♡ August FavoritesSeptember 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?