It’s been a long time since I’ve done a favourites post, and this’ll be my first one on this blog. Instead of doing your run of the mill kind of post, I’ve given this one a little theme. You may have been able to guess it already from the title image. The theme of this months favourites is colour based – specifically, blue. It’s my favourite colour, the colour of my room, and coincidentally the colour of most of this months favourite items!
There’s something about writing up a monthly favourites post that makes me feel oddly nostalgic. It takes me back to the old-school blogging days; before everyone was self hosted and nobody had a clue what SEO was. I haven’t done a post like this in a long time and I feel like they could make more of an appearance from now on as I really enjoyed creating this one.
Let’s get down to it! What have I been loving this July?
Barry M Nail Polishes
I’ve got quite the collection of Barry M polishes which has grown considerably over time. They’re a super affordable highstreet brand and they’re also cruelty free! This is important to me as I’m currently trying to switch over to cruelty free beauty.
Strengthening my nails is something I’m always trying to do. Over the years, my nails haven’t been in the best shape. This is mainly due to my terrible nail-biting habit, and a love/hate relationship with acrylic nails. I turned to the Barry M nail care polishes to help repair my natural nails. I personally love the Iron Mani for strengthening and hardening the natural nail. It dries almost instantly and gives nails a lovely natural shine.
With it being Summer, I’m loving bright and fun nail polishes. The Coconut Infusion range from Barry M have some amazing shade ranges available. I have several different shades and like to co-ordinate the colours with my outfit when I have the time. I mainly enjoy wearing this light blue shade as it looks bright and fresh while still remaining subtle.
Marc Jacobs Daisy Perfume
Since the age of fifteen, I’ve asked for a different high-end perfume every birthday and Christmas. Over the years I’ve tried scents from Chanel, Dolce and Gabbana, and now Marc Jacobs too.
When I first got this perfume, I can’t say I was the biggest fan. I previously used much stronger scents and found this one paled in comparison. It’s definitely more of a subtle scent. I’ve grown to love it over time as it’s quite fresh and reminds me of fresh linen. This bottle has lasted me since Christmas last year, considering I’ve used it almost every day I’m quite impressed.
Although I wasn’t as impressed with it in the past, I’ve grown to love it and it’s become one of my staple scents.
To shop this perfume click here (it’s currently on offer!).
Superdrug Vitamin E Moisture Mask
I’ve made it no secret that I’m incredibly passionate about skincare. My bathroom is full to the brim with copious amounts of products from cleansers to toners and creams. You name it, I probably have it!
Something I’ve always suffered with from time to time is psoriasis. It’s not been as much of an issue lately as I’ve managed to get it under control, however I’m always prone to the occasional flare-up. When this happens I need to switch up my skincare routine to deal with each separate issue. The stand-out product of this routine has got to be this moisture mask from the Superdrug skincare range.
It’s a heavy duty moisturiser which softens and hydrates dry skin without leaving a greasy residue. That’s also important for me as my skin can get incredibly oily over the course of the day. This is a staple product for me whenever the weather gets a little colder. Sadly, I’ve had to start using it this Summer due to the drop in the weather.
To shop this moisture mask, click here.
No Filter by Grace Victory
Since watching the BBC documentary “Clean Eating’s Dirty Secrets” I’ve been obsessed with all things Grace Victory. She stands up for what she believes in and has an amazing no-bullshit attitude that I can only hope to have. Her book, No Filter, launched 28th July this year and although I haven’t finished reading it yet, I’m still including it in this months favourites! I’m currently on Chapter 8 and I’m finding it hard to put down. Her story is captivating and so raw that you feel the need to know what happens next.
In addition to talking through the high and low-points of her life, Grace includes some really helpful real-life advice for those who may be struggling. This includes anything from information about self harm and depression to seeking refuge from domestic violence. I wont be posting any spoilers (I’m not that mean) but I may upload a review very soon so keep an eye out for that.
To shop the book for yourself, click here.