8/4/17

July 2017 Beauty & Lifestyle Favourites

July was a good month for testing out new beauty items - some good, some bad and some great enough to be included in my favourites!! The warm, sunny weather also reminded me of an "old bae", who seems to get much more attention during the summer months.


Continue reading if you're interested in the products I couldn't put down last month!

Beauty:

L'Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara
If you have seen the blog post I wrote all about this mascara, then you probably already knew it was going to appear in my monthly favourites! It's just so, so good!! I like that it is both lengthening and volumizing at the same time. It holds curl like a dream and my lashes feel plush all day long.


Revlon Colorstay Crème Eye Shadow in 730 Praline
I am super impressed by this Revlon cream eyeshadow!! The shimmering champagne colour is stunning, pigmented and easy peasy to wear. It can be worn alone for a bright and effortless look, but it's also beautiful when paired with my next favourite! It comes with a sneaky built-in brush that I actually enjoy using (for once) and the formula is practically budge proof. I have tried using a primer underneath and found that it started to crumble and dry out throughout the day, so I definitely think these are best when used alone!



Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette
I never thought I would be such a fan of warm-tones eyeshadows but this palette surprised me. It's been my go-to all month and I've had so much fun experimenting with different looks. Each shadow is buttery, pigmented and they blend nicely. I'm especially keen on the shades Lumbre, He Devil, Dirty Talk, Scorched and Ember.


Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Longwear Nail Enamel in Beginner's Luck
I published an entire post to this beautiful nail polish not too long ago, so I won't blab forever. The iridescent pink colour is beautiful and makes me feel like a mermaid!! What more could a girl want?? The formula is also very long-lasting and impressive, especially for a drugstore product. It's I wore the entire month!


Philosophy Amazing Grace Perfume
This itty bitty little bottle of perfume was a 250 Beauty Insider point perk from Sephora and was my favourite fragrance of July! I have used Amazing Grace in the past and I love it just as much now as I did back in the day. It's so fresh, clean and sophisticated! It may not look like it, but I have used the perfume quite a bit since receiving it around mid-July, therefore a little goes a long way. My only complaint is that I wish it had a spray pump (the open top is very risky for spillage!). I'm a sucker for the small sized bottle, however, which is perfect for tucking into a purse pocket.


NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Powder in Sunny
A.k.a. Old bae! I seem to fall more in love with this affordable, drugstore bronzer every summer - particularly when I have a tan. I like that it's matte and leans more terracotta, warming up my skin and making me look sun-kissed (even though truly my face is much more pale than my body thanks to lots of sunscreen and frequent exfoliation). It's slightly powdery but blends nicely (not patchy) and looks quite natural on the skin. It also compliments any eye look I create using the Urban Decay Naked Heat palette. It's practically all I've worn for the past few weeks and most days I'll skip blush, choosing to use a small amount of this bronzer on my cheeks instead.


Lifestyle:

Nike Juvenate Back and White Running Shoes
These running shoes saved my life when Dev and I were in Europe and if I had written a June favourite's blog post (yes...I'm guilty) they would have been featured then! We did so much walking and I can only imagine how sore my feet would have been if I had only packed sandals. Surprisingly, I've been reaching for them on a regular basis since - even more so than flip flops or slides - and I'm so happy I made the splurge. They match a ton of different outfits and trick me into thinking I'm an 'athleisure' fashionista!


They got a little dirty last weekend while playing my new favourite sport...Frisbee Golf, or Disc Golf, or Frolf...whatever it's called. 


PC Buffalo Wing Sauce
I put this sh*t on everything! Now, I know that's not the right slogan for this hot sauce, but it's the truth! I love using this tangy, spicy condiment on pretty much everything and anything - especially eggs! It's also 0 calories, therefore making it a much better option than sugary ketchup or BBQ sauce.


The OA on Netflix
It seems like eons ago since I finished this series but that's because I watched the entire thing in just a few days at the beginning of the July. In my defence, there was only eight episodes. However, had there been more I have no doubt I would have spent more time watching the mysterious show and less time writing blog posts, doing laundry, and let's be honest...showering. Have you seen that commercial where the couple binge watches Netflix long enough for the man to grow a beard? Yep...that very well could have been me.

It's definitely very strange but I think that's what I like best. It's unlike anything I have ever seen before and each episode left me with unanswered questions. I don't know about you, but I love shows that do this! I have so much fun speculating about what may happen next or how a story may end. To summarize, it's about a girl who goes missing for seven years and returns as "The Original Angel" with mysterious powers and an interesting story.

What were some of your favourites from the month of July??

xxx

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