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July Favourites 2017

Is it just me or has July dragged? I mean it feels like it has been July for ages and that makes a change from the months flying by. I’m also starting to look forward to Christmas, as it starts to pop in conversations and a few people seem to be mentioning it on social media; yes it might be too soon, but come on, it’s Christmas. Anyway here is a list of things I have been loving throughout July!

Too Faced | Chocolate Bar Palettes

I am terrible for doing the same eye look day after day which is such a waste considering I have so much makeup to experiment with. I have started using the Chocolate Bar palettes from Too faced and experimenting with a few of the colours.

In the original palette I have been loving the shades Marzipan, Hazelnut and Creme Brulee. From the Semi Sweet palette which is the lighter palette out of the two: I have especially been loving: Bon-Bon and Peanut Butter. I tried to use Blueberry Swirl under my eye, but I couldn’t make my mind up on whether I liked it or not, as it sort of looked like I had a black eye.

I have definitely been using the original palette more, but both of them are stunning!

Anastasia Beverly Hills | That Glow – Glow Kit

This is something I’ve had for a while, but it got put on the bottom of the draw, so I never pulled it out as it had way too many things piled on top. I have since had a declutter and pulled this out, and I couldn’t be happier about it. This palette seems to be hard to get a hold of, but the Sun Dipped glow kit looks extremely similar.

Just recently I have been loving golden highlights, so this palette is perfect. I initially got it thinking Sunburst would be my favourite, but Dripping in Gold has ended up being my favourite. Golden Bronze is waaaay too dark, but the other three are gorgeous and are perfect golden highlights. They all apply nicely and feel soft in the pan. I prefer a blinding highlight which is easy to achieve with this, or you can apply a minimal amount for a natural finish.

Kylie Cosmetics | Exposed Lip Gloss

I haven’t worn a gloss in a long time, but I really liked the look of this Kylie one and finally decided to wear it on the day of my mum’s wedding (There will be a full post later on my makeup). I wore this, as I thought it would stop my lips looking dry after an hour. This gloss is extremely pigmented and within one swipe you’re pretty much covered! Exposed is a warm peachy nude that seems to go with anything! I do find the nib to be strange, as it’s small and not the typical doe foot applicator, but a little bit more like something you’d paint your nails with. The colour is gorgeous and this has been great for layering over a lipstick.

The Body Shop | Honey Bronzer 01

I put off buying this for so long, as I thought it would be too light. I wanted a shade in between 1 and 3, but they don’t seem to have a 2 which I find quite strange. This bronzer is light, but I find it great for those days I don’t want anything intense, but saying that it does build to a strong colour. It blends really easily and looks extremely natural; if you are pale then you will love this! They also have a variety of shades, so it is definitely worth looking into. It is a matte bronzer, and not too orange or muddy looking.

My Mum’s Wedding

I could not include this could I? It was a beautiful day. I was the head bridesmaid, and it’s the first wedding I have been apart of. The day seemed to fly by, as we slowly started getting ready at about 11, for the wedding at 4. Everything went right, with gorgeous food, a sweet cart and a selfie mirror instead of the standard photo booth. I also included this in my 2017 favourites!

That is everything I have been loving throughout July!

What have you been loving?

Thank you for reading!

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  1. Kayleigh Zara
    6th August 2017 / 8:20 pm

    I’ve not tried anything from kylie cosmetics but the lipgloss does look good! I also love the sound of the chocolate bar palettes, I’ve got the sweet peach palette but I just don’t use it often enough x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌿www.kayleighzaraa.com

    • 6th August 2017 / 8:29 pm

      She has some great products! This gloss is especially great. The Too Faced palettes are all full of gorgeous shades! I hope you manage to use yours more often xx

  2. 6th August 2017 / 8:23 pm

    Congrats for your mum. Too Faced is always a winner. I am in love with their peach palette. Never tried Kylie Cosmetics though

    • 6th August 2017 / 8:31 pm

      Thank you! It really is, everything they do looks great! Kylie Cosmetics seems to be very love it or hate it!xx

  3. 6th August 2017 / 8:27 pm

    So many people have been raving about the too faced palettes lately, and everyone seems to be positive about them. I’ve been wanting to invest in them for a while but seeing everyone’s reviews of them has only increased my need to own these pallettes. I’ve never tried the kylie cosmetics brand at all, but with such mixed reviews, it’s nice to know that not everything she sells is overpriced. It’s extremely rare to find a gloss that stays all day, so this is definitely something I’m going to add to my future wishlist for those days where you need something to stick, like you did on your mum’s wedding day. You all looked gorgeous, by the way!

