Monday, 31 August 2015

August faves!


Hey guys, I've left it quite last minute but I thought I'd tell you the things I've been loving through the month of August! 


Recently I purchased the Bourjois healthy mix foundation and I've been LOVING it. I picked it up from Superdrug to replace my other foundations as I've never found one that works well on my skin. This problem is due to wrong colour matches, or being a light coverage product, on my skin this foundation appears to be a medium coverage foundation and feels very silky on the face. It is very easy to apply, which is also down to using the Real Technique's expert face brush. I also picked this up to replace the foundation brush from Real Technique as I thought it difficult to blend with. I wrote a post here about these products in more depth and detail if you wish to find out more. 


These GORGEOUS shoes from Topshop are a MUST have! I've been lusting over these for about a year and I finally found this pair for £20 when I went shopping. They look absolutely gorgeous with a pair of black skinny's, they're super casual shoes but I think they really bring my outfit together. I love the monochrome look, definitely my new faves! 


 If you're a fan of gold and pink shimmery eye shadows, or a neutral palette then look no further, Makeup Revolution has you covered! I picked this up for around £4 which I couldn't even come to terms with at first... so cheap yet such good quality. The pigmentation is amazing and the colour range is impeccable. I love using the shimmery pink (2) all over my lid and then using the gorgeous gold (5) for the crease and outer corner, and using (number 1) in the inner corner to highlight. This brand in general is one of my August Faves, it's so affordable and great quality! I also wrote a blog post on this here if you want a little more information! 


Been completely honest with you, the photo does not do it justice. The eye shadow palette is so much more pigmented than it looks. I originally swatched it on my arm, where the colours looked so vivid, however after missing out some of the colours I had to retake it on my sister's arm and we didn't really apply much product. However, this shows you that the eye shadow is buildable and so very wearable. You can create some gorgeous eye looks with this palette, I definitely recommend! 


Special thanks to my sister for modelling the bag for me ha ha!
(FYI, it's the bag that's my favourite not my sister) just having a laugh don't worry lol! The bag is so pretty, when I first laid my eyes upon it in New Look I was adamant that I HAD to have it. I couldn't leave the shop without it, it was constantly on my mind (am I in love with a bag???) The colour is beautiful, I've been really into the mustard yellow colours recently, I think it's perfect for Autumn! Sadly I'm really forgetful and can't remember the price of this bag, it was around the £24-£28 mark though, hope that helps a little... 


It has a long over the shoulder strap which is perfect for me as it gets annoying holding it on my arm for ages, but it's great that it has the two options. The size is brilliant for me, it fits in my essentials and leaves room for plenty more, that being said it becomes very messy easily as I throw so much crap into it! This bag really dresses up an outfit and makes me feel a lot more put together, the style, the colour, the size, I LOVE IT!


Copyright: http://www.tvguide.com/tvshows/suits/326228/
My boyfriend and I recently got into the show 'Suits', an American made TV series about a law firm. I was put off by this at first, I thought it sounded boring and something that I wouldn't be interested in whatsoever. If you feel the same way... then DON'T, please? Honestly, just give it a chance, I did and I am fully hooked, I think it's brilliant. I do admit I get a bit confused with the terminology and some elements, but it's so interesting and you really learn a lot about the Law! The actors and actresses in this show make it what it is today, obviously, but I just mean they're so TALENTED and AMAZING and HILARIOUS, and it's so witty and brilliant. "YOU JUST GOT LITT UP!" (let me know if you get the reference, my boyfriend has the mug that says that on it, slightly jealous). I can't really describe the show for you, I've always been bad at summaries, but honestly if I can enjoy it and I'm someone that's not even really into comedies then maybe you can as well!

My favourite songs have been 'Drag me down' by One Direction, which is surprising for me as I went off 1D years ago, after being so obsessed I used to walk round in an 'I love Niall Horan' top... The song is SO catchy, the beat is very fun and it just doesn't sound like a 1D song, I was expecting it to be quite young and childish, but I think it's totally the opposite. I love the lyrics, they're great. Definitely my fave song from them, even if Zayn isn't there anymore, sad face.

Meghan Trainor has been a fave this month, she's absolutely beautiful and her voice is incredible. I'm loving 'Marvin Gaye' by her and Charlie Puth. The song and music video is so old school and classic I love it, and I also of course love Marvin Gaye's let's get it on. Another one of Meghan's songs that I cannot stop listening to is like I'm going to lose you, with John Legend who is another very talented singer! It's such a sad but powerful song, I can't stop listening to them!
 The Weekend's song 'I can't feel my face', the lyrics are again, catchy and exciting. I loved their other song from 50 shades, called Earned it, that's another good one.

Lastly, 'Shut up and dance' by Walk the Moon, AH IT'S SO GOOD! Everything about it makes me so happy and makes me want to...wait for it...dance!! I never normally have music favourites, but this month has been brill, I've found some amazing songs that are definitely 'feel good' ones, they're constantly on repeat!!

Thanks for reading this post, leave your comments below telling me what your August faves were! XOXO B

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  1. I haven't tried healthy mix in years! may give it a try soon... Great post!

