Monthly favourites : August Edition 

  
Wow these summer holidays have been LONG. Anyone else excited for the kids to be back at school next week? 

I really feel like I haven’t been able to do many blogs at all during the holidays, so massive apologies but I just haven’t really had the time at all. 
So, monthly favourites! 
Glossy Box 

The August Glossy box was pretty awesome. 4 Full size products instead of the usual 1 full size. All great products and all that I’ve been using daily since it came! 

Personal favourite is the toner by NaoBay. Having used a few items from this company before I knew I wouldn’t be disappointed. I absolutely love the packaging too. I would say it’s been one of the best toners I’ve tried and I’m SUPER happy it was a full size instead of a sample!  
 

Real techniques expert face brush 


Honestly don’t know what I ever did before this brush? I use it for everything! It’s so amazing, my makeup goes on beautifully and blends really well. I would recommend this brush to everyone! 
 

My bedroom purchases 

My bedroom is no where near finished, but it’s at the point where it looks comfortable enough to wait a little while to do anything else (after Christmas preferably when I actually have money 😂). 

The mandala wall hangings were sent from India but purchased on eBay for 13.99 each which is a huge bargain considering places like urban outfitters sell them for around £40. 

Also the individual drapes/voile on my 4 poster bed were only £2 each, which I think transformed the whole room on its own.  
    
    
 
Down the rabbit hole


I started this book a few weeks ago, I don’t have much time to read at the moment but I haven’t been able to put it down! Lots of secrets being exposed about Hugh Hefner, very interesting read! I picked my copy up from Amazon on pre order for around £13.  
 
Kate Moss Long lasting Nude lipstick range 


Thanks to a dear friend I managed to complete my collection of the nude range. And I absolutely LOVE them all. They last well, are moisturising and smell lovely! Best of all they are cheap!! 

I will be doing a blog soon swatching all of them for you. So keep an eye out!  
 

Lush Cosmetics – The Comforter Shower Cream 

If you don’t like sweet smells then this won’t be for you. But my oh my does this smell good enough to eat! Leaves me smelling like candy for hours. I absolutely love it!! 

I’ve been waiting for it to become a sinks for a while as it was an Oxford street exclusive. The comforter bubble bar is one of my favourite products by them so I knew I would love this. 

  

So that’s my monthly favourites! Thanks so much for reading. Let me know if you have tried any of the above products and what you thought in the comments down below. 

Sam 

Xoxo

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July Favourites 💕💕💕

  


I feel like this month has been SO long. More than likely because the summer holidays have started and we haven’t been able to get out much! 

Kids have been attached to my hip almost constantly, hence the lack of blogging. I hadn’t anticipated that I wouldn’t be able to keep up with my one blog a day routine. So currently in just trying to get one up as often as I can! 

So! This months favourites. 


Primark Candles

After seeing a few of my favourite bloggers mention them on some of their posts, I grabbed a couple to try when I was there a few weeks ago. 

I bought 3 in total. Two of the 3 wick ones and a single wick. 

They smell amazing! And I love the presentation of the 3 wicks that are in tins.  

The tins were £3.50 and the single candle was £2. Well worth the money in my opinion! Not only are they are bargain, but they look nice and smell great. 


 



Scentsy Warmer 

After being sent a warmer to trial for a blog post. I loved it so much that I bought my own! For those of you that haven’t read my scentsy blog, these are basically an electric wax burner. So no need for tea lights! You just plug them in. And pop a wax melt on top. 

The smell is amazing! And there’s a huge range of scents and warmers to choose from. Check out my blog for details on where to purchase. 

I chose the Bali, for obvious reasons and I adore it. 

  


Mandala Wall Hanging 

Purchased from India only last week and it’s arrived already! Urban outfitters are charging around £40 each for something similar. And as you will have seen from my recent post, we will soon be decorating our bedroom. So we have started to buy bits and pieces. 

This was £13.99 on eBay, with free postage. I was expecting it to take ages with it being from India but arrived in just under a week. It’s absolutely enormous! 

I have ordered a few others, and have some more in my watch list as I’m not sure how many I will need as I’m recovering my blanket box and the seat of my chair. All in different colours of course. 

Excuse the picture, I obviously won’t be hanging them till we have decorated, so I’ve put it on my bed to show you.  


 



Estée Lauder Double wear foundation 
Not really sure why I put off purchasing this for so long, mainly the price tag because I usually spend no more than £10 on a foundation. 

Everyone knows my love for drugstore makeup brands but I just had to try it and WOW what a difference. 

Although I personally find it too heavy for basic day to day, it holds up to everything that it promises and I have used it an awful lot. 

It lasts all day, to the point I find myself scrubbing it off my face at the end of the day. My face never feels dry, the coverage is amazing. It’s an all round winner. 

However I think this shade is too dark for me, fine for when I have fake tan on but not without, so will be trying a different shade next time! 


