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July Luvs

Summer has finally made its way over to BC and there have definitely been certain products that I have been constantly reaching for that either protect, refresh or just make getting ready quick and easy.

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Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunscreen SPF 30

After receiving a sample of this in my June Glossybox and finishing it in two uses, I knew I had found a sunscreen I liked. I like my sunscreens to be unscented so this was the number one thing I liked about the Neutrogena’s version and I didn’t feel like I was wearing sunscreen. It wasn’t sticky and felt like a thicker moisturizer. I picked it up in a lower SPF because I’m never out in the sun for very long.

Smith Farms Marshmallow Face Cream

How could I not mention this as one of my favourites for the month?! I won’t delve into this face cream too much as I’ve already done a fairly extensive review on it, but if you are looking for a truly all-natural face cream, this is a fantastic one to try! It’s great for all skin-types and thanks to mallow root, leaves your skin feeling softer.

Yes to Cucumber Soothing Facial Towelettes

I picked these up on a Shoppers Drug Mart run last month because I had always been curious about the entire “Yes To…” line, but wasn’t ready to dive into their skin care just yet. These facial wipes have been so refreshing to use as the weather has warmed up, especially when stored in the fridge! These facial wipes contain cucumber extract, aloe and sea salt and smell as good as they feel on the skin. I should add that there will be a slight burning sensation due to the sea salt. This is also a paraben-free product.

Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 in Rose

I received this full-sized version as a birthday present from a co-worker before picking up my birthday gift from Sephora and fell in love with first how delicious this smelled and then how moisturizing it was! This has been great for summer because it has SPF 15 and gives your lips a light and natural-looking tint. Along with Fresh perfumes, I can now add these lip treatments to the list! I have a feeling I will have all six tints in my possession by the end of 2012!

OPI Nail Envy

I have been on the hunt for a new base coat with a nail strengthener in it and Nail Envy has been quite good. None of my nails have been splitting this month which is an improvement staining hasn’t been as much of an issue when using darker nail polishes. I’m sure there are tons of good base coats out there, but this is the first one that I’ve tried in my search and it has worked well for me.

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Urban Decan Naked Palette

I have been a little hesitant in mentioning the Naked palette as a favourite because we have all heard and read so much about this God-given Urban Decay product! I purchased the first edition when it first came out a few years ago and have never looked back. This is a fantastic palette of neutrals and I find myself using “Sin”, “Half Baked”, “Smog” and “Toasted” the most. Whenever I just want a quick and healthy bronzed look, those are the four eye shadows I use. This palette and probably the Naked 2 should be in every girl’s makeup collection!

Wow, and that’s another month of favourite products for July!

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  1. Such wonderful products! I've definitely been interested in the "Yes to.." products too! Those facial towelettes seem amazing :) My mom used to use a Neutrogena sunscreen and I remember loving it. I'll have to remember that when I run out of my current sunscreen :D

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    1. I have been pleasantly surprised by the Yes To products and I just bought the "Yes to Blueberries" facial towelettes as well which I am looking forward to using.

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  2. I love the idea of that marshmallow cream and I definitely want to try that sometime. It's on my list of wants :)

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    1. It's really quite nice and I hope you like it as much as I do!

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  3. Great products!
    I also want to try some of the yes to products... they look interesting and I'm all about trying new makeup towelettes!
    I love the Naked Palette soo much.. I use it everyday.. its seriously the best. I love the eye shadows and the way they glide on and look on my eyes. I def would say this is a must have product.. but still have to buy the Naked 2 still....

    www.blondeebrittany.blogspot.ca

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    1. I don't know if I would get Naked 2...I'm on the fence about it because the colours are so similar maybe a touch lighter.

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  4. Great products you chose there!! :D

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    1. There were some real standout for me this month! Glad you like them too!

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  5. The smith farms cream, sounds wonderful. I think it's the product I'm most curious about!

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    1. It's just a nice texture and feel on the skin AND it works!

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  6. Ahh fantastic products I use that nail envy all the time my mom too she swears by it!

    Xo

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    1. Oh awesome!! It has really been working for me and I'll probably stick to it for awhile. I'll probably be like your mom recommending it to my daughter!

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  7. I love OPI Nail Envy! I need to find that lip stuff!

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    1. The Fresh lip tint is fantastic! You will LOVE the smell!

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  8. great faves! If I don't win that giveaway, I may have to buy the marshmallow cream! do you think it'd be safe for my acne prone skin?

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    1. It's supposed to be great for all types of skin, but I'd almost just email them first to make sure? They're super nice, but I'm pretty sure it's safe.

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