August Favourites ’15

Hello everyone!

It seems like only yesterday that I was writing about the products I’d been loving in July and all of a sudden its AUGUST! Where does the time fly. I don’t have too many new favourites this month, so without further ado here are the things that I’ve been obsessing over this month.

Beauty:

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The first product on my list is the fabulous Glam Glow mud! I got this when I was over in America during the summer and I’m so glad I splurged out for one because it is definitely worth it. I currently have the Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment and I just love the tightened and fresh feeling it gives your skin when you take it off. I like to use this when I want to treat my skin because as I said, it is a bit expensive but it really feels like you’re pampering yourself when you use it. I want to try out the new FlashMud treatment soon as I’ve heard so many people rave about it and judging by how good the YouthMud is, I’m sure I’ll love it.

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My favourite ‘eye look’ (does that count?! haha) lately has been a mix of an old and new product – I recently rediscovered my Maybelline Colour Tattoo 24hr gel eyeshadow in “On and On Bronze” and can’t believe I’d forgotten about it! It helps create such an easy eye look and doesn’t crease at all. I’ve been adding a small bit of Buxom’s ‘Haute Couture’ eyeshadow just in the crease and under eye to add a bit more dimension and that’s it – a quick, but gorgeous everyday eye look. This paired with a flick of winged eye liner and mascara and you’re done.

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Speaking of eyes, I recently decided to try out the Red Cherry Wispy eyelashes and fell in love. I’d heard a few people speaking about them and considering they’re quite cheap I figured I’d order a few online and test them out and I definitely was not disappointed – I’m pretty sure they only cost about 2.99 or something like that, but they are much better than some of the lashes I’ve paid quite a lot more for. The shape is gorgeous and really adds something special to your lashes without looking overly noticeable. The best bit is, they seem to last really well once you look after them – I think I managed to wear the same pair about 3-4 times before they even started getting a bit messy. These are definitely going to be repurchased soon. If any of you are looking to buy lashes, check out falseeyelashes.co.uk for 10% off any lashes if you use the code “LASHED” !

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My final beauty favourite of this month has been the new Rimmel NUDE collection by Kate in the colours 48 and 42. 42 is a gorgeous pinky nude that would look fantastic on anyone with fair skin and is very similar to MAC’s ‘Creme Cup’ and at half the price, whats not to love! 48 is a much darker nude with more brown undertones and I had actually picked it up by accident thinking it was 45, but when I got home I started using it paired with the lighter 42 shade in the middle of the lips I actually fell in love with this combo. This pair create a gorgeous full lip so I was delighted I’d picked them up (even if one was by accident!)

Books & TV:

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Summer is definitely the time of year where I get to catch up on reading because I generally have more free time to do so but I also discovered Audible when I was on holidays and it’s been a real game changer. I used to always listen to audiobooks when I was a kid (I was obsessed with Harry Potter, okay!) so I’ve been finding it really nice to be able to throw one on now and listen to it when I’m doing my work or driving in the car. One of the first books I got was Gone Girl – it was something I’d been meaning to read for ages but I found the style of writing really hard to concentrate on and not going to lie, a little bit boring in the first few pages so I kept putting it off, but with the audiobook version I became obsessed! It’s got such a good storyline with lots of twists and turns, you really don’t know how it’s going to end. I won’t give it all away incase some of you haven’t read it, but I’d advise you to pick it up and give it a go – you won’t regret it. And if like me, you found it hard to get into the story – download it on Audible and you can get your first month free!

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I much prefer watching TV series’ to movies – I think because they’re not as long – I have a bit too short of an attention span to sit still for 2 hours straight to watch a film! I tend to just straight from series to series throughout the year until I’ve ran out of things to watch but a few weeks ago I decided to try “How to Get Away With Murder” purely because Shonda Rhimes (who created Greys Anatomy <3) wrote it and it’s true, that woman can not do anything wrong! I was really surprised at the first few episodes as it wasn’t anything like I thought it would be and the storylines were just amazing! It’s basically about a group of law students who are interning in a renowned law firm – but end up needing their own help more than they would ever have imagined. It’s kind of dark at times but its full of suspense and drama, so if that’s your thing definitely check out this series! There’s only one season so far, but season 2 is being released in September and the date is already marked in my calendar!

Random:

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Anyone who knows me, knows I rarely go out anywhere without sunglasses! Which is hilarious, because I live in Ireland where you’re pretty much guaranteed to have rain every day but to me, they’re an essential in my handbag and my car! I recently picked these up in an Aldo outlet in Orlando and they haven’t left my head since! I love the pink and rose gold fixtures, but mostly I love that they actually fit me! I have a really small and odd shaped head and usually find it really hard to get glasses to fit me comfortably. I’ll definitely be taking a trip into Aldo next time I’m looking for some more sunnies! I’m not sure if these exact glasses are still in stock, but these are quite similar if you’re interested.

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I’m pretty sure you’ll all have guessed this by now from some of my previous posts, but I’m such an organisational FREAK! haha. I wanted to take a complete break all summer from anything work/college/organising related but as summer is nearly finished, I felt it was time to take out my Filofax again and it’s caused me to remember how much I love this baby. I’ve literally just spent the last couple of weeks getting myself used to it and getting it all fixed up the way I want it again, but I’m pretty sure I’ve scheduled my life for the next 6 months in it and I LOVE IT! I used to have the smaller size down but It was so awkward to write in and keep things in, so I switched to this A5 size Saffiano last Winter and haven’t looked back since. It’s such a perfect size for college and carrying things around and I love how it has little pockets and zip pockets so I can keep everything I need with me in there and not have to worry about forgetting things or losing things when I’m out. Not to mention the colour with the pink lining and stitching looking so pretty! I’m almost certain this is going to be stuck by my side as soon as I get back to college and I’m almost certain that makes me a granny ( Sorry not Sorry!).

Anyway, they are all the things I’ve been loving over the month of August! Do you have any recommendations of products or things I can try in September? I would love to hear your suggestions!

Aoife,

xo

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