July Favourites!

Hi There,

I can’t believe we are already in August. 2015 is just flying by! It’s that time of the month again – favourites time. I don’t have a lot of beauty favourites this month but quite a few random favourites instead. So these are my July Favourites…


Purchases: I am obsessed with buying notebooks. I love writing lists and as such, I always have plenty of notebooks on the go. I have them in my desk, in my handbag and in my bedside drawer. I find the best places to buy notebooks are Paperchase and Homesense.

I recently went to Homesense and picked up three notebooks. The first was a Lined bright ideas light bulb notebook for £3.99 and then I also picked up two notebooks by Campo Marzio, which is an Italian brand. I liked these because they have bright coloured covers and the pages inside are a bright contrasting colour. They were £1.99 each, which I though was a steal.


Beauty: I have two beauty favourites this month. The first is the Spa Wisdom Hand & Foot Butter by The Body Shop. I used to love this product years ago when I used to work for The Body Shop and I have recently fallen back in love with it. It contains Honey and Beeswax to soften skin and smells of cocoa butter. So yummy!


The second beauty favourite is a lipstick. It is the Maybelline sensational lipstick in Vibrant Violet. I first saw this used in a youtube tutorial by Drac Makens. It’s a really nice Matte Purple but unfortunately this colour is not stocked in the UK. I did contact Maybelline to see if there would be a UK release but there are no plans to release this shade over here.

I purchased mine on ebay and it cost around £10.00, which included shipping from the USA. It really is a beautiful shade. It’s a real shame that it isn’t coming to the UK market.


Youtube: Although I am a girly girl I definitely have an affinity for anything dark and gothic. I am obsessed with all things Halloween/Gothic related.

This month I fell in love with gothic youtuber Drac Makens. She is so talented when it comes to gothic makeup. Her looks are amazing. If you guys are into Gothic culture & makeup I would definitely check her out she’s awesome!


Television: This month my boyfriend and I started watching Black sails. It’s an Amazon Prime original series about Pirates and at first I thought I wouldn’t like it but I really got into it. The characters are really well portrayed and the plot is full of twists and turns. Definitely worth a watch!

girls next door

The second TV series I got into is ‘The Girls next door”. This is a reality series that follows Hugh Hefner and his three girlfriends Holly, Bridget & Kendra throughout their everyday life at the playboy mansion. After reading Holly Madison’s autobiography I really wanted to re-watch this series and you certainly view it from a very different perspective after reading Holly’s book.


Magazine: I used to read this magazine all the time back when I was studying my Biological & Environmental Sciences course, and I am so glad I picked it up again. It is a weekly magazine filled with informative and thought provoking scientific articles. This is available in print & on Newsstand for the iphone & ipad priced £3.99.

So those were the things I watched, read and bought throughout July.

What were your July Favourites? Let me know in the comments.

Love & Bubbles

The Secret Girly Girl


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