Sunday, 29 August 2010

August Favorites

Hey Dolls

It's official - my monthly favorites are CURSED! Every time I settle down to take photos of my favorites I drop something and it shatters, why oh why am I so clumsy!?! Anyways, here are the products I've been loving in August...

1. Bourjois Smoky Eyes Trio in Rose Vintage

As you can see my poor bourjois trio was the victim of the monthly curse (ie my clumsiness). I only bought this trio last week and have used it constantly since. The three shadows compliment one another perfectly and create a really pretty and quick dusky pink eye...

The shadows themselves are very soft though the two lighter shades aren't as pigmented as the darkest, meaning you do have to pack them on - however as I've been wearing this to work the pigmentation isn't particularly a problem.

2. 17 Wild Curls Mascara

I forgot to bring a mascara with me whilst staying at home so had to dash out and buy a new one - the thought of being mascara free makes me feel a little naked! I didn't want to spend too much money as I have a million mascaras hiding in numerous drawers in my flat - after reading about wild curls I decided to give it a go and I really like it. I'm wearing it in the above picture - on the tube it claims to add 6x more volume and while I do think it adds volume to my lashes it also lengthens really well.

The formula is quite wet but doesn't flake and is extremely long lasting. Again, the tube claims that it is the brush that creates the curl, I'm not quite sure how it does this but in the above eye pictures you can see a definite flick in my lashes. I also love the leopard print raaaaaaarrrr!

3. L'oreal Colour Riche 254 Kiss & Blush

The point of the colour riche lipsticks is that they are 'made for me' and this particular shade is made for blonde's...I have black hair ha but I love this lipstick! It's a pretty pink that adds a lovely shine to the lips. The formula feels really quite moisturising however it's scented really quite heavily and at times I can taste perfume which isn't pleasant...

As you can see it's lovely and natural but adds a nice sheen - I suppose I can put up with the taste!

4. Milani Luminous Mineral Blush

Ohhhh luminous how I love you. This blush is such a lovely light pink with a gold shimmer running through - it actually provides more of a rosy glow as opposed to an opaque colour...

Love. Love.Love. It also comes with a mirror and brush in the base...

As for the formula, the colour lasts a good length of time on the cheek and applies lovely and smooth!

5. Revlon Eyeliner Brush

I feel I may have spoken about this in a previous post but couldn't locate it so I do apologise if I'm repeating myself. I bought this liner brush ages ago and have recently realised how useful it is. I rarely use it to apply liquid liner as I prefer an angled brush however, for pressing shadow into the lash line and for filling in my brows, the brush is perfect...

Previously I had always favored using an angled brush to fill in my brows, however through some cheeky experimentation I have discovered that using this flat topped brush gives a clear and defined line. The one drawback is the handle is far too long, I have poked myself in the eye several times due to poor mirror/distance judgement ha!

After writing this post I realised that each one of these products is available for £8 and under which is always a good thing!

Have a good week my loves!

Lots of love




  1. fab august fav's hun ... that eyeshadow trio is delicious ... will defo have to get that for my jolidays!

  2. I've got that brush too but I never seem to be able to use it properly.

    And I'm just as clumsy as you, if not moreso!

  3. Gorgeous blusher!
    I wish I'd got the 17 Wild Curls mascara when it was on offer...I love the packaging! x

  4. oo u love lovely
    that blush look amazing =D love it

  5. wow, that trio looks absolutely amazing! i just love a more natural smokey eye look :X

  6. You sat on a spider and now you've broke your eye shadow, gosh your clumsy :P haha only joking!
    That blush looks soooo lovely, the glow it gives reminds me of Nars Orgasm xx

  7. Your so pretty
    new follow hope you can follow me to !!

  8. Stacey - Ohhh you should it's just such an easy (lazy) way to do your eye make up ha - have a fab holidayy!

    Rhamnousia - it lay in my drawer for quite a while as I couldn't really find anything to do with it but I really do love it for my brows/shadow liner

    LilyLipstick - Awww I know I only bought it the other day so missed the offer too :(

    Princess Feef - Aww thank you! Yep Luminous is definitely my favorite of the moment!

    Birminghamlady - Yep it's such a lovely combination of colours!

    Abbie - Shut it Bennett hahaha, yep I think I've read quite a few reviews that compare the two, I wish I hadn't sold my orgasm sometimes :(

    Curves ahead makeup - Thank you! I'll go have a peek at youro blog just now


  9. The blush looks pretty on you! I like that Bourjois trio, too...

  10. I really want that mascara!!!

  11. Cafe Bellini - Aww thank you!!

    Cait - Aww I don't mind sending you it lovely!!


  12. Such a pretty Blush. Very nice favorites list. Loved it, well done!

    I just posted my August Favorites too up on my blog: Check them out if you have time! I’d appreciate your feedback too!



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