August Favourites 2017

END OF THE MONTH, again. Tomorrow is AJ's birthday, so I really love August, but this month I have been loving so much! AJ's birthday isn't included here, because it hasn't happened yet - but of course he is a favourite - he always is! :)

August: Skincare Saviours

Another month, and another monthly roundup of all the skincare items I have been loving this month!, I feel like this month has flown by, so quickly. So here is what I have been smearing onto my body this month. lol. 

My Bright & Multi-Coloured Living Room

To me there really is no place like home, and I love being able to relax on my couch with my feet up, so design in my home is more around comfort than looks - but even with that considered I like it to look as good as it can - even if my taste and style is a bit odd.  

NIA Skincare Review*

NIA (Not into Aging) kindly sent me some skincare to try out, and I was really excited to try them! Is it bad I was totally obsessed with the packaging the minute I seen it? I mean it is PINK!! SO cute!

NIA is new to the UK, and is being sold in Harvey Nichols, so I love the chance to be able to try it out, so exciting! :)

Tangle Angel Hair Brush*

Tangle Angel are a brand I have been seeing all over social media recently, and no wonder too, they are SO pretty. So when they contacted me asking if I would like to try one out - I of course agreed.

Tangle Angel – our original detangling hairbrush, is not only perfect for detangling both wet and dry hair, but also makes a great blow drying brush and is suitable for all hair types.

Case App: Phone Case & MacBook Skin*

I really love my MacBook, I love how it speaks to my phone, it makes them the perfect pair at home and at college. The one thing I am aware of is how bloody expensive they both are. So I make the point of always having a case on both of them. 

So when Case App contacted me and asked me if I would like to try out some of their case designs - it seemed like the perfect opportunity to switch up the current cases I was using. 

Project Pan 2017 - Update

Something I have Learned from this: Project Pan is HARD. 

Seriously so so hard. I'm genuinely shocked at how long things take to be used up, it makes me question why on earth I have so much makeup, but strangely doesn't make me stop buying it... but still, finishing up a product is hard, especially a powder product. 

The August Life Update: Doing "Nothing" and Falling in a F**king Portaloo.

I feel like the one thing my blog is always missing is more about my actual life. I mean sure I chatter away about makeup, and will throw the odd bit of personal information into those and favourites posts, but I never actually take the time to update you all on things other than what I am lusting over or purchased in the makeup world. So I thought I would change my structure around a little and play with a life update, let me know if it is something you like, or you would rather I talk about lipstick... because I understand that - I will try to make them fun regardless.

#MACWeek: (BONUS POST) MAC Girls Rockin' Rebel Palette + Swatches

Ok, I have blog swatch addiction where I just NEED a swatch post for every palette I own, so TADDAAA this is the MAC Girls Rockin' Rebel one. Because the colours are just so pretty, and I need a good, beautiful swatch post. Consider this a bonus post from MACWeek. 

So here is the MAC Rockin' Rebel palette, the newest release from MAC. I must say, this is something totally different in my stash, and I am obsessed with the shades in this. I must declare again and make this super transparent, but I did win the palette at a MAC event, but I was not gifted this for review or anything like that - it was a raffle, and just plain good luck! :) 

#MACWeek: My Full MAC Lipstick Collection + Swatches

ok, so I am slightly ashamed to admit how many I have, I mean there is no need for anyone to own this many for personal use - but I have a serious soft spot for a MAC lip... and well, as you will see, a certain even bigger soft spot for a MAC nude lip, sure no one needs them all, but this is my collection, the good, the bad and the "why the fuck did I buy that"s. Enjoy :) 

#MACWeek: 10 items You NEED from MAC

I couldn't do a whole week of MAC without recommending my absolute favourites that you just need in your stash. So here they are! Hope you enjoy.

#MACWeek: MAC Girls Launch Party (Dundee Debenhams)

I do love a launch party, and I love MAC, so MAC + Launch Party and there is no way I am missing it. This Thursday marked the launch of the new MAC Girls collection. Four new palettes with different shades showing new staple looks. 

Each palette is a different vibe, each has 8 eyeshadow shades and a highlighter/blush shade to compliment, they are designed to compliment each personality trait, now i'm really not sure what girl would describe themselves as any of these, but meh, lets go with it - the colours are pretty! 

#MACWeek: Top MAC Eyeshadows + Swatches

What is a MAC week without some eyeshadow swatches? I couldn't go a week without having an eyeshadow post, hell, I can't even go into MAC without getting covered in eyeshadow so there is nothing new there. 

These are the ones I love, the ones I recommend all the time, and the ones I just need in my stash at all times. 

#MACWeek MAC Bold & Bad Lash Review

First of all, the packaging on this is totally cute, velvet lettered effect on the bottle, the red cap, it is just such a nice product to look at, especially for a mascara! :) but lets talk about the product itself and how well it does! 


So I figured this was the best next instalment in the MACWeek - the products I bought because of Fraser... yeah he costs me a fortune with his influence. To be fair to him, all he needs to say is "this is good" and I am all over it like "YES I NEED IT" honestly I need to learn to control my spending in that shop.

Please note that everything here was bought over the last month, but not in one go - not that it excuses my spending but still....

#MACWeek: Make Over With Fraser (Dundee, Debenhams)

I swear there is no better feeling than getting your makeup done by someone you admire and look up to. Fraser is that one person locally for me, he is SO talented, and loves makeup just as much as I do.  His makeup is always flawless, unique, bold. Everything I wish I could do on a daily basis, just total #goals. I think it shows a lot when your local counter and staff are enthusiastic about makeup, about new trends, about influencers and most importantly, what their brand is doing and what could be coming - Fraser is good at all of this, so he is my go to when it comes to MAC. 

So, I decided to book in with Fraser for a wedding, usually I do my own makeup, but with MAC offering a full face of makeup when you spend £40, I thought why not..#treatyoself 

3INA MakeUp: The Bestsellers*

This week I had a surprise parcel through from 3ina (It's pronounced Mee-Nah btw lol) and it had some pretty amazing goodies inside, they decided to send out their best selling products for us to try, and I am so glad they did - because these are best sellers for a reason... 

August: New In Beauty I'm Lusting Over

I spend a lot of my time watching Beauty News on youtube, (their channel is so so good), they upload twice a week just discussing new releases, it can be SO addictive. Watching this and Samantha March talk about new releases in her "Will I buy it" series has made me a tad obsessed with keeping up to date on new launches.

Anastasia Beverly Hills (ABH) Subculture Palette Review + Swatches

Anastasia Beverly Hills (ABH) Subculture Palette Review + Swatches

*oh my lord isn't it beautiful* 

I know, its only just arrived, so I cannot do a full intense review, but I find when it comes to new palette swatches is what everyone realistically wants, so here is the swatches and first impressions for each shade! I hope enjoy - and I hope you have found it helpful if you are looking to purchase it :)