Wednesday, 1 July 2015

June Favourites

I am finally jumping on the bandwagon of doing monthly favourite posts! Despite not being a beauty blogger in any way, and having a lack of make-up knowledge, I have somehow ended up having mostly beauty favourites this month.




Beauty Favourites 

Soap & Glory Kickass concealer in shade light
I don't usually wear concealer daily with my make-up, but for some reason my skin was not very good this month. I kept getting breakouts, and scabby spots, which are so difficult to cover up! However, this product has a lot of coverage, I did have to apply more throughout the day, but that is expected. It was also only £6, which is a really good price, and it blends in really well with my foundation. 

My Little Beauty (from My Little Box) eye pencil
This was actually from the May My Little Box, but I have only recently started using it more often. At first, I had no idea what to use it for, until I watched one of Suzie (Hello October)'s Youtube videos, where she did a brown/bronze smokey eye. I've been using the crayon in a similar way, blending it out from my top lashes to just past my eye crease. I love the colour, and it's really nicely packaged as well as being easy to use!

Herbal Essences Dry Shampoo 
Since getting a fringe cut in, I have been using dry shampoo again for days when my fringe is looking a bit lifeless or greasy, but my hair doesn't need washing. Usually, I stick to the Batiste dry shampoo, but my mum bought me this one by mistake and I love it! For one, it smells amazing. (Enough to sometimes cause me to apply it to my hair, just to make my hair smell nicer) It also doesn't leave as much white colouring in your hair, like the Batiste ones, which makes it easier to brush out if you have dark hair like me. 

Fashion Favourites 

George at ASDA swimsuit 
My fashion favourite this month is my new swimwear from George at ASDA. My family and I are going to France in late July, and we'll be spending a lot of time at the beach or by the pool. What first caught my eye about this piece, was the print and the shape. I love the bandeau top and the ruches at the side of it. It fits me really well and I'm sure it'll look really cool on the French beaches with a big hat and sunglasses! 

Lifestyle Favourites 

Pintail spiced ginger and lemon thyme candle 
My friend Caroline came round the other week and we looked around Tynemouth market and some of the cute, independent shops in Whitley Bay. As well as eating lots of cake; I picked up my first ever candle *gasp* from Boda Home in Whitley Bay, I spent a while choosing which scent I liked best, but opted for spiced ginger and lemon thyme. At only £3.95, for an expected 14 hour burn time, it was a done deal. I think that the scent was meant to be used as an Autumn or Winter candle, but I'm still going to burn it all year round. It smells really refreshing and comforting, from the spices, which reminds me of spiced hot apple juice at Christmas! I also like how simplistic and minimalist the packaging is, but it still looks nice in the home. I keep mine on a small vintage plate, to stop the heat from marking any furniture. The plate also handily doubles up as a place to keep the jewelry I wear daily, so it's easily accessible.  

Let me know your monthly favourites in the comments! 

Until next time, 

Holly Olivia x
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  1. I've never tried the Soap and Glory concealer so will have to keep an eye out for that one! Love that swimsuit too - always forget about looking in Asda for swimwear!
    x

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    1. I love the Soap and Glory concealer! I also love, love, love their eyeliner. I've used Benefit Push Up liner, and I much prefer the Soap and Glory one. Asda has some lovely swimwear in at the moment, and it's really affordable.

      Holly Olivia x

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  2. I love the look of the candle you bought, and such a bargain for that burn time as well!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

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    1. They are more expensive on the website, because they have different packaging and are bigger, but I love it too! It smells amazing.

      Holly Olivia x

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  3. Great post - want to follow eachother? Have to try out that product from Soap and Glory - we love their collection and they always seem to be such good quality
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    1. I love Soap and Glory too! Their eyeliner and handcream are also really great products.

      Holly Olivia x

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  4. i've never tried any of the products but the swimsuit looks cute :)

    danielle | avec danielle // giveaway

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    1. You should try the dry shampoo, because it is really good and affordable!

      Holly Olivia x

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  5. I've been using the herbal essence dry shampoo too and it's really good isn't it? Definitely a fave of mine so far. Love this post hun :)

    Elle
    www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

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    1. Thank you! I have been completely converted from a Batiste dry shampoo user.

      Holly Olivia x

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  6. I really need to try a soap and glory beauty product as I have been hearing such good things about them! And that candle sounds like it smells absolutely gorgeous and for such a good price aswell! Lovely post! :))

    Heather Xx
    100waysto30.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! I really love the Soap and Glory eyeliner, it is so easy to apply and lasts all day.

      Holly Olivia x

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  7. There are so many brands out there I've never heard of, sometimes I wish I could try them all. I'm Loving that polka dot bikini by the way, looking forward to seeing pictures.
    http://artadorned.com/
    I blog about jewelry and how to style jewelry with outfits, tell me what you think.

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    1. So do I! Hopefully I will be posting some pictures from my holiday over the summer, so you may get to see what it looks like when worn. I'll definitely have a look at your blog.

      Holly Olivia x

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  8. lovely favs, definitely gonna check it out!

    check out my blog + follow back?

    xo,
    Jess | wildvagabondss.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! I'll have a look at your blog and will follow you :)

      Holly Olivia x

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  9. The good thing about bloggers is that they talk about undiscovered brands. It's great to find new things from others! love this post :)

    Jasmine Ward | http://jasmine-ward.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I agree with you! I don't think I'd even know that Soap and Glory did make-up as well, if I hadn't read it on a blog. I'm glad you enjoyed the post!

      Holly Olivia x

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  10. Lovely items mentioned! I purchased the dry shampoo from herbal essences but mine broke and was quite sticky? It was the one in the pink packaging, so maybe this one is better!

    Feel free to pop by my blog and maybe follow it back and leave a comment if you have some spare time:)

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    1. That's odd? Maybe it's just the type of dry shampoo, everyone else I've spoken to, loves the it! You shoud definitely try this one though.

      Holly Olivia x

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  11. I really want to try the Herbal Essences dry shampoo, it looks like it would smell amazing! I always go for supermarket swimwear, they are good prices and have a good range of sizes.

    Emma x
    Writing Essays With Wine

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    1. It does smell amazing! So do I, they're often much nicer, and better priced, than high street swimwear.

      Holly Olivia x

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  12. Love the My Little box crayon, their boxes are fab xx
    Glossy Boutique

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    1. I can't afford to buy a box every month, because I am a student and don't have a part time job, but I love them! They are so good, and really affordable too.

      Holly Olivia x

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