• emmanuellegammage

Monthly Favourites

Updated: Jul 5, 2019

Nasty gal has up to 70% off at the moment so I bought a couple of pieces and wondered how I could include them in a blog post so I'm doing a monthly favourites of all the things I've bought recently and love! I am very much feeling pretty summer dresses, skin-care and natural makeup to soak up the sunshine in. I should also note that these are all budget items because I am SKINT upon returning to Suffolk without a student loan.

Garnier Soothing Cleansing Milk - I always used to use baby wipes or makeup wipes to remove my makeup and to be fair, it didn't really effect my skin but I always had excess mascara or foundation on my skin. So I tried micellar water but it felt a bit chemical-y and I wanted a cream to sooth my skin and I found this - a lot of my products are rose scented and it's super smooth and delicate on my face! By the way - it's only £3.50 and vegan, bargain!

Facial Cleansing Brush and Exfoliator from Primark - I'd recently seen loads of influencers using exfoliators when washing their face and they looked super expensive so I didn't really take much notice but I found this from Primark for £2.50 and it is REVOLUTIONARY. I wash my face with a Simple foam face wash and apply it with the hard exfoliator to really cleanse my blackheads. Honestly, my face is so much smoother, clearer and shiny! I do the same when applying cleanser and then I use rose toning spritz which I've mentioned in previous blog posts. Cannot recommend this product enough, you don't need to have an expensive product to get the results.

(Before / After)

My skin is pretty clear overall, besides the odd spot or during that time of the month so I've been using BB cream instead of foundation. I stick with concealer, highlighter, blush and brow filler to create with a minimal makeup look. I absolutely love wearing a full face of makeup and dressing up but I cannot be bothered to do it every day so this is perfect if I'm seeing friends but don't want the full shebang you know? When I have the time I'm also letting my hair dry naturally (it takes hours) because it dries curlier.

Polka Dot Satin Skirt from Nasty Gal - half price at £15 and it is SO comfy and pretty. When I first tried it on I didn't particularly like it because it was a hassle to get on, I had to put it on over my head because it wouldn't fit past my bum, and I was getting ready for a night out and I wasn't feeling it for that vibe. However, I tried it on again the next day (I put it on over my head) and fell in love, I don't want to take it off. It's probably meant to be a little shorter but I've got short legs so it's more of a maxi skirt on me. I'm not sure if you've noticed but there's a slit down the middle which is fab for summer!

Books - I tend to read more in summer, probably because I'm sunbathing on holiday but I absolutely love to read. I always indulge in shitty romance novels and The Works had 3 books on offer for £5 which is an absolute bargain - I'm definitely going to return for more now. I haven't actually read these yet as I need to finish another but I'll let you know if they're any good.

Nasty Gal Floral / Polka Midi Dress - I am 100% down for clashing patterns and I love green!! The only issue is the wrap tie, I'm not sure if it's because my boobs are too small or what, but I have no idea how you're supposed to tie this kind of dress up without falling out of it so I've opted for a little crop top to go underneath which I think does take away the beauty of the dress a tiny bit, but I was too in love to send it back. I love that I'll be able to dress it down with trainers or wear it for on a nicer occasion.

PJ bottoms from H&M - these were only £3.99 and I've been looking for a little pair of shorts instead of my winter Christmas pjs and these are super comfy and cute in baby blue.

"Just like all else, dreams grow when you feed them and shrink with neglect. Make sure to fuel them with the right energy"


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