Wednesday, 30 August 2017

August Favourites

August Favourites
August, the end of the Summer. But honestly, who can say we have had a Summer here in the UK. There has been the odd week and weekend here and there, but the remaining time has been cold and wet. I've even had my winter Timberland boots back out this month. Anyway, less of my complaining and over to the things I have actually been loving this month. As you have probably already guessed, the weather will not be featuring! 

August Favourites

L'Oreal Paris Hydra Genius Aloe Water
L'Oreal Paris Hydra Genius Aloe Water
I saw this product all over social media when it was first released. Props to L'Oreal for their marketing of this. I suffer from dry and dehydrated skin, so I knew this would be perfect for me. I have been using this product when my skin has been seriously suffering and it has worked wonders on my skin. A little of this product goes a really long way, you only need one pump of this to cover your whole face. One and a half if my face is feeling particularly dry. This leaves my skin feeling really refreshed and hydrated all day. It also provides the best base for foundation.  This product also includes Hyaluronic Acid to keep the skin looking hydrated and youthful. I'm really looking forward to seeing the long term benefits from using this product. 

Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado
I picked up this little beauty up when I went to the Kiehl's event earlier in the month - read all about it in my blog post. Before this, I didn't even consider eye cream. I think I just rested on the fact that I haven't got that many wrinkles yet, so why bother with eye cream. I've actually realised that eye cream is about so much more than wrinkles. It's about hydration, looking and feeling more awake. The three main ingredients are Avocado Oil, Beta-Carotene and Shea Butter. Apparently, Avocado Oil is the most moisturising of any fruit oil, meaning that this product is super hydrating to your under eyes. Beta-Carotene, if you didn't already know, is found in carrots. It's a natural antioxidant, but sadly it won't make you see in the dark like my Mum and Dad would have had me believe. Who knew it was actually good for your eyes though. After using this product, I have really noticed that the skin around my eyes is more hydrated, so my concealer to stay on longer without creasing. Who knew eye cream would be the answer to that. 

Pure Potions Hair & Scalp Natural Shampoo and Conditioner
Pure Potions Hair & Scalp Natural Shampoo and Conditioner
Over the last few months, I've really been seeking more natural brands. Of course, I'm not perfect, but I have been enjoying being more particular with what products I've been putting on my face and body. It's also helping me to discover new brands, like Pure Potions. They were kind enough to let me try their products and I have been really impressed. Their products are 99.9% natural, which is pretty impressive. Pure Potions pride themselves on creating mild plant-based biodegradable cleansers.  They say their products gently lift dirt and grease from the hair, without stripping the natural oils from the skin or irritating the scalp. When I was younger, I suffered from really bad eczema, so I don't like to irritate my skin in fear that it will come back. I have really enjoyed using these products. They take some getting used to as they don't lather like your standard shampoo does - but that's because they're not pumped with chemicals. My hair still feels really clean and much more nourished after using. I have terribly dry ends, but these products seem to be really helping me out.

L'Oreal Paris Brow Pomade
L'Oreal Paris Brow Pomade
You must have been living under a rock (or you don't have an Instagram account) if you haven't heard of this product. Again, props to the L'Oreal Marketing team with this one too. I honestly haven't got a bad word to say about this product. Let's start with the packaging - rose gold, yes please. I'm not normally one for a brow pomade, I never jumped on the Anastasia Dip Brow bandwagon. I have always thought they were too messy and fiddly to work with. But, after using this I have realised how wrong I was. With this product, I can do my brows in just as little time as with a pencil and they actually look so much better. I bought the shade Brunette and it is a perfect match for my brows. What's more, a tiny bit of this product goes a long way. I learn that the hard way when I put too much product on the brush and ended up with a serious brow look! This is definitely going to be a permanent feature in my makeup bag.

What have been some of your favourites this month? I'd love for you to share them with me in the comments, or via Instagram/Twitter. 
Love, Kate xx


This post contains PR samples, however, all opinions are my own.
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  1. Ooh, I used to have an amazing eye cream sample from Balance Me but when it ran out I never replaced it - will definitely look into this Kiehl's one! Really great post.

    xx Robyn | life above water

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      Kate xx

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