Monday, July 8, 2013

June Favorites.

Apparently I must be the last person to post my monthly favorites this time, I'm sorry I know, I've been so lazy the past few days, it must be the summer's heat.
I'm so happy that this time in my monthly favorites post I can show you some new stuff that I've been really enjoying using these past few weeks!
Revlon Nearly Naked foundation + powder
I got these two a little over a month ago when I was in London, and I've been loving them since. The foundation is very lightweight, with sheer to medium coverage, which i think it's perfect for summertime. It can be a little oily sometimes, especially now that it's summer and here in Greece it's super hot, it gets oily mostly around my nose and chin, but I always blot with a powder or blotting papers. I'm pretty sure a primer would help but I don't own any primers right now, it's something I really want to invest to in the near future. The powder really compliments the foundation, it gives a really beautiful dewy look, I love that it makes my cheeks look flawless. The best part is that the powder is a little darker than the foundation and more beige toned, which neutralizes the yellow shade of the foundation.

Benefit Hello Flawless powder
Last summer this powder foundation was the only thing I was using the whole time, and as you can see I'm almost done, but I got a back up last fall while it was on sale. Now whenever it's super hot and I can't stand anything on my face, I skip the Revlon Nearly Naked foundation and I only wear this with some concealer underneath. It provides amazing coverage, it's super easy to use, I apply it with ELF's Powder Brush, which is a flat top kabuki brush but not with synthetic hair, this powder doesn't apply well when you do it with a synthetic brush. I only wish I had the next-darker shade, just because I find this shade to be a little too light and yellow for me right now, this one is in the shade Champagne.

Benefit Dallas
Dallas is a versalite face powder, it can be used  as a bronzer and as a blush. Right now I've been using it as a bronzer, it's not my favorite bronzer but it looks good, I really like the soft texture it has. I prefer my bronzers to have strong brown undertones, they look better with my skintone, Dallas has more of a plum-rose undertone, and that's what makes it good as a bronzer and as a blush too.

Benefit Coralista
I got Coralista in a mini size as a part of the Go TropiCoral make up set last summer, and I haven't used it that much, just because it's too sheer, for some weird reason Coralista doesn't show up on my cheeks at all, and I'm only a NC25. But I tried to layer it on top of other peachy blushes and it works really good, it adds a very beautiful peachy sheen to them, so that's why I have been using it as a subtle highlighter. Plus it has an amazing smell, very fruity, like mangoes.

Artdeco Blusher in #05
A true peachy blush in summer for me it's an essential! One of the best peachy blushes I've tried is Artdeco's 05, it has an orange-peachy shade with matte texture and it costs only 7 euros, what more could I ask? I don't know if it's in their permanent line because I got it last summer with their summer collection, but if you can find it, grab it!

Here are swatches for all three products:
from left to right: Benefit Dallas, Artdeco #05, Benefit Coralista

Benefit Coralista Ultra Plush lipgloss
I have the mini size of this lipgloss, I also got this in the Go TropiCoral make up set. For almost a year I rarely wear lipglosses, I like glossy balms, glossy lipsticks but, not so much. But this one is just perfect, it's like a balm, super smooth on the lips and not sticky at all. I love using it under bright lipsticks to make them look more sheer, the shade is a very sheer coral one. I'm really considering trying more of their Ultra Plush glosses in the future, especially Hoola.

L'oreal Glam Shine Balmy Gloss in 910 Bite The Maracuja
I got this a few weeks ago, and it's already been my HG lip product for this summer. It's an orangey-coral, glossy-balmy lipstick (I hope I didn't confuse you with this description) with some gold glitters. The shade it's perfect for summertime, and it's super easy to use. 
Here are swatches of both:
from left to right: Benefit Coralista, L'oreal Balmy Gloss in 910 Bite The Maracuja

Sunsilk Nourishing Oil Spray with Moroccan, Argan and Almond Oils
This is propably the one product that I enjoyed using the most this month, and I'm still loving it. It's a duo-phase hair oil and conditioner, I'm using it right before I comb my hair as a detangler, and then I do a few more spritzes all over the hair and using it as I do with a hair oil. It makes my hair incredibly soft, and helps with the whole process of blow drying. If it's available to you, because I know Sunsilk is not available in many countries, please try it!

Non Beauty Favorites

Even though Awkward is a teen TV series, for some weird reason (as if I don't watch Teen Wolf already) I was hooked on this show. I started watching at the beginning of June, and within 2 weeks I watched all 3 seasons. I really like it, it's funny and I think it's a really good choice for the summer. But now I have to wait until next summer for the fourth season.

And for my music choice this month, I've been loving Rihanna's Unapologetic album. I know this album was out in November, but I just started listening it to it, and I'm so hooked, propably my HG album for this year, along with Justin Timberlake's the 20/20 Experience. My favorites songs are: Loveeeeeee Song , Nobody's Business, Get It Over With and Jump.

So these were my beauty and non beauty favorites for June. What were your favorites? Beauty and non beauty related. I wanna know!


  1. Τέλεια Σοφία,όπως πάντα!!
    Καλά ,και νόμιζα πως είμαι η μόνη που βλέπει akward!Μας αφήσαν και σε καλό σημείο! Αυτή outsider ,outsider αλλά δεν τη βλέπω να πτοείται!!

    1. Ευτυχως το βλεπει κ καποιος αλλος, δεν νοιωθω τοσο μονη χαχαχα! Ναι ναι, μακαρι να ειμασταν ετσι ολοι οι outsider στο λυκειο :)

  2. Τέλεια προϊόντα και υπέροχο review!

    FashionEvELand | FEEL

  3. Το προϊόν της Sunsilk θέλω πολύ να το δοκιμάσω..

  4. πολύ ωραία φαίνονται μόνο την πούδρα της Revlon έχω και συμφωνώ, αλλά δε θα μπω και σε άλλους πειρασμούς χαχα

  5. θελω να δοκιμασω το sunsilk!φαινονται τελεια!

    1. Ειναι πολυ καλο, δεν εχω ξανανοιωσει τα μαλλια μου πιο μαλακα!

  6. Dallas looks like a really nice bronzer :)

    Water Painted Dreams

    1. It does, not many people know that Dallas can be used as a bronzer, Hoola is the most popular one.

  7. polu omorfa ta agapimena sou!!!!!!!
    ta revlon (make up kai powder) prepei na einai teleia!gia na doume,tha ta dokimasw??? :) :)

  8. I love the Artdeco blush. It's been one of my favs too. :)

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  9. i can see why these are your favs theres a lot of gerat products there, i really like the look of teh dallas by benefit, i might have to give it a whirl.

    great post hunny


  10. Εντάξει, όλα μοναδικά! Τέλεια προϊόντα!