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July Favourites

As always with the end of the month comes my July monthly favourites!  

Too Faced Lip Injection Color Bomb!

It is very rare for me to come across a product that I dislike; the only product that I have come across so far is the E.l.f Baked Eye-shadow Palette in Texas. It's not that the product is necessarily a really bad product, but just because it doesn't work as well for me. What I hate another person might actually really love. That being said I love to give anything a chance and this product is no exception. 


I picked up this Too Faced Lip Injection Color Bomb! in the colour Coral Pop a few months back. Too Faced has so far came out with some amazing products that I really love - like the Chocolate Bar Palette and the Exotic Colour Intense Eye-shadows -which made me really eager to try a lip product. 

A Dewy Finish with Illamasqua Satin Primer

One of the things I enjoy so much about blogging is trying new things. It helps me to see different products and find new favourites that I might otherwise overlook. Primer are one area of my collection that I feel has been severely unattended to in my collection; I have been quite comfortable with my favourites that I have stopped considering any others.


I have only got silicone based primers in my makeup collection, such as Benefit Porefessional and bareMinerals Prime Time. I find that those types of primers are what work best of my skin as it have lots of enlarged pores. They give my skin a smoother finish, as well as helping my makeup to last a whole lot longer. I could say that silicone primers are my favourites, but how could I judge if they were the only ones I tried? This led me to purchasing the Illamasqua Satin Primer during my recent order on their website. 

Best matte foundation from the drugstore?

I've not been feeling that great the past few days which led to me not feeling as up to writing as I usually do. I don't feel that today's post is my best work, but it is at a point where there is nothing more can be done while I feel like this.
I thought I'd share my thoughts on the Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation. I rarely buy foundations other than my Loreal True Match foundation or my Rimmel Match Perfection foundation, but this caught my interest last month after seeing other bloggers write about it.

Scary New Eyeliner

For most of the time that I have been into makeup, I have been a one eyeliner kind of gal. From the time I learnt how to apply eyeliner I have stuck to, not only the same brand, but also the exact same product. Maybe I'm the only one but I have problems with eyeliner. I find it so hard to apply and, if I'm doing a cat eye I have to use so much time and effort. 

Running through fields of Pink Clover

Whist I was doing some more sale shopping I stopped into my favourite Tk Maxx store to see if there was anything worth buying. I stalked up and down the makeup aisle for a while debating whether I actually needed anything when I came across this little palette.

Illamasqua Nail Varnish in 'Fire Rose'

I was browsing the online sales on last week, picking up bits and bobs for my holiday, when I got bit by the 'makeup bug'. The only known cure is to splurge on products you don't need, but want to have. I would be the first to admit that I have a problem with regards to my shopping habit; although it makes me happy. If I hadn't 'stumbled' across the Illamasqua website and this lovely shade that's on my nails now.

Little Twinkling Fairy Lights

I was rooting through the deep abyss in which I keep all my nail varnishes when I stumbled upon this pretty little beauty. To my shock it had never been opened; the plastic seal was still on it. I was so shocked that it was still sealed as it's rare for me to not even try a product out.

Almost a month until Disney!

Oh my god, I can't believe that in roughly a month I'll be back at the most magical place on earth Disney World! I could die of a happiness overload.

The King of Palettes - Urban Decay Vice 3

One of the shining jewels in my makeup collection is this amazing palette, the Urban Decay Vice 3. It is one of the most colourful and versatile palettes that I own, which warrants it it's own blog post!

Rimmel 'Too Cool to Tango'

As I get closer to my Florida holiday, I've started searching for that perfect summer shade. I'm planning on getting acrylics with almond tips, but I still need a pretty colour over that. Rimmel's 'Too Cool to Tango' is a high contender for a place on my perfect summer shades list!

bareMinerals Flawless Complexion Essentials

When I was shopping last November, for the first time in Glasgow, I knew I wanted to pop into the bareMinerals Boutique. It was never my intention to get something of this magnitude, perhaps just a lipgloss, but this was calling to me. This kit was essentially my introduction to bareMinerals products.

Rimmel Scandaleyes Eye-shadow Stick in 'Teasing Turquoise'

I had a party this month which meant another chance for me to doll myself all up. I find that these occasions are when I most likely am to experiment with new products and looks. This time it was the Rimmel Scandaleyes Eye-shadow Stick in 'Teasing Turquoise'. 

So Hard to Resist

I have had this little ditty in my possession for a couple of months now, and I love it so much that I just had to share it. It's become my everyday shade when I can't be bothered to make anymore effort than is actually necessary.

£20 Makeup Challenge

I thought I'd attempt the £20 makeup challenge. I believe that it is an adaption of the American $20 makeup challenge, for us in the Uk. I've seen other bloggers and youtubers convert the $20 to the actual pound equivalent (roughly £13 by the conversion rate), but I think that I wouldn't have as much selective freedom. I wanted to a small variety of brands; not what is just the cheapest. 

Coveted MAC Cinderella

Here in Dundee, we were very fortunate to have a MAC counter opened up in our Debenhams beauty hall after the whole Cinderella collection had already been snapped up. Due to that, they received a whole shipment of the collection in on their first day in operation. I was too late to pick up any of the lip products, but managed to get my hands on this which I had also had my eye on.

Rosy Cheeked with Benefit Rockateur

Benefit are renowned for their boxed powders; every makeup collection that I seem to watch has at least two of the cute little boxes! I originally bought my first Benefit powder many moons ago from Cohorted; prior to their big upgrade. I picked the shade 'Rockateur' as the first for me to try, and hopefully the first of many to come. Rockateur seems to be one of the more popular shades; I think that it is also Benefit's most recent addition to the line.

Makeup Revolution Ultra Blush Palette in 'Golden Sugar'

Lookie what I have!! I've wanted a blush palette for a while now, but had no clue which was the best to buy. I finally settled on this palette from Makeup Revolution, which is their Golden Sugar Palette.