Wednesday, 31 August 2016

AUGUST BEAUTY FAVOURITES + GIVEAWAY


As August draws it's curtains and we head into September I thought I'd share a few of the beauty products I've been obsessing over this month. Before I do, can we take a moment to appreciate the fact that Starbucks have brought pumpkin spice lattes back a little earlier this year? I can't wait to move back to university and get my daily fix. That's how depressing my hometown is, they don't even have a Starbucks.. they recently built a Costa, but that's like swapping pizza for a salad as far as I'm concerned. Queue rather lengthly post.. I'll forgive you just this once if you fancy skipping to the end.

Lips
So the first products I'm gonna babble on about are my favourite lip products because there's two and it makes sense to do so, so here goes. Since winning the giveaway from the gorgeous kate over at kateidoscope I've fallen in love with Charlotte Tilbury's Coachella Coral from the kissing collection. It's the perfect sunny salmon colour and has been my favourite go-to lipstick for everyday wear. Although I do think Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks are way too expensive, it's worth it when you wear the lipstick as much as I have been.

On the complete other side of the price spectrum, my second lip product I've been loving this month is the Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Lipstick in Perfect Day. The relaunch of these staple lipsticks featured some shades with a satin finish and my lips have never looked better. Honestly, I love this lipstick and I plan to buy more, the finish is lovely and it leaves my lips super smooth and for six pounds I'm impressed.

Fragrance
If any of you have followed my posts for some time you'll probably notice that I'm a little bit of a stinge. Don't get me wrong, I can go completely Regina George and buy everything in sight, but since student life has hit me like a tonne of bricks, I really begrudge buying expensive products. I'm a firm believer in the "I need a new perfume so I'll ask for my birthday" that every girl seems to be part of,  but since my birthday is in December it's a long wait and I'd eyed up this perfume for so long. If you can't already tell by the pretty packaging this is the Viktor & Rolf Bon Bon. The smell is like a beautiful caramel haven and I know I'm going to run out so quickly because it's one of those fragrances you can't help but keep spraying because it's so damn good. Go treat your nose and have a spray, you'll see what I mean.

Primer
I admit that I get easily influenced on the Blogosphere, I read a few beauty posts and I have a wishlist as long as my arm. The Laura Mercier Radiance Primer was a primer I kept seeing nothing but good reviews about so I decided to have a little try for myself. The radiance version has a pearl tint which really makes a difference to my makeup as it leaves a nice glow effect on my skin that comes through to my foundation. I've been using it religiously since I got it, however.. I feel like I've been breaking out a lot lately so I've just cut this primer out to see if this is the culprit, I shall keep you updated.

Highlight
Who'd of guessed? this primer has been my favourite ever since I bought it in June. It's the Becca Highlighter in Opal. I won't go into too much detail because there's a review on my blog you can check here. But considering this is the mini version and I've used it almost every makeup day it's lasted so long, I can't fault this product! 

Eyes
When I visited Sephora in Barcelona I fell in love with this Urban Decay Eyeshadow. This is the shade cosmic, I wear it pretty much everyday because I'm glitter af and I love a sparkly eye, I've been applying this over the top of my Maybelline Colour Tattoo Eyeshadow. This rose gold shade with the cosmic eyeshadow over the top creates a gorgeous everyday iridescent pink. I wish I'd realised the Moondust palette was out though otherwise I wouldn't of paid for it separately. Lastly, my go to mascara this month has been the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, I get it's not for everyone, but I love a full, thick lash and this does exactly that. They also do a travel size which this one is and I love that they do that because I hate paying full price for products I don't get on with, but this mascara is a godsend. Expect a review soon because it's worth shouting about.

Since I've been loving the Too Faced eye range lately, I thought what better way to celebrate my blogging milestone with my first ever giveaway. I'm going to be giving the 5 Star Favourites Set away to my lovely followers as a huge thank you to the big 700! I appreciate every single follower and knowing that I've only been blogging a little while it makes me so happy.



Thanks and good luck to you! x

50 comments :

  1. That Becca highlighter looks so BEAUTIFUL!!! x

    Ariadna || RAWR BOWS

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  2. i have yet to get my hands on a charlotte tilbury lipstick but there are so many colours. i just can't decide which one i want.


    loovelle.blogspot.com

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  3. Thanks for commenting on my blog! Nice to discover yours :) I've been dying to try a Becca highlighter all summer but they're so expensive!!

    Kate xo // www.beautybabbles.com

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  4. Gosh that's such a lovely prize - fingers crossed x x x

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  5. I love that Laura Mercier primer! The hydrating one is good to and a go-to of mine when my skin gets dry in the winter.

