These aren't really all that new and exciting anymore, but as I've been using them a lot recently, and have been considering adding more to my "collection", I thought I'd write another "post-hype" review. I like to do these sometimes as it's very easy to get swept up in all the raves and hypes on blogs and youtube, but then it's really after that's all passed you find out how you really feel about a product.
The empties I have to show for the month of August are quite impressive, if I can say so myself! There's quite a lot of products I've been trying to use up, or simply have been using, for a long time. I've also used up quite a few makeup items, which is always the most exciting of all!
After having almost the whole of July off work, August meant going back to work for me, and you'll notice a theme through this post of focusing on office-friendly items. The weather has been still nice here, but we had a week with all rain, giving a nice preview of what's to come. I personally love the fall and colder weather, so I quite loved getting my candles back out and making big pots of tea. Makeup-wise I haven't quite started wearing the darker fall colours yet. I am still doing the whole summery light and natural thing, but I am excited to get the vampy lip colours out soon. For now, here are my August favourites with a nice mix of summer and fall-esque things!
I’ve read and seen raves about the Armani Eye Tints since they were released a few years back, but for some unknown reason never ended up actually trying any of them. After reading another wave of great reviews for these lately, with the release of the new matte eye tints, I decided it was finally time to see what all the fuss was about.
After trying my first ever eye serum - Estée Lauder's Advanced Night Repair Eye, I was instantly hooked. The difference was amazing and I re-purchased it for years. It was only after finishing my latest bottle I decided I wanted to try something else, if nothing else just to have something to compare the Estée Lauder one to.
I've always wanted to try some Kat Von D makeup, especially with all the constant raves about her products. The brand has not previously been available in Europe, so imagine my excitement when I spotted it in Sephora in Barcelona this summer! I've heard it's about to release in the UK soon as well, so fingers crossed it'll be readily available all over Europe soon enough. For now I've bought two of her infamous liquid lipsticks and cult-favourite Shade & Light Eyeshadow Palette. This time I'll be talking about the liquid lipsticks.
Longtime readers of the blog will know my love for the LING serums. I'm currently on three I can't live without and keep re-purchasing. I've already written full reviews of two of them - the Hi-Vitamin C 12% Anti-Oxidant Brighetning Solution ( here ) and the Oxygen Plasma Potion ( here ). Both have also been featured in several favourites posts, as has the one I will be writing about today; the Hydra Squalane Advanced Nourishment Solution. I thought now was the perfect time to write about it especially, as we are all gearing up for colder months and I know a lot of you will be looking for more hydrating products soon.
I bought this foundation around the time it was released and absolutely loved it since first use. I'm about to finish my first bottle, and, spoiler alert, have already re-purchased a second bottle, so I figured now was a good time to finally write a full review.
I've finished quite a few skincare and makeup items this month, which is always exciting. I'm also downsizing some makeup. There's a lot of samples and smaller option products in here as well, as I did go to Barcelona this month and these are things I brought with me. There will be more of those next month as I still haven't finished all of them. It's amazing how long some samples last. I could probably go months without buying certain items if need be. Either way, here are my empties for July.
July was almost entirely a holiday month for me and while I'm sad it's over, part of me is actually quite happy to get back into my routines and feel a bit productive again. I went to Barcelona for my main holiday this year, and I absolutely loved it. I am definitely going back and if you haven't been yet, I absolutely recommend it, it's an amazing city! For my favourites for the past month there's some new products, some I've talked about in the past, and some I've just written reviews on. Keeping with the summer theme - these are all either bronzy warm shades of makeup, something with SPF, or of course just a light wonderful summery perfume.