Tuesday, 6 August 2013

July Favourites 2013 ♥

So since August has just arrived, it's time for my first monthly favourites!!! As you can tell in my July Haul post, I've done a lot of shopping this month, meaning that I've been able to use a ton of new things. Unfortunately, if you're reading this post to find all the latest and best makeup products out there, I can't help you, since I don't put on everyday makeup. But here, you will find my fashion favourites, beauty(ish) favourites, food favourites and a clutter of random favourites. So let's begin!


Coral & White Polka Dot Vans
I have been wearing these Vans everywhere since I bought them. They're so pretty and comfortable. Also, like I mentioned in my July Haul, I've been wearing a lot of monochrome so I love how these add the perfect amount of colour into my outfit.

Grey Dress from Forever 21
When you love the clothes you wear, sometimes you feel like a completely different person. It sounds weird, but the first day I wore this dress, it just put me in such a good mood. It's so simple, yet I love how the length of the dress is perfect and how it can compliment any body shape.

FUN. Tour T-shirt
My tan... ANYWAYS. There are three kinds of concerts. The one that confuses you as to why you liked the artist in the first place, the one that is exactly as you expected it would be like and the one that just blows you away, makes you fall in love with the band and gives you permanent post-concert depression. The FUN. concert I went to at the Ottawa Bluesfest (third row babyyy) falls into the last category. I've been wear their t-shirt all the time because it was pretty much one of the best experiences in my life.

Distressed High-waisted Denim Shorts
These denim shorts go with every single shirt. Sometimes I stay in pajamas until I have to go out and it's super simple to just throw on a shirt and these shorts and just run out the door. You can tuck your normal t-shirts into these shorts, or wear your crop tops without showing off too much skin. It just works for everything.


Bath and Body Works Stress Relief Eucalyptus Spearmint Scented Candle
July is the perfect time to destress after a busy school year. This scent is super refreshing and... therapeutic and it's perfect for those days that you spend lazying around in your room. It's aroma can be described as pretty intense, but not strong enough to suffocate you and still has the summery nature to it.

Spectro Jel Cleanser
I have a huge acne problem on my forehead. That's one of the reasons why I don't like to use makeup. I tried so many cleansers such as the Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Wash in Pink Grapefruit and the Body Shop's Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash, but this one has worked the best for me. It doesn't make your skin feel sensitive or dry, but it can control the oil and breakouts that attack in the summer.

Paris Amour Fragrance Mist
When I'm at school, I personally prefer to use subtle and citrusy body sprays, but I love to try out girlier scents in the summer. One spritz of this in the morning will last you a pretty long time and it's perfect for people like me who are slightly or very sensitive to perfume.

Revlon Nail Polish (Shade 925 or Gold)
I have had this nail polish on my toe nails for the whole month. Gold is perfect if you're looking for a nude colour that can match all your sandals, but you want a little extra something as well. I used to dance ballet until my schedule started demanding six days a week, and let me just say, pointe shoes pretty much killed my feet. So this bottle of nail polish has been a lifesaver for me this July.

DIY Hair Bow
When I watched Bethany Mota's video on DIY hair bows, I knew that I had to try it out this summer. My family is finally finishing our basement, so instead of throwing away all of our ripped and old clothes, I cut them up and made bows instead. I changed up Bethany's method a little since I was running out of glue for my hot glue gun, but you can watch the video here or just comment below if you want me to write a post on how to make one!


Raspberry Lemonade
At Starbucks, I've always gotten the Passion Tea Lemonade because I get headaches when I drink anything strongly caffeinated. This summer, I have been completely obsessed with raspberry lemonade. If it's available, I'll drink it. I JUST LOVE IT OKAY? 

Chocolate Milk
And we haven't bought chocolate milk in ten thousand years. I needz ma milk and cheese to live, but recently, I've found that I randomly became lactose intolerant. This devastated me, but it could be worse. I have no idea why, but chocolate milk works better for me than plain milk does, but hey, I'm not complaining. It's chocolate.

