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?