July & August Favourites

September already..? It feels like it was only yesterday that the new year began.
On another note though, it's technically Autumn now which is my favourite season ever! 
I love it when it starts to get colder, so I have every excuse to whip the big jumpers and cosy socks out!

Anyway, I was originally hoping to do a favourites last month, but turns out I have had so much to do that when I eventually do have time to sit down and post, my body is too exhausted to even think! Once again, I'm late to the party, but I've saved why I've haven't been blogging as much for a separate post. I hope you can forgive me! 

So I thought I'd roll 2 months into one, as I would hate to miss out any must haves from July!

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water for Combination to Oily 400ml - here

I love this stuff! It is honestly one of my favourite things to remove make up and lazily cleanse my face with. Yep, I do fall into that habit quite a lot.. Still better than face wipes though, right? I love that 1 or 2 cotton pads remove all my make-up and cleanse my face at the same time, all without needing to rinse anything off afterwards.

I have such an erratic skin type, which means I really struggle to find any decent skin care products which don't make my T-Zone blow up in oil after 5 minutes. This keeps it at bay and certainly works a treat! It doesn't irritate your eyes either, which is a huge bonus because there's nothing I hate more than rubbish eye make up removers which send you partially blind for a while. Needless to say, this doesn't do that or sting your eyes.

 I hope they never discontinue this because it's so affordable and you can get up to 200 uses out of it. As this has lasted me such a long time, I'd just like to point out that they have changed their packaging slightly so I've linked above to the new one!

John Frieda Sheer Blonde Colour Renew Tone Correcting Shampoo

Some of you may be aware that I recently got balayage hair. This was a pretty big thing for me as I've never really been THAT daring with my hair. For those of you who don't know what balayage is, it's just a more random, gradual version of ombre/ dip dye. I had to have this done in 2 processes because my hair has so much build up of colour on the ends, the bleach struggled to take the first time around. This resulted in me having a lot of brass/copper tones to my hair. I was expecting this to happen anyway, as where I'd previously died my hair red, my ends went very orange where they had faded out over time!

 This is a purple shampoo (yes, it is literally purple) If you've never heard of it before it basically takes out copper tones to your hair, so if the blonde went slightly orange, it will gradually fade that out to a more ash blonde. Rejoice!

 I'm really getting along with it at the moment and noticing a difference each time I wash my hair. I definitely recommend this to anyone with similar dilemmas, it's worked wonders so far!

Zoella 'Lets Spritz' Fragranced Body Mist - here

After endless weeks of gawping over this, it wasn't going to be long before I finally purchased it.. Which I did when payday finally came around *breathes sigh of relief*
I already own the Zoella 'Blissful Mistful' Body Mist and it's such a great smell, but the new Tutti Frutti scent really blew my socks off! 

I have been reaching for body mists a lot more in the last few months, as they are much more subtle than perfume, and a lot more suitable for me to wear on a daily basis. 

I've said before I don't always want to waste perfume if it's not a special occasion, especially when you can use a much cheaper alternative. You know me, love a good bargain!

 I love the whole Zoella Beauty range as it's so affordable and any scent lovers dream! I have worn this every day since buying it and I don't intend to stop anytime soon! You did good, Zoe! 

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara - here

I purchased this not too long ago, after reading numerous good reviews on it. I did actually write about this in my most recent drugstore haul, which you can find here

I wasn't keen on the consistency to start with, as it was quite wet but the more I've used it, the better it has become. It really does hook and curl your lashes, and the more you build the better volume & false lash effect you have. It's perfect for your bottom lashes, as the shape of the brush picks them up and effortlessly coats them. Another great thing about the applicator is it's not too big, so it's easier to avoid your getting blobs of mascara on your skin. 
I will definitely be re-buying this gem!

Benefit Erase Paste - here

Dark under eye circles? No problem! One day a few months back, I decided I was fed up of looking constantly dull and tired, so I turned to my local Benefit counter. I've always known Benefit as a trusty brand, so I was willing to pay a little bit more than my normal £4.19 (specific I know) for a concealer! When I got chatting to one of the lovely girls, she recommended this. I can tell you now, she was not wrong. I thought I'd really struggle to get along with the fact this is a paste concealer, but honestly, I have been completely converted! 
Not only does this hide any dark imperfections, you can use it on spots or blemishes too. 

 The packaging is perfect because it's so compact, meaning I don't struggle to fit this in my make-up bag. Now I know what you're thinking, it's so small? Surely that won't last 5 minutes? Wrong! A little bit goes a long way, considering I got this back at the start of the year, it looks pretty much untouched! 

 Needless to say, I no longer suffer with dark circles and it really brightens up my face when I wear it! Absolutely worth the money and I love love love it! 

KIKO Round Foundation Brush - Face 106 

I really wasn't sure on this brush when I first got it. I couldn't get used to the fact it was so big and virtually poked me in the eye whenever I tried to apply foundation.
This also isn't very dense, unlike my Real Techniques brushes, so I was finding myself pinching the hairs to save my foundation from slipping down into the brush!
This aside though, I have really grown to love it! 

I find it effortlessly blends my foundation onto my face and leaves a really nice, subtle coverage! It takes me half the time it would if I used my RT Expert Face Brush, which is great because me being me, always in a rush- it's a great quick fix!

I wouldn't limit this brush to just foundation, I'd say it's easy to pinch into a different shape for a bit of rough contour or even blush if you fancy it!

Maybe it's not for everyone, but I definitely love it! 

What have been your go-to products over the last few months? :)

Tania x


  1. I love the Garnier micellar water, I'm so glad I finally picked it up!! And I reallly want to get the Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara, I hear so many good reviews about it, deffo adding it to my list!
    Becky Shannon xx - Life-by-Becky

    1. It's so good isn't it :)
      Yes! You have to get it, it's such good value for money! I don't think I'll be changing it anytime soon! Xx

  2. I'm so addicted to the benefit erase paste! You're right, a teeny tiny bit goes the furthest way and completely covers all of my tiredness hehe.

    Loved reading about your favourites!

    Bethany | curlyandwordy.blogspot.co.uk

    1. Aww, thanks so much for commenting and being so lovely! :)

      Benefit do have some amazing products! Thank god this is one of them haha!


  3. Oooh love the selection of products! It's weird, I recently picked up very similar products i.e. foundation brush (RT Face Expert brush as well, I love how easy foundation blends with this), an everyday perfume (So...? In Love)so I think I'm all-set in those areas.

    Might have to check out the Benefit concealer paste though ;)

    – Lubna | The Digital Review


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