This is my second time doing a monthly favourites now and I received pretty good feedback on my last one! I also really enjoyed writing it and sharing with you guys what I’ve been loving and what new products I’ve tried out throughout the month. So, without further ado…
Beauty Bay EYN Bright 42 Colour Palette
If you follow me over on my Instagram, which is where I post most regularly and interact with my readers the most, you’ll know how much I’ve been LOVING this palette. I’ve created a total of three (maybe four, I can’t remember!) eye looks with it, that I’ll include photos of below, that I have fallen in love with. Due to the wide range of bright colours, I find this palette is fantastic at giving me the freedom to create any look I want with it. The majority of the colours are incredibly pigmented and easy to blend (apart from a few of the brighter colours, which came out quite chalky and kind of ‘blended away’ sometimes), but for £23 I’m definitely not complaining. I mean, £23 for 42 shades – You can’t go wrong! Ultimately, this has definitely been my favourite palette throughout July and I’ll for sure be taking it into August with me too.
Too Faced ‘Born This Way’ foundation
I recently splashed out and bought this foundation towards the middle-end of July as I’d ran out of my Huda Beauty one, and let me tell you I have fallen in love with this foundation. My all time favourite foundation is the Nars ‘Sheer Glow’, however I can’t use this anymore due to Nars recently making the (bad) decision to sell in China (meaning the brand now tests on animals – booo!) I’ve been on the hunt for a foundation I love as much as that one, and the Too Face Born This Way foundation comes pretty close. I’ve only worn it a total of three times so I’ll post a full review once I’ve worn it a decent amount of times throughout August, but so far I really like it! It’s medium-full coverage depending on whether you use a sponge or foundation brush, but not so dry I feel like I have chalk on my face. The only thing I would say is that it tends to dry up/flake off around and on my nose, but the majority of foundations do that. Obviously another downfall is the price (£29) but if you’re wanting to treat yourself to a more high-end foundation, I’d say this is the one to go for.
If you haven’t heard of Klarna, have you been living under a rock??? Joking, but seriously… Klarna is basically a way that you can pay for clothes/makeup etc on certain websites in either installments or at a later date. It’s so helpful when payday is 2 weeks way but you need a new outfit for the night out tomorrow, as you can buy the outfit with next day delivery and just pay for it in 2 weeks when you get your wages! It’s a dangerous game and I do have to force myself to be careful not to go overboard, but it’s the best invention ever! Just don’t get in Klarna debt guys.
I’m not sure if putting this as a favourite is cheating, but it has been a favourite for me this month – I promise! July has been the month of going for walks alone, reading alone, writing alone, just doing a lot of things alone. And I’ve loved it. It’s really helping me to become comfortable with my own company and stop relying on those around me. Pokemon Go is definitely helping my lonesome walks though! 😉
Soap&Glory body butter
So I’m assuming you’ll all have tried this at some point or at least heard of it, as it’s been one of Soap&Glory’s most popular products (I think?) for a few years now. However, I’ve definitely fell back in love with it during July. During July, I’ve been focusing more on self care and moisturising my body has definitely been a massive part of that. Whenever I wear this body butter my boyfriend ALWAYS comments on how good I smell.. I just reply with the old ‘Oh really? How weird, I don’t have any perfume on!’ I mean, I’m technically not lying… 😉
Pixi Glow Tonic
I don’t want to reveal too much about how I got on with this a I want to write a full review post once I’ve bought the full size version and tested it out for at least a month, but the small bottle was only £10 so I thought I’d give it a go this month.. I’ve been LOVING it! It’s just a shame the bottle ran out so fast. I’ll definitely have to purchase the full bottle soon and let you guys know if it continues to impress but, which I’m sure it will. This is the first product I’ve tried from Pixi and I’m definitely intrigued to try more from the brand.
So, that’s it for this month! I’ve been buying more clothes than makeup/skin care products this month so it hasn’t been as long as last months, but hopefully August will be full of fun new products for me to review for you guys! What have been your faves during July? Let me know down in the comments.
Lots of love,