July Favourites 2015!

Hello beautiful people!

It is officially the last day in July, and as I say at the start of every monthly favourites post, I can’t believe how fast the month has gone by!
July is my favourite month in the summer because it’s my birthday month! which means a couple of these favourites were gifts making them quite new to me (My birthday was last Sunday) but favourites nonetheless!
I had a very lovely birthday, I am a very spoiled lady! The people in my life are the most spectacular, thoughtful, and amazing humans in the world, and they have no idea how much I love and appreciate them for being a part of my life.
Anyhoo! on to the good stuff!

My first favourite is actually a pair of shoes!
I bought these gorgeous brown leather wedges from ALDO earlier this month($90), and have been wearing them non-stop. I love the light brown colour of these, because it matches literally everything I own; whether it’s a party dress, jeans or a skirt these babies will go with it! I love the peep toe, and that from the front they almost look like little booties, but then you turn around and the back is like a sandal! these are also incredibly comfortable, and easy to wear, if you’re looking for a good summer wedge I would recommend checking these out.

My next favourite is an oldie but a goodie, I’ve had MAC Mythology eye shadow in my collection for years and I love it, but as with most beauty products, I go through phases where I just kind of forget how fabulous it is until I put it on again. July was one of those times where I applied it and thought “why did I ever stop wearing this!”
This shadow is an incredible bronze/copper shade with flecks of copper glitter in it(but they’re not too noticeable.) It’s the perfect shadow to sweep all over the lid and then wear loads of mascara to add definition to your eyes, or you could totally add something in the crease and a bit of winged liner for a glam look!
I love this colour especially for this time of year because it really brings out the colour of my eyes, and accentuates the tiny bit of a tan that I have on my face. I feel like this eye shadow would look good on any skin tone and with any eye colour though, its just a great one to have in your collection!

You guys may remember a post I wrote a while back on Saje Natural Wellness, well this next favourite is a product that has helped get a better nights sleep for the past month.
Sleep well restful sleep remedy has literally changed the way I sleep, it’s a blend of essential oils that you rub on the bottoms of your feet and your pulse points (wrists, neck) half an hour before you go to sleep, and it helps you have a better nights sleep. it has chamomile, lavender, marjoram and valerian root, which are all very calming and soothing oils. They absorb slowly throughout the night and help you to stay asleep, so you wake up feeling refreshed and rested. I definitely notice a difference in the way I feel after a month of using this, if you have a Saje near you, and you find you don’t get a good nights sleep I would say try this out (their website ships internationally)!

The next two were actually both gifts from my best friend Amber, and I literally shrieked with joy when I opened them!
First is the Becca with Jaclyn Hill shimmering skin perfector in Champagne Pop!
This is quite literally the most gorgeous highlighter I have ever used in my life. As the name would suggest, it’s a champagne colour, but the formulation is so luxurious and buttery, it actually feels like you’re touching velvet. Not to mention that this adds the most gorgeous glow to your skin, like Jlo glow, I’ve gotten so many compliments on my complexion since I starting wearing this! It is limited edition, so if you can get your hands on one I would highly suggest it! I will definitely be trying to get a back up ASAP! (Thank you Amber!!!)

This one was probably the most exciting for me because I had been whining to Amber for months that I wanted it, and just recently Charlotte Tilbury became available in Canada, so Amber being the bestie she is, went out and picked up the Film Star Bronze and Glow for me!
Can we just take a second to appreciate the beauty that is this duo?
Alright – this is a product that is 100% worth the hype, not only is the packaging rose gold and adorable – but the products themselves are heavenly. The sculpt shade is the perfect contour and or bronzer shade because the tiny amount of shimmer that’s in it doesn’t come up on the skin too much, and it’s got just the right balance of grey and muddy tones that you can use it for both! The highlight shade is a pale gold and accentuates the high points of my face like no ones business. With this duo you can literally become a goddess (or at least feel like one) I have been wearing this non-stop and I feel like a million bucks! I know this is pricey, but I would suggest saving and splurging because everyone needs this in their lives.

Last but not least is my birthday gift to myself, and it has a bit of a back story. In Canada, you have to be 18 to get a tattoo without an adult, so for my 18th birthday I went out and got my first one( it’s a little peace sign on my foot). Then, on my 19th and 20th I went out and got my second and third! So can you guess what I got myself this year? tattoo number four! Although I did take a four year break before this one.
I absolutely love this tattoo, because reading is such a massive part of my life and always has been. My parents made a point to read to my sisters and I, and always gave us books when we were growing up, they encouraged us to read on our own and choose books that peaked out interests. To this day I believe that I have the creativity and imagination that I do because my parents gave me so many books. Sometimes I just feel like reality is just so boring compared to the thousand lives I lived in the pages of my favourite novels.
To this day I am still a massive book worm, and so are my sisters and my parents, which is why I got 5 books, because there’s 5 of us.
To be honest, my family is not big on tattoos, but this one was so important to me.
(sorry to anyone in my family that disapproves & may be reading this, love you)

Until next time my loves,

July Favourites!

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,