August Favourites!

I’m currently away on holiday (just chilling in the South of France) but still wanted to get my August Favourites up for you this month.  As usual, I also filmed a video to go alongside this post about why exactly I’ve chosen out these particular products as my monthly favs!

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August Favs!

NARS Sheer Glow Foundation – I have already reviewed this foundation here, and it’s definitely been my most reached more base product of the month.  I adore the medium, buildable, silky texture of this foundation, which leaves my skin looking natural yet flawless.  I have the shade Siberia which is the ideal match for my ghostly pale skin.

Real Techniques Duo-Fibre Brushes – I can’t tell you how much I have been loving these brushes.  I found them quite difficult to use at first but once you get the hang of it, they change how I’ve been applying makeup.  As the bristles on these brushes are quite sparse and not dense at all, they buff the smallest amount of product into your skin for the most flawless, airbrushed finish.  I love the powder & contour ones for creating the perfect base!  Review post of these brushes will be coming up shortly!

Rituals Fortune Oil in Sweet Orance & Cedar Wood – I’m normally super boring in the bath, just using a ‘female’ shower gel to wash with, but ever since the launch of the Rituals ‘Buddha’ range I’ve switched up my products.  This shower oil is just gorgeous, leaving my bathroom smelling lovely and also leaving me silky soft.  It is also so good at shaving with!

Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Desperation – Last month all I wore was liquid liner, but I’ve got back into eye shadow in August and this has been my most used.  Desperation is a grey-taupe toned shadow which looks stunning in the crease on my eye.  I was wearing this in my July Favourites video just in case you were wondering!

L’Oreal Super Liners in GelMatic Taupe and Liquid in Black –  I think I’ve found a new favourite range of eyeliners (please note this is a BIG deal for an eyeliner fanatic like me)!  I wear liner daily and these two products have not left my makeup bag all month.  The first is the L’Oreal GelMatic liner in Taupe which I love to wear smudged underneath my lower lash line.  The shade is identical to my favourite eyeshadow shade in the HD Brows palette (watch favourites video for comparison) and really brings out the blue of my eyes.  Second is the eye liner, which has the softest, thinest brush which allows perfect liquid liner application.  If you’re  a liquid liner virgin then I think this will really help you get the hang of it!  Also, these two are so affordable and easily accessible on the highstreet!

My favourite Summer tunes this month have been – Fever House by Whisky Jax,  Selena Gomez – Come & Get it and Naughty Boy – La La La! 
I’ve also just started reading Kiss me First by Lottie Moggach which is good so far.  I’ve also downloaded Tampa by Alissa Nutting and The Shadow Year by Hannah Richell on my Acer Tablet to read on holiday.

I hope you are all well!  I’m filming a little blog whilst being away so let me know if you’d like to see it and maybe a holiday post when I’m back?  Lots of love!

What have been your favourite products this month?
Katie xxx



  1. September 2, 2013 / 12:41 pm

    I also really love the L'Oreal eyelines, so good! xx

    Justine | BRIGHTON DREAM

  2. September 2, 2013 / 1:16 pm

    Great blog post!:-)
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  3. September 2, 2013 / 1:25 pm

    Hi Katie Love your favourits!! I just bought the loreal liner for the second time because its just so easy to get a perfect eyeliner line shape with a precise flick in the corner. Has to be one of my favourits as well!!

  4. September 2, 2013 / 1:49 pm

    Great post

  5. September 2, 2013 / 2:18 pm

    I have been loving the new Real Technique brushes this month as well 🙂 I have to admit though I bought the LOreal eye liner and found it transferred onto my lid really easily :/ any tips to stop this?

    Katie xx | Katies World

  6. September 2, 2013 / 2:19 pm

    The RT Brushes look lovely, I really want to try them now! x
    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

  7. September 2, 2013 / 2:25 pm

    Loved your favorites! Also, your accent is really lovely. xx

  8. September 2, 2013 / 2:47 pm

    I need to try that Nars foundation some time.
    xx Stephanie (

  9. September 2, 2013 / 2:54 pm

    The taupe superliner looks amazing. Keep on buying products like these though, maybe I should slow down!!


  10. September 2, 2013 / 3:25 pm

    Hi Katie,

    I just bought the Sheer Glow foundation couple of days ago and it's already my favourite, I love it!!

    I also liked the new NARS transclucent compact powder, it's really good and luminous on the skin.

    I am a NARS girl at the moment 😉


  11. September 2, 2013 / 4:35 pm

    I really want to try the new RT brushes! Lovely post, have a great time on your holiday 🙂 xx

  12. September 2, 2013 / 6:07 pm

    I really want to try the Nars Sheer Glow Foundation, but it's so hard to get the shade Siberia!

  13. September 2, 2013 / 6:31 pm

    I love my NARS sheer glow foundation, by far my favourite! I also really want to try one of the l'oreal eyeliners, love how thin they are!


  14. September 2, 2013 / 6:47 pm

    Love your products, my favourite this mouth have been200 collection felt tip liner.

  15. September 2, 2013 / 7:48 pm

    aw you're so beautiful, i love your blog! what camera do you use?:)

  16. September 3, 2013 / 12:32 am

    i love NARS!

  17. September 3, 2013 / 12:33 am

    Oh I really want to try those RT brushes! I get mine off and when I apply discount code FFM227 they are quite a bargain! 🙂

  18. September 3, 2013 / 8:23 am

    I really like the Eyeshadow!

    Laura DemandBeauty <3

  19. September 3, 2013 / 1:30 pm

    I recently purchased NARS Sheer Glow foundation whilst on holiday in New York and so far I really love it too. I agree with you when you say it looks natural and flawless. Thank you for this post x

  20. September 3, 2013 / 1:32 pm

    I recently purchased the NARS Sheer Glow Foundation whilst on holiday in New York and so far I really love it too. I agree with you with it being natural and flawless. Thank you for this post x

  21. September 3, 2013 / 2:47 pm

    oooh im crazy for the nars powders and multiple sticks but never tried the foundation! your skin looksd perfect, will have to try it!

    Id love it if you popped by my blog!!

  22. September 3, 2013 / 2:50 pm

    Real techniques brushes are just the best, I've been wanting to try those eyeliners so will definitely be picking up now :p xx Emmi

  23. September 3, 2013 / 2:51 pm

    My favourite products this month have been the boujois colour boosts and the clinique anti blemish solutions foundation 🙂 xx Emmi

  24. September 3, 2013 / 4:02 pm

    I really want to get the Nars Sheer Glow foundation now! Thanks for the recommendations 🙂 x

  25. September 3, 2013 / 6:58 pm

    Hi Katie,

    thank you for reply to some of my comments on instagram – made me really happy!

    Love the blog so much and every post it so helpful!

    The real technique brushes look awesome – i've only ever tried the expert face brush and the buffer brush but they are great.

    If you have time check out my blog: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  26. September 3, 2013 / 11:09 pm

    great post!

  27. September 4, 2013 / 1:49 am

    Now I want those brushes even more :p lol

  28. September 4, 2013 / 10:38 am

    Love the Urban Decay eyeshadow 🙂

  29. September 4, 2013 / 2:12 pm

    I love the Nars sheer glow foundation – my all time favourite. This month I really have been loving the stilla palette, I forgot about it for about 6 months and I rediscovered it in my drawyer when I was orgazinig staff. Such amazing colours. I love your blog by the way. 🙂 Stay beautiful.
    Belle xx

  30. September 11, 2013 / 8:28 pm

    I have been in France too for a wedding. It was in a beautiful chateau. I write about it in my blog (listed below) but also, since you asked, here are my August favourites too!! xoxo

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