Doing these monthly posts really makes you realise how quickly time races past.
I haven’t bought a great loads this month to be honest – I’ve had a couple of crazy months so thought it was time to pull the purse strings in a little bit!
My favourite things this month include…
I’d seen this mentioned on @inthefrow blog recently and was really intrigued.
I’ve been wearing a different foundation than usual as I find that Estee Lauder’s Double Wear is a little too heavy for summer so I’ve been mixing up a BB cream with a tiny bit of the Body Shop’s foundation however it doesn’t have the staying power that I’m used to. Behold the Clarins Makeup Fix!! It’s AMAZING – even in that mega hot weather we had, my makeup stayed firmly in place and didn’t melt away. I was really surprised how a light mist could really make a difference. It smell’s of rose water and grapefruit so has a nice summery scent. You could probably use this during the day to spritz on your face as it’s really refreshing.
I received this as a sample when I bought the above mentioned product. I was a little wary about putting an oil on my face but the Clarins consultant told me that it was made from 100% plant extract and shouldn’t upset my sensitive skin in any way. I’ve been using it twice a week in the evenings and can see that my skin is looking more hydrated. My skin really drinks the product up so there’s no nasty greasiness left which is fab. Considering the bottle is tiny, I’ve hardly used any product so I think this will last me a LONG time before I need to consider purchasing the full size bottle.
MAC Highlighter – Soft & Gentle
OK, so I’m a little slow to the highlighter party but after seeing this on @asyouwish snapchat recently I thought I’d better get myself sorted. Admittedly it’s taken me a while to get used to how much to apply as this is heavily pigmented but I think I’m there with it now.
This is a repurchase of a favourite of mine – I start the day using this and I love the fluffy marshmallow like texture of it!
You can read my full review of it here.
I’ve never really thought about selling things on eBay – in my old life I never really had the time to be taking photos, uploading, writing descriptions and then going off to the post office. This month I thought I’d give it a go with a few bit of clothes / accessories and various other bits hanging around we don’t use.
I’ve been amazed at what I would consider old junk that people snap up – like an unused office phone sold for £12.50, an empty Jo Malone candle box for £5 and a small 50ml bottle of Sanctuary Body Moisture Spray for £3.50. I’ve made surprising £70 this month alone from eBay so I’ll definitely keep it up and then I won’t feel too guilty about treating us to other things…meals out, holidays etc.
New Story Headers
Finally, I’ve had some new header pictures made for me to sit alongside my stories by the lovely Jemma aka Dorkface – she’s the clever bean that also made my Happy Wise Owl logo on the website. She’s extremely talented and super lovely…she also works like a trooper! Who sends emails at 4.30am…?!
A big thank you to her for being so patient with me!
What’s been your favourite things this month?!
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