Monday, September 2, 2013

August 2013 - Top 10 Beauty Products

I feel super organised right now as it's usually well into the next month before I post about my last month's favourites.  I like to post these every month to motivate myself to use new products but also to show you what products I'm loving.

Overall August was a pretty bland month for me.  The weather was particularly cold and stormy and I started to suffer from a little cabin fever.  This weekend however has been unbeleivable with warm, sunny weather that warmed me from the inside out and made me feel human again.  The sun has a lot to answer for :)

Here are the top ten beauty products I loved in August:

August 2013 - Top Ten Beauty Products

Nivea In-Shower Rich Body Lotion for Very Dry Skin
You can read my full review here but basically this product is a God-send.  You apply it in the shower, rinse off and then pat your skin dry when you get out and then you're moisturised.  It's so easy and because I'm terrible at moisturising when I get out of the shower it's absolutely perfect for me.

Kevin Murphy Anti-gravity Spray
I've been really getting into volumising products for my hair.  I have fine hair but for some reason I've always shied away from volume!  Not anymore - I want volume and I want lot's of it.  This product is sprayed onto your hair while it's wet, combed through and then you blow dry as normal.  It has a beautiful lavender scent and doesn't dry crunchy in the hair (I hate products that do that).  It gives me volume but also still lets me run my hands through my hair.

Sigma Flat Kabuki Brush
I've temporarily put my Beauty Blender Sponge aside and am loving my Kabuki Brush again.  I've been primarily using a BB Cream as my base this month and I find the Kabuki Brush buffs it into my skin and gives a much better finish than the Beauty Blender.

Maybelline Dream Pure BB Cream for Oily Skin in Light*
This BB Cream took me by a huge surprise as I do not have oily skin at all.  I wasn't going to even try this out but as I was sent it for review I thought I better give it a go.  I will post up a full review of this later in the month but this BB Cream sits so nicely on my skin, gives a light to medium coverage and is neither yellow nor pink toned - very neutral.  It blends into my skin effortlessly and with a bit of powder on top lasts me all day.  It's all I've been using for a base the last few weeks.

The Balm Blush - Cabana Boy
I branched out a little bit this month and picked up a slightly more colourful blush than the light pink I usually favour.  I'm really impressed with this blush and it's highly pigmented so I only need to use the tiniest amount.  I picked this up in the recent sale at David Jones which you can read about here.

Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer in Brightener
Picked this up in the half price Maybelline sale that Priceline had last month and it's a great brightener/concealer for under the eyes.

Daiso Eyebrow Pencil
Just realised that I had this in my July favourites too but I really do love it.  It's a fantastic waxy brown pencil that fills in my eyebrows perfectly.

Maybelline Color Tattoo Metal in Inked in Pink
Another half price sale acquisition that I've fallen in love with.  I'm a big fan of the Color Tattoos so I couldn't not pick up a colour from the Metal line and this metallic rosy pink is a beautiful base color or even on it's own all over the lid.  Loving it.

Belleme Cosmetics - Don't Smudge Eye Liner in Black 
I had to go back through old blog posts to see that I got this in my July Lipfactory Box.  I've been wearing this black eyeliner to line my top and bottom lash lines.  The tip is quite fine which makes it really foolproof and it can be left as is or smudged out for more of a smoky eye effect.

Maybelline Colorsensational \Lipstick in 330 Sugar Plum
Another Maybelline product that I picked up in the sale and am loving is this Lipstick.  It's a lovely pink based nude colour which is soft and glossy.  It doesn't have the best staying power but it feels so lovely on the lips that I look forward to re-applying anyway.

Do you share any of the same favourites as me?

Kayte xx

* indicates product/s that were given to me for review purposes.  Regardless of this views are and always will be my honest opinion.


  1. Does the KM Anti Gravity Spray actually give you volume at the roots? I find volumising sprays boof out the ends of my hair, but still manage to leave it flat on top... stupid fine hair!

    Amy | Bubbles & Blush

    1. Hi Amy - I only spray it lightly on my roots and then comb through - it wouldn't even make it to the ends of my shoulder length hair and I find it works perfectly like that.

      Kayte x

  2. I really love the Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer formula for under the eyes, but my wind up part of the packaging broke half way through. I ended up depotting it because I wanted to use the rest. Was really tempted to buy it again on special at Chemist Warehouse today, but not sure if they've fixed the packaging glitch (it's happened with a lot of people). I really hope it doesn't happen to you. I like the Colorsensational lipsticks too :D


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