It is already September so it is now the time to do My August Favourites! If you haven’t read my July Favourites check the link here
For this month I have chosen four products related to me (a shower gel, a mascara, make up brushes, and backpack) as well as a product related to my girls (a steamer together with a decongestant oil). I hope you like them!
1. [amazon_textlink asin=’B010HJ707O’ text=’SOAP & GLORY CLEAN ON ME SHOWER GEL’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’amowifr0d-21′ marketplace=’UK’ link_id=’edd78883-f530-11e7-a492-e30a5190fbe4′]
I have been using this shower gel non-stop for a long time now. It is a real favourite for me as I have already bought new bottles 3 or 4 times over the last year. It has a beautiful smell and the texture of it is so creamy. It feels really nice when you apply it to your body. I feel like my skin feels better after using it. It also seems to last a lot too! The good thing about this product is that they also have travel sizes so when you are away on your holidays you can take a small bottle and it will last you for the whole duration of your holidays (unless you are going for more than a month, although I guess in that case you could just take two! LOL). You can find this brand on most high streets in Boots. You can also buy it from Amazon if you are an online shopper like me LOL 😉
2. [amazon_textlink asin=’B00M0QKKSY’ text=’LANCOME GRANDIOSE MASCARA’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’amowifr0d-21′ marketplace=’UK’ link_id=’175861af-f531-11e7-95a6-33b1590641fc’]
I love Lancome products. I have been using this brand for a long time since I was 16 years old because my sister used to bring us all the latest products of this brand back to Peru when she was living in the US. As soon as I found out about this mascara I just knew that I should get it. The shape of this mascara is great – I have never seen something so cool before. You can apply it to your upper eyelashes and also to your bottom eyelashes. It really looks good! It makes your eyelashes look very long and it also lasts a long time too. Every time I use it I feel like my eyes look much bigger. I really recommend it to you. You should try it – you won’t be disappointed.
3. [amazon_textlink asin=’B00CF7MZ72′ text=’REAL TECHNIQUES LIMITED EDITION DUO FIBER COLLECTION’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’amowifr0d-21′ marketplace=’UK’ link_id=’51d8e135-f531-11e7-bd0c-8d2c6e84cb6c’]
I love these Real Technique brushes which are made by the two famous bloggers and make up artists Sam and Nicki Chapman. They have created these amazing make up brushes and the interesting thing about them is that they are duo-fiber which means that the bristles are incredibly soft to touch and feel amazing against your face. The set comes with 3 different brush types as shown in the photo above. The big size is a Face Brush which you can use to apply powder to your face for example. This is for lightweight application. Then we have the medium size brush which is a contour brush for controlled contouring and sculpting. Finally, the small brush is an eye brush to use for finishing touches to the eyes. I use it to blend my eye shadows at the end and it is amazing. They are also very light and easy to use. They can be a true multitasker because the duo-fiber bristles work with cream, liquid or powder. I really love these brushes and if you are looking for new make up brushes I recommend you to try this set. You will really like them.
4. [amazon_textlink asin=’B00UAK59BK’ text=’LONGCHAMP LE PLIAGE BACKPACK’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’amowifr0d-21′ marketplace=’UK’ link_id=’9cbae9a3-f530-11e7-854e-5147c9797855′]
This is my BIG favourite for this month. I have always wanted to have a backpack because I knew it would be really handy to have my hands free especially now that I have two girls to be dealing with all the time. I used to wear a Burberry Messenger but sometimes I thought that having a backpack where I can put more things and have my hands free would be much more practical for me. I love Longchamp – I think I have 10,000 different sizes of Longchamp bags LOL, although I have never owned a Longchamp Backpack before. As such, I decided to order one this month and since it arrived I have been loving it! It is so useful really and as I have already said, I have my hands free to deal with my girls and it is very spacious so I can put a fair amount of things in it. If I had to add something to this bag I would probably say that it could be nice to have a small pocket outside just for my keys and mobile but apart from that I’m so happy with it. I was worried at the beginning that I was going to look like I was going back to school or something but to be honest with you it actually looks and feels super cool! If you are like me needing your hands free (like a typical multitasking parent) and love backpacks I recommend you to try it as it is really practical especially when you have kids.
5. [amazon_textlink asin=’B000LN5FYW’ text=’VICKS V-188 WARM STEAM VAPORISER’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’amowifr0d-21′ marketplace=’UK’ link_id=’83c0c278-f531-11e7-827d-05eeb7ed2208′] & [amazon_textlink asin=’B0013G3BNS’ text=’OLBAS OIL FOR CHILDREN 10 ML’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’amowifr0d-21′ marketplace=’UK’ link_id=’c0069a0f-f531-11e7-955b-539d8b965ff9′]
This will be a combined favourite as both items go together. This is also the favourite related to my little girls. This steamer is incredibly good. Using it with the Olbas decongestant oil works wonders for my girls. My eldest daughter, Bella suffers a lot. It is possible that she has asthma (we are waiting for definite diagnose) so when she gets a cold it triggers her asthma a lot, often resulting in breathing problems. We have ended up in an A&E a couple of times already, so now as soon as I see that she is getting a cold and starts coughing (we start a strict regime with her inhalers as this point too) I try to use this steamer to help her breathing during the night. It works even better if I start using it before she is at the worst stage. It helps her to open her lungs so that she can breath much more easily. The same thing is now happening with my 1 year old. I hope she is not having what Bella has but unfortunately it looks like this could be the case. Now I have them both using the steamer during the nights when they are not well and this normally happens at the same time as they always get each others illnesses. As they sleep together in the same toom this works perfect for both. The steamer is very easy to use – you just fill it with water and then put about 5 drops of the oil. Then I put the lid back ob and plug it in. It starts working straight away, I will usually have it on about 10 minutes before I put the girls in their bedroom so it is just right for them to start feeling the steam. If you have kids like me that suffer a lot with colds, asthma, allergies, etc I would recommend you to try this steamer and oil.
