I've been loving..

06:30:00

Ok, So I'm not a big fan of the whole 'monthly favourites' posts, don't get me wrong, I love reading others. But personally, I don't change things up that much and it would be pretty boring to read. So I thought I would just show you what I've been loving over the past few months instead - a sort of Summer favourites. I thought I'd put this up before Autumn gets into its full swing.

E.l.f. Jumbo Eyeshadow pencil.
Now guys, I know you know that I used to go crazy when ordering from e.l.f. and quite franky I do not reach for many products by them. But I have been overly impressed by this jumbo eyeshadow pencil, it is in the shade Turkish Coffee and it looks stunning when you blend it across the lid. It is by far the easiest creamy product to blend that I have ever come across. The lasts a long time, it's quick to apply, you just cannot go wrong! I've had quite a lot of early shifts at work lately, and I've been wacking this on with a bit of mascara and I am good to go.



Makeup Geek Eyeshadows.
I bought these not to long ago and honestly, I have been using them everyday! It's the first time I've bought individual pans so I was a little concerned about not liking the colours, but the website is dummy-free and has a swatch of each colour. I bought these mainly because Jaclyn Hill is always using and praising them and I just had to see for myself (and not just because I absolutely adore her!). I've got a post coming up soon on the colours that I got so I won't talk too much about them. But honestly, if you're new to eyeshadow like myself, then get these babies, they really do bring a look together! I got the small Z-Palette in the Dotted Leaf pattern which is exclusive to the Makeup Geek website. 

Blogilates.
I cannot even begin to tell you how lazy I am when it comes to working out. I used to go to the gym a few times a week but since starting uni I have struggled to get into a regime. I will have the odd week where I will work out a tonne and then do nothing for the next few months and it's really beginning to take its toll. I know there is no point in me starting at the gym while I'm at the gym so I decided, alongside my best friend, to try blogilates after a few friends recommended it to me. Guys, I have never felt so motivated to work out so often before! Cassey Ho, the creator of blogilates is an absolute delight to watch, her happiness is so infectious and she really makes you feel good about yourself and motivates you to reach your goals. She produces these calendars each month packed full of workouts to do everyday. Yes, there are days where I just want to curl in a ball and do nothing, but I try and do at least two of the videos - because they are pretty hard. Although I haven't seen any visual results yet, I definitely feel more energized and stronger. I highly recommend checking out her website, she is an absolute babe!


Purple Tropical-Print Floral Kimono.

I have been wearing this out so much the last few weeks, I love the colour, the style, the fit, everything! I love that I can team it with leggings or skinny jeans and it will look goregous. It is so easy to wear and adds so much colour and style to an otherwise simple outfit. It's from New Look and I actually ordered it online, so I'm not sure if it is still in stores.

Pesto.

Yes, you read right, pesto. At uni I always used to cook salmon smothered in pesto and since then I've fallen in love with the taste of pesto. I also mix it in with cream and add it to my pasta.. heaven! A bit of a random favourite really, but I just had to mention it. I'd love to try some other recipes that include pesto, so if you have any reccommendations.. you know what to do!


Multi-patterned nails
I've been obsessed with Shannon from Shaaanxo's nails! She always has the most stunning designs and they always look gorgeous. Recently, I decided to treat myself to getting my nails done - I never normally get acrylics done because my job isn't so friendly on my nails and my natural nails grow pretty fast as it is. But seen as it was my birthday a few weeks back I decided to treat myself. I got them done at Greenford Nails which is my most local nail salon. They cost me £23, which for me is quite a bit but if they last me for a few weeks then I don't mind getting them done now and then. I showed them a picture of something I found online and they did a good job at recreating it. Overly impressed! 

So those are a few things that I have been loving lately, I would love to hear what you've been enjoying this summer!


Neelam xx

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