July ’15 Beauty and Lifestyle Favourites

So July has come to an end and it appears to have taken the summer weather with it. We have put the duvet back on the bed and I wore a jumper the other day. A  JUMPER. I hope the sun comes back soon, I’m not ready for autumn yet!

To cheer me up I’ve put together the bits and pieces that I’ve been reaching for again and again this month. So what have I been loving?

July Monthly Beauty Favourites

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Lottie London – Nail Varnish Review And Competition!

Lottie London first caught my eye in Superdrug a few months ago when I spotted the nail varnishes (of course). The packaging is very classic and looks a lot more expensive than it is so I was pretty much sold immediately. So when the lovely guys from Lottie London send me some of their brushes and make up accessories, it reminded me that I’d wanted to try the polishes as well. I snuck two of the nail varnishes into a recent Superdrug order and I’m so glad I did.

Lottie London Nail Varnish Review

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#RosaceaReview: La Roche-Posay Toleriane Teint Corrective Fluid Foundation

#RosaceaReview: La Roche-Posay Toleriane Fluid Corrective Foundation review

Since I was diagnosed with rosacea, I have been searching for make up and skincare products that not only help to hide the redness but also make my aggravated skin feel better. So I have started the series #RosaceaReview: I’m going to do mini reviews of products that are either designed for rosacea/sensitive skin or ones that I think could help.

I filmed a first impressions of the La Roche-Posay Toleriane Teint Corrective Fluid Foundation, which is SPF 25 and designed to be lightweight but high coverage. Intrigued? See my thoughts here:

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Cobalt Nail Varnish: A Comparison

The slogan of my blog might as well be “…I don’t even *like* blue nail varnish!” If you’ve seen my huge nail varnish sort and destash video you will have witnessed my utter confusion at how I’ve managed to accumulate such a large amount of blue nail varnishes when I (claim that I) don’t even like blue nail varnish on me.

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New From Essie: Gel.Setter Top Coat*

I am a huge fan of essie polishes, they’re probably one of my favourite nail varnish brands. Gorgeous colours, wide brushes that make application a dream, and chip-resistant formula that means I can easily go 10 days without any flaws. So news of their brand new topcoat was met with much excitement.

There are a few ‘gel finish’ topcoats and nail varnish ranges out there at the moment (applause for Barry M in particular, stink eye to the Revlon gel top coat which never EVER dried) so it was only a matter of time before essie released one.

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Glo & Ray New Launches*

Glo & Ray are fast becoming one of my favourites brands and it baffles me that they are not better known… but I think that may change. They have some seriously great products, some of which you can see in my previous reviews HERE and HERE.

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Mani Monday: Going Bananas

I am losing my mind being stuck at home recovering from surgery. To celebrate being able to sit up without wanting to cry, I decided to do some nail art. I did watermelon nails HERE so I stuck with the fruit theme for these banana nails.

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My Surgery And Why I Feel Let Down By My Surgeon

I wasn’t going to write a blog post about this. I have published personal stuff about my health on the blog before, but it’s always been beauty related (e.g. my rosacea updates). But this is something else. And it’s so personal and so hard to talk about that I didn’t think I was going to talk about it. But the past week has made me feel so angry, frustrated and helpless that I don’t know how else to deal with what is happening.

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MoYou Nail Stamping Kits*

Until I met the MoYou ladies I had never tried nail stamping – I know, what a terrible nail blogger! I had seen amazing, intricate nail designs and always wanted to get involved but never made the leap. But when I went to a blogging event and saw the MoYou stand I was drawn like a moth to the brightly coloured flame.

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Flamingo Candles ‘The Melt Crowd’ Subscription Box

If you saw my review of the Bomb Cosmetics ‘Little Hotties’ wax melts you will know about my obsession with home scents. I am a total convert to wax melts and I had seen the Flamingo Candle ‘The Melt Crowd’ subscription box on a few blogs and was immediately smitten with the idea. I took one look at the scent list and was practically throwing money at the screen!

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