My top 5 beauty products for August!

Hello my Suburban Fashionistas.

Lots of fun things happened in August that impacted on my favourites this month.

50% off at Priceline on Maybelline, and a couple of products made it to my faves. The Beauty Expo was on  and I also happened to go old school and went for a full set of acrylic nails.  I am not convinced gel polish is better for your nails than good ol’ acrylic and the UV light worries me.

MAC brought out a new set of colours in matte lipsticks and Urban Decay released the new Naked Smokey Palette. (this one will probably be in my September favourites! I haven’t given them a good go yet)

So without further ado, here are my favourites!



1. Maybelline the Nudes $24.95 

Maybelline the Nudes Palette

I heard great things about this palette, and when it was 50% off, I grabbed one.

Why I love it :

Great colours, good colour pay off and not too powdery. . Forget about the silly applicator, just use your own brushes. And a mirror wouldn’t have gone astray, but hey, at 50% off I only paid around $13 for this. The size is handy for the handbag. It ain’t Urban Decay but it is great for the price!




2. the Balm Mary Lou Manizer $29.95

I am a little late to the party of the Holy Grail of highlighter from the Balm. I had to go and try it for myself and boy, is this a good un.

Why I love it :

A fine, soft champagne powder, it highlights the skin without being too sparkly. It is perfect for my colouring and just catches the light, which is exactly what strobing is. I have used it every day so far. I freakin love this stuff. And how cute is the name and packaging ?



3. MAC Stone Matte Lipstick

MAC Stone Matte

I have such a thing for brown lipsticks (see my write up HERE)

Why I love it :

It is MAC. It is BROWN. It is MATTE. Duh



4. Hydro Peptide Anti Wrinkle Polish and Plump Peel $110

Hydro peptide anti wrinkle polish & Plump Peel

Yes. I know it is expensive. But I don’t mind paying for skincare that works. I don’t use the full range, just a few bits and pieces. I have not bought this in August, but felt I need to use it more often with my skin being sooooo dry from the wind and cold.


Why I love it:

I picked this peel as my favourite over the moisturiser and brightening serum that I own, because it is INSTANT. My skin is softer and brighter just after one treatment. You only need a tiny little bit and as you can see, I have been using it for a while. I like the fact it is a 2 part peel: one is grainy with dermabrasion crystals and vitamin c for brightening and  the other is an activating gel that plumps up the skin, has lactic acid and chamomile to soothe.  A review is coming and I may or may not have one of these to giveaway!




5. OPI Nailpolish Taupe Less on the Beach $19.95

OPI Taupeless on the beach

I HAVE NAILS! I have a drawer full of polishes I can use!

Why I love it:

This colour is everything. Call it taupe, call it greige. It just works.




It really was a great beauty month, and it was hard to pick my favourites. I didn’t even mention the great Maybelline lip pencils i bought or the Maybelline Fit me Matte and Poreless foundation. Never mind. There is always next month!




Til next time,


About Fashionista in Suburbia

Dutch Born, Fashionista in Suburbia lives at the Southern Beaches of Sydney, Australia. A Mum. A Wife. A Lover of all things sparkly, shiny and leopard print. A Shoe, Lipstick and Sunglasses Addict. A Typical Libra. A Breast Cancer Thriver.

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