1 August 2011

Recent Favourites: Beauty, Food, Books & Music

Happy August! It's actually warm today although it's not exactly sunny! I thought it was about time I did a favourites post again, I haven't done one for a while (not even sure if i've actually done one this year!) and I have quite a few things i've been loving! Fitting in with the 'theme' of my blog i'm going to try and mention favourites for beauty, food, music and life just to add a bit of variety into the mix.

My beauty favourites are all pink this month! I haven't mentioned anything makeup wise as there isn't anything that has really stood out for me recently. Most of the new things i've bought have been repurchases and i've been on a bit of a mission to use some of it up before uni starts in September as I can't take it all with me! Here are a few things that I did think deserved a mention...

Original Source Vanilla Milk & Raspberry Shower Cream - this smells like Strawberry Milkshake and i've also purchased it in a soap because I love it so much! Definitely my favourite Original Source scent and also perfect for summer.

Ted Baker Rich Body Soufflé - again something I love because it smells so good! I got this in a Christmas gift set and I thought it was going to be one of those really cheap horrible body lotions but it's actually really good quality and I would consider purchasing it.

Barry M Nail Paint in Flamingo Pink - i'm currently rocking this on my nails and it's the perfect colour for summer. I don't need to tell you that Barry M Nail Polishes are really good quality and also super affordable - i'm sure you already know that! I'm still lusting after the new(ish) Peach Melba shade, definitely need to pick it up sometime soon!

Essie Pink Parka - i've had this in my collection for a while but I wasn't daring enough to paint my nails neon pink! I decided it would be a perfect summery shade for my toes and it's made a really nice change from the red I normally wear.

Saclo Tomato Pesto - I know this is really random but i'm totally addicted to this! It has such a nice flavour and I literally add it to so many savoury dishes. I really enjoy it in a chicken sandwich and it's also nice with pasta too! I normally just love sweet things so it's quite rare that i'm actually liking something savoury for once!

Meet Me At The Cupcake Cafe - I read this book a little while ago but I had to include it as I really enjoyed it! It's quite a girly book which is pretty much all I read, if you like Sophie Kinsella's books you'll probably love this :)

Schoolin' Life by Beyoncé - I've only just started listening to Beyoncé's music properly (I know, where have I been?!) so I got the Deluxe version of '4' which features a few extra tracks including 'Schoolin' Life'. Out of all the songs on the album it's actually the one i've played the most. It's a really 'feel good' song and is probably going to be one that reminds me of finishing sixth form.

Red Dress by The Suburbians - I've been listening to The Suburbians a lot after finding their cover of The A Team and their original music is just as good! I got Red Dress and Breathe free from their Facebook page and i'm really excited for the re-release of Red Dress as well as their album in October :)

I also have to mention that i've loved so many of the sets at iTunes Festival and really wish i'd won tickets! Although it's hard to pick favourites I loved Bluey Robinson and Swedish House Mafia's sets.
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  1. Mmmm I love that shower gel too - delicious!!

  2. I love orginal source products - always smell so yum x

  3. We use that shower gel and the handwash. I love them both. They smell divine, just like fruit salads in a bottle. Yum, yum. I'm very temped to read that book, just got to wait until the end of my 30 book challenge then I'm going to splash out... or birthday. I could even ask for books. Hehe.

  4. I love the nail polishes!! SO pretty colours!! :)

    P.s. U are Welcome to check out my fashion blog, if u want!