Monthly Favourites | July



The past month has been completely hectic for me as my dad was here visiting from Australia and I've spent the past four weeks travelling all over the UK to spend time with him. That's meant living out of suitcases for a good few weeks and sticking to the same products week in week out (due to the fact I was lazy and couldn't be bothered switching things up in my makeup and wash bags between trips). That also means I don't have a massive amount of favourites this month - I feel like I haven't had much chance to try new products but there are a few gems I've discovered as well as some regular favourites...

As you can see from the selection above, I haven't been trying out many new skin or hair care products recently but I have been trying a couple of new beauty products and rekindling my love for some old favourites. Two new products I've been loving are the Too Faced Natural Eyes palette which my lovely boyfriend bought for me for my birthday and the Revlon Photoready foundation which I bought on a recent trip to Boots. The eyeshadow palette has been my go-to for a good few weeks now as its just perfect for creating a natural eye look. I love that it has a mixture of matte and shimmery shades and I've been using it for both day and evening looks so its very versatile. Its also really cool that each row represents a different look (day, classic and fashion) and although I prefer to mix and match, this is a really nice idea, especially if you're new to makeup. I'll be reviewing this in full soon with swatches so keep your eyes peeled!

Revlon foundations have always been on my 'must try' list so when I was recently sent a Boots voucher, I immediately headed for the Revlon counter. I originally wanted to get the Colorstay foundation as its a blogger favourite but unfortunately they didn't have my shade. However, I was clearly meant to get the Photoready version instead as I've been really enjoying using it - its quite lightweight but has good coverage and makes my skin look really radiant. Again, keep your eyes peeled for a full review.

A few products I've owned for a while now but am still loving are the Benefit Watt's Up highlighter, the Urban Decay 24 hour eye liner in the shade 'Zero', Tanya Burr's lipgloss in 'Picnic in the Park' and a super old favourite Revlon lip butter in the shade 'Lollipop'. The Benefit highlighter is one of my more recent discoveries but I've been using it almost every day for the past couple of months to add dewy glow to my skin - you can read my full review here which explains why I love it so much! The Urban Decay eyeliner has been my go-to liner for the past couple of weeks after losing my MAC Smolder pencil and I'm impressed by it - I wouldn't say it beats MAC to the top spot but its definitely a close second and I haven't felt the need to rush out and repurchase my Smolder pencil just yet. My favourite lip combo over the past month would have to be my favourite Revlon lip butter 'Lollipop' which I'd consider one of my all time favourite lip products due to the beautiful berry pink shade and creamy formula paired with Tanya Burr's lipgloss in 'Picnic in the Park'. I love that Tanya's lip glosses aren't at all sticky and this soft pink shade is really flattering and can be worn over other lip products or on its own.

Although I haven't been delving into any new skin or hair care products recently, one thing I have switched up is my fragrance. My dad bought me the L'Occitane Cherry Blossom Eau de toilette from duty free on his way here and I'm absolutely in love with it. I love anything cherry scented so this perfume is my perfect scent - its sweet without being sickly, fresh and very feminine. I also love the sleek glass bottle! As well as the fragrance I've also been loving the matching cherry blossom shower gel and hand cream - using all three products together ensures the cherry fragrance sticks around even longer!


Have you tried any of these products? Let me know what you've been loving lately in the comments below!

Lots of love,

37 comments

  1. really want to try the revlon foundation :)

    emily xx

    http://emilycouture95.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. I love Watt's Up, it so good! Now I want to try the Revlon foundation, I like the colourstay but find it a little thick x

    Victoria | VIXWILL

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  3. I really want to try the Watts Up highlighter! I want to know how it compares to my bobbi brown shimmer brick :)

    Jennaloves3.blogspot.com
    xoxo

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  4. I love Watts Up! too, it's such a pretty highlight! The Too Faced palette is on my wishlist, I've been resisting buying it for what feels like forever now!

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  5. all such pretty products xx

    http://cristynottingham.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. That too faced palette looks so gorgeous but I definitely do NOT need another neutral palette! Great post, definitely a few things I want to try in there x x

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  7. I adore L'Occitane Cherry Blossom and Benefit Watt's Up.

