Sunday, 11 September 2016

My Belated August Favourites 2016

I hope August was as fun for all of you as it was for me. I know I spent a lot of time complaining about the heat but I was loving it really. I love the longer days and lighter skies and August seemed to be when the heat really hit London. On top of that, I celebrated my 19th birthday on the 6th which was amazing. I got to catch up with family and friends who I hadn't seen for a long time (I understand the pain of living in a different city from your loved ones). Anyway, I know I'm a bit late with the favourites post but I know you guys don't mind! 


Skin & Body

The Body Shop Skin Defence Multi Protection Essence SPF 50
We all know how important it is to wear SPF daily, especially in the 30+ degree heat. This moisturiser/SPF from The Body Shop is great for very hot weather and I'll definitely be taking it on holiday with me very soon. It has a nice light texture that doesn't feel sticky or clogging and it also blends completely into the skin leaving no white cast. The only downside is that it does contain alcohol denat but personally I don't mind that. If you're looking for a new SPF, check this out.

Soap and Glory Flake Away Body Scrub
I love this body scrub. It has the typical S&G scent which is very sweet and the particles are just the right size to exfoliate without scratching the skin. I've mainly been using it on my upper arms where I have Keratosis Pilaris and it works great at treating it. 

Carex Fun Edition Bubblegum Hand Wash
This a bit of a random one but I had to include it because I think this was my favourite, favourite of August! I know, how sad...
 After seeing this in Boots for so long and on @poofiepeej's instagram, I decided to try it and I instantly loved it. The scent is bloody amazing and it lingers nicely afterwards so your hands smell nice and sweet. I've even started washing my brushes with it and it works so well! Such a simple product but I love it and we already have backups. #obsessed

Makeup

Makeup Revolution Blush - Treat
I picked this up a while ago and completely forgot about it but I recently dug it out because I thought it would be the perfect summer shade, and I was right! It's a powder but the texture is so smooth and the pigmentation is amazing. It's a warm peachy/orange which is so flattering on the skin. I think it could work on pretty much everyone except those with really deep skin tones. The best part is it's only £1!

Pixi H20 SkinTint Tinted Face Gel - Cream
I used this product almost every time I did my makeup throughout August. Applied with a damp sponge, it gives the most beautiful natural finish to the skin whilst still giving a good medium coverage. It leaves my skin looking healthy and perfected and it's become a firm staple in my routine.

Pixi Flawless Beauty Primer
Primers are a personal thing and although I have a lot of them, I don't tend to use them very often. This beauty primer has been used used quite a few times though. It's a peachy/champagne shade with a gorgeous golden sheen and it makes the skin so radiant. It won't do much to help with the longevity of your foundation but will give you a nice healthy glow.

Clinique Pop Lip Colour and Primer - Melon Pop
Summer is normally when I switch up my lip products and I constantly went back to this lipstick. It's a gorgeous peachy shade and it looks great paired with the Makeup Revolution blush! It applies smoothly and has a satin finish which is very easy to maintain. A fab everyday lipstick.

Accessories 

Quay Australia Flagship Aviator Sunglasses
These sunglasses make me feel sassy AF. I bought them from ASOS for £15 but I think they're currently out of stock. They're a classic aviator shape with a silver lens and they are seriously beautiful. They feel high quality and they offer full sun protection which is the most important thing. QA have aviators in other colours and I'd highly recommend checking them out. 

What were your August Favourites? 

Thank you for reading!

Maiya
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