Friday, 1 July 2016

June Favourites

It feels like I only just finished my May favourites posts and I'm already writing another one!  The older I get the faster the time goes and I'm not okay with it.  I've got a few more favourites for you though so let's jump straight in.

Gimme Brow


I mentioned how much I love this product in a post all about Benefit's new revamped brow collection and it has actually changed my life.  My brows were an afterthought before, not I won't go anywhere without a few licks of this on them because it just make such a difference.  

CoLab Active Dry Shampoo

This is another one that popped up in my Drugstore Haul a while back, and it's still going strong.  Batiste is dead to me, and I was a Batiste girl for a long time.  CoLab is so much lighter and has almost no residue and the scent is divine.

Naobay moisturiser 

I received this product in my June Look Fantastic Beauty Box and I'm steadily burning through the stuff.  It smells like summer and citrus, and is plenty moisturising enough for daytime,
 
Temeraire Series

 The very last book in this series was released this month, and I'm not going to lie to you - I cried.  This a magnificent work of alternate historical fiction, and I'm very sad that it has finally come to an end.  I wrote a whole post on the wonder that is the Temeraire series, and Naomi Novik in general is an incredible writer.

Diana Wynne Jones' Howl's Moving Castle Series 

I first read this series as a child, checking them out of the library at least once every few months. They are set in the lands of Ingary, Zanzib and High Norland, and the principal characters of the first book, Howl and Sophie, feature in all of them as a common thread.  They are stories of adventure and magic, with influence taken from Arabian Nights and Grimm's Fairy Tales yet used in such a way that the stories are entirely original and entertaining.  I reread these as I'm currently living at my Mother's house, and finding them wanted to see if they stand the test of time and more critical eye; they definitely do.

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

I have played all of the Uncharted games except the first one, and I've always loved them.  They're similar in style and genre to the old Lara Croft games; a treasure hunting central theme with a 3rd person point of view that switches to FPS in combat.  I'm a big Tomb Raider fan and always have been, but I actually think these are better.  The stories are far more fleshed out and complex, and th characters actually have more than one aspect to their personality.  The story is half the appeal for me, as they're always exciting and perilously dangerous.  This is the last game in the series and I'm a little bit devastated.  The game is absolutely stunning, with graphics unlike any other console game I've played (I played this on PS4).  The ending was immensely satisfying, but I'm kind of gutted that it's over.  If you like a good story to go with your games, maybe give the Uncharted Series a shot.

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4 comments

  1. I am definitely a Batiste girl too, but I think I need to give CoLab a try! 🙌🏼 I never read Howls Moving Castle as a child, I might have to plunge into them as an adult hehe 😉💞 Thanks for sharing your faves!

    Abbey ✨ www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

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  2. I am definitely a Batiste girl so I will have to try Colab! My only issue with products lighter than Batiste before has been that they haven't really absorbed the oil from my hair so I'd be interested to try this :) x

    Liv | Ramblings of a Makeup Lover

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  3. Gimme Brow is now my all time hero brow product! I will have to try some Collab products as I've always been a Batiste girl! xox

    withlovefromamber.co.uk

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  4. Ooo that Colab dry shampoo sounds brilliant, I haven't found a good dry shampoo in ages.

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