Wednesday, 31 July 2013

July Favourites

Wow is another month over again already? I can't believe I'm into my 3rd monthly favourites post already since being back in the blogging world!
It is August tomorrow - this is crazy, I know we always say it every year but the years really do fly by as you get older!
Bit of a mix of things this month as always, I can honestly say I have become addicted to a few things over the last 4 weeks.... (no make-up this month though .... I think I am unwell! But don't get me wrong I have still bought loads in July haha)
Now smells is a BIG thing for me. If a product smells good, I'm sold! I'd be waiting for this to come into my local Boots for ages and a couple of weeks ago I spotted it and even thought it is £10.50 (which is quite alot for my current budget) I whacked it in my basket and didn't look back!
 This is the Sugar Crush Body Buttercream from Soap & Glory. I have the scrub at home and have been floating between that and The Breakfast Scrub for a while now but can I just say, the cream, to me, smells SO much better than the scrub! It is really sweet scent with a strong zest of lime but also has a creamy cake mixture type smell to it aswell. Okay that sounds weird but I think it is the Shea & cocoa nut balm and almond oils! I am addicted to this product! Every time I see it in my room I have to have a smell and put it on either my arms or legs! I put this all over my body after my shower every morning and I love it, I cannot wait to get the body wash aswell!

Next up in my new purse. I like to switch up my purse/wallet alot as I get easily bored and this is one I've had my eye on for a while! Ted Baker purses are so gorgeous and the quality of them is amazing. I recently went to Gunwharf Keys in Portsmouth which has a Ted Baker outlet in it and thought I would treat myself. 
They are normally anything between £75 and £85 so this has obviously put me off in the past! But I went in and this was actually the first one I picked up. I loved the colour and as soon as I looked inside and saw the lining was French Bulldogs (my dream dog) I knew it was the one!
 It was £50 but because I'm a very lucky girl (and it was out anniversary) my boyfriend put £20 towards it so I only had to pay £30 for it! I know this is going to last me years and years and there is noway I'm going to get bored of this one anytime soon!

This is a product which was actually recommended to me from a friend (Hey Lottae!)! After alot of 7am and 7:30am starts recently at work (I am NOT a morning person) I have started to develop major bags under my eyes! I've never really had this problem before where they are so visible but this product is actually amazing at keeping them at bay! 
It is the Garnier Skin Naturals Caffeine Eye Roll-on for Anti-bags and anti-dark circles! You can apply this as many times a day as you feel necessary (I normally only use it 2 or 3 times). All you do is apply it to your under eye in light and gentle circular motions! It is a roller ball dispenser so you don't need to worry about how much to use or making a mess! I can say with confidence that this has 100% helped reduce the appearance all the bags under my eyes and always makes me eyes feel more alert and awake ... must be the caffeine!

Another product now which had me sold by its smell! With the weather getting a bit colder now my lips have been getting a bit dry and chapped once again. Normally I am all for Vaseline and I recommend it to anyone who says they have sore lips but I have recently stumbled across my new holy grail
I am usually very fussy with lip balms as I never feel like anything works as well as Vaseline for me but I saw the flavour of this lip balm/butter from Nivea recently and was immediately drawn to it. 
This is the Nivea Lip Butter in Vanilla & Macadamia. I thought I'd give it a go and thought even if it didn't work as well as Vaseline at least I can enjoy the smell BUT I was pleasantly surprised after using it to find out it works just aswell! I now take this everywhere I go and have it next to my bed at night, definitely something I will be re-purchasing over and over again!
I won't bore you with a huge paragraph about this product as I have done a WHOLE post on it earlier this week! But it has to be in my July favourites as it is truly an amazing product. Check out all my thoughts on it here - Moroccanoil Treatment - My New Best Friend.
Soap & Glory's Scrub Of Your Life is a product that I first used years ago as a teenager. I remember buying it purely for the comment on the front of the bottle which states it can get rid of the horrible red bumps on the backs of your arms. Now, I am a major sufferer of this and I seriously HATE it, like where do they come from? Why do only some people get them? They suck!
I was thinking the other week about the time I had a scrub which really helped with them and after alot of detective work I remembered it was this! A few weeks later and I have to say that once again it has been working a charm and has helped clear the red bumps up alot. Not to mention its lovely packaging and smell - thank you Soap & Glory another great product!

Last but not least is some music that I have been loving this month (and for a while now!).
Ariana Grande is known best for her role in Victorious but since she released her single 'The Way' a few months ago I have been obsessed with her and her voice. ( I play this song - every single day.)
This girl has some SERIOUS talent, I mean Whitney and Mariah level. 
She is incredible, just check out her youtube channel (osnapitzariand watch a few of her personal videos! My favourite is her doing impressions, her Britney and Judy Garland impressions are so so amazing, this girl can SING! (Oh and I did I mention I swear to god she is Cheryl Cole's mini twin!!!)
Here is her new single "Baby I" - this really reminds me of the sort of RnB I was listening to about 10 years ago or so - I love it! 
Also check out her song with Mika called Popular Song it is so catchy, I love a good pop song!


