Monday, September 3, 2012

August favourites featuring Stylfile, Bourjois, Giorgio Armani, Clarins and Nuxe!

I know I say this most months but seriously, where did August go?  It went by in a blur!  I realise I probably blocked a lot of it out because I broke my toe earlier in the month and have literally spent the last three weeks trying not to hit it off anything else and making sure Bailey didn't stand on it.  That was a job in itself but I'm back walking sans limp but only if I don't wear flats.  Nearly there though!

Stylfile nail file.  I got this from make up artist and blogger Emma Farrell when we sat down for a chat recently and it's brilliant!  There's a rougher side and smoother side depending on what you want and it gives a nice rounded edge to the nail.  I totally do what you're not supposed to do and file back and forth.  I don't have the time to be all technical and file one way and then the other, not at all.  You can buy it here on the BeautyMatters website for €5.95.

Bourjois 123 Perfect foundation.  I found this when looking for something else and started using it again and remembered why I love it so much.  It sits so well on my skin and stays put all throughout the workday.  You can read my full review here if you should be so inclined.

Run Fat Bitch Run.  I picked up this book a few weeks ago and recently started reading it.  Why I decided to read it when I have a broken toe and am stuck in Uggs is a good question but half way through, I'm loving the no nonsense, shut up and just do it approach.  It's great motivation and you never know, I might be a runner before long!

Clarins Colour Accents Face & Blush Powder (€37).  Work was so busy for a couple of weeks this month and I had to cover for one of the girls who was on holidays.  This meant I was exhausted every evening and in the mornings had to come in earlier to get started.  I had to come up with a make up routine that took minutes and this powder from the Clarins Autumn 2012 collection was the perfect product to add colour to my cheeks and all over my face.  It's a mixture of bronze, tan and light pink and you can use a powder brush to add a light wash of colour all over your face and then use a denser brush like a blush brush or contour brush to add colour to the cheeks.  I've been reaching for this almost every day now and it's gorgeous, although I'm going to be sad when the little Clarins name gets rubbed away.  I know.  Sad.  I've also been using it on my eyes as eyeshadow using the three different shades to contour and the end result is a natural eye.

Nuxe Huile Prodigeuse.  I'm a hoor for picking at my cuticles.  If I feel any dry skin, I can't stop myself from picking at it.  Enter Nuxe.  I've a weeny bottle on my desk and apply the oil into my cuticles, rubbing it in gently and also into the nails.  Because it's a dry oil, it evaporates, leaving me with soft cuticles and no grease to mess up my paperwork.  It can be used as a moisturiser, for your hair and for dry patches but for now, it's my go to cuticle product and as an added bonus, it smells fabulous.  My mam does the same thing so she'll be getting her own bottle and we'll see how she gets on!

Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Mascara.  I wrote about this last week and I can't add any more to my review.  It's perfectamundo and my lashes have never looked better.  Amazebombs.

What have you been loving this month?  Have you read Run Fat Bitch Run?  And more importantly, has it worked for you?



  1. That book sounds like a bit of what I need. I kickaroo up the bum. The oil looks great. Must give it a go ;)

  2. Great picks! Pour moi it has to be Chanel's Coco Noir, MACs Superwatt, Vichy's 3 in 1, Armani Eyes to Kill mascara (you're right, it's ridonkulously good)& Bourjois' Bleu Fableux polish ( I can't stop looking at it).

    I read Run Fat Bitch Run & really enjoyed it, but read it when I was stupidly busy - it's now on my fridge & glaring at me every time I go near it. Must reread.


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