August Favourites

I'll spare y'all the generic 'end of the month' introduction and get straight into the lack of products this month. I was certainly trying a lot of new things, more on that next month and many of these are in fact new and also well-loved. There just didn't seem to be as many products that sprung to mind when I was making this list. Anyway, I digress, here's what was on my radar during August...

Soap and Glory Sugar Crush Body Wash, a gift-Who doesn't want to smell good? Sure, it'd be nice to have some Jo Malone body products if funds allowed but in the meantime this is pretty delicious. Scent aside, this is also rather moisturising on dry limbs, especially when combined with a body scrub.

L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Mono Eyeshadow in Cafe Saint Germain, a gift-This picture really isn't doing this justice but if you like eyeshadows that have more of a sheen than a shimmer you'll like this. That was such a terrible description but you know what I mean. The dewy sheen that runway models often have to their eye makeup. Go on Style.com if this is not making any sense. These eyeshadows really are stunning-the matte formulas rock too. Hopefully they'll be released here eventually.

Origins Zero Oil Purifying Toner-My old toner ran out at the beginning of the month so I went to DFS in search of an Origins alternative. Now as the name would suggest, this toner is pretty intensive. It's possibly a touch too intensive for my skin but it's still doing the job. If you don't have extremely oily skin though then I'd steer clear of this. It removes every scrap of makeup+dirt from your face and my skin's been noticeably blemish free which could be down to this. Only time will tell..

The Wildwood Chronicles by Colin Meloy-Lately I've been really getting back into reading. It's one of my favourite ways to pass time and has been often neglected so I'm trying to get back into it again. Anyway, these books have been on my to-read list for a long time and they're so good. Yes, it's children's fiction but they're really not written in a simplistic way so grown ups (like me, ha) can enjoy them as well. The story is unlike anything else and the beautiful illustrations really just enhance the books. I'm currently reading the third and most recent novel and I cannot put it down. 

By Terry Ombre Blackstar Cream Eyeshadows-Swoon.These eyeshadows are more on the pricy side, but these are similar, and cheaper. If you are feeling spendy though then these are well worth the splurge. There's such stunning, unique colours in the range. Seen here are Misty Rock and Bronze Moon, two offerings that veer more on the neutral side of things. They certainly add an extra ounce of pizzazz to makeup looks and the lasting power is incredible.

Tommy Hilfiger 'Tommy Girl' Body Spray*-This isn't coming up online but if you're in New Zealand, I imagine this'd be in most major department stores and also at Farmers. Body Sprays aren't for everyone but this blend of lime blossom, lilac and honeysuckle has been my go-to in place of perfume this month. It's one of those scents that doesn't fade super fast and is great to spritz if you need a bit of a refresh. 

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick in Ole Flamingo, a gift-A matte lip product that is not drying? Say it isn't so! These lipsticks dry down to more of a satin finish, hence their wearability and comfort on the lips. This vibrant fuschia would suit anyone. If you're less brave, there's a new nude shade that has that whole Kylie Jenner nude lip vibe about it. Adding to the wishlist as we speak...

-What have you been loving during August?

*PR Sample


  1. There's a significant resemblance between your fav's and mine: the Origins toner - check, the L'Oréal Eyeshadow in the same colour - check (tip: I combine it with the same one in the shade 302 - Die for chocolate), the By Terry Ombre Blackstars - double check, Soap & Glory - check, Bourjois Olé Flamingo - check :-D *great minds think alike*

  2. Oh wow! That is one awesome coincidence. Clearly we both have exquisite taste. x

  3. Sounds like a good plan! I hope you like them x