July was a weird month for me. In these posts, I usually say either that the month went very quickly or very slowly for me. However, July was a mix of both. It was the start of my summer holidays, and on one hand, I can't believe it's already over. But on the other hand, I'm still wondering what took it so long.
Some of my favourite posts from my blog this month were 6 Ways to Have a Relaxing Morning Off, 5 Fuss-Free Makeup Favourites, Beside the Sea, July's Ask The Blogger: Randi Butler from Milk & Twee, 5 Recent Reads, and Just Peachy.
Some of my favourite posts from other blogs were Bourbon Glazed Peach Fritters, White Forest Cake, 28 Things All Bloggers Want You to Know, Fields of Gold Strawberries, 10 Motivational Quotes to Get You Moving + Free Printables, 73 Blog Photography Prop Ideas (You'll Already Own), Trav'ling Lady, Stay A While, and Summer Nudes.
July Beauty FavouritesThe Body Shop Vineyard Peach Body Lotion
I already obsessed over this in my last post, but I just had to mention it again.
This scent guys. This scent.
I'm in love with the scent. Enough said.
Also, though it isn't as moisturizing as a body butter or something along those lines, it does quite a good job of moisturizing and is one of the best regular body lotions that I've ever tried.
This stuff makes my lashes look HUGE. It gives more length than volume, but it makes my lashes look darker than some volume-based mascaras, so it balances out. It does leave a slight bit of residue under my eyes, but I really don't mind because of how cheap this mascara is.
I've been using the same cleanser for ages and it wasn't very good, so I thought that it would be a good time to try a cleansing balm. This is wonderful for my sensitive skin, I don't think that it made me break out (I think that recent breakouts have been caused by a mixture of what I'm eating and stress), and is so much easier to use than a foaming cleanser when you're lazy like me.Lush Trichomania Solid Shampoo
I've been looking for a new shampoo, and I'm in love with this this one! It's the first solid shampoo that I've tried, and I was worried that it wouldn't lather enough, but it actually lathered more than the regular shampoo I was using before! It also smells amazing and leaves my hair feeling soft.
July Book FavouritesSome Kind of Happiness by Claire Legrand
This is a kids book, but sometimes children's books are better than YA books.
Finley Hart's parents needed some time alone to talk, so they shipped her off to her father's parents who she has never met. When Finley has has one of her "blue days", which happens quite a lot, she writes about the Everwood, a forest of her invention in her notebook. But when she arrives at her Grandparent's house, she finds the Everwood right behind it.
Wrapped by Jennifer Bradbury
This book was a great "light" read for summer. I put "light" in quotation marks, because it's not necessarily light, but it is compared to other books that I've been reading lately.
This book takes place in regency England, and centers around Agnes Wilkins, who is to soon make her debut. But her debut is pushed to the back of her mind after she finds a mysterious message in a mummy's at an unwrapping party. Soon, she finds herself mixed up in something far bigger than she could have ever expected.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
I've been wanting to read some more classics lately, and this is the one I decided to start with. This book gave me more insight into what the American South was like in the 1930s, something that I've never really had any reason to learn about before, being Canadian and all. What I did not expect was for this book to be written in the point of view of a child. As smart as children can be, the world is still seen differently from their eyes. To see the world from the eyes of a child who doesn't quite understand the complication, hatred, and bias of the world they live in gives this book a unique feel.
Have you tried any of these? What have you been loving lately?
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