My June Favorites

We are officially halfway through the year and it has for the most part been a scorcher in the UK – summer is definitely here! I have to confess I am an autumn winter girl through and through – I much prefer colder weather, wrapping but in jumpers and blankets and sitting in front of a fire – but this year I am trying to embrace our first summer since moving to the country!

This month’s favourites are very much in two camps – skincare and eye shadow palettes with a random TV show thrown in…! My first favourite has to be the Morphe Copper Spice Palette – I did an entire post dedicated to this with swatches but I have found I’ve been using this most days on my eyes – It really is warm eye shadow heaven! These are super pigmented and last all day – I especially love the metallic shades – I find they just look incredible! It is only £19 which for me is a total no brainer – if this post makes you invest in anything it should be this!

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If I haven’t been wearing the Morphe palette I have been wearing this little 4 shadow palette from ColourPop called ‘Blow me Away’. I picked this up as part of a fairly large colour pop haul (post coming soon!) and it is peachy summer goodness. I’ve found this a good one for travel too because you can get a super natural warm look or go all out with the pops of pink. I’ve been loving the brightest nectarine colour along my bottom lash line – perfect for a bright flash of colour! These shadows have a bit of fall out but they really pack a punch pigment wise – really cute!

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So, from eye makeup to taking make-up off I’ve added some new affordable bits into my skincare routine. I have always felt that investing more money in skincare over make-up was the way to go as if you have a good base then most make-up will look good, but with some new launches coming out I thought I would give them a go.

First is this gorgeous deep cleansing cream from Burts Bee’s. This is such a winner in the warmer weather because it has camomile to calm the skin but also eucalyptus so it gives your face a fresh cooling tingle which is lovely! I use this as my second cleanse and it is comforting but your skin also feels super clean without being drying.

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Then to follow that up I’ve been really enjoying this Loreal Aloe Water moisturiser for dry skin – teamed with the above is the perfect fresh face combo. This is a light gel formula which instantly sinks into the skin super quick – it leaves the skin a little tacky which I find makes your make-up last much longer too which is ace! This has replaced some of my more expensive skincare!

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Last but by no means least my TV favourite of the month is Jane the Virgin. Yes – I am SO late to the party but I found it on Netflix and I love it! I have watched both seasons and I am so itching to see season 3 now. It is a nice, funny drama based on cheesy telenovelas. It is easy watching but I’ve found I’ve laughed and had a little cry – it is great. Not to spoil it too much it’s about a girl (Jane) who is accidently inseminated and gets pregnant despite never having had sex. The baby daddy is someone she had a crush on a while ago but is now engaged to her long term boyfriend. It ends up in a love triangle and touches on family dynamics – all of that stuff. It’s worth a watch if you are looking for some nice summer watching!

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So those are all my favourites this month, it’s been a good month personally for some personal and work achievements too – so feeling good going into July!

Until next time x

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