Hi Everyone! :D It’s time for July Favourites. It seems July was a bit of a wash out weather-wise but come 1st August the sun is blazing!

Instagram

First up for my top monthly favourites is an app called Instagram. Yes I’m a little late to the party on this one, a friend introduced me to it but I think its fab. What is it? Well:

“It’s a fast, beautiful and fun way to share your life with friends through a series of pictures. Snap a photo with your iPhone, choose a filter to transform the look and feel, send to Facebook, Twitter or Flickr – it’s all as easy as pie. It’s photo sharing, reinvented. Oh yeah, did we mention it’s free?” - Instagram website

The filters are fantastic and its great to see my friend’s photos on the app too! If you have an iPhone I really suggest you try it out :)

Illamasqua: Medium Pencil in Vow

This pencil is a god send when I’m sick and not looking my best (of which I was sick for most of July!). I use it on my waterline and it really opens the eyes and takes away any redness- making me look human again! This shade is for lighter skin tones, so if you are looking for a pencil to use on your waterline but your skin tone is a little darker than you should check out the shade Hex.

Clarins: Crystal Balm in Crystal Coral

At first glance I thought this was a plain old lipstick when I stopped by my local Clarins counter, but on closer inspection I saw it was transparent and in fact a lip balm! I love Clarins skin care but haven’t tried any Clarins make-up before. Lisa at my local counter showed me the 3 colours which are light pink (more clear really), orange (known as coral) and red. I already own red lip balms that stain the lips and I thought the light pink one would be a waste as I have clear lip balms already, but the orange (coral!!) really stood out to me. I tried it on and when mixed with the natural colour of my lips it really does show up coral (hurrah!). It’s the perfect colour for the Summer and encourages me to keep my lips moisturised. Lisa also told me that it was limited edition AND there was a promotion on at the time, it was meant to be!

M.A.C: Blush in Style

I bought a pro pan of Style after disappointedly missing out on M.A.C My Paradise cheek powder that came out in the Surf Baby Collection ’11. My Paradise is a gorgeous peach with golden over-spray but sold out day (morning) one in my local store and online. The MA suggested to me to try out Style; it’s not as bright but it’s still a really lovely coral-peach with gold pearl.

Rimmel: Exaggerate Liquid Eyeliner in Black

This liquid liner is my staple liner product; if I’m in a rush or don’t fancy wearing gel liner I’ll reach for this in a heart beat. I have the brown and black version and use them depending on the look. I can’t stand leaving the house without at least eye liner and mascara on my eyes and the cat eye look is definitely my favourite. The brush itself it felt and stiff (although it has enough give when applying to the eye) which I find easier to achieve the cat eye I want. If I’m after a thin fine line for a cat eye then I’d use my M.A.C 210 precise eye liner brush.

So that’s it for my top 5 favourites of July, seems I’m really into the corals/peaches this summer! let me know what you’ve been loving in the comments below :)

Until next time, have fun! :D