July Favourites 2018

July has been memorable, there have been changes and significant purchases this month and in some ways I feel like I’m moving forward. My mood and emotions are still up and down but parts of me feel more confident and I’m less willing to put up with shit to put it frankly. I’ve reached a point where I’ve got to think of myself and look after my needs.

Onto this monthโ€™s favourites:

1. Shaaanxo The Remix Palette – A couple of weeks ago I dedicated a whole blog post to this palette – CLICK HERE to read it. The palette contains 18 shades (nine on each side) and has a great mixture of mattes, shimmers, neutrals and pops of colour. All of the shades are beautiful, the pigmentation is good and the shades are a dream to blend and apply. In short, I love this palette! Since my review the palette has been restocked on xobeautyshop.com.

2. Trilogy Very Gentle Restoring Oil – I purchased this facial oil at the end of June and I’ve been loving it as part of my evening skincare routine. I apply this product last and my skin has been feeling softer than usual. This oil contains maqui berry, apricot, and sea buckthorn and is unscented so won’t affect people who are sensitive to smell. Trilogy describe this oil as ‘a delicate, fragrance free blend of pure plant oils that gently nourishes and protects sensitive skin against free radical damage while helping to visibly smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidants for soft, smooth, comfortable skin.’

3. My car – I bought a car this month and I am excited to start driving! My neighbours were selling their silver Nissan March (a little hatchback) and my mum said it would be perfect for me to learn to drive in, the car is small and the visibility will be really good. The car is well equipped for it’s age, some of my favourite features include remote central locking, electric mirrors, driver and passenger airbags, CD player, tape player and radio and the key is shaped like the actual car. I have already had a couple of turns driving the car around a car park, albeit very slowly.

4. The Body Shop Vanilla Chai Body Lotion – I finished up my previous body lotion a couple of weeks ago and decided to opt for this lotion from The Body Shop next. Vanilla Chai was one of The Body Shop’s festive scents for Christmas 2016 and I purchased the lotion in early 2017 as part of a haul for my birthday. This scent has a spicy, warmth to it and it’s quite light so it will layer well with perfumes and other scents. The lotion also has a light texture and soaks into the skin quickly which I like as I apply body lotion to my arms before getting dressed.

July’s Spotify Playlist:


What were your favourite things in July?

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14 thoughts on “July Favourites 2018

  1. NunziaDreams says:

    Loved this post, Chanelle!! Congrats on your new car, that’s so exciting! I’m glad to hear that July was a good month for you overall. ๐Ÿ’—The Vanilla Chai Body Lotion sounds amazing. Also, loved your playlist. Youngblood is such a good song! One of my favs on the radio right now! x

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  2. Rachael - Helpless Whilst Drying says:

    It’s a great first car and you’ll have so much freedom with it!
    That trilogy oil sounds lovely, I’ve got a rosehip oil from them sat in my collection to try.
    I remember the vanilla chai scent from Body Shop, I’m not normally a fan of vanilla body product but that one was nice!

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    • Chanelle says:

      Driving still makes me nervous but at least I can say Iโ€™m learning now ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you like the Trilogy oil when you try it. Iโ€™ve tried a couple of different Vanilla Chai products and the scent is consistent across them all xx

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