Hi loves, I’ve been crazy busy this month with two back-to-back press trips (lots of fun posts about my time in Basel and Vorarlberg coming soon), but I wanted to pause to put together a little rundown of the new beauty products, books and interior bits I’ve loved this month. Hope you like!
My August faves
BareMinerals Mix Exfoliate Smooth
When I opened this I wasn’t even sure what it was, but now these add-to-cleanser exfoliating grains are one of my new skincare faves. You sprinkle a teeny tiny amount of the granules onto your palm and mix with a dollop of whichever cleanser you use – I’ve been pairing them with my trusty La Roche Posay face wash – and massage into your face. The granules are super fine and my face feels lovely afterwards.
New makeup and brushes
I was gifted a box of beauty products by Just My Look, and discovered a few new faves – the best being the Real Techniques makeup brushes, Sleek highlighting palette and ‘make me matte’ lipstick mattifier from Saturated Colour. I tried it over a glossy red Clinique lipstick and it actually works. You do have to wipe the excess lipstick off the mattifying stick as you go, but I was happy with the results.
Considering I’m the most indecisive, fussy person in the UK when it comes to home accessories, I’m thrilled that I finally managed to find some art that I actually love for the wall above our couch. I have a little living room interiors guide going live next week with a discount code for the online store, so keep an eye out for that.
Right Guard Pink Jasmine Shower Gel
I never thought I’d be raving about a mundane shower gel but oh my god, this stuff smells SO much like Daisy by Marc Jacobs that I stopped dead in the shower the first time I used it and looked around, wondering how I’d suddenly been transported back to 2015. It must be the jasmine, and it’s delightful.
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
Like everyone I tuned in to Big Little Lies when it was hailed as the new Desperate Housewives, but unlike everyone else it seems, I was left disappointed. Should’ve known that nothing will ever be as good as DH in my eyes, even if it does have Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman in the line-up. I never watched the last episode, but I did pick up the novel in a charity shop at the beginning of the month. It’s a great, light-hearted read, full of wit at the most unexpected moments.
Have you tried any of my monthly faves? Let me know in the comments xx