Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Monthly favourites: August 2010

Hey everyone, I hope you're Monday Bank Holiday was a good one.  The sun came out eventually this long weekend, whoop whoop! Guess what.... we have no more bank holidays left now, until Christmas.  Sad thought!

Rightyo so this is my very first monthly favourites post my little blogger friends.  Hope you enjoy this, because I've been loving these this month...

List of the products are:

1  - Herbal Essence Beautiful Ends
When it comes to hair products I usually rotate them every couple of weeks, as to me it seems my hair gets ‘bored’ of them quite easily. This product I’ve been using since about April, and now I don’t know where I’d be without it. Obviously you don’t get rid of 100% of your split ends, you do need regular hair trims for that. But on a whole this has given my hair a vast improvement.  Before I used to see lots of split ends, that made my hair look tatty.  Now I feel like I can go longer with out hair cuts.  Just one small grape sized drop, rub between your fingers and apply to damp hair at the ends and then style as usual.  You will see an improvement, I promise!

2 - MAC Paint Pot in Painterly
This is my second pot of this, I use this everyday without fail to prime my eye lids before I apply shadow.  it's my MUST HAVE ...HOLY GRAIL eye shadow base, so I cannot live with out.  I could not...I say again. I could not recommend this or any paint pot more. Obviously go for Soft Ochre if you want more of a yellowy toned base.  I much prefer this to Urban Decays and Too Faced primers.

3 - Benefit Dr Feelgood
An oily/combo girls (or boys) best friend. Always in my handbag, I take this baby everywhere with me.  I don’t think I can ever see this product running out, as you only use a little bit here and there when you’re having a shinny moment.  It can be applied alone or over makeup.  Only problem with the over makeup part, is the sponge that comes with it gets a bit grubby.  So you may want to clean it now and again.  It retails for just over £20.00 which you might think is expensive.  But when you think how long this pot will last it’s not a bad investment.

4 - MAC Lipstick in Hue
A beautiful glaze MAC lippie which I cannot get enough of.  I am really pleased with this and would definitely purchase again.  I’d have to say it’s probably knocked MAC’s Plink off the top spot, as I love it so much.  For me this is the best blend of nude and light pink, with a beautiful glaze affect.  I always feel good when I apply this...makes you just want to smile.

5 - FCUK Body Spray in Polished
A lovely refreshing body spray from FCUK. This small bottle cost £2.79 from Boots and I keep it in my handbag when I need to refresh myself.  There are products available from the FCUK range. Body butters, body washes.  I’d recommend a look...

6 - Bobbi Brown Extra Eye Cream
My morning and night dark circle and wrinkle combater!!!!  I’ve been using this for 3 weeks now, and I do see a improvement.  I was originally was given two sachets by Stephanie after my Bridal Makeup session.  I used one sachet in a week and decided to invest in the full size pot.  It’s a big investment as it’s around £30.00+, but if it works it’s worth the money I say.

7 - Top Shop Cream Blush in Neon Rose
When have I not used this?  It's my holy grail cream blush.  I've never tried anything so pigmented, long lasting and natural looking.  This is really a lovely product.  Part of the Top Shop Makeup range and at £6.00 this is a good price too.  Also has oh so cute packaging with the little spots.  I have also just bought more of Top Shops cream blushes; Flush and Butterscotch. I love using this on its own, or you can put a powder blush over the top for more staying power.

8 - By Lauren Luke Lip Gloss
I purchased Lauren’s Smokey Eye palette from ASOS and this came free with it. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that Lauren decides to sell these glosses as individuals.  Why, because I love them. They are very glossy but they aren’t sticky.  They have a yummy flavour too.  Also ASOS are selling her palette at a ridiculously cheap price...see!

9 - CHI Kerstin Mist
Not readily available in the UK, but I’d definitely recommend this if you have damaged hair which needs strengthening.  Spray and leave in this lovely smelling spray onto your damp hair and style.  This conditions and softens your hair with the added Kerstin and gives you hair extra strength.  I purchased my bottle for about $13.00 which on XE.com equals approx £8.45.  You get lots for your money as this is a 300ml bottle.  I purchased my bottle right here.

10 - Palmer's Shea Butter
You can read my thought on this here, as I have already given this a massive thumbs up!!!!

Swatches of the makeup:

Isn't Neon Rose a beauty???

So what did you love using in August??

~ Angela xoxo


  1. oh gosh i LOVE the topshop cream blushers. i wasn't so keen on the rest of the range but I use mine in Nutmeg EVERY day without fail. ah im in love :) xx

  2. Lovely favs hun!!I really must have the Mac paint pot asap!!!


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