Monday, 2 September 2013

August Beauty Favourites



 Hello Lovelies!


I hope you have all had an amazing month of August. I am so excited for it to finally be Autumn! It is without a doubt my favourite season of the year! I love the deeper colours in make up, I love the clothes and I love the weather too! I can't wait to start buying warmer clothes for winter too. I am definitely a colder weather girl which probably isn't a very popular opinion! During August I actually tried alot of new products and fell in love with alot! I was away for a few days at the beginning of the month and went on a bit of a splurge so that is where alot of these products have come from!

Jemma Kidd All Over Radiance Cream - Iced Gold
 I do apologise for including this because you can't actually get it anymore because sadly all Jemma Kidd make-up has been discontinued. So ever since that news broke I have been rationing my All Over Radiance Cream, but this month I have literally used it every single day. It is the nicest highlighter I have ever used and I am constantly on the hunt for something similar to it so if you know of anything please let me know! It looks so lovely and natural for during the day but it can be built up really easily if you want a more dramatic look for night-time.

Super Facialist By Una Brennan Pore Purifying Clay Mask
 I have been on the hunt for a new purifying face-mask for awhile now and I actually picked this up randomly one of the days I was away and once I tried it I fell in love. I've used this on my mum too and she loves it too! If feels lovely and cooling on the skin while using it and it leaves your skin feeling so soft and so clean after using it and the thing I love the most is that it doesn't dry out your skin either like I've found with some other purifying masks. It's such an affordable brand too! I'm definitely going to try some other products from the range!

Bumble & Bumble Thickening Hairspray
 I think every beauty blogger must have bought Elle magazine this month purely for this excellent freebie! I had never tried any Bumble & Bumble products before but was always intrigued by their surf spray. So I jumped at the chance to try this out and I absolutely love it! As you all know I'm constantly craving more volume in my hair and this paired with the John Frieda set I've been loving is a match made in heaven! I have been just spraying this all over my hair while its wet and blow-drying it as usual then. It gives my hair such a boost without leaving it sticky or crispy! The only thing I don't like is the smell, but I know alot of people do so it's definitely a personal preference thing! 

Maybelline Colour Tattoo - Permanent Taupe
During August I was slightly lazy when it came to make-up, I'm sorry but when it's a choice between bed and make-up, my bed will win 90% of the time. So what has saved me from looking like a complete and utter wreck this month has been this little pot of happiness. I have heard so many rave reviews about the Colour Tattoos but never really bothered to go and pick one up because I didn't really think any of the colours would suit me. But then I seen this one, and you all know how much I love my taupe shades!A quick rub of this on my eyelids and I'm good to go for the day! I love wearing it as an eyeliner alone my upper lash line too, I find that it lasts all day looking exactly as it did when I first applied it! I'm currently eyeing up the new Pomegranate shade, I think it would be perfect for Autumn/Winter!

Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Pomegranate
Speaking of Pomegranate shades, I have been loving this Barry M nail polish. I absolutely adore the Gelly Hi-Shine formulas, they are incredibly shiny and I actually find them to be reasonably long lasting on the nails. This shade is just gorgeous. I'm pretty sure I've included it in a monthly favourites before. To me it's like the Gelly Hi-Shine version of Raspberry which was my favourite Barry M polish until this came along! I still have it on my toes at the moment and I think it will transition me nicely to the colder months!

MAC Face & Body Foundation
This was one of the purchases I made while I was away at the start of the month. I have always been pretty wary of MAC's foundations, they have got a seriously bad reputation attached to them! I used to use the Studio Sculpt and while I did like it at the time I wouldn't put it near my face now. I think my own foundation tastes have changed. I am loving lighter foundations on my skin lately and only using concealer when and where I need it. But I was always interested in trying the Face & Body. It has been the one I've heard the most about and when I found out that they were doing a new smaller 50ml bottle I decided to just bite the bullet and give it a go! I have really been liking it! It is light coverage but it can be built up to medium and it leaves a satin finish on the skin which I love. I found the easiest way to apply this is with my fingers and then using my Real Techniques Buffing Brush to make sure it's all blended evenly! 

Clarins Natural Lip Perfector
Something I have been dying to get my hands on for ages has been the Clarins Natural Lip Perfectors and I have been obsessed with this one! I got it in the shade 01 Rose Shimmer and in a nutshell, this is the nicest lipgloss I have ever tried. It's not sticky, smells amazing and makes your lips look fantastic! I just want them all now!

Also a random favourite is my new blog layout! The lovely and very talented Felicity designed it for me. I am in love with it and I would completely recommend Felicity! Her work is just amazing and she is so lovely too! Let me know what you think of my new layout! I'd love to hear your opinions!

So those are my beauty favourites for the month of August (seriously where is this year going to?!) Let me know what products you've been loving recently or link me to your favourites posts as I love reading them! 

22 comments:

  1. I've never bought bumble and bumble products before so was excited when I saw the gift in Elle!
    The Una Brennan mask is my favourite face mask of all time; my skin is super soft and clean afterwards.
    Alicekatex ♥

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    1. It's such an amazing mask, and really good value too! xx

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  2. I have all of the same products bar the Jemma Kidd highlighter, it looks like such a pretty colour, shame they discontinued her line as she has some really lovely products!

    Lovely blog, would love you to follow mine back.

    www.frankiebooxx.blogspot.co.uk

    Frankie xXx

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    1. I'm so sad that they discontinued her things, they really were lovely! xx

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  3. Oh no I didn't know that Jemma kid cosmetics has ended, I wonder why. I love my Clarins lip protector too, good picks sweetie.
    Maybe Its Megan Leigh xx

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    1. I'm so sad that her stuff is gone, it really was lovey! xx

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  4. I LOVE the BarryM Polishes...they're gorgeous!! :)

    Layla xx

    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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  5. Pomegranate is my favourite gelly polish by Barry M, such a bright but yet autumnal colour :)

    Amy x
    -A Little Boat Sailing-

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    1. We'll definitely be able to get away with it for Autumn/Winter:D xx

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  6. I love the Una Brennan face mask too! I have my eye on the Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfecter in nude shimmer, I think I may have to pick it up this week! xxx

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    1. It's so amazing! You need it in your life! xx

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  7. Lovely selection for goodies! Would love to try the Mask, any ideas where to get it - internationally? :)
    The Maybelline Colour Tattoo selection is awful where I'm from! So haven't tried any yet. But I'm lusting for the pinky-champagne colour :)

    Great post with great pictures! xx

    Mlhauken // Beauty, Lifestyle & a bit Fashion

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    1. I haven't got a clue hun sorry! :( Maybe amazon? xx

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  8. Love the Jemma Kidd highlighter, I haven't used mine in so long because I don't want to finish it! Haha, I really want to try MAC F&B xx

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    1. You should hun, I think you'd like it! xx

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  9. Great choices Danielle, I haven't bothered to get any of the Colour Tattoos yet either, I thought they were all a bit too bright for me but that one looks gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks hun! Alot of them I didn't think were nice but this one is really nice!:) xx

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