Saturday, 1 August 2015

July Favourites

Hello folks! I can't believe how fast this year is going! We are now closer to Christmas than we are the start of the year. That. Is. Insane. I didn't post a favourites post last month, mainly because I forgot until we were half way through July, but also because I didn't really have anything different to mention! But this month, I have received a few new products and a couple of samples which I have been lovingggggg!

First up is the Nokia Lumia 640* which I am currently trialling for Microsoft! At first I though I wasn't going to like it, but I must admit that so far I am really liking it! I'm not sure if I will be switching my iPhone for it anytime soon but it is certainly great for those looking for a smartphone at a more reasonable price! I'm not too keen on the neon orange hardware, but thankfully they do come in black, white and blue aswell! After my trial period is up I will be posting an in-depth review of the phone, so stay tuned for it! Besides other things, I have been using it to listen to my favourite albums on Spotify. Over the past month I have been particularly enjoying listening the album 'Talking Is Hard' by Walk The Moon. It is one of the albums I love to listen to in my car, alongside the debut album from Years and Years. They are just the perfect soundtrack to drive along to! If you thing you haven't heard of Walk The Moon, you are probably wrong - the song 'Shut Up and Dance With Me' is one of their singles!

Next up are the beautiful Lottie London makeup brushes. I've had these for a while and was going to do a separate blog post on them, but theres only so much you can say about makeup brushes before it gets ridiculous. They are soft. They are a bargain. They are beautiful. End of. My current favourite is the red handled brush (they don't have names or anything to identify them other than the handle colours; sorry!) - I love using it to apply my highlighter before blending it out with a large fluffy brush!

One of my all time favourite products is the Charlotte Tilbury Colour Coded Eyeshadow Quad in Dolce Vita. I have worn this pretty much everyday through June and July. It looks absolutely beautiful with a tan (or in my case sunburn haha) and with the 'pop' shade sparkling in the (non existent) sun. I love how Charlotte Tilbury has lots of tips and looks for her products on her YouTube channel - the 'Dolce Vita' eyeshadow look is one of my favourites! I have also been loving pairing it with The Body Shop Colour Crush Lipstick in 115 Enraptured Red, the two just look so classic! I have NEVER tried any of the makeup from the body shop so when I received this from one of my best friends I was excited to see the quality! They are so glossy and hydrating, and the colour payoff is amazing! Will certainly be checking out more of their makeup products next time I'm in-store!

At the start of June, The Library of Fragrance asked if I would like to sample some of their perfumes. I obviously said yes as we all know I love perfume! They sent me the Peony*, and Apple Blossom* fragrances and I have been loving both of them. As I am writing this, I have just returned from a few days away on the East Coast, and my perfume of choice for the trip was Peony! I love it!

This month I've also been rekindling my love for plants! After moving all my stuff out of university halls of residence at the start of the month, all my plants made their way into my bedroom at home (well the ones that survived without water).  I keep nipping into B&Q to see if they have any others to add to my collection - I'm obsessed!

Thanks for reading!
Love Charlotte x
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*Disclaimer*
The Nokia Lumia 640 was kindly sent to me for 2 weeks to trial and review for Microsoft, and the Peony perfume/cologne was sent to me by The Library of Fragrance. 
All opinions are my own - see the 'Disclaimer' section of the 'FAQ' page in my navigation bar for full details.

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  1. Such good favourites! Your blog is so lovely, and I'm really enjoying listening to walk the moon right now too!

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  2. That Charlotte Tilbury quad looks SO GOOD. Any gold/warm toned shimmer eyeshadows make me swoon. Also your photography is on point girl!

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    1. Thank you lovely! I'm the exact same with neutral eyeshadows, I have so many!! X

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  3. I like the look of the Charlotte Tilbury quad, need to look in to it! And loved the photos.

    Lee | www.wonderringg.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. I just heard about the Library of Fragrance for the first time recently, and it sounds so awesome! I've nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award, so congrats :)
    xx
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  5. Everyone raves about the Library of Fragrance, need to try it myself! Lovely photos, what camera do you use?!

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    1. They have such a wide range of fragrances! If you look at my FAQ page, I mention that I use either a Nikon D3100 or a Sony A5000 x

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  6. I've been loving Walk The Moon's album too and I love Years & Years, you have good music taste ;) That Charlotte Tilbury quad looks gorgeous, I am yet to try anything from the brand yet but the more I see posts like this I really want to!
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  7. This is a great post! I haven't really given Walk the Moon a listen but judging by Shut up and Dance, it seems like an amazing album... Really love the images and the layout! And yay! Another plant lover like me! Thank you for following me on Bloglovin' :) xx

    Queenmillie.blogspot.com

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  8. Loved reading this post, love the look of that eye shadow quad!! your blog is beautiful btw, I have literally just started blogging, i hope mine can look as great as your sometime in the future! x

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  9. Wow Charlotte , you have there an amazing blog ! Love it !
    Thank you by the way to follow me on bloglovin !

    xxxx Juliet

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  10. lovely post! It's so amazing:)

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  11. I love the Charlotte Tilbury Dolce Vita quad too, the colours are so pretty. Love your photos. xx

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  12. I love Walk the moon especially there song shut up and dance, however I haven't listened to the song in your favourites, will have to listen to that one.

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  13. Apple blossom sounds lovely, and I love your cactus! I'm the worst at taking care of plats but even I can look after my two little cacti. :)

    x

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  14. The Charlotte Tilbury palette looks amaze and I think that fragrance was featured in Zoella's favourites too! Great favourites :)
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  15. I love the eyeshadows of the Charlotte Tilbury palette, they are so pretty! Also I didn't know about the Library of Fragrances, Peony must smell so good :)

    Julia xx
    Discover the French Alps with me: http://juliaspeaksbeauty.blogspot.fr/2015/08/holiday-post-megeve-in-french-alps.html

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