Tuesday 29 August 2017

August Favourites

August Favourites 2017 featuring Rimmel, 3ina, H&M and L'Oreal - 1

How was August for you? Mine has been pretty good, if quite chaotic, with a big family get-together bang in the middle of it. We had a lot of people staying with us, and were hoping for some good weather so that everyone could sit and eat out in the garden. It rained. Typical! Even so, it was lovely to see everyone and the rubbish weather didn't seem to matter in the end.

As always I have a random collection of things I've been loving throughout the month to share with you, so let's get started.

August Favourites 2017 featuring Rimmel, 3ina, H&M and L'Oreal - 2

1. Rimmel Kate Super Gel Nail Polish in Gilty Pleasure - Confession - I bought this over a year ago, put it away, and completely forgot about it until recently. I've seen a few people wearing this kind of shade and I'd actually been contemplating going out and buying something similar, so it's a good thing I had a clear out of my nail polishes and found it again. It's the loveliest pale gold metallic polish - the kind of shade you can wear all year round and with every outfit you own. I usually change up my polish every time I do my nails, but for the last few weeks I keep going back to this as I've been enjoying wearing it so much. I don't find that it lasts much more than a couple of days before chipping, even with a top coat, but that just seems to be the way it is with me and nail polish, so it doesn't bother me too much!

August Favourites 2017 featuring Rimmel, 3ina, H&M and L'Oreal - 3

2. H&M Wraparound blouse - Annoyingly, this exact blouse doesn't seem to be available any more, but this one and this one are both very similar. I have been loving it for quite a bit longer than just the month of August, but for some reason haven't featured it on the blog before now. For me, it's a much more wearable take on those incredibly popular striped, wraparound blouses with the enormous sleeves that almost seem to fall off the shoulder. Those are beautiful, and I can understand why my Instagram feed has been peppered with them throughout the summer, but if you're petite like me you will understand that the struggle is real when it comes to actually wearing something like that on a day to day basis. Constantly having to tug at and readjust your clothing just isn't cute. This one, however, is so easy to wear and looks just as pretty.

August Favourites 2017 featuring Rimmel, 3ina, H&M and L'Oreal - 4

3. H&M Sunglasses - Well, now I'm going to be even more annoying, because not only are these no longer available on the website, I can't find anything remotely similar either. You may, however, still be able to find them in an H&M store. I really love the 70s vibe of these, as well as the dainty gold frames which are ideal for my ridiculously small head. H&M sunglasses are so affordable, and these make a nice change from my usual aviator style. They go with everything, but seem to work best with flowing dresses and big hair.

August Favourites 2017 featuring Rimmel, 3ina, H&M and L'Oreal - 5

August Favourites 2017 featuring Rimmel, 3ina, H&M and L'Oreal - 6

4. 3ina Shiny Lipstick in 200 - There's just something about bright, glossy lips in the summer that I really love, and this pretty lipstick from 3ina ticks all the right boxes. Somewhere in between a hot pink and a light berry in colour, it's one of those products that makes you look like you've made an effort with your makeup even when you're hardly wearing anything else. It's pigmented enough to pack a punch but not so much that it's difficult to apply, and it's become a bit of a go to for me throughout August. All you need is a bit of foundation, some sunglasses and this lipstick, and you'll look polished to perfection!

August Favourites 2017 featuring Rimmel, 3ina, H&M and L'Oreal - 7

5. L'Oreal Paradise Mascara - If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen me talking about this product on my Stories. I wasn't really in need of a new mascara, but I was totally seduced by the hype and the pretty packaging, and I'm so glad I was! The length this gives your lashes is sensational, and it's pretty good on volume and separation too. I have seen mixed reviews on it, and I should probably mention that the formula is a tad on the wet side, which I think is why some people don't get on with it. However, apart from the occasional tiny dot of product ending up on my eyelid on first application, which is easy enough to wipe away, I haven't had a problem with it. If you crave length from your mascara then I highly recommend checking this out. It also contains castor seed oil to nourish and condition the lashes.

What have your favourites been this month?

