A bit of an alternative favourites post this month... here are the things that have brightened up my summer.
Essie Mint Candy Apple
This is the newest and most expensive nail polish in my collection but it was worth every penny. It applies like a dream and surprisingly it actually goes with everything. I was expecting it to be similar to Barry M's Mint Green but it's brighter and looks lovely if you're wearing summery bracelets and rings. I love that it doesn't chip too quickly either and i'm currently lusting after so many other shades in the Essie collection thanks to my new purchase!
The shop that lived up to the hype.
When I went to The Trafford Centre in July I wasn't sure what to expect. I'd heard a lot about Forever 21 and loved lots of things on the website but I don't think I was expecting to like it as much as I did! The prices are affordable and not as steep as Topshop, everything is good quality and for someone who finds making a decision pretty difficult, there was too much choice! I didn't end up buying a lot but my wishlist is never ending. My favourite purchase was a blue slouchy tee which i've been wearing non stop this month!
My soundtrack to the Olympics.
Wildest Moments by Jessie Ware and Language by Porter Robinson
I wasn't a fan of watching the Olympics with the commentary as it got really annoying so I played my iPod and watched it at the same time. These songs are the ones I listened to the most and now whenever I hear them they remind me of Team GB getting their medals. I've loved all the recent Olympics madness and it's definitely made me want to go and watch it in Rio although I doubt that will happen!
The TV show i'll never stop watching.
24 Hours In A&E
I don't think I can really share enough love for this program but I just can't stop watching it. I love reality TV like this and i've loved medical shows since I was little; I don't watch Casualty or Holby City though, the whole time i'm just thinking in my head that none of it's real so I get bored! 24 Hours In A&E is the best kind of addiction and i'm gutted that this series is over although i'm just counting down the days until another real life medical show starts. Fingers crossed for another series of Junior Doctors ;)
The top that became a wardrobe staple.
Peplum's have been everywhere in the past few months; i've lost count of how many i've seen in magazines and on blogs but I was really indecisive about buying one. I bit the bullet and ordered the Topshop one a few weeks ago and fell in love with it instantly! It's so flattering and at £18 is actually reasonably priced for Topshop, so much so that I bought another in cream a few days later. I rarely buy things that are 'on trend' as they're often forgotten about within a few months but i'll definitely continue to wear the peplum as it's so easy to dress up or down.