31 August 2016

August Favourites // 2016

For the first time in my life, I'm actually so stoked that Summer is (more or less) over and it's finally time for my beauty favourites from August! The weather turned cold a rainy for a couple days the week before last and I've been dreaming of thick woolly jumpers and Chelsea boots ever since. Let autumn commence, but first...

August Beauty Favourites

So without further a due, here's my favourite products from the past month...

Kat Von D // Tattoo Liner


I bloody love this eyeliner and I wish it was more accessible in the UK because every time I pick one up, I run it dry so quickly and am left devastated by the lack of dupes over here.

The pen style liquid liner is, in my opinion, the easiest to use. If you're a little new to the liquid liner trend or, like me, suffer from shaky-hand-itus, then these style of liners make life a lot easier. And the nib on this one in particular, is an absolute game changer! It's so pointy. I'm really serious about this one, it's so bloody pointy which makes for precise, perfect flicks a dream! The formula is great too, a perfect copy of the Soap & Glory 'Supercat' Liner, just with a much more accurate nib! And slightly more expensive!

Essie // Limo-Scene Nail Polish


This year I have been loving the light nude trend on my nails because it's so much less obvious when it chips! Which on long holidays where you don't want to be painting your nails every few days, is a much necessary cheat! However, my Barry M polish in 'Like a Nude' leaked in my suitcase on the way home from Thailand. Just my luck. So as a treat, I thought I'd push the boat out a bit a try something new. Now, I was a little reluctant to try a sheer Essie shade because after the awful experience with their 'Gel Couture' range. However, the shade 'Limo Scene' is beautiful and doesn't streak at all!

August Beauty Favourites

BECCA // Liquid Shimmering Skin Perfector


I talk about the Shimmering Skin Perfectors all the damn time, I love them. Honestly, love them. I love the pigmentation, the bendability and the lack of necessity to be any good at applying makeup to make these work! So I picked up the liquid version in the Singapore and haven't put it down.

Really, there's not an awful lot of difference in the liquid vs. powder alternative which isn't something you see often. The shades are pretty much identical, the stay power is amazing on both and the colour pay off is amazing too. What's been great about the liquid one, however, is it's so good to throw in your bag. You don't need a brush to apply this one!

Pearl // Portable Phone Charger


I think this may be the first time I've ever mentioned a non-beauty item in my favourites. I received this for Christmas last year and never really got much use out of it. My phone's battery is fairly reliable but since I've upped my Twitter game and become slightly addicted to Pokemon, the battery hasn't been quite the same.

This portable charger by Pearl works a charm! It's gold so naturally, fits my aesthetic, but also charges my phone quickly. What's also pretty cool is it has a built-in compact mirror and mirror light. The only negative is this particular charger comes with two separate cables, one for charging your phone and one for charging the device. A universal one would have been much better!

So that was my favourite beauty products that made August! But get ready, because September is about to get very Autumnal up on the blog and I expect my favourites next month to reflect that!

I'm so excited!

Love always,
Melissa

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  1. I can't wait for Kat Von D to be available in the UK! So much I want to try especially the tattoo liner!

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    1. Honestly, it will be a bad day for my bank balance the day Kat Von D is sold here but a very, very good day!
      I can't wait!
      -M

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