June Edit: 5 Must-try Beauty Products
And so, we are officially halfway through the year. *Cue panic attack*
But as such, I thought I’d do a June Edit of the 5-to-try products I’ve been writing modern love letters (aka IG posts) to this month. This is because:
a) I love them so much
b) I desperately want you to try them so that you too can feel fabulous and love them so much
Some products are new, some are old, some are new-ish (very different to new), but all are products I love using so much that I nearly wet myself with excitement (just me? OK). And everyone knows what you should do when you find a product you love: talk about it non-stop on your Instagram until you’ve convinced all your friends to buy it – duh!
If you caught my Insta Live on Thursday, these are the products I was yapping about. If you didn’t, you’re in for a treat (also: WATCH MY LIVES. I make fun of myself and say weird things while showing you great products, you laugh and think I'm a fool – it's win, win).
So without further ado, here is the 5-to-try June Edit ‒ the products I bought, tried, used, loved and now insist you try:
1. MAYBELLINE INSTANT AGE REWIND
Yes, I’m still banging on about this concealer. Everyone who has tried or bought it as a result of my nagging has LOVED it. I’m telling you, it’s brilliant and affordable. (There is no better combo than brilliant AND affordable.)
Give yourself a W this weekend, and pick up this $18.97 tube of magic.
2. FRESH BEAUTY ROSE FACE MASK
If you caught my winter skincare blog post, you’ll know I’m all about the hydration RN. This hydrating beauty mask is so refreshing! So revitalising! So rejuvenating! Basically, every fresh-based synonym you can think of, this mask is it. It'll trick your skin into thinking it's spring (my best skin is always best in spring, but please pick the season that suits you). It’s perfect for winter when your dry skin needs all the dang hydration it can get.
P.S. I’m still plugging away at a very exciting 5-to-try face mask post – stay tuned!
3. FRANK BODY EXPRESS-O COFFEE SCRUB
As you might know, I have a serious crush on Frank. I just feel like he gets me, you know? Plus he's had a real impact on me: happy, healthy skin. What more could you ask for from a man?
This Express-o Scrub has to be one of the yummiest things you’ve ever put on your body. (Even if you’re into the whole whipped cream and strawberries thing.) It smells delicious, uses natural ingredients, is made in Australia and exfoliates your skin leaving you as smooth as a baby’s bottom. Oh, and it’s cute.
Honestly, it's heaven in a scrub.
4. ANGLED EYELINER BRUSH
I've had my Rae Morris angled brush for years, but have recently fallen back in love with it. I use the Bobbi Brown gel eyeliner and I started using the brush they provided – that was a mistake. While the Bobbi Brown brush is good, it still leaves a lot of room for error. These angled bad boys do not.
My Rae Morris brush doesn't seem to be available anymore, but if you click the button below it will take you to the MECCA range. The cheapest I could find was $37 (pictured below), so it is an investment for one brush. You could always find a more 'cost effective' one at Priceline, try it, and if you think it's worth it, invest in a higher end one. Once you try it you'll get a sense of how foolproof an angled brush is.
Remember: thin and angled. (Kind of like a Victoria's Secret model in brush form.)
This has been a re-discovery for me this month (very Discovery Channel-esque) and I'm just wondering why I ever stopped using it. (Likely because I'm a fool.)
5. PUREOLOGY HYDRATE CONDITIONER
This was recommended to me by my hairdresser as I’m currently growing my hair, but I have to dye it regularly because I’m #grey. Dying it regularly, combined with spending a lot of time in saltwater (good for the soul, not so much the hair) means I often have dried-out hair, particularly at the ends.
This conditioner hydrates (there’s that word again!) your hair, leaving it feeling smooth and healthy. It also smells like peppermint which for some reason has a very calming effect on me. It’s made with vegan ingredients and the bottle is made from 100% recyclable materials – they’re doing their bit for the planet, guys.
It is a little on the exxy end, which is why I’ve only invested in the conditioner for now. But as I’m seeing and feeling a difference in my hair, there’s a good chance I’m going to fork out for the shampoo too.
If you find your hair is dry and brittle or if you colour your hair regularly, try this conditioner. (Then call me to tell me how wonderful it is, how I’m so right and such a genius. Aw, thanks boo! You too.)