August 2016 Favourites

Hi Lovelies,

So as another month comes to an end, it’s a great time to reflect back on all the items that I was loving during the month of August.  This month there were so many items that caught my eye, in particular from Charlotte Tilbury (check out my haul post here).  Therefore it was rather tough to narrow it down however here are my top 5 items.

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Lush Love Lettuce Fresh Face Mask – £6.95

I absolutely love Lush fresh face masks! The cooling sensation when applied to the skin is so relaxing and reminds me of being pampered in a spa.  I finally decided to veer away from my go to mask, Cosmetic Warrior, and opted for the Love Lettuce mask.  This mask is dark green due to the main ingredient agar seaweed gel.  It also contains honey, almond oil and to exfoliate almond shells.  The mask is fragranced with lavender so all in all has a calming effect on the skin and mind, and helps to balance the skin’s sebum production.  This mask is ideal for oily skin and those who have the odd breakout.  Leave the mask on for 10-15 mins, then wash off with warm water.  The almond shells will leave your skin feeling incredibly clean and glowing.

Did you know that if you take back 5 empty (and clean!!) fresh face mask pots that you will receive your 6th mask for free? Great deal (: This mask was therefore free, bonus!

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Charlotte Tilbury Air Brush Flawless Finish Powder – £33

I’m not sure why but recently my skin has felt rather oily, to the extent that some days I could basically wipe off my make up with my finger.  When I discovered this powder I had high expectations and I certainly was not disappointed.  It is a super luxe micro fine pressed powder that has soft focus nano particles that blur away lines, pores and imperfections.  The formula is breathable and will create a cashmere veil on top of your skin for a bright, illuminated, airbrushed finish. The packaging of course rose gold and completely gorgeous!

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St Tropez Gradual Tan Tinted Lotion – £15

I picked this item up in a spur of the moment impulse buy.  I was looking for a gradual tanner, similar to the moisturisers with a hint of tan.  This is slightly different however it’s not like a typical tanning mouse or lotion.  This is a lightweight lotion which will instantly deliver a hint of bronze with a streak free finish.  Slowly the colour intensifies throughout the day leaving the skin with a healthy looking glow.  It dries in quickly so is perfect for those of us who prefer on the go tanning, rather than having to apply and wash off after a few hours.  This item is suitable for all skin tones, including us pasty skin girls!  It’s a non sticky formula and doesn’t have a biscuitey smell.  Instead it has a mood boosting fragrance and the formula will blur the appearance of imperfections.  Big tip, be sure to apply this with gloves.  I applied without and although I washed my hands after, inbetween my fingers must not have rubbed off so I have some odd brown patches. Epic fail!  I applied to my legs and feet and there was no streaking or orangey parts around my ankles and knees.  Love this product!

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MAC Oval 6 Brush – £34.50

Hands down, this is possibly THE best makeup brush ever!  This brush is ideal for blending foundation however can also be used to contour using powder.  I use mine to apply liquid foundation.  Application is effortless and leaves you with a flawless airbrushed finish.  The handle provides you with enough grip to control the brush on all aspects of the face, in particular applying foundation around and on your nose.  The bristles are synthetic and are so soft they feel like felt.  I found that it’s best to wash this brush every 1-2 weeks to enable you to achieve a flawless finish.  Too much build up of product will not allow the brush to work it’s magic.  The brush is rather pricey however it’s an investment that will last for ages and not disappoint.

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Fleur De Force The Luxe Life – £18.99

Fleur is one of my favourite YouTubers and bloggers so when she announced that she was releasing her second book, The Luxe Life, I was incredibly excited.  Unfortunately I wasn’t able to attend her book tour however I did manage to pre order one of her signed copies. Yep, signed by Fleur herself!! This makes me insanely happy (:

First of all, this book is effortless chic like Fleur herself.  The rose gold detailing makes this book stand out from the rest.  The book will provide you with a combination of lifestyle tips, DIY ideas, recipes taking you from brunch to dinner and of course packed with fashion and beauty advice.  This is classed as a bible for girls who want to make The Luxe Life a reality regardless of budget and time constraints.  It’s a great read and very inspiring.

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I love reading and watching vlogs on monthly favourites as there is ALWAYS something that catches your eye.  Therefore if there were any items that you were loving this month and would recommend, please leave a comment in the box below.  Likewise if you have tried out any of my features items, I would love to hear your opinions.  I hope you enjoyed reading this post!

Have a great week!

Until next time….

Hayley xx

 

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