Saturday, 3 September 2016

August Favourites

It's September already! It feels like it was 5 minutes ago since it was New Years Day. I can't believe how quickly this year is zooming past. The summer is over but not quite over for me as I'm escaping at the end of September for some Autumn sun somewhere in the med. Charlie and I have decided to book a last minute holiday which we plan on booking this weekend so very exciting! 

Over the past month I've made some great purchases that I would highly recommend to you all, some are long time favourites and some are new. So here's what I've been loving over the past month...

1. The Comforter - Lush Bath Bomb

This bath bomb has always been a firm favourite of mine. It's one of the more expensive ones but it is worth it. It's perfect for a dreamy bubble bath. The scent is sweet and the bubbles surround you like clouds - I couldn't ask for anything more! I will pick this bath bomb up time and time again.

2. Real Techniques - Cleansing Palette and Cleanser

I'm going to be honest right now. Before I owned this palette cleanser I was AWFUL at cleaning my brushes. It was a tedious chore that I just couldn't be arsed with so I always put it off. But with the Real Techniques Palette Cleanser, it makes the job 10x easier! The make-up just seems to fall of the brushes with minimal scrubbing. It encourages me to clean my brushes more often and the cleanser is great too.

3. Bourjois - Healthy Mix Foundation

I'd always heard great things about this foundation and I was after a drugstore foundation to add to my make-up stash. I am thoroughly impressed. I went for the medium coverage one in the shade Vanilla. It's really easy to apply, it's great for coverage and it lasts all day. The only downside is that as it's a drugstore foundation I had to colour match it myself so the colour is a little off when I put it on my face. Not too noticeable though so all is well.

4. NYX Lingerie - Bedtime Flirt

My local Boots store FINALLY has a NYX counter! And it's HUGE! I was so excited and may have gone a little spend crazy when I went in the other day... but I just had to get my hands on some of the lip products. I have found that the product I have been reaching for is the NYX Lingerie in the shade bedtime flirt. It's a subtle nudey pink colour that seems to go with everything and is great for everyday wear. It lasts forever too.

5. Get The Glow - Madeline Shaw

If you're wanting to be a bit healthier and cut out the crap then I would definitely recommend buying this healthy lifestyle/recipe book. The author talks about quitting sugar and offers some great recipes that have inspired many of my meals. One of my favourites over the summer has been a chicken and goats cheese salad - it's delicious. There are breakfast, lunch, speedy suppers, weekend wonders, sweet treats and health drinks to choose from that will inspire you to completely change your shopping list.

6. Sleek - iDivine Eyeshadow Palette

I'm normally aa lover of high-end eye shadow palettes and I don't often come away from my confort zone that is Urban Decay but I tried this Sleek golden toned palette recently and loved it. It's perfect for taking on weekends away with you if you have limited space as it's much smaller than my other palettes. The colours really compliment one another too. I would definitely recommend getting yourself one, there are lots of colours to chose from.

7. Lush - Bubblegum Lip Scrub

This product is amazing! I don't know why I had never tried it before. It smells increddible and tastes ust as good too. Essentially it is bubblegum flavoured caster sugar that you rub on your lips and it makes them nice and smooth. As soon as I put it on i find myself licking it off it's that good.

8. Benefit - Watt's Up Highlighter

If you're after a new subtle highlighter then look no further. I really love this highlighter. It's a smooth creamy texture and I'd describe it as a champagne colour. It blends in nicely and can be layered for more effect. Definitely give this a go.

What have you been loving throughout August? I'd love to know in the comments below.

Love Amber x


  1. Beautiful photography. Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation has been my holy grail for years and years. I've also recently been loving NYX Lip Lingerie! Great post :)

    Charlotte |

    1. Thank you Charlotte! I can't believe I've only just discovered this foundation. I really love it.

      Amber xx

  2. I love the comforter it's one of my favourite scents and favourite products! I adore it, I also really love the NYX lingeries I recently got one in the shade embellishment and it's amazing! x

    1. The Comforter has always been my favourite. Cannot beat it for a relaxing bath with lots of bubbles.

      Love Amber xx

  3. The Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation and Watt's Up highlighter have been some of my favourites this past month as well!


    1. I can't believe I've only just found the Bourjois foundation! People have been raving about it for so long and I love it. The Watt's Up highlighter is gorgeous too!

      Love Amber xx


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