Sunday, 31 August 2014

August Favourites...

So here are some bit and bobs I found myself really appreciating throughout August.

A few of these bit I have already done blog posts on which I will link you to.

My Radley Umbrella
My Radley Umbrella has been a life saver this month. Those of you who live in England will know the weather has been switching from being super sunny to tipping with rain. An umbrella is definitely become more essential as winter approaches. 
When I travel to work I get the bus, to get to the bus stop it is a 20 minute walk, and when I get off the bus it's another 20 minute walk, so without this umbrella I would have ended up going into work dripping wet which does not give the best impression.

My (now ex) boyfriends mum bought me this umbrella for Christmas last year. I really love the design, it has a red handle and red detailing, the umbrella is clear when you open it out with some cute very British looking picture on. It's a big umbrella, so I don't have to worry about it blowing inside out in the wind, and the clear design means I can bring it as far over my face I want without it affecting my vision. I just love it. I think it looks nice, does what it needs to and will last. Definitely an investment umbrella. 
I've had a look on the Radley website and they have stopped selling this one, but you can find similar umbrellas here. Obviously having had this as a gift I'm not too sure how much it cost, but I'm guessing it was between £20-£30 judging by the price of the others, which I think it pretty good value considering how much use I've got out of the umbrella recently.

Simple Facial Toner
I've been trying to make more effort to look after my skin recently. I've been using the Simple Toner as part of my everyday skin routine, and I've got to say it's just so refreshing on my skin and makes me feel more awake, and it's super cheap at just £3.29 for a big bottle in boots, you can find that here. 
I definitely recommend trying that out as it's so cheap so you've not got much to lose if you do not like it and it just makes my skin feel amazing.

Zoeva Bamboo Brush Set
I'm not going to talk about these too much as I had already done a blogpost on these which you can find here. I just really like this set, the brushes are all really soft, there loads of brushes so it is a good starter set if you are new to make up brushes and good value for money. Love them!

Soap & Glory Kickass Concealer
I'm really enjoying using this concealer, once again I have already done a blog post on this which you can find here, so I am not going to say much more about that.

Soap & Glory Supercat Eyeliner
I have also already blogged about this in the same post where as the Kickass Concealer, but this eyeliner is so easy to use I have to give it a mention.

Tanya Burr Picnic in the Park Lipgloss
I have not wore lipgloss for years, but as I heard a lot of good things about this one I thought I'd give it a go, and to my surprise I really like it. I'm not really used to the sticky feeling lipglosses give your lips, however I didn't find this one too sticky. Also it's not over glossy, I find some people wearing lipgloss can look as though they have dibbled all over their lips, which is not a look I want to go for.
 I really love the natural pink colour of this, it's perfect for work or when I feel lipstick is just a bit too much. Also it was only £6.99 which I think is such a good value. You can find the lipgloss here.
I'm definitely looking forward to trying out some of the other shades.

Rimmel Moisture Renew Invisible Lipliner
Until recently I never really wore lipliner although the major of the time I wore lipstick which would smudge and would not last, however because I had so many different shades of lipstick it just seemed far too expensive to get a lipliner in each shade too - so this is just what I needed. I can wear it with any shade of lipstick and it helps to keep it in place. The only thing that bothers me is it is harder to apply because it's invisible - however it does keep my lipstick in place.

During August I have been spending a lot of my spare time knitting.
I feel as though I've picked it up and now I've got the hang of it, it is so relaxing and such a nice way to pass time. I'm going to knit an case for my ipod soon, and am really looking forward to being able to knit lot of bits and bobs.

What were your favourite things during August?


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