Monthly Favourites - July 2016

Sunday, 31 July 2016

Can someone tell me how it became the end of July already? This month has flown by and not in a good way. Although at least it means we're another month closer to Christmas (obsessed and proud).

I've been thinking for a while about some new regular content for my blog, and I thought a monthly faves post may be a really nice way to summarise my month and act almost like a 'memory box' that I'll enjoy looking back on in years to come.

Nail Related Favourites

Favourite nail polish
This month this is a toss up between Models Own Lilac Flush (reviewed here) and L.O.G Cosmetics Pinky Swear (reviewed here). Both are stunning colours for summer, have great formulas and dry nicely.

Nail art I've created this month
It's actually been a good month nail art wise for me, considering the previous months have been very lacking, I was very happy with the 5 manis I created. My fave was the recreation I did in honour of Ane Li, it was such a lovely way to pay tribute to a very talented nail artist.

Swatches I've done this month
It's been a busy month for swatches and I actually have a few more collections swatched that I've not yet posted on my blog. Stay tuned next month for those.

Favourite blog post I've published
This will have to be 'My Birthday 2016' post. It's the first time I included something really personal and I've already looked back on that post many times. It's also a great way to share memories with family members and friends and I am sure that next year I'll be glad to look back and see the presents I received and the memories I made.

Favourite blog posts from other nail bloggers
I've narrowed it down to 3 this month.

Anne from Grape Fizz Nails has the most perfect nails (I literally dream of them) and her swatches are always flawless. This nail art is stunning and I can't wait to recreate it for an upcoming wedding I'm attending.

Ave from Nail Lacquer UK has some of the most incredible photography I've seen, she captures the polish to perfection and I always enjoy reading her posts. Her pictures of this collection are stunning!

Marta creates some ingenious and gorgeous nail art, I love everything she posts and am always excited when she publishes new nail art. This mani was gorgeous and immediately went on my 'to do' list.

Any new nail brands I've discovered
I recently discovered L.O.G Cosmetics, a homegrown brand dedicated to bringing vegan friendly cosmetics to the beautiful women of the UK. I have had the pleasure of working with them this month and reviewed some of their nail polishes, check out my L.O.G Cosmetics post here

Any new nail care products I've discovered
Nope but I did pick up some new hand creams and have created a guest post for them that Hellz Nails will be publishing on the 7th August, so come back then to check it out.

Non-Nail Related Favourites

Favourite moment in July
Obviously in a month that has my birthday, you'd had thought that would be my favourite moment and although it was my favourite day, my favourite moment was on the 15th of July when I broke up from school (I'm a teacher) for the summer holidays. Yay for time off.

Favourite food
Rice pudding with white chocolate chips. It's a dessert sent from the heavens!

Favourite song
Rihanna - Sledgehammer

Favourite book
Terry Pratchett - The Wee Free Men
Love a Pratchett novel and I must have re-read this one again and again. The Tiffany Aching stories are such easy and entertaining books.

Favourite movie
The Day After Tomorrow - I watch this movie all the time and love it.

Favourite TV show
Versailles and New Girl on TV and Under The Dome online (it was a show I always wanted to watch but never did, so now I have some holiday, I'm catching up).

So there we have it, I know this was a long one but I loved writing it. Hopefully you enjoyed reading it.

What have been your favourites this month?

Here's to a great August!

Vicky xx


  1. I love this post, Vicky and I'm honoured to be included:) Also...Christmas, The Day After Tomorrow, Rihanna....the similarities just keep pilling up haha! Xx

    1. Yay, I'm glad someone else apart from me loves it.
      Haha, we do seem to have a lot in common & im glad to know I'm not the only one still loving day after tomorrow. My dvd copy is very well loved, I need to pick a backup up in case it goes! ;)

  2. Great post vic! Love the models own pinky purple colour. It's gorgeous!! Have you got the new harry Potter book? I'm sure that will feature in august's 'favourite book' if so xx

    1. Haha, I've made a mental note about that polish for you! And yes, I have it. Have you? I'm so excited to read it xx

  3. Loving this post! So interesting to read your likes =) really liking that Models Own Lilac Flush!

    1. Ah thanks Jane, it's so kind of you to stop by and leave a comment. I really appreciate that. Models Own lilac is stunning, you need to pick it up for yourself xx

    2. I keep meaning to post on here, your blog is awesome! Very talented lady =) x Janer x

    3. Thanks Jane, that's so kind of you xx


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