August Favourites

First of all can I just say where has the month disappeared to? I know everyone says it but for me August has truly gone by in a flash and I can't believe it's September in a few days. However I am excited about the month ahead and autumn in general so I can't really complain. August was a month of re-discovering products in my stash, so there's no new products I'm afraid. I personally enjoy getting to use a product I obviously loved using a few months back, but somehow ended up forgetting all about it for a while (it's gotta be a beauty addict problem). So much makeup and not enough time I say!

MAC, Bobbi Brown, Revlon, L'oreal, Urban Decay

First up is the Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation (in Natural) which I bought last February and enjoyed using for a good while. The only problem I had with it at the time was that I found it to be just a tad too dark for my pale winter skin. Now that I've got a bit of a summer glow, it suits my complexion perfectly and I've been getting great use out of it lately. Like with most foundations on me the staying power around my t-zone area is not great, but it feels super light on the skin so I guess I have to compensate somehow.

Next up is the brush I've been using to apply the foundation, again an old favourite that has got no love in a long time! I'm talking about the Urban Decay Good Karma Optical Illusion Blurring Brush which I've had for almost 2 years. It was one of my first high end makeup brushes and I used it all the time at the beginning. However over time my brush collection expanded more & more, and I somehow forgot all about it. Let's just say I'm really happy to have started using this once again, as it applies foundation flawlessly. This buffing brush is so soft and the bristles are tightly packed together.

Another Urban Decay favourite is the Naked Flushed Palette, which I seemed to have completely overlooked in the last few months. Once again I'm glad to have re-discovered this beaut. This is the original palette that came out (I know that since then they have released more shades) and it has a bronzer, highlighter and blusher. These shades may not be the best out there, but for a palette I think it's pretty good that I get along with all three. This is also great if you're in a rush doing your makeup, as there's no messing around; it's all packed in there. Most importantly it is great for travelling as it can minimise that massive makeup bag a whole lot.

I've then got a lip product in here, a Revlon Colorburst Lip Gloss (in Peony) to be precise, which is very unusual for me as I am definitely not a lip gloss kind of gal. I can't seem to find this online so it must have been discontinued. Somehow this has ended up on my face quite a few times this month. What I love about it, is that it doesn't have that sweet stickily feeling, which you get with a lot of glosses. I also love the shade as it's very natural with a hint of pink and tiny gold particles, making it a very daytime wearable product. 

Next up is the L'oreal Superliner Ultra Precision which I love, love, love and I've missed using. During the hot summer months the last thing I bothered with was eyeliner as I kept makeup to a bare minimum (most of the times completely bare). Now that it's gotten a bit chillier and we're not dealing with constant humidity, I thought I would get back into the habit of wearing eyeliner and this has got to be one of my favourites. It's so easy to apply, it doesn't dry up midway and the finished result is a gorgeous black, precise line.

Last beauty favourite is the MAC Fix+, which I've had for quite a while now and as you can see I've only managed to use up a quarter of it. I love spritzing this onto the face at the very end of my makeup application, since it's great for minimising that powdery look if you've managed to over apply the powder (I can be guilty of this on many occasions). Lately I've also loved experimenting this along with eyeshadows, as it intensifies the colour. It's also great for creating eyeliner out of dark eyeshadows which I recently discovered in one of my posts here. I would suggest you buy the travel size though as it lasts a long time and I dunno if I'll ever get through the bottle.

American Horror Story
*Image taken from Pinterest.

Last favourite of the month is not a beauty product but a TV show, The American Horror Story, which I've been watching from season one with my partner almost every night. I obviously don't get the change to watch it during the day with my toddler around, so it always ends up being a night time watch and I am always terrified of getting out of bed even just to go and get a drink or something. But I'm hooked regardless of how scared I get watching it and I'm already on season 3. I highly recommend the show if you're not already watching it.

What are your August favourites? Please comment below as I'd love to hear what everyone's been loving this month.

