Monday, 2 September 2013

MONTHLY FAVES: AUGUST 2013




My August faves, check them out below...

ARMANI DIAMONDS ROSE EAU DE TOILETTE 50ML
The original Armani Diamonds is also a firm favourite of mine but when I gave this a sniff in Boots I couldn't resist picking it up.  It's a very light scent which I can describe as a woody, flowery, fruity scent which is perfect for the hot summer days as it's not heavy and smells refreshing.  It's extremely girly and I love that it's pink!  This was £35.00 for 50ml which is pretty good so this will last me a while.

MAC TURQUATIC 20ML
I've had my eye on this for years since smelling it at a MAC counter years back and when I was in Vegas I stopped by the MAC store and just thought it was time to finally be the proud owner of it.  This is one of them 'perfect for summer' scents (think Escada perfumes) and it reminds me of a really old United Colors Of Benetton perfume I used to wear as a young teen.  It's an oriental scent with a wood and fruity feel, I've had a few compliments from people whenever I've been wearing this which is a great sign... the scent lasts for hours so you don't need to spray loads and this 20ml size will probably last me until Christmas time then I'll purchase the 50ml size no questions asked!

 SCHWARZKOPF GOT2B GLUED HAIRSPRAY
The best hair spray EVER, this works amazingly well when I have my hair in curls or styled as it just keeps it in place for hours and doesn't make it feel hard and sticky.  I've purchased three of these because they're currently on offer in Boots for £2.71 and they're normally £4.00 so I make sure to grab these whenever I see them on offer.  It also has a kind of mango/fruity scent which is unique and makes hair smell fresh.

LEE STAFFORD TREATMENT
I've purchased this product around four times now and it's really helped my hair grow and stop split ends from forming.  It's basically a hair growth treatment to use after you shampoo and before you condition, I use this all over my hair massaging it into the roots after shampooing (as this is where the hair grows from duhh!) then apply my usual conditioner at the ends of my hair, leave for around 5-10 minutes then rinse.  The best time to buy these is when they are 3 for 2 in Boots, this product is probably the one that sell out the fastest in the Lee Stafford range which just goes to show you how good it is.  The reviews on the Boots website are really informative if you're not sure you want to buy this and plenty of people have rated it a 5 star product.

MOROCCANOIL 125ML
My third purchase of this product but finally got the large size, you can see my full review here

SURE MAXIMUM PROTECTION ANTI-PERSPIRANT DEODORANT
I'm not really a one for trying out the latest deodorant, usually just buy whats on offer but after hearing some good things about this I decided to give it a go myself.  I normally go for spray-on deodorants rather than roll ons so this is something completely different to what I've ever used, you twist it up from the bottom and it comes out of the holes ready for you to use.  My armpits have never been so dry and they are really soft!  The only downfall of this product is that it's quite expensive at around £5.00 a pop your bank balance won't be pleased but you get what you pay for in my opinion, I feel like I've gone off spray-on deodorants and have fully converted to these types purely because I know they work for me and keep my armpits soft and dry which is what's needed in this humid weather.  Big thumbs up from me!

VASELINE SPRAY & GO BODY MOISTURISER 
Well this has just been the perfect go-to moisturiser when I've been in a rush or just wanted to quickly moisturise without spending 10 minutes rubbing in a lotion and feeling greasy.  You just spray all over your body and slightly rub in then you can put your clothes on straight away as it doesn't leave you feeling greasy.  The scent is a very rich cocoa (some people may find this very strong), theres two other types which both smell nice too but this one was my fave out of the three.  At £4.99 a pop it's not the cheapest moisturiser on the market but you don't need to apply loads so it will last quite a while.  I only use this when I'm in a rush or need a quick refresher to perk me up.. I don't use it daily but it's absolutely perfect for on the go and for speedy application.


NARS CASINO BRONZER
I bought this at Sephora in Vegas this summer as I was looking for my perfect bronzer.  I tested Laguna and realised it was quite light and I love wearing fake tan so I chose Casino which is slightly darker and I don't think I'll ever stop using this!!!!  OMG this is the perfect bronzer for me, yes it's expensive but I've tried tonnes of bronzers and nothing compares to this little gem.  The perfect contouring and bronzing product which will last me forever as you only need a tiny amount on your brush.  It's VERY pigmented so you need to apply this with a light hand but it blends into the skin perfectly and doesn't look muddy or orange.  

MAYBELLINE MEGA PLUSH VOLUM' EXPRESS MASCARA
This is my second tube of this mascara and I'm never usually one to repurchase mascara as I find them all to be pretty similar.  The reason I repurchased this particular one is due to the fact it lengthens my lashes, curls them and doesn't go clumpy.  I even got a few compliments on this which I've never had when wearing a mascara, someone even thought I had lash extensions on!  This and Lancome Hypnose are the only mascaras that I've sworn by and would repurchase.

MAYBELLINE FIT ME ANTI-SHINE STICK
Now I will be doing a full review with pictures for this foundation very soon, I've had it for around three weeks and it's absolutely perfect when you're in a rush and don't have time to spend ages doing makeup.  You just apply to the face then quickly blend it in with fingers or a brush and your good to go.  It has a 'gel core' which I think is what makes it blend into the skin so easy but the only con is that I can't see it lasting very long as you don't get too much product in the tube.

7 comments:

  1. I still haven't got round to trying the Spray and Go moisturiser yet, I must do that sometime.
    Some fab August faves here :)

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  2. I'm trying to grow my hair so I think I'll be picking up a pot of the Lee Stafford treatment! Do you think it really works? x

    duggydimples.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. i love the spray and go moisturiser, it was so handy on holiday! I tried to pick up the MAC perfume recently as I've heard such good things but it was unavailable, hopefully I can get my hands on it soon! x

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  4. Its really helped my hair grow and stop split ends from forming... you have to keep using it everytime you wash it and you'll notice a difference within the first 4-6 weeks.

    The MAC perfume is one my my faves, deffo worth picking up! xxx

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  5. I love my Moroccan oil, definitely want to try the MAC perfume, i cant believe ive never smelt it before!

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    Frankie xXx

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  6. great favourites! i really want to try the vaseline spray moisturiser!
    it sounds amazing and a lot better concept than the nivea in-shower moisturiser!

    from Brigitte at // BreezeyBee Blog | BlogLovin'

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  7. I love NARS! I just got their tinted moisturizer and i cannot wait to use it.
    xo
    Mia ♡ Une Jolie Vie

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