JUNE FAVOURITES 2014!


Hello lovelies! Welcome back to my blog. Hmmm...does anyone notice anything different? *Wink* *Wink*... Yesss! 10 Gryffindor points to you if you noticed that my blog had a makeover. Let's kick off my June Favourites with the lovely, Sarah from Trisarahtops Smiles Design who is the web designer behind my blog. She has been such a gem to work with. The whole process was stress-free and straightforward. A numerous e-mails back and forth and voila! A new design that I had envisaged was born. If you're looking at giving your blog a makeover, Sarah is your go-to girl! The price is affordable and Sarah offers pre-made blog templates too, over at her Etsy store. I'm very happy with my new design. Thanks a bunch, Sarah!☺

CHI CHI Elegant Palette

This is my first Chi Chi palette and I know for sure that I will be going back to pick up some of their other palettes. This palette consists of cool toned, natural shades which I think is a great staple to have in your makeup collection. I love that there are four matte, four shimmery and four glittery eye-shadows in the palette. There are endless looks you can create from this one palette! I'm very impressed with the pigmentation. I think the glittery shades feels a little bit chalky but otherwise, the rest of the eye-shadows feels smooth and buttery. I will definitely be getting a lot of use out of this palette for the months ahead. Love love love!♥

Revlon Lip Stain
REVLON Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in #30 Smitten

I am not a lip sticks/glosses hoarder at all. You would laugh if you saw my little lip products collection. On a daily basis, I usually just put on my trusted Nivea Honey and Milk lip balm and that's it. If I do decide to wear a bit of colour on my lips, I'd usually go for the nudes. I decided to get out of my comfort zone a little and experiment with wearing darker, brighter lip colours such as Revlon's Balm Stain in Smitten. Sometimes, I feel that my makeup is incomplete and then BAM! I wear this lip colour and my makeup look complete and done. I love how you can build up the colour to be sheer or as dark as you desire. After I had applied this, I like to use a sheet of tissue to blot to get a matte finish and help the product lasts longer. It makes my teeth look whiter too, which is always a bonus. If you're like me and you don't feel comfortable wearing a true red lip colour, I think this colour would be safe to wear. It's bright, but not too bright. I feel an obsession for darker/brighter lip colours coming..oh gosh! 

Batiste Dry Shampoo
BATISTE Dry Shampoo

How have I live without this dry shampoo for so long?! This has now become one of my new holy grail hair products. I wash my hair every other day. My hair gets pretty oily when I don't wash it which is quite icky to look at. The days when I skip washing my hair, I'd use this product. It absorbs the excess oil in my scalps really well and it doesn't leave a powdery residue. It makes my hair look cleaner and volumises it too. I have black hair and the white powder doesn't bother me as I make sure the product have been messaged into my roots. It has a nice clean, pleasant smell to it. I will definitely be repurchasing this over and over again! 

JOHN FRIEDA Frizz-Ease Extra Strength Hair Serum

Alright, I actually don't have frizzy hair at all. So I can't tell you if this product actually works to tame frizzy hair. Sorry... I bought this on a whim after I ran out of the Lee Stafford Argan Oil. I started using it a few times and I quickly fell in love with how it makes my hair feel. I applied this when my hair is wet. After my hair has been dried, my hair feels so silky and smooth. It makes my hair smells really nice and leave it looking glossy too. Good stuff, JF!

Image via http://thefaultinourstarsmovie.com/

Hands down, The Faults in Our Stars movie was the best movie that I had watched in June (or for 2014)! No questions about it. Oh my gosh, this movie made cried, laughed and smiled. They translated the book into the movie really well. I usually don't cry in movies or at least I don't like crying in public, but I just couldn't stop the tears from running down my face. If you haven't watch the movie yet (which I recommend you should), avoid wearing mascaras and bring a box of tissue with you. Trust me on this. 

What were some of your June Favourites? Thoughts on my new blog design?


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    1. Me too! Amazing book and movie! Thanks for stopping by :) x
      Natalie♥

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  2. Great pics sweetie! I agree a bold lip can totally make your face complete! I love the Smitten balm stain. I also cannot live without dry shampoo. As far as "The Fault In Our Stars", I have not read the book or watched the movie. Sad movies make me bawl (ugly cry, snotty nose, tissues for hours), and stay with me for several days, where I actually feel depressed. I know oftentimes, there's beauty in the sadness, but I just stay away. LOVE your new blog layout! xoxo little cutie!

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    1. Aw thanks Kaz! Yeah, I know what you mean haha. Not a movie that i'd choose to watch at a girls' night in or something similar. Sad movie but beautiful at the same time. Glad you like it! :) x
      Natalie♥

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  3. Hi Natalie! It's my first time stopping by your blog so I can't compare to your previous layout, but I love the new blog design! And thanks for the beauty recommendation - I don't know too much about other products other than what I use on a daily.

    Tina
    www.justatinabit.com

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    1. Hi Tina, thanks for stopping by! Looking forward to checking out your blog :)
      Natalie♥

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  4. Your blog looks great! I love the new design! I have heard good things about that chi chi brand! I don't think they sell it here in the US though!! I still have not seen the fault in out stars!! Ahhh I need to go see it!

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    1. Thanks lovely :) No, they don't but I wonder if you could get it online? We should do a swap one time and I can send you some Aussie brands to try out! Yesss, you need to! :)
      Natalie♥

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    2. Oh my gosh! I would love to do a swap with you! Let me know whenever you want to and I can send you some stuff from the US that's cheaper than you can get it where you live!!

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    3. Yayyy! That'd be so much fun! I'll shoot you an e-mail when I'm able to do it :)
      Natalie♥

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    4. Awesome! I'm excited!!

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  5. Absolutely love your new bog layout, so cute!! 10 points for Gryffindor! woohoo :) I wanna try out some chi chi products I hear they are amazing! I used to use that frizz ease serum all the time! I also need to pick up one of those kissable lip balms, they look so easy to apply throughout the day! I will be reading the fault in our stars soon, I have to watch the movie too! Great post baby girl! xoxo

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    1. Thanks twinny! Yay, Gryffindor pride haha :) I will have to send you some to try! Oh my gosh yess, be prepare to bawl like a baby hehe. xx
      Natalie♥

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