August Beauty + Travel Favourites

Monday, September 01, 2014
Well if I thought last month was filled with favourites, this month has to be the largest number of beauty favourites ever! For two weeks out of the month of august I was on an amazing Royal Caribbean cruise around the Mediterranean (lucky me) so most of these product are not just august favourites but holiday/vacation/travel favourites.

Makeup: The first makeup favourite is a foundation by Benefit, it is their Hello Flawless foundation in 'believe in me ivory'. I loved the foundation while on holiday for two weeks in august, it was perfect paired with the amazing Essence All About Matt Fixing Powder which I sadly used up completely on holiday. Another Essence base product I loved for the past couple of months is the Essence Stay All Day Concealer which is just fantastic and all Essence products are really inexpensive! My next makeup item is a very long term favourite, the NYX Blush in 'taupe', it is fantastic for contouring especially if you have pale skin as I do. I have a contouring post coming soon. The last makeup bits are lip products both of which are stains (my favourite kind of lip product). Firstly, the Topshop Gloss Ink in 'sugar rush', it is a gorgeous bright pink glossy stain that does last well; secondly the Loreal...splash stain...things! I have the shade 'lolita' which is a perfect neutral shade - at the time these were released they had a lot of negative reviews but I don't know why, I love this lip stain!

Skincare + Haircare: The product I am going to talk about next is a mix between skincare and makeup, it is the Decleor DD Cream which is an SPF and tinted moisturiser combined in my opinion. It was in a previous favourites post. My favourite moisturiser for the past couple of months has been the Nivea Sensitive Day Cream, I took it on holiday and it was just perfect. I am currently using the night cream and it is equally great although the packaging breaks very easily! The last couple of skincare products are from Guinot, you may have seen them already in my travel beauty posts (here) and (here). They are cute mini SPF products, the lip balm was a life saver on holiday! Onto the only hair care favourite for August, the Moroccan Oil Anti-Frizz Spray which does exactly what it says on the bottle, it really helps to reduce frizz - I have been using it every single time I wash my hair this month. 

Tools + Accessories: A few makeup brush favourites, the first is the powder brush I have been using everyday this month - it is from the Ecotools travel brush set that I purchased from Feelunique back in January. Ecotools brushes are amazing in my opinion and inexpensive. Next up some trusty brushes from Real Techniques, they are all from the core collection - the bristles are super soft, smooth and blend products quickly and easily. My last favourite for august is my Sewlomax Grey Lipstick Pouch which is personalised - it says Heather on the back! I love the Sewlomax makeup bags, I used this one on holiday as my mini-mergency bag.

There are all of my favourites for the month of august, I am missing a few products such as the Ted Baker Mia Perfume and the L'Occitane Almond Hand Cream but I thought the post was very long already! 

Have you tried any of these products, if you have what did you think of them? What were your stand out products throughout august?


  1. love the hello flawlesss foundation
    Keep in touch

  2. Love that little makeup bag. It's so cute!

  3. I also have and love that Essence concealer and Topshop Gloss ink! - Summer x

  4. I love the L'Oreal Lip Stains, and I've not seen any negative reviews but I agree - how could anyone not like them!? xx

    Gemma // Miss Makeup Magpie

  5. I'm a huge fan of Ecotools brushes, the travel kabuki one is in my bag right now. One of my August favourites was Clinique Moisture Surge moisturiser since it has been so cold and dry here in NZ.
    Lena |

  6. I really want to give the Essence Stay All Day Conclear a try now!! X

  7. I always hear wonderful things about Essence products. I love that they're so inexpensive too. I've tried one of their mascaras, but unfortunately it smudged quite a bit for me, though I wasn't too surprised because I have this problem with most mascaras. I do, however, love grabbing a few of the nail polishes from time to time because they're super cheap and are as good as the more expensive stuff!

    I enjoyed reading about your August favourites! It must've been so much fun on that cruise! :)

  8. I've also been using that nivea moisturiser lately but it is waay to greasy for me to use during the day, but it's great to use at night! xx

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  9. The matt fixing powder sounds really good, must try it!

    Mon Petit Billet


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