August 2013 Favourites

I’m almost in shock, this is a monthly favourites post that isn’t a week late! Goodness me, miracles do happen!

This month has mostly been about things being as simple and easy as possible – Following my accident I didn’t want to mess around much but I still wanted to look nice so a few, simple, products have made this month much easier. As well as these products some of the ones from my last favourites have been fantastic, notably the Soap & Glory ‘Glow all out’ powder and the Maybelline ‘Dream Pure BB Cream’.

As you may know if you’ve read my posts about it I’ve been doing the Your Tea, Tiny Teatox this month and that. most definitely, has to be one of my favourites. It’s not the tastiest tea ever but it was drinkable and it’s made a massive difference for me – I’ll definitely want to do a teatox again in the future. 
As well as the teatox I’ve been trying to improve some aspects of my diet. I haven’t been able to do much about my daily meals as it’s mostly about convenience when we’re living here and trying to feed lots of different people at different times, so what I’ve focused on is replacing snacks with better snacks. I can’t cut snacks out due to the low blood sugars I deal with so I’ve stocked up on cereal bars and things – These granola bars from Tesco are Delicious. They’ve got a hefty amount of sugar in so they’re not exactly health food but they’re better than chocolate and icecream and they’ve been great to snack on whilst walking back from dropping Ethan off at nursery.

These are two haircare items that have been fantastic this month. The Bastiste dry shampoo is something I use every month but this month it’s been totally invaluable. Due to my head being glued I wasn’t able to wash my hair too often so (whilst shielding the actual wound so that the spray wouldn’t touch it) I used this a lot to keep my hair looking better. 
I picked these pop bands up when they were 20% off on the website so they were a total bargain. My hair is just getting to a length, now, where I can tie it back but when I hurt my head I wasn’t able to tie it back as it pulled on the wound too much. After it had mostly healed, though, the pop bands became fantastic as they don’t pull on the hair as much as a normal hair band and so they didn’t cause the discomfort that others would have done. Also, look at those lovely colours!

This month I’ve had the best skin month I’ve had in as long as I can remember and I think that a lot of it is to do with these two products!
You can see my review of the Amie Morning clear cleanser HERE so I won’t say too much about it but I Love it. I use this in the mornings and I’m loving my morning skin care routine at the moment. 
In the evenings I’ve been using the Soap & Glory ‘Peaches and Clean’ to replace my ‘Clean Mary’ and I can see why people class this as an improvement upon the older product. I Love this stuff, it smells delicious and makes my skin feel wonderful. Expect a proper review on this in the future.

I’ve been keeping my make-up pretty simple for most of the month (though obviously that’s been mixed up a bit since I got my big competition win, expect to see more about these products in the future!)

For most of the month my nails haven’t been all pretty and colourful as they’ve been adorned by the Rimmel Nail Nurse Nail rescue treatment instead. You can see my review for that tomorrow!

I’ve mostly been focusing on keeping my lips hydrated and smooth this month though an extra wash of sheer colour doesn’t go amiss. I have found, though, that the natural pigmentation of my lips improves loads just from rubbing a good balm in. I have been Loving the Nivea Honey and Milk balm as I’m obsessed with anything honey scented and this is heavenly. 
For colour I’ve been reaching for the Maybelline Baby lips in ‘Cherry Me’ and the Yes To Carrots in ‘Rosy Bloom’ these have covered me for most looks that I’ve gone for this month.

Lastly for cosmetics I’ve been using the Rimmel Scandaleyes shadow paint in ‘Rich ‘Russet’ as it’s been lovely for a soft hint of colour on the eyes without much effort at all.

Lastly, this month, the entertainment has been a big help in feeling better!

My lovely man picked up a couple of our favourite series’ on boxset so we’ve been really enjoying watching them. I can really, really recomment both ‘Extras’ and ‘The Big Bang Theory’ for a good laugh!

I’ve also been glued to my kindle this month and that’s because of the ‘Codex Alera’ series by the wonderful Jim Butcher. I have read both of his series’ this past couple of months and I love them both very very much. The ‘Dresden Files’ has a more modern feel to it and is more typical of the urban paranormal genre whereas the ‘Codex Alera’ is a more epic fantasy that is very otherworldly. Both are flipping amazing, though and I’m gutted that I’ve finished the Codex Alera books and can’t wait until the next Harry Dresden book is out. 


  1. Kate Musgrove August 31, 2013 / 2:05 pm

    I recently reviews the Rimmel nail aid. Not sure if you've seen it. Amazing stuff xx

  2. Nivedita September 1, 2013 / 1:25 pm

    Good to see some of my favourites in your stash too! I am The Big Bang Theory!

  3. Mountain Beauty September 1, 2013 / 10:48 pm

    I'm a big fan of the Babylips in "Cherry Me" as well and as I'm a bit of lip moisturiser junkie I'll make sure to pick up the Nivea Honey and Milk Balm the next time I hit up Boots.

    • Mountain Beauty September 2, 2013 / 7:09 am

      Reply thanks for following me! Very much appreciated!

  4. admin September 1, 2013 / 11:43 pm

    It's my favourite scent, too, Charlotte

    Yeah, your post was great Kate 🙂

    Thanks Sakuranko – I've followed back 🙂

    Haha we Love Big Bang Theory!

    Definitely worth picking it up, it's one of my absolute favourites now 🙂

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