I wanted to take a moment and explain why there have been so few uploads this month – you might know that I got married in the first week of July and moved to Canada so there have been quite a few changes in my life! I’ve mentioned this a few times on my Instagram but I thought I’d share it all on here too. July has been a crazy whirlwind and most of it has been celebrations and unpacking so things got too busy to balance. I didn’t want to upload sub-par content so I thought it would be best to take a break until I had everything somewhat set up. There’s still lots to sort out throughout August because I’m moving (yet again) across Canada later this year, but I’ll have a few weeks to plan and prepare lots of fresh content to upload.
Anyway… onto my July favourites – and there are quite a few of them! Most of the things I’m mentioning in this post are from the makeup category because I’ve been wearing more makeup than usual this month – there are quite a few newbies so I can’t wait to share! Starting off with skincare, I received a delixe sample of the Farmacy Honey Drop Lightweight Moisturiser with my Sephora order two weeks ago and I’m absolutely hooked. I feel like I need the full size – it smells divine, it’s very lightweight (great for the heat) but also very nourishing and hydrating. I’m keen to try more from the brand – any recommendations?
If you saw my Instagram stories last month, you might have seen that I was lucky enough to be sent a couple of boxes of goodies from Pixi. I’ve been using the Pixi Flawless Beauty Primer* as my base for the majority of this month and it’s such a great one if you like blurring and brightening primers! If you’ve read my blog for a while, you might know that my holy grail primer is the Becca Backlight Priming Filter, but this one is such a great alternative. It’s a little more affordable but it gives really great smoothing and perfecting results.
I’m all about the glow and I’ve been lusting after the Cover FX Enhancer Drops ever since they were released but I could never justify the price tag. Luckily, I spotted the Topshop Glow Drops in Phoenix that were launched last month and I picked up a bottle for around ₤12 which works so beautifully! It’s honestly one of my favourite makeup products that I own and it’s incredibly easy to use for a gorgeous dewy glow.
I also picked up the Topshop Liquid Magic Liner in Engraved and it’s been giving me the perfect on-fleek eyeliner that I needed all month without the hassle. Felt tip liners are some of my favourites for a quick wing and this one checks all the boxes – it’s affordable, it’s pigmented and it’s budge-proof so it will last all day.
I’ve been a huge fan of the Hourglass powders for as long as I started blogging, and one of my old favourites is the Hourglass Ambient Blush Powder in Diffused Heat. It gives the perfect amount of pigment and blends seamlessly into the skin so I definitely want to get my hands on more shades next time I’m in Sephora!
Speaking of seamless, the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Finish Powder has been one of my makeup saviours throughout the heat! It works so well as a lightweight powder that doesn’t cake or feel heavy on the skin, but it still helps blur and perfect anything that needs that little bit of airbrush. I’m totally smitten… definitely a top shelf powder. And because it’s from Tilbs, it looks stunning too.
For lips, I’m skipping back to Topshop because along with the glow drops and the liquid liner, I also chose the Topshop Lipliner in Beestung. This shade had such good reviews online and I wanted a ‘your-lips-but-better’ kind-of shade for the wedding. This one was perfect – it’s extremely creamy and soft but it gives such good colour and wears evenly overtime, even throughout eating and drinking. It’s incredibly inexpensive too, so I need more shades pronto.
To go with the liner, I’ve loved the Pixi Berry Tint & Sweet Silk Gloss*. I received all three shades in a box of goodies from Pixi but this one is by far my favourite. It’s such a lovely natural nude but it looks effortlessly chic paired with a winged eye. Just like the glow drops, this one has to be another all-time favourite makeup discovery. I can’t be without it now!
I thought I’d mention a quick TV favourite, and it’s an oldie but a goodie. I’ve had Friends on in the background whilst I unpack with all the moving about and it’s been so great dipping back into the show after so long! I’m sure I’ll be watching lots more of it throughout August too – it’s certainly a great show for some feel-good comedy TV.
What have been your favourites this month?