Tuesday, August 5, 2014

July Favourites

I unfortunately missed last months favourite because I'm lazy and unorganised but I have one for you this month and I'm going to get straight into it because I have a lot to get through!!

July has been quite a chilled out month for me, I went on holiday, the weather has been amazing and I'm off Uni so it's fair to say aside from work I have had quite a lot of spare time to occupy. This time is mostly filled by blogging, reading blogs and watching YouTube but also with magazines. My personal favourite magazine of the month has been Glamour. It was on offer for only £2 which was great considering it came with a Clinique Chubby Stick in 05 Woopin' Watermelon , also a favourite. I mostly just flick through magazines and look at the pictures but in this issue I really liked Dawn O'Porter's article. The Chubby Stick is such a lovely little treat to get with it, it is a lovely pink colour and so lovely and moisturising on your lips. 

Staying on the Glamour free gift front last month's edition also had a free gift of the Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner. Now this does make eyeliner easy!! I don't have the best of luck with eyeliner but this one is really easy to use,  it is really black and just creates a perfect line. My only problem with  this really is that it does dry out quite quickly, sometimes when I am half way through applying I have to give it a really good shake which is annoying.

This month England has been hot hot hot and that has meant that I have turned into a very greasy oily mess so when it comes to foundation I have been really loving the Bare Minerals Original SPF Foundation. This is a powder foundation, which means that it leaves me with a good level of coverage but also it stays in place so that oil doesn't creep through as much! I do really like using a powder foundation, but it can sometimes be a little too much and feeling cakey on my skin!! This has SPF 15 in which is fab because it means I don't have to worry about putting an SPF on in this hot weather.

My last beauty favourite goes to a little bronzer which I have fallen in love with and that is the Natural Collection Suntint Bronzing Powder in Sun Shine. What I like about this bronzer is that although it is slightly shimmery it doesn't end up looking like you have bits of glitter all over your face! This isn't really practical for contouring but what I have been using it for is just dusting it all over my face to give a beautiful summer glow. This is a really good quality product and I also think it is only about £2, which is just beyond cheap!!

Onto random favourites and my main favourite has been my new blender! I saw Tanya Burr use this in a juicing video and had also read good things about this online so decided to give it a go, and it is the Breville Blend- Active Personal Blender. I have been on a bit of health kick recently, I have joined a gym and I am just trying to eat a little more cleanly and this blender is really helping! I have been really liking making smoothies with frozen fruit, I really like mango, and then blending that up with either almond milk or coconut water depending on what I have around. The blender itself is really good, your smoothie is ready in seconds and you can just drink straight out of the container which saves on washing up!!

I have a movie favourite this month and I can't actually express how much I love this film!! I went to see this film at the most beautiful cinema in Brighton called the Dukes Of York Picture House Cinema, if you live in or around Brighton and haven't been you must go! It is just a one screen cinema but it is an old theatre and is genuinely stunning. The Film I saw was Boyhood which was a Richard Linklater film following the live of a boy as he grows up. The acting was fabulous, and the story line really sweet. This film was actually filmed over the last 12 years so the actor who played the boy at 6 years old is the same actor right till the end. It is lovely to see this boy grow up, and see the whole family grow and change. I think this has to be my favourite film ever and I can't say enough good things about it, just go and see it! One of the songs in the film Hero by Family of the Year is amazing and I can't stop listening to it so I'll link it below because it is well worth a listen.

OK so that is my July favourites over, I know I say this every month but I can't actually believe it is August already, it is crazy!! Please give me a follow on Bloglovin and make sure you come back to read my next post. Hope you enjoyed and thanks for reading, 

Laura xxx


  1. You have sold me on this blender! Need one in my life!

  2. Lovely picks,specially the Glamour magazine.

  3. Ooh I deffo want to try the Breville Blend a blender!

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  4. I'm so annoyed that I missed the Glamour issue that came with a free Chubby Stick!

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