Hey dolls, so the summer is winding down and I am so sad to see it go. I feel like this summer flew by so fast. I hope you enjoyed yours as much as i enjoyed mine. The end of the month also means it’s time to take a look back at some of my favorite things so here we go with things I was loving in August.
Stila in the know palette: This is a great versatile palette great for transitioning into fall colors. The shadows are well pigmented and very easy to blend. You can read a full review of it here; Stila in the know palette review; Retail price $39 available at bloom.com
Real Techniques Powder Brush: This is an amazing brush that is large, fluffy and super soft. Great quality and a steal at $10 you need this brush. I use it to apply my mineralize skinfinish powder by Mac Cosmetics. Available at realtechniques.com;
Mally Beauty Evercolor Poreless Face Defender: If you are looking for a product to set your face this is it, can also be worn without makeup to control oil and shine. Read my full review of it here Mally poreless face defender, retail price $40 available at mallybeauty.com ;
Lush Lemony Flutter: You may have heard of this amazing cuticle butter an wondered is it really worth the hype and the $14.95 price tag and the answer is YES if I could shout it from the rooftops you need this cuticle cream. As soon as you open the jar you are greeted with the refreshing lemon scent and the cream just melts into your skin, a little goes a long way so it will last a while. Also works great on other dry spots on your skin. Treat yourself and pick this up. Available in Lush stores and at lushusa.com;
Garnier Fructis moroccan sleek: I have been using Argan Oil for a few years now and it does amazing things for my hair but they one I was using is a tad bit on the expensive side so when I saw this oil treatment version from Garner Fructis I had to give it a try. It has a nice light scent and moisturizes for well with no greasy residue. Can be used as a hot oil treatment for extra conditioning, as a blow dry serum or you can also add a little to dry hair to tame flyaways and frizz and add shine. Avg. retail price $5.99;
Aveeno : I received these Aveeno Ultra Calming makeup removing wipes as part of a Klout perk. Typically I don’t like to use wipes to remove makeup but these are very soft and gentle with a nice fragrance.Oh did I mention that they remove every trace of makeup, took off my waterproof mascara and eyeliner with ease. These are perfect for on the go or lazy days. Unlike most makeup remover wipes that have a peel and stick opening these have a snap closure that keeps them moist in the package. Avg. retail price $6.99;
Amrita Singh Saqri Bracelet: I love accessories and bangles are one of my favorites. I have becoming slightly obsessed with the Indian designer Amrita Singh and was stocked when she popped up on Haute Look a few times this summer. This gold and coral colored coral colored stone bracelet added a nice fresh pop of color to summer outfits. If bangles are your thing I highly recommend you check her out and signup for Haute look to try and catch her next sale. This bracelet retails for $100 at www.amritasingh.com but I was able to get it for 40% off when she was on hautelook.com;
NYX Eyeshadow Base:Helps color last longer on your lids, prevents creasing and intensifies color. Retail price $6.99 I normally use Urban Decay’s primer potion but I have to admit these NYX bases work just as well for a fraction of the price. Available in three shades, skin tone,pearl and white. For everyday looks go with the skin tone, to really get color to pop go with the white. Also works very well if you have eyeshadow shades that are not very well pigmented this will help give them a more intense color;
Sally Hansen Vita Lips: One of my biggest pet peeves is dry lips so I am always buying lip chaps, these vita lip chaps from Sally Hansen are great and inexpensive. Check out my full review of them here: Sally Hansen Vita Lips Review ;
Sally Hansen Moisture Twist: We all know Sally Hansen for their nail products but did you know they make lip products as well. I am really liking these 2 in 1 moisture lip glosses. The primer sets a moisture base for smooth lips and the gloss is a nice hint of sheer shiny color. They are also lightly scented and contain jojoba, sunflower and argan oil for great lasting moisture. Avg. retail price $4.99.
I am such a product junkie that I try so many products each month, some I love, some not so much. What are some of your favorite things? I would love to hear about them in the comments or post on my facebook wall. Have something you think I would love, or something you have wanted to try but need someone to test it first let me know.