July Favourites


Make Up For Ever HD Foundation

I have been using this foundation for about a month and I absolutely love it. It gives me such a flawless coverage and doesn’t make me look cakey one bit. Also, a little goes a long way, so you only need one or two pumps.

NARS Highlighter in ‘Miss Liberty’

I was just browsing through all the make-up counters and realised I don’t own many NARS products. I needed a new highlighter so I decided to check theirs out. I swatched ‘Miss Liberty’ on my hand and it had such a beautiful glow so I decided to buy it. I’ve been using this highlighter all month. I love it.

Benefit Goof Brow Pencil

So, Benefit have been promoting their new brow range since about early June. Again, I needed a new brow pencil so that was my excuse for buying one from their range! I decided to go for Benefit Goof Brow Pencil in number 3. I must say, it has to be the best eyebrow pencil I have ever used. Filling in my eyebrows wasn’t hardly my best skill but with this pencil, I can almost say my eyebrows have been “on fleek.”


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Dermalogica Precleanse

I had a sample of this cleanser for a while but did not get round to using it until only recently and I must say, it does my skin wonders. However, I use it AFTER I do my normal cleansing and exfoliating. This is an oil based cleanser and very nourishing. Highly reccomend to those who are prone to the occasional spot.


Big Brother UK

The month of June and July I have been hooked, as usual, to Big Brother. It honestly has been so good this series. I loved Andy. I felt like he was very misunderstood in the beginning and kept on being up for eviction. In the end, he did get to the final and came 4th. Hughie was favourite to win but Jason won instead, which was a shocker. I’m glad he won because his time in there was ruined by Charlie and despite having a hard time in the house, and wanting to walk out numerous times, he ended up being in the final and the won!

Jackson was so annoying, especially when Georgina left. I liked Georgina at the beginning thinking she was the only normal person in the house, but since she got with Jackson, she became more angry and it came across as if she wanted to control Jackson, from his whereabouts to his clothes!

My highlight of the series was when Jason annihilated Lateysha. Oh my god, it was SUCH a shock (clip below). Since did that, he became enemy number one. He was very miserable and Ryan kept on having a go at him.

Ryan is probably my most hated housemate ever. The way he speaks, so loud, it is very annoying. The public liked Hughie quite a lot, but I just felt so annoyed by him. All he did was shout and start arguments with everyone one. However, I must say, he is probably the kink of tantrums. I call the male version of Nikki Grahame!

The dullest and the most boring housemate was definitely Alex. You couldn’t even tell he was in the house, he was that quiet and didn’t do as much. He definitely took Evelyn for a mug. My main favourites in the house was Jayne and Andy.

So, this series has now ended, but Big Brother doesn’t take a break. Celebrity Big Brother started last week and I literally don’t know most of them in there. If I get hooked onto this series of CBB, it could be in my August favourites…


I think it was around February or March time when I discovered Scream on Netflix. All of Season 1 was available, so because it was so good, I literally binged watched the whole season and finished it within four nights I think. For season 2 though I am up to date with it. It’s so frustrating waiting for the next episode for one week, just because it’s so addictive.

Without giving anything away, the series basically is situated in the town of Lakewood, where a string of murders take place by someone wearing a mask. Emma Duval, a teenage girl, is centred around this, who is somehow tied to the town’s past. It’s very spooky and when a murder happens, they waste no time in showing all the blood and gore (mainly by stabbing). Highly recommend to horror fans.


Pokemon Go

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I’m never really the one to join the gaming bandwagon when it comes to a worldwide hype but for some unusual reason, I actually enjoy playing Pokemon Go. There’s something quite exciting about going out and hunting to catch a Pokemon, although I don’t do it on purpose. I usually catch Pokemon when I’m on my travels or simply just being in one place. Currently I’m on Level 6. I’m not obsessed, I just play when I can.


These are the songs I’ve been loving throughout July



28 thoughts on “July Favourites

  1. john says:

    Interesting favourites! You used to do a politics section before – enjoyed that, you should do it again!

    Out of interest, what was your favourite moment in politics in July? 🙂

    • Habiba Khanom says:

      Ahhh, yes I enjoyed that too – i actually do have a politics favourite. It’s a sad one but also a positive one.

      It is when David Cameron did his last ever PMQs as Prime Minister – and, though it was sad, I just loved the exchanges between Corbyn and him and the tributes MPs paid to Cameron. Despite what people may think, outside politics, he is absolutly lovely as I met him many times.

      Cameron’s last words at PMQs was “Nothing is really impossible if you put your mind to it. After all, as I once said, I was the future once”

      I just loved that and it almost made me tear up – I believe in and live by that quote so much. Whatever you want do in life, don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do it because there’s so many successful people out there who are the proof that you can do it. David is the proof that someday, you can be Prime Minister if you want.

      This really resonated with me, because all my life, I was told that I won’t be able do anything or get very far in life. Now, look at where I am now. People are still shocked…there is nothing pleasurable in life than proving people wrong.

  2. Naomi says:

    How long have you suffered from mental health problems? Also, please could you write a blog post on BPD and how it affects you. You haven’t really done much on it and it’d be really interesting to read as I too think I could have BPD xx

  3. Mary-Ann says:

    Hi Habiba, could you recommend a drugstore version of the NARS highlighter? Do you know of any dupes? I can’t afford any high end make up right now so looking for something affordable but similar to high end! xxx

    • Habiba Khanom says:

      Hi Mary-Anne,

      I don’t know an exact dupe but I really like the Sleek Face Contour kit – the highlighter in it is just beautiful. I also like Tanya Burr’s Rosy Flush Cheek Palette – in it there’s a highlighter called Oyster Shell – it’s so lovely. So, I’d recommend either of them. Both very affordable 🙂

  4. Annie says:

    Hi Habiba. Just wanted to say I think you’re an inspiration to lots of young girls out there. Keep doing what you’re doing. xxx

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