Thursday, 31 July 2014

July Favourites

I am having serious trouble believing it's the end of July already. It doesn't feel like it should already be 2014 and now it's going to be August tomorrow? How on earth did that happen?! In any case, I thought I'd share some of the things I've been loving this cold and winter-y July. Sorry in advance for the odd lighting and colour in the product photos - I had to take them this morning before the sun came up. (I love winter but I am really looking forward to having sunlit mornings again!)

On the fashion side, my favourite this month has got to be the beanie from Factorie that I'm wearing in the above picture! It's lovely and warm, is soft (nothing worse than itchy knitwear), has a giant pom-pom and who can deny the stylistic appeal of the stars and stripes! It's all I was looking for in a beanie this winter!

Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in Sloan's Plum

If you follow me on Instagram you've probably seen this lipstick in more than a couple of selfies. I love how comfortable it is to wear and the plum shade is perfect for winter, so it's become one of my go-to shades for everyday wear. (Bonus - the colour matches my beanie!)

Rain Rooibos and Baobab Body Butter*

I received this body butter at the Rain blogger event in Platbos earlier this year but I've really fallen in love with it now that it's been colder. This body butter is very thick and rich, so it's perfect for winter skin. I also really love the scent - it's so unusual and so pretty - which I can smell on my skin for hours after application.

Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream

My skin was playing up a bit this month (I think winter aggravates the redness) so my usual BB creams weren't cutting it anymore. This CC cream offers medium coverage and is good at disguising redness.


I often wear my hair in a high ponytail for work (need to keep that hair outta your face!) but now that my hair is longer, I was getting a headache at the end of each and every day - not cool! I'd heard lots about the Invisibobble hair ties and I'm excited to report they work! I haven't used a conventional hair tie for a ponytail in the month since I bought these and haven't had a ponytail-induced headache yet! They also don't leave that tell-tale kink in your hair, which is another bonus.

Plus one non-beauty favourite:

Villiage Candle in Warm Apple Pie

Because what's better in winter than a nice dessert-scented candle? This one smells of cinnamon with a touch of apple sweetness and buttery goodness. The only con is that it is very potent and my flat is very tiny, so I can't burn it for long periods of time because the air gets saturated with scent quickly.


  1. Those Invisibobble hair ties look amazing! Is HairCair the only place you can get them in in South Africa?

    1. They are so cool! I bought mine online from Rubybox ( - they were R80 for a box of 3, or R120 for two boxes

  2. I'm also loving my Bourjois CC cream. Great pics for July xx

  3. Such and cute beanie and it sounds like I need to try those Invisibobbles, I always get headaches when I wear my hair up.

    xoxo One Stiletto At a Time


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