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June Favourites 2020

Let's not remind ourselves how many months it has been since i last popped up a blog post. *Elephant in the room shouts.... SINCE OCTOBER*
Yep, October. My October favourites. I've just counted how many months that's been... has it really been 8?!?! 8 months? gosh. wow. Let's get straight into what i have been loving in June and get right back into this! 

1. Pushing through trying times. 

I don't think i have updated you since, but as of December last year, i started an actual job. After being practically unemployed for 2 years before, with the odd job here and there, i was now in the working world. Not only gaining a new job but also realising the terror of anxiety that came along with it. 

Having OCD, i'm no stranger to some heart flutters and panic but boy oh boy. I had never in my LIFE experienced agonising mental health than that i did last December. That story i'll share at a different time. But i wanted to mention this because after working 6 months and being so strong, the start of June brought all of Decembers feeling back again. 

Why on earth would this be a favourite? Well going through this again, albeit not AS bad as the start of job, but hard enough to make me think i could not do it anymore, i realised that I can. That's what my favourite has been. Knowing that i can work through it, i can go past it. Not let anxiety rule over me & make me leave ANOTHER job, make me feel in-superior, worthless, give me agonising tremors. I have come out of that, feeling stronger than ever with the help of self help books and mainly my husband, who reminds me of everything that we learned from the start of the year to get through this.

I am so beyond proud of myself, that i've got through another hard time in my life and it's given me so much hope, knowing i've got another notch (experience) on my belt to look back and learn from if/when my anxiety flares up again. 

2. Fresh Flowers. 

Walking into Aldi with my reusable bags in the crook of my arm, i first of all see the abundance of flowers there before me. I love to see whats in season and with a quick search on google to make sure my desired blooms aren't toxic to my little cat, a fresh bouquet of flowers are the first gently placed item in the trolley. 

My favourites so far have been the beauuuuutiful fluffy stocks that came in a blackcurrant shade and the bright summer sunflowers that sat proudly on my kitchen windowsill for all public passer-byers eyes to catch, and hopefully make their day a little brighter. 

3. 2020 Diary 

Unlike me, i went through a few weeks where i wasn't using my diary as much. I usually LOVE to open my diary, grab some pastel highlighters and get filling up my days with the neatest writing i can create, showing me at the end of the week, i have been somewhat productive. 

In June i quickly snapped back into the writing and highlighting mode. Drawing little boxes next to my medication chart ready to tick, starting the long list of jobs i'd like to get done that week, admittedly moving some over from the previous week that i did not complete. Planning out that weeks youtube videos, completing a brief description of that nights meal for future reference.... When i am active with my diary, i feel a piece of me is complete. I have something to be accountable for, even if it is just ticking a box complete.

Want to see more?
There's a video on my youtube channel ready to view. I included different favourites for your ears and eyes to discover. Why don't you grab a cup of tea and start to watch...?

Thank you for sharing your time with me today to see what June as brought along for me to become a fan of.

See you soon, 

Love, Emilie x

Benefit Cookie Highlighter Review

Who even am I? A benefit boxed highlighter? I never thought i would see the day. 

A benefit highlighter goes passed my everyday budget to spend on a piece of makeup but as this was in a bundle from a left over xmas set a boots, i could not let it pass. 

Let's delve into benefits highlighter - cookie.

Did I know this existed until perusing boots website? No. Heard much about it? Nope. 
Do you need to hear about it? YES!! 


1. Packaging

I love the uniqueness of benefit boxed products. The way they can stand out in your collection for all those circle and square shaped blusher, it just grabs my attention

Cookie, features a drawn model featuring the same shades of the highlighter, which is a cute touch. 

You might think a box blush would be flimsy but in fact feels quite sturdy. The open and close mechanism is rather satisfying. 
It opens with a smooth sweep and when closing, tucks in nicely with a hidden magnet, this will help if it ends up in a makeup from opening and smushing against your mascara. 

2. Shade

Benefit describe it has a golden-pearl... a soft gold shimmer
I do agree, but also would add that it has a peachy hue too. It's your classic champagne shade with a glint of peach in certain lights. Even it certain lights it could pass as an ivory silver tone

3. Formula
As dua lipa would say...one touch is all it take, to take my breath away. 
A little intimate touch of the finger picks up the product effortlessly

4. Application.
Hard to work with? Even though its so pigmented, its so easy to work with. 
A little dab of the product can go a long way but can be blended out to a subtle hint on the skin. On the other hand, you can go HAM and build that baby up and shine to the heavens.

5. Look
It is so finely milled that on the skin it looks effortless, fluent on the skin. No chunky particles that give of an unnatural look. The butteriness of the highlighter glides over the skin making it look soft and silky. With cookie catching different shades in certain lights, i do believe this would suit every skin tone. With it having a silver tone, it would suit the palest of skins but with it having a peachy tone too, it would to the deepest of tones and all in between.

6. Longevity
Being so pigmented, it lasts on the skin until your doing your deep cleanse.
With it being so silky, the product almost melts and meshes with your bases products and locks in until it's time to remove. 

7. Amount of product

You receive 8g of pure delight. 

8. Extras

I've noticed benefit always go above and beyond with their fine details, when purchasing you get a cute little pamphlet giving you a demo of how to apply. 

A brush that fits perfectly inside the product. I don't keep this in the box itself, i find that when i go it has scrape against the highlighter, uplifting the product and ends up with product all of the applicator. I don't think it would be completely useful for blush, but for highlighter, its quite a nice shape for a dusting on the cheekbones. 

My favourite is the cute little mirror. Not one you could do your whole makeup routine in, but definitely one those mirrors you forget you have with you and then happily realise benefit have done you could and provided the goods. 

Where can I purchase and how much is it going to cost me?

You can purchase it right here... CLICK ME
for £27.00.

Anything similar? 

I have found an amazing drugstore dupe if your not wanting to splurge today... 
Wet and Wilds MegaGlow Highlighter in Previous Petals 

Would I recommend?

YES! Especially if you like to collect benefits boxed products. Albeit i know it's pricey, but the quality of the formula is outstanding & you really know your getting a highlighter thats going to last as long as you need it too and look natural, glossy and shining. 


unique but sturdy packaging

silky soft formula


long lasting

unique shade with pearl, peach, gold/silvery hues

applies effortlessly

comes with mirror and brush

cute design 

8g of product

Thank you so much for joining me today, why not check out another post? You'll find some suggested below just for you :')

Lots of love, Emilie x