It’s that time to chat about what I have been enjoying or stuff that’s happened this month, agin. Please let me know your month’s favourites or your opinion on anything I mention!
I’ve had a very weird and stressful July getting a job that lasted two weeks (including a lot of 5am starts) and then getting another a job straight away (Zara), but I have found my feet and things are looking up at the moment (yey!).
I picked up the COLAB dry shampoo for the first time after hearing wonderful things about Ruth (A Model Recommends) and her products. I usually just go for Batiste however I think I am converted, this one lasts longer, is much lighter in your hair and easier to ‘blend’ or rub in and smells lovely.
I bought the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray at the end of June however have used it so much throughout July, and it really is as good as everyone says. It’s incredible for keeping your make up fresh and perfect alllllll day and night.
The Real Technique Miracle Complexion Sponge is a tool I have used for ages however after I purchased the Estee Lauder Double Wear (review here) it became an essential tool for creating a perfect base and preventing cakiness.
I have also used the Maybelline Lash Sensational for ages however I just really fell even more in love with it recently. I had a lot of early morning where I had little time to do make up however it’s so easy to create full, curly and long lashes with this mascara. It is literally the best mascara ever.
If you want to create the most perfect bronzey contour you must try using the Makeup Revolution Sculpt and Contour Kit C04, the darkest shade in it is the most perfect contour shade with cool tones and it’s not too dark as well as blends out perfectly. I apply it with the Real Techniques sculpting brush and then blend it out with the Real Techniques retractable kabuki brush and it honestly creates perfect bronzey cheek bones/contour.
I picked up another pair of sunglasses, these ones from Coconut-Lane and I love them. They are white and a pinky/rose gold marble with reflective lenses and they’re so cool. I do however have a tiny head so they slightly huge on me but I kind of dig it.
My dad actually came across this Boy London Bomber jacket at a charity shop so I managed to get it for £10 and it’s an insane bargain! (this would retail for about £130). I have soft spot for bomber jackets but this one is thicker and ‘cooler’ than most I have. I really love having the logo on the back to make it more than just a black jacket. It is also reversible so I could wear the patterned logo side on the outside. It is a mens’ jacket however I have it in XXS so it fits lovely; it’s such good quality and I’m so in love with this jacket!
Like I said I have been working full time therefore I need snacks for my lunch breaks. Instead of buying expensive snacks that probably have a lot of secret sugars in I like to make my own; I do eat a lot of fruit for snacks but I also like to eat things like cereal bars to fill me up and give me energy. This recipe for DIY cereal bars is soooo simple and easy and makes gooey and tasty cereal bars that are healthy and nutritious (and vegan).
Melt 1/2 cup peanut butter and 1/2 cup honey toegther.
Mix 2 cups oats with 1 tbsp cacao powder and chopped dates (you can put anything in like chocolate chips, dried fruit etc).
Pour liquid into dry and mix thoroughly then press into a greased tin.
Leave to cool before cutting and storing.