    Vixella Beauty | A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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    1. I've only just bought it, having heard such good reviews for so long! Thanks a lot, I appreciate it! :) xxx

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    2. I've only just bought it, having heard such good reviews for so long! Thanks a lot, I appreciate it! :) xxx

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  2. Ahh I love so much about this post!! I've been loving Bourjois Healthy Mix too it's so affordable and a lovely coverage! & I am obsessed with Real Techniques brushes my favourite foundation ones are the buffing brush and the stippling brush :-) Also loving the bag and shoes I would totally have them myself! Aaaand I really wanted to get into Suits but I thought the same that you did so I think I will give it ago if you say it's worth a watch! Just followed you on Bloglovin' too because I love your blog!
    Abiee xx
    http://www.abieelucas.com

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    1. Thanks babe, appreciate it! I deffo need to try the buffing brush and stippling brush, thanks for mentioning them! Yeah give suits a try I'd recommend it, honestly I thought I would hate it but it's just amazing!! I follow you as well as I LOVE your blog hun!! :) xxxxx

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  3. Suits is so amazing! The last episode made me cry so much!
    Btw Becky I saw in your signature on another blog, that you just write out your blog url, I actually made an easy guide on adding a clickable link to comments! You can see it http://www.permanentprocrastination.com/2015/06/blog-link-in-comments.html :)

    Tegan xx - Permanent Procrastination

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    1. I've only watched 3 seasons so far! and thank you I'll check it out now xx

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  5. amazing bag dear ! :)
    please follow my blog : THE COLORFUL THOUGHTS

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  6. Hey, lovely post ;)
    How do you make the read more sign come on your blog page so you have to click to read the rest of the blogpost?

    www.CharlotteCrowder.blogspot.com X

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    1. xomisse has a tutorial if you wanted! She shows you how to customise the 'read more' link too ;)

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    2. Hello! Great favourites, and I love the little humour about your sister - I am exactly the same! I used to have the Bonjouris Healthy Glow foundation for a while, but eventually I found liquid foundation too heavy on my skin, so now use the Rimmel Lasting Perfection Powder Foundation! It literally is the best thing for my skin, and gives good coverage while not looking to heavy too!

      Paige xo // The Joys of Being Paige

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    3. Thanks hun! and I'm probably not the best at explaining, so I'd recommend googling it, but on your post when you are writing it out, click where you want to break the text up, then at the top (where you choose your font, font size, if you want to add a photo etc) there's 'insert jump break' (3 down from the link button). Click this and a line will appear where you have separated some of your text, save it and you're good to go x

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    4. Hey Paige, thanks so much! and aw that sounds amazing, I think I'll have to deffo check that foundation out! :) xxx

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  7. I LOVE those shoes and that bag! The shoes are seriously perfect for everyday and that bag is such a statement piece! Great favorites! XO -Kim
    www.thethirtysomethinglife.com

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    1. Thanks so much Kim! and I totally agree:) xx

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  8. Those shoes are GORGEOUS! I love them! I have also been listening to Drag Me Down and Shut Up And Dance so much, they are two of my favourite songs! Great favourites post x

    itseverythingerin.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Aw thanks babe! I can't stop listening to those songs, they're so catchy! x

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  9. That bag tho!! I need it asap. Also, I loooove Drag Me Down. It has such a nice sound to it :)

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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    1. Hahaha it's so gorgeous I love it!:) and I agree it's amazing xxx

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  10. i love suits! i especially love Jessica, she's like define power dressing and i'm like :JESSICAAAAA!


    Jessica | notjessfashion.com



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    1. It's so good! I've just finished watching season 3, I can't wait for next two seasons! I love Jessica too, I think Louis is my fave, and Harvey is so gorgeous hahaha! x

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    1. Thank you Mia! And it is, it's amazing:) x

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  12. That is a nice bag!

    http://lxdia.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. I love the Bourjois foundation! It's incredible. I've heard a lot of good things about Suits - may give it a go. :)

    http://beewritesx.blogspot.com

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    1. I love it! :) and yes you should it's brill! x

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  14. Love the bag - looks like a great size for fitting all your essentials in! x

    The Belle Narrative

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  15. I will check out that foundation as I have been looking for a new one!

    Sarah | sarahanne14.blogspot.com

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  16. Omg those Topshop shoes are AMAZING!!! Such a bargain as well!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

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  18. Great favourites! I absolutely love that bag! X

    jessicapatriciamartin.blogspot.com

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  19. Absolutely love that bag! lovely post

    http://paigeemilypatricia.blogspot.co.uk Xxx

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  20. I love this post, everything you've shared is lovely. I'm actually thinking of starting a segment such as this on my blog.
    http://juanamaua.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks hun! and yes you should, it would be interesting to read! :) xxx

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  21. I love that bag, and ugh, SUITS. I love the show! Also, who can resist Walk The Moon? They're awesome!

    May | THE MAYDEN

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    1. Thanks hun! and it's AMAZING, who's your fave character? xxx

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  22. that New Look bag looks so pretty!! I also really want to try that bourjois foundation!

    Love, Charline | Charline Has a Blog

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    1. :-):-) and you defffffo should! xx

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  23. amazing the outfit

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  24. Oh I love Suits too, it's the best. This eyeshadow palette looks pretty amazing too xx

    franklyflawless.com

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    1. It's soo gooood! Who's your fave character? and it is! xx

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  25. I love the Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation - I use my Real Techniques Expert Face Brush to buff it into my skin for a flawless, glowing complexion :) I need to get a new brush though, seen as mine recently broke - I'm pretty gutted about it! :( xox
    Elle - http://elleandherbeautyblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  26. The bag looks gorgeous! So jealous i need to get it xx

    Daizy
    http://brightdreamerz.blogspot.co.uk/

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  27. The bag looks gorgeous! So jealous i need to get it xx

    Daizy
    http://brightdreamerz.blogspot.co.uk/

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  28. I love healthy mix too! It's my favourite drugstore foundation!

    www.denajayne.co.uk

    xo

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