August Favourites...

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

It really does feel like someone has pressed fast forward on 2010! Where did August go, and where was that fabulous summer we were all promised, whereas all that was delivered was dreary rainstorms, humph. :/

However, we do have something exciting to look forward to...

Christmas- Oh yeah, 115 Days to go! Horrahh!

Of course, now Summer's over the only thing on my mind is all the pressies that I may find in my stocking in a few months (I'm greedy like that ;) You should see my already miles long Christmas list, full of frivolous beauty products and you guessed it... makeup. What. A. Shocker.

Anywhoo, lets not get ahead of ourselves, here's some August Faves for y'all... 

ELF Powder Brush

As seen frequently in post after post on my blog, my new love, the ELF Powder Brush just had to be in my August favourites! The flat topped brush is perfect for applying liquid foundation, mineral foundation, blush, anything you need, BAMM, this brush can do it!

Barry M Lip Gloss in Toffee

Mmmmm... just thinking about this lip gloss makes me drool like a fool. The smell is literally of toffee and when applying it I have a hard time trying to stop myself from licking my lips. On top of that, the consistency is completely un-sticky and the colour perfect for any type of pink or nude lipstick. This really has restored my faith in lip glosses after a few disasters that I will not mention...

Barry M Dazzle Dust in Mushroom

A lot of love for Mr Barry M today :)
I never really realised the beauty of this eyeshadow colour until this summer, as in winter I feel it doesn't show its true magnificence. Its a mauve purple that shimmers in the light, with flecks of greens, blues, silvers and all the colours of the rainbow to make it multidimensional and ridiculously pretty.

Benefit Lust Duster in Snow Bunny

I received this as a prize from a giveaway earlier this month and I have to say this really is the best highlighting product I have come across so far. Its fine, shimmery dust glides across the cheekbones to create a beautiful 'candlelight' glow without looking chalky or overly Edward Cullen-like glittery. Big thumbs up from me.

Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara

How could I do an August Favourites post without including this little beauty, ehh? Hands down, the best mascara I have ever owned, and I am even on the verge of calling it my HG mascara, oh yes, prestigious or what? :)
Its the perfect mascara for thick, sexy lashes without clumping, flaking or smudging, and oh I do love this little beauty.


This little bird necklace seems to be living around my neck these days, and of course I have even pet named it as I do with most of my things (because I'm cool like that ;). This gorgeous little accessory is of course from Primark, and helps to casualise any outfit and add a little originality and cuteness.

So that's it for August! Bye bye disappointing summer, hello Autumn!

This is a scheduled post, as I'm on holiday at the moment, so apologies if I don't get back to you straight away...


  1. I love the Max Factor mascara too :)

  2. I love ELF's brushes - such good value. The Benefit highlight powder sounds fab, too. I've never seen that before. x

  3. Finally got the ELF powder brush, love it too!!

  4. I really want to purchase the ELF brush now! It's soo affordable as tempting aha xx

  5. the mascara is the ultimate favourite in my makeup bag :)!

  6. The ELF blush is amazing! I love it :) x

  7. I love the ELF brush too. The owl is so cute xx

  8. oh sweets - I'd love to see a FOTD with liquid foundation applied with the elf brush, pretty please? ...and maybe with the benefit shimmer too? I know I'm a pest xx

  9. Definitely going to have to try the Max Factor mascara after reading this!! :) x

  10. i love barrym toffee lipgloss!<3 and the necklace too haha (:,xx

  11. I have tried nearly everything there; and love them all. I have the Barry M Toffee Lipgloss, and the candy one, and the one that smells like fruit salad sweeties. Yum. I blame them for my sweet tooth this month :)


  12. Never tried the max Factor mascara.I use the Loreal one which is very nice.Is this one really good? If yes then I'll definitely have to try it.

  13. That owl necklace has stole my heart!

  14. Love the owl necklace! :D x

  15. Wow love the goodies! Im your newest follower!

    I am having a giveaway for a hair straightener ends today if you want to enter!

  16. I've been thinking about christmas loads too! Starting my shopping!

    I just discovered your blog and I really like it!

  17. Barry M is definitely on my wishlist. I've just started by the products and LOVE them, especially the dazzle dust eyeshadow

  18. @Ellie- Such an amazing mascara!

    @LilyLipstick- Oh i love ELF brushes, amazing! Very pretty hilight, i love it! :)

    @welldressedbeauty- Hehe me too!

    @Robyn- I know, but always out of stock! :(

    @CosmeticsChloe- Me too!! :)

    @beautifulbrunette714- I know, amazing brush!!:)

    @nicoletta- Hehe thankyou!

    @girlinthecity- Hehe, sure can do! :)

    @Evelyn ♥ ♥ ♥- Its amazing!

    @Holly- Haha yay!

    @Sophie- OMG i know they smell unbelievable!

    @Rakhshanda- Yes, its seriously amazing! Try it!

    @Chic Geek (Devs)- Hehe mine too!

    @Renu- Me too!

    @JeNi- Oh thanks hun!

    @LadyBugSays- Hehe, i love it!

    @cupcake_couture- Aww thanks babae, and cant wait for christmas!!

    @Robyn Meagher- Oh yeahh, Barry M is amazing!