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Hi! I'm Laura, a 23-year-old millennial girl discovering who I am by sharing my life experiences on my blog. You'll find me writing about me discovering my personal style, my growing wanderlust or giving any sort of style, uni or mental health advice.

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First of all, like I said in my latest post, how is it September already? How are there only 3 months of the year left?! I am so confused by how fast this year is flying by. August especially went by in the blink of an eye, and now I am already back at uni. I have loved so many great things during the month of August that I am so excited to share with you, which I am going to do in today’s post!

Mizu waterbottle

The first thing I have loved and basically have used every day in August is my Mizu waterbottle. I think I first got this bottle at the end of June, just before I went away on holiday. These past couple of months I have been trying to be a bit more conscious on how much plasic I use on a day-to-day basis. I was always buying a bottle of water because I forgot to bring one, not only is that really bad for the environment, I also got so tired of constantly having to spend money on a bottle of water, so one day I was just over it and made the decision to be a bit more conscious about this. I bought this Mizu bottle, decided that from now on, everywhere I would go, I would have to bring my bottle of water with me, and so far so good.

I do think it has been easier to adapt this bottle into my because of the beautiful summer we have had. It has been so warm this summer that I just needed to bring a bottle of water with me to cool down a bit. Another great thing that happened since I got this bottle, is that I also tend to drink a bit more water now that I have got this bottle.

Topshop ring handle bag

Another item that I have loved during August is this gorgeous Topshop ring handle bag. I already mentioned this beautiful bag in my 4 favourite summer bags. A ring handle bag is such a versatile and beautiful item to have as an accessory. It was such a steal and I can fit just about everything I need on a daily basis in there. This bag will be such a versatile item in my wardrobe that I, without a doubt, will wear and use for such a long time. So instead of using it, I will also try to show you how I style it with an outfit on the blog soon!

H&M Trend dress

My next favourite of August is this beautiful H&M Trend dress. I didn’t actually wear this dress that often during the month of August, but the times I did decide to wear it, I felt so summery and cute. My favourite time when I wore this dress, was when I went to Milan with my cousin, which is what I am showing you in the photo. So not only is this dress super pretty, it will always remind me of that time I went to Milan with my cousin and had the best time.

Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA lotion

The Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA lotion has been an absolute favourite of mine these past two months. I also started using this Paula’s Choice lotion in June after I felt like I needed to change up my skincare routine a bit. I started noticing that my cystic acne was slowly starting to come back again because of stress and stuff.

After loving the Paula’s Choice Pore Normalising cleanser, that I mentioned in my last five favourites post, I did some more research on the whole brand and discovered their 2%BHA products. It looked similar to an acid-y product I used before, that so I decided to give it a go. I have really loved this product so far and I really notice a difference if I religiously put this on two times a day. Because this is an acid product, I do tend to finish it all off with some sunscreen to protect my face from any damage that can be caused by the sun.

L’Oreal Paradise Extatic mascara

The last item I have loved in August, is the L’Oreal Paradise Extatic mascara. You might know that I am a big lover of the Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara, but I’m not going to lie; I would rather not spend that amount of money on mascara since I am on a uni budget. So when this first came out I was dying to give it a try, as it was supposed to be a dupe for that mascara. I literally looked everywhere for this, but it sold out so quick here in The Netherlands. Then I finally managed to get my hands on it and I pretty much have used it everyday since May. This mascara definitely is a cheaper alternative to the Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara in my opinion. I honestly think it pretty much does the same, has pretty much the same wand and has the same effect as the Too Faced one.


  1. I sill haven't tried the L'oreal Paradise mascara although everyone seems to absolutely love it! I need to gat my hands on it soon so I can finally see what the hype is all about! :D xx

    1. No way! You definitely should give it a try, it's one of my favourite mascaras to work with! Let me know what you think if you ever decide to give it a go ☺️


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