Sunday, 31 August 2014

August Favourites

So I have finally broken my hiatus!

I didn't really plan on taking a break from blogging to be honest but it all got a bit much with university as I have been super busy with clinical placement and exam revision since I last posted.  Exam was on Wednesday though and hopefully I've gotten the blogging bug back.  So without further ado...onto my favourites for August!

Eucerin Dermo Purifyer Cleanser
I was sent this a few months ago by Eucerin to try out this relatively new face wash and I've been really enjoying it since I finished my clinical trial back at the start of July.  My skin had improved a lot due to the trial and I feel that this face wash has really helped to prolong the results.  It's really gentle on my skin and doesn't leave it feeling dry and tight after using despite it being a gel that can foam up a bit when you really work it into the skin.

Body Shop Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet
I bought this whilst I was on holiday as I was fast running out of the face cream I had taken away with me.  I saw the poster for it in the window as it had just been launched that day and when I tried some of it on the back of my hand it felt so cooling and smoothing that I had to get it.  The fact that it's a sorbet makes it really cooling when it's a hot day and the thick gel like consistency is easily absorbed into my skin, and I definitely feel it has hydrated my skin a bit more.

Body Shop Honey Bronzer
I think most bloggers have already raved about this bronzer but I thought I'd pop in my two cents too since I've been loving it so much - as you can tell from the photo!  I bought this in the second lightest shade and I've been using it with a big fluffy brush to do a soft contour on my face for everyday as I feel it's a bit more subtle than Benefit's Hoola which I would normally use.

Max Factor False Lash Effect
My mum has used this mascara for years but I finally decided I'd get one for myself after seeing Amelia Liana rave about it on her YouTube channel.  This stuff really does make it look like I'm wearing false lashes and I've worn it every single day since I got it...I think I even prefer it to Benefit's They're Real mascara.

Topshop Glow
I've actually had this for about 4 months but I've really been using it more since I've been more tanned from my holiday.  It's a gorgeous bronzey hued cream that can be used as an eyeshadow but I use it more as a highlighter on my cheekbones and I find it still gives me that perfect post-sunshine glow.

Bioderma Micellar Water
I was very lucky to be able to pop over to Calais for a day when I was in holiday so I obviously picked up 2 massive bottles of this gem! I do think it's amazing but I am slightly disappointed by it not being as good at removing my eyeliner as I thought it would be.  That aside I do absolutely adore it and I'm already rationing it when I've barely touched the first bottle!

Another thing I'm a little behind everyone else on the planet with is Netflix.  I finally decided to set up an account after my sister in law getting on at me to watch Breaking Bad and Orange is the New Black.  It's her fault I barely get out of my bed now that I have a break from uni!  I've only been watching BB and OINTB and so far OINTB is winning.  I've been told to stick with BB since I've only just started season 2 and apparently it gets much better and more exciting soon.


Back in June, Essie Button had Sanne from Books and Quills on her YouTube channel talking about books to help you get back into reading.  Now I am a major book hoarder.  I am constantly buying books but never reading them and I refuse to get a kindle.  But over the past couple of month I have managed to read a grand total of 6 books which is pretty unheard of for me apart from when I read the entire Twilight series in 2 weeks.  Whilst I was on my summer holiday I read Shock of the Fall (interesting), The Lemon Grove (saucy) and Gone Girl (AMAZEBALLS!).  I have since read The Bees which is just an unbelievable imaginative story about - you guessed it - bees. Laline Paull managed to make them seem so humanised in my head and I really enjoyed it.  Major recommendation from me.  Currently I'm reading A Game of Thrones as I want to watch the tv series but decided I would read the books first. I have now unfortunately been warned that this may take quite some time and although I feel like I'm doing quite well with the book so far (I'm on page 133) I still haven't reached the end of the first episode *cries*.  I shall not be defeated however and I will finish these books if it's the last thing I do!

Hope you guys enjoyed reading about my favourites and I promise I won't leave it too long to blog again :)

What have you guys been loving this month?

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