Lovin’ Lately: June

june favoritesBronze and shimmer, shimmer and bronze- this pretty much summarizes everything beauty-related that I’ve been loving recently.

Because I have to stay away from the sun, my collection of self-tanners and body bronzers has grown significantly over the last couple of weeks. Out of everything that I’ve tried so far, Body Per-fekt Matte Body Perfection Gel has to be my favorite. I already wrote a review with before and after pictures (you can find it right here if you missed it) and what I really love about this gel is not only how it makes my skin look, but how soft and smooth it feels to touch. It’s formulated with ceramides and shea butter and the Smart Color Technology creates a color that looks great, every single time. This is perfect for when you want instant, temporary color without spending any time in the sun or having to wait for your self-tanner to develop.

nuxe dry body oil

NUXE Huile Prodigieuse OR Multi-Purpose Dry Oil is another summer must-have for me. It feels so incredibly luxurious once applied to skin- it leaves it feeling soft, smooth, nourished and illuminated. It has a very delicate scent and I love that glow and shimmer that it leaves behind. The directions say that it can also be used on your face but I think that I might just a bit too shimmery for that.

Speaking of shimmer, I once again dug out my original NAKED palette and fell in love with it all over again. All those gorgeous shimmery bronze colors are perfect for the summer. Some of my favorites are Half Baked, Side Car, Smog and Sin.

I noticed that it’s been a while since I bought new nail polish and that’s because I’ve been rotating between two colors lately: Revlon’s “Sure Thing” and Essie’s “Tuck it in My Tux”. I just can’t help it, but I absolutely love white and creamy nail colors at the moment. Both were featured on the blog in the past.

ssie Tuck it In my Tux swatch

Essie “Tuck it in My Tux”

Revlon sure thing swatch and review

Revlon “Sure Thing”

Two bronzers that I’ve been reaching for lately are Chanel’s Soleil  Tan De Chanel Bronzing Makeup Base and Milani’s Baked Bronzer in “Glow.” Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel Bronzing Base has a really fun gel-to-cream formula that allows it to blend perfectly into the skin and give a healthy glow. “Glow” Bronzer by Milani has been my favorite for a while, especially because of how natural it looks on me. I’ve also used it as an eyeshadow and a body bronzer on occasion.

Few weeks a go I wrote about the amazing No. 7 Skin Cleansing Balm that I found at Target. Around the same time I also finally decided to buy Clinique’s Take The Day Off cleansing balm, but I didn’t start using it until recently. I’ve heard nothing but great things about this balm and have to admit that it is indeed, worth the hype. It’s great at removing makeup, I love that it’s fragrance-free and non-irritating. I think that both No. 7 Cleansing Balm and Clinique’s Take the Day Off are very similar, although No. 7 Cleansing Balm had a more of a liquid-cream formula that left my skin feeling moisturized. Take the Day Off doesn’t feel as nourishing on my skin, but it might be a bit better at dissolving makeup.

Last, but not least is Clarins Body Lift Cellulite Control gel. When it comes to skin-firming products, Clarins has always been my favorite brand. Their products are the only ones that give any kind of results. I’m not quite sure that this gel will really help with cellulite (I don’t think any “product” can do that) , but it does wonders when it comes to firming and refining skin. This leaves the skin feeling very firm, tight and smooth and the results get better with each use.


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    Emma Louise
    July 3, 2015 at 11:10 am

    Some lovely picks this month! x

    Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave

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    Cherie Tang
    July 3, 2015 at 11:57 am

    The Essie ‘Tuck It In My Tux’ looks so flattering! I want to try the No.7 cleansing balm and see how it compares to my Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish :)

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    July 3, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    I am loving both nail colors – so pretty and chic! I too often forget about my Naked palatte and whenever I pull it out I remember how much I love it!


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    Dagmara Klich
    July 3, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    I think I need that Essie shade, I don’t have anything quite like it in my collection, it looks so chic! Even though I have tons of palettes I didn’t have any Naked palettes, until today, I finally caved in and bought the original one and can’t wait to start using it :) x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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    Kat Whimsy
    July 4, 2015 at 1:08 am

    I love the look of white nails for Summer! I just wish it wasn’t such a pain in the butt to apply!


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    July 4, 2015 at 10:53 am

    I always find that makeup removers are either really nourishing or really cleansing – it’s hard to find one that’s the perfect mix of both! That Milani bronzer looks beautiful as well!

    Nabihah |

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    July 5, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    I’ve heard an awsome things about Milani baked bronzers and blushes! Though i’ve never tried one. But this particular bronzer looks gorgeous!!

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    Jasmine Talks Beauty
    July 5, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    I love the Naked palette for Summer, such great gold/bronze shades :) I really want to try Milani bronzers as I love the blush I have. A shimmery body oil is a gorgeous thing to have for summer too xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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    Bridget L
    July 5, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    Great selection! I just love the naked palettes, they are the most gorgeous eyeshadow colours ever! xx

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    July 6, 2015 at 11:46 pm

    white nail polish is always good idea!

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