20 June 2013

Summer Favourites, from Chanel, Garnier, Armani, Elemis, Clarins and Bourjois!

I haven’t done a favourites post since April (which you can check out here) but I really wanted to tell you about a new batch of products that I’ve fallen in love with over the past few weeks.

If you live near Dublin I may have told you about these already – they were the focus of my recent Metro Herald column on the best summer beauty.

Summer Beauty Favourites Chanel Garnier Elemis Clarins Bourjois
 
ONE If you saw this post, you won’t be surprised that Chanel’s gorgeous nail colour Azure is a current favourite. It’s an absolute stunner and the perfect antidote to these grey skies we’re suffering in Dublin right now.

TWO The Garnier 5 Second Blur primer is great – if you get along well with those velvety feeling, silicone based primers like Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch, you’re going to get along with this. The silicone smooths over open pores and fine lines, while light reflecting optics create a flattering, soft focus finish.  
THREE  Remember I told you all about Armani Diamonds Rose, and how light and lovely I find it? It launched last week so it’s on counter now – go have a sniff for yourself!

Summer Beauty Essentials


FOUR Elemis Pro Collagen Marine Cream has been given a makeover for its 10th anniversary. It now comes in a gorgeous aqua tub, with a matching velvet pouch. The silver embossed lid is a thing of beauty, and the cream has really impressed me – I noticed a difference after just two weeks. I’ve reviewed it on beaut.ie here.

FIVE Clarins Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Gel is summer in a tube. It’s a seriously sexy, shiny, wet look gloss – it’s definitely not what I normally go for, but it’s definitely stolen my heart.  

SIX Of all those gorgeous new Bourjois bits and pieces I've shown you, the cream blush is my favourite piece yet. This shade, Nude Velvet, is a pretty peach that will liven up any complexion. With a matte finish it’s perfect for every day and, at just €10.49, the price is right too.

What are you loving right now?

21 comments:

Karen Constantine said...

Great picks lady, I must try out Elemis soon

Anonymous said...

The Diamonds Rose sounds gorgeous!

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Gorgeous picks...love that nail colour, it's beautiful!! x

Adele said...

I'm also in love with Chanel Azure! The Elemis product sounds interesting, so I'll hop over to read your review!
Happy Thursday Hun xoxo
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Beauty Angel said...

Ah I want it all. I have a pot of the pro collagen which I've started using. Waiting to see if I notice a difference!

Nurse Fancy Pants said...

I'm loving my chanel polish too and the bourjois blush! Really want to try the Clarins gloss and the garnier primer, they look fab.x

Anonymous said...

Totally drooling over that cream blush! :-) Nice picks!

Pink Elephant Blog said...

Dying to try the Clarins gloss, have seen it on so many people and it looks amazing! x

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Azure is such a gorgeous shade! I'm loving my Fresh lip balms now!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Chantel said...

Nice favorites. I love that nail polish it's gorgeous.

MissGreenEyes said...

Fab selection, that primer and blush are on my wishlist at the mo, really want to try them! Must get a sniff of that perfume x

Stylish By Nature said...

WOW !! Want them now :O)

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Emma said...

I love reading your favourites posts Emma! The Clarins Crystal Gel looks incredible, so glossy! I'll definitely give the Armani perfume a smell next time I see it.

Right now I'm loving my Clarins Lip Perfector in Apricot Shimmer and Benefit They're Real which I've only started using recently.

Emma x

Kim Alston said...

i love that azure polish!
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Jessi said...

Ooo I love number six! I wonder if you can get it in the states? I need a cream blush/bronzer like that. Loving the color of the gloss too! Great review
Jessi
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Coco said...

Azure, j'adore! That Clarins lipgloss is a blast too!!
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NailsByNumbers said...

The Elemis looks amazing, anyone want to lend me €150? :)

Nicky mywishstyle said...

Great selections, have to try sometime items!
Nicky
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Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

That marine cream sounds amazing! I am going to see if they have it here. Love that peach blush too!

xo Mary Jo

Marian McCarthy said...

fantastic picks! I love the garnier perfect blur :)

little t said...

The Chanel nail polish is a beautiful shade. I haven't tried this.