnight, leaving you with soft, plump skin in the morning! 

'Love' contains rose and rosehip oil (in order to encourage skin renewal), 'Glow' contains orange and wheatgerm oil (to provide nourishment for dry/dehydrated skin) and 'Calm' contains jasmine and white tea seed (to help settle unbalanced, stressed out skin).

To top all of that off, as you can probably imagine, these smell absolutely heavenly (aromatherapy goals SHOOK), so I strongly suggest investing in at least one - a little goes a long way, so it'll last a decent amount of time before needing to be repurchased.

On another note, I've also been trying out their After Dark Face Polish* and Night Cream For Hands* - I couldn't be more in love! So, don't hesitate to check out Kiss The Moon's natural product range.



Eclado Cell Memory Cream (30g) - £44
After receiving my recent order from W2 Beauty (post to come...), I noticed that, among the many other samples included within the package (K Beauty websites are so generous guys!) that I had a SUPER deluxe sample of this wonderful cell memory cream, formulated to improve the appearance and texture of the skin.

Well, in my experience with the product, it does exactly that, which is why I'm, as we speak, in the process of purchasing a full sized version - my skin has never looked or felt better. Even the day after my first application, I noticed a huge difference in the amount of texture I had and the size of my pores, which is always fantastic to see.

So why stop something amazing just because my sample pack is empty? This stuff is the real deal; I'm so intrigued as to what it can do for my skin if I use it on more of a long term basis, which is exactly why it's worth testing out. 




Thank you so much for reading my THIRD monthly favourites post and I hope this one was just as enjoyable as my other two - I know you guys love reading these, so I'm going to keep them coming!

Has any of these products caught your eye? What have your favourites been for the month of July?

Pop your responses in the comments section below, along with any other comments/questions/feedback you may have for me! And, before you carry on with the rest of your day, don't forget to follow this blog for more juicy content EVERY WEEK!

Until next time,
Marina Rosie x 

50 comments:

  1. It's really an interesting post with so many natural products. All the brands are new to me. I wish to try that face pallette as it contains coconut oil. Those face oils after dark are must try too.

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    1. Thank you so much for reading Shreemayee! x Yes, I really am an advocate for natural products that are good quality at the same time! x Nude and Noir did an AMAZING job with that multi use face palette - it's stunning! x And you're right with the face oils - they've been keeping my skin so glowy of late!
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  2. OMG thank you so much for this blog post! I'm a makeup junkie and love seeing new products and colors out there. Very inspiring for my Fall makeup kit :D

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    1. Awe no, thank you for reading and enjoying! That's exactly what these are here for! xx Yess, the lipstick would be fab for fall, as it's such a rusty bronze shade! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  3. So many products. wow. 'After Dark' Face Oils sounds interesting. Its like you apply it during night and get up as a beautiful queen....

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    1. Haha, that's certainly a wonderful way to interpret the after dark face oils! They're amazing! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  4. Great picks! I love the look of those lashes, and the lipstick look like such a nice colour too!xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

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    1. Thanks so much hannah! Yess, I love a bit of drama now and then with a big pair of lashes, and 'seductress' lashes are perfect! I, too, am in love with that metallic! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  5. All these products look amazing! The rosehip serum especially looks interesting - I'd love to try that since I've been really into skincare.

    Stacey, thebambieyes.com

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    1. They're all fab Stacey! xx Yass, skincare queen - I love a good rosehip product, as rosehip has so many benefits for your skin! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  6. These products seems amazingly beautiful. Specially the serum and lip shade looks fantastic. Superb review.

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    1. Awe, so happy you liked it hun! xx There are some beautiful products in my favourites this months - I love the serum and lippie too! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  7. Those lashes look amazing, I might have to buy a pair for myself too ;)
    Lots of Love,
    B ♡

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    1. They're seriously stunning hun - totally recommend! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  8. After dark skin oil sounds really intresting..... Wats it abt......? Wat r it's benefits...

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    1. The after dark face oils are absolutely fab and their benefits include nourishment for the skin, repair for broken skin and moisturisation! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  9. Great choice. I love the collection.

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    1. Thanks very much, so glad you're into my choices! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  10. Okay I anything with coconut oil so I'm 100% ready to try that face pallete. I've been looking for some new stuff to try out and this post was a great help! Thank you!!

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    1. Thank you so much for reading Khadeeja! x Yes, the face palette is not only stunning, but the ingredients list is very pleasing too! x So glad I could help! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  11. I've only heard of the eyeko product, might have to give it a go :) thanks for sharing!

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    1. Definitely do - it really makes your eyes look big and awake! xx Top mascara! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  12. I really like your review. I didn't even know half of these brands. Nice to know about glow organic. Do they have a contour palette like this one?

