Friday, 1 August 2014

July Favourites!


July has been a lovely (mostly) sunny month in England; I've enjoyed walks in the sunshine, spontaneous ice cream van visits and I also got my degree results back! Graduation isn't until winter, so I have a while until I get to don my gown and mortar board, but I'm already excited. Now that August has arrived and the air is feeling a little more chilly and crisp, I thought I'd share some of the products I picked up during the month of July and have ended up loving!



Rimmel Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed Powder in Transparent
Due to temperatures reaching new highs in the UK this month I was in need of a powder I could apply over my foundation to mattify my face and get rid of that awkward sweaty shine that I get when enjoying the glorious sunshine! My friend recommended this powder and that fact that I didn't have to choose a shade of skin tone to buy it in made my life even easier. 

Real Techniques Powder Brush
I have been after one (or all) of these brushes for god knows how long now (being a student/graduate = being penniless) and purchasing the powder gave me the perfect excuse to pick one of these up. The powder brush is incredibly soft and works better than any other brush I currently own.

Benefit Lemonaid Eye Primer
Do you ever find that you apply your eyeshadow just how you like it, only for it to disappear within hours? Using this eyelid primer creates a base for your shadow which allows not only for your eyeshadow to last much longer without budging but also lets the shadow cling on hence building a thicker layer and greater pigmentation.

Rose Gold Jewellery
I am really bad at looking after rings. I don't own a single ring I haven't lost or dropped down the back of my desk at some point. For this reason I went out to buy myself a new ring or two, and found a set of plain band Topshop rings in different sizes and colours (gold, silver, rose gold and black). I have always been a sucker for rose gold and it is for this reason that this ring has become my fave! Now I just need a bracelet to match...

Topshop Kohl Eyeliner
It took me a while to come round to the idea but I'm now loving the bright eyeliner trend and couldn't resist picking one up in Topshop. The pigmentation is much better than I thought it would be and the colour lasts hours and hours! Swatches below.


What has been your favourite thing about July? Let me know in the comments :)

Lil x


11 comments:

  1. I love the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder - such a bargain & its so good at keeping my makeup in place
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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    1. Isn't it brill? :) I love how good Rimmel products are for the money you pay.
      Lil x

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  2. I want the lemon-aid now!! In desperate need of an eyeshadow primer!! xxx

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    1. It's a little pricey but definitely try it :D x

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  3. I adore the RT powder brush - it's so huge that it only takes two seconds to powder my face! x

    lillies and lipbalm

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    1. I know right?! I'm constantly hearing good things about RT :)
      Lil x

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  4. i love the rimmel stay matte powder too! My fave product at the moment has to be the soap and glory super cat eye liner. It makes winged eye liner sooo much easier to apply :) x
    http://rachelcoco.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Ooh that sounds awesome! :)
      Lil x

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  6. I'm quite curious to try that Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder. I've read wonders about it! I'm using one from kiko but since I like to test different products from time to time, I might try that one when mine is over to see if I like it better. :)

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    Sofia
    Blog: Frames and High Heels

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  7. yes yes yes! love that products!
    i'm already following your blog :)

    >> http://golden-roads.com/

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