54 comments:

  1. Great favourites post :) Love the look of the MAC Fix+. I dont use any sort of setting spray at the moment but i do read lots of posts about them. I can also overdo the powder so this does sound like a goody :) x

    Brenda | www.brendabusybee.blogspot.com

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    1. If you haven't tried any setting powders yet I also recommend the Urban Decay All Nighter. it's probably better at setting your makeup for the whole day. If you pick up the travel version it shouldn't be too expensive :) x

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  2. My favourite foundation in Nars Sheer Glow but I am in love with my Bobbi Brown products to conceal dark circles. This foundation sounds nice! The Naked Flush palette is on my wish list, it seems so convenient for travelling! MAC Fix+ is in my beauty faves as you have seen! Love it! I also use it to make my eyeshadows more intense. Xx, Alexandra
    Glam O’Clock | Beauty Blog

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    1. I know I am definitely going to try your trick with the makeup sponge next time I apply my makeup! Never tried anything from NARS but have been wanting to for so long. Every time I popped over to their counter (in Dublin) they were super busy and I always ended up being ignored x

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  3. Good review, I love the look of the Naked palette - seen some good reviews of it!!!

    LondonBeautyxx

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    1. It's a good one. You should have a swatch of it in the shop yourself :) x

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  4. I love Fix+ and I am almost out! 100% need to get some more soon! I love AHS too, need to finish season 2, I am dying to watch 3!

    Sian | Siân Marie Beauty
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    1. I dunno if I'll ever run out haha! It's so good it's probably one of my faves out of the three so far x

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  5. Great post, ive either tried everything here or have it in my collection apart from the brush which you have made me put in my wish list! I love American Horror Story, cannot wait for season 4 which is supposed to be based in a circus :) xx

    animpatientscottishgirl.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Haha sorry for being an enabler :) it's a good buffing brush I have to say! I've only started season 3 recently so I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of the episodes to find out what happens x

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  6. Urgh, you've go me dieing to buy all these products, if only I had unlimited funds! I HAVE to try the Mac Fix +! I've been looking for a fixing spray that actually works, as with most it just feels like I'm spraying water on my face!

    Elesaurus | elesaurusrawr.blogspot.com
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    1. I think the same when I keep seeing numerous new amazing products on the market :)! Which is why I decided to have a dig at my stash! I also recommend the Urban Decay All Nighter Spray, which is not too expensive if you buy the travel version :) x

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  7. Bobbi Brown foundation always has such a lovely finish!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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    1. It's definitely a natural finish and doesn't feel like you're actually wearing foundation at all x

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  8. I completely agree with you about August truly flying by!
    Gorgeous picks here, I love Revlon's lip products but am still yet to try their lipglosses!

    Style Sunrise☀

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    1. It was probably the fastest month of the summer. The lipgloss is not one I see being reviewed often x

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  9. I really want to get a MAC Fix+ to play around with eyeshadows! I had never thought about using it to intensify the colors until a friend told me that tip, sounds like a fun thing! :)

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    1. Ye it's amazing the difference it makes to the eyeshadows and the application. You should get the travel size version to test out :) x

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  10. Really want to try the Superliner it sounds amazing!

    Having a little give away on my blog if you want to enter www.milliecbeauty.blogspot.com

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    1. I definitely recommend it, it's really good! Thanks I'll have a look x

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  11. Great favourites, I really want the UD Flushed palette! It's a shame that Revlon shade is discontinued as well because it looks so pretty! I want to buy basically everything you've put on here haha, oops!

    I was a big fan of American Horror Story but Coven kind of disappointed me, I just don't find it as interesting as the other two :( Hopefully the next series will bring me back again!

    Alexandra ♡
    efflorescentdream.co.uk

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    1. Haha sorry for being an enabler here! I think the new UD Flushed palettes are supposed to be even better than the original so you should check it out! I have to say I quite like the 3rd season as I find witchery interesting. It's not as good as the first season though and for me season 2 was the disappointing one (too much goriness) x

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  12. Ohh, this post has completely reminded me how much I wanted the Urban Decay Flushed palette - I'm definitely going to have to pick one up on payday!

