Where did July go? Time just rushes by for me, I have a hard time keeping up with all the things I have to/want to get done this Summer. But I just have to take the time to show you my purchases of the past month, as most of you seem to enjoy this kind of posts. I really tried to be a good girl this month and not go overboard with my nail polish and beauty purchases and I think it worked out pretty well ;)
I also picked up three colors from Essie's Naughty Nautical collection: The More The Merrier, Sunday Funday (for swatches click here) and Naughty Nautical. Since their Resort 2013 collection wasn't sold in drugstores here, I got my bottle of In The Cabana (swatched here) from Cambree.de, along with two of Barry M's Gelly Hi-Shine polishes in the color Passion Fruit (swatches and comparison here) and Key Lime.
When I went on a shopping trip to Dortmund a couple of weeks ago, the Kiko store had a huge sale going on. I picked up Amable Chartreuse from their Sun Pearl Summer collection as well as Blue Mare and Bordeaux from their Sugar Mat range. For 2,50€ each I just couldn't pass on them. In my local drugstore I stumbled upon the Maybelline Color Show Polka Dot collection. They're basically white and black glitter in different jelly bases. I got Shooting Stars and Rainforest Canopy. I have only swatched them on a wheel so far, but it seems that they're rather thick and a bit tricky to work with. Last but not least I picked up an Essence polish in the color The Boy Next Door along with some multicolored beads in the color Candy Buffet.
As far as make up is concered, I bought just a few things. Also from Cambree.de I got two of the new The Balm Instain blushes in the shades Toile and Houndstooth. I like these, they're pigmented and stay on long. From the Essence Me & My Ice Cream LE I picked up the Shimmer Pearls. I had high hopes for these, but the shimmer is just reeeeeaaaally really subtle. When I mix together the different colored pearls, all I get is an almost plain white - meh. Catrice just released their take on the famous and loved Clinique Chubby Sticks. Since I love this mix of balm and lipstick, I had to give these a try. I got the Pure Shine Color Lip Balm in the shade 040 My Cherry Berry, which I've been wearing for work non stop this month. The Blush Tint in 010 Rose Flush, which is supposed to be a dupe for Benefits Benetint, was a let down for me. I like the gel texture this has, but it does only stain my finger tips when I apply it, not my cheeks.