    • 6th August 2017 / 8:39 pm

      They are gorgeous palettes and have such wearable shades that they’re great palettes for everyday! Kylie Cosmetics seems very love it or hate it, but some of the things I’ve found to be worth a try! It did need reapplying after the meal, but other than that it was fine! Thank you so much!xx

  4. 6th August 2017 / 8:36 pm

    This has given me such makeup envy. I love the Sweet Peach palette by Two Faced so I’m excited to try out the Chocolate Bar palettes as well! Your mum’s wedding looks beautiful by the way!

    – jenngrieveblog.wordpress.com

    • 6th August 2017 / 8:40 pm

      Too Faced have really good palettes with great colours! Thank you so much!xx

  5. Robyn
    6th August 2017 / 8:37 pm

    You’ve included some great beauty products! I’ve heard nothing but positive reviews about the Too Faced Pallettes! Congrats to your mum she looks beautiful in her wedding dress!
    Robyn // http://www.midnightandlace.co.uk/

    • 6th August 2017 / 8:41 pm

      Thank you! Too Faced have great palettes! Thank you so much xx

  6. Anna
    6th August 2017 / 8:42 pm

    Congrats to your mum! The too faced palettes are so pretty and I’ve been wanting to try them out for a while. I also want to get the Anastasia palette. Lovely post!

    A x | http://www.meandmybeautyblog.blogspot.com

    • 6th August 2017 / 8:51 pm

      Thank you! They are definitely worth it, they both have gorgeous colours! I love the Glow Kit, there are a lot of choices and they all look so good! Thank you xx

  7. 6th August 2017 / 8:58 pm

    I am hitting pan on that The Body Shop bronzer at the moment! It’s such a good one to have in your collection, it’s seriously one of the best bronzers I own!

    Love, Charline | Charline Has a Blog

    • 6th August 2017 / 9:02 pm

      Are you really?! It definitely is, it’s such a great colour xx

  8. 6th August 2017 / 9:04 pm

    I love the too faced palettes, they are gorgeous!
    Congrats to your mum!
    I really want to try the Anastasia Beverly Hills glow kit, definitely something I need to order after hearing so many amazing reviews on it.
    Loved the post, and I love the theme of your blog too ! Xxx

    • 7th August 2017 / 1:36 pm

      Thank you so much! We got really lucky with the weather, as it was such a gorgeous day! Thank you Mollie!xx

  9. Alice Snell
    6th August 2017 / 11:58 pm

    I have a dupe for the ABH Glow Kit from Primark but I would still like to try the real deal.

    Alice May Snell ♡

    • 7th August 2017 / 1:37 pm

      I’ve seen the dupe and it does look really good! The ABH palette is definitely worth it xx

    • 7th August 2017 / 1:37 pm

      They really do! It is such a great bronzer, and thank you so much!xx

  10. 7th August 2017 / 10:54 am

    Definitely need to try more from Too Faced, they seem like such an awesome brand!

    Anika xo | anikamay.co.uk

    • 7th August 2017 / 1:38 pm

      They have some really great products!xx

  11. Yiota
    7th August 2017 / 12:07 pm

    I am not ready for fall nor Christmas haha, I feel that this summer went so quickly, I need more time to do things!! Maybe one more month!! You look so beautiful at your mum’s wedding and she looks stunning! x


    • 7th August 2017 / 1:39 pm

      Are not?! In all fairness it does seem like the summer is flying by! Thank you so much!xx

  12. 7th August 2017 / 2:01 pm

    I really want a Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette but I’m constantly deciding between which of the ones I like the look of most! All of the shades are dream worthy though! Also massive congrats to your mum! xx


    • 7th August 2017 / 2:53 pm

      They’re all so good! It’s definitely hard to narrow it down! Thank you so much!xx

  13. 7th August 2017 / 5:25 pm

    Congratulations to your mom! I`ve been meaning to get one of the Chocolate Bar palettes for years now, everyone seems to rave about them.


    • 7th August 2017 / 5:31 pm

      Thank you! They are really great palettes, both have great shades!xx

    • 7th August 2017 / 10:48 pm

      It is such a good palette!xx

  14. 7th August 2017 / 7:37 pm

    You’ve included some great beauty products! Nice pics also…

  15. 7th August 2017 / 7:48 pm

    I do love those Too Faced palettes! And I haven’t worn lip gloss in a long time either, not really a fan of them but I heard good reviews about Kylie gloss.

    xx Alyssa // STYLE VANITY

    • 7th August 2017 / 10:51 pm

      They are really nice palettes! Glosses seem to be pushed to the back whilst the matte trend has taken over, but this gloss is really great xx

  16. 7th August 2017 / 11:22 pm

    Lovely post x I would love to try a ABH glow kit and Kylie lip kit. The Too Faced palettes are so good and pigmented.
    Your mum looked gorgeous in that wedding photo – congratulations to her.
    Sarah X