    I loved AHS seasons 1 and 3, but I gave up on season 2 about halfway through - couldn't get into the 'aliens' vibe :/ haha.
    P.S. You have a new follower - your blog is so gorgeous! xx

    francesca | on-thebias | fashion, beauty, lifestyle

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    1. I think the newer shades they have brought out are supposed to be even better so you should definitely have a look for yourself! Yes season 2 is my least favourite, it wasn't even the alien bit, just too much goriness! Thank you so much :) x

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  13. I really want to get the Naked Flushed! I love your photography

    Salt and Chic // UK Fashion Blog

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    1. Thank you so much, it's definitely a learning curve for me when it comes to photography! x

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  14. I also love American Horror Story...amazing show! I've just got into Mad Men too, definitely recommend it...amazing for vintage fashion! I love the look of the Mac Fix; I didn't know it existed so thanks for sharing :) Danielle x

    frontière girl

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    1. There's a few other shows I want to get into but there's so little time to watch anything when you've got a toddler. Ah it's a great little versatile product, you should check it out :) x

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  15. I love American Horror Story <3 I never knew Bobbi Brown had a foundation line *-* It seems amazing~

    She Will Be

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    1. Oh it has loads of foundations, one for every type of skin I think and the range of shades available is great! x

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  16. Hey :)
    Found your blog on BBloggerschat & i've just been having a red of your posts & i love them! Im just finishing the end of american horror story season 1 and cant wait to continue into the next season!

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    1. Hey thanks for checking my blog out :) Season 1 is still my favourite so far! x

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  17. The Bobbi Brown foundation gets nowhere near enough hype! I love it for daytime
    I binge watched all the series of AHS earlier this summer: love it!

    magpiejasmine.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes it actually doesn't now that you've mentioned it and it's a great foundation! I have very limited time to watch shows between work, looking after my daughter and blogging haha so it's taking me a while to get through the episodes x

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  18. That brush has just been added to my wish-list! xx

    Jenna Want

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    1. It's a great buffing brush and it's not crazy expensive like some other high end brands x

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  19. I almost bought the Bobbi brown skin foundation! I must get it soon! And I've been debating to get the urban decay brush too! Looks amazing xx

    https://www.bloglovin.com/blog/11796071

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    1. It's a good foundation but you should get a sample of it first because it's expensive and I always recommend trying it out before buying when it comes to foundation x

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  20. Love Revlon glosses. The Flushed palette sounds good too, can't decide if I want the Basics one more!

    Sheri | Behind The Frames

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    1. I'm glad someone else likes the glosses because I never see them anywhere. I like the original but of course I'd love to own the other shades also lol! x

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  21. i really want to try the naked flushed palette, would be so compact for on the go x

    whatbeckyloves.com

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    1. Definitely perfect for travelling :)! And more shades to choose from at the moment so have a look and see for yourself x

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  22. I love this post, I need to buy that naked palette as it's the perfect size to carry around! x
    http://the-finestthings.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! Yes it's very travel friendly :) x

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  23. Oooh all these products/colours look gorgeous!

    Layla xx

    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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    1. Maybe try it out in the travel size version first! I reckon it will still last you ages! x

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  25. Great post! I have been wanting to try Bobbi Brown foundation. I might just have to splurge and grab it up! I know, the month has gone by fast, it seems like August just started.

    -Courtney from Barefoot in Blue Jeans
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    1. Ask for a sample first, they usually give you enough for a few days worth so you can really test it out before buying to see if it suits your skin! Went by way too fast x

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  26. I'd love to have that UD palette. Paired with the naked basics, a mascara and a foundation you have your travel makeup sorted.

    Feathers and Brushes | Swiss | Beauty & Lifestyle

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    1. Exactly considering I also own the naked basics! But I'm an over packer and I always end up bringing more haha x

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  27. I'm so intrigued by that blush, I always think it's so soft! But since I really don't like using brushes for foundation (with a few exceptions, but still) I can't justify buying it... But it truly seems great! ;) xx

    Gyudy’s Notes Of Beauty

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    1. I think the RT Buffing a brush is quite similar and it's a little bit cheaper, but if your not into brushes then you probably won't get a whole lot of use for the price x

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