Monday, 9 September 2013

August Favourites


I can't quite believe that I'm writing this post, I'm just in total shock that September is here already and I feel as though each passing day is a step into Autumn. When I woke up on Friday morning and it was still dark, I was like 'Oh My, summer is leaving us...boo'. It only felt like I was writing my July Faves the other day and now here I am sat wrapped up in my pajamas and slipper socks and writing about what I loved though the month of August. So without rambling on, here has whats made it onto my monthly favourites...

Batiste Dry Shampoo XXL Volume
When it comes to dry shampoo, Batiste is always a winner for me! When it comes to choosing which one, you'll more than likely find me opting for their tropical scented shampoo, as the smell just whisks me away to a tropical paradise! However on a bit of a whim I decided to pick up the XXl Volume one as my hair felt like it could do with a bit of a volume boost. I wasn't expecting too much of a difference or change with this one compared to the other Batiste Dry Shampoos, but I have to say I was pleasantly surprised and impressed. The XXl version of this dry shampoo really does help to give your locks that extra bit of volume and boost that second day hair sometimes needs. I would definitely recommend picking this one up if you find that your hair looses it's volume pretty quickly. The scent of this dry shampoo is pretty light and refreshing too.

Rimmel Sun Shimmer Instant Tan
I am a little bit in love with this instant self tanner from Rimmel, I think its a fabulous product if your wanting a quick and easy tan. There have been quite a few times this month when I've needed that extra bit of glow last minute and to get that instant summer shine I've been using this product. I wont go into too much detail as I did a full review of this tanner the other day in my latest 'Bronze Me Beautiful' post.

LullaBellz Layla Rose Floral Crown & Hair Donut
As August is the ultimate summer month, I've found myself really experimenting with different hairstyles and going to for festival boho look when it comes to styling. These two hair styling items have been must when doing my hair last month and with them I was able to create some pretty adorable hairstyles. August saw me head down to Newquay for the Boardmasters surf/music festival and my blood orange floral crown from LullaBellz was my hairs no1 accessory, I absolutely love it - If you would like to see it on, you can see it featured in my review here.

I've also been wearing my hair in a messy bun throughout August as it's just such a quick and easy hairstyle and always looks great. As my hair lacks in volume and thickness a little, I'll always use a bit fat hair donuts to help create my messy bun look. I love hair donuts and really think every beauty babe who has medium to long hair needs one in their stash of hair things! If you would like to see how I create a messy boho bun using this hair donut, you can find my tutorial here.

MUA Sheer Finish Lip Gloss in Happy Days
I had to make a quick visit to Superdrug the other day and on the whim decided to pick up one of MUA's Sheer Finish Lip Glosses. I can't remember the last time that I picked up a lip gloss or even wore one on my lips - But Superdrug had a little MUA stand right by the tills, which I know are put there to purposely tempt me, and tempted me it did! Normally I'm a bit of a fuss pot when it comes to lip glosses, I don't like anything too sticky, too flavoured or too thick. This one from MUA in the shade Happy Days looked like a really pretty pink - and I'm such a sucker for pinks. As I've been wearing a lot of light baby pink lipsticks recently, I was looking for something fairly sheer but with a pink tint to pop over my favourite lippies. As you know MUA makeup is cheap as chips and for a £1.00 I wasn't expecting this to be an amazing lip gloss, but I've really enjoyed wearing this over the last few weeks. The lip gloss is a really pretty light pink and looks great over a pink lipstick for a full glossy lip. This lip gloss is a little too thick for my liking, but for some reason when I pop this on it makes my lips look a lot fuller. It's not too sticky when on and has a great sweetie scent to it.

Deborah Milano Shine Creator Lisptick Shade 8
Not only have I been loving wearing baby pinks on my lips, I always find myself drawn to hot bright fuchsia shades when it comes to lipstick. This Shine Creator Lipstick from Deborah Milano has been a go to lippie of mine during August as the colour is just so beautiful - It looks amazing on, is really pigmented and gives your lips a shiny glossy finish. I love the formula of the Shine Creator Lipsticks from Deborah Milano, think the Revlon Lip Butters but better! If you would like to read my review on this lipstick you can find it here.


So that ladies, pretty much wraps up what I've been loving last month. I would love to know what beauty items have made it on to your favourites and if any of yours match mine - Be sure to let me know in the comments below.


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  1. Absolutely love the Rimmel fake tan. It's amazing for giving you that extra hint of tan just before you head out for the night!!

    Great post!

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    1. Aw thank you, I know its a great tanner and its just so quick and easy to apply.. I love it :) xx

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  2. I'm packing my hair with hair treatments lately as I've started dyeing it again and don't want to fry it - the result is really volume-less hair and since I'm also on a hunt for a good dry shampoo to help me wash my hair as seldom as possible, this Batiste XXL sounds amazing. It's a shame they don't sell it on Asos, where I'll probably order the Blush version if I don't get my hands on this one somehow.

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    1. Aw that's such a shame that they don't have it on the Asos website. I had no idea Batiste did it until I saw it in Boots. It does do a great job at adding a little bit of volume though. Hope you can pick it up soon xx

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  3. Aw great post! I also have used rimmels tan but I stopped using it! I need to keep using it so I can review it :)

    Check out my august favourites?
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    1. Thank you, it's such a good tanner isn't it. Can't wait to read your review, be sure to let me know when you've posted it x

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  4. The batsie dry shampoo sounds e wacky like what I need! Definetly will pick that up:) live all your favourites x

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    1. Thank you, the dry shampoo is definitely a new favourite of mine along with the tropical one. It's been a nice change x

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  5. Love your flower crown and fuchsia lipstick :)

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    1. Thank you, I love the floral crown it makes me sad a little that I'll have to pop it away when summer ends xx

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  6. Your favourites are amazing!
    That lipstick is soooo pretty *-*
    Please take care, have a nice day!*

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    1. Aw thank you lovely, hope you have a lovely day also x

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  7. I've never tried MUA before but I've been hearing so much about it and now I know that I have to try it. Thanks for sharing, I love your blog. New follower xx

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    1. Thank you for following :) Aw really, you need to get your little blogger butt down to a MUA stand pronto miss lol x

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  8. nice post. your favorite are also my favorite. ;))) let's follow each other??? kissssss
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    1. Aw it's always good hearing that my favourites match someone else's x

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  9. I always ensure I have a can of Batiste stored away, such a fantastic product :)
    Amy x
    -A Little Boat Sailing-

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  10. Love the lipgloss, and I really want to try the tanner!

    Lovely blog, feel free to check out mine xo

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