Thursday, 17 July 2014

June Favourites

 It's time for another late monthly favourites! As soon as I got back from holiday I made an Amazon order and I loved both of the items so much that I had to include them in my favourites.
The first is the last book in the 'Divergent' series by Veronica Roth: Allegiant. I loved the two previous books because of the ease I could read them- I fell deeply into the story so quickly and instantly loved the two main characters, Tris and Four, because both are far from perfect but manage to find a way of surviving the challenging world they find themselves in as it steadily moves into chaos. I'm about a quarter of the way through the book but I think I already prefer it to the previous two because of the massive twist that you find out towards the beginning (no spoilers, I promise!) which I thought was such a clever addition to the story and kept the momentum going as it gave the readers more to think about. Overall I'm so excited to continue reading and see how the series ends.

My other Amazon purchase was the Luckies of London Scratch Map of the United States. I contemplated buying one for the whole world but it feels a bit more personalised getting a more condensed version because I've loved travelling through the states and if I were to create a bucket list I'd definitely have 'visit every US state' so this could be my way of keeping track with it! I'm a bit scared to start scratching it because I don't want to ruin it, but I'll probably post a picture on my instagram when I do- I'm planning on framing it in my room when I've scratched off where I've been so far.

Next up are these gorgeous sunglasses that I found in a charity shop. I hadn't had much luck in my favourite charity shop for a while until I found these for £1.50! I'd had my eye on the similar raybans for a while but definitely couldn't justify the price so I'm glad I held out for these- the rose gold/rust rims make them look really nice!
The two rings are from the Topshop sale for £2.50 each. I always make sure I buy Topshop rings in the sale because they get tarnished the first time I wear them so I don't want to pay full price! They're both midi rings and fit in well to my little collection.
Finally, if you have read my other blog posts (anyone?) you might remember that I've wanted a particular product by The Balm since the beginning of the year. I finally got the Mary-Lou Manizer for my birthday at the beginning of June and have loved wearing it! It gives such an illuminating finish and has a touch of sparkle which makes it lovely to wear going out, very happy with this product!

What are your favourites at the moment?

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