Monday, 3 September 2012

Monthly Favourites: August

Hello there! I'm back albeit with a tan and serious Kavos depression, but here I am and it's time to get back into the swing of blogging. To kick it off, I have my August favourites, which aren't really from all of August but the ones I chose when I was away and for a week solid, so this is a special holiday edition favourites!
Garnier Holiday Skin moisturiser: £5.29, Neutrogena Oil Free Moisturiser: £4.60, Breo watch: £10.00, Essie Tarte Deco: £7.99, Mac blusher in Style: £17.50

001. Well the first is a bit of an obvious for me, I'm a big tan lover as soon as I hit the sun and during the first few days of my holiday when I was ghost, I applied this for a boost and it gave me a gorgeous golden tan. I'm currently using it now I'm home as well to maintain my tan. It'a really moisturising and has a lovely smell as well and you don't wake up in the morning smelling like a wotsit.

002. I have separate post about this moisturiser but before my holiday, I had such problem skin and whatever I put on my skin wasn't helping so I reverted back to two trusty products that always help balance my skin out. This leaves my skin nicely moisturised without being heavy and has a cooling sensation after application which I like. I won't ramble too much because there's a post to come!

003. Not a beauty favourite but I couldn't of lived without this watch while away. The Breo watches are waterproof and I wore this all throughout my holiday, it went in the shower, in the pool (2.8 metres too) and even washing up and still survived. It did have a bit of a mental episode where I thought it was broken but it came back to life. Plus side, I picked it up in my local Home Bargains last year for £3.99 when they usually retail for over £10!

004. Everyone who's a beauty lover has heard of Essie Tarte Deco doing the rounds on beauty blogs. I bought mine from a larger Boots away from home and I'm so glad I did, this is my first Essie polish but I will be investing in more. The colour looks like a coral in the bottle but turns into a bright creamy orange on the nail. I literally painted my nails with this the day before I was away and it lasted at least 5 days before it started to chip - amazing! And it's a perfect colour to wear with a tan.

005. There's a story behind this product to why I have it. Me and my friend ventured to Leeds to do some holiday shopping and after searching high and low and coming out with nothing, I ventured into Harvey Nichols to find happiness and relief my frustration. Of course I did and ended up with 3 items from MAC and my holiday clothes budget signifcantly smaller. I picked up this blush in Style which is a frost blush. It's a coral/peach blush with golden in it and found that this on my cheeks with some bronzer gave me a healthy glow. Thankfully, I did find clothes in the end.

I already have September favourites lined up and I can't wait to share them with you. What are your August favourites?
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  1. I also use that moisturiser, it's great! :D
    I'm now following you. It would be really nice if you wanted to follow me back :)x

    http://fashionandbeautybyhelena.blogspot.com/

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  2. have seen Tart Deco on lots of blogs (you all have very good taste!!) :) and I've just added it to my wishlist! It looks lovely x

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  3. Tart Deco is such a gorgeous colour. And I'm forever looking for a decent-looking waterproof watch (that isn't completely extortionate). Thanks for the heads-up!

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  4. love the essie polish!

    you have such a lovely blog too!

    from helen at www.thelovecatsinc.com // @thelovecatsinc

    ps. enter into my brand new giveaway to win a MAC lipstick and 5 models own nail polishes! :)

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  5. I've ordered Tart Deco a week ago, can't wait for it to arrive. :) Style looks pretty but I already have Springsheen and they seem quite similar.

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