Hey guys so I know i’m quite a bit late to my monthly favourites, but better late than never? as the saying goes 😀
July was such a fun and busy month for me, I had Hyper Japan and I was also really busy coming up with new flavours and recipes for doughnuts and cakes.
Over the month I purchased a few things that I thought I’d share with you all, I’ll list shops and links below too so if you want to purchase the items you can! My favourite products are in no way endorsed or sponsored by the brands, I just love these products and wanted to share them.
So lets start with my one and only favourite food item this month. As some of you may know if you’ve read my recipes page, I am vegan and my favourite alternative milks, are Almond, rice and coconut milk. So when I discovered this amazing Almond and coconut milk I was freaking out, not to mention that my very sensitive stomach and gut can’t handle a lot of brands milks because they put thickening ingredients in such as carrageenan, Pip and Nut is my favourite almond butter brand, I especially love their almond and coconut butter!
When I was in Sainsbury’s I noticed they had released three different types of almond milk; Almond, Almond and coconut and Almond and honey. The Almond and coconut screamed out at me! I was definitely drawn in by the ingredients list, there’s no extra nasties in there, no added sugar and everything is very tummy friendly!
It is slightly more on the pricey side than other almond and coconut milks out there, costing £2 instead of the others costing £1.50, however you’re definitely paying for quality in this product. Despite it being thinner texture, it’s really creamy and so full of flavour! I’ve been adding it into my smoothies in the morning to add extra flavour and it’s become my favourite milk! I did take a look online and found some stores selling it for a lot cheaper than Sainsbury’s were, so I think i’m going to do an online order and bulk buy! it’s definitely worth looking around.
So moving on to non food related items. I found this beautiful plush, soft faux fur pink bunny bag in Claire’s accessories….have you ever been in love with a bag? because honestly I think I might be. This bag is so perfectly me, that I squealed when I saw it. It’s incredible soft but is also water proof on the inside.
I’d recently been looking for a bag as my gorgeous Care Bears large plush bag from Iron fist clothing had recently deceased. I loved the size of the iron fist bag, it was perfect for food shopping to put my groceries in, whilst maintaining my kawaii aesthetic. This plush bag despite being adorable is practical too as it’s a large rucksack and so perfect for grocery shopping. This makes it both adorable and practical and was a must have!
I bought this bag for £25 in the Claire’s sale, but I know that the RRP is £35. Keep an eye out for sales though, as it may go in there again!
These gorgeous buys were a purchase from Hyper Japan, on the Roxie Sweetheart stall. I love Roxie sweetheart and I already have a lot of her hair pieces, jewelry and clothing. Every time Hyper Japan comes round I always look forward to seeing what new pieces she has and have already been eyeing up some pieces online prior to the event. Her statement bows have been on my want list for a good long while, but when she released the holographic range I knew now was the time to invest. Of course being obsessed with chokers I couldn’t leave the matching choker behind! they’re a match made in holographic kawaii heaven and I’m incredibly happy with my purchases! The quality as always is above and beyond, and they really finish off each outfit I’ve worn them with. (see Brighton pride blog entry for my first look with the bow)
the bow costs £18 and the choker costs £16.
Another purchase from Hyper Japan was this adorable Cinnamon roll note book. I am obsessed with note books (what girl isn’t right?) there’s something about writing lists in perfectly cute note books that makes me feel really pleased with myself and feel really accomplished even if it’s just a shopping list. The official Sanrio and artbox collab was absolutely perfect they had so many adorable things to pick from, but nothing seemed more perfect than this note book. The front cover is slightly embossed with the little cinnamon roll scenes, and it feels really luxurious under your fingers. On the inside the pages have lots of lines and little kawaii pictures, perfect for writing all your secrets down into. This note book cost £5 from Artbox.
another Cinnamon roll item from Artbox at Hyper Japan. This wasn’t a purchase I made, but a purchase my partner bought for me. I was having cuddles with this cutie around the shop but decided not to get it, but as a surprise my partner grabbed him for me. He is the softest plush I own and is the perfect squish for cuddling. I adore his little blush cheeks, I think it adds an extra Kawaii essence to this already adorable plush. I’m so glad that I have him to cuddle, he’s perfect if you feel sad and need some cheering up! If you want to grab one check the Artbox link above. I believe that Cinnamon roll cost £30.
An item not from Hyper Japan is this wonderful sports bra. I had several other sports bras that I’d bought from places like sports direct, I’d never really thought about the quality of them, but would get irritated at the fit on them.
I needed some new work out tops, so I headed into HnM to have a browse, whilst I was browsing I came across this white sports bra. It has “take time” written on it, which I thought was a really cute sentiment, it wasn’t until I started feeling the bra itself that I decided it had to be mine. This sports bra is like a the comfiest cuddle your boobs have ever had. The fabric is so soft when i got it home I put it on and refused to take it off. The HnM gods have blessed our boobs ladies! and what’s better still is that at the gym it still feels wonderful! the straps are really comfortable and adjustable so you can get them into place, your boobs are being cuddled by what feels like angel wings, soft but not suffocating, breathable yet in tact. I would highly recommend heading to your local HnM and looking at their sports wear section, I threw away most of my other sports bras and will be buying a couple more from HnM. I do not remember the exact cost of my sports bra but I believe it cost £16.
Browsing Asda last month in the home section I came across this super cute CareBears mug, I love that it’s vintage carebears and true to the 80’s. the picture all the way round is really gorgeous and is true to original carebears through and through. This has become my favourite cup to have my mint tea in, it’s the perfect thickness around the outside where you place your mouth, and it feels so smooth and lovely. Best of all this mug cost Just £3 from Asda.
Lastly for my July favourites; I just had to have this gorgeous kitsch wipe proof tablecloth, It’s going to be perfect when I host my cake picnics or tea parties. I love the beautiful desserts that are pictured, I can’t wait to show my own cakes off on it! I also bought the matching glass chopping board too, they’re both a match made in heaven and were a complete bargain too! Both were from Asda home section. The tablecloth cost £6 only and the glass board cost £4, be sure to grab yours soon before they sell out!
That’s all for my July favourites, I hope that you liked it all! let me know below if you go out and grab any of these bits, and let me know your favourites for July too. Don’t forget to subscribe for updates you can do that by filling in your email at the side! <3