August 2014 Favourites

It’s been ages since I have posted a Monthly Favourites post – even though they are one of my favourite types of posts to read on other blogs!

So, here are my August 2014 favourites!

L'Oreal True Match Foundation

 1. L’Oreal True Match Foundation

I was a big fan of this foundation a few years ago, but got bored of it after a while (for no apparent reason) and tried out several different foundations since then.  While I was on holiday recently and noticed that I had run out of foundation I came across this in the shop, bought it and re-discovered why I used to love this foundation so much!   The foundation offers medium coverage and blends like a dream.  It leaves a not-too-dewy but not-too-matte finish on the skin, leaving the skin looking very natural and pretty flawless.  It claims to achieve “a beautiful flawless-looking complexion.. your skin only better”, which I agree with!  I will be posting a full review soon.

Barry M Nail Paint 'Bikini'

2. Barry M Limited Edition Nail Paint in Bikini

As you may know, I am a huge Barry M Nail Paint fan!  (You can check out my Barry M Nail Paint Collection post here.)  When I came across this in Boots I could not resist the cute packaging and gorgeous summery colour (I have a thing for blue-toned nail polish!)  I recently bought a Topshop bikini which is pretty much identical to this colour, and when I turned over the bottle and realised this nail polish was called ‘Bikini’ I knew it was faith and popped it into my basket!  <3

Boots Cleansing Wipes

3. Boots Essentials Cleansing Wipes in Refreshing Cucumber

I know I probably shouldn’t include cleansing wips in my Monthly Favourites, but sometimes, after arriving home late at night, it just feels like too much to go through your whole cleansing routine, and all you really want to do is hit your pillow and go to sleep.  This tends to happen to me mostly while I’m on holiday and I have found that these particular wipes are pretty great!  They’re very mild, yet effective (by cleansing wipe standards anyway!), they smell fresh and best of all, they only cost £1.50 for 25 wipes (currently on offer for £1)!

L'Oreal False Lash Flutter

4. L’Oreal False Lash Flutter in Blue Black

I was on the hunt for a dark navy mascara this summer, just for a bit of a change from my usual black mascara.  I hadn’t previously tried any of L’Oreal’s mascaras but had heard so many great things about them.  When I came across this mascara in blue black, I could not wait to try it out!  When first applied, the mascara looks pretty much black, however the really nice thing about it is that when you’re out in the sun or the light hits your eyelashes it transforms into a lovely navy colour, and adds a little something special to your eye makeup!  I have been loving teaming this with golden eyeshadow and some black (or navy!) liquid eyeliner.  I shall be posting a full post with this eye makeup look shortly.

Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer

5. Rimmel London Wake Me Up Concealer in Ivory

 This was another re-discovery for me this month!  I loved using this concealer last summer, especially underneath my eyes, however stopped using it for no apparent reason.  This concealer is very creamy, blends nicely, offers decent coverage and has slightly brightening qualities.  While I wouldn’t use this to conceal any blemishes, I find it is perfect for concealing any dark circles underneath my eyes and it does make me look instantly more awake thanks to its brightening effect!

I hope you have enjoyed my August 2014 favourites!  

Have you been enjoying any of the same products that I have been this month?!