August has been a bit of a low month for both me and Nic, and one of those months where it doesn't just rain but it pours. We've both been away from the blog and Twitter for a while and the post count is really down this month, which is something I'm sad about because I do really enjoy blogging but it's not worth forcing a post if you're head isn't in it. Luckily things seem to be picking up a little now for me, and with the kids back at school this week (can I get a hell yeah?!!) I should have more time on my hands to get back into it and pick things back up.
I've been very lucky this month to try some amazing new things out, and one of my favourites was for my Just Juice Classic Cleanse Review. I've been after something to kickstart my diet and this was perfect. I did a 3 day detox drinking just warm lemon water and 4 smoothies a day which was really tough but actually I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would and lost 6lb over the 3 days! Another great find for me recently was the Essence Stay All Day Concealer which I not only reviewed, but also compared to the amazing Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer. It's a great dupe for just £2.50 and I highly recommend giving it a try!
As well as new products, I also reviewed a lot of trusty old favourites including My 5 Most Used Brushes. I have lots of makeup brushes but if I'm honest I go back to the same ones over and over and couldn't be without them. From the comments, it looks like I picked popular choices too! This month I also talked about 5 Great Products Under £5, which was supposed to be called Top 5 Under £5 but I just couldn't narrow it down. All of these are favourites of mine and ones I use regularly, and a bargain of a price too.
On other blogs this month, I was particularly loving the post Here's How To: Create and Write A Blogger Media Pack on the amazing blog Six Out Of Ten. I've been meaning to put together a media pack for ages and haven't got round to it because I've not been 100% sure on what needed to go into it so this was mega helpful! This has been the kick up the bum I needed to get going on my own.
After having such a down month this month and really letting the blog go, it really cheered me up and made me feel better to read Staying Content With Your Blog on one of my favourite blogs, The Lovecats Inc. It's so easy to get caught up in followers and views and comparing your blog to others sometimes and really important to just take it back to why you started blogging in the first place and remind yourself that it's not a race and you're also allowed a break sometimes.
Finally, another post which really stood out to me this month was Can Bad Reviews Ever Be Good? on Beautiface. I personally don't mind doing honest or even negative reviews because gushing about things all the time can sometimes come off as a bit try-hard. We can't all like something so I've got no fears about saying if I don't, but that doesn't mean it isn't perfect for somebody else so I'll always try and find a plus side. Also as the post says, I find too that my disappointing product posts are some of my most viewed so people must find them useful to read!
What have you been up to this month? Share your favourite blog posts with us!