August Favourites

Malaysian Culture

August has been a busy one. We got back to KL in the middle and it has been non-stop since. All the free time has been used to make the most of living here. High up drinks at my favourite bar, dinners at our favourite places and wandering around Kampung Baru. We have also been booking trips up, tomorrow we head up to Ipoh and we booked a trip to Cambodia for October.

I have been busy, drawing and painting, designing ideas ready for screen printing. I love being creative, getting lost for hours in my ideas and the process of painting. For so long I felt that being creative wasn’t a realistic prospect, not serious enough a profession, but after this long time off I have decided to give it a crack.

So on with my August favourites. Some absolute corkers this month. I can hand on heart say that I loved everything I tried in August.

August Favourites Beauty

Kissme Mascara

This was recommended on so many blogs as a hero product from Japan, and I can see why. Holds its own against mascaras double the price, doesn’t flake or smudge, gives length whilst keeping lashes separated. I love it. It isn’t easy to get off but most waterproof ones aren’t. I found and Oil based cleanser with a cloth does the trick

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream

This is amazing. Even’s out skin tone, has excellent coverage without being too cakey and my skin feels hydrated. Also humidity proof – winner!

Moistfull Collagen Cream

I love the texture of this cream. Light and smooth, and the smell – wonderful. It really reminds me of something, no idea what. I have used this for a few months now, and can feel a difference in my skin.

Aveda Scalp Benefits

This product has changed my life. No joke. I have fought with my dry irritable scalp for a good few years, trying lots of things that do help but nothing that has really improved it. This has. No more to be said really.

August favourites Books

Hungry for more

I’m a big fan of Mel’s work. She talks a lot of sense when it comes to how our relationship with food has an impact on how we consume it. How emotional eating can be helped when we solve the underlying issues that make us turn to food. Her new book is about looking at what you are really hungry for; what it is you want that isn’t food. A real thought provoker.

The Cows

Oh this was amazing. It is 99p on kindle at the moment, an absolute bargain, I’d have paid way more. A brilliant story of 3 women all going through life’s dramas. I devoured it and was genuinely sad when it was over.

Little Black Book

This is a great companion for those wanting to start a business. A practical guide to not just business but life, full of golden nuggets. Probably better for freelancers but a great read.

August favourites Film & TV

Somebody Feed Phil – Watched this due to a recommendation and was so pleased I did. Phil is brilliant and the places he goes, the food he eats are fabulous, I want to go to them all! I can’t imagine anyone not liking it.

Mission Impossible Fallout – Another good action film from the Mission Impossible franchise. If you liked the others you will like this. I was a little concerned that it might be disappointing but I really enjoyed it!

Crazy Rich Asians – I took myself on a friday afternoon date to see this, expecting a film made for tv, but I was so wrong. It was fantastic. Funny, dead on and highly entertaining.

August favourites Music

Mixed bag this month. I discovered Nao through hearing one single on the radio, she’s good. DJ Koze has done some stuff with Róisín Murphy of Moloko fame, loving her I had to add it to the playlist.

So that’s my round up of the best of August. Anything you’ve been loving? let me know in the comments. 



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