Friday, 1 August 2014

July Favourites | 2014

Hello Friends! Another month has begun, August has come around rather quickly hasn't it? Where on earth is time going, it still feels like Christmas wasn't that long ago! Eep! July was a pretty cool month, the weather has been absolute glorious (minus those thunderstorms, but hey - we'll just ignore that those happened eh?).

I'm really enjoying this blog, are you? I hope so! So what am I writing about today, well MY JULY FAVOURITES of course! This is a mixed bag of favourites from beauty, films, books and miscellaneous things I've been enjoying over the duration of July!
Silver Diamond iPhone 5 Case // NewLook - £10
This is probably the most "bling" thing I have ever purchased, I was definitely just like a magpie when I saw it. I saw the light shining off it and thought "OOH SPARKLES!" - I just thought it was super fabulous. I've had my pink teddy iPhone case on for months now, which to be honest - I still love very much. I fancied a little bit of a change, I bought this case with the intention of using it for the Summer In The City YouTube event - so I put it onto my phone and then realised it's really hard to take off (I'm useless), so it's certainly here to stay for a while! It's a good job I LOVE IT! I tried to find this phone case on NewLook's website, however I couldn't find it - though I did find one similar here!


Now, I'm a HUGE netflix lover - I recently discovered how to access America Netflix (ooh, naughty), they have SO much better titles on there, including Doctor Who AND Titanic! (I'd have thought UK Netflix would have those on, as they're British?! Alas, they don't. Cry!)

So, I started off with watching a film I had been DYING to watch since it came out at the cinema, but never found the time to actually go and see it - which is WORLD WAR Z. This is a film about a zombie apocalypse, and it's safe to say I probably wouldn't survive one if it really happened in real life. I began watching this film at 1am... and what a bad idea that was - so I turned it off and continued watching it in the daylight, yes I am a big whimp. This film was predicatable, but it was still FANTASTIC. I thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish, it was very intense and kept me watching - I'm also a sucker for a happy ending!

Now we're onto my next FAVOURITE series which is PRETTY LITTLE LIARS! I must admit I started to watch this years ago, and then forgot about it - so I recently restarted the series from the start. And it's just as fantastic as I remember it. It's funny, exciting, romantic and full of mystery! All of the actors/actresses are STUNNING, so it's very easy on the eye.. each episode leaves you wanting MORE! So much more, that I've watched the entire first season in less than a week, oops!

Lastly, is my favourite book. This is a bit of a weird one, but stick with me here! It's called JUST ASK THE UNIVERSE! Now, I'm going to admit - I love believing in things like ghosts, vampires, spiritual guidance and that crystals have healing powers. But this is on a whole different level. It's basically a book on the law of attraction. You send happy thoughts/vibrations into the universe, you'll ATTRACT them... but unfortunately same applies to negative ones. Give it a read, you'll either love it or think it's a load of fudge!

Powder Brush // Real Techniques - £12.99
I've been using my Barry M powder brush for a few months now, and it got to the point I was getting rather annoyed at the hairs falling out and sticking to my face! So I decided to invest in a new powder brush, which is by Real Techniques, and it's GLORIOUS. It's SO soft... like, I can't even describe how soft it is - and it really does do a brilliant job. Once again Real Techniques impresses me, and is certainly my favourite makeup brush brand! 

Million Dollar Moisturiser // LUSH - £32.50*
I couldn't do a favourite's without including a product from Lush! THIS SMELLS SO YUMMY. I want to eat this (Note to self: do not eat). To me it smells like toffee and caramel. This is Lush's Million Dollar Moisturiser, and well... it's not lying when you look at the price! HOWEVER... the price may be steep, but I'm completely sold on this product. This has a lovely subtle shimmer within it and here's the fancy part... it has an SFP of 30 - so not only does it moisturise my face, it stops it from burning (that would be if I spent much time outside...ahem!) This is a favourite because of how it smells, how it feels, and what it does... good job Lush!

INSTA-DRI // Sally Hansen - £5.99
Tired of waiting for your nails to dry? Me too! I bought this top coat called INSTA-DRI by Sally Hansen with the hope that it would actually work, but I certainly had my doubts! Why had I not heard of this before... well, no idea to be honest - but I can definitely tell you that this stuff is GREAT if you're a big nail varnish lover like me! I paint my nails on a regular basis (sometimes every day) and there's nothing worse than not being able to go to the toilet or pick things up because you're nails are taking about a year to dry! This stuff claims (and in my opinion does the job well!) to dry your nail varnish in 30 seconds, and gives it a lovely shine. LOVE IT.

Bright Stripe Magnetic Diary // WHSmiths - £9.49
I love to keep organised, if I don't - my mind wants to explode and I end up feeling very stressed and uneasy. So, it was time to buy a brand new diary/planner. This one caught my eye, as it was bright AND IT HAS A MAGNET... okay I get too excited about magnets, don't judge. It's also a two year diary so this beauty is going to last me a very long time indeed. It's a wonderful feeling to be organised! 

Check out the video! Do you have any of these products, what are YOUR favourites from July? I love a good recommendation, leave a comment below! 



  1. I am the same way about organization and lists! I get such a power high off of crossing anything off a list! Is that weird? Also I really wanted to see World War Z but I didn't know how scared I would be but know I will have to check it out! In the daylight of course haha

  2. Your blog is fantastic Cherry! I am dying to get down to Lush and most likely come back very poor.. I shall have to invest in this moisturiser! I also love anything to do with Zombies and recently watched World War Z with my dad with all the lights switched off at about 11 at night. It was not a fun experience!! :P

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