August Favourites 2016

August Favourites 2016

So another month draws to a close, and here I am once again to tell you guys what I’ve been loving throughout the month of August. I haven’t actually tried out too many new products this month, but I still have a few favourite items I’ve been using/wearing a lot over August. Here they are!


Zara Leather and Shine Choker Pack – £15.99

Since this 90’s trend seems to be going nowhere any time soon I thought I’d hop on board! I’ve really been loving this long leather choker from this Zara set, which is simple enough to be an understated addition to my outfit whilst also adding a bit of an edge. I love how long this is, so I can loop it as many times as I want to get different looks. Plus the price is so reasonable because you’re getting two chokers, so I’d definitely recommend this!



Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder – £29

I’d been wanting to try this powder for so long after seeing all the amazing reviews, and it definitely didn’t disappoint. This powder is perfect for baking and doesn’t show up in flash photography (you guys know what I’m talking about!), plus the banana-like colour is perfect for correcting and brightening dull skin. Although this is a little expensive, you do get a full ounce and you really don’t need to use a lot of this product, so I can see it lasting me quite a while.


Mario Badescu Silver Powder – £10.25

I raved about this powder in my Mario Badescu Spotlight Brand Review, and I still love it just as much as I did then. I use this about once a week and it keeps my skin looking clear and my pores less visible. Even though I’ve been using this throughout the month, I’ve barely made a dent in it, so it’s definitely worth the money!


Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette – £39

If you follow me on Twitter (@auburnagenda) you’ll know that I bought this as a treat for myself on A-Level results day – I got all B’s for those of you wondering! I love the neutral and bronze-y shades in this palette as these are colours I wear pretty much on the daily, and the shadows themselves are so pigmented and creamy. I’ve pretty much been using this palette alone to create all my eye looks recently, since there’s a good range of matte and shimmer shades, so it’s definitely been a favourite of mine this month!


Ooh! Organic Argan Moisture Retention Face Oil – £19

This final product is actually one I received in this month’s Look Incredible Beauty Box, and was one of the items I was the most excited about. I’ve been adding a drop of this into my foundation whenever I want to look a little more glowing and hydrated (which, let’s be honest, is always!), and I really love the luminous finish it leaves on my skin. I also use this on areas that are a looking a little dry or when my face feels a bit sensitive after using a harsher product, and I really love how soft it makes my skin feel!

So these are all of my favourites from the month of August! I really hope you enjoyed this post, and let me know in the comments what your August favourites are!



  1. August 30, 2016 / 8:15 PM

    I love your blog! Such a good read, I really want to try the Laura Mercier setting powder!!

    • September 2, 2016 / 8:41 AM

      Thank you! I think it’s amazing, you should definitely give it a go!

  2. Kimberley Jessica
    September 1, 2016 / 7:49 AM

    Never had a too faced product but this palette is gorgeous

    • September 2, 2016 / 8:40 AM

      It is isn’t it?! This is my first one and I absolutely love it!

  3. Abigail
    September 3, 2016 / 7:07 PM

    Your photos are beautiful! Never tried these may have to test some of them out!


  4. September 3, 2016 / 7:12 PM

    This is such a great post! I did a similar post as well! I would love to try any of the Too Faced palettes – I will have to see if I can get my hands on any where I live haha!

  5. September 3, 2016 / 7:13 PM

    I love this choker pack and the two faced chocolate bar pallette! Great post and great pictures lovely X

  6. September 3, 2016 / 7:13 PM

    I have been loving chokers too, the Zara one is so pretty!! Also so jel of your Two Faced palatte! xox

  7. September 3, 2016 / 7:20 PM

    I’ve always wanted to try that palette! Might have to add it to my wishlist! X

  8. September 3, 2016 / 7:20 PM

    I love my too faced chocolate bar, an absolute staple in my makeup bag! Loved your post X

  9. September 3, 2016 / 7:24 PM

    The Laura Mercier setting powder is so good! Also I really need to get that Too Faced palette – such amazing shades!

  10. September 3, 2016 / 7:37 PM

    I really want that too faced pallet! I’ve heard so many good things about it. Also really want to try the Organic Argan moisturiser

    Jordanne ||

  11. September 3, 2016 / 7:41 PM

    Lovely products! I haven’t tried any of these but have heard a lot of good things about the chocolate bar palette and the Laura Mercier setting powder! BTW, the chocker necklace looks great on you!!

  12. September 3, 2016 / 8:07 PM

    I honestly really wanna try out the chocolate bar palette, it has such stunning colours and everyone seems to love it so that’s gotta mean something xx

    Sofia |

    • September 5, 2016 / 12:16 PM

      Yeah it’s really beautiful, it definitely lives up to the hype! Xx

  13. September 6, 2016 / 10:12 AM

    Really enjoyed this post and I LOVE that choker from Zara!!!

  14. September 11, 2016 / 8:58 PM

    First of all, congrats on your A-level results. It feels wonderful when you spoil yourself, ha? I wish every day was that kind of day. Anyway, I really liked this post. I’m in love with chokers and I’m so glad they’re trending again. Great post! 🙂

    Nour |

    • September 13, 2016 / 3:11 PM

      Thank you so much! It really does, I wish I could do that everyday too. I’m glad you liked it! 🙂

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