    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

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  6. Lovely favourites! Opal is my all time favourite highlighter! :)

    Nicole | In The Life of NM

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  7. Better Than Sex mascara is my absolute favorite. I love that the formula is dry, therefore able to layer. Great post, Jennifer! x


    https://guiliannamarie.blogspot.com

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  8. The colour tattoos are so great and I definitely agree and say that that shade is so nice for everyday :)
    Kathy x
    www.alongcamekathy.blogspot.co.nz

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  9. Love your giveaways! joined hope I win :D Can you please follow back on Instagram

    Capturing Life Memoirs | aimeebustillo.com

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  10. Ooo this giveaway looks fab! Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog by the way <3 x
    Morgan | www.justmorgs.com

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  11. I love the bon bon perfume too, its such a beautiful scent!

    http://claresloves.blogspot.com/

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  12. Wow these look so amazing! I'd kill to win these picks :-)

    Hugs,
    Hannie from Missing Wanderer

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  13. The becca highlighters are life!

    www.themakeupaficionado.com

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  14. That Charlotte Tilbury lipstick looks stunning!

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  15. The Laura Mercier primer sounds amazing, though it's a shame if that is what's been affecting your skin! I find with new foundations sometimes it takes my skin a few weeks to get used to them so maybe it'll be worth persevering with :)

    Claire | Vanity Claire xx

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  16. I have the same Maybelline Colour Tattoo! It's gorgeous. Also, this is such a good giveaway! :) x

    ♡ itsjessiejane ♡

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  17. This is such an amazing giveaway! I love the look of Toofaced products but have never tried anything from them!

    www.ohsobecky.com

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  18. Great post!! :))
    xoxo Antonela

    librodibellezza.blogspot.hr

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  19. Well done you for reaching 700 followers! I recently made my first purchase from Becca, I got the Jaclyn Hill combo in Flowerchild and Champagne Pop. I bet Opal is gorgeous! Thanks for the giveaway! :) xx

    sheergloss

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  20. thank you so much

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  21. Love Better Than Sex mascara! It's one of my favorites.

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

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  22. The S&G lipstick is overly gorgeous, I've been loving warm neutrals lately and it seems to be so perfect in that category, I also think the Becca highlighters are perfect! They all look so beautiful on the skin, and I really love the UFO vibe they have to them, haha c: Great favorites, and thank you for the giveaway, good luck, everyone <3

    Cy | Dulce de Mango

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  23. Love your blog. Great design, looks very classy and uncluttered. Thanks for such a lovely giveaway :)

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  24. I love the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara , fab giveaway

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  25. I love reading a good old August Faves, I was going to comment regardless of the amazing giveaway so that's a bonus haha. Great job, Mines going up tomorrow! xx

    www.lexilife95.com

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  26. The lipsticks looking amazing! Xx
    http://louiselovesbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  27. The Becca highlighter is the stuff of dreams! Loved this post!
    Chloe x http://chloepaz.blogspot.co.uk/

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  28. a charlotte tilbury lipstick has been on my wishlist for so long!

    www.sonias-style.blogspot.co.uk

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  29. Opal is sooo stunning! I love the shade although I don't own it, but I have swatched it and its beautiful ^_^ Plus the fact that the mini size lasts so long shows how awesome value for money becca products are in general - so great!

    Iqra | The Blushing Giraffe x

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  30. Great post.

    http://thebeautyhighlights.blogspot.com/

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  31. Great august favourites post! I really want to get my hands on the Becca highlighter its just so gorgeous! I've also recently bought the Maybelline colour tattoo in the same shade which I'm super excited to try! xo

    Hanney | www.blogabouthanney.blogspot.co.uk

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  32. I love the colour tattoos, if you haven't tried permanent taupe then I highly recommend it!

    Alicia x
    www.aestheticobsessed.co.uk

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  33. I love the Becca highlighter's but I've found that Opal is too dark for me. Moonstone, however, is my favorite of all time! Congrats on 700 x

    www.beautyfromkatie.blogspot.com

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  34. I just got a charlotte tilbury lipstick for my birthday and i was SO excited! It's the new MAC for me, plus cruelty-free :) Too faced is also my go-to now for eye products xxx

    Bumble and Be

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  35. Opal is one my favourite highlighters too. I really need to the LM radiance primer, it sounds amazing xx

    LPage Beauty

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  36. I love the cream and liquid versions of Becca's Opal - I need to finally get the powder! The Maybelline Colour Tattoos are some of my favourites too :)

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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  37. I recently finally tried the Maybelline color tattoo eye shadows and oh my goodness they are amazing!! I really like them as well as Urban Decay eye shadows too. I've been wanting to try out the Becca highlighter.
    Just entered the giveaway! :)

    ~Andrea Tiffany~
    aglimpseofglam.blogspot.com

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  38. Thank you for the chance to win. This is a beautiful blog.

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  39. I agree CT lipsticks are so expensive but I really want to try one!

    Abigail Alice x

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  40. I recently bought a colour tattoo in taupe and I've been wearing it a lot. It's so creamy and quick to apply!

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes

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  41. I love that primer, I haven't tried any too faced products so I've got my fingers crossed!

    Lauren x | http://www.huggled.co.uk/

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  42. I haven't actually tried anything from Too Faced, their products look amazing!

    http://laurenslittleblogs.blogspot.co.uk/

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