I’m pretty sure I say this every month but I cannot believe that August is over already. Is it just me or did the past month really fly by?! But while I’m terrified by the speed at which weeks seem to be speeding along at the moment, I’m actually really really excited about the arrival of autumn. It’s been a pretty super summer – we’ve had actual sunshine here in the UK which makes a real change from our usual grey-skyed drizzle! – and I’ve relished spending so much time outside in the sun, but I’m totally ready for colder days, warm knitwear, hot water bottles and Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes.
But before I move on to all of that, I wanted to celebrate some of the stuff that made August great and share with y’all the beauty bits which really stuck out for me during the month.
I’ll kick off with the only haircare bit in my favourites, the Philip Kingsley Elasticizer (£12). I’ve been a fan of this product for years now but for some reason it hadn’t been getting as much use as usual in recent months and I’m so ruddy glad to have rediscovered it. Created for actress Audrey Hepburn, the smoothing formula works wonders on hair that is feeling a bit frizzy and frazzled, leaving it soft and smooth and genuinely pretty love.
Moving on to make up, I have been obsessed with the Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation (£32.50). The formula offers amazing coverage without feeling at all heavy or greasy on your skin and it lasts for hours on end. I just can’t get enough. SImilarly the Sleek Make Up Blush in Rose Gold (£4.49) has been in pretty regular rotation during the past few weeks. I just love the rosy glow that it gives my skin and haven’t ever found a blusher that offers the same healthy radiance.
Another old favourire that I’ve rediscovered properly this month is MAC Plumful (£15.50). Without a doubt my favourite MAC lipstick ever – which is an achievement enough in itself! – it just seems to suit every skintone, make up look and complexion and always works so well regardless of any other factors. I can’t ever imagine my make up stash without Plumful… Last but not least on the make up front is another rediscovered product, the By Terry Crayon Khol Terrybly in Festive Gold (£23). I’ll admit that one of the major reasons I love this product so much is the name – getting ready for Christmas already! – but the super smooth formula, long-lasting staying power and incredible colour definitely play a big part in its brilliance too!
My final favourite of the month is a sweet sweet scent, Elizabeth and James Nirvana White ($75), which you can’t yet get in the UK – sob. But I had to include it (I’m sorry!) because it’s been pretty much the only perfume I’ve worn all month. The scent is totally unlike anything else I have in my fragrance stash and lasts on my skin all day long; well worth the slightly hefty price tag if you ask me.
And now onto September – and some serious Autumn lovin’…!