Monday, 28 July 2014

June/July Favourites

Hello everyone!
I didn't write a post last month for my favourites because I didn't see too much point as there was only a minimal number of products. Instead I thought I would combine my June favourites with my July favourites and write about them all here.
Just like in my last post, I took advantage of the sun and had a mini photoshoot outside instead of just using a bed throw as the background in the pictures!

I mentioned the Tanya Burr Lipgloss in 'Chic' in my May favourites and I just had to mention it again! It is the most gorgeous lip gloss and the shade is perfect for any look and any time of the year. It spells like strawberry laces too so that's a plus :) I have also been enjoying using the Estée Lauder Lipstick in 'Pink Sand' underneath the lipgloss and they both work really well together. Throughout June I was loving the MAC Lipstick in 'Sunny Seoul' which I haven't used in July but want to in August! It is a really nice corally-pink shade which if you wanted more colour for summer instead of a nude lip, this is one to have a look at :)

An eyeshadow look I was wearing constantly in June was the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in 'On and On Bronze' as a base and then the darker shade in my NARS 'Isolde' Eyeshadow Duo on top and then blended out. I mentioned this duo in my May favourites as well and I love the pigmentation of the shadows, they are so easy to work with especially on top of a cream base.

The Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation wasn't a foundation I was massively interested to use on its own as I have previously mixing it with other foundations to try and make a better colour. However, since I haven't been getting on too well with the NARS Sheer Glow (unfortunately) I thought I would try this out. It is so light that you can hardly feel it on your skin and the coverage is quite buildable (nothing concealer can't figure out if not!) It has a flawless finish and lasts all day. Although the colour isn't perfect because I am sadly so pale, it's now one of my favourite foundations.

The Zoeva Brushes have been talked about by practically every blogger/vlogger you could think of, especially, the rose gold collection. I was so excited to receive this set from my grandad for my birthday last month and I have been loving the 102, 110, 142 and 127 brushes the most. The 102 is perfect for foundation (although not the best with NARS Sheer Glow), the 110 is my favourite for blending concealer and 142 is just as good as the 110 but for those small areas you can't get to, like the inner corners of your eyes. Finally, the 127 is my favourite brush for blush out of every brush I have tried in the past!

I have been wearing the Tanya Burr Nail Polish in 'Bright and Early' for at least a month. Having so many bottles of nail polish, I can never decide which one to use but I have been reaching for this over anything else recently. It is honestly the perfect pink summer shade and nothing like I have seen from other brands.

The Avène Eau Thermale Thermal Spring Water is one of my must have products throughout the summer. It is the best thing to use to cool yourself down in the heat.
The LUSH Tea Tree Water has got to be my favourite toner and I always go back to this one whenever I can. I don't like near to a LUSH store so sometimes have to stick with whatever I can find in Boots but I still haven't found anything that I like more than the LUSH one. It never breaks me out and always feels like it is actually doing something (whether it actually is or not I'm not sure.)

I have been using the NUXE Reve De Miel Lip Balm ever since I got it over a month ago for my birthday and know I understand why every blogger was constantly raving about it. I apply it at night after my moisturiser and it has really improved how soft my lips are and reduced how chapped they were before. It smells like chocolate orange to so that's a plus! :)
Talking about things that smell nice, the Sugar Crush Body Wash and the Smoothie Star Breakfast Scrub from Soap & Glory are some of the nicest smelling shower products I have ever used! The body wash is a scent I never used to like and can take some time for you to get used to it but it is so refreshing and you end up walking around smelling like a lime haha! The scrub smells good enough to eat as it smells just like cookie dough! I'm not a massive scrubs fan and I don't really like the feeling of them but this doesn't seem as gritty or like you're rubbing sand over your body.

I still haven't found anything as good as my favourite TIGI hair products but for a cheap quick drugstore product, the Garnier Ultimate Blends The Sleek Restorer Shampoo and Conditioner have been so nice to use! There are different ones available for different hair types and I am currently using the one for dry, frizzy hair. If anyone has used/likes the smell of the Chocomania shower cream from The Body Shop then you will love the smell of this! It leaves my hair feeling so soft and sleek and have already repurchased the shampoo! Take their quiz to find out the best one for your hair.

Daytime TV has always been terrible but recently I have been obsessed with watching The Speakmans on ITV. They are not a couple I had previously heard of but they help people to get rid of phobias and anxiety disorders and they work wonders! Although, I will admit listening to an episode behind a cushion whilst they were dealing with a phobia of spiders instead of actually watching :p I haven't missed one episode since they started the series and I hope it doesn't finish soon!

I haven't included these in the pictures because I ate the Príncipe Biscuits and I forgot the Gü After Dark Hot Chocolate Soufflés were in the fridge! The biscuits are like a normal biscuit with chocolate filling and they might not sound like anything special but trust me they are the best biscuits you can buy! Unfortunately I think they are only available in Spain and France. The soufflés are to die for but quite pricey, they are a chocolate pudding which you heat in the oven and they kind of like a sponge with melted chocolate inside, look both things up online, you won't be disappointed!

What have you been loving throughout June and July?


Thursday, 17 July 2014

Welcome Back! 10 Favourite Items In My Wardrobe

Hello everyone!

I have been searching the internet trying to find some ideas for new blog posts after my internet broke once again! I thought, seeing as tags can be one of my favourite posts to write (depending what it is), that I would start searching for some new tag ideas. I found this one floating around which it seems quite old and there are some newer versions around but I liked the concept of this one more so thought I would give it a go!

You have to choose 10 of your favourite items in your wardrobe, mention where it's from, why you like it and say any memories you have of you wearing it.
No accessories are allowed!

 Zara Black Faux Leather Jacket - This is a fairly new addition to my wardrobe that was an extra present for my 18th last month. I've never had a leather jacket before, it can pull together an outfit and I love it :)
 Primark Collar Top - I love collars so much and I have worn this so many times, it goes with everything and perfect to team with a jumper and poke the collar out.
✶ Zara Black Polka Dot Collar Dress - Again, another collar! I think this is perfect for something casual and you can dress it up as well! Looks shapeless on the hanger but hangs perfectly :)
✶ Topshop Frill Shell Top - This is the perfect spring top and love wearing it with my Topshop print jeans, such a light material and white just goes with everything.
✶ Topshop Stripe Top - I got this the other year as all I seemed to wear was monochrome, I love teaming it with disco pants and wore it a hell of a lot! I think the stripes being vertical on the back make it so different.

✶ Zara Yellow Empire Line Collar Top - Recently, I'm like a magpie to anything with a collar and I didn't have anything that was yellow and it goes really nice with the jacket! So flattering and summery :)
✶ Miss Selfridge Blue Flutter Playsuit - I've been trying to be brave and get my legs out a bit more so I decided to add this playsuit to my wardrobe. So flattering and I recently wore it to my best friend's 18th!
✶ Ted Baker Mint Skater Dress - I got this for my 18th birthday last month and wore it for both my meal out with friends and when my family came over! Gorgeous colour and love the pop of colour on the back zip.
✶ Topshop Pink Quilted Jumper - This is my favourite jumper, I love the quilted detail and the colour is perfect for all year! Love teaming this with the Primark top.
✶ Urban Outfitters Square Cami Top - This is the newest addition to my wardrobe and love how different it is to everything I have. I team it with leggings and love the button detail down the back :)

Hope you enjoyed taking a peek into my wardrobe in a way that is different to a normal haul post!
I tag everyone to do this and if you do, please comment the link down below and I will take a look :)

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