My July Favourites.

My July Favourites.

Hello my lovelies! Can you believe we’re nearly in August? It’s madness. But even in saying that, I keep thinking we must be at the end of the year already, and I think that’s because lockdown is over. Do you feel the same way?

Anyway, onto what today’s post is about; my July favourites.

Over the last month or two I’ve picked up a few things that have quickly become favourites of mine, some are beauty and hair products, some are craftings supplies, and some are things I’ve been meaning to buy myself for ages.

With all that said and done, let’s get into it!

Number 1. My new bedding!

I picked this up from Amazon and it is so insanely soft and I think it looks really cute. I’m always a bit suspicious of getting bedding online just because you never know how it will actually feel against the skin but I am more than impressed with this! I am sleeping soundly with this set, they only downside is that I don’t want to get out of bed in the morning!

Number 2 . My sketchbook and new washi tapes!

Many of you will know that I absolutely love art (and if you didn’t, feel free to check out my sketchbook tour post!) and over the last month I made the decision to actively start studying and practicing drawing and creating artwork more. One of the things I picked up for my new sketchbook is a load of washi tapes that are so incredibly pretty! I got them all from small sellers on Etsy and I really love the aesthetic my sketchbook has.

Number 3 . My wireless earbuds.
Wireless Headphones

I had been meaning to buy some of these for the longest time and kept trying to convince myself it would be a waste of money, but these get used all the time. I got these with an Amazon deal for around £25 and I didn’t realise it when I bought these, but the case charges the earbuds as well as keeping them safe which is great for when you’re on the go. The charge on these lasts for days too and they’re noise cancelling so they’re great for travelling.

Number 4 . Native deodorant and body wash.
Native Deodorant and Body Wash

For the last 5-6 years I’ve struggled with psoriasis, and someone I unfortunately get flare ups is under my arms. Because of this, I have to be extra careful with what deodorants and body washes I use, as a lot of them can set my psoriasis off. I came across Native products when listening to my favourite podcast (the Trypod by the Try Guys, its hilarious and I love those guys) and used discount code ‘Tryguys’ to get a deal on everything. Native is paraben, sulfate, aluminium and harsh ingredient free and tells you exactly what’s in their products which is perfect for people who have sensitive skin. Plus their scents are so good! My personal favourite is cotton and cedarwood which is a seasonal scent for them!

Number 5 . My earrings.
Earrings

With undertaking my project 333 wardrobe I’ve been accessorising more than before if you can believe it! I’ve been wearing these pairs of earrings quite a lot, with my all time favourites being the cute boba tea cups! The alien ones are from Asos and the others are from small businesses on Etsy!

Number 6 . Shea Moisture hair products.
Shea Moisture

Since beginning my curly hair journey, I’ve been trying all sorts of products on my hair and one brand that just seems to work for me is Shea Moisture. And I had to feature these in my July faves because I finally got my hands on their ‘Manuka Honey and Yoghurt Hydrate and Repair’ line! Every time I’ve tried to find these they’ve been out of stock everywhere but I finally managed to get them from my local superdrug! These products make my hair feel so soft and healthy and are curly girl friendly (no sulfates or silicones). One thing I will say is that they are pricey, so try and get them when there’s a deal on!

Number 7 . The Flick Stick Eyeliner.
The flick stick

I found about about this eyeliner from a Buzzfeed As Is video where they had people try this out and the results and review of the liner made me want to try it for myself. I love a good cat eye liner but they take me about 20 minutes to actually draw them on and they’re never even so using a stamp which makes them exactly the same is ideal for me. I’ve been trying these out and it literally takes my less than 5 seconds to have a cat eye!

Number 8 . A Reusable cup with straw from Killstar.
Killstar Cup

Do you find that you drink my water when you have it in a certain cup or through a straw? Just me? Well I bought this cup from Killstar and it fits about a pint of water in it, and I probably fill this thing up more than 8 times a day. It’s so pretty and encourages me to stay hydrated, so it had to be a favourite for this month.

Number 9 . Glossier Makeup.
Glossier Makeup Review

I couldn’t not have all of my new makeup in my favourites. All of the products are of such a high quality and Glossier’s ethos around beauty and makeup is so lovely, focusing on enhancing your natural beauty rather than changing how you look to fit others opinions. When I put my makeup on I feel super cute and it gives me a little extra boost for the day.

