Tuesday, 9 September 2014

August Favourites

Hi everyone!

Now I know that it's a bit late but I wanted to share my August favourites with you, as there were some real good'uns in there! 

Firstly, I'm only going to mention the Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream fragrance briefly as it's something that I've already blogged about previously (that's how much I love it!). It's the perfect light fragrance for daytime, with fruity & floral accents. Fab scent for Summer but one that's floral tones aren't too overpowering so can be used long into the Winter months, which is exactly what I shall be doing! 

Next on the list is my new favourite highlighter, the MAC Prep & Prime highlighter in 'Bright Forecast'. I first came across this product in one of Tanya Burr's videos and loved the fact that as well as concealing dark circles, it brightened the skin at the same time. This cost £18.50 from my local MAC store & it's one that I would certainly purchase again. I find that I don't have to use too much, one twist of the pen gives me enough to cover both eyes. Great little product!

Up next is something that tends to be a staple item in a lot of people's make-up kits, but is a brand new edition to mine! It's the Nars bronzer in the shade 'Laguna', and cost me £27 in my local Space NK store. Now, I haven't been away this Summer (I know, get the violins out...!) so rather than using this as a compliment to a healthy tan I have been using it as a contouring powder. Needless to say, it really is amazing and creates the most fantastic definition on my face! I don't use a lot of the product when applying so the price tag doesn't seem too unreasonable, and the results are so great that I was left wondering why it had taken me so long to invest in one!

There are 2 palettes that feature in this month's favourites, and first up is the Sleek i-Divine palette in Storm. My beautiful friend Hollie (aka Simply Dolly...check her out she's fantastic!) recommended Sleek eyeshadow to me after I got her a palette in last year's Secret Santa! Because it only cost me £7.99 for 12 colours I was a bit dubious about the quality, but I cannot emphasise how impressed I was with it! The colours are mineral based & so pigmented that they give brilliant colour that lasts all day. The mix of shades is perfect for creating so many different looks, and I have to say that I prefer it to my Naked palette (controversial I know!!). My favourite shades so far are 'Calm Before the Storm', 'Eye of the Storm', 'Dust Storm' and 'Snow Storm', which is great for highlighting the inner corner of the eyes! The packaging also has tips on the back for colours to use for creating different looks which I really liked. I know there are other i-Divine palettes available in Superdrug so I will certainly expand my range in the near future. 

The second palette in my favourite list is the 'Foxy' palette from HD Brows. I started getting HD brow treatment a few months ago and purchased this kit at my first session. Annoyingly, my eyebrows grow unevenly as there are patches of hair that don't grow as much as the rest. Because of this, powder is great for me as it sits on the skin and masks the patches, whereas gel products tend to only sit on the hair of my brows. This kit cost me £25 from the salon where I get the treatment, but is also available online. My eyebrows have never looked so good thanks to this palette! I blend the 2 brown shades when applying and then use the wax to fix the hairs in place. The palette also has a black colour which I have used as eyeshadow and a lighter bridge which has shimmery tones & works well as a highlighter on the brow bone. Considering I use this almost every day it had lasted me very well so far & I am thoroughly impressed with it. I even use the brush which comes with it which isn't something I usually do, as I'm normally a Real Techniques/MAC kinda gal! 

Finally, something for the lips! Making it on to my list this month is Rimmel's Baby Lips in 'Pink Punch'. I have a few shades from this collection but this was the perfect new addition for me. Where the other ones I have are glossy, this goes on with a matt finish and gives a really cute girly look! The coverage is very good and the scent is divine, it smells good enough to eat! The colour is bright & beautiful and the perfect lip colour to brighten up any look. At only £2.50 in Asda I was very pleased with this purchase and hope that Rimmel continue to expand their Baby Lips range.

That's it for my August favourites, I hope you found some of the product reviews useful & I would certainly love to hear your thoughts on the products listed. Please like & comment below with your thoughts, and as always thank you for reading!

Until next time xo


  1. I love Nars Laguna as well, its the best bronzer I've used! Benefit hoola is also really good and slightly less pricey. would really love if you could check out my fashion blog? :)


    1. Your right, Benefit Hoola is another good one! Of course, I will check it out now xo

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  3. i want that perfume by Marc Jacobs!!
    super cute haul :)


    1. Thank you :) it comes highly recommended, and although it is a bit pricey it does last me well! I love it! Xo


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