August Favourites


August’s best of the beauty bunch may just be my favourite of the year so far. Of course my monthly favourites contain exactly that but this one contains items that I have no doubt will end up with HG, daily use, panic if I’m ever without it status. There’s a bronzer that’s overtaken NARS Laguna in the sunkissed stakes over the past four weeks, a skincare/makeup hybrid that’s been making no makeup days a frequent occurrence and two neutral eyeshadow palettes because you know… I couldn’t just pick one. Don’t judge before you’ve seen them close-up – how could one decide? I jest. But no, really – how?


  • Carys Brannan

    Heard so many good things about the lorac pallete ! really want to try it out the colours look beautiful

    Distant Dreamer

  • I really need the Lorac Palette, but it’s a struggle to find it online. All of your favourites look amazing.

  • Avanti

    Love your August favourites. You always have amazing products in the lineup!
    Really need to get my hands on the Lorac Pro palette. It has so many gorgeous shadows!


  • Awesome picks! That LORAC palette is just to die for… I wish I had easier access to it 🙁

  • I get soooo jealous when you mention your Lorac palette!

    The Velvet Black // UK
    Style, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  • I always love watching monthly favourites too! And yes, I knew the lorac palette was going to be in there somewhere 😉

  • You picked some great products this month! 🙂 x


  • emily couture

    love the soap and glory solar powder bronzer 🙂

    emily xx

  • I’m desperate to try the Lorac Pro palette and I really should get my hands on the Soap and Glory Solar Powder too!


  • I think I need both the Lorac Pros in my life now, so beautiful!

    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

  • Clementine Buttercup

    Tempted to try some more Oskia skincare. Really like their Perfect Cleanser and day cream but your latest suggestion looks very good. Complexion perker-uppers always welcome in these quarters.

  • I wish I can have my hand on these Lorac Pros! Why they don’t deliver to my country…:(

  • Sybil Mae

    I love the look of that Lorac Pro palette! 🙂

  • Why must I be swayed to buy everything in your favourites – Anna you are a bad/good influence! Need to try the Lorac Pro and Chanel palette
    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography –

  • Sophie Bird

    I got the Lorac Pro from after reading Anna’s review. It cost £37 posted (including all taxes) and took 8 days to arrive (including the Bank Holiday). also have Lorac 2 so if you order them both together it works out at £33 each.

  • LaurenRenee

    I’d try the anastasia brow wiz in medium ash. Its the perfect cool toned universal brown. I love love love it (unfortunately it contains soy which I can’t use anymore so I’m on the hunt for a perfect alternative!)

    xo, Lauren

  • Great products! I thought I was going to get the Pro 1 and 2 this year but since LORAC is going to release the pro mega, I will be getting that for sure! Wish me luck! Hihihi.

  • You’re such a bad influence on my shopping habits. I really don’t need another eye palette but that Lorac Pro one has to be mine!
    Danielle / Party Violets

  • Kat Taylor

    My coworker was just on a mad hunt for that Anastasia pencil (no Sephora nearby had it in stock so she had to order it) and she was devastated because she was all out. So you’re the second person to discuss it and the second one to convince me I need to try it! Also the Chanel quad looks to good!

  • cristy

    some lovely products you have here xx

  • I have been wanting the Anastasia brow pencil, but since I have the dipbrow pot I’ve been holding off. Now you’re making me want to get the pencil as well!

  • NEED THOSE EYESHADOW PALETTES!! And I’ve been wanting that tinted moisturiser for a long time but they’re out of stock for my shade (Natural). Need that Anastasia Brow Wiz aasdfghjkl!! I have a Dior Addict Lipgloss in 363, love it! x

  • I went to the Soap and glory counter, but over looked the solar powder, I wish I looked into it now. I also really want to try the Anastasia Brow wizz.

    Debasree // All She Needs

  • can you do a nail care post please 🙂 xxx

  • Gillian Pidler

    I’ve recently bought the Soap & Glory solar powder & I’m totally in love with it. I’m very pale and it suits my skin beautifully and is almost impossible to go overboard with.

  • That chanel quad is just *sigh… Love the essie nail polish!

    Sophia |

  • The Lorac Pro palette looks lovely, I have heard so many great things about it! Love your favourites videos!

  • i want that palette in my life right nowssss!!!
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  • Manouk

    Oh gosh the Chanel palette.. Must. Resist. Tempatation. :/

    WOMANOUK (beauty and portrait

  • The Oskia get up and glow looks amazing, it is now on my wish list !! 🙂


  • Hiya, I NEED someone to help! How do I get the width of my paragraphs (on my blog) to match and align with the photo width (like Anna’s)? So that it looks clean and sharp.

  • lauren

    I just want to buy everything!! im convinced to easy when it comes to beauty products

  • Carina Stewart

    Lorac pro has been a favourite for me for so long! Loved your favourites 🙂
    Carina |

  • Kat

    Great favorites Anna! I’ve been debating whether or not to get that Lorac palette but it honestly looks lovely on you! Will definitely give it a swatch next time I get a chance to.

    kat x
    beauty, style, life || bespectacled

  • Emma and Emily

    Lovely video Anna. I always like seeing what you liked in the month and both of those eye shadow palettes appeal to me so much. Thank you again for being a huge strain on my bank balance!

  • emily newstead

    love this post, and the video is lovely too! check out my blog and follow please everyone:) <3

  • Ella

    I love when favorites turn out to be mostly makeup! That’s something I often struggle with- it’s time to film my monthly faves and it’s all skincare/haircare! It’s a rare month that I find as may awesome things as you did here. Have a great day!

  • Gorgeous picks, Anna! You keep tempting me with that Lorac palette and the S&G Solar Powder looks fantastic 🙂

  • I love Laura Mercier! They are the only foundation/tinted moisturizer I would use!

  • Zoe Archer

    I love that Lorac palette, the shadows are fantastic.

  • I love your favourites Anna! my bank account doesn’t though x

  • Great favorites Anna! Your recommendations always go on my shopping list 🙂

  • You can’t go wrong with the LORAC palette, you’ll love the LORAC 2 as well!

    CassandraMyee | NZ Beauty Blog

  • TheWestCoastExplorer

    Everyone’s been raving about the Lorac palette, I need to try it!

    I just posted my August Favorites too up on my blog: Check them out if you have time! I’d appreciate your feedback too!