    • 8th August 2017 / 11:21 am

      Thank you! The Glow Kits are definitely worth it, and the Kylie products are very love it or hate it, but worth a try! They really are. Thank you so much xx

  17. 8th August 2017 / 12:25 am

    I always love seeing what’s in your favorites. I have both of the Too Faced chocolate palettes and I love them! I’ve actually put them away because I was hitting pan on some of the shadows! I am now using the modern renaissance palette. You know one thing that you make me crave I had is a highlighting palette! I usually stick to my many Becca highlighters, but you know what? I might just invest in a ABH highlighter palette eventually, aha xxx

    Melina | http://www.ivefoundwaldo.com

    • 8th August 2017 / 11:29 am

      Aw thank you! They are really great palettes, and hitting pan is always terrible. That is such a great palette! The ABH palettes are so worth it, as the pans are huge, and the colours and quality are great. I really want to try a Becca highlighter!xx

  18. 8th August 2017 / 10:03 am

    I totally agree that July seemed to drag! This is a gorgeous set of favourites – that bronzer is my favourite for days when I wear less makeup, but still want to have a healthy glow and I love the look of that ABH palette. The photo from your mum’s wedding is absolutely beautiful, everyone looks gorgeous and what a setting!

    Alice / Alice Grace Beauty


    • 8th August 2017 / 11:31 am

      Glad it isn’t just me that thought so! Thank you! It’s such a good bronzer, especially for those days. The ABH palettes are so worth it! Thank you so much!xx

  19. 8th August 2017 / 10:05 am

    First of all congratulations! You guys all looked so beautiful on the big day. Secondly, we share a lot of favourites. That Honey Bronzer used to be my absolute favorite for a while! It’s so good xx

    Naya // http://www.partyparrotblog.com

    • 8th August 2017 / 11:32 am

      Thank you so much! Haha no way?! It really is a great bronzer xx

  20. Amie
    8th August 2017 / 11:28 am

    Nice selection! I’m really tempted to get the Exposed lip kit, it’s by far my favourite colour! Great photos by the way 🙂

    • 8th August 2017 / 11:46 am

      Thank you! Exposed is such a great colour, and thank you so much xx

  21. Velvet Blush
    8th August 2017 / 2:27 pm

    I’m glad the wedding went well, love the picture! It might as well be Christmas nearly, what with this sorry excuse of weather haha. I haven’t been trying out many new things recently, but did go back to my Rimmel eyeliner in Natural paired with a matte lip cream on top x

    Velvet Blush

    • 8th August 2017 / 7:10 pm

      Thank you! That’s true, the weather has been awful just lately! The new matte lip creams sound really good!xx

    • 8th August 2017 / 7:11 pm

      They seem very love it or hate it, but definitely worth a try!xx

  22. 9th August 2017 / 3:35 am

    I just got the Body Shop honey bronzer after so many people raving about it for so long. I haven’t decided how I feel about it yet, but the packaging and design in the powder is cute enough that it almost doesn’t matter!

    Morgan | Hyacinth Girl

    • 9th August 2017 / 11:01 am

      I find that it’s a really great bronzer for those days you want something lighter, as it’s not a strong colour, but you’re so right the packaging and design is so cute!xx

  23. 9th August 2017 / 5:32 am

    The ABH glow kit is to die for! The shades are stunning and the swatches I’ve seen don’t do the palette justice. Congratulations to your mum and to your family! I’m sure it’s all exciting stuff xx Nikita

    BLOG//Jasmine Loves

    • 9th August 2017 / 11:02 am

      It really is, and you’re so right with that one! Thank you so much xx

  24. Sally
    9th August 2017 / 10:34 am

    Aw congratulations to your mum, looks like you all had a wonderful day. I really want one of the Too Faced chocolate palettes (well I want all of them!) they just sound gorgeous!

    The Makeup Directory

    • 9th August 2017 / 11:03 am

      Thank you! They’re all stunning palettes xx

    • 9th August 2017 / 11:03 am

      They have some really great products!xx

    • 9th August 2017 / 2:03 pm

      The Glow Kits are definitely worth it!xx

  25. 9th August 2017 / 6:30 pm

    I would totally buy the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette if I didn’t already have so many neutral palettes, the scent is amazing! And congrats to your mum and family! What a lovely photo of you guys!

    Jenny | Geeky Posh

  26. 12th August 2017 / 3:47 pm

    Awe congratulations to your mum Han – you all look fabulous! xx I have every chocolate palette from Two Faced and, admittedly, they don’t get enough love due to my other makeup but this post has really made me want to pick up mine again! I have the sundipped glow kit but that glow is the one I first fell in love with the look of – I have NO choice but to pick it up at some point! x Fabulous favourites! xx
    Lots of love,
    Marina Rosie x

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