01 August 2012

July Favourites from NUXE, MAC, Creme De La Mer, L'Occitane and Chanel


I was a bit worried when I started these monthly favourites posts (check out the others here  and here). What if nothing stood out or impressed me in any given month? What if I didn’t try anything new, or rediscover any old favourites? Well, all I can say to that is, HA! With the amount of love in my heart for toiletries, make up, hair care and all things beauty, I can’t see that happening anytime soon. So without further ado, let me introduce the five stand-out products of July…

ONE: First up, I was sent this limited edition bottle of NUXE Huile Prodigieuse to commemorate its 20th anniversary. I love a good dry oil and this is one of the best - I wrote about its multi-purpose ways and divine scent here.

TWO: I was given this pot of Creme De La Mer moisturising gel cream when I met with the brand a few months back - read how I got on here. I squirrelled it away for the summer as I like to switch from creams to lighter gel formulas in the heat. At €125 for 30 mls this is easily the most expensive skincare I have used and I have really enjoyed the experience. It's lovely and light but still provides enough moisture for my combo to oily skin. I may cry when I reach the end of the tub.


THREE: Ah, L’Occitane Verbena Sorbet, you are my scent of the summer. Sparkling, refreshing and delicious, with notes of lemon, lime, grapefruit and mint… if you like citrus, you’re gonna love this. No, you can’t have a wee spritz of mine. Back off, pal. I said BACK OFF!
FOUR: Chanel Le Vernis in Frenzy, you are so beautiful to me. You are delicate and feminine yet mysterious, with your grayed out lavender ways. And you lasted FOREVER on my nails – a whole week, without any tipwear. (Check it out here and here.)  I have had to force myself to wear my other new summery nail colours and to hide you away until autumn is nigh. But I’ll visit you, kitten. I may even bring you flowers.
FIVE: My first MAC Mineralize blush, this was part of the recent Heavenly Creature collection and trust me, the name don't lie. Solar Ray is heavenly indeed, with its pretty peach and gold swirls that blend beautifully on the skin for the prettiest, most luminous flush.

What’s been rocking your socks this past month?

13 comments:

Art Donatella said...

Oooh, must have a sniff of the L'Occitane perfume, sounds right up my street! I don't own ANYTHING from L'Occitane, go figure! xx

Adele said...

I've got my eye on that Chanel nail polish!!
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CeeCee said...

I'll have one of everything please! I am mad to get my hands on that Chanel polish, looks beautiful!x

Sara said...

Wow really impressed that you got so long wear out of The Chanel polish. They're like my nemesis because their colours are so pretty but I cannot get them to last on me. What base/top coat are you using?
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Anonymous said...

Interesting nail polish colour!

little t said...

No it doesn't look like you are set to run out!

Hmm, I haven't seen that nail colour, is it new? It is gorgeous! And I love Chanel le vernis for their staying-power too.

Karen said...

Great choices E, and I can attest that she did have 5 days wear when I met her recently and shoved her nails in our faces going "look lookkkkkk"!

SaraK said...

I love this post. it made me smile. you're ridiculously cute in it. p.s can I borrow your perfume? I LOVE citrus scents.

fluff and fripperies said...

Sara, BACK AWAY FROM THE PERFUME! ;)

Coco said...

Emma I love the selection! I'd like to try very soon the Nuxe oil, and I'll definitely treat myself to a Chanel nail polish (I'm courting "june"). I really love your blog xo

Anonymous said...

Really really really want that nuxe oil! must resist :)

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

creme de la mer is expensive! gosh one time i bought the entire line and nearly died. hahaha i see you have the Chanel frenzy! i bet it's awesome.
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yessie (cinnamonandzoeykisses) said...

I thought the same about monthly favorites- but so far I've not run out of stuff:) Solar Ray looks beautiful- wish I had gotten that one as well!