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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! […]

OFFICE ROOM TOUR

OFFICE ROOM TOUR

There’s something about a well-organised desk or office space that excites that little part of my brain labelled ‘productivity’. I’m a fan of organisation, tidiness and, well, things looking nice, but for so long I have been bundled into the front room of the house, which […]

NEW BEAUTY ROOM TOUR

NEW BEAUTY ROOM TOUR

The first room that was on our ‘to renovate’ list was my beauty room. Originally I was using what was supposed to be a living room; it was painted magnolia and we had shoved an assortment of furniture into there to try and create a […]

THE BEST OF REVOLUTION BEAUTY

THE BEST OF REVOLUTION BEAUTY

It’s no surprise to anyone that I love Revolution Beauty brands – Revolution, Revolution Pro, I Heart Revolution and Obsession. I am asked ‘what’s worth getting?’ on an almost daily basis. At the moment of writing, until they bring out more products, I literally have everything […]

JUNE EDIT / 2018

JUNE EDIT / 2018

June started with some gloomy (but still warm) weather, but ended in the hottest June we’ve had for years. Even up north, where we are, it reached 30 degrees on the last week before July. I’m not a fan of the warm weather, but I’m […]

MY DREAM EYESHADOW PALETTE

MY DREAM EYESHADOW PALETTE

When Soph released her Extra Spice palette, it got me dreaming about my own collab in the future. If it’s going to happen (when I’m richer and more famous), it’ll most likely be with Revolution, considerig 99% of my reviews are from that brand. For […]

3 SIMPLE FESTIVAL MAKEUP IDEAS

3 SIMPLE FESTIVAL MAKEUP IDEAS

Whilst elaborate and intricate festival makeup tutorials float around the internet in the midst of festival season, promising the perfect festival aesthetic for those crucial instagram pics, I sit here thinking to myself, ‘who would want to do 90 minutes of makeup in a soggy tent […]

I HEART REVOLUTION VIOLET CHOCOLATE PALETTE

I HEART REVOLUTION VIOLET CHOCOLATE PALETTE

This was a surprise release! I wasn’t expecting another chocolate palette from I Heart Revolution for another month at least, but here we are – the Violet Chocolate palette is the newest palette in the popular chocolate range, retailing at £8.99 from Superdrug and RevolutionBeauty. […]

ESSENCE MAKEUP – WHAT’S WORTH BUYING?

ESSENCE MAKEUP – WHAT’S WORTH BUYING?

Essence is a popular brand across Europe and America, but hasn’t quite made it in the UK just yet. Despite being readily available in Wilko, not many people seem to have heard of it, or if they have, they assume it’s Wilko’s own brand and therefore probably […]

SOPH X REVOLUTION: EXTRA SPICE PALETTE & LIPSTICKS

SOPH X REVOLUTION: EXTRA SPICE PALETTE & LIPSTICKS

In a move that surprised, well, no one, Soph from the youtube channel sophdoesnails has released her second collaboration with Revolution. Last time we were treated to an eyeshadow palette and a highlighter palette; this time there’s another eyeshadow palette and three nude lipsticks of […]


MY LIFE

JUNE EDIT / 2018

JUNE EDIT / 2018

June started with some gloomy (but still warm) weather, but ended in the hottest June we’ve had for years. Even up north, where we are, it reached 30 degrees on the last week before July. I’m not a fan of the warm weather, but I’m trying to embrace it before I start moaning about how cold it is in the autumn and winter. I just don’t like being sweaty!

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

june beauty favourites

SHOP MY FAVES
Miss Sporty Stick Foundation / £4 / SUPERDRUG
Soph x Revolution: Extra Spice / £10 / REVOLUTIONBEAUTY / SUPERDRUG
I Heart Revolution Violet Chocolate / £9 / SUPERDRUG / REVOLUTIONBEAUTY

I bought quite a bit of makeup this month for videos and for myself despite being completely broke. One month I will learn how to save, but June was not that month. As the brand Seventeen is being discontinued, I picked up a foundation and a powder for under £2 each, which I am loving. I’m actually disappointed they’re not making the products anymore, because I really like them. But something that isn’t discontinuing (I hope) is the Essence Make Me Brow gel and Luminous Matte bronzer. I tried them in a ‘testing’ video and fell in love. Also in a video, I reviewed the I Heart Revolution Violet Chocolate palette which has so many beautiful pops of purple, and the Soph x Revolution Extra Spice collection, which is so pretty and summery. Finally, the Miss Sporty Really Me stick foundation is an unlikely favourite, but it has been my go-to for when I’m too lazy to put on ‘proper’ makeup.

LIFESTYLE FAVES

june lifestyle favourites

I read another new book (that’s 11 this year and counting…) called Before I Go To Sleep, which is about a woman with amnesia. I enjoyed it a lot, and I didn’t realise that it had been made into a film starring Colin Firth! I’m looking forward to watching it to see how close they stuck to the book plot.

This should really be in beauty favourites but I think perfume is a bit iffy in that it’s not really beauty as you can’t see it on your skin, but it’s a beauty product. Anyway, I’m including it in my lifestyle faves. I got 4 mini Marc Jacobs Daisy perfumes which, as well as being adorable, smell delicious. They don’t have spritzers so are a little difficult to apply, but the smell is worth the few seconds of awkwardness.

LIFE UPDATE

life update june

Last month I ended my life update with the hope that I could say my beauty room is completely finished. Well… it is! Nearly. By the time you read this, there will be one little thing to do (sort out the doors, which actually isn’t a little thing. It’s quite a big thing). Carpet is fitted, walls are wallpapered and painted, curtains are up, skirting boards are glued and painted, furniture is moved. I will be filming a ‘Beauty Room Tour’ at the beginning of July, so make sure you’re subscribed to my YouTube channel if you want to see that. I got to go to IKEA and shop to my heart’s content in mid-June, which made me very happy.

I’ve started posting content on IGTV – I’ve decided to put cut-down versions of my YouTube videos up there, as well as daily vlogs, hauls, swatches and makeup looks. I’m not sure if it’ll take off or not as a video platform, but I thought I’d get in there early so I can be one of the first if it does.

UPLOADED IN JUNE

june uploads

YOUTUBE
Beauty Favourites June 2018 / Prom Makeup Tutorial / How to Bake & Set Makeup / Makeup I’d have if YouTube didn’t Exist / Testing Essence Makeup / Overpriced Makeup / Festival Makeup Tutorial / Newest vs Oldest Makeup / Soph x Revolution Extra Spice Collection / I Heart Revolution Violet Chocolate Palette / Revolution Glitter Palettes & Glitter Bombs / Makeup I Want Brands to Release / Drugstore Stick Foundations Tested

BLOG
Prom Experience & Makeup Look / How to Set your Makeup / LookFantastic Box June 2018 / Soph x Revolution Extra Spice Collection / I Heart Revolution Violet Chocolate Palette / Essence Makeup: What’s Worth Buying? / 3 Simple Festival Makeup Ideas / My Dream Palette

CURRENTLY

june edit

WATCHING /  Nothing! We’re waiting for new series to start in July on Netflix / READING / Again, nothing right now. I’m planning to re-read a few old books though / PLAYING / Mario x Rabbids on the Switch / WEARING / As little as possible – it’s 30 degrees! / USING / Nivea Hydra Gel Moisturiser / EATING / Homemade fudge / LISTENING TO / People playing the Sims 4 Seasons whilst I’m writing blog posts.