Tuesday, 31 July 2012

July Favourites

'The Adultery Club' by Tess Stimson
I first read this book years ago when I borrowed it from a friend. I remembered it later and fancied repurchasing it but couldn't remember the name. I came across it recently whilst browsing Amazon and was really pleased!
It's about an affair and is told from the points of view of the husband, the wife and the mistress in turn. This means there is a teeny bit of repetition but it's a great idea to give each character's perspective and the author has written each character's view in their own individual style, which makes it easy to follow - you never forget which character you're reading.
You could argue that affair plotlines have been done to death as but this doesn't feel cliched at all, it kept me gripped all the way until the end.
You can get it from Amazon and the Kindle edition is currently only 74p!

Rituals body products - Sakura Sugar Scrub & Magic Touch moisturiser
These were a free gift with a magazine subscription, I reviewed them here. Absolutely gorgeous, luxurious products which I am trying not to use up too quickly!

Rituals Daily Rose mild deodorant
It may not be cool to rave about a deodorant but I don't care. This stuff is great. I had seen it mentioned by beauty bloggers previously and fancied trying it, after loving the body products above I decided to buy it. It is aluminium chlorohydrate free and contains Indian rose and sweet almond oil to nourish the skin. It smells beautiful, no fake synthetic smells here! It's not cheap at £7.90 (for a 75ml cream stick) from rituals.com but during the sticky weather of the last couple of weeks it has been a pleasure to use. Not something I've ever said about a deodorant before!

Tiffany & Co sunglasses
I have been promising myself a decent pair of designer sunglasses for as long as I can remember. I've spent years making do with cheap ones, the latest pair from River Island two summers ago. Not that there's anything wrong with that - I've always had something more important to spend my money on to be honest and I hate shopping for sunglasses, I really struggle to find a style that suits me and always come away disappointed and feeling crap about myself. I dragged my long suffering best friend to Harvey Nichols last month with the instructions not to let me leave empty handed and we came up with these beauties. They may be criminally expensive at £195 (eeek!) but they were a one-off special treat and I love them.

Body Shop Honey & Beeswax Hand and Foot Butter
I got this during a recent Body Shop visit, I only went in for a new foot file but I ended up purchasing a foot soak, shower gel and this too! I wanted a foot butter but not peppermint scented, I use foot butters before bed and I find that peppermint foot products are a bit too zingy for late night use!
This is from the Body Shop's Spa Wisdom range and can be used for hands and feet but I've mostly been using it as a hand cream. Full review here

L'Oreal Professionnel Serie Expert Pure Resource Shampoo
I have been searching for the right shampoo for a LONG time. Years in fact. Finding a shampoo that addresses all of my scalp concerns (oily, itchy, flakes) has been like a pilgrimage and I was beginning to think I was looking for something that didn't exist. I must have tried nearly every brand out there so I was over the moon when I discovered this one. It has done wonders for my scalp and it's thankfully less expensive than most I have tried. If you have oily hair, have a look at my full (rave) review here.

So there we are, my July favourites! Is there anything here you fancy trying out for yourself?

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