What have you been loving in July? 
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  1. Nivea Lip Butters are amazing, and Vanilla & Macadamia smells best of all :D x

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    1. I can't believe I hadn't owned one before! Really want to gt the caramel one aswell! x

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  2. The purse is so gorgeous!!

    Molly x Lyon Notes

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  3. I absolutely love the Nivea lip balm and Soap & Glory scrub, two of my all time faves! I'm a sucker for Soap & Glory products, although my favourite body butter has to be The Righteous Butter, the smell is so more-ish! The purse you picked up is beautiful, hot pink is always good!xx

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    1. Ahhh me too, I know one day I will own them all haha! I have the righteous butter aswell, I love how thick it is!! xxxxxxx

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    2. Have you tried the big tub of Smoothie Star Buttercream? It smells amazing! Like almonds and cookies and sugar, so good. My fiance hates it thought, says I smell like biscuits, haha. That won't stop me applying it liberally along with my other Soap & Glory faves!xx

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  4. Ooh the caffine eye roll on sounds so good! I've been after something to wake my eyes up in the mornings so I'm gonna pick this up asap, thank you :) also I feel you on the Ariana Grande songs, popular song is maybe the catchiest thing I have ever heard, love the video too! xx

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    1. It is really good and has seriously helped my tired looking eyes! It's on offer in Boots at the moment aswell, think I got £4 off! Yes, I love her so much! x

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  5. I saw that ted baker purse in store the other day, it's so nice! I need to try out more soap & glory products xx

    Jess | J.S & Makeup

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    1. I'm so in love with it, very happy girl haha! x

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  6. Love anything by Soap & Glory. Love your blog. xx

    http://heartsstarsandtea.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Me too! I swear all their products are perfect! x

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  7. That clutch is gorgeous! I love the hot pink colour :)

    AddictedtoOPI

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  8. Completely fallen in love with that Ted Baker purse, might fork out for one myself :)

    Lovely blog!

    www.themakeupdirectory.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

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    1. Wish I included a photo of the inside - it is soooo cute! Definitely worth the splash! x

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  9. I get those pesky red bumps all over the tops of my arms, makes me really self conscious! Going to HAVE to get this then. Thanks for the recommendation! :) x

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    1. It does work really really well for me, hope it can help you too! xxx

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  10. Just to let you know, I absolutely love your blog, and I've nominated you for a Liebster Award over on mine! :] x

    Hollie ~ From Eden

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    1. Awww thank you SOOO much Hollie!!! xxxx

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  11. OMG That Buttercream must smell heavenly and I'm glad the Garnier Skin Naturals Caffeine Eye Roll-on works well for you sine it never did anything for me x

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    1. It is sooo nice I really can't wait for the bodywash to come back into stock!! Ahh that is such a shame :(! xxxx

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  12. I absolutely LOVE that Garnier eye roll! Perfect for those mornings when you just want to hit the snooze button another half a dozen times! xx

    Daphne | Peanut Butter and Chocolate Life | bloglovin

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    1. Yes it really is.... in fct I'm going to go and use it now and I feel my eyes dropping already haha! xxx

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  13. Oooh you've picked some great monthly favourites! I don't have the Garnier eye roll but I have a simple one, they're so good for making me feel a little more awake in the mornings! I also have a Ted Baker purse and I'm so in love with it, they look so luxurious don't they!Xxx

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    1. Thank you! Yes it works wonders!! Ooo yeah I just love it, like a child haha! x

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    Zara (Bows and Pearls)

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  15. I have the raspberry version of the nivea lip butter, it's amazing! I definitely want to try the vanilla and macadamia next!

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    1. Everyone keeps saying to get the raspberry one - need to try it! xxxx

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  16. I have nominated you for the Leibster award!
    Visit my blog to find out more...

    www.accordingto-ellie.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. I love my ted baker purse! Your one is so pretty as well, gorgeous shade of pink. That Nivea lip balm sounds gorgeous I'm definitely going to keep an eye out for it
    Kirsty x

    Prettybugblog.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, I do love it! and yes you have too I am addicted to the stuff now! x

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  18. I've heard so much about Ariana Grande, but truth be told, I never checked out her music until you linked it (so thanks!). I really like 'Popular Song', pretty much because Mika :3

    Everyone talks about the Soap and Glory products, and I've never tried them, but the scrub sounds like a good place to start! (I've got some weird bumps to buff away ._.'')

    Vanessa | Citron and Guavaberry ʘ‿ʘ | Makeup & Silly things

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    1. Yay so glad I've got you listening to her, she is amazing! Soap & Glory is definitley worth trying, if you aren't sure then just get the small travel sized products first to see if you like them :)! xxxxxx

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  19. Oh my god, I'm in LOVE with that ted baker purse!! And the oil is such a life-saver for dry hair!:) love your blog, followed you hun, be fab if you could take a look at my blog?
    www.trustinvogue.com
    xxxx

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    1. Thank you so much for following :)!!! I will do xxxxx

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  20. Some lovely choices! I agree with you, a smell totally sells the product for me and I am obsessed with the Sugar Crush Soap and Glory scent. :)

    Megan.
    http://parksheartsit.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Yes, I love it so much, cannot wait to get the bodywash aswell! x

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