Friday, 21 August 2015

Current Favourites!

 I missed my monthly favourites last month because I was on holiday and lack any ability to plan ahead so I decided to do a current favourites now instead. (Don't know what I'm going to do when it comes to August favourites time- I told you I can't plan ahead). Here's what I've been enjoying recently...
When I'm not using my beloved Makeup Revolution Iconic Pro 2 Palette I've been loving using this palette. I was wearing it one day and I was at the queue in Home Bargains (don't know why the shop is important but I'll continue) and the lady serving me was looking at me really strangely. After a bit of awkward half smiling and nervously looking around (on my part) she asked me what eyeshadow I was wearing and I told her it was this palette. She even made me write down the name and where to get it on a bit of receipt. She ended up forgetting to charge me, I did go back and tell her but she said I had paid (I definitely hadn't). The moral of the story is that this eyeshadow palette might get you free lunch. Anyway I really love these eyeshadows, the only shades I don't use are the last two on the bottom row (the two that I've stabbed my nails in by accident). They're gorgeously buttery and a nice mix of shimmers and mattes. It's cheap too. 
As mentioned in this post I have been getting back into highlighter and this has been my highlighter of choice (because it's the only one I own). It's the perfect shade for my skin tone and, although I have to quite careful to not apply it too heavily as it can disturb my foundation, I'm really enjoying the dewy look it gives.
I had a £10 Boots giftcard that was burning a hole in my pocket (purse) and decided I would put it towards my first Benefit product. I went for the Rockateur blush because it's unlike any blusher I already own and my sister has this and it looks stunning on her. It's quite an autumnal shade, I'd describe it as a muted rose colour (lol such bullshit) with a shimmer to it, but with no chunks of glitter. I've pretty much said goodbye to my other blushers since buying this. However I wouldn't have bought this full price and I think considering the price it could be housed it something a bit better than cardboard. 
I don't know if I've mentioned this before but nail varnish will not stay on my nails. It chips within a day, I want to throw myself against a wall... it's not a fun time. My mum has the same problem so we decided one of us would buy a base coat and the other a top coat. I'd never seen these in Boots before so decided to give them a try and I absolutely love them. My nails aren't chipping after a day, they're not chipping after 2 days, they're lasting 3 or days! It's a miracle. I don't know if it's just one of them that's doing all the work but the combination of both is working so well for me and my mum too. 
Having a good base coat and top coat now means I can wear nail varnish and this colour from Bourjois is beautiful. It's the kind of colour I like to wear on my lips and it also looks stunning on the nails. The formula of this is also amazing. It only needs one coat because it's so opaque and the brush is thick but not too thick so it makes for incredibly easy application. It also dries really quickly which is a major plus. I have two other colours from this range which are a dark red and a bright red and I'll definitely be buying more from this range.
I have an obsession with anything with my initial on and I refuse to let Pretty Little Liars ruin it for me. This necklace was meant to be around £30 but I got it for about £10 in the sale and I love it. It might be slightly narcissistic to be so obsessed with my initial but I think it looks really cute. It's sterling silver which means I can wear it over and over again and never worry about tarnishing which is great. The chain is actually my own because the chain it came on was a bit chunky but the A is perfect.

I hope you liked this post! Thanks for stopping by, lots of love,


  1. Great favorites Annie! That Zoeva palette looks gorgeous, definitely adding that to my wish list.
    If you have problems with nail polish not lasting, you should try the Seche Vite top coat! It's amazing.

    Have a great day,

    1. It is stunning, would definitely recommend it! Yeah I've tried that before and it didn't really work out. Think it might have needed a base coat :/ Thanks, you too! xx