July Favorites - Makeup, Skincare, Pampering, and a New read

This year seems to be going by quicker and quicker each month. It feels a weird to say that just almost 2 months ago I finished college fully and now the agonizing days count down to results day. July was a crazy busy month for me, through organizing stuff for University and work and going on holiday for 10 days. I have had a few staple pieces I have kept with me through the past month. 

In terms of makeup, you probably already know about my growing collection of the NYX liquid suedes. I only had 3 and decided I wanted one more for now. I have always struggled to find a mauve shade that isn't too brown for me and leaves that matteish look. And well NYX got me covered for the finish and color. I picked up the shade Sandstorm and is it this beautiful nude mauve shade. I find this is quite natural but has the added bit of color that helps to spice up my face up a little bit. I will link here my full review of the liquid suedes before I ramble on for ages about it. 

For skincare I have tried a couple new items this month, one of which I just recently mentioned in Wednesday's blog post the Eden's Semilla Jojoba Oil. You can apply this to your skin, hair, and nails. It will leave your skin soft and radiant, hair silky and smooth, and your nails looking healthier than before. I normally apply this day and night before my moisturizer. My skin honestly hasn't felt softer, my skin is more radiant and my spots don't appear to be as harsh whilst I have been using this product.  

Another skincare product I have been a big fan of this month is the Pond's Cold Cream Cleanser. I recently just finished my first bottle of the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish which is honestly amazing. I didn't really want to spend over £10 again for another bottle so I decided to try some different versions that could hopefully match up. I won't say this is an exact dupe but it's pretty similar. I apply this all over my face give it a minute to soak up all the dirt and makeup then using a warm cloth slowly wipe it away off my face making sure my face is fully clean. The texture of this is a bit thicker and oilier than the Liz Earle cleanser but this hasn't had any negative effects on my skin. It leaves my skin having that squeaky clean feeling leaving it ready for oil and then moisturizer. For £3.29 for 50ml I can't fault this product. I do wish it came in a bigger size as I have used this quite a bit and I do have a fair bit left I just wish this was maybe in larger volumes. 

Moving onto pampering, I popped into Lush a couple weeks back and as usual I ended up buying several bubble bars. The one that has really stood out the most for me this month. That I actually went and repurchased the next day is the Karma bubble bar. I received the Karma soap as a Chrsitmas present from a friend and I have loved that. The strong hint of Jasmine is a perfect scent to have crumbled up in a bath to create those amazing bubbles that you can just lay in and relax with. I am not one of those people who can sit completely still in a bath for a long amount time so I normally sit up in the bath for a bit whilst I read a book for a bit. I only break after a quarter of this off the block and crumble it under warm running water whilst my bath is filling. I find this way saves the product a lot better and makes it a bit more worthwhile for the money as this bubble bar retails for £4.50 each. So using a quarter each time really can help justify the splurge a little. 

Lastly, whilst I was on holiday I decided to pick up two books to read whilst I was away. As much as I love soaking up the sun I can't lay in for a long time not doing anything. The book I have loved reading this month is more of an Adult book it is the Rules of Attraction by Bret Easton Ellis the writer of American Psycho. The book is based on four college students, it follows their lives around with them. Getting into drugs, tricky relationships, and really hits at the heart about some people's college experiences. I wouldn't say this is a romantic comedy book at all. You really need time to read this book as everything starts to piece together towards the end. Nonetheless I have loved reading this book, I can definitely see myself re-reading this at some point. For now I am going to carry on reading The Girl on the Train. 

So there we have it, just some of the things I have been enjoying from July. If you have any products or books you have loved through July feel free to comment them down below. 

                                                     Until next time, Chloe!