Thursday, 30 August 2012

August Favourites

Where has August gone?! I know I always say this but it's gone so quickly. It's crazy thinking that we're already 2/3s of the way through the year. Next thing we know it'll be Christmas! The high points of August have been receiving my exam results and getting a part time job at a local aquatic pet shop. I also went back to school which hasn't gotten too difficult yet but it's really tired me out. My dad also moved back to Scotland! I don't know if I've talked about this on my blog but when I was about 10 my dad moved to Telford, near Birmingham, to be with his girlfriend. They split up(I never really liked her anyway) and he's moved back which is crazy to think about. I can't wait to see what September has to bring.



The Urban Decay Naked Palette was a present from my mum for passing my exams and I absolutely love it. It's a cult favourite on the blogosphere and it's easy to understand why. All of the 12 shades are such nice colours and there some great colour combos to make.  They apply really well and I really like the brush that comes with it.

Lush's Breath Of Fresh Air Toner Water was something that I'd never given a second glance until I got to try it out at a Lush facial event I went to with a friend. This is absolutely brilliant. I'd never really used a toner before and now I can't understand why. This contains lots of lovely ingredients like seaweed which make it smell amazing and keep my oil at bay.

Urban Decay's Primer Potion was a product that came with the Naked palette and they are the perfect pair. I've never had anything that kept my eye shadow on for this long without creasing. I apply my eye shadow at about half seven every morning and you can bet that it's still there at nine at night. Brilliant.

Revlon's Lip Butter in Pink Truffle is one of the lip butter's that I feel really doesn't get spoken about enough. This is an absolutely amazing 'my lips but better colour' that's been a staple for me through out August. This applies quite sheer and has a nice glossy finish that isn't too sticky. Admittedly the lasting power  isn't too fantastic but I don't think it's that bad for a sheer lipstick.

Avon's Little Red Dress Mascara is a product that I've already reviewed on my blog. You can find my review with before and after pictures here.

What do you think about me using a crocheted blanket as a background for the photo? I've seen people do it with vintage floral printed bed sheets but A) I don't have any and B) With a minimalist black and white themed bedroom a floral bed wouldn't exactly look great so there's not much point in me buying some anyway.

Now onto blogs I've been loving this month...


Daily Hoot it is a great blog run by a fabulous girl called Vicky. I found this blog through the #bbloggers chat on twitter, for more info click here. The posts are mostly beauty posts but Vicky also completed the 10 Day You Challenge and has inspired me do do it myself(I plan to get the posts up after all my 'August' posts). The posts are all super well written and informative. Despite the fact that there's a five year age gap between me and Vicky she's someone I can imagine myself being friends with if I knew her in real life and she didn't live very far away. You can find Vicky's blog here.


Hannahjustyne is another blog I've discovered in August and absolutely love. Hannah posts great beauty and fashion posts as well as some of the best nail posts I've ever seen. Check out her galaxy nails and you'll know what I mean! Hannah herself is really lovely and I love reading her posts, she's a very regular instagram updater too. You can find Hannah's blog here.

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