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    1. So glad you enjoyed it Hira and that you discovered some new brands! xx Glow Organic are actually suppliers of makeup, so they don't have their own brand but yes, I bet they do stock some natural contouring products over there, so do go and check them out! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  13. the falsies are my favorites because they are just so beautiful!xxx i also like the lipstick and face palette and im going to go to glow organics website now xx Ell xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for reading as usual Ellie! Dollbaby London lashes are some of the most stunning I've ever really come across - they're such good quality! The metallic from Lisa Blur has been rocking my world, as has the face palette! Oh yes, please do go over and visit Glow Organics - Mel has some fabulous natural products on there! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  14. Hi there ! Im so glad I've came across your beautiful blog and this article ! I didn't knew any of the brands you listed above as your favorite so I am really glad I got to discover some amazing new products !!! xx
    Diane
    #TheClassyTime

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    1. You've made my day with that comment Diane - how lovely of you, I'm absolutely flattered gorgeous! xx So glad you could discover some new products and my blog! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  15. Is there a way to get any of these product in the U.S. They are so fab I love the lashes.

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    1. Yes, 100% Kristal you can! xx Most of the sites are either ship worldwide or possess a separate US site so you can definitely get hold of some goodies! xx Ah, you chose well, the lashes are some personal faves - I absolutely adore them to add a bit of drama to a look! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  16. I feel like bloggers sometimes either over do their photos or don't take photos that are well lit enough. But you, I feel are at that perfect medium! And I freaking LOVE kbeauty as well. If your into sheet masks, you should totally check out masksheets.com!
    -Noelle

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    1. Awe thank you so much! xx I want you to be able to see the product, but at the same time, I don't want to blind you guys so I do try to find a good place between the two! xx Yasss, thanks SO much for your recommendation gorge - I will 100% check out the site, because I'm a huge fan of K beauty and Sheet masks! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  17. Hi there!! Love this post! Ok question. I used to use Eyeko mascara and it was a tubing mascara (I forgot all about it till I read this post). Is this eyeko mascara tubing as well? I'll go read your full eyeko post but just curious about this one. Thanks for great info! I think it's so important too to know about coconut oil and warmth...people might think something is bad when it's really just cold. Great to know! XO!! ��Penn.smith.skincare ������

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    1. Hey there gorgeous, thanks so much for stopping by! xx I don't think this particular one is a tubing, however it's still absolutely wonderful and water resistant - it doesn't budge unless you force it to! xx If you would like more info, of course, you can check out my Eyeko post, that would be lovely! xx And, regarding the coconut oil, it's absolutely vital to mention something like that because there are some that'll instantly dislike the texture and pigmentation of something just because it's cold! xx Thank you so much for you comments and questions, always happy to answer gorge! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  18. Thanks for your discount code on those stunning eyelashes! Also, I adore the shades Amber' and 'Obsidian' from the Nude and Noir palette)yes, the struggles on making highlighting or contouring makeup visible😲😝). Question though.... Are those After Dark' Face Oils a moisturiser for your face at night or...is it kind of a face nourishment product? Great favorites post!😆

    #sweetreats xxx www.bakingboutiquebirds.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Hey beaut, you're so welcome - the lashes are absolutely gorgeous and an even more tempting purchase at 10% off! xx Yess, 'Amber' and 'Obsidian' are STUNNING highlight shades on dark skin - I see you share my struggle haha! xx The after dark face oils are just like a serum really - apply them as a separate stage of your skincare routine before your moisturiser, making sure to really massage them in! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  19. A great lineup of July favourites. I am loving those gorgeous lashes!

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    1. Thank you gorge! Yass, they are absolutely stunning! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  20. That balm balm oil looks really good. I really love that its organic as well :) Its all about those natural, Eco friendly and organic products. this stuff looks great will check it all out :D great read by the way.

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    1. Thank you so much Lloyd! x Yess, the rosehip oil is fabulous - love a bit of that natural goodness for my skin! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  21. Wow those falsies look so lush and incredible! I'm also really loving the sound of the After Dark Face Oils, especially the calm one. I love anything that promises to soothe the skin, haha. Thank you for sharing these wonderful products!

    Jenny | Geeky Posh

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    1. Yess, they are 100% my favourites darl! xx Me too - soothing is so important for the skin! xx Thanks so much for coming back Jenny! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  22. Everything in your favourites this month sounds so good. I've not heard of Nude & Noir before but oh my goodness do I need that palette!

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    1. Thanks so much Helen! xx I know right - I hadn't heard of them either but it's such a stunning face palette! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  23. That face palette is so beautiful. I love it. The lipstick is also wonderful!!

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    1. Absolutely - two of my favourites within this collection! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  24. It is really an amazing product.It is all natural and organic. All products are new to me. I wish to try the Kiss the Moon after Dark face oils.

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    1. It's nice to be able to introduce you to some new and natural goodies! xx I love the after dark face oils - they're fabulous and really soothing! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  25. I love the sound of that lip balm. Rose hip is such a great essential oil. I bet it's a little miracle worker.

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    1. Lip products are always amazing Tonya! xx And yes, rosehip is such an amazing ingredient for skincare! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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