Hello beautiful people!
Two posts in one week, I’m on a role! but I also wanted to throw in an extra post because I’m getting my wisdom teeth removed this afternoon and probably wont have another post up for about a week as I’ll be recovering from that!
I know I say this every month but I really cannot believe how quickly August has come to us! I saw a commercial for back to school shopping the other day and nearly spit out my coffee, I can’t believe summer is nearly over. Although I would be lying if I said I wasn’t super excited for fall! It’s my favourite time of year!But,July brought quite a few favourites as it was my birthday month, and I also found I was trying out a lot of new things throughout July, so let’s dig in.
My first favourite is my Urban Decay Naked 3 palette, now I know this came out ages ago but I couldn’t convince myself to buy it because I have a billion neutral palettes and I just couldn’t do it. But a week or so before my birthday I went into Sephora and just seemed to gravitate towards it, and Amber who is my best friend but we are the worst when we shop together because we feed the other’s make-up addictions. So she convinced me (not that I needed a lot of convincing) to pick it up, and I told myself it was an early birthday present to myself haha. I have to say though I am not sorry at all that I spent the money on this palette ($62) It is absolutely beautiful and I love the pink tones in all the colours. I also find the tones really flattering for my skin tone and eye colour, basically I’ve been wearing this every single day since I bought it.
I unfortunately ran out of my favourite leave in conditioner in July and I have been unable to find it anywhere since! I think they may have discontinued it, so to my dismay I had to go on a hunt for a new one and let me tell you It was a struggle but in the end I was highly highly impressed with the Dove nourishing oil care leave in cream ($6). This stuff is meant to control frizz and leave your hair feeling smooth and soft and shiny, as it’s enriched with oils. It really does everything it says on the bottle and smells great to boot, I apply about a dime sized amount of this to my towel dried hair starting at the ends and working whatever’s left on my hands into the rest of my hair and I find it really does leave my hair softer and smoother no matter how I style it, I really can’t complain about the price either as it’s so reasonable, I may have found a new favourite. Leave a comment below if you have a favourite or and recommendations for me!
Next was a birthday gift from Amber, and let me tell you I am a spoiled girl. It’s a beautiful Tory Burch wallet; I absolutely adore this wallet because it’s so sophisticated and chic and will match any purse I ever buy. I couldn’t believe it when I opened it because it’s just so luxurious and gorgeous, I feel like a very classy lady every time I pull this out of my bag. I love that it’s all black with beautiful gold hardware, just elegant and grown up and also fits all my cards which is amazing because I have a ton of cards. I didn’t want to look up the price as it was a gift but I’m sure it’s on her website if you want to check it out!
This is a product I’ve had in my collection a while and sort of forgot about and only used occasionally but it really shone for me in July because I was finding I had a lot of little annoying break outs and this product just made them look like they weren’t there. It’s the Rimmel match perfection 2-in-1 concealer and highlighter. I have this in the colour 125 fair, I didn’t love this product as an under eye concealer but for blemishes it is my best friend, I don’t know if it’s because it’s slightly more yellow toned or what but it just did the best job at covering my break outs and making me feel way better about my skin. I wish we had the whole match perfection line in Canada but unfortunately we only have the concealer, but I will definitely be repurchasing this ($7) because it really did wonders for me last month!
Last is another birthday gift which I got from my Sister Kate and my brother in-law Wes which also shows that I am a very spoiled lady and it’s the Fujifilm instax-mini 8 in yellow, which is basically a polaroid camera. I think this is absolutely adorable and going to be super handy for fun days out when I don’t want to bring my digital and people can just take the pictures with them if they want. I know they come in tons of colours but I really loved the look of this baby yellow, Kate and Wes were also kind enough to get me a case so I can keep it safe and carry it around my neck when I’m not using it. It came with 2 film refills, each canister has 10 photos in it so I’m definitely going to have to stock up on film because I’m going to be using it a lot! Such a thoughtful and wonderful gift!
That’s all for now my loves, let me know if you’d like a ‘what I got for my birthday’ post and I would be happy to write it for you all.
Leave me comments as I always love to hear from you guys and don’t forget to follow me on instagram because there may be some photo’s of my post-wisdom teeth chipmunk face!
Until next time,