Thursday, August 30

August Favourites


Thank god August has been and gone, its been rainy and miserable but most importantly, I've been counting down until my holiday to turkey at the beginning on September. I liked quite a few things this month without realising! A nice mix of make up, hair and skin care, nails and miscellaneous bits.



Real Techniques Powder Brush
This is beautiful. Seriously, what did I do without this? It's nice and fluffy and applies my powder really well. You buy it separately for £12.99 from Boots.

Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder
Speaking of powder, I haven't used anything else other than this one from Rimmel. I use number 1, transparent which sets my foundation and keeps my face looking matte all day. 

Balance Me Rose Otto Lip Salve
I didn't want to like this as its £12 but unfortunately, I did. I received it in my August She Said Beauty box and found myself using it every single day. Waaa, hope it doesn't run out any time soon! My lips are so soft and it smells of rose petals, mmm.

Bobbi Brown Corrector
I finally invested in this to help my dark under-eye circles and don't see me looking back now. It's a wonderful product in a cute little round pot. It is expensive but I feel much more confident wearing it as it brightens my eye area as well as concealing the dark circles. However, I do have to use a concealer as well. I use light to medium bisque. 

Benefit They're Real Mascara
Again, another product which doesn't come cheaply but I love this. I have really long, curly lashes and this helped separate them and keep the curl. I have a full review which you can read here. Debenhams are also currently doing an offer a for a mini travel size free!

Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream
Finally, a brand that has released a BB cream that works wonders. I used this on those sunnier days down the beach and I'll definitely be taking to Turkey. I also reviewed this here. It's light weight and good coverage. Plus, has SPF 30 in, bonus!


Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Deep Treatment*
I've bought Aussie products for years and haven't looked back. Since becoming an Aussie Angel, I was fortunate to receive this a couple of weeks ago and I'll definitely be purchasing. I don't need it for coloured treatment, but it has really helped my damaged hair, especially after I've had it curly and brushed it! Also love the style of the bottle, its easy to squeeze out when showering.

Redken Colour Extend Radiant 10-Spray
Again, received this in my She Said Beauty box and despite being another product for coloured hair, I noticed such a difference. It's not cheap retailing at £19.99, but I spray this into damp hair and the formula combines the richness of a cream with the lightness of a spray, without leaving your hair product heavy and sticky! Can't fault Redken products, this is brilliant. 


MAC Fix+
This has been in my favourites more than once and I love it even more during the summer months. It's become a staple for 1) a finishing spray to help my make up last all day and 2) to  look more natural. Love it and so worth the money. 

Clean & Clear Exfoliating Daily Wash
I've used a few facial washes this month but I always come back to this. The tiny micro-beads help remove dead skin and reduce my big pores. I don't use it daily though, mainly 3-4 times a week. I've already re-purchased!


Model's Own Hed Kandi Ibiza Mix Nail Varnish
Despite being tricky to remove, I LOVE this on my fourth fingers and on top of nail varnish on my toes. It's cute and summery and actually helps stop nail polish chipping as much. My favourite glitter polish by far.

Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover
Quick, easy, convenient. I'll take this on holiday with me and won't worry about leaking or taking spare cotton pads. Only downsides, it smells horrible!

ASDA Regenerating & Indulgent Body Spray
So I picked this up spontaneously because I just wanted something to spray over me when I'm getting a bit sweaty by the pool on holiday. I now own 2 bottles because I love it that much, it smells like I've rubbed Coco butter all over me, literally the nicest body spray I've ever used. Best part? It's only 90p. Good job ASDA, I'll be repurchasing yet again. 

White Glo Professional Choice Toothpaste
I received a sample of this in my August She Said Box too (does that prove She Said is worth the money?!) and went and bought this in Boots after using for two weeks straight and noticing a brilliant difference in the colour of my teeth. I've written a more in-depth post which you can read here
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