I can’t believe that we are half way through 2016 already, unbelievable! June wasn’t a particularly interesting month and nothing exciting really took place. Regardless, I tried a few new beauty products, read some new books and watched some new TV series… some of which have made it into this favourites post! Enough chit chat… so what were my June Favourites?
- Revolution Blush Palette – Golden Sugar
- NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream – Cannes
- Sleek Eyeshadow Palette – All the Fun Of The Fair
- Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon
- Scream (TV series)
- Orange is the New Black
- Coffee Thirst (Local Cafe)
1. Revolution Blush Palette – Golden Blush
I have loved using this blush palette recently and I honestly think that it is very good quality! It consists of highlighers, blushers and bronzers. It really is the perfect palette. But obviously this is a favourites post and I haven’t actually tried/loved every shade in this palette but the ones that have been my favourites are the top left highlighter, the pink blusher to the right of that and the bronzer on the far right. These shades have been amazing. The highlighter is beautiful and gives you an amazing glow! The blusher and bronzer aren’t too pigmented but are definitely buildable and easy to blend. I really love this palette!
2. NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream – Cannes
I have loved wearing this NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream. I’ve been wearing the shade Cannes and it’s such a pretty colour! It’s a rustic toned brown/light red colour. I was really impressed with this lip cream. It’s really long lasting, not too heavy on the lips, very pigmented and also not as drying as a liquid lipstick. I’m excited to try more of these and I can not recommend NYX lip creams enough! They’re also super affordable too and yet still amazing quality. I have written a full review on this lip cream that I will be posting soon!
3. Sleek Eyeshadow Palette – All The Fun Of The Fair
For me this eyeshadow palette was love at first sight. The palette’s name alone is adorable, All The Fun Of The Fair sums this beaut up perfectly. I’ve always been a huge fan of Sleek and their eyeshadow palettes and this one pleased me dearly. The colours are fun and colourful and I really enjoyed using these different pops of colours during June. I love how there is a choice of shimmer and non shimmery eyeshadows too.
My most favourite eye look that I created with this palette was an ombre coral, pink and silver look that I wore on hot, summery days (all though there wasn’t many). To create the look I loved the most I used:
- I used Twister , the pale pink eyeshadow as a base and in my crease (Top row, 5th from the left)
- I used Swing Boats , the light orange eyeshadow across my whole eyelid (Bottom row, 2 from the left)
- I then used Loop-The-Loop, the shimmery orange eyeshadow over the top of my eyelid from the middle and closer to the edge of my outer eye (Top row, 3rd from the left)
- Then I finished by using Hall-Of-Mirrors the shimmery silver eyeshadow in the corner of my eyes near my tear duct.
4. Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon
I really did enjoy this book a lot. I first heard about this book in Zoella’s My Book Club Picks video, and since I had already read 3 books from her book club picks, I knew her recommendations would be books that I was sure to enjoy.
Everything Everything is not a perfect love story, for the fact Maddy doesn’t particularly live the way a young adult would like to. What if you lived your life in a bubble? Maddy has SCID, a disease that means she is unable to leave her house, she requires care from her nurse and overprotective mother and has to be taught at home from teachers over Skype. Without giving too much away, the new boy, Olly, moves in next door. Maddy and Olly’s friendship forms when they begin emailing each other but soon this just isn’t enough.
Maddy then has the decision to literally risk her life for love. This isn’t your typical love story and Nicola Yoon really captures every characters thoughts and feelings superbly.
This book can potentially be a quick read and you could easily finish it in a day. The book certainly has a quick and upbeat flow due to the way Nicola Yoon writes. I really like how this book is broken up with emails, notes, definitions and snappy chapters, Nicola Yoon definitely knows how to keep an audience interested and theres not a point in the book where I felt myself drifting off or losing interest. This book really is impeccable and a must read for anyone that likes young adult romance novels. If you like The Fault in Our Stars or Eleanor and Park then I’m sure you will enjoy Everything Everything.
5. Scream TV Series
This TV series surprised me and I never thought I would enjoy as much I have done. The Scream films were the first horror movies I ever got into, at a fairly young age too. I had the Scream trilogy for Christmas when I was about 12 (my parents were surprisingly happy to let me watch these horrors) So, being a Scream fanatic it just felt right to give this Netflix Original a try. This TV series is very modernised and I do think it’s more for the younger audience, maybe under the age of 30? (But still over the age of 18 of course). Put it this way, my 50 year old dad has always been a fan of the Scream films, but I personally don’t think he would enjoy this TV series and wouldn’t really recommend it to him. There’s plenty of gore, death threats via texts, gifs and the constant anxiety of who done it? And who to trust? Think, Pretty Little Liars but with a lot of blood and gore, and the killer is another form of -A. If you like Pretty Little Liars but you’re looking for something a bit more suited for adults then you’re likely to enjoy this. Now just a little point, I don’t personally think the acting in this show is up too much, but nonetheless it still is enjoyable.
6. Coffee Thirst
At first I wasn’t going to include this Cafe/Dessert Place in my monthly favourites because Coffee Thirst isn’t a branch that can be found just anywhere. But I thought it would be wrong not to include this Cafe in my monthly favourites considering it has been my favourite cafe to visit last month. If anyone from Newport, Wales reads my blog I highly recommend this place. Their waffles are exceptional and their milkshakes are delicious! I’ve had a waffle with M&M & fudge pieces and white chocolate sauce and I’ve had one of their waffles with Kinder Bueno and strawberry pieces with white chocolate sauce. I’ve also tried their chocolate milkshake and one of their vanilla milkshakes. The cafe itself is very vintage and the staff are lovely and friendly.
So that rounds up my June Favourites. What were you loving last month? Is there anything you’d recommend I should try next month? Let me know in the comments! Thank you for reading.