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Monday, 31 August 2015

August Favourites 2015

Saying goodbye to August always gets me a little bit sad, just because it's my birthday month (yes, I know I'm not 10 anymore) and it pretty much signals the end of Summer (even though I actually like Autumn, theres just no pleasing some people). There's a few stand out products I've been reaching for this month, so I thought I'd pop them into a post to show you. 

The first is a product that I feel I can never be without in my stash; Batiste Dry Shampoo. Having fine hair, it really is a god send. It means I can train my hair to go longer between washes instead of having to wash it every other day. I've tried most of them and I recently picked up the Ella Henderson edition and have been loving it's sweet, fresh scent. A must-have! Next up is a brush I wasn't overly impressed with at first; The Real Techniques Cheek Brush (from the Nic's Picks Collection). Obviously, designed to be used for blusher, I didn't really think much of it as I found it a bit too dense for powder blush, however, recently I've been using it to apply foundation and it works like a dream. Being slightly fluffier than the Buffing Brush, it gives a lighter finish and I've really been loving it. The only thing I've been reaching for on my cheeks this month is the Makeup Revolution All About Cream Blush Palette (review here). With 8 beautifully buttery shades in a mix of pinks, reds, and corals, there's one for everyone & at £6 it won't break the bank. On the lashes, it has had to be the SEVENTEEN Falsifeye HD Mascara*. Fastly becoming my Holy Grail, this mascara is simply amazing at lengthening and separating the lashes to give that fluttery look. For £6.99 I think this'll be a forever repurchase. (FYI, Seventeen products are currently on 2 for £8 in Boots). Last but certainly not least is one of the newest lipsticks in my collection. If Summer was a lipstick, it would be MAC's Costa Chic. Being a frost formula I was afraid it would look a bit #90sglitterball, but it really doesn't. The subtle shimmer just adds to this beautiful coral pink. It stands out so much, especially when a bit tanned. My favourite Summer time lipstick for sure, I'll be sad to put it away during Autumn/Winter.

What have you been reaching for most this month?

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* = Press Sample

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