August Favourites 2018

August has been the first month in a while where I have felt positive again. I am not crying and wallowing and I feel like I am moving on. I am listening to music a lot and singing which always helps and I take joy from small things. Time is a healer and I hope each month continues to get better.

Onto this month’s favourites:

1. MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft & Gentle – Hands up who knew this would feature! I have used this item pretty much every day since I got it and the colour adds such a gorgeous, subtle glow to my skin. I’ve tried it as an all over face powder a few times too which also looks nice. This is quickly becoming one of my favourite makeup products for daily use.

2. L’Oreal True Match Lumi Foundation in W1-2 Porcelain Ivory – I purchased this foundation back in March and while I am focusing on using Rimmel’s Match Perfection as part of my Project Pan I have delved into this foundation numerous times since purchasing it. The formula is lightweight and thin in texture which I like as it doesn’t feel heavy on the skin. This gives a dewy effect without too much shine and is a really lovely foundation.

3. Roxy 33 Black Glasses – When I toyed with getting new glasses a couple of months ago I knew I wanted a black pair. I went on many trips to the optometrist and tried on numerous pairs of black frames – I had a criteria. I wanted satin-matte black frames, plastic arms (my previous pair had metal arms and the coating was peeling off which is why I was hesitant to have metal arms again) and the lenses couldn’t be too deep otherwise they’d touch my cheeks and look too big for my face. I settled on this pair from Roxy as the pink metal on the inside of the lenses and bright pink arms are very me. I was so close to choosing the Kylie Minogue 04 frames in black though. I’ve received a few compliments on this pair of glasses and I feel pretty when I wear them.

4. xoBeauty Liquid Lipstick in Serendipity – In my June Favourites I featured another of these liquid lipsticks in the shade Carpe Diem. I absolutely love Carpe Diem and Serendipity is beautiful too. Serendipity is a lovely peachy-pink nude and the formula is amazing, they don’t dry down matte and stay slightly creamy once applied. They fade evenly throughout the day and last through eating and drinking at work. They have a lovely creme brulee scent too.

5. ‘The Breakup 💔’ – Earlier this month I shared my most personal and intimate blog post yet detailing my breakup. I am so proud of this post and since writing it I feel like a weight has been lifted off my chest and I’m not carrying around this big secret anymore because I shared what happened and how the breakup came about with my blogging friends. Everyone has been so supportive and the comments on this post make me smile, people really poured their heart into what they said. *CLICK HERE* if you haven’t read ‘The Breakup 💔’ yet.

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20 thoughts on “August Favourites 2018

    • Chanelle says:

      Is Infallible the matte one? The True Match and the True Match Lumi (which is what I have) are different. The Lumi is more watery and hydrating I think 🙂 Thanks for reading Claire xx


  1. Sandy says:

    I love Mac Soft and Gentle, it gives such a glorious sheen! So glad to hear you’re feeling better. There’s no rush however, take your time to grieve and say goodbye to the past properly. Enjoy the precious time understanding yourself. Much love Sandyxo

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  2. NunziaDreams says:

    Your glasses are so cute! I love them! 💓Also, I have to try that foundation! I love L’Oreal’s concealer and wear that sometimes, but I don’t wear foundation. It’s so hard to find the right one, but the Lumi Foundation sounds fabulous! x

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      • NunziaDreams says:

        For my concealer, I really love their True Match crayon concealer! It works so well for me and it’s light coverage too, which I like. I don’t like when concealer feels heavy. My skin is actually pretty oily, though! I still really wanna try the foundation, just cause I love their concealer so much lol! x

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    • Chanelle says:

      Such a good song, took a few listens to get into it but I’m a fan now!

      It’s a really lovely foundation and if you want to tone down the dewiness a powder would work with it too.


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