Sunday, 7 September 2014

June/July/August favourites...

June, like most months, passed in a bit of a blur: BBQs, day trips and planning exciting renovation projects filled my days. Aside from all the exciting things, there were a few not-so-great moments but as they say you can't dwell on the bad, you have to focus on the good (or something like that!).
July, on the other hand, was spent living the majority of the time out of a suitcase (for good reasons which will be revealed soon!). In addition, I also attended the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow which was insanely good. So good! Oh, and I also spent some time with my two favourite Golden boys where I seem to have spent most days out in the garden hosing muck (even in torrential rain) off of Alfie. He is literally a mucky pup! The boy is happiest with a ball and a bog.
August was pretty much like June - passed too fast. It was pretty much a case of getting back to normal (whatever normal is!). I also turned a year older and spent a wonderful weekend up in Cullen with my closest friends for a double birthday celebration.

Beauty Favourites

Urban Decay Naked Palette:
Urban Decay are perhaps the master of creating neutral palettes, this one being their first foray.I have been using this palette a lot over the past month as it is the perfect neutral palette for day or night. My favourite combination has been Naked on the lid, Virgin in the inner corner and either Dark Horse or Smog in the outer corner/crease.

Benefit Pore Professional:
Sometimes when a product is over-hyped, I get suspicious about how good it actually is. This is one of those products. However, after testing out this product for a bit, I have to admit, I LOVE it! I love it so much that,not only has it made it into my monthly favourites, it now has full-size status in my make-up collection.

Marc Jacobs Honey Perfume:
Marc Jacobs perfume is nothing new to me as I have a few already. So naturally, when my Dad went over to America, I asked him to pick me up the rollerball version of Honey. Honey is described as a 'sunny delicious floral - energetic and alluring, with a sparkling golden touch. The perfect mix of brightness and warmth.' Top notes are Pear and Juicy Mandarin; Middle notes are Orange Blossom, Peach Nectar, Apricot and Honeysuckle; Base notes are Honey, Golden Vanilla and Smooth Woods. I really have enjoyed using this perfume the past month as to put it bluntly: it smells amazing! The rollerball concept makes it perfect for using on the go.

Soap & Glory Hocus Focus:
Illuminators/highlighters have not been an essential of my make-up bag for all that long. However, I think that may be changing as I have come across this little beauty by Soap & Glory. Hocus Focus is a liquid highlighter which is easily blendable into any base (I alternate between foundation, BB cream and CC cream). Once applied,the finished look is a gorgeous, dewy complexion which I have been loving the past month.

Loreal Skin Perfection Micellar Water:
Bioderma started it all and now the High Street is jumping on the bandwagon. I picked up the Loreal Micellar Water in Boots one day as something new to try. I really like it and unlike any other make-up remover, it removes make-up without having to drag across the skin. In addition,it also doesn't feel like make-up remover - it feels just like using water.

Random Favourites:

Moleskine Diary:
I am not afraid to admit that I am not always the most organised person in the world. However recently, when I have been in an organising mood, I have been turning to my new best friend - my trusty Moleskine. Yes, moleskines are a wee bit pricey for a small diary but I have been using this soooo much since I got it. Honestly, I don't know what I would do without it now.

Orange is the New Black:
I have been loving this show. Admittedly, I wasn't too keen at first but once I got into it, I got a bit hooked. I've finished it now, so I will have to wait patiently like everyone else for the new season. It's not often that I watch things when the cool kids watch them - I'm usually about 2 years behind the cool kids! 

Kirstie's fill your house for free:
I am a bit of an interior junkie. I lose hours to Pinterest simply in the home decor section and I am always wishing I had a larger house for more DIY projects. So naturally, I love a good interior show and I have been watching this program avidly for inspiration.  

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