Hey hey hey! We’re in month 8 of 2017… Whhhhaaaattttt?! Talking about my July favourites today, and that marks the beginning of the second half of the year! Again, whaaatt?! July has been so fun and extremely special for me! I hope you’ve had a great month too 🙂 The monsoons are officially here! Are you team wet and gloomy? Coz I’m not. I’m gonna miss the suuuunnnnn. But then again, I live in Bangalore, so I get a bit of sun almost everyday of the year! #teamsummer (writing intros is hard you guys, can you tell I’m struggling?) Let’s get into it!
– BEAUTY –
DailyAdvance Ultra Hydrating Lotion (Cetaphil)
My first impression of this product was terrible! It was an oily, slippery mess. Just ew. But Like I’ve mentioned in my previous favourites posts, I bought many products on my hunt for the perfect everyday moisturizer! And after multiple fails, I decided to give this one more go since Cetaphil is many people’s go to moisturizer! This time, I used a smaller quantity and that did the trick! I’m sold! It works perfectly as a base for foundation, just use it sparingly. I have combination skin and I need something intensely hydrating (more than my L’Oreal Hydrafesh which is a Gel) without making my face an oil slick. I’m so loving this and I’ve been using it as a base under my new foundation, which is also on this list 😉
Divine Dark | Dry Shampoo Plus (Batiste)
Tried it like a year after purchasing it, simply because I needed to try new things for the sake of this post (which is something I love about this series, it makes me experiment and break routines!). It’s very efficient, absorbs the excess oil. I use it in the brunette tinted formula, which is a bit lighter than my hair but no worries, just gotta work it in and brush it out. Also gives a bit of volume/texture which is awesome when your hair gets greasy flat.
NC42 | Studio Fix Fluid (MAC)
Oh yes, oh yes, oh yaaasss! Got me a foundation that matches my skin for real… Woohoo! 😛 I think you can tell my foundations never matched my skin, but if you couldn’t it’s coz I’m a makeup god that made light, pinkish, drugstore foundations work on my cool, yellow skin. But after multiple visits to stores (coz my shade was always sold out in whichever store I went to) I got my first MAC foundation and I like it so much, I use it even when I’m just going grocery shopping 😛
Sexy | Colorama Nail Polish (Maybelline)
This is such a classic girly pink! It’s starting to die though, so Ineed to buy a replacement or find a similar shade from another brand/collection! It’s very similar to the pink manicure I’m wearing in my UrbanClap videos.
– FASHION –
Black Faux Leather Jacket (New Look)
If you’ve seen me in the last month or so, you’ve seen me in this jacket. I’m still wearing it and I’ll keep wearing it until it tears or something! It’s that perfect (faux) leather jacket, not too shiny/patent nor too matte/grainy. It’s double breasted, perfect length, with a collar and buttons to attach a hood or (faux) fur collar, elasticated sleeves to accommodate my fat arms, has good hardware, nice stitching and details. There are two flaws though: it’s too roomy in my boobage and the classic rivets on the lapels are missing, but this is by far the best faux leather jacket on the market. Also New Look makes high quality products that last years, so that’s another win for me!
Marble Detail Bracelet (Ginger by Lifestyle)
Another thing I’ve been wearing everyday with literally everything and I’m obsessed with it! Only problem is you can’t really see the marble details and so it looks like plastic cube (which is what is is) but I’m okay with that coz it still looks chic!
Grey Retro Shoes (Vero Couture)
These bastards have betrayed my in August as I write this, but they were such a fave in July. Th’ve got that retro vibe with the short block heel, but elongate my legs coz they’re so pointy. Wore these a lot on different outfits (even dog-walking) but they bite like bloody dogs as well! Ugh. Have my feet put on weight? What the hell is happening? I don’t know. My feet hate being in shoes of any kind, so I’m used to the torture.
– LIFESTYLE –
Manchester By The Sea
Oh this is such a sad movie! Gut wrenching, tear jerking and heartbreaking. It’s so sad and so real and so well made I just bawled and bawled. Casey’s apparently a rapist douchebag and I loved the stand that Brie Larson took at both the Oscars and the Globes so I kinda hate how much I like this movie, but nevertheless. It wasn’t a one-man-miracle-show wonder. It was a team effort and everyone has done a brilliant job and that’s what makes this movie so great! Very realistic and tender and tragic and funny and depressing, quite like life.
New Girl S01-S06
Damn the boys all got hot in season 6! I mean Nick with that weight loss and Winston with the beard and Schmidt… Well Schmidts always been kinda cute and kinda not so that changes from scene to scene 😛 I binged watch the entire show. Like, all six seasons 😛 Even though I’d already watched most of it. No regrets! Haha.
No Lie (Sean Paul ft. Dua Lipa)
I like this song. Nice dance track. Sean Paul’s so on fire and it’s great to see his career reboot ever since that collab with SIA. Also Dua Lipa’s voice is just so… Dua Lipa. It’s so strange and wonderful and I wanna say unique but this has become the latest IT voice, you know that sore throat kinda sound 😛 Also the reflections have been directed in a really cool way.
God help me with my snickers problem. I bought a pack of these mini to indulge when I’m craving something sweet and since it’s so tiny, I could get away with the extra calories without guilt but I just ate these everyday. Every God damn day man. Well you can be sure I won’t be repurchasing them for a while (not coz it tastes bad, it just makes me lose my self control). I’m not even a chocolate person, my damn period made me do it.
Shifa Merchant (SassyShifSays)
Oh this girl is such a stunner! Not only does she do amazing work on her blog, but I have a special place in my heart for her coz she was part of my first collab and firsts are always special!
– BOOK OF THE MONTH –
Yet another month of no reading 🙁 Will this dry spell ever end?
– MOVIE OF THE MONTH –
Marvel movies are my version of masala movies. I don’t do Bollywood masala coz it’s trash masala like thuka-hua-paan-masala. This here, this is a masala flick! Action, drama, comedy, romance, multi-starrer, and part of a larger story arc. Ticks all my boxes! This was a nice fun movie to watch 🙂 Especially since my brother is my movie buddy 90% of the time and he cant watch A-rated movies coz he’s still a little bb.
I hope you like this post! 🙂
– Za )x(