G. H. Cretors Popped Corn in the flavour Chicago Mix
My amazing mom brought this home from Costco one day saying that we should try it. And it is amazing. At first, I wasn't handling the idea of cheese and caramel very well since the two flavours should never go together. But trust me. If you like cheese. And you like caramel. Go buy this and thank me later.

Gummy Cola
I made another Bulk Barn candy trip!!! Whenever I go there, I buy bags of candy and fill them one at a time into this small container I keep on my desk. If I need to sit for a long time working, popping a piece of candy into my mouth always keeps me going for longer. I've never been able to leave the store without getting gummy cola, though. I can't describe the taste, but I really like it, so that's all I care about.



1. Bleeding Out by Imagine Dragons
When I heard Demons by Imagine Dragons, I knew I was in love. But after choreographing a dance and rehearsing a million times to it at school, it just wasn't working anymore. That was when I moved on to Radioactive, and now it's this. Quite frankly, just go buy their entire Night Visions album.

2. Young & Beautiful by Lana Del Rey
Honestly, I never listened to Lana Del Rey and I only heard my friends talking about her music every once in a while. Then I went with my mom and my sister to watch the Great Gatsby in theatres and this song gave me chills. I've been obsessed with it ever since, so comment below if you know any other songs that I would love by Lana Del Rey!

3.  Best Song Ever by One Direction
I'm a directioner. Not a die hard, but don't you dare call me a directionator because of that. This music video was just so amazing and being a Liam girl, Leeroy pretty much killed me. It's super catchy and it's pretty much the perfect summer song for me.

4. Flowers In Your Hair by The Lumineers
I don't really know what to say to get you to listen to this song, but it has me completely obsessed with everything Lumineers. So just go listen to it. It's for your own good ;)


1. Pinterest
I am addicted to Tumblr, so when Pinterest first came out, I was loving the idea since the two were so similar. But as I started using it, I began to fall in love with the concept. On Pinterest, you can pin any photo you want onto your own customized boards. For example, if I find an amazing hair bow DIY, I can pin it to my DIY board and I'll always know where to look for it, should I ever be in a crafty mood. It's a perfect way to laze around on you phone when it's too hot to move in the summer.

2. Candy Crush Saga
Candy Crush. I didn't know that this new version of bejeweled would be so addicting. I'm pretty sure everytime the crying heart pops up telling my I need to wait for more lives to keep playing, my heart cries a little too. It's an amazing game, but beware of addiction.

3. The Great Gatsby
I usually can not stand it when someone reads a book after they watch the movie, but I need some convincing after reading some boring classics. My convincing came in the form of a Leonardo DiCaprio movie. I wouldn't be included in his fandom, but I love all the movies he's starred in. I am now request number 125 for the book at the library.

4. Secret Garden
Finally, people can subconsciously judge other cultures without realizing it. I'm not Korean, but I'm so addicted to their dramas, that I don't think it's healthy. I watch them on a website called Viki. It's 100% safe, no weird popups or adds on the sidebar. It's pretty much a version of YouTube that has accurate subtitles rather than hilariously wrong ones. Secret Garden topped my other favourite drama Rooftop Prince. It makes you laugh so hard sometimes, but had my heart aching and me shedding tears too. And I hate overly fake and dramatic things, but somehow, they just do it right. Trust me, head on over to Viki, type Secret Garden into the search bar and just enjoy your rollercoaster of emotions. I have my guy friends hooked on Korean dramas too. That's when you know it's real.

So that's it! My first monthly favourites post!

Make sure you leave any suggestions of anything I should try that falls into these categories, or anything else amazing for that matter!

I'll see you soon! xx


  1. I'm in love with the Great Gatsby!! and candy crush haha

    nice blog

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  3. Omg I love the lumineers!! They're amazing!!


  4. Hair bow so cute! ♥ :))
    I love Imagine dragons and Lana ;))

  5. Those shoes and shirt are so cute! I aslo have agree with that style of music, awesome!