Monday, 1 September 2014

August Favourites

August has been quite a good month for finding new products I like or rediscovering new ones. There's a mix of makeup, brushes and a DVD thrown in. I've recently written a post about The Perfect Base where I talked about a few of my perfect base products. I was going to include all those products in my favourites but seeing as I've already done quite a detailed review of it I just included The Body Shop's Instablur which I have worn everyday in August and I can't fault.

I discovered Revlon Lash Potion mascara when I realised I didn't have any waterproof mascaras at all and after browsing the aisles of Boots I found this one, I really like the packaging, it's simple but I love the colours, I admit I'm one of those people that the packaging can either put me off buying a product or entice me in and this mascara was the latter. I tend to wear this one over a non waterproof mascara to keep it on longer. I do find that because this is waterproof it takes quite a while to remove but it does keep my mascara on for longer without it flaking off.

A rediscovery this month has been Maybelline Brow Drama, I gave up on this one a couple of months ago because me and the brush just didn't get on, it has a large round bit at the top and then it's thinner below but after having brows that wouldn't stay in place I decided to give it a go again and fell in love, it works well on its own to keep brows natural or with another brow product.

Two brushes that I've been reaching for most days have been Real Techniques Brow Brush and Deluxe Crease Brush. As the name says the Brow Brush is used for my brows with an eyeshadow, I'm using Soap and Glory Lid Stuff in Mudhoney and then use Maybelline Brow Drama to keep them in place. I use the Deluxe Crease Brush with concealer, specifically this month has been Mac Pro Longwear Concealer, this brush is the perfect size to blend in a small amount.

 Included in a No7 set that my mum kindly gave me for my birthday was the No7 Stay Perfect Nail Colour in Duck Egg Blue. I've been wearing this colour none stop this month, I'm not usually fond of blue nail varnish but this is a perfect colour, I've been loving pastel colours this summer and it's a great addition to my rather large nail varnish collection. Another birthday present but this time to myself was a Mac lipstick in Peach Blossom, I love this colour, the texture is perfect (I now want many more Mac lipsticks) and it's my perfect nude with a subtle pink tone.

You may know that I am an eyeliner lover and I got the Eyeko felt tip liner free with a magazine a couple of months ago, this has been a firm favourite since I got it, it's so easy to use either having a thin line or by making it thicker, it also lasts for ages which is a must and doesn't smudge. I can't believe I got this free as it's an amazing eyeliner, I will repurchase this when it runs out because I reach for it everyday and it will be missed when it's gone.

My final favourite of the month has been Divergent, I read the books earlier this month and couldn't put any of them down and then the film came out soon after I'd finished the books so as soon as this was delivered through the door (yes I pre-ordered it) it was watched.

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