♡ August Favorites

September 06, 2013

Yet another month has been and gone but not without a few beauty discoveries along the way. I'm actually on holiday in Majorca at the moment but I couldn't resist sharing a few of the products I've fallen in love with recently.

1. Dove Damage Solutions Intensive Repair Express Treatment Conditioner
This has been a favorite of mine for quite a while but as I've been swimming a lot more recently I have been relying on this to keep my hair nourished after subjecting it chlorine 3 times a week! Full review here.

2. Rimmel Salon Pro Nail Polish in New Romantic
I have a full review about the amazing formula of these polishes here, but this pale pink shade is by far my favorite. It's such a pretty and feminine colour that goes with everything - i'm obsessed!

3. La Roche-Posay Effaclar Mat Moisturizer
As there has been quite a few hot days in August I've been using this instead of my usual moisturizer. The matte finish is the perfect base for makeup and as it is sebo-regulating, I've found that it helps to reduce shine throughout the day. As I don't have particularly oily skin, I was slightly worried it wouldn't be moisturizing enough on dry patches though this wasn't a problem at all as despite being matte I've found it rich enough to hydrate my skin. As a French brand, unfortunately it's not widely available in the UK, though I have found it online at Escentual and it is currently on sale for £11.90 (normally £14). 

4. Mac Naked Lunch Eye Shadow
This is a very old favorite of mine  (it's actually my second pot), though I've recently dusted it off and fallen back in love. It's a gorgeous shimmery champagne shade that reminds me a lot of All That Glitters by Mac, though with less of an amber hue. I've been dusting this all over the lid daily for just a hint of colour and shimmer. 

5. Kiehl's Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Body Polish
I've been using this throughout August to ensure my skin is in tip-top condition for holiday. This is by far my favorite scrub - it's quite moisturizing and not too abrasive, yet leaves you with glowing and healthy skin. It also smells amazing!

6. EOS Lip Balm in Strawberry Sorbet
On a recent trip to London I couldn't resist picking up an EOS lipbalm from Beauty Mart - obviously I chose the pink one! I wasn't sure whether it would live up to all the hype but i'm pretty impressed. The consistency is quite smooth and moisturizing and doesn't tend to dry out my lips either. It might not be the best lip balm in the world, and it by no means surpasses by beloved Nuxe Reve De Miel lip balm, but it's a pretty decent one all the same.

What have you been loving recently?

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  1. I love MAC Naked Lunch! I also have the same EOS lip balm but mine appears to be hot pink and yours is light pink! I wonder why. Lovely favorites!

    Mia ♡ Une Jolie Vie

  2. Naked Lunch is such a fantastic easy day shadow to wear, I love it.

    Hope you're having a great holiday.



  3. MAC's naked lunch eyeshadow is my favorite MAC eyeshadow ever :D i use it almost every day!
    xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.com)

  4. Great favourites! I need to get my hands on Naked Lunch :) it's gorgeous!

    Sarah | More Than Adored

  5. Naked Lunch has been on my list for so long, and I also haven't tried a EOS lip balm yet, I really should

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

  6. Mm, the Kiehls body polish sounds really nice!

  7. You're inspired me to start wearing New Romantic more! I completely forgot I had it until I read this post, it truly is a lovely polish!


  8. I will look for the Rimmel Salon Pro Nail Polish, this color is lovely!
    I also own "Naked Lunch", it's such a great color. Only yesterdayI combined it with "All That Glitters" in my make up look :P

    1. Oh, and I just had to order from Ebay a package of 5 EOS lip balms because you really made me want to try it ^^

  9. I bought the same nail polish some time ago but still haven't used it, so I'm very happy you like it! And I really want to try the Effaclar Matt xx

    Justine | BRIGHTON DREAM

  10. I really want an EOS lip balm, just can't find one anywhere :(

    Love your blog, now following :)

    Amelia x

  11. Love the sound of the La Roche matte moisturiser - I have quite oily skin so I'll have to look into it!


  12. I've been loving Naked Lunch too- it's such a gorgeous colour! I have been looking for an EOS lipbalm, they sound great Xx

    Olivia - cravemorebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

  13. I use the dove hair theraphy too. works wonders :) x

  14. What gorgeous treats! I've been dying to try the EOS balm. I just need to get my hands on it.

    Lindsey. x

  15. Lovely blog!! Im in love with the bonjour colour boost in Fuschia Libre at the moment! :)
    Following!! x


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  17. i'm in love whit this eos lipbalm!!!
    i just tried it once from my friend from canada!

    what's the name of the story where u bought it?
    I NEED IT haha :D


  18. After using the Baby Lips, I really need a lip balm that moisturises and doesn't dry my lips out, might get the EOS Lip Balm! :) xx


  19. Your blog photos are lovely :)! I have the Effaclar Mat moisturiser and I find that it's also a lovely base for makeup x

    Abbie | Dainty Little Dreams

  20. The LRP Effaclar MAT sounds amazing, it's on my wishlist xx

    Martyna | NEON MIZZLE

  21. Perfect picks dear ! I'm a big fan of EOS lip balm

  22. Oh I feel the same way about the eos lipbalms. I have honeysuckle and it's so yummie ;)


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