Best beauty products july 2014
It’s been a while since I shared a ‘best new beauty’ round-up but after continual requests landed in my inbox I decided to bring it on back. Don’t ever say I don’t give you what you want.

To get back in the swing of things it’s been a pretty subdued month, with only 30 products hitting shelves this month landing on my desk. That means we are keeping things short and concise, but as always only the items that really bowled me over with first-impressions make this list.



I don’t usually have knots so bad that I wince when I brush them, but that’s what this windy winter has been delivering me. Enter the new Miraculous Oil Brush Express and things have been much smoother. The heat-protecting oil allows your hair to blow dry faster while it prevents damage. Much like the original Miraculous Oil, this one is lightweight and doesn’t leave you feeling greasy.

Australia $11.95 from Priceline

USA & UK – Unavailable at time of publishing. Search eBay or Amazon for sellers.

Garnier Fructis Brushing Express Hair Oil


Face of Australia

Inspired by the evil characters of our favourite movies, the Dark Side collection from FOA has captured all the villains in nail polish form. My favourite part of this collection is how the glitters are designed to be layered with the opaque creams for a multidimensional level of badness. The collection includes 8 limited edition shades – Wicked Witch of the West, Magneto, Mystique, Voldemort, Darth Vader, Ursula, Maleficent and Jafar.

Australia $4.95 each from Priceline

USA & UK – Unavailable at time of publishing. Search eBay or Amazon for sellers.

FOA Dark Side Nail Polish


Limited edition is the theme of my July nail favourites. The Encrusted collection from Essie is only available until the end of August so you will want to make a move on these gem-inspired lacquers. I love the mix of metallics and sparkles Available in belugaria, hors d’oeuvres, ignite the night, lots of lux, peak of chic, and silver platter

Australia $16.95 each from Priceline

USA $8.49 each from Target and select drugstores

UK – Unavailable at time of publishing. Search eBay or Amazon for sellers.

Essie Encrusted Treasures nail polish



It’s double the glamour with NARS’ dual-intensity eyeshadow collection. Each of the 12 single palette eyeshadows can be applied with a wet or a dry brush, each leaving a different finish, some matte and some shiny. Apply dry for a sheer wash of colour, or apply wet for a high-impact, dramatic finish.

Australia $45 from Mecca Cosmetica (from 27 July 2014)

USA $29 from Bloomingdale’s, Saks Fifth Ave, NordstromSephora and

UK £21 from Space NK

NARS Dual-Intensity Eyeshadows



It’s one of the best things to come out of New Zealand but if you haven’t had a chance to try Antipodes skincare yet now is the perfect opportunity. Their new Moisture Boost Minis pack contains deluxe trial sizes of their best-loved Divine Face Oil and Vanilla Pod Hydrating Day Cream. It’s like a fresh, hydrating drink for your skin in perfectly portable sizes. I’m stocking up to put aside for my travel bag.

Australia $19.95 from Antipodes and Priceline

USA – Unavailable at time of publishing. Search eBay or Amazon for sellers.

UK £12.99 from Feel Unique

Antipodes Skincare Minis


Thomas Sabo

The newest chapter in the Charm Club fragrance series is a delightful ode to summer scents. Charm Rose Summer takes the romantic notes of the original eau de parfum and adds a delicate touch of peonies. It’s elegant and pretty – like playfully frolicking along the beach in a summer dress.

Australia $89 from Thomas Sabo boutiques

USA & UK- Unavailable at time of publishing. Search eBay or Amazon for sellers.

Thomas Sabo Charm Rose Summer

What products would you like to see reviewed or swatched? Have you spotted any of the above new beauty finds in stores? Let me know by commenting below!

The following brands are certified cruelty-free: Face of Australia and Antipodes

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