Beauty products i’ve been loving in the month of July…
Eyes: I have been absolutely head over heels for a warm/peachy smokey eye this month and my newest beauty bag editions are ‘Mythology’ a lustre finish shadow and ‘Texture’ a matte finish shadow, both from MAC that I made a little duo out of. The perfect combo for amping up the drama with winged liner or for keeping softer for a day in the office.
Nails: I must admit that i’ve had nudey/beige acrylic talons on my fingernails for the whole of July but on my toes i’ve been opting for a shade a little brighter and fun for the summertime i’ve spent in the US. My colour of choice for July was ‘Bond Street’ from the Nails Inc Gel Effect line, a gorgeous blue tone purple that stayed pretty much chip free for two weeks despite my feet playing in the sand on the beach.
Skin: After a long haul flight this month my skin was feeling a little lack lustre and drained of moisture and so I knew that it needed a little TLC. Step forward ‘Wild Argan Miracle Solid Oil’ -my favourite natural beauty product from The Body Shop. Warm the oil between your fingers and massage into the skin, within minutes you’re glowing and your skin has been treated to the drink it needed.
Lips: Nude lips? On my blog? Yep you read right, i’m a nude lip enthusiast these days and ‘Velvet Teddy’ a ‘your lips but better’ matte shade has been my weapon of choice for days when I wanted to work up the sassi-tude on my eyes and keep my lips low key.
Lifestyle: I couldn’t have a monthly favourites without mentioning the most beautiful candle I have ever had the joy of smelling, the ‘Pomegranate + Mint’ candle from Etta French has filled my flat with the wonderful scent, not to mention the piece of dainty jewellery that I discovered inside my candle.
This month I read ‘Shop Girl’ by Mary Portas, I absolutely love Mary and I study her career closely, it was a really insightful and (at times) hilarious read and the hardback cover is absolutely stunning, a real coffee table book, but most importantly very interesting finding out more about the Queen of shops. Blogs wise, I think Laura Jane William’s brutally honest post on working through depression has to be one of the most helpful and interesting blog posts i’ve read all year, never mind this month.
Playlist for July on Spotify Everything from Dusty Springfield to TLC. The songs that have been on repeat in my car this month have been ‘Don’t dream it’s over’ by Crowded House and a slightly newer track named ‘She’s in love with the weekend’ by Jodie Abacus, both are on my playlist if you want a listen.
What have you been loving this month?