June Favourites + Highlights

Winter has well and truly arrived! Getting up at 5:30am for work I really notice the cold mornings but I will admit New Zealand is lucky to still get sun in winter and to see the blue sky peaking through for the most part. June has felt extremely busy and I don’t know where the month has gone. I haven’t blogged a lot (but I still pop on and read posts and comment everyday) or read a lot. I don’t think I’ll make my Goodreads target of 50 books at this stage but I’m not going to dwell on it, I read because I enjoy it not to pressure myself and some days I simply don’t have time to read. I also broke my goal not to buy a lipstick in 2019 this month and I am a little disappointed. I’m not completely sold on the shade I purchased and I may end up passing it along. Even so, one lipstick for a whole year is good right?!

Onto this month’s favourites:

1. Revolution Lip Topper – Fortune – I purchased this lip topper at the end of April and over the past couple of months I’ve really been enjoying wearing it. Revolution released three lip topper shades, I swatched all three in store and this looked the most sparkly and the one I imagined would go with the most colours. This product can be worn on it’s own or on top of other lipsticks to add a natural shine and sparkle. This is extremely comfortable to wear (both ways) and isn’t sticky or gritty. This shade is also a dupe for the Fenty Beauty gloss bomb in Diamond Milk.

2. MAC Melon Pigment – I am surprised I haven’t mentioned this pigment in a favourites post before. I bought this pigment around six months ago secondhand and it was almost full. I would describe Melon as a peach-gold and not a shade that is difficult to pair with makeup looks. The gold tones down the orange/peach colour and makes for a somewhat neutral eye look. Without a doubt the pigment can be built up to add extra sparkle or used alongside other palettes. I love pairing this pigment with the Sol palette from Colourpop. This was one of the shades on my MAC pigment wishlist and I’m glad to have crossed this one off!

3. The Body Shop Shea Body Butter – Without a doubt Shea is probably my favourite scent from The Body Shop. I’ve been through a few small 50ml tubs of this body butter in the past but the texture was different. The texture of this 200ml tub is much softer and creamier. This product not only has the most gorgeous scent but it feels luxurious on the skin and soaks in so easily.

4. Antipodes Halo Skin Brightening Facial Mud Mask – Over the past few years I have used a mud/clay mask at least once a week as part of my self care routine and I like how they work with my skin. I make sure to go for a mask that doesn’t irritate my dry skin but makes it feel clean and has nourishing ingredients. I’d been looking at an alternative to a clay mask I was using from Natio and really liked the sound of this one. Antipodes is a New Zealand brand and one that I know is renowned for quality products. This mask features Vinanza Grape & Kiwi and peony petal and aims to brighten skin and improve skin’s appearance. The mask has a subtle scent but it isn’t offensive.

June Highlights

  • The denim jacket from this haul had it’s first outing.
  • Found a new purpose for one of my lighter coloured highlighters as a nice, glowy setting powder.
  • Rented The Greatest Showman from work and finally got to see it. I enjoyed the movie.
  • Went on a cute date and was given roses.

June’s Spotify Playlist:


How was your month? Share one of your highlights in the comments!

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36 thoughts on “June Favourites + Highlights

  1. Mrs Strawberry Blonde says:

    TBS shea butter is almost an iconic fragrance, isn’t it? I had the TBS shea butter hand cream some time ago. I really liked it.

    The Antipodes mask sounds great too!

    Happy to hear you were on a date and you were given roses. How thoughtful of the young gentleman!

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    • Chanelle says:

      Shea is an iconic fragrance, it’s such a soothing, neutral scent that’s not too strong and gets up your nose 🙂 the hand cream is so good too!

      I’m enjoying the mask, it is a little pricey but skincare and good ingredients are important.

      I’d never been given flowers on a date before so it was very sweet 🌹

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  2. NunziaDreams says:

    Amazing post, Chanelle! I wanna try the Antipodes mud mask — it sounds lovely! 💓

    Girl, don’t be hard on yourself for buying that lipstick! One lipstick for the year is great! Ugh, why does buying new makeup have to be so tempting!!

    Aww, when I saw the roses on Insta, I thought they were so pretty! 💛

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    • Chanelle says:

      Hope you get to try the mask some time!