Kate x


  1. That nail polish shade is super pretty

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

  2. Lovely picks, I'm glad the L'Oréal Lash Paradise Mascara lived up to the hype, I might try it next time I run out of mascara (I tend to prefer wet formulas over dry ones so win win:)!


    1. In that case I am sure you will love it! x

  3. I've been wanting a nail polish in that colour so I hope this is still available! Love your blouse and sunglasses too xx


  4. Need to try that mascara! Heard so many good things about it and 3ina look amazing too. Thank you for sharing x

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

  5. Such great picks, I love that nail shade as well!

    Lotte | www.lottebeautybox.blogspot.co.uk

  6. The nail polish is beautiful and a shade I would love. The wrap around shirt is also very nice. I'm not a huge fan of the Lash Paradise, because the wand is so big. I find it hard to get into my inner part of my lashes. http://www.mrsqbeauty.com

    1. The wand is on the big side, it's true. For some reason it doesn't seem to bother me though! x

  7. Lovely favourites! I need to try that mascara! :) xx

  8. I loved the Rimmel 60 seconds range, so I don't know why I've missed the super gels, its such a lovely shade! The 3ina shade is stunning! This month I've been loving the Rimmel lip liner in addiction, I've had it for ages but decided to get some more use out of it lately, it'a a natural brown x

    Velvet Blush

    1. That sounds perfect for Autumn! I need some new lip liners so I will look out for that one. x

  9. I adore Rimmel 60 Seconds nail polish, the formula and brush are perfection and they usually last long time on my nails too. Unfortunately for me I can't wear rose gold or metallic bronze shades, they seems to blend into my tan skin tone. :-(

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

    1. I'm the same with a lot of mid pinks - which is a shame because I love those colours! x

  10. The H&M blouse is gorgeous ! I will try to find it in store !

  11. That rimmel gel nail polish looks so pretty!


  12. Really love the style of that blouse

    Jodie | www.jodieayrex.com

  13. Everyone seems to like this mascara, cannot wait to try it myself. And how gorgeous is that lipstick! I love the shade and it's perfect for those summer days!! x


  14. I love the look of that gel nail polish and lipstick!! Lipsticks are my fave although I tend to wear pinks more than reds x

    S x

  15. Oh my goood I love those sunglases!! They look so stylish.

    x Annabelle

  16. I need me that nail polish - I have a love affair with metalics !
    And that lipstick is such a sassy shade : D
    Thanks for sharing girl, great read xx

  17. oh i luuuuuurve that wrap around blouse! looks like a total bloggers dream and i've definitely been seeing them all over instagram too lately!

    this is third blog i've read today that mentioned this mascara...i'm caving and buying it this lunchtime! #yolo

    katie. xx lacoconoire.com

  18. Loving the colour of that nail polish and that striped shirt is so cute!
    Sunset Desires

  19. That lipstick shade looks amazing! It's so bold too!

    ~ Lora | Cherry Cola Style

  20. That lipstick is so pretty!


  21. I really loved a J.ONE sheet mask I reviewed and I am trying a new serum which I might review on the blog. Everyone loves those yellow lensed sunglasses. I am not sure I could wear them - they might make me feel sick. That lipstick you have reviewed is super bright! I love the look of it...
    How do you say their brand name?
    Set to Glow

  22. I absolutely love the nail polish and the blouse!

    Lauren x Huggled

  23. I love that H&M wrapped blouse, it's super pretty! And actually that nail polish is super lovely too, if only I didn't promise to myself not to buy any nail polishes this year!!

  24. I definitely need to check out that mascara...its all the rage right now and I need to know what its all about for myself ;) Also, such a shame those shades aren't available anymore...they're gorgeous xxx

  25. Great selection here. I love all the items. Have a beautiful day. xoxo Cris
    Last post: https://photosbycris.blogspot.com.au/2017/09/yoins-tops-lookbook.html

  26. I will definitely be checking out the Garnier Ultra Blends! My hair is like straw at the moment it's so dry so thanks for recommending! I love Jo Malone bath scents and Lush Bubble Bars too - I fell in love with Snowie the David Bowie tribute one.
    Jaz xoxo


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