August Favourites 2018

Another month over, and we get closer to the end of Summer. August was a brilliant month for me - a lot happened. From getting my qualification to Eric's birthday bash and setting up my own company. While it's been super busy (sorry for the lack of blogs by the way), I still have some things on my favourites list!

The first thing is The Ordinary Peeling Solution. This handy little thing is a chemical exfoliant which uses Alpha Hydroxy Acid and Beta Hydroxy Acid to remove the dead skin cells on your face. I personally prefer chemical exfoliants over the usual physical ones (which are the gritty type face scrubs). I started using this once a week, and then put it down to once every two weeks, and I love how my skin feels after I've used it. 

Since switching to being cruelty-free, I hadn't found a great haircare range other than Tesco's own until recently. I started using the Noughty Colour Bomb Shampoo and Conditioner, and my gosh they are a godsend. The smell reminds me of refresher sweets, and they're 97% natural with no parabens, petrochemicals, sulphates or silicones. I definitely think I'll be using a lot more products from this brand.

Since I started my own company this month, I've needed to get my arse into gear with regards to organisations. I bought this Leuchtturm 1917 Diary from Rymans when I was looking around at stationary and it's been a lifesaver. I hadn't realised Lechtturm was such a popular brand in the bullet journal crowd (yeah, I watch bullet journal videos on YouTube despite not having one!), but I'm glad I obviously made a good choice. I don't have the time for bullet journaling, so a good quality diary is a must for me. It has a year overview at the beginning and a week by week view. I find it really handy for recording client appointments, as well as my own personal bits and pieces. If you haven't tried this brand for diaries and the likes, you really should!

This leads on nicely to my next favourite. I STARTED A FREAKING BUSINESS. Yes, that's right... I'm a business owner. A self-employed beautician and makeup-artist. My company is called Becx Beauty. I've worked very hard to get to where I am today and I'm very proud of the things I've achieved over the last year, after being so poorly with my chronic illness. At 25 I went back to college to train in a new career path and then I took the plunge to start my own business and it feels amazing.

I usually have some TV or film favourites but this month we haven't really watched an awful lot. We did, however, binge watch all the seasons of The Walking Dead Telltale Series game on YouTube (played by Cryaotic). What an emotional rollercoaster. If you haven't seen the series, you really should watch it. I'm still not completely over the ending of season one... but I'm excited for the new episodes of Season 4 to come out!

I hope you had a lovely August yourself! ❤

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