Number 10 . DIY floral glass bottles and jars.
diy flower bottle

I was scrolling through tiktok and came across a video by @new.yorkie where she had made these beautiful floral glass bottles, and it inspired me to recycle some old nutella jars and a wine bottle myself! I went out and picked some flowers, dried them (you can use baking paper and an iron to speed the process up) and then decoupage them onto the bottle and jars! Once the flowers have dried the glue goes clear and you have these extremely pretty bottles and jars! I’m using the jars as savings containers and I’m looking to make some more bottles as bedroom decor.

And those are my 10 favourites for this month! Have you got any of these in your home? What’s in your favourite things for this month? Let me know in the comments!

I think my all time favourite for this month had to be between my sketchbook and washi tapes, diy floral bottles and glossier makeup! I use creativity and art as a form of selfcare so I’m loving my new projects I’m working on, and putting on my new makeup makes me feel amazing so that had to be right up there.

Well, that’s all from me for today my loves! Have a great weekend and don’t forget your mask if you’re heading out!

Love,

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My July Favourites.

My July Favourites.

Can You Believe QE

Hello lovelies! Can you even believe we’re in August already?! This year is going so so fast, and I’m not going to lie.. I’m already getting excited about the festive season. Autumn and Winter are by far my favourite seasons, everything is so cosy and the food is so good! Anyway, onto today’s post, my July favourites.

This week I’ll be telling you about my favourite makeup/beauty products, fashion pieces and other little things I’ve picked up over the last few weeks.

So, without further adieu..

Noughty Thirst Aid Conditioning and Detangling Spray

Noughty Leave in conditioner

I absolutely love this spay, it’s been a godsend for my hair, and makes it feel amazing. As someone who religiously straightened her hair for years this is a must, it also helps that I haven’t touched the hot tools for just over 4 months, but since my hair grows so slowly the damage is still on the ends, this is an essential in my hair routine now!

Yoga Mat

Yoga mat

This one has become a very new favourite of mine, I’m a bit of a yogi, but I stopped practising for a while due to back issues (post to follow in a few weeks) but I’ve just started up again. I found it’s good for my mental health (don’t worry, I won’t start preaching saying yoga solves everything – because it doesn’t) and I treat it as self-care along with helping with my back pain.

Cacti Packing Organisers

Cacti Bags

I’ve done a fair bit of travelling/staying away from home the last few days, so these have been amazing since I have a habit of being an over-packer. These have helped me stay organised and only pack what I need to, plus they are so cute and cheap (gotta love amazon!)!

Bare Minerals Powder Foundation, Highlighter and Brush

Bare Minerals makeup

In Edinburgh I spent some time shopping in Princes Street and went and got my makeup done at a Bare Minerals counter. It was my first time having my makeup done by someone else and I loved it. I finally found a foundation that I could wear without it looking cakey, too dark/the wrong tone and it covers my acne scars and rosacea! And the highlighter is a pretty with pinky lilac tones you can see in the light.

Overcooked – Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch overcooked

Overcooked is a cute yet manic cooking game made for the Nintendo switch where you have to run around the kitchen in all sorts of areas completing orders before time runs out. I love playing this when I just want to disappear from reality for a little while. And it can be played by yourself or with as many as 4 people!

Oversized T-Shirt Dress

Tshirt dress

I picked this up the other day and it’s already a favourite of mine. With it being so hot at the moment this is perfect for staying cool, and it’s great for travelling. I’ve paired this with bike shorts and vans for a casual look and as a bonus – it feels like wearing pyjamas! And who doesn’t want to walk around basically in pyjamas all day?

Dungarees and Balloon Sleeve Top

dungarees balloon sleeve top

You might remember the dungarees from my last post, where I embroidered them with a small sunflowers to brighten them up a bit. And I absolutely love my balloon sleeve top paired with them that I embroidered myself too! I just love that sense of pride when you’re wearing something you had a hand in making.

So those are my July favourites! What have your favourite things been for July? Let me know in the comments. If you like these posts then maybe I’ll make this a monthly or bi-monthly thing! Well, that’s it for me today, have a great weekend!!

Love,

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