My August Favourites

12Bonjour to all you lovely reader, this is gonna be a bit of a bumpf of a blog post so I apologise already if you do not fancy having a read… have a look at the pretty pictures instead (well I hope that they are pretty!!).First of all I have not done a favourites post in a while, my last **goes to look** oooh it was… April here (dear god I am bloody awful!) So let’s go with me hand in hand….. yes hand in hand lol & off to Neverland we go!! *yes, I do worry for my own sanity as well!*

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20140831_163449Now I love love love a dry shampoo, there I said it, its out there! I have quite fine greasy hair when its not washed after 2 days and to be honest I am so lazy – therefore dry shampoo is my best friend. Of course my favourite is bastiste (floral, cherry and blonde) but I saw this and caught my eye being on offer in Morrisons for £3. I love the brand of Aussie, it does “miracles” for your hair, no pun intended. I therefore thought I would try it, this is the mega instant one. Its completely different to the Bastiste dry shampoo, unlike that brand which leaves a white mark and is quite dusty and they make your hair go poof. But the Aussie one, is so strange.

You spray it into your hair, which then leaves your hair …… wet… yes wet…. and then you comb it through. This then miraculously dries and you’re left with “cleaner” looking hair. The downside of this product is that, I am so used to Aussie making your hair nice and smooth, this made my hair feeling dry and wirey – definitely not what I wanted. I will keep using it, but thought I would let you know 🙂

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As well as the Mega Instant product, they have also produced “Aussie Volume”. This again has the same effects as the previous product, but the volume is great on this, especially for me who has fine hair.

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I have just come back from my holiday (want to read about it click here) and I really wanted to keep my tan. My tan was really brown and I absolutely loved it, its brought me so much confidence and just feel amazing with it. I therefore saw this and wanted to try it…. its freaking amazing. I used it for 2 days and applied once a day, and people did actually question as to whether I have been on holiday again. Its rather strong. The smell does have a slight “tan biscuit” smell, but its a nicer smell. It lasts for some time. The only reason I stopped using it was because people thought I was putting fake tan on, and I wanted to prove in the end 3 weeks later I still have a tan lol!

20140831_164926I think that this product should be every girl’s favourites. It helps in so many ways, moisturises, soothes, softens and helps all your lovely bumps and of course any of those scars. I prefer the scented one (the original and best) as the smell I find it to be so nice, relaxing and comforting. Love a bit of cocoa butter smell.

PicMonkey CollageNow this is the only time that I will say this, but f**k you tan. I will not be buying foundation/concealer etc just for you. I will find something that will work for me…. weirdly enough I found it using products I already own. I have found a way in which to match my skin colour at the moment. I have older products such as the Rimmel Wake me Up and the Match Foundation. Both of these combined was lovely for my skin. My personal favourite out of these two HAS to be Rimmerl London’s Match Perfection, brilliant coverage, colour, tint and its for a great price as well.

20140831_165018As I previously stated in my blog post I thought I would buy some actually decent make up! Yay go me!! I will forever love ELF corrective concealer, but my true love now has to be the Maybelline Colour Corrector. Much larger coverage (especially for my cheeks haha!!)

20140831_165041Now as I have never brought “top end” make up, I did not know that they offer samples on their little make up counters. When I get a bit more money, I will definitely be buying the MaxFactor 3in1. I have never placed the smallest piece of make up on my brush and for it to cover my whole face before. It is not greasy, does not make my skin dry and the pigmentation is just amazing. Highly recommend.

20140831_165117So it appears I either have an obsession with buying these, I keep loosing them or I keep loosing my memory. Either way, I freaking LOVE this mascara. Each time I wear it, a lot of people believe I am wearing fake eyelashes haha, hell no!! I wish unless I cant find it, but I wish that they made this in waterproof version, as the amount of times I have cried wearing this its ridiculous. When I cry, this mascara does sting my eyes…… ouch! I really hope that they do not stop doing it.

