So, it's August already! Summer is nearly over, and I never thought I would say this but September can't come quick enough! My little boy has only been off school just short of 2 weeks and already he's driving me bonkers. I lost count of the number of times he got sent to his room or put on the naughty step today, once for messing with a load of my makeup and spilling a load of glitter I was saving for a franken on the stair carpet. Little monkey had dragged the coffee table across the room to stand on to reach it while I was getting the baby to sleep. Argh! It's been one of those days...
Anyway, onto products I've loved this month.
First, of course, the polishes and nail products. I reviewed my current favorite polish remover here, so here are the rest of my current loves.
L-R: Color Club Ulterior Motive, Beauty UK Smoky Lilac, Rimmel 60 Seconds Hard Edged, China Glaze Lubu Heels, W7 Earthquake Red, Beauty UK Night Fever, Barry M Berry Ice Cream
Bottom: Original Bundle Monster plates
Now, some make-up. Everyone's been talking about the MUA Pro Heaven and Earth palette, and I can see why. So versatile, from quick go-to everyday looks to a glam smokey eye, you can use this palette for everything! Next is another W7 product, their Africa Bronzer. I love the design of this bronzer (notice the not-so-subtle Benefit inspiration?), but it is rather shimmery so works best as a highlight or used sparingly! Bronzer is my number 2 desert island product, after mascara, so I had to try 17 Falsifeye and love it too. My lashes are short and thin, so anything that promises length and volume and does what it says on the tin is good in my book. And also this month, I searched for a corla lipglass, and found two I love. Rimmel Vinyl Gloss in 290 Be Famous and Beauty UK Lip Lust in No. 9 Cocktail
L-R: W7 Africa Bronzer, MUA Pro Heaven and Earth Palette, Rimmel Vinyl Glass Be Famous, Beauty UK Lip Lust Cocktail, 17 Falsifeye Black
L-R: Superdrug Vitamin E Hot Cloth Cleanser, Witch Gentle Exfoliating Face Wash, Lush Shower Jelly Sweetie Pie, Aussie Aussome Volume Shampoo and Conditioner
Finally, some bath/body products. I've not been using the hot cloth cleanser from Superdrug for long but I already love it. It removes make-up easily and is gentle on the eye area, smells good and makes my skin feel great. I use it in conjunction with this Witch exfoliating face wash, which leaves my skin smooth and soft and isn't drying. I love Lush products but usually go for the bath bombs for a treat. I decided to get this shower jelly because I can never find a shower gel that I love the smell of - I prefer fruity to floral or aromatic - and this Sweetie Pie shower jelly smells of blackberries and cassis and I could literally eat it! You only need a really small amount too. And finally, my shampoo of the moment - Aussie Aussome Volume. I'm never usually loyal to haircare products, buying whatever's on offer or what takes my fancy. I find that shampoos that work great to start with soon lose their powers, but this one hasn't and I'll definitely be repurchasing when I run out.
So, that's it! My favorites of July. What have been your most loved products this months? Link me to your posts in the comments if you have one!