July + August Favourites 2018

Monday, August 13, 2018
When I first started blogging, I used to write monthly favourites posts but over the past couple of years, I have stopped writing them as frequently however I personally love to write and read them so I'm making a conscious effort to write more about the products, items and experiences I'm loving! Today's post is mostly beauty and skincare items with a couple of lifestyle items.

*Hempz Ultra Moisturising Lip Balm
Let's start with my favourite lip balm of the moment and it's the Hempz Ultra Moisturising Lip Balm which contains natural hemp seed oil to condition the lips, hydrate and nourish. I love that it's in a squeezy tube as it means that I can take it on the go and I don't have to use my fingers to apply it. It's a very moisturising lip balm even for my occasionally extremely dry lips and it doesn't irritate either, as some lip balms can with me.
*Hempz Sensitive Skin Calming Herbal Body Wash
Until I received these two items to review, I hadn't tried anything from Hempz but I'm so impressed with not only the products themselves but the ingredients. This product is my favourite of the two as it's a lovely body wash that is effective, natural and great for my sensitive skin but it also smells so heavenly. The scent reminds me of something, maybe another product I used years ago, but I can't put my finger on it. If you're looking for an effective but gentle body wash then look no further.
*DHC Face Wash Powder (£10.50)
I have tried a couple of products and gift sets from the lovely people at DHC previously so I was interested to try out these two products. DHC skincare is always raved out so I knew that I'd like this face wash powder. It's something I haven't ever tried as it's a face wash in powder form which you then mix with water to form a creamy, foamy face wash. It would be absolutely perfect for travelling or camping as it's a powder rather than a gel or cream that can leak in your suitcase or bag. A little goes a very long way and the first time I used it, I used enough for about six people! I would definitely recommend this gentle but effective and super travel friendly face wash!

*DHC Dry Skin Cream
The final product from DHC smells even nicer than the Hempz body wash, it's a lovely body moisturiser that has the most wonderful scent. To me, the scent is sweet, floral and earthy but it is very subtle so if you don't like heavily scented products then you'll probably be fine with this. It is very rich and hydrating so I think it would be ideal for the upcoming cooler months.
*Elegant Touch Nails 
Earlier in this year I was kindly sent a range of gorgeous, colourful and unique false nails from Elegant Touch. Recently I was sent a few more (surprise blogger mail is one of my favourite things to receive) and I'm loving them. I love the fantasy mermaid magic nails and some of their more 'normal' designs. My nails seem to be quite unusual shapes so I do have to spend quite a while finding the right sizes, shaping them and discarding most of the largest sizes as they just don't fit my teeny tiny nails.
*Burts Bees Tinted Lip Oil in Whispering Orchid 613 (£9.99)
The only makeup item on my list is a gorgeous and very luxe feeling tinted lip oil from Burts Bees. Burts Bees has been one of my favourite brands for a number of years and I always love trying out their products whether it's makeup, skincare, bodycare or their gorgeous gifts. The lip oil I have is in the shade Whispering Orchid (613) which is a bright pink in the tube but on the lips it is very subtle and offers minimal colour. I like the subtle shade, the very nourishing feeling and the moisturising effect which my lips always seem to need.
*Burts Bees Moisturising Lip Mask (£4.99)
I love using hair and face masks but one type of mask then I haven't used, until now, is a lip mask. Burts Bees recently came out with a one use lip mask which contains meadowfoam seed and almond oils, it's 100% natural and cruelty free. The lip mask comes very cutely packaged, it smells so lovely (it's very sweet and honey-like) and it is very quick to use.

The lip mask is a thin sheet, similar to a very small sheet mask and it is covered in moisturising and nourishing oils so it does feel a little odd on the lips but it isn't irritating, it stays on the skin very easily and once removed and rinsed, my lips and skin feels so nourished, moisturised and deeply hydrating so much so that my dry lips feel very soft and smooth. I'd definitely recommend this lip mask as a lovely pampering treat.
*Cotton Bag Co - Selfie Bag (£9.99) 
The final item in todays favourites post is a unique selfie bag which is basically a cute large tote bag that features pockets for your phone and selfie stick. Additionally, it contains a fold out reflector sheet that is great for selfie and photo taking. The bag is huge so it would be great for a range of items and it's very durable. My favourite thing about the tote bag is the size and the design as mine is black with copper/rose gold detailing including stars (one of my favourite designs), hearts and more. I love how practical and multi-use it is and the quality is fantastic - some tote bags are very flimsy but this one isn't at all.

Have you tried any of these products? What products have you loved recently? 


  1. I love Burt's Bees and those elegant touch nails look so cute too x

  2. Oh wow it all looks so good! Your bag is adorable!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  3. Love the sound of that hemp lip balm and need to try more dhc products x

  4. I also love the DHC wash powder and anything Burts Bees x

  5. I’ve been loving a Burt’s Bees lip balm this month.


  6. I have the Hempz lip balm and really like it. X

  7. I have the hempz lip balm and really like it, I must try the body wash. x

  8. The DHC Cleansing Powder sounds lovely!

  9. I love the sound of the lip mask! Must try! Xx

  10. Ooh the hemp lip balm sounds so good!


  11. The burts bees lip mask sounds lovely, my lips are in need of some serious hydration at the mo!

    Gemma Louise

  12. I adore Hempz! Their products are amazing!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

  13. Wow, those nails are absolutely beautiful. Such a lovely design.

  14. The pattern on that bag is so cute x

  15. I really want to try some more of DHC it sounds like such a great brand ive used only their eye patches so far i loved them


  16. Ah I love Burts Bees! Love the sound of the lip mask. xxx

  17. Oooh that Burt's Bees lip oil looks intriguing. I'm looking for more lip oils after trying out Zoella's new lip oil. :D

  18. Both of the Burt's Bees products sound lovely!xo

    Char | www.charslittleblog.co.uk

  19. I’m always up for trying a new lip balm!

  20. I'd be interested in the lip balm. I think it is very difficult to find one that really moisturises the lips.

  21. Love the DHC powder wash! Some great picks x

  22. The Sensitive Skin was sounds great - my skin is so sensitive, so I'll try this one out.


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