I swear I almost fall off my chair when I see the monthly favourite posts start popping up. Like how can it possibly be that another month has passed us by??? But true as Bob….here we are in September. I hoped to have this post up sooner, but I wanted to do the giveaway on the 1st so I had to move this post back a bit. Better late than never right?
So here are a few of the things I’ve been loving in August <3
NYX Highlight & Contour Pro Palette (RSP R398 at Clicks )
I cannot stop gushing about this palette. I think it’s so multipurpose as you can obviously use it to highlight and contour, but there’s also the banana powder that you can use to set your foundation and/or concealer. You get 2 highlight options, an etheral white highlight (Hello!!) and then a peachy champagne coloured highlight. I use the matt light shade as an eye shadow base. I use the contour shade when I am looking for a nice matt brown crease shade. I carry this palette with me to work, because it takes up the place of at least 2 or 3 other items you don’t need, because you have this palette. I cringed when I had to pay for it as I was hoping it being a drugstore brand it would stray closer to R200 than R500, but well worth the money spent <3
Essence Happy Girls are Pretty 2 in 1 nail file (Limited edition not available anymore)
I just think this is such a cute nail file and that it comes in a little carry case so I don’t have to worry about it snagging against anything in my bag. I carry it with me all the time for those chipped nail emergencies!
Essence Longlasting Lipliner in A Girl’s Dream (06) (RSP – R28,95 at Clicks or Dischem)
I’m a nude lip girl, so I very rarely have anything but a neutral toned lip. A few times now I’ve grabbed the wrong lipliner to apply in the car, and it’s been this one. A bit too bright for my liking, BUT I’ve now come to think that it’s fate I keep grabbing it when I thought it was something else. The colour is a lovely deep mauve…not red, but not berry coloured? I love to wear it just as is with a clear gloss over it or with the Essence All That Greys Lipgloss in the shade number 02. I think it then becomes a beautiful muted pink berry colour and I’m obsessed <3
CALA Brow/Liner brush (317) (RSP R34,95 at Dischem)
I love how tapered the end is. It gives a nice tight and thin eye liner line that you can thicken out as you get more comfortable with using a gel liner. It is really affordable and great quality.
Garnier Oil-Infused Micellar Cleansing water (RSP R69,95 at Dischem)
I got this rather late in the month, but after a few uses I’m in love with this cleansing water. It has a lovely fresh scent, it almost reminds me of Hydra-Adapt/Hydra Match face ‘moisturising gel’. It removed my mascara a bit easier than the regular Micellar water and also afterwards my skin felt slightly moisturised, but without any greasy feeling, which the label does promise (non greasy feeling).
*sigh* The smell ladies….roses and fresh unicorn fart all over your face. I can’t even deal with how amazing this smells, and in a non irritating way. I’m a sinus and hayfever sufferer so I am weary of things that have scents to them, but this doesn’t bother my nose at all. This stuff contains Rosewater, Cucumber extract and Aloe Vera extract. It’s like a spa for your face <3 Some days my matt foundation can look a bit dry and I just generously spritz this all over my face to just soften it up and make my skin look a bit more hydrated. This bottle is almost finished and I will definitely be purchasing a new one.
So a regular reader would know….after all is said and done, we need to eat chocolate 🙂 Gals I’m going old school today….. I have been crushing so badly on Crunchie for the last month! It could be because I finally realised I could not afford my beloved Lindt Popcorn slab on a daily basis anymore….something has got to give to pay for all the makeup, or it could just be that Crunchie is a timeless chocolate…that reminds you of your childhood. The honeycomb, covered in the delicious Cadbury milk chocolate….. I hope I do not head out to Spar after typing this, because they have a special on….3 Cadbury chocolates for R18,99. Oh and in case you’re wondering where the picture is…um I ate the chocolate TWICE before getting a chance to photograph. The struggle is real….
Ps don’t forget to enter my Spring giveaway 2 posts back????