30 August 2014

August Favourites

August Favourites
As we say goodbye to August I can't help but wave merrily as we head into September, the coming months despite the dark mornings are some of my favourites when it comes to fashion and beauty. Throughout August I had being using a few things none stop whereby there are a couple of new things that have crept in unexpectedly. 

I'm very lucky to say that in recent weeks I have won two beauty giveaways from two of my favourite ladies within the beauty community. From Laura I was thrilled to be told I had won the original Urban Decay Naked Palette which had been a product that I had wanted to add to my collection for a while. I have to say that this palette is incredible, I'd even go as far to say that I prefer it ever so slightly to the Naked 2 Palette which I had for my birthday this time last year. The shades naked, sidecar and hustle are so far my favourites within the palette and are as always super pigmented, long lasting and utterly beautiful to boot.

The Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick in bitch perfect is my new favourite nude and was a giveaway prize from Aimee who is quite simply a Charlotte Tilbury fanatic! From the packaging alone you know you're in for something extra special whereby the lipstick itself does not disappoint. They also smell really nice which is a bonus; nobody wants a smelly lipstick under their nose!

One morning I decided not to use my normal blusher and instead picked up again the Lily Lolo Honey Glow Shimmer Stripes* which I did a more in depth review of here. I'm not going to lie I had forgotten just how much I liked this product as it really does help to warm up my complexion and highlight my none existing cheek bones in a way that I hadn't been able to before. 

Of course before any make up can be applied skincare is of the up-most importance whereby I have being using an SPF Religiously. My favourite SPF that I have found has been the La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL which I picked up from Boots. This SPF is utterly fantastic and doesn't feel greasy at all once applied to the skin therefore it's definitely one that I will be re-purchasing once this one runs out as I feel no need to try another.

It's rare that I feature hair care over here on A Little Boat Sailing however I had to share with you the Faith In Nature Grapefruit and Orange Shampoo* which was sent to me a couple of weeks ago. This is actually a product which I wish I were able to find in my local Boots and supermarket as I wouldn't hesitate to buy it now that I have tried it. Full of an uplifting citrus scent my hair feels so good after I have used this shampoo and the corresponding conditioner, in fact it also seems to last a little longer before I feel the need to wash my hair which is always a good thing in my book.

What are your top choices for August?

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32 comments

  1. I can't believe it's almost September! Summer has gone by so fast. The Naked Palettes are amazing, you're so lucky to have won one! Also like the sounds of the Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick, it's such a nice colour. x

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  2. Congratulations on winning the giveaway! That must be so exciting naked palette and Charlotte Tilbury's lipstick! I love the colors on the naked palette, they are amazing!

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  3. That shampoo sounds amazing. I can imagine it smells amazing too :D

    Sian | Siân Marie Beauty
    xo

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  4. Lovely stuff!
    www.ajdas.com

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  5. sandratheblackpearl30 August 2014 at 21:24

    I sooo regret selling my UD Naked palette in a blog sale... I miss the golden tones.
    I adore the Lily Lolo Shimmer Stripes as well.

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  6. I am a big fan of the Antihelios XL. It's kind of mandatory for pale people, isn't it?! It's really good for my face, but I put some on my chest a few weeks ago and it went really chalky there. The fact that it works so well on my face means it's still a winner for me. I can use a different sun screen on my body - no problem! :)

    Owl Girl | A London lifestyle blog

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  7. Shampoo sounds amazing would love to try it

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  8. The Charlotte Tilbury lipstick looks to die for, the colour is perfect!

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  9. The original Naked palette is my favourite out of the three :) The shadows are a dream! I need to try this SPF from La Roche Posay, it sounds great :) x
    Ana xo anacelinelabod.com

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  10. Love your favourites ;) That lipstick. I so want to try it, it sounds great! Totally get what you mean with the smell of a lipstick, I can't use some because of that! That shampoo looks really interesting ;) xx

    Gyudy’s Notes Of Beauty

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  11. The first UD Naked Palette is always a good choice can't beat some bronze toned shades compared to the taupe hue tones that the Naked 2 offers. I have to say sometimes I prefer more colours in a bronzer than just a single tone, gives more dimensions xo

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  12. Lots of lovely products here. The Anthelios sounds wonderful and maybe it'll motivate me to use sunscreen. Shame on me I know!

    Sheri | Behind The Frames

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  13. The shampoo sounds fab, I love citrussy scents! The Lily Lolo Shimmer Stripes look really pretty too :)

    Jess xo

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  14. The CT lipstick looks gorgeous! x

    www.ofbeautyandnothingness.co.uk

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  15. I really want a naked palette, you were lucky to win it! The shade range in them is really nice. x

    Beauty
    Soup || UK Beauty Blog

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  16. I really want one of the Charlotte Tilbury Lipsticks, they just look so beautiful xx

    Gemma // Miss Makeup Magpie

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  17. It sure has Olivia, it'll soon be time for scarves and boots! I'm extremely lucky, it sure is a beautiful palette xx

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  18. Thank you Sophia :) The Naked 1 is incredible, it is most certainly my favourite xx

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  19. Oh no, maybe you could pick up another in the future as it sure is a wonderful palette. The Shimmer Stripes are so pretty, I'm really enjoying using mine again x

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  20. Oh yes for definite! I'm just amazed at how good it feels on the skin as I have flash backs of really greasy sunscreen when I was younger. It's a shame it went chalky on your chest as that is a bit weird, at least your face is protected :) xx

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  21. It's really lovely, I'll be doing a review soon of the shampoo and conditioner xx

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  22. It really is a gorgeous colour, I'm so happy with it xx

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  23. It's a great SPF it really is and as for the Naked Palette I haven't tried the third so I can't comment on that however the first one is so far my favourite too xx

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  24. Thank you! The shampoo really works well for me so I'm really happy with it. The Lipstick is of course stunning xx

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  25. I always know when somebody knows their stuff when they comment on my blog, tips here and there are handy so thank you! xx

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  26. Oh don't worry I used to not use SPF properly either, it sure is a good one though xx

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  27. They are lovely Jess they really are, in fact Lily Lolo products are lovely in general xx

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  28. Gorgeous would sum it up Heather :) xx

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  29. Thank you I was very lucky xx

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  30. They are beautiful Gemma, the new matte ones are worth having a look at too xx

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  31. I have never tried anything from Smashbox at all although I wouldn't mind. At Christmas they do some nice gift sets on Boots so I may have a look at those. The Naked Palette is worth the investment xx

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