favourites // august edition

September 08, 2013

Since it's been lovely weather, I seem to have been out a lot more than I usually do and therefore have spent so much more money - but it's been worth it, because I've been able to pick up these little gems that I didn't expect to buy, but when you're in Superdrug and the little sign saying 3 for 2 or whatever pops up, you know you need to start spending! Unless that's just me...

I've seen so many people rave about the Garnier Summerbody Lotion, and if I'm perfectly honest it deserves most of the hype it gets. I've been using it for about four months now on and off, because I don't really see the point of applying fake tan (even if it is in the shape of a moisturiser) when it's 30 degrees outside and I'm getting a natural tan anyway. But - down to the proper beauty blogger bit here - it does moisturise, feels great on my skin and not heavy or sticky like other fake tans, and doesn't smell of biscuits! (ker-ching!) If I'm honest with you, it was the smell that made me want it, the packaging says that there's an 'extract of apricot' so I guess it must be that but honestly it's lush.
Another favourite of mine at the moment is the MUA nail polishes. I know that they're meant to be a dupe of Essie, and I also know that no way will they ever compare to Essie nail polishes, but they're a pound! What do you honestly expect for a pound? The lighter colours don't give a very good coverage I must admit, but the darker ones seem to do the job even after one coat - I don't see the point of two coats btw - and my favourites have to be the shades 'Mud Pie,' which looks exactly as it sounds, and 'Ameretto Crush,' which is a dusky pink. I'd recommend trying these out, because even if you don't like them, you haven't wasted much, and they'll do for adding polka dots onto your nails when the charity days come round again!
What are your August favourites and do you have any recommendations?
Love Olivia x

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