July Favourites 2014


Hey everyone,

July has been quite a long winded month, but I still feel strange welcoming August into my life. August usually means that the Summer is coming to an end and that I need to start buying school supplies ASAP before all the good school bags are gone.. happens every year! July has been quite a dull month beauty wise, as I haven't really been buying much makeup lately. I need some new revolutionary product to come into my life! I've read a good few books and discovered new music artists galore, so I've scraped together my July favourites to share with you all.

Urban Decay Naked eyeshadow palette- One product I've been using religiously over the past few months in the renowned Naked palette. I know, I know- this palette is plastered over the majority of beauty blogs out there, which is why I've held off mentioning it for a while now! That said, it's definitely worth the hype in my eyes. I love using 'virgin' as a highlighter too.

No7 Beautiful Skin Day Cream- I'd been on the hunt for a new moisturiser for a while, and randomly decided to buy this pot of joy with a No7 voucher I had. I'm a big No7 fan- the products aren't too pricey, but work wonders for my skin. It's quite light but also leaves the skin slightly matte which is perfect for my combination skin. 

Oriflame Volume Blast mascara*- I was given this to try out at an event, so I've been testing it over the past month. In all honesty, I don't agree that it makes my lashes very voluminous at all- but it certainly lengthens them! I particularly like using this on my bottom lashes, because I like thick top lashes but spidery bottom ones. 

Catrice Smokey Eyes pencil- I've had this eyeliner for quite some time now, but I've only rediscovered my love for it this month! I really like the grunge-y, messy smokey eye trend that's been doing the works lately, and this pencil is perfectly smudgeable. 

Book Of The Month:
July's book of the month is Lola And The Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins. I absolutely adored this book! I read Stephanie's first book, Anna And The French Kiss last year and it's honestly one of the best books I've read. Although I still prefer Anna, Lola And The Boy Next Door still blew me away. Stephanie's brilliant style of writing mixed with her loveable characters makes a truly good book. The books are slightly interlinked, but you can read them in any order, if you want. This book is about a costume loving teen called Lola as she battles a choice between her rockstar boyfriend and her quirky neighbour next door. That's all I'm going to say!  I can't wait for Isla And The Happily Ever After now. 

Album Of The Month:
I first discovered Glasgow-born band Honeyblood on Twitter, and their album highly impressed me. They remind me of The Runaways with a bit of First Aid Kit and Haim- a perfect combination for the ears, if I do say so myself! Their debut self-titled album has been on repeat on Spotify for me since it was released. Do, give them a listen!

What have you been loving this month? What do you think of my favourites?
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  1. I love the naked palette, def holy grail for me!

    Emma xo | Missemmalouise12.blogspot.ie

  2. I have been looking for some new music for ages... going to google Honeyblood now :D So many people have raved about stephanie perkins to me, I have to get around to reading it! Lovely post
    Kissing Winter

  3. I've been thinking about buying that no7 day cream for a while now and I happen to have a voucher. You may have just swayed me.x

  4. I've been using that No.7 day cream for years now and it's just perfect for me! I find it so lightweight but still super moisturising! :)


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