Month in Photos: August

Sunday, August 31, 2014
Sorry for the slightly overwhelming amount of photos, I don't usually have so many but this month had been pretty chaotic and amazing! At the beginning of the month I visited Slatterys with one of my best friends, I had almost 10 inches cut off my hair (to donate to the Little Princess Trust - post coming soon), I turned the grand old age of 22, shopping happened a lot, I bought my first designer bag and I went on a 14 night Royal Caribbean Cruise around Italy, Spain, France and Portugal with my family which was amazing! 

Firstly, you may have noticed if you follow me on Twitter (ofbeautyand) or Instagram (heathernixon4) that at the beginning of August I cut off pretty much all of my hair - before and after photos are on my social media accounts. I had almost 10 inches (approx. 24cm) cut off my hair! I am donating my hair to The Little Princess Trust again which is a UK charity that makes real hair wigs for children (free of charge) who have lost their hair due to cancer treatments. I have donated my hair once before, to check out my post, click here

Also this month while on holiday I turned the grand old age of 22! My sister had her 19th birthday the day before our holiday. I am officially old now *cries* but for the actual day of my birthday I was in the incredible city of Florence/Firenze in Italy on holiday with my family. We visited Gibraltar, Toulon, Florence, Rome, Lisbon, Cadiz and Vigo on our Royal Caribbean cruise so if you are interested to find out more about the cities, what we did and OOTD photos then stay tuned. I have a lot of blog posts coming soon about each city we visited on the cruise, what I bought and my holiday beauty favourites - the posts will be live over the next two/three weeks. For latergram holiday photos check out my instagram. 

I didn't go that crazy while on holiday in terms of souvenirs as there wasn't that much but I did pick up some products from Kiko while in Florence and in Vigo, Spain I managed to go into a Sephora store (beauty blogger paradise)! I bought some Sephora own brand products as well as something from Makeup Forever. We NEED a Sephora store in the UK! 

My main purchase while on holiday was a Michael Kors bag! I had some birthday and holiday money and on the last day on the ship I bought the Michael Kors Small Travel Tote in Aqua which is really a mix between an emerald and teal colour. I love it and even though it was $228 it was cheaper than it would be in the UK. There was an actual large Michael Kors store on the Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas ship which we stayed on! 

That was my august summary and monthly photos! Upcoming posts: Cruise Photo Diaries, August Beauty Favourites and lots of reviews! 


  1. It looks like such an amazing month Heather!! :)
    Happy Belated Birthday too!
    I go to the US in a couple of weeks time and I have my mind set on a gorgeous mini Selma Michael Kors bag as well as some of the amazing food that Johnny Rockets has to offer!

    Ellis - Ellis Tuesday

  2. Such a nice look back! It looks like your August was really fun!

  3. I really want a michael kors bag, I'm so jealous that you got one! x

    Beauty Soup || UK Beauty Blog

  4. donated hair, cannot wait for the post
    looks like a very eventful month
    Keep in touch

  5. Hi there^^,
    Your pics look awesome! And I loove your blog design so much, it´s adorable!! ♥♥
    Have a lovely day!

  6. Your photos are beautiful! I hope you had a great month, it certainly sounds like it!

    Salt and Chic // UK Fashion Blog

  7. This was the best month by far! Bet your glad I spotted that Sephora and Kiko store!

    Mon Petit Billet


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