Friday, 1 January 2016

New Youtube Channel!

Hello everyone,
I hope that you're all doing well. With the new year finally here (happy 2016!) I am launching August Weekend's youtube channel! I hope that those of you who were familiar with my blog or follow me on vine will join me on this new adventure. See you soon!

Wednesday, 14 January 2015


One coat. No base coat or top coat.

  • Consistency — a lot comes onto the brush as you apply it which is what helps to keep the first coat thick
  • Brush — not too wide, not too narrow
  • Opacity — one coat is enough, even for a light colour such as Covet
  • Chip Test — on its own it lasts a few days at the most but with a topcoat it lasts for more like a week


Check it out in action, I featured it on vine!

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Mini Sephora Haul

  1. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar Primer
  2. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Nail Lacquer (in Covet)
  3. Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick (Holiday Set)

Hello, Weekenders! While I was in Vancouver I did a little shopping at Sephora and picked up some items. I've been testing them ever since and look forward to letting you guys know what I think! I don't think that the holiday set of lipsticks is available anymore but if you do happen to get your hands on one, I would highly recommend getting the four smaller tubes of different shades in the set compared to one big tube of one shade. It gives you a lot more variety and there's quite a lot of the product in the smaller tubes.

Let me know which item you'd like to see a review of first!


Friday, 2 January 2015

New Year & Liebster Award

Hello Weekenders !!

I hope you've all had a lovely holiday. It's great to be back, I've missed you all! Every January people all over the world make a list of their New Year's Resolutions — myself included — but this year I came across a thought that I'd like to share. 2015 can be the year that you accomplish ____ or face ____ but what's most important is that you go at your own pace. Don't try to rush it, okay? You've got the entire year and even if you alter something small each day or once a week, by the end of 2015 it'll amount to so much. I think it's so easy to get caught up in living a different, "perfect" life by the end of the first week in January and when we realize that things can't change overnight we become disheartened. Here's to taking things one step at a time; here's to a great year full of new memories, challenges and goals!

Thursday, 20 November 2014

#GIRLBOSS • A Book Review

#GIRLBOSS is an in-depth look into Sophia Amoruso's life & journey (creator of as well as being a systematic and humour-filled pep talk to get you thinking about where you want to go in life. From the clear voice of Amoruso to the stories that live as examples of the advice she lists, the book touches on subjects that you don't expect. #GIRLBOSS is about inspiration, working hard and never giving up. 

One of the greatest things about the book is that in order to learn about Sophia, you begin to learn about yourself. Every chapter helps you question parts of your identity and the journey that you choose to go on. We're in a generation of women that have the opportunity to make a name for ourselves and with the use of the internet and other outlets, there's chances that our creativity will reap legitimate rewards. #GIRLBOSS isn't exactly a manual on how to do that (Sophia says so at the very beginning) but it's instead a retelling of how she did that, with a list of thoughts on what exactly 'that' was and whether or not you should consider giving it a shot.

#GIRLBOSS is not just for the girl that isn't afraid to dream but also for the one that is. This book is about realizing that there's endless possibilities behind loving who you are, being uniquely yourself and not for a second letting anyone get in the way of that. Sophia reminds the reader over and over again that the biggest key to unlocking success is throwing away the ideal that says you have to be just like everyone else.

With one part humour, one part intellect and two parts inspiration, #GIRLBOSS is the perfect recipe for a page-turner.

x Jenn