I know that this is an extremely cliché thing to say, but how is it the end of July already? I mean seriously, this year is just flying by! It’s funny because when I was in my teens I used to complain about how slow time was and how it was taking forever for me to turn 18, but the truth is that ever since I turned eighteen, time has just flown by. But hey, I’m glad to see the end of July because that means I’m closer to my holiday, and gosh, do I need it! I realised that I hadn’t done a monthly favourites post on here yet, so here are a few bits that have been floating my boat for the last 30 days.

Let’s start with makeup, the Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara has been rocking my lashes! I was already a huge fan of the original formula, but the waterproof version tops it for me. It’s been hard adapting to the size of the wand because I was so used to the Guerlain one, so I have been getting mascara all over my eyelids, but it’s happening less and less every time, so hopefully I’ll get the hang of it again. It holds the curl extremely well, gives me the most beautiful long lashes and tons of volume - it’s fake lashes in a bottle pretty much.

The next thing was a surprise for me, I picked it up in Asda while I was doing my weekly food shop and it’s the L’oreal Nude Magique Cushion foundation. I had heard great things about it and although I am a huge fan of L’oreal foundations, I didn’t expect to like this as much as I do. It has such a lovely coverage and leaves the skin looking really healthy and glowy. Another makeup favourite this month is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Riviera Illuminator. It’s the most stunning rose gold highlighter that gives you that ‘wet’ highlighted look. The product is really creamy and easy to blend, and it’s also highly pigmented, so I always use a light hand because a little goes a long way with this one. 

If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you will have seen a couple of posts about nude nail polishes, and this month I completely fell in love with a new discovery. I went into Next with my boyfriend and found this little gem, it’s their Gloss Gel Effect nail polish in the shade Nudist Beach. How cute is the name? It’s a stunning beigey-brown that lasts incredibly long on the nails. I was seriously impressed! I won’t talk too much about it because I’m doing a post on my favourite nude nail polishes soon and this will be in the lineup. 

I’ve always loved The Body Shop Body Butters, but the Fuji Green Tea has been my favourite recently. It has such a fresh scent and is really easy to spread on the body, it doesn’t drag like some moisturisers sometimes do. It will most definitely be coming away with me next month. Now this next product is my secret to looking awake at the gym when I’m honestly almost falling asleep, it’s the FAB Eye Duty Triple Remedy eye cream. It has a salmon tint to it which counteracts any darkness underneath my eyes. I have tried a couple others in the past but this is the one that really stands out and makes a massive difference in my appearance. Would highly recommend for days where you don’t want to wear makeup but still want to look semi-decent. And last but not least is my fragrance of choice this past month, the Ralph Lauren Big Pony Pink Spray. I smelt this on a friend of mine a while back and loved it, so finally I got one for myself. It’s really fruity but also has a sweet side to it.

What are your favourites of this past month?

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  1. I feel the same way! Time was moving by so slowly until I turned 18. Now I'm just like where has the time gone?!

    Riviera is one of my favorite highlights! I haven't used it in a while so I really need to dust it off and put it to good use again.

    Nida | Caked To The Nines

    1. Now every time I hear teenagers complaining about time is going 'slowly' I just want to knock some sense into them haha :D

      It's so pretty isn't it? I was very impressed :) x


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