August Favourites 

The end of August is upon us already, how on earth has this happened?! August has been, quite possibly, the busiest month of my life so far.

It saw me finish my Training Contract as a Trainee Solicitor, become unemployed (due to leaving the country), be one of the bridesmaids at my friends wedding and then just casually up-heave and move to the Bahamas!

On top of that I’ve had two wonderful leaving parties and appointments with every single person I know in the world before I leave which has been lovely but it’s quite a lot for one brain to process!

As I write this I’m sat at Orlando airport, waiting for my delayed plane to the Bahamas. I guess I will have to get used to the chilled out Island mentality!

Anywho, onto what I’ve been loving this month..

August Favourites 2017 Sophie in Wonderland

First up, it has to be the beautiful ColourPop Yes Please palette. Dubbed a dupe for the Natasha Denona palette, the warm tones are super summery and gorgeous. I’m yet to try the out there yellow but I’ve loved the warm reds and golden shimmers. I’m planning to do a post on it properly but the shades blend beautifully as you would expect from ColourPop.

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Even though August hasn’t been hot and sunny as August should be, it’s certainly been muggy AF which = sweaty makeup face. The Estee Lauder Double Wear Light has been the perfect solution as it gives a decent coverage without feeling heavy on the skin.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Light August Favourites.jpeg

The Sweet Peach Papa Don’t Peach Blusher from Too Faced has been a firm fave recently it’s so easy to pop on for a summery look. It has a subtle sheen and adds a nice colour to the cheeks. It smells peachy too which is a nice extra touch.

Too Faced Sweet Peach Papa Don't Peach Blusher August Favourites.jpeg

I’ve been applying it with the Spectrum A05 Blusher Brush which was recommended to me by a few people on Twitter a while ago when I asked for a good smaller blusher brush. I already had it in a set I was kindly sent from Spectrum ages ago but forgot about it, and since re-discovering it I haven’t stopped using it! It really is the perfect size and shape for applying blush as I have small cheeks and don’t want a huge blob of colour in the middle.

Specrum Brush A05 August Favourites.jpg

Lastly the L’Oreal Paradise Mascara has been a firm fave of mine since the day I tried it. I love the finish it creates as the short dense bristles really volumise and separate perfectly. You can see my full review on it here, where I also talk about it being a dupe for a higher end mascara!

Loreal Paradise Mascara August Favourites.jpeg

So that’s what I’ve been loving this month, have any of my favourites made it into yours? Let me know in the comments below!

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  1. September 1, 2017 / 4:21 pm

    The Yes Please palette is gorgeous!

    • Sophie in Wonderland xo
      September 1, 2017 / 6:08 pm

      Isn’t it beautiful! thank you for reading lovely xo

  2. September 1, 2017 / 4:30 pm

    omg that yes please palette looks a dream. don’t think i would dare wear those yellow/orange tones but they’re so stunning!
    jen, velvet spring x

    • Sophie in Wonderland xo
      September 1, 2017 / 6:09 pm

      I know I’m yet to try the yellow, one day I might feel daring!! thanks for reading lovely xo

  3. September 1, 2017 / 6:09 pm

    The Too Faced Sweet Peach Papa Don’t Peach Blusher is so pretty. The fact that it’s scented is a nice bonus!
    I saw a review of that ColourPop Yes Please palette on Rachael’s blog – looks really pretty.

    • Sophie in Wonderland xo
      September 1, 2017 / 6:31 pm

      It is a lovely blush!Yeah i love YP so much, Rach created a fabulous look as well! xo

    • Sophie in Wonderland xo
      September 1, 2017 / 6:31 pm

      Thanks lovely thanks for reading! xo

  4. September 2, 2017 / 1:27 am

    The Too Faced blush looks super pretty, nice touch that it’s scented too! I really want to try the mascara but I’m pretty sure it hasn’t launched in NZ yet 🙁

    • Sophie in Wonderland xo
      September 6, 2017 / 6:54 pm

      It’s gorgeous isnt it! Aw thats a shame I hope it comes soon I really love it! xo

  5. September 5, 2017 / 5:41 pm

    omg i need the Colourpop Yes Please Palette so bad i have wanted it for ages and can’t wait for your full review x

    • Sophie in Wonderland xo
      September 6, 2017 / 6:50 pm

      Definitely get it when it comes back in stock! i’ll get one up ASAP!xo

  6. LifeAtLoren's
    September 6, 2017 / 6:48 pm

    Going to try this mascara next, desperately need a new one but don’t want to pay £20+!

    • Sophie in Wonderland xo
      September 6, 2017 / 6:50 pm

      Definitely give it a go I really love it! Makes the lashes look so lovely and its inexpensive too! xo

  7. September 8, 2017 / 7:56 pm

    Wow that palette and blush looks and sounds amazing!! xx

    • Sophie in Wonderland xo
      September 8, 2017 / 8:06 pm

      The palette is my favee! i am obsessed with ColourPop haha xo

  8. September 11, 2017 / 6:50 pm

    Omg look at the tones of the colourpop palette, I love them! I have nominated you for the mystery blogger award x

    • Sophie in Wonderland xo
      September 12, 2017 / 12:49 am

      Isn’t it gorgeous! Aw thank you lovely I’ll check it out! xo

  9. September 13, 2017 / 2:47 pm

    Love your flat lay photos! The colors in your palette look flattering.

    • Sophie in Wonderland xo
      September 21, 2017 / 2:14 pm

      Thank you lovely x

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