August Favourites

I can’t believe that it has been 6 months since I last wrote one of these posts. This year has gone way too quickly, it’s actually kind of terrifying. However, this month has been really good. To start off with, I left my drop so that I could move in with my boyfriend in Nottingham ready to start my postgraduate degree, and I got to go on holiday to Zante with two of my friends.

Although August was very busy, I have put together a list of some of my favourite items and thought that I would share them with you.

So my usual go-to foundation has been the Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Foundation in the shade 150. However, I recently discovered the RevolutionPro Foundations Drops in the shade F3. This foundation still looks like skin, rather than leaving you looking like a cakey mess and you only need a couple of drops to cover your whole face. In addition, the Revolution foundation is medium to full coverage and it gives you a lovely, dewy finish and the price is also a huge bonus. The Revolution foundation costs £7 and you can purchase it in any Superdrug store or on the Superdrug website. I would definitely recommend checking out this foundation as it is so flawless-looking, at a great price.1B38D30D-7CF3-4ABE-9125-D1973D9CDC03

This item is actually something that I picked up at the airport. As our flight was delayed, we had a bit of time to kill before boarding our plane so we decided to check out The Body Shop.  The Coco Calming Face Mist was so nice to have when I was on holiday as you could spray it when you needed to cool your face down and it smelt of coconut – so nice. I love that this product is vegan as you know it is cruelty-free and no animals were harmed. I’ve used this so many times but it still looks as though it’s barely been used so I think it is definitely worth the £6. This spray feels so calming and soothing, it is definitely a summer must-have.

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So when I was at the airport, I also picked up the Banana Body Yogurt from The Body Shop for £8.50. I love banana flavours and scents, I don’t know why but I always gravitate towards products that have a banana flavour or smell so when I heard about the new banana range at The Body Shop, I couldn’t wait to try it out. I love to use this as a moisturiser after a shower as it not only smells so good, but it makes your skin feel so incredibly soft. I’m kind of gutted that this range is a limited edition as it’s probably my favourite range from The Body Shop.

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F13B8D67-ABE5-450F-BCF8-26C5A1FDC181Over the past few months, I have bought a lot of new clothes and instead of boring you with all of my latest purchases, I thought that I’d pick my favourite clothing item. I am a huge fan of denim mini skirts as they are so versatile and I find that they suit my figure. When I saw this raspberry coloured skirt in Topshop, I couldn’t stop myself from buying it. I think this colour is so beautiful and is a great colour for transitioning from summer to autumn. You could wear this with a white crop top and sandals in the summer but you could also pair it with a cosy jumper, tights, and boots for autumn.

With skirts,  I always struggle to find one that fit both my waist and my hips as my waist is a lot smaller than my hips but this skirt fits perfectly and I bought it in a size 6. This skirt comes in a variety of colours and costs £29 which I think is quite decent for a good quality denim skirt. It also comes with a matching jacket if you’re into a good co-ord.

As I said earlier, I recently went on holiday with two friends so of course, that has to be included in my August Favourites. I won’t go into too much detail as I did write a whole post about it at the start of the week so click here if you want to read more. The three of us went to Zante for a week and we had so much fun. I highly recommend visiting Zante if you’re looking for a fun, but relaxing week away.

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I also mentioned that I have just moved out so the last few things are all related to that. I have been excited to decorate my own place since I was about 10 years old so I have been planning and planning how I could decorate our flat from the moment we decided to move in together. Obviously, furniture is what we needed to focus on but I also knew that I wanted to have lots of plants for decoration. I recently went to a Next home store and found a beautiful pot filled with different succulents for £22 and I fell in love. It looks perfect in the middle of our bookshelf in the living room, I just need to find some more plants to keep it company.

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The next home item that I have been loving is the Fresh Grapefruit Diffuser from The White Company. My nan actually bought this for me for my birthday and I am so grapeful hehe. Seriously though, it smells so good and goes perfectly with the matching candle. It is my favourite scent to wake up to so I keep this in our bedroom and I honestly may have to repurchase this when it runs out. The fragrance lasts a long time and I have not grown bored of it yet but you can use fewer reeds if you want the scent to be more subtle.

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My last favourite for August has to be our flat. I am so in love with this little flat that we get to call ours. It’s so spacious and modern on the inside, yet the building looks like a beautiful, old church. My favourite room is our bedroom as it’s so cosy and I finally get to have a desk for all of my makeup but I think our living room might be my favourite when our sofa arrives. I love that I can see the trees blowing in the wind when I wake up and I love how close we are to the city centre. Also, after spending a year of seeing each other every 5 weeks or so, I love that we get to wake up together.

I hope you all have a wonderful September and good luck to all of you who are going back to school/college/university.


20 thoughts on “August Favourites

  1. I love those succulents (and the pot is pretty cute too). Oh, and the banana body yogurt looks pretty cool too. Thanks for sharing tips 🙂

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  2. Wow, sounds like a great products and that banana body yogurts sounds really intriguing for me. I will check that out at the market and will try to use that to see the results.

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  3. OoooO! Banana!! That sounds amazing! I’m going to have to check out that brand and see if I can use their products because I LOVE banana!

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  4. I always enjoy reading bloggers favorite things at the end of the month. Because usually if there is something that I want and you give it a good review then I can tell the fiance’ that a friend has it and she loves it! Sneaky, I know. I would be interested in try the Coco Calming Face Mist. I see that it worked for you but I am kind of a skeptic. The Banana Body Yogurt sounds interesting too. It drives me crazy when products are named something you could eat. Thanks for the blog post!

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  5. You always post items I seem to never notice or over look. Like the banana conditioner I would love to try, I’m mean who doesn’t love bananas.

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