Monthly Favourites | July '13

Thursday, 1 August 2013
How fast is this year going?! It's August already, which means it's only 4 months until christmas, yay! So this is my first ever monthly favourites post. I've bought quite a lot this month and I haven't had the chance to write up about them on here with the amount of hours I've been working (I'm working 40+ next week :|). So I'll include these products in here and give them a short and sweet round up. 
Estee Lauder Bronze Godess Perfume
I picked this up on the plane home from Rome last week. Not only was it duty free prices on the plane they also had a 20% sale on all the products on board. So instead of paying the RRP of £45 I paid only £28! On the train home from Manchester I decided to look up the reviews on this product. Little did I know it's a limited edition perfume that comes out every summer and is highly sought after with a lot of people buying it in bulk so they can use it year round. The perfume itself is a mixture of coconut, mandarin, vanilla, amber tropical flowers and lemon. For me it smells like summer in a bottle, it's tropical and smells like late nights on the beach. I've received numerous compliments whilst wearing this perfume, with a couple of people even commenting on how 'sexy' it smells. Estee Lauder themselves do describe it as 'All heat. All Desire. All woman.'
Body Shops Strawberry Shower Gel & Body Butter
I've been a big fan of The Body Shop for years now and in particular the body butters. How I have only just got round to trying the strawberry range now I do not know. It is the most divine scent I have ever smelt on a body butter, it leaves me feeling and smelling amazing all day. I have found over the years that the different scents have different consistencies in the butters. This one in particular is quite a lot creamier and soft than the others and beautifully melts into the skin. I find that after shaving my legs can get quite dry so this helps to replace the moisture into my legs. The shower gel smells just as amazing and produces a lovely rich lather leaving me feeling really clean and fresh after the shower. People in my house have also commented on the smell left in the bathroom after I've used it. Also, when I went into the store these were on sale for half price each so I got them at a really good price. 
Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine - Papaya
I was late getting onto the hi-shine bandwagon. So when I was in my local superdrug looking for a colour to wear for my holiday I instantly approached the Barry M stand. The formula itself is to die for! Easy to apply and leaves this amazing shine finish to your nails, I do find that you have to apply a few coats for this though. Papaya is a light orange colour which is easy to wear and looks lovely with a tan. 
Caudalie Divine Oil
I've been wanting to start using oils for a while now so when I seen that Caudalie (a brand that I have grown to love) had an oil that can be used on your body, face and hair all in one I just had to buy it. After I've showered I apply this oil to my body, my face then the ends of my hair. It locks moisture into damp skin, I suffer from KP on my arms and by using this oil it has greatly improved this condition. The only problem I find with this product is that it gets used up incredibly quickly. I limit the amount I use and still the amount I've used has gone down significantly in less than a week.

Breaking Bad 
Ok, so this one isn't beauty related but it's definitely been a favourite of mine this month. I don't think I have ever been as addicted to a TV show as I have with this. Although it's not my favourite TV series it is definitely been the one I've been enjoying the most recently. I find myself desperate to watch the episodes all day long, I have to prise myself away from the laptop/kindle/ipad and do the other jobs I have for the day. I've managed to get through 4 series in two weeks (I even have an episode playing in the background whilst I'm typing this up). Oh and please excuse my room, I've recently moved and it's hideously decorated, I'm currently in the process of stripping the wallpaper to get it decorated but I've taken a break to write this up!


  1. The caudalie oil sounds lovely, I get really dry skin on my elbows so might give it a try! Love your blog!

    1. You definitely should, it's amazing! Thank you, I've just looked at yours too and I love it too!

  2. Love any Body Shop products and the Gelly Hi Shine polishes are great as well x

    1. Me too, they're all so amazing and smell even better! xx

  3. Breaking Bad is so so so awesome. Keeps me at the edge of my seat every time I watch it. That aside, wish we had Caudalie where I'm from!