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CAN WE TRUST BEAUTY INFLUENCERS?

CAN WE TRUST BEAUTY INFLUENCERS?

A question I’ve seen pop up across social media, blogs and youtube recently is – Can we trust the big beauty influencers? There have been incidents where influencers have been caught out in offensive behaviour, undisclosed sponsorships and overcharging for their own products (um, hello […]

NEW I HEART REVOLUTION CHOCOLATE PALETTES

NEW I HEART REVOLUTION CHOCOLATE PALETTES

Last week, I Heart Revolution launched 4 new palettes within their chocolate palette range. I, of course, bought them all. You can find them on the Revolution Beauty website, which ships worldwide, but if you’d like to take a closer look before you buy, I’ve […]

LOOKFANTASTIC BEAUTY BOX – AUGUST 2018

LOOKFANTASTIC BEAUTY BOX – AUGUST 2018

This is the second month in a row that I’ve totally forgotten that I was meant to receive the LFBeautyBox in the post! So that was a nice surprise when it did land on my doorstep at the beginning of the month. This month’s theme […]

GLOWY SUMMER MAKEUP

GLOWY SUMMER MAKEUP

I love a glowy makeup look, especially in the summer. There’s just something about an illuminated base that gives me good vibes. It can be tricky to look glowy in the summer without looking sweaty, but I think I’ve finally got the look down with […]

TWO YEARS OF BULLET JOURNALING

TWO YEARS OF BULLET JOURNALING

When I started my blog in August 2016, I aimed to have two main topics: beauty and bullet journaling. Despite my journal content somewhat slipping off the radar (dramatically) since then, it’s still something that I use every single day and helps me organise my […]

JULY EDIT / 2018

JULY EDIT / 2018

Oh. My. God. When will this heat end?! If you’re in the UK, I’m sure you’ve seen/heard all over social media that we’re currently suffering our longest, hottest summer since the ’70s. It has been over 25°C for weeks, even reaching 36°C at one point. That […]

MAKEUP STORAGE IDEAS

MAKEUP STORAGE IDEAS

Having recently renovated a new Beauty Room, I needed some new storage ideas for the drawer units as well as more decorative storage for the pieces I want to display. I thought I would show you how I organise my makeup and also give you […]

PROJECT PAN UPDATE: WHY I GAVE UP

PROJECT PAN UPDATE: WHY I GAVE UP

Long-time readers of my blog, or subscribers to my YouTube channel may remember the time in January 2018 where I started creating Project Pan content. I started off with 5 products to ease myself into it, choosing items that were used frequently anyway, to try […]

REVOLUTION RELOADED PALETTES – 4 NEW PALETTES!

REVOLUTION RELOADED PALETTES – 4 NEW PALETTES!

Revolution recently released four new additions to the Reloaded palette collection! We were first treated to the Reloaded palettes in January of this year, and I reviewed them in this post. These palettes are £4 each and you can buy them from the Revolution Beauty […]

LOOKFANTASTIC BEAUTY BOX / JULY 2018

LOOKFANTASTIC BEAUTY BOX / JULY 2018

I actually forgot about the LFBeautyBox this month. Despite usually getting excited for a few days before it arrives usually, this month it completely slipped my mind! links are affiliated If you haven’t seen any of my unboxings before, I have a whole category here! […]


MY LIFE

JULY EDIT / 2018

JULY EDIT / 2018

Oh. My. God. When will this heat end?! If you’re in the UK, I’m sure you’ve seen/heard all over social media that we’re currently suffering our longest, hottest summer since the ’70s. It has been over 25°C for weeks, even reaching 36°C at one point. That is unheard of for us; the most summer we get is a few 22°C days sporadically throughout June-August. Our grass is basically all yellow now. Our houses are built for keeping heat in, so no A/C. There’s a water shortage. Help us. Anyway, here’s the July Edit.

At the end of every month, I’ve decided to create my monthly Edits – a mixture of product favourites, other things I’ve been loving, a life update and any other bits and pieces I want to include. It’ll be a great way to summarise my month and something interesting to look back on in the future. Links are affiliates.

BEAUTY FAVES

beauty favourites - monthly edit july

SHOP MY FAVES
MUA Bronzers / £2.50 / SUPERDRUG.COM
Revolution Fast Base Concealer / £5 / REVOLUTIONBEAUTY.COM
Barry M Brow Gel / £4.99 / SUPERDRUG.COM

I managed to spend a lot of money on makeup again this month, somehow, which means there’s a lot of new products that I’ve been loving! MUA recently released a bunch of new products, including bronzers. I have two of them, a warmer-toned one and a cool one, which is perfect for my fair skin. They aren’t too pigmented so great for me, as I prefer subtle bronzer. Revolution launched a new concealer to go with their Fast Base foundation stick! This one is an under-eye brightener that has a sponge tip applicator, meaning quick and easy coverage. I have the shade 0.5 which is pink-toned and very fair, so it highlights my under eyes nicely. The brow gel from Barry M is a new and unexpected love! It’s basically a Benefit Gimme Brow dupe, providing the ‘extra hair’ effect on your brows. Perfect for fluffy brows.

LIFESTYLE FAVES

lifestyle favourites - monthly edit july

I have some new jeans from Primark that I’ve been wearing way too often (they probably need washing), but I love them! They’re a skinny mid-rise fit with frayed ankles and a black and white stripe down the side. They’re just a bit more interesting than your standard jeans, so I’ve really been enjoying wearing them paired with my pointy Primark shoes from last month.

This candle is from Primark, and although I haven’t lit it, it smells divine, sort of like a posh men’s body spray. I love the aesthetic of it too, which is why I haven’t burned through it yet! As it’s from Primark, and they tend to go through stock quickly, I doubt I’ll be able to replace it with another when I finally do decide to light it.

LIFE UPDATE

the monthly edit july

This was my first full month of filming and working in my new beauty room! It’s been lovely to have my own space to work in, but there have been a few minor issues – the rug kept on slipping so I’ve removed it and I’m planning to put it downstairs when we decorate the dining room. I also dropped lipstick on my carpet, and although I used hairspray to remove the majority of it, there’s still a faint stain there that I can see!

Halfway through July, I started doing the Curly Girl method! There will be a dedicated blog post and video to this in a few weeks, but so far it’s seeming to make my hair a lot easier to brush, keep the shine and nice curls in place longer and reduce the frizz! We’ll see how things go.

UPLOADED IN JULY

monthly edit july

YOUTUBE
Recreating A Subscribers Makeup / Best of Revolution Makeup / Makeup I Never Use / Beauty Room Tour / Office Tour / Makeup Organisation / Testing New Makeup / Why I Gave Up / Reloaded Palettes Review / If I Could Only Keep One / Makeup Storage Ideas / Q&A / Makeup Haul

BLOG
The Best of Revolution Beauty / Beauty Room Tour / Office Room Tour / LookFantastic Beauty Box Unboxing / Revolution Reloaded Palettes Review / Project Pan Update / Makeup Storage Ideas

CURRENTLY

the monthly edit july

WATCHING /  OITNB Series 6 has just released on Netflix, so you bet we’re halfway through already / READING / I have a backlog of magazines to get through, and two books on the way from Amazon, but nothing right now / PLAYING / We just finished Human Fall Flat / WEARING / Just underwear, the house is so warm / USING / an Olay serum for bright skin / EATING / Too much, I need a diet / LISTENING TO / I’ve just got Spotify, so I’ve been listening to the 80s, 90s and 00s playlists.