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  8. A cherry fragrance sounds beaut!

    Really need Watt's Up in my life!

    Georgina from FOX ON THE HUNT

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  9. This month I've been loving the Sally Hansen Cuticle Remover for a polished manicure. I wrote my july monthly favourites on my blog if you're interested in reading it!

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  10. Love the look of the palette! Watts up higlighter is amazing i love it!
    xprincessjas | ♥

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  11. I loove the revlon lip butter in Lollipop!! My favourite! Would like to try that too faced palette love the neutral colours

    Nivii x
    Nivii's Diary | UK Fashion Blog

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  12. I'm a big fan of the Revlon Photoready primer...so I'll need to test the foundation!

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  13. I love the Benefit Watts Up Highlighter, Ive had mine for a while now and sometimes forget to use it so I must dig it out of my collection again! That Too Faced palette looks lovely, I've been wanting to try their eyeshadows for a while now but wasn't sure whether to go for this one of the Boudoir Eyes one!

    Lipgloss & Lashes

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  14. I really want to try out one of the Two Faced Pallet's, I love the names! I'm also a big fan of the Revlon Lip Butters. Hayley x
    http://berrybeautyblogging.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. I love the look of that palette, so beautiful!
    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

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  16. gasp practically everything on this favourites are things I would love to try! That eyeshadow palette is just amazing! I'm half and half about the foundation - I don't think I would use it on a daily basis. :)
    anjnaharish-thoughtsofagirl.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. The Too Faced palette was in my favourites too, it's gorgeous xx

    kizzyhearts.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. That palette is amazing! I love all of your favorites :)

    Kisses, Kali
    | Kali's inspiration board |

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  19. Benefit's Watts Up is my favorite creamy highlight! It's so beautiful!

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  20. Can't get enough of the Revlon lip butters~

    LIVE . IN . LOVE

    ~

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  21. I just don't think you can beat UD liners, nothing else I've tried compares!

    Belle ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  22. Such great favourites. I've been so tempted to try that too faced palette. I keep telling myself I don't need anymore neutral shadows but I just can't resist. Too gorgeous!

    http://speakingbeautyuk.blogspot.co.uk/

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  23. Oh I'm
    A cherry blossom
    Addict so that perfume sounds to die for . Hi from London k x

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  24. I need that Too Faced palette!

    http://shewhoisshort.blogspot.co.uk/

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  25. I love Revlon photoready foundation, it was my fave for a very long time :D I'm also loving Watts Up too, It's amazing! :D

    www.violetdaffodils.com
    xx

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  26. I love tany burrs lipgloss and the revlon lip butters! Great blog btw :)
    emsie99.blogspot.com

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  27. The colours in the palettes are so beautiful.

    Michelle xo
    MDNBLOG.blogspot.com

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  28. Hearing a lot of buzz about this Toofaced palette. Think I might just purchase...

    BLEURGH - http://www.bleurghnow.com

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  29. I love love love the Tanya Burr lipglosses and that shade is lush. Iv'e heard a lot of good things about the too faced natural eyes palette, so might have to purchase it soon!! Love your blog by the way.

    Leah xx
    http://leahbrownebeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  30. I have the Urban Decay eyeliner in Bourbon which is a brown eyeliner and I love it, I only recently got it and it's great! I really want to try the Tanya Burr lip glosses as well, everyone and their Mum has got one! xxx

    Blog This With Hannah

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  31. Totally love that Benefit highlighter - I thought it was going to be so odd because it's a creamy texture, but I really love it.

    XO, G from grace'd

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  32. The colours in the Too Faced palette look absolutely stunning. Right up my street.

    Joy @ Joy-Ann | UK Beauty & Lifestyle
    xx

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  33. Too faced palettes are my favourites! I love their colour combos so am not surprised as to why it is in your July favourites! Oh, and the benefit highlighter seems a must try! <3

    xoxo,

    BerryBloomXO.com | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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  34. Great July favorites , I love the too faced natural palette , great for everyday use isn't it :D
    Melissa x
    http://melissazia.co.uk

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  35. I really want to try the benefit highlighter, it looks amazing! It would be great if you'd check out and follow my fashion and beauty blog :)

    taraclare.blogspot.co.uk

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