You can also watch My August Favourites video below:
Have you tried any of the products I have mentioned above? If yes which one? Will you try any of the ones you don’t have? What are your favourite products for August? Leave me a comment below as I would love to hear from you.
Thanks for stopping by,
Love you all ❤️
Laura's Lovely Blog says
Love the bag (I’m a sucker for them 😉 )
The steamer looks interesting especially as the autumn and winter kick in and all the bugs start to circulate.
The bag is amazing!! 😉 The steamer is really good. It helps my girls a lot. I’ve just linked up this post to your #lovelythings linky. Thank you for commenting Laura!! 🙂 xx
Love the bag! May have to get my girlfriend one. Thanks for the inspiration!
I’m glad you love the bag. She will love it!! Thanks for stopping by Luke, xx
Kat @ Eat.love.live says
I love posts like this! That backpack is brilliant. You’ve got me wanting one now. I’m also a big fan of Olbus oil. What a great idea to put it in the vaporiser x
Thank you Kat! So happy you like my favourites! The backpack is a must have, LOL The steamer with the Olbas oil are great!! Thanks so much for commenting, xx
I have tried the Lancome Mascara (I’m currently using it) and I really love it!
The Lancome Mascara is so good!! I really feel that my eyelashes growth a lot! They look bigger than their actual size!! LOL Thanks for stopping by Diana, xx
The Longchamp bag is amazing. I have two and love them both dearly, so useful.
That bag is so useful!! You are right! Thanks so much for commenting, xx
Sarah howe says
I was sold at the first product! Love the soap and glory stuff! Use it all the time too. Like the bag too xx #anythinggoes
Aww great!! So happy you like my favourites too!! The Soap & Glory products are amazing!! The bag is a must have, so useful!! LOL Thanks so much for commenting Sarah, 🙂 xx
Random Musings says
Great choices 🙂 I love Soap and Glory products. Love your new backpack too 🙂 #lovelythings
Thank you!! Soap & Glory are really good. The backpack is so useful!! Thanks for commenting Debbie! xx
Gemma @ Confessions of a nagging mother says
Love the look of the mascara bottle! Such a unique shape! I’ve had to use Olbas oil too, its amazing!
The mascara is amazing!! You should try it!! Olbas oil is really good. I’m actually using it again tonight as my little one is having a cold again! Thanks for stopping by, xx
Random Musings says
Back again 🙂
Thanks for linking up to #AnythingGoes
Thank you for hosting! 🙂 xx
Cheryl @ Reimer and Ruby says
Seems like a fabulous list! I’m so interested with your Vicks Steam vaporizer, I haven’t tried it, but it caught my attention as I’m asthmatic, when I was in Phils. I used a vaporizer regularly and helped me a lot. Now being in UK, have not used ever since because my asthma is not too bad here. #lovelythings
I recommend you the steamer if you start suffering again. It helps a lot with the breathing. Thanks for commenting Cheryl, xx
Becky, Cuddle Fairy says
Great picks! I haven’t used any of these items actually. The steamer sounds really fantastic & the bag is so cute. I’m always happy to hear about new products that are worth buying, thanks for sharing #LovelyThings x
You are welcome! The steamer is great!! I use it a lot!! The bag is my favourite atm! Thanks for stopping by, xx
MRs Puddleducky says
What lovely things ! I live the soap & glory range, the body moisturisers nice too x
Thank you lovely, 🙂 xx
Two things here really stood out to me. The backpack – as you say, how amazing to be handsfree! I’m still in the baby bag zone but when past that and can get away with just taking out a few bits, a ‘girly’ rucksack would be heaven. The other one would be the steamer – we have a 3 yo with seasonal asthma, and already we are starting to hear a few coughs at night. We did try a plug in vaporizer before but we were getting through 3 plugs a night! V expensive – will check this one out… x MMT #lovelythings
Al ferguson says
Not much I can comment on here but the Olbas oil is great isn’t it and I will check out the vaporiser. Thanks for sharing #bigfatkinky
Oh love the brushes and bag. I am nosy so love seeing what others are buy and trying. Thank you ever so much for linking up to Share With Me. I hope to see you again soon. I apologize for my late commenting, just catching up on a hectic week. I appreciate all the blog support. Look forward to reading more of your SWM link ups. #sharewithme
The Mascara is a good one, but have you tried Benefits ‘they’re real, this my my fav for length x thanks for sharing your items!
A Cornish Mum says
I have never seen such a pretty looking mascara! I rarely wear anything other than mascara and a bit of cover up, I keep meaning to experiment a bit more with make up though 🙂
Stevie x #LovelyThings