June 2017 Favourites | K-Pop, Nescafe Gold, Philip Kingsley and More
It’s been quite a while since I shared a monthly favourites post. But today I am back with my June 2017 favourites. Normally my monthly favourites posts are packed full of beauty and makeup products. However, as much as I absolutely love beauty, I do love other things too. Because of this, I have decided to include a handful of non-beauty items that I really recommend checking out. And without further ado, here are my monthly favourites.
Tria Beauty Hair Removal Laser*
The first thing to make it into my June 2017 favourites is the Tria Beauty Hair Removal Laser. This is something I’ve been using for a fair few months now. If you’ve not heard of the Tria Beauty Hair Removal Laser it is an at home hair removal device. The device differs from IPL as it doesn’t just slow down hair growth. Instead, it uses something called Diode Laser Technology. This targets the dark pigment in the hair follicles which disables the ability to regrow hair. Because of this, the device is sadly unsuitable for those with dark skin tones. Since I first began using the laser I’ve noticed some definite reduction in hair regrowth and I’ve also noticed the hairs that are left appear much lighter in comparison to before I started using the laser.
Soap and Glory Miracle Moisture Mask*
The second product to make it into my June 2017 Favourites is the Soap and Glory Miracle Moisture Mask. This is a hydrating face mask that is aimed at those with dry and dehydrated skin. The mask contains a blend of hyaluronic acid and Soap and Glory’s Pink Flowerpower 3 complex which is made up of rose rugosa, safflower and peony extracts. In terms of scent, it is fragranced with sweet orange peel oil which is refreshing but a little floral scented too. The mask its self comes in two halves.
The first is for the upper half of your face and features cut out holes for your eyes. The second half is for the lower half of your face and features a cutout hole for your mouth. Each part is made from a soft gel and feels super cooling and soothing on the skin. After 20 minutes of wear, I simply peeled the mask off and massaged the remaining jelly into my skin. After use, my skin felt cool, soft and it looked slightly plumped and radiant. This was definitely a great hydrating treat for my skin. My only real complaint about the mask was that the lower half of the mask kept sliding off my face so I would have preferred the mask to come as one piece rather than in two bits.
Soap and Glory Puffy Eye Attack Under-Eye Brightening Hydrogel Patches*
The third product to make it into my June 2017 favourites is this packet of Soap and Glory Puffy Eye Attack Under-Eye Brightening Hydrogel Patches. If you’re suffering from puffy eyes, these patches are fantastic. Much like the S&G Miracle Moisture Mask, these soothing eye patches are made from a similar gel-like material. They’re infused with Cucumber fruit juice extract so you can imagine that they are very cooling on the skin. Not only that but they are very hydrating and great for use in the warm weather to really refresh the undereye area. Much like the other mask, you simply apply the patches to the skin, leave them on for 20-3o minutes and then massage the remaining residue into the skin once you’ve removed the patches. It is as easy as that.
Philip Kingsley Coconut Breeze Elasticizer*
The fourth product to make it into my June 2017 favourites is the Philip Kingsley Coconut Breeze Elasticizer. This is a haircare product that you use before you shampoo your hair. The product is a great hydrating hair treatment that can be applied to damp hair 10-20 minutes before shampooing. Or it can be applied to damp hair before you go to bed and rinsed off in the morning for a more intense conditioning treatment. So far I’ve been trying this out as an overnight treatment and it has worked wonders on my hair. My hair feels super soft but most noticeably it has a lovely shine to it.
Nescafe Gold White Choc Mocha
Now the first non-beauty favourite to make it into my June 2017 favourites is the Nescafe Gold White Choc Mocha. This is a cross between a coffee and a white hot chocolate but unlike a lot of white hot chocolates I’ve tried, it isn’t sickly sweet. Instead, it is creamy, delicious and only 81 calories per cup. If you like your hot beverages I highly recommend checking this out.
BLACKPINK – As If It’s Your Last
When it comes to music I absolutely love K-Pop (That’s Korean Pop for those who don’t know) I’d say over the last year or so I’ve started listening to more and more K-Pop and I actually now listen to more K-Pop than Western music. K-Pop is truly addictive and once you start listening to it, it becomes somewhat of an obsession. “But why do you like it? You can’t understand what they’re saying!” Well believe it or not but I can understand a little Korean. I can read Hangul and I am actually in the process of learning the language. However, that is irrelevant.
You don’t need to know what the artists are saying to enjoy K-Pop. Take Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s Despacito featuring Justin Bieber for example. The song features minimal English, just like K-Pop, but it stormed the charts and people love it. However, 9 times out of 10 nobody seems to know what the lyrics even mean. This just proves that you don’t need to know exactly what the lyrics mean to enjoy music.
In terms of my favourite K-Pop songs at the moment I am loving BLACKPINK’s new song As If It’s Your Last. For those unaware BLACKPINK is a four piece girl group who debuted last year. So far they’ve released just five songs but for me, each song has been brilliant. In terms of the style of As If It’s Your Last, it has been described as having a mixed genre of house, reggae and moombahton music. It’s just a great song that you can have a dance to and it features a really catchy chorus.
G-Dragon – Untitled, 2014
Another K-Pop song to make it into my June 2017 favourites is G-Dragon’s Untitled, 2014. G-Dragon is quite frankly a K-Pop legend. Not only is he a member of one of the biggest Korean boybands BIGBANG, he is also an incredible solo artist, rapper, producer and style icon. He is a seriously talented man. Earlier this month GD released his EP Kwon Ji Yong which features five songs, all of which I really like. However, my favourite has to be Untitled, 2014. Although this song is quite a sad one lyrically it really shows off GD’s beautiful voice and is a great Piano ballad. Give it a listen below.
What made it into your June 2017 favourites?