July Favourites

Hi everyone, hope you are all well.

I can’t believe it is time to write another favourites post. There is only 4 months of the year left which is crazy as I remember New Year as if it was yesterday. However, we are now slowly moving towards Autumn which is undoubtedly the best time of the year.

I’ve tried quite a lot of new products and have acquired some new habits with beauty products this month which I am excited to talk about. I haven’t been buying loads of new products as I desperately need to save money so it was a month of raiding the cupboards trying new, unopened items.

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Faith In Nature Coconut Hand Cream 

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I am starting the post by talking about this as it is my favourite product in this post. My hands have been getting so dry and irritated from constantly being in and out of hot water in work and constantly wrapping up cutlery in cheap napkins. This product was a total saviour. My hands could also have been a bit drier since it is summer, but I do live in the Highlands in Scotland so even though the weather has been a bit nicer than normal I would still use the term summer lightly. This hand cream is so light and hydrating, it sinks into your skin almost immediately so there is no greasy hands after applying like there is with some moisturisers. The bottle is small and travel sized so it is perfect to take everywhere. As you can see in the photo there is the leaping bunny and vegan sign so this product is cruelty free.

Too Faced Melted Matte Lipstick in Queen B 

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My love for these lipsticks is not a secret but this is the newest shade I have purchased and I am OBSESSED. I don’t normally suit darker shades of lipstick as I am so pale because I just look washed out but this is a deep purple/mauve with a pink tone through it and I love how it looks when I apply it. The formula is so smooth and easy to apply. When I get up for work at 7am and apply this lipstick it is still on almost perfectly when I return home at 9pm at night. It stays on perfectly through meals as well, whatever shade of this lipstick I use of this range I am never disappointed.

Simple Moisturising Face Wash

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I use this every day either at night or in the morning to wash my face and I am so happy with the results. This is a product I have had for so long but only properly got into the habit of using it this month. My skin feels so soft and clean after using this. I have never used a foaming wash before and love the way it feels as I rub it into my skin. This tube will last for so long because you don’t need to use a lot of product, only a pea sized amount. I have a really bad habit of squeezing too much out and instead of wasting it just washing my face 2 or 3 times.

The Body Shop Coconut Shower Cream

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This is another product from The Body Shop which didn’t disappoint. This is a soap free shower cream designed to cleanse your skin as well as clean it too. This is the second coconut scented item on this list so you can probably tell I love coconut. This is so strong and sweet smelling I wish I had a perfume that had a scent like this too. After using this my skin really does feel softer and more hydrated. If I use this in the shower then I tend to finish off and moisturise with my coconut body butter from The Body Shop as well in the hopes I smell of a tropical coconut queen for as long as possible.

The Body Shop All In One BB Cream

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I’ve mentioned in previous posts about foundation not always looking right on my skin so now I have switched to using BB cream more or less every day instead of foundation. My skin has majorly thanked me for this as it looks so much better on my skin. It is so much lighter than foundation so it doesn’t clog up my pores at all which is nice. This BB cream is skin adapting too which is nice as you don’t need to worry about is being too light or too dark. When using this my skin has a more natural glow to it which makes me look much more refreshed too. There is also aloe vera infused into the cream which makes it all the more soothing too.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Promade 

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Not even exaggerating or anything when I say this but this product has transformed the way I do my eyebrows. I LOVE this stuff. It is the easiest make up to apply that I have ever used. A little goes a long way with this product so you don’t need to use masses of product so even though it is just a wee tub you get it is most likely to last for months. There is a nice consistency to this promade, I really like filling in my eyebrows with it as it doesn’t try straight away so you aren’t struggling with it. It applies so smoothly leaving your brows looking Instagram perfect.

So that is all of my favourite products from July, I hope you all enjoyed to read this post. Every item on this list is cruelty free so I am keeping up my promise to only endorse cruelty free brands now. I would love to hear your thoughts on this post and whether or not you have tried any of the products I have spoken about, let me know in the comments.

Siobhan x


May Favourites 

Hi everyone, it’s that time of the month again where I write my monthly favourites. I can’t believe it is June already, I know everyone says this but time is just flying by. One of my favourite things about May was definitely the weather, hopefully we are gonna get a very sunny June to kick start the summer.

Urban Decay Naked Illuminated 

This highlighter was a Christmas present last year from my mum because I was obsessed with it from the moment it was realised. I’ve always struggled to find a highlighter that I love but this is it. It’s SO shimmery and glittery which is exactly what I love, it’s not quite an icy highlight which is normally what I look for but I still love it. I feel like such a princess when I wear this so if you love a bright and glittery highlight this product is definitely for you.

Benefit Triple Performing Facial Emulsion

It feels like ages ago that I got this mini Benefit skincare set but I love this moisturiser and will definitely be repurchasing. I use this moisturiser in the mornings before I put on my primer and make up as it is perfect because it is so light. I am always a bit unsure of buying skincare products from a brand best known for their make up in case it doesn’t live up to standard. However, I have noticed a big improvement in my skin from using this – it’s might softer and looks fresher.

Marc Jacobs Decadence Perfume

I am OBSESSED with Marc Jacobs perfumes, it’s more or less the only brand I buy because they all smell so amazing. My boyfriend gave me this probably a year or so ago and it smells divine. This bottle with it’s design, scent and name is supposed to be sexy and sophisticated. The top notes of this scent are Italian plum, saffron and iris with hints of Bulgarian rose, Sambac jasmine and orris root. This is a heavy and long lasting perfume, when I wear this I get many compliments on it as the day goes on. To me, this is the perfect summery scent so if you’re a fan of perfume and want something new this is definitely the one to get.