20140831_165148Now the product looks weird on the left, but its the brush I have been using haha. It should be a creamy texture.I am absolutely awful with bronzers and blushers, I can never find the correct one for my skin but this I love. Great coverage, stays on for many hours and it lasts for so long. It also comes up in the cutest design.

20140831_165339This is another up market decision,, I made. I forever forever will love the Rimmel Stay Matte powder. It will be one of my favourite products ever, I always love the matte finish to my make up and will always look for those finishes. The Max Factor version is of a darker tint, but its a lot softer, creamier and it lasts soooo much longer!

20140831_165345My favourite shade at the moment, I got this as a present back for my 25th and I love it. Its amazing with a lovely tan, lasts for a number of days and its great with extra glitter as well – here’s what it looks like :

11See told you it was pretty, especially with the added glittery wedding finger 😉

20140831_165400It appears that I am loving a pink theme at the moment. I have already reviewed this on a previous post, but I love the scent to this, the colour, pigmentation and how long it lasts. It is quite scary as to how it goes on when you first put it on your lips, but it does calm down – Ii promise you!! The pigmentation is rather pale pink, a bit like a pink foundation lips (never a good look), but after a while the shade goes down and its a great contrast to your make up.

20140831_165545I ran out of this on holiday and I was absolutely gutted, literally annoyed with myself. Got home and realised, bugger I have no extra products either. So therefore I went to Superdrug the next day and I went there the next 4 days……… none were available. I asked the girl and she said “oh sometime soon”, really rather annoyed. Luckily we have 2 Superdrugs in town, yes lucky I know and 1 week later I bought 3… I am ashamed, yes 3. But I am not paying for postage and package when I can get it in the town. This product is just amaaaaaaaazing, comes in 3 different shades and I go for the medium brown colour. Here’s what it looks like:

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I hope that you enjoyed my little, but slightly long post of my August favourites. I am aware that I babble and babble on, im babbling on now… but I am not going to change my blog haha. As always:

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Yay makeup in the post time!

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As usual I have two photos which are linked with the blog I am about to post about, but to be honest this time I could not be bothered to search high and low so I thought I’d post a photo of a beautiful dress and a post which may or may not be true about this post! Back to the subject of the post, I usually purchase my make up online via the ELF website but this time I have gone for MUA and wow they send a lot of bubble wrap but here’s what I bought:

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I have finally bought after so many recommendations the MUA nail varnish shade of Natural Days, it’s such a cute and girly nail polish which is great for the Spring, Summer days. I love pastels at the moment and they just go with anything, I have really long nails at the moment and it’s just great to show them off with this shade! So thank you for all the recommendations! You little gems ❤

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Please ignore the chipped nail varnish, I had not applied the new nail varnish yet and the lighting was lovely at the time! MUA BB cream, I have read a lot about BB creams, I haven’t honestly tried this yet so I will apply in a few days time when I am feeling better but I have already applied it to my hand (as you do) and its nice and soft to apply, great shade as well which is so hard to find a shade my colour!

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MUA LUXE – Power brow, it has two ends as you can see one for the definition of the brow (comes in 3 different shades, a type of thin but hard crayon texture) and the other side is a highlighting colour which is meant to be placed under the brow. I bought this product in the mid brown shade.

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MUA brush in L1, I will be using this more for my eyebrows in the thicker section, but then again I could change for apply lipstick – of course will wash after each use you don’t need red brows or brown lips now do we haha!!

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If you read my other blogs you would be aware that I am a lover of the matte lipsticks, I have therefore bought Pouty Pink and Scarlet Siren. Great colours in the packaging, great when it first goes onto your skin as you can see in the second photo – the third photo is me just slightly moving my finger over the lipstick. At £1 each I can see why they are a £1, you will be constantly reapplying this lipstick.

So there’s my products that I have bought recently, hope you have enjoyed the post – something quick to read 🙂

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