      I know one lipstick for the year is still good, just wish it felt like a worthy purchase 😜

      Pretty flowers. Unfortunately the person who gave them to me did a 180 on me 😢

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      • NunziaDreams says:

        Oh no, Chanelle!! Really? I’m so sorry! Why do people have to suck sometimes? :/ At least you know their behavior before getting really invested. You just keep being amazing, girl! Their loss!!

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      • Chanelle says:

        The stupid thing was I honestly thought he was going to be different because what he said wasn’t what other guys who have spun me lines and let me down have said before. Let’s move on to the next one! (Not that I’m a serial dater or anything). Those actions don’t reflect on me as a person, they reflect on him and I’d be well within my rights to rant and send nasty messages back but it’s not my style and I’d rather not let him see he got to me. In the long run I’m the winner because I have integrity and treat others with respect 😘

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    • Chanelle says:

      I hadn’t tried a lip topper before but this one is lovely and it was inexpensive. What toppers do you like?

      Melon is a gorgeous shade!

      The roses were so sweet. I was meant to see the guy who gave them to me again yesterday but he called things off at the last minute and pretty much decided he didn’t want to see me again 😔

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      • ayrgalaxy says:

        I won mine in a giveaway, they’re the Buxom Plumping Lip Polish, and I also got two others in boxes. They’re becoming a trend or so I’ve noticed.
        Oh I’m so sorry! 😦 Guys can be dicks even the ones who come across as really sweet.

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  3. Courtney says:

    The Greatest Showman is one of my all-time favorites! I’m so glad you enjoyed it. ❤ And how sweet that you were given roses!! That's just lovely!
    I like your perspective for your reading challenge. Reading definitely is for enjoyment and pressuring yourself can take the joy out of it! Sometimes life just gets in the way. I know with our move, I haven't had the time/energy to read for several weeks now. I will probably have to restart my book!

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    • Chanelle says:

      It was an enjoyable movie, don’t usually like musicals but it was done well! He may have given me roses but a week later he got cold feet and didn’t want anything to do with me 😔

      The good thing with reading is you can always goo back to it!

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      • Chanelle says:

        It’s always the ones that come across as nice and unexpectedly change that hurt. I’m not gullible but I don’t go into talking or meeting up with a person to assume they are going to turn out to be the opposite of what they say. I’ll find someone when I’m meant to 🙂

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  4. Rachael - Helpless Whilst Drying says:

    I’ve been meaning to check out those Fenty dupes from Revolution! I’ve just finished a gloss (I think my first time ever!) as I’ve never been a gloss fan but I’ve been really into it for a few weeks! I can imagine melon works really well with Sol, kind of a more orangey shade to that browny gold one in the middle!

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    • Chanelle says:

      I’m not sure if the other two lip toppers are dupes for glosses from other brands, there’s a gold one and a bronze/rose gold I think. This lip topper is ultra comfortable 🙂 Melon and Sol are a perfect pairing!

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    • Chanelle says:

      Thanks for reading! I got the roses but a week later the person that gave them to me pretty much said they wanted nothing to do with me 😔 The Greatest Showman was good, I don’t usually like musicals but this was a good movie 🙂

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    • Chanelle says:

      At this point I’ll be happy to reach 40 books! I’ve accepted that things come up and life gets busy but reading is always there as something to come back to 🙂 my date was super cute and the guy seemed lovely as well but the following week he changed his mind and didn’t want anything more to do with me. Said he wanted to put a stop to things before feelings developed and focus on himself. At least he had the decency to tell me but throughout the week he’d message things like “have a lovely day” and “can’t wait to see you again” and had even been the one to suggest plans for a second date. Am I really that scary haha?!

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      • Hunida says:

        Exactly, reading is a pleasure not a chore so I don’t mind not reaching my goal. It’s just fun to see how many books you read in a year, isn’t it? 🙂

        Aw NO!!! You are not scary. It was so mature of him to tell you & not completely ghost you like I’ve read so much about. He just wasn’t the one for you. Everything happens for a reason. You’re gonna meet someone so much better!! ❤

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      • Chanelle says:

        Yes, reading shouldn’t feel like a chore 😊

        I know I’m not scary but I understand how knowing what I want could be seen as intimidating. I’ve been ghosted before too but I do get a little disheartened I never seem to make it past the first date hurdle (except for the one relationship I have had) 😔 I know it’ll work itself out eventually when it’s supposed to.

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      • Hunida says:

        It’s so much better to know what you want and hey, those guys who are intimidated, aren’t ready, y’know? Never get disheartened. There’s someone out there for you!!

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