Wednesday, 30 July 2014

July Favourites

It's my favourite time of the month! Here are some things I have been loving in the month of July, including both beauty and miscellaneous things. I can't believe summer is already halfway over! That's so depressing, but at least I have a holiday coming up in September so that'll make the summer last a teeny bit longer. I'm kind of excited to see what fall season is like here in the UK, but I doubt it can beat the beautiful, magical fall that we have in Canada.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Lipstick Addict Tag

In honour of National Lipstick Day (yes, that's right), I decided to do the Lipstick Addict Tag! I'm the biggest lipstick fan, it's the probably the one product I can't help but always run to when I'm walking through the makeup aisles. I know what colours work on me, and I'm always on the lookout for the perfect red. Anyway, let's get to the tag!

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Staffordshire's Monkey Forest

It was my first weekend off from work, so the boyfriend and I finally got to go to the Monkey Forest in Staffordshire. To be honest, we were completely blown away. I thought that it might be the kind of place where you walk around and maybe spot a monkey if you're lucky, à la Jurassic Park, but it was so much better! We got to see so many barbary macaques, as they have about 140 of them in the park. They also have six baby monkeys, one of which was born on the day we went! Anyway, this post is super photo heavy, so click below to see what we got up to.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Handmade Burger Co.

Last Friday, the boyfriend and I headed to Touchwood shopping center for a bite to eat. We've already gone to Handmade Burger Co in the Bullring, we hadn't been to this one. I love this place! It's similar to Nando's in how their menu looks, and how you order at the front before they bring your food. The atmosphere is very family-friendly, fun, and casual. No need to dress up like I did!

Monday, 21 July 2014

My Swimsuit Collection

This post has been sitting in my drafts folder for almost a month now, and that's only because I've been too lazy to take some actual pictures! Well, I don't have that many swimsuits to start with, and some are brand-spanking new. First, the top bikinis in the picture above, they're both from American Eagle and were part of the mix and match models. I got them all when they were having their sale at the beginning of the summer, and you can still find them online. Unfortunately, I don't have any links for any of these swimsuits, none of them are online anymore.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet & Body Sorbet

The newest additions to The Body Shop are the Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet (£12) and the Body Sorbets (£8), which come in a wide range of scents - mango, pink grapefruit, strawberry, satsuma and moringa. I've been using these both these products since they launched and I've been pretty impressed.

Thursday, 17 July 2014

The Body Shop Haul

Since starting work at The Body Shop, it seems like I've already acquired a rather small collection of TBS products. Here's what I got on my latest haul, where I finally took advantage of my employee discount (the two greatest words a beauty blogger could hear, truly). I combined some things I bought myself, along with things I was kindly gifted as they're new products we're selling.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

The Woodmans Rest

Every Friday night, the boyfriend and I decide that we're too lazy to cook (it is the end of the week) and we either have a takeout or eat out. Last Friday, we decided to go to our local pub (how crazy is it that I have a local now?) and grabbed some delicious food. We've actually been to the Woodmans Rest a few times since it's a short walk from our flat, and I really like going there. The ambience is nice, the meals are incredibly affordable, and the pints are always a plenty. 

Monday, 14 July 2014

Extra Virgin Minerals Liquid Foundation

If you weren't aware yet, this lucky girl is now working at The Body Shop, which means I am getting pretty familiar with all of their products. I've been using their foundation for almost a month now, and I gotta say I'm really impressed with it so far. It retails for £14, which isn't bad compared to most high-end foundation. I do considered The Body Shop high street makeup, because it's really affordable.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

June Favourites

I'm back! I was MIA for a couple of days because I was in the process of selling my old camera and ordering the new one (post about my new baby coming up soon!) So while this favourite post was actually written days ago, I didn't have pictures to go with it, which is why it's only going up today. Anyway, here are my monthly favourites for the month of June, and oh my god, why is June over already? The summer is dwindling away, which makes me oh so sad.

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Bourjois Haul & First Impressions

Last week, I dabbled into a brand that I could never get back home in Canada - so I'm bringing another UK import this time too. Bourjois is a French company that is actually available in some Pharmaprix drugstores back home, but their range is - once again - a lot smaller than what they have here in the UK. I picked up three items since they were on offer, and damn those pesky 3 for 2 deals because I can't reists them. I got the Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover, the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick, and the Bourjois Liner Feutre.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

ASOS Summer Sale Wishlist

I don't know if you guys had heard, but ASOS is having a 50% sale on their summer clothes! It's torturous when you're suddenly on a budget and all of these beautiful summer clothes are very, very affordable. Who knows if I'll place an order, but for now I'm keeping all of these beauties on my ASOS wishlist. Better get online quickly though, because a lot of items are sold out or are only left in a couple of sizes, unfortunately.