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Tuesday, 30 June 2015

June 2015 Favourites | Beauty & Life!

June 2015 beauty and lifestyle favourites
End of June already? Where has the time gone? But the weather is warming up, I'm working with Wimbledon on the TV on in the background (strangely calming), and I'm going through ice lollies like they're going out of style. I've heard that bubblegum calippo's are a thing and I'm making it my July mission to track one of those down!

Anyway, here are the things I really liked during June...
Seventeel Doll'd Up Mascara
Seventeen Doll'd Up Mascara
I'm pretty sure this is my favourite mascara I've ever used. Although I usually gravitate towards those massive bristley brushes, this one is a small plastic wand with a slight curve and it works brilliantly. It's super easy to get into those little inner corner lashes, the formula dries quickly and it holds a curl all day. Love. It!
Essence Nail Polish
Essence Nail Polish in Electriiiiic
Blue nail polishes are my favourite and this one is a real beauty! The formula isn't fabulously long wearing, but it does apply evenly and dry quickly, so I can forgive it - especially because these are under £2 a bottle! 
Soap & Glory Whipped Clean
Soap & Glory Whipped Clean Shower Butter
This smells so good, all almondy and lovely, that I almost want to eat it. My skin is all over the place right now, in the warmer weather it gets super dry and I need something that feels a little more nourishing. Sometimes I have to go all out with the intense Oilatum, but right now this is working perfectly and that's okay with me because I'm all for delicious smelling products. 
Soap & Glory Peach Party Blush
Soap & Glory Peach Party 
My summer make up look this year is peachy-bronze, I've decided. For far too long I've been ignoring peach blushes, but it's time to bring them back into my daily make up, especially because they tend to look nicer on my skin tone than a lot of pink tones do. Peach Party has a tonne of shimmer packed in there so it's one I can only wear on a good skin/good concealer day, but it's so worth it. Hello healthy glow!
Skull Desk Tidy
Skull Desk Tidy* 
Mortimer got a lot of love in last Friday's post and he's been a total favourite of mine all month. He sits on my desk, usually wearing a pair of my specs, next to my Harry Potter crystal goblet and they compliment each other perfectly.
Silly bunny card
My mum gave me this and wrote it as if it came from Ralphie. To be honest I can totally see him chilling in an inflatable ring with sunnies on, he is the master of relaxation after all. It's not often you see things with black bunnies on so I'm going to have to keep this one out on display!
Busy B Month Planner
Busy B Planner* 
In an attempt to finally get my life in order, I've delved back into the world of planners and I'm loving it so far. With digital calendars it's too easy to move undone tasks to the following day with no guilt, but when things are written down unfinished tasks have to be crossed out and rewritten for the next day, and that's definitely guilt inducing! I've undoubtedly been more productive and I'm hoping this will continue next month too!
Orla Kiely Earl Grey Candle
Orla Kiely Earl Grey Candle* 
This is such a delicate scent, it's an absolute pleasure to burn. It does take a little while for the scent to fill the room, but once it does it's so lovely. It's warm, with a hit of citrus that cuts through keeping everything super fresh. The jar is stunning too, a classic Orla Kiely pattern looking resplendent in grey, it's one I'll definitely be holding on to.
Birdy by Jess Vallance published by Hot Key Books
Birdy by Jess Vallance* 
I don't read a lot of YA anymore and I really need to fix this because I live for uncovering incessantly smart books for young readers; gotta get them sucked in early! Birdy is delightfully creepy and I flew through it yesterday morning. Okay so I knew what the twists were before they happened, but it didn't dampen my enjoyment or totally ruin the experience at all. I'm definitely much, much older than its target reader and I've watched a lot of creepy TV in my time, so I wasn't expecting to be floored or anything. And I wasn't. But I still liked it. 

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Was there anything you especially loved during June?  


  1. Soap and Glory Peach Party looks stunning! I think I need to get it next time I'm in boots!

    Sophie x | SophiesMakeupBlog

  2. Looove the silly bunny card! It's sure to make anyone's day :) My nails are blue right now! OMG June is over already?? I still feel like summer has just started :O -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

  3. The bunny card is so cute! And I love the look of the candle


  4. Oh my gosh, that S&G Shower Butter used to be my favourite thing in life! The book sounds super interesting as well (: hope you're doing well Jennie! xx

  5. Love this post, especially the Soap and Glory products and the bunny card! Really want to try the peach bronzer at some point! xx
    Chasing Belle

  6. I love the desk tidy! My bedroom is full of sugar skulls. I'm really keen to try the shower butter, too, but I don't really like the smell of almonds so I'll have to give it a whiff first!

    Hannah x

  7. I love that candle, the pattern is just up my street! It makes me sad that black cats/bunnies don't get much love because I think they're adorable :) xxx

  8. I must try that mascara if you think its 'the one'! I recently tried a blue from Nails Inc and expected to hate it but loved it.

    Victoria x

  9. That shower butter sounds amazing! I really love almondy scents for body/shower products.

    Lizzy from Nomad Notebook

  10. I've got two last episodes to listen to for Serial Podcast. It's soooo good! I too don't know what the answer is. One minute I think he did it, another minute I think he did not.

  11. Oooh the whipped clean looks soooo good!

    hellomissjordan.com xx

  12. Bubblegum Calippo's are a thing and they are delicious! I had one at my desk recently and it was worth the sticky keyboard.


    p.s. Soap & Glory Whipped Clean Shower Butter is divine - it smells incredible!

  13. Serial?! YES Jennie - I won't spoil for anyone here in the comments but if you wanna vent/discuss DM me on Twitter, we can flail there :P The card is also the most adorable thing ever! Xx

  14. I love Whipped Clean! I can't wait to go back to the UK to stock up on all the Primark things and all the S&G things that we don't have in Canada! It leaves my skin feeling SO SOFT!

    I can't wait to watch Florence's Glasto set, I'm saving it for a duvet day.

    re: Serial. You finished it? It's so easy to binge isn't it!? I'm on the fence about whether or not he's guilty. He's definitely not guilty beyond the shadow of a doubt for me. I mean, how accurate are cell phone records in the late 90s, early 2000s? This Jay character is so dodgy too...how come he never went to prison? He knew where to find the car. He could have butt-dialed Nisha...I don't know.

  15. That blue polish looks amazing and I really like Essence polishes, they are cheap and not bad! Florence + The Machine was one of my favourites this June too!
    Andreea Catsfika

  16. Mums buy the best cards and things. One birthday (I was about 22) she decided it was to be mouse themed. She literally bought only mouse related items haha.

  17. Peach party!? Sooo cute! Love the colours!

    Tara x

  18. I have skull decor all over my room! I have a big gold skull piggybank which leant itself to a series of gigs we ran last year (the gold skull gigs..) and I have a string of mexican sugar skulls I picked up whilst travelling last year. Also love the cute bunny card. :) I have a reading list as long as a house at themoment but have bookmarked Birdy to read at some point as you've made it sound so wonderful! Hope you are well Jennie! xx

  19. I need a new mascara so I'll have to look out the Seventeen one, it sounds so lovely! xx


  20. ohh, i'm definitely not a fan of earl grey tea but i think as a candle it would smell gorgeous! and i like the sound of that S&G shower butter too, their bath & body products are just the best at that price point.

    jessica - littlehenrylee.com


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