Benefit Hoola Bronzer

This is a product I use every single day without a doubt. I used to use my ABH contour kit every day but some of the shades have run low so I save it for special occasions now. This bronzer is the perfect shade for my pale skin. It applies smoothly and is easy to blend. The colour is a medium brown with no orange tones through it which I love. I hate when bronzers have a shimmer to them but this is a perfect matte bronzer. I really didn’t like the brush that came with it so I opt for another contour brush to apply with.

Avon Pore Penetrating Scrub and Mask

I’m not gonna go into too much detail about these products as I am gonna do a specific post reviewing them. I got these in last months Avon books for £5!!!! A total bargain. After the first use of both of these products I saw an immediate improvement in my skin. My skin was a lot softer and looked visibly fresher than normal. The scrub is really grainy and has a really cooling minty feel when you use it on your face which is nice. The mask is great at removing dirt deep in your pores and leaves a noticeable difference once removed. I try to use these products at least once or twice a week.

Lush Rub Rub Rub Shower Scrub

This product is halfway between a shower gel and a shower scrub. If I go for a shower and don’t exfoliate and scrub my skin it gets really itchy after a shower, I don’t really know why so I have tried a lot of shower scrubs. This shower scrub is by far my favourite. The texture is grainy and rough enough to exfoliate but not too rough where it hurts my skin. The scent is an amazing citrus smell and this scrub leaves your body feeling softer than ever. A little goes a long way with this product. Recommend to anyone looking for a new shower scrub.

The Body Shop Rainforest Moisture Hair Butter

This product has been a longtime fave of mine from The Body Shop. I use this product once a week because I am not a natural blonde and my hair has been bleached multiple times so I try to keep it in the best possible condition. The Body Shop claim this product will leave your hair feeling soft and tangle free and they are not wrong. After using this and even when I am drying my hair it is still smooth and tangle free. This product has really helped give my hair extra life by making it glossier, smelling better and keeping it in good condition.

I tried out a lot more products in May so I could recommend more products for my monthly favourites. I stuck to beauty and skincare this month as I didn’t watch any TV shows or read any books which stood out to me. I would love to hear if any of you have tried any of these products and what your thoughts on them are, or if you have any questions about the stuff I mentioned please don’t hesitate to ask!

Hope you enjoyed reading about my favourite products this month,

Siobhan x

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April Favourites

Hi everyone, I can’t believe it is the end of April already, this year is going by so quickly it’s unbelievable. This month has been super crazy, I started April with the intention of continuing my stay in Australia for the next 4 months but now I am back at home in rainy Scotland. Let’s get on with talking about my favourite things from this month.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette


I know I did a review on this palette back in February so I’m not gonna talk too in depth about this palette again. However, this is hands down one of the best quality eyeshadow palettes I own. Most of the time with eyeshadow palettes I always find that most of the shades are beautiful but there is one or two that I wouldn’t ever think about using, I don’t have that problem with this. I use literally every shade in the palette so nothing is getting wasted. Basically, this is a 10/10 eyeshadow palette which I am completely in love with.

Too Faced Melted Matte Lipstick

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Anyone who knows me knows I LOVE matte lipsticks, especially liquid lipsticks. Months ago I was online shopping and I bought the Too Faced Melted Metal lipstick instead of this one and I have never been so thoroughly disappointed in my life. Cut to a few months later, I order this and I’m blown away. Best lipstick I’ve ever bought and now I wouldn’t buy a liquid lipstick from any other brand. The wearability on this is insane, I put it on in the morning before breakfast and it stays on perfectly all day. When I get paid again I’m probably gonna buy one in every shade.

The Body Shop Amazonian Acai Facemask 

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I am a huge fan of the Body Shop, most of my skincare products are from there because I love it. I’ve never been disappointed by a product from there and this is no exception. The mask smells amazing and looks like jam which is actually really nice. Immediately after taking it off my skin felt softer, smoother and looked so much fresher. This effect carried onto the next day where I didn’t put make up on because my skin just felt so nice and in return I felt good about myself. It’s a lil bit pricey for a face mask but I don’t mind paying that much when the quality is so good. Plus, it’s cruelty free and 100% vegan which is amazing.

The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil

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I bought this a few months ago when I was working all the time, hardly sleeping and not eating a very balanced diet. Because of all that my skin was hugely suffering, I’m not someone who normally has problems with my skin but it wasn’t looking good. My skin was dry, dull and I had a lot of red blotchy patches on my face. I used this oil morning and night and within a week I noticed such a huge difference. I still have red patches on my face but they are hugely reduced. It’s now months later and this product has become one of my holy grail skincare items.

13 Reasons Why


This is the TV show EVERYONE is talking about. I binge watched this show in like two days once it first came out and have since started watching it again. There is so much hype and criticism around this show and I’m not going to discuss that in too much depth. I really enjoyed the show, it portrayed such an important message just to think about your actions and the things you say to people. It’s sad because I think with a lot of the aspects in the show it relates to a lot of high schools everywhere.

That is my 5 favourite things from April. I would love to know if you’ve tried any of the products, or watched 13 Reasons Why and what your opinion of it is. Let me know if you have any recommendations of things you think I should try as well!

Siobhan x