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July Favourites

There were so many things that I loved throughout the month of July but I've managed to cut it down and show you just a have few of them. It was only when I was taking the pictures that I realised most of my July favourites are pink but oh well, you can never too much pink in your life!



YSL Rouge Volupte Shine: 25.00

I actually bought this lipstick almost a year ago now but I didn't really use it because the colour wears off so quickly. Since then it has sat unused but looking beautiful in my lipstick stand. So last month I decided it was time to make use of the ever so pricey lipstick and now I can't get enough of it. I've had so many compliments on the colour which is a gorgeous dark shimmery pink.

We all know YSL packaging is probably the best out there, it definitely looks like a high end lipstick and the quality is lovely, it's very soft and moisturising on the lips just be prepared to keep reapplying it all night.



Left swatch - Rouge Volupte Shine.



Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick: 006 Pink Blush: 4.99

This is one of my most used lipsticks which is evident from the photo! I just love the quality and colour of Rimmel lipsticks, they are so affordable and often better quality than some high end lipsticks. It's quite a bright baby pink but I love wearing it for the day time or when I'm wearing heavy eye make-up at night. 


Middle swatch - Pink Blush. 



Clinique Chubby Stick Intense: Heftiest Hibiscus: 16:50.

Last lip product, I promise! I've been loving this chubby stick this summer too, it's a really intense bright orange and just looks beautiful on. The chubby sticks are quite pricey but I think the intense colours like this one are worth it compared to the more subtle colours which I don't think are worth 16.50 each.


Right swatch - Heftiest Hibiscus.



Bare Minerals Eye Shadown in Cupcake: 14.00

When I first started buying the Bare Minerals eyeshadow pots I wasn't sure whether they would be worth the 14.00 but they 100% are! I actually think they are a bit of a bargain now. Even with constant use they last ages, often up to six months. I am loving this colour for summer too as it's a soft shimmery pink which works really well with black or soft browns on an evening out which is my go to at the moment!


Bare Minerals Prime Time: BB Primer Cream in Medium: 23.00:

This is probably my favourite beauty product of the month. I bought it just to use on days where I don't really want to be covered in foundation, especially in the heat we've been having at the moment but I'm loving it so much I have worn it everyday since I bought it! It actually feels like silk on your skin, it evens out the tone of your skin and gives some coverage. I wasn't sure whether I'd like it or not when I bought it but it surpassed all of my expectations. I've been mixing it with foundation for the evening when I want slightly more coverage and I am addicted.


Folli-Follie Ring: Classy Ring: Rose Gold Plated: 60.00:

I actually have been wearing this non stop since June, so it's a June and July favourite! My mum brought it for me as a present from my Grandad who sadly passed away in December so it's super special to me. It's so beautiful and precious as every time I wear it it reminds me of him. I'm trying not to wear it too much as I don't want to ruin it but it's so beautiful I can't help it. The photos definitely don't do it justice, it really is my favourite piece of jewellery I've ever owned.



Music:

Ed Sheeran: X: 

If you haven't heard this album yet, stop what you are doing and go listen to it. It's absolutely beautiful. I fell in love with Ed Sheeran after hearing the A-Team a few years ago and became obsessed with his first album + so I was just as excited as the rest of the world when X was released. Although I'm not overly keen on the The Man and Take it Back, the rest of the album is just incredible. My favourites are Thinking Out Loud (which I definitely want as my wedding song, performed live by Ed himself, if he is not the groom that is), Tenerife Sea and Nina. His voice and writing skills are just beyond me I do not understand how people are this talented and I consider getting out of bed before 10 to be an achievement. I am SO excited to see him in October for the very first time. Cannot rave about this album enough.



Sam Smith: In The Lonely Hour:

I literally do not understand where this guy has been and how I only heard of him a few months ago. His voice is so beautiful I am addicted to it. The album is so beautiful, it's heartbreaking but therapeutic and I just can't stop listening to it. My favourites are I'm Not the Only One, I've Told You Now and Leave Your Lover (and obviously Stay With Me).



TV:

Awkward:

I used to be so obsessed with this show when it first came out and for some reason I just stopped watching it after season two, but this summer I have become addicted again. It's literally one of those shows that is so easy to watch and just makes you feel so happy, I literally cry with laughter whenever I watch it, mainly because of Molly Tarlov who plays Sadie who has to be one of the best human beings on this planet. If you haven't seen it, definitely watch it, there are loads of hot guys, it's funny and the friendships are cute too!



Hope you had a fabulous July!