Saturday, 30 August 2014

August Favourites!

Okay, so I am actually going to start doing monthly favourites now. I did plan to do a July favourites but when it came to thinking of what I was loving throughout the month I really struggled! So I decided, to make it easier, I would write down my favourites as the month goes on so I don't forget.. And that's exactly what I did!
1. Maybelline Colour Tattoo Cream Eyeshadow
These cream eyeshadows are kinda old now and I'm pretty late in realising that they are a-mazing! When they were first released (and when everyone was raving about them) I bought three, but as they were pretty dark colours and not really appropriate for everyday wear I never used them. But at the start of August I used the colour 'Metallic Pomegranate' a few times and became obsessed! I went and bought three more colours which are lighter and now I use them everyday. They last all day and are so pigmented, the only downside is I don't have enough colours!
 2. Revlon Colourstay & BodyShop Instablur
Again, I'm pretty late on the bandwagon when it comes to Revlon's Colourstay Foundation, as I've heard many times before that it is really great. At the start of August I ran out of my Revlon Photoready Foundation and thought I'd try the ColourStay. I have to say that I absolutely love this foundation! Mine is the Combination/Oily type in shade 320 'True Beige' and it works so well with my skin! I would say it's full coverage but isn't cakey like a lot of full coverage foundations. I love it and will definitely be repurchasing!
Now, Bodyshop's Instablur primer is an absolute god send! I've already mentioned this in a previous post or two and I think I will use this forever because it's amazing. It's like a this gel-ish consistency and leaves the skin feeling super smooth and ready for foundation. If you have oily skin, this product is a must!
3. Benefit They're Real Push-up Liner
This eyeliner lasts all day and is soo clever! It's a gel eyeliner but instead of using a pot and brush the gel comes out of an angled rubber nib by twisting the bottom. I literally use this everyday because its simple to use and is a really nice black (some eyeliners have like a grey tint when they dry). The only downside is that, because it has quite a thick nib, it's hard to get super thin flicks like with liquid eyeliner pens. 
4. Sleep Masks
Moving on to non-beauty favourites now and the first thing is my sleep mask. I'm the type of person that is always tired but, as soon as my head hits the pillow, I'm wide awake. I'll close my eyes but then always think of something random that will make me open my eyes again.. and maybe even get up out of bed. So, to me, a sleep mask is so handy as it's stops me from opening my eyes and almost 'forces' me to sleep haha.. Definitely a favourite of the month!
 5. Spatone Iron Supplement
Being anaemic, I don't have enough iron in my blood and I should be taking iron tablets. But, me being my lazy self, I can never be bothered to take three tablets a day. Though lately I have been feeling super tired and I think it's down to the anaemia so I needed something to help my iron levels. Then I found a product called Spatone which is an iron supplement. I have the liquid sachets which are apple flavour (they really don't taste nice though..) and each one contains 5mg of iron. One a day really feels like it's helping me so if you need more iron I would really recommend these!
6. Vanilla Lime Yankee Candle Wax Tart
My August scent has been the 'Vanilla Lime' wax tart from Yankee Candle. I love this scent as it's sweet and fruity but not as strong as scents like 'Strawberry Buttercream'. I think this is the perfect transition scent from Summer to Autumn and I have been burning it all month! If you're ever in a Yankee Candle shop, go and sniff 'Vanilla Lime'.
7. American Horror Story
As always, I am late on the bandwagon with this one. To be honest I didn't really know what American Horror Story was and I hadn't really heard much about it until I watched one of Zoella's favourites where she mentioned it. And, scrolling through Netflix one day, I noticed it and thought i'd give it a watch... And my god its good! I literally watched the first two seasons in about a week and am sooo gutted that Netflix doesn't have Coven yet. Hurry up Netflix!

 8. TheSacconeJolys
For my Youtube favourite, I have been loving the Saccone Joly's daily vlogs. Their family is just so cute and perfect and their vlogs are always entertaining even if they are all just sitting at home. I always look forward to watching them!
Thanks for reading my August faves! Sorry if it was a bit long.. (it could have been longer, honestly!).
See you next time,


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