Okay okay I know I am late with this one. So I will go right ahead with my highlights of this month
Aromatherapy Associates Nourishing Enrich Hair Oil- This product is so great. I think I got it free in a copy of vogue once but I only thought to try it recently. You add it to dry hair (I just put it on the ends) and leave it for as long as you want. For an intense treatment it can be left overnight. It makes the hair soft and conditioned without leaving the hair greasy or flat. I also only wash my hair once every few days and this product doesn’t make it too greasy to do this (many serums make leaving my hair for a few days without washing pretty much impossible) Would definitely recommend this product. £28 (but lasts forever)
No7 Beautiful Skin Foaming Cleanser- After disappointment from the bare essentials skin care regime (blog post to come!)I found the No7 beautiful skin foaming cleanser for normal/oily skin. So impressed with it as it does exactly what it says. A brilliant day to day cleanser that removes makeup and leaves the skin fresh and bright. £9.50
Pancakes- I am so obsessed with pancakes at the moment. I went down to the seafront with my friend this week and had blueberry pancakes at my favourite surf cafe Blue Crush (definitely check it out if you happen to visit Scarborough) and they were delicious. Since then I have been making my own. I often use the 2 eggs and one banana recipe which everyone seems to be talking about at the moment, mixing the eggs and banana into a batter and frying in coconut oil and topping with fruit. For when I have more time or for a Sunday morning treat I have also discovered a recipe from Rachel Schutz blog for ‘Old fashioned pancakes’ (http://rachelschultz.com/2013/08/12/old-fashioned-pancakes/) which are brilliant. Topped with fruit or peanut butter or whatever topping you like, pancakes have definitely brought syrup covered fun to this month.
Elizabeth Arden Intervene- I have recently written a blog post about this foundation but I cannot sing it’s praises enough. Beautiful foundation and with added SPF, perfect for summer months. £30
Finishing exams– It is everything I expect and more. Being able to wake up in the morning and read my book in the garden without having to revise 24/7. Trips to the beach and weeknight nights out with friends. SO.MUCH.FREEDOM.
Making an effort to see friends- It is tempting to see the same people over and over again because you enjoy spending time with them (obviously) but it is also easier. Contacting people you haven’t seen in a while might require more effort or may even make you slightly nervous if it’s been a while. This holiday I have been making an effort to see all of my friends and it is so nice-especially before heading off to uni. Deffo worth the effort.
Makeup free days- Makeup is great and leaving the house bare faced may be daunting but not only does it help your skin, it also saves time-and makeup! If your going out that night, why not miss out the foundation that day. There is something so freeing about spending all day not worrying about your makeup and letting your skin breathe. Try it.
Gosh Eye Liner Pen in 04 Dark Green- This is a great eye liner because not only is it easy to apply, but the colour compliments all eye colours perfectly. I understand if alarm bells are ringing as soon as you see green eyeliner-sending you flashbacks of fancy dress halloween outfits. But the eyeliner looks black from a distance, but due to the dark green colour it is actually less harsh, making it brilliant for day time use or to use with bright lipstick and not look too over the top. £6.50
The shining– I am a massive fan of Stephen King already but this book blew my mind. As I have mentioned in previous posts I went to Barcelona last week and I could not put this book down. Even if you are not really into thriller/horror/fantasy give it a try, such a clever book.
So there we are, a few favourites from this month. What have your highlights been? 🙂