July Favorites

IMG_3456Well hello there, unexpected Sunday night surprise post! How is it already August? Watching fireworks on New Year’s Eve seems like just a week ago! Anyway, this is probably the introduction you’ll read on any Favorites post but you gotta go with the grain, no? So here we have it: the roundup of my most loved products this month! Most of them should not come as a surprise as they’ve made their fair share of appearance on here.

First up we have the Clarins Lip Perfector which has been in use non-stop ever since I got it. It’s the most gorgeous texture, not sticky at all and gives just the slightest amount of color. I’ll probably pick up a few other shades, one for each bag kinda thing.

For my skin care I’ve been switching things up a bit since my last post. In the mornings I opted for the Kiehls Ultra Light Daily UV Defense to provide my skin with the protection that it needs for the warmer months. As for my nighttime regimen I mentioned before that my forehead was quite dry and flaky so I was opting for something that was providing a bit more moisture and exfoliation. I read up on chemical exfoliators that worked under AHA and BHA’s (Paula’s Choice has a great explanation over here) and thought I’d give them a go so I went ahead and purchased the Avène Cleanance K Cream-Gel . Let me tell you: this combination has been working wonders! My face feels moisturized all day long and no more dry patches. Absolute recommendation here!! (So many exclamations marks!!!!!)

After never really paying attention to brown mascaras it was all that I put on my lashes this last month. The Maybelline Colossal Volume Express does a good job at adding volume, separating the lashes and coating them nicely. It looks so natural and no matter how much you cake on: it doesn’t ever look too much!

As for daily coverage I’ve been grabbing my Dior Diorskin Nude in the shade 002 – Fair most days. A little bit goes a long way and evens the skin out ever so slightly. I do have do go in with a concealer afterwards but I’d rather do that than put a heavy layer of make-up on.

I always have a tube of the L’Occitane Karité Hand Cream in my handbag and cannot say enough good things about it. It’s lightweight yet takes great care of my dry cuticles and hands. I’m pretty sure I’m the only one having dry hands during summer?! The scent is so lovely and clean, an absolute staple!

My favorite summer scent (actually… I’ve been wearing it since march as I couldn’t wait) is Eau des Merveilles by Hermès. It has lovely warm amber tones but is also quite flowery. I know this isn’t the most accurate or picture-drawing description but to me it smells really sophisticated. What a posh beautiful lady would wear. AKA the opposite of me. AKA sure I’ll pretend like I’m Grace Kelly or something! No big deal.


So these are my favorite picks of the month, I’m curious: what has been your most loved product all month? Let me know! Also: extra points if you count the amount of exclamation marks I’ve used throughout this post.


11 thoughts on “July Favorites

  1. I use Maybelline The Colossal in black, I really like it – it’s a pretty basic mascara but it’s never clumpy which is one of the big things for me.


  2. Great post, I love having a cheeky peek at everyone’s monthly beauty favourites! The perfume is beauttt! I’d love it if you’d have a glance at my blog – Emma x


  3. I also feel like I put too many exclamation marks when I talk about things I love, ahah! Glad I’m not the only one 🙂 Love your favourites, the highlight of my summer so far has been Benefit Big Easy… I can’t get enough of it! xx



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  5. Hi Maja! Happened to come by through another blog. Nice blog! I’m wondering… Is the Kiehls Ultra Light Daily UV Defense is really light? Do you think it’s suitable for oily skin? 🙂


    • Hey! Glad you like it 🙂 I find it quite moisturizing but it also sinks in quite fast. For my normal to dry combination skin it’s pretty perfect I would say but I’m pretty sure it’s a universally good product for any skin type. I don’t think it enhances oil production, but maybe ask for a sample at a counter? Thank you for reading 🙂 X

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