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Summer favourites

| SUMMER FAVOURITES |

☼ Summer is officially over and we are excited for Autumn to begin!

We thought we would seize the opportunity to reminisce over all of the things we have been in LOVE with this September month and throughout Summer!


◦◦Childs Farm Eczema Cream◦◦


… In Grapefruit & Organic Tea Tree Oil for use on sensitive and eczema prone skin. All Childs Farm products are formulated to be extremely gentle. They are dermatologist tested and approved, and pediatrician-approved, as kind, mild and safe to use on newborns and children alike. I could honestly go on about this product for days, I LOVE it!

I suffer from rosacea and dry skin and this product reduces my redness and leaves my skin feeling INCREDIBLE! Holy grail item for sure! I am going to stock up before the rest of the world catches up and they bump up the price.

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◦◦Kalme Skincare◦◦


I have included Kalme in my monthly favourites previously but since then I have continued to use the products and continued to love them too. Whilst my ‘Child’sFarm moisturiser’ has replaced the Kalme day and night cream in my routine I still use the cream cleanser and the primer on a daily basis.

Read our May Favourites to find out more!

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◦◦Soap & Glory Body Butter◦◦


We are HUGE fans of anything Soap & Glory but the ‘Righteous Body Butter’ is to. die. for! In a word… WOW!

The scent is described as… “a wonderful aroma’s of leafy greens, bergamot and mandarin, with a floral and fruity middle note that makes your nose tingle a little, followed by soft, sexy, musk, oakmoss, amber and woody notes.”

It is quite possibly the greatest scent in the world! The product is so buttery and gentle on the skin. I have been using this product since Christmas last year but more so over the summer.
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◦◦J.Lo Miami Glow◦◦


Miami Glow by J.Lo has got to be in my top 3 favourite perfumes of all time. It is without a doubt the most perfect scent for Summer! Winter, Autumn and Spring too for that matter. The mix of fruit and floral is perfect for those Summer / Spring months whilst the musk and vanilla undertones make it equally perfect for those colder months too. It is so soft and feminine, and so warm and inviting too. My words will not do it justice. Go find it and see for yourself!

Top Notes: Pink grapefruit | Coconut milk | Passionfruit
Middle Notes: Cyclamen | Orange blossom | Heliotrope
Bottom Notes: Amber | Musk | Vanilla

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◦◦Spectrum◦◦


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My Spectrum make-up brushes are the only brushes I have been reaching for this Summer! I have been using the black ‘Marbellous’ 12 piece set and the back ‘Marbellous’ 8 piece eye set too.

I wrote an entire review on these brushes earlier in the year! Check it out here. 

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◦◦Blank Canvas◦◦


The F15 small tapered brush with red bristles by Blank Canvas is the most perfect brush for highlight and blush. Outside of my Spectrum set this is the ONLY other brush I have been using to apply my makeup. I use mine with powder products. All of the strands have stayed in tact, after several washes too. It picks up products really well and applies it beautifully. It’s really nice to look at too.

It is described as being  a multi-purpose face brush from the Blank Canvas Pro Deluxe Series. It is handmade from extra soft, high quality, easy to clean natural fibers.

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◦◦Zoeva◦◦


I have been loving the Zoeva eyeshadow palettes this Summer! I love everything about them, the packaging, the colours, the formula… everything!

‘Rose Golden’ and ‘Love is a Story’ are my favorites and I have been using them non-stop. The shadows are free from parabens and mineral oil, the formulas contain micronised pigments for an incredibly rich colour payoff. The shades are so buttery, incredibly pigmented and they blend like a dream. The packaging is so pretty and so slim. Definitely recommended!

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 ◦◦Skinny Cafe◦◦


I have been on a major health kick this summer. As the dreaded 30 looms, I have decided I need to take better care of myself. One of the things I struggled to kick, however, was coffee! Luckily for me, the skinny cafe has launched a line of natural, vegan, dairy and gluten free blends that I can enjoy in the comfort of my own home. No queues, and no small talk before my morning coffee. Perfect!

Whilst I have only really been enjoying this coffee throughout September, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to share it with you. My particular favorite is the Skinny Coffee in Vanilla! I drink it from my very own travel-friendly cup too. The all natural coffee is organic, and there is a whole load of amazing superfood ingredients packed in too! There is a whole range of flavours to try, so make sure you check them out!

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◦◦Skyrim◦◦


I have always been a huge fan of Skyrim! However, since Skyrim Remastered was released I have started from scratch and spent the Summer gaming away. The new version is very much like the old, (AMAZING!!) only it has been remastered and enhanced and it looks great!

The new version provides players with a bunch of enhancements, tweaks, and features and one of my favourite things is that it now includes all of the downloadable content! (Dragonborn, Hearthfire, and Dawnguard.) This is the first Elder Scrolls game I have played and I have been advised to play Oblivion and Morrowind. So, guess what I will be doing this Autumn!

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