Monday, July 28, 2014


July is almost over, which means that it's time for a brand new monthly favorites post! I can't believe that July is coming to an end, where has the time gone? I feel like the month just started, does anyone feel the same way? 

I'm excited that August is right around the corner, because it's one off my favorite months off the year. I love that it's finally starting to get a little colder and darker outside in the evening. One off my favorite things to do during August is to light lots off candles and snuggle up in a warm blanket with a cup off hot chocolate and a good movie/book. 
Anyway, enough with the rambling. Let's move on to the items that I have been enjoying this month! :-) 
 ♥ Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge, HERE
 The Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge has been a huge favorite off mine for the entire month off July. I love using it with my Maybelline Fit Me Foundation, they work so well together. The Miracle Complexion Sponge does a great job evening out the foundation and blending it out.

I use the flat side off the sponge to distribute the foundation all over my face, then I use the same side to blend it into my skin and neck area. It makes the foundation look so smooth and flawless. The Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge is definitely a must try. I will be doing a review on it soon, so stay tuned for that! :-)

 ♥ MAC Cosmetics Paint Pot in Painterly, HERE

Painterly is one off my favorite Paint Pots by MAC Cosmetics. It's a pretty nude beige that goes on very creamy, but dries to an intense, vibrant finish. It's easy to work with. You can apply it with a brush or with your fingers, I like to use it both ways.

My eyelids are a little blue, so I like using Painterly before I apply any eyeshadows. It neutralizes the color on my eyelids and preps them for the eyeshadows. It makes the eyeshadows last a bit longer on my eyes as well and they also look more vibrant too. Sometimes, I like to wear it by itself for a quick and easy look! :-)

 ♥ MAC Cosmetics Paint Pot in Painterly, HERE

 ♥ NYX Cosmetics Powder Blush in Peach, HERE

The NYX Cosmetics Powder Blush in Peach has once again made it into my monthly favorites. Peach is a pretty peachy pink blush with a satin finish. It blends beautifully into the skin, while giving the skin a very natural look. If you have a fair/light skin tone like myself, you need this blush in your life. It's such a gorgeous, everyday kind off color.

I have been using Peach almost every single day in July, I even took it with me on my holiday trip to London. I'm so obsessed with this blush, can't get enough off it! :-) 

♥ Mally Beauty Evercolor Poreless Face Defender, HERE.

The Mally Beauty Evercolor Poreless Face Defender diffuses the look of pores, minimizes fine lines, and helps protect your makeup so it lasts longer throughout the day. It feels silky smooth on the skin and it gives a beautiful, flawless matte finish without the look of powder. It also comes with a unique buffed-edge Japanese sponge.

If you have oily skin, you must try out the Mally Beauty Evercolor Poreless Face Defender. It instantly mattefies the skin and takes away any shine. I always keep it in my handbag, just in case that I want to touch up my face during the day! :-)

♥ MAC Cosmetics Fix +, HERE.

The MAC Cosmetics Fix + is an aqua-spritz of vitamin and minerals. It's infused with a calm-the-skin blend of green tea, chamomile, cucumber, topped off with the fresh, natural, energizing scent of Sugi. It adds radiance, while setting your makeup in place.

It feels very refreshing on the skin. It makes my makeup last throughout the day, and it also helps prevent it from melting off my face. I love keeping a bottle off Fix + in my handbag, just in case I need a little bit off a pick me up during the hot Summer weather. I have been using it almost every single day in July. It's another product that I can't get enough off, highly recommend it! :-)

 ♥ Cardigan from H&M. 

My fashion favorite for the month off July has been this gray cardigan from H&M. It's so soft and comfortable, and it looks cute with a lot off different things. I have mostly been wearing it with jeans, tops/singlets and converse sneakers for a very relaxed look. But you can also dress it up by pairing it with a cute skirt or even a dress! :-) 

♥ TV Show: Orange Is The New Black. Photo Source: IMDB

My favorite TV Show for the month off July has been Orange Is The New Black. I'm almost finished with the first season, so I'm a little behind on the show. If you are not familiar with the show, it's about the story of Piper Chapman, a woman in her thirties who is sentenced to fifteen months in prison after being convicted of a decade-old crime of transporting money for her drug-dealing girlfriend.

It's a good show with lots off funny and interesting characters. I tried watching it when it first came out on Netflix about a year ago, but I didn't quite get into it. I decided to give it another chance and I'm glad that I did. So far I'm really enjoying it and I'm excited to catch up with the new season soon! :-)

What have you been loving for the month off July? Any TV Shows that I should check out? Are you looking forward to August? :-) Love, Christine♥

The Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge was sent to me by Beautystore4u for review purposes only. No payment was received for this review. My reviews are based on my personal opinions and experience using the item(s). All opinions are my own and 100% honest.


  1. I just bought the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge and can't wait to try it! Painterly is my favourite eyeshadows base. It makes them last more than 10 hours on me!

    1. I have been obsessed with the sponge since I got it! Let me know what you think about it once you get a chance to try it out :-) x


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