I haven't actually finished a huge number of products in June (only seven, in fact!), but the ones I did use up have been a bit of a mixed bag...
Might Repurchase: Beauty Kitchen Inspire Me Brightening & Toning Body Soufflé | I really like the Beauty Kitchen range and the Inspire Me products smell gorgeous. This hydrates nicely, although I'm not sure about the brightening and toning claims. I have a lot of body butters and similar products to use up before I even consider repurchasing this! // Boots Botanics Shine Away Invigorating Face Scrub | I'm falling out of love with physical exfoliants, in favour of chemical products which achieve similar effects without damaging my skin (or the environment, in the case of microbeads!). This was an okay scrub but nothing amazing, and it didn't seem to keep my skin any less shiny as it claimed, though I did only use it once or twice a week. // Elie Saab Le Parfum Eau De Parfum | A sample vial from my Latest in Beauty Build Your Own Box*, this was quite a grown-up fragrance by my standards, but I really enjoyed its notes of orange blossom and jasmine.
Won't Repurchase: REN Vita Mineral Active 7 Eye Gel | I wasn't wowed by this at all (I do often seem to be underwhelmed by REN products, somehow) and didn't really find it to do anything much for my eye area; I'm only really looking for hydration as I don't have any major lines yet, but this fell short for me. The gel texture was nice but that's not really enough!
• Run at least once per week. I decided not to push my luck on this one after injuring my ankle pretty badly in mid-May (it's still quite stiff, six weeks later!) and didn't run until the middle of June, but I have run at least once a week since then, so I half-succeeded?! I did quite a long run this week (well, 4.5 miles!) and although I walked a fair bit of it, I was really proud of myself and I'm looking to build on that into July.
How gorgeous is the Jaclyn Hill x BECCA collaboration!? I was so disappointed by the eye palette being withdrawn and all the fuss around it, as it looks beautiful - but either way Kristina's photos of the products are just stunning.
affordable dupes for cult skincare products, sharing her thoughts on a number of alternatives and whether she'd make the switch! I love posts like this as I'm all about dupes and saving pennies where I can. As an aside - Jasmine's photos are always so gorgeous, I have such bad photo envy whenever I read her posts!
Here on The Indigo Hours, meanwhile, my favourite posts this month include my review of Benefit's Goof Proof Brow Pencil (which you can still pick up for free with Elle magazine for a few more days!), the products in my Summer Skincare Routine, and the products in my Latest In Beauty Build-Your-Own Beauty Box! Do pop on over and check them out if you missed them, I'd love to hear your thoughts.June In Summary
It's been a fairly busy month, what with my interview and all the following paperwork for leaving my existing jobs and getting started with the new one... I don't really speak a lot about politics here on my blog but I don't feel I can not mention the EU Referendum - I was so upset with the outcome and still am, I am honestly really worried about how things are going to go from here. Aside from that though I've had quite a good June.
How has your month been? Have you achieved any of your goals? I'd love to hear what you've been loving in June!
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