August Favourites

Another month, more money spent and not saved. OH WELL. I tried not to spend toooo much money this month on stuff I didn’t need but it’s always good to treat yourself. Here is what I was loving this month…

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Violet Voss / Matte About You

I’ve been after a new palette for a while and to me, you can never have too many! Cult Beauty had 15% off certain pallets for a limited time and I’ve been dying to try out a couple of the Violet Voss eye shadow palettes. I went for Matte About You because I feel like I have lots of shimmer palettes. The colour range was also a winner as it is mostly neutral/warm shades which I think is perfect for transitioning into Autumn. Obviously I swatched all 20 shades as soon as it arrived and I actually cannot believe how pigmented these shadows are. There is little to no fall out when applying the shadows and I honestly 100% recommend this palette. I am buzzing to add more Violet Voss to my collection.

 

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Kiehls CleanserClearly Corrective™ /Purifying Foaming Cleanser

It was after a skin consultation at Kiehls that I bought this cleanser and I don’t think I will EVER look back. I’ve never had such a lightweight cleanser before that actually works! It builds up to a light foam and removes make up so so easily! I’ve been using this cleanser morning and night for just over a month now and I can honestly see such a difference in my skin. It has made my skin feel so fresh and it feels like it can actually breathe. You just need the smallest amount for it to work effectively so I know it’s going to last long!

 

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Edinburgh Gin / Rhubarb and Ginger

I have never been a gin drinker but this year it has happened. It started with Berry Bramble gin cocktails introduced to me by Emma and it has now gone on to gin and tonic. I feel like an adult. Emma introduced me to Edinburgh Gin / Rhubarb and Ginger and the flavour is outta this world. It tastes like them rhubarb and custard sweeties. Yummmy.

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When the Music’s Over / Peter Robinson

When the body of a young girl is found in a remote countryside lane, evidence suggests she was drugged, abused and thrown from a moving van – before being beaten to death.
While DI Annie Cabbot investigates the circumstances in which a 14-year-old could possibly fall victim to such a crime, newly promoted Detective Superintendent Alan Banks must do the same – but the crime Banks is investigating is the coldest of cases. Fifty years ago Linda Palmer was attacked by celebrity entertainer Danny Caxton, yet no investigation ever took place. Now Caxton stands accused at the centre of a historical abuse investigation and it’s Banks’s first task as superintendent to find out the truth.
As more women step forward with accounts of Caxton’s manipulation, Banks must piece together decades-old evidence. With his investigation uncovering things from the past that would rather stay hidden, he will be led down a path even darker than the one he set out to investigate

This is one of the first crime books I have read and oh my, I can tell I am now going to be addicted. I’ve always loved watching Crime Dramas so I don’t know why I have never read them. This was such a gripping read and I am definitely going to be reading more of the DCI Banks series.

 

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Karina Turnbull / Youtube channel

Honestly, I’ve lost count the amount of times Karina has said to me she’s properly going to get into Youtube after starting her channel at the beginning of the year. But HURRRAH. She’s done it. I’ve never been so proud of her ever. It’s taking so so much for her to post these videos and I honestly cannot believe how much her confidence has improved in the past year. I’ve enjoyed all her content so far and I can’t wait to see what else she’s gonna do. My personal fave is when she was sitting on boxes to film lip kit reviews and she fell through it. Watch it here.  This gal has come so so far and I know that she’d be overwhelmed if you could support her by subscribing to her channel if you like her content!

What have you been loving this month? Leave me a comment with any recommendations!

Much love,

louise-x

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