Sunday, 6 July 2014

June Favourites

June was the month in which I had a few more quiet weekends to myself - instead of rushing about in a flurry as I usually am,  I was able to enjoy a few days in the sun, a couple of afternoon walks, and even a long weekend back at home with the family. However, June also saw the biggest drop in the number of blog posts  on She Wears Burgundy since I began writing on here...possibly because, I admit, I've been struggling with inspiration and motivation. I apologise for that, though I doubt it's particularly bothered anyone - after all, it's all about quality, not quantity, and I hope that the posts I have written were enjoyed by everyone who read them!

I still have a few favourites though - after a couple of shopping trips, I picked up a few little treats which have now become embedded in my daily routine. I always love sharing these with you all each month and June is no different! 

I always enjoy hearing about what you've been enjoying in June too, so let me know in the comments at the end of this post! I'd especially like to hear from you if you've ever used these products - I want to know if there are more fans out there.

Teapigs English Breakfast

I fell in love with Teapigs after a wonderful Sunday Brunch with my dear friend C at Jacobs & Field in Oxford back in March...and just had to get my own box. These tea temples are saved for the very best moments; for brunches and lunches with loved ones, rare visits from the family, and afternoons when I need a little TLC (Tea & Loving Care).  In fact, I am drinking a mug as I type, and it's certainly soothing my soul. The loose tea leaves in these tiny pyramids taste so much better than your regular cuppa, and are the next best thing to loose leaf tea if, like me, you haven't got round to buying yourself an infuser. I'll be looking at adding to my Teapigs collection very soon - perhaps with chai, peppermint or chamomile infusions! A definite must-have for anyone who loves their tea.

Barry M Gelly Polish in Sugar Apple and Essie Polish in Ballet Slippers

Pastel polishes are everywhere this summer and I left it long enough before I finally had my own. I ordered these two from Amazon and they will be my summer nail staples this year. When I first applied Barry M's Sugar Apple, it chipped the next day and I was really disappointed - but after a couple more tries I've managed to master the art. It's a little more blue than mint green in my eyes, but it's still gorgeous. Essie's Ballet Slippers is a beautiful pale pink which is so classic and is very durable too. It's perfect for simple summer weddings, and I'll be wearing it to one this month! I plan to write a full review of these two very soon, so I'll keep this short and sweet for now. But I just adore these - they make a nice change to my usual dark reds and neutrals.

Sleek Face Form Contouring & Blush Palette in Light

I've wanted to learn about contouring for years - cheekbones, in my books, are beautiful, and I'd love to sport the more chiseled look. However, with such pale skin and being rather cosmetically challenged, I didn't know if I could do it. After years of wanting to buy this contouring product, debating whether or not it was worth it, I finally went ahead and took the plunge. I'm still practicing, and have yet to feel confident, but I already love this product. It's very pigmented, but suits my light skin tone. I wasn't sure about the golden shimmer of the blush at first but it's perfect for warm summer days and evenings. It's going to take a few tries, but I think my quest for cheekbones and a sleek jawline is nearly over. I may review this product fully too, once I get the hang of it!

Lush Sympathy for the Skin

Oh look...another Lush product has made it's way into my monthly favourites! I just cannot get enough of this brand. I received this small sample of Lush's Sympathy for the Skin while I was shopping for another batch of Rub Rub Rub and I am now seriously considering purchasing a full-size pot. This little tub of goodness nourishes my skin and got me through some pretty nasty sunburn last weekend (so careless of me!). It contains bananas, cocoa butter, and vanilla and quite honestly smells of cookie dough when rubbed into my skin! The lovely Hannah at the Lush store in Tunbridge Wells (she's wonderful, I definitely recommend her if you pop into that branch!) did say she thought it smelt of cake but my boyfriend and I agreed it's more like cookie dough for us - but really, who can complain when you're comparing your skin to baked goods?! My skin felt amazing after using this (and the burn has tanned down nicely) so I can safely say this is a true favourite this month! I think my local Lush store will be seeing me again very soon.

What have you been enjoying over the last month? Have you ever used any of the products above?


  1. Nice picks! I keep eyeing up Teapigs in the supermarket and debating whether or not to take the plunge... And is Essie Ballet Slippers one of their sheer polishes?

  2. I love Teapigs tea, I especially love their lemongrass variety. x

  3. Teapigs are so yummy, their english tea that you've got is on poooooint!

    Candidly Chloe xx