It’s the end of the month of August now and it’s time for August 2014 beauty favourites!
August has been packed with lots and lots of purchases from everywhere (Sephora, the recent Net-A-Porter free shipping etc..). Surprisingly, my favourites this month doesn’t include any of the new purchases because I really wanted to use the things I bought actively for exactly or more than a month to really test the efficacy of the products. Many a times we keep getting new things to play with that we don’t really reach out for a product more than 2-3 times, let alone give a full in-depth review. Thus, I am proud to say that I have been using my favourites so diligently this month that I don’t even realise I’m using them every day! 😀
Without further ado, let’s jump right into my skincare favourites followed by the makeup ones!
For skincare this month (or rather these 2 months), I have been loving my entire skincare range from Kiehl’s! Having acne-prone skin can be quite a headache as it is really not easy to tame the inflamed skin while trying to control acne formation. 3 products that have particularly improved my skin condition drastically are the Blue Herbal Gel Cleanser, Dermatologist Solutions Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution and Dermatologist Solutions Blemish Control Daily Skin-Clearing Treatment. Oh my what a mouthful. The names are way too long.
The weather has been really crazy lately with the scorching sun isn’t it? Well, this month’s Bellabox came just in time for me! Time to immerse into the summer frenzy with August’s Bellabox themed Summer Fresh. The beauty goodies in this month’s box are really substantial, so much so that the beauty box came in a paper bag instead because there were literally no space to pack some of the items inside the blue polka-dotted box!
Hello hello! 🙂 Ever wanted just one palette that can complete your entire makeup? I have just the thing you are looking for!
It’s the Tarte Rainforest After Dark Palette!
Look at the snake details of this palette, and the scaly packaging, isn’t it mysterious yet very tropical like? Seems rather fierce, I like! I especially like that purple gem in the middle of the snake’s head.
The palette is part of the Rainforest collection together with the limited edition gold eyelash curler with a snake charm on it, a gel eyeliner as well as their lip surgence.
If there is one brand of makeup/skincare that smells the sweetest, it’s Vecua Honey!
Double or nothing.
Indeed, these “mesmerizing new Dual-Intensity Eyeshadows feature a luxuriously smooth transformative texture. Twelve ready-to-wear and rebelliously romantic sophisticated shades to express a riveting range of eye drama. Go both ways.”
In general, I love the formula of these eyeshadows, especially when layered over a primer, such as my favourite Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion. The intensity of the eyeshadows are definitely buildable and what I really like about them is that they are also smooth and blendable. Picked 2 out of 12 eyeshadows from the recent TANGS Summer Rebates and I must say that I am in love with my first NARS products!