  



Barry M – Make me blush cream

Just recently I was talking to a friend about the memory I had of being a little girl and watching my mum use her lipstick on her cheeks as rouge. And this product totally reminded me of that, so that’s why I bought it! 

They have a few different shades, but I like bright pink on my cheeks. Goes on lovely and I just blend it in with a brush!

  


Lush – Gay is ok soap

Smells fruity, spicy and gives a bit a of twinkle. I absolutely LOVE it. But that’s nothing new, there doesn’t seem to be much that I don’t love from Lush. 

  


Garnier – Micellar Cleansing water 

I have super sensitive skin, so I don’t really have a skin care routine because most products really irritate my face. 

However, I purchased this and i absolutely love it. It’s so gentle on my skin, leaves me feeling fresh but also takes my makeup off like a dream! 

I use it every morning when I wake up and then use it before bed to take my makeup up. 


 


Glossy box favourite – Teoxane cosmeceuticals – Perfect skin Refiner 

I’ve noticed an incredible difference in my skin with this product, so much so that I dug my glossy box information card out to see how much the full sized product is.  

😐 It’s £70…. There has to be something similar out there for cheaper?! Does anyone know of a different brand? If not, I really think it’s something I might have to save up for because it’s honestly amazing. 

I apply it after I’ve taken all my makeup off and cleansed my skin. It stings a little when I’m applying it but I’ve been told that’s supposed to happen. 

My skin already feels more taught and smoother than it has been in a long time! 


 


So that’s Julys favourites! What’s been your favourite products this month? Comment below or link me to your blog so I can read about them! 

Thanks so much for reading.

Sam 

Xoxo 

Monthly Favourites (June Edition) 

 
June has been a great month for favourite products! I had too many so cut my list down and will perhaps include the rest in next months post. 

So here we go.. 

Sleek Matte Me liquid lipstick in shade Birthday Suit 💕

Good lord I love this lipstick. Everything about it from the shade (which is totally perfect), the consistency and how long it lasts! It literally lasts all day, I have to take it off in the evening and I’ve never had to do that with a liquid lipstick before. It reminds me a lot of the Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lipsticks, but dare I say I love these more? And at around £7 they are a fraction of the price. They certainly stay on longer than ABH and the mixture isn’t as watery which I much prefer as I find myself having to blot the ABH dry if I’m in a hurry. LOVE LOVE LOVE this product.  

Sleek highlighting palette in shade Precious Metals💕💕

I’m really quite obsessed with Sleek at the moment. I find myself browsing Ebay almost constantly for different products. I stumbled across this when looking for contouring Palettes. I’ve been using it a few weeks now as part of my everyday makeup routine. It highlights my face really well, especially good for under eyes and tops of cheekbones. It’s 3 cream sections and one powder for Cupid’s bow, although I don’t tend to use that part. It has quite a glittering shimmer to it. Sean said I sparkle like the Vanpires in Twilight 😂

 


Collection work the colour eyebrow kit💕💕

Ive spoken on a previous blog about how much I adore this product. I bought it in the airport for £2.99 as was in a rush. It’s one of the best eyebrow kits I’ve ever used. Comes with 3 colours black, medium brown and blonde. A double ended application brush and a clear mascara for setting. I really recommend this product. I love it so much that I might not ever change it 😱

  
NYX matte finish setting spray💕💕

I will literally buy anything NYX related because I love the brand so much. More than likely my favourite makeup brand EVER. So when I seen this I had to buy it to try. And as always it’s perfect. Gives my face a matte look after makeup application, but also firmly sets my makeup in place for at least 12 hours! Which is more than enough for me to rate this product Excellent! 

  
Lush bubblegum lip scrub💕💕

YES!! Smells and tastes delicious! (That’s right it’s totally edible) I apply this in the evening before bed and in the morning before my makeup. Takes the dead/dry skin straight off my lips leaving them silky soft and smooth and therefore my lippy goes on perfect! Also you only need to use the smallest amount so even though the tub is £5.95 it will last you absolutely ages. 

  
Monuspa rosewood reviving mist💕💕

This was a product I got in last months Glossy box. I was rather disappointed in that box, but this was the one product I seem to have fallen in love with. I use it first thing in the morning before applying my makeup to freshen my face up and it smells wonderful! It also says on the bottle that you can use it to set makeup also but I’m yet to try spraying it after makeup application because obviously Ive been using the NYX product. 

  
Argan Oil💕💕

I bought this from Home Bargains for less than £2 and it really has helped with my hair. My hair is pretty dry now from all the bleaching not to mention the split ends. And this is slowly but surely starting to make a difference to the overall condition/feel of my hair. I apply this to towel dried hair but in very small amounts otherwise it will make your hair greasy. If I know I’m not going out the next day, I literally smother my hair in it and just let it sit. 

  
So that’s this months favourites! Have you tried any of these products? What do you think of them. Let me know down below. 

Thanks so much for reading. 💕💕