Friday, August 3, 2012

July Favorites!

Hello there! It is so incredibly hard to believe that it is August already! This summer flew by! I've never done one of these posts before, but I thought I'd start doing monthly favorites.  I tend to favor the same products every month, but I figure as the seasons change, there will be more variety in my favorites. I feel like I chose too many favorites....I have many makeup products, one hair product, and a few fashion favorites. Let's get this started then!

Makeup Favorites:

-Tweezerman ProCurl eye lash curler: Curls ALL of my lashes really well, and who doesn't love rose gold?? Review for this will be up soon!

-Maybelline Master Drama pencil liner: I typically reach for brown gel liners during the summer months, but this black pencil has really held up well in humid, icky weather. Lasts fairly well on the waterline, and good for lining the upper lash line.

-Revlon Grow Luscious mascara: I picked this up on a whim because it was super cheap, around $4 or $5 at Target. I LOVE this mascara. It does a good job of lengthening my lashes, and does wonders for my lower lashes! However, I don't believe it "grow" your lashes.

-Mac Painterly Paint Pot: This is the only Mac product I own. I'm such a drugstore lover that I hardly buy high end products, but I've changed that recently. This product is incredible! It is so creamy, and really lasts on my oily eyelids. Even if you wear it alone, it really makes your eyes look fabulous.

-Urban Decay Naked 2 palette: I purchased this last month. You have no idea how excited I was to be an owner of an Urban Decay product! We just got a Sephora in town, and I went a little nuts. This has definitely been my go-to eye shadow palette, mostly because I've been trying different looks with it. I really love these shadows, and I'm even tempted to pick up the original Naked. Haven't decided if I should splurge or not. ;)

-Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting concealer: This works amazingly at brightening up my under eye area. It does a decent job of covering up blemishes and redness, but this is best for under the eyes. 

-Maybelline Dream Matte powder: This powder really helps control any shine, and it is wonderful at setting foundation. This helps to give an almost flawless finish.

-NYC Smooth Skin bronzer in Sunny: This is basically the only bronzer I own. I have the ELF blush/bronzer duo, but Sunny is the bronzer I used daily. I love that it is matte, and it isn't too brown or too orange.

-Milani Baked blush in Dolce Pink: I really don't wear blush that often in the summer. When I do, I go for pinks and peaches. Dolce Pink is a very pretty warm pink blush with gold shimmer. It applies very lightly, but its definitely build-able.

*A little side note about my lips: the entire summer, I have been dealing with some sort of lip rash on and around my lips. I believe it is some form of dermatitis, but I'm not sure. I've been given several antibiotics, and they have all failed. It looks terrible, and my confidence is at a level of zero when I'm out in public. Because of this condition, I haven't been able to wear any lip products, but these would be my favorites if I could wear them. Just wanted to mention this, I don't really know why. :)

-EOS lip balm in Strawberry Sorbet: I love all EOS lip balms, but the strawberry one is my favorite scent for summer! Very cute and moisturizing.

-Revlon Super Lustrous lip gloss in Coral Reef: Revlon hands down has the best drugstore products. They are the high-end makeup of the drugstore world. This gloss is great! It feels amazing on the lips, and it is a nice pigmented coral. Perfect for spring/summer!

-Cover Girl Lip Perfection lip stick in Fairytale: Talk about a bright coral pink lip color! It is a very bold color, but so pretty. It feels so smooth on the lips and lasts a great time.

-Sally Hansen nail polish in Pacific Blue: I've worn lots of colors on my nails this summer, but this is my most worn. I love it! It's a beautiful cornflower blue, made for summer. I have swatches of it right here.

Body/Hair/Fashion Favorites:

Scent: B&BW Forever Sunshine: I picked this up during Bath & Body Work's semi annual sale. This smells like summer. It is light, but just enough to give you a pleasant, fruity floral smell. 

Organix Nourishing Coconut Milk serum: I picked this up after eyeing it for weeks, and after Emily Eddington and MakeupByTiffanyD reviewed it on Youtube. This stuff smells incredible! Coconut is a definite favorite scent of mine. This makes my hair feel so silky and smooth.

Hairstyle: Sock buns: This is the perfect hairstyle for lazy bums like myself. It literally takes 2 minutes or less or more, depending on how you do it. It's so cute, and can be casual or dressy. I have a few posts on sock buns. Click here and here to take a look at some sock buns I've done!

Jewelry: colorful friendship  bracelets: Who doesn't love a nice arm party? I made these bracelets this summer, and it took forever! But they are just so fun and colorful. During the summer, I hate the feeling of necklaces when I sweat, so I prefer earrings and bracelets.

Shoes: rose gold rhinestone Mossimo flip flops: I eyed these flip flops at Target last spring. I saw these in a Missglamorazzi video, and that was the final straw. I had to have them! These are so gorgeous and so comfortable. They make a casual outfit look a bit more glamorous!

Handbag: Nine West Tunnel Mini Crossbody bag: LOVE THIS BAG! I picked this up at Ross one day at random. I just saw it, and it spoke to me. I hadn't owned a cross body bag before, and this was just so perfect for summer. I have a long post on this bag right here. Love love love this handbag, and I love Ross and TJ Maxx for purchasing handbags. They seriously have the best deals!

Speaking of TJ Maxx, it am dubbing it as my favorite store of the entire summer!! I've bought a bunch of adorable tops there over the last few weeks, and that store is just so incredible. Here is a post showing some tops I've picked up this summer.

I hope you enjoyed this first favorites post! I don't know if I did too many, or not enough! But I enjoyed sharing my favorites with you. I'd love to know what your favorites are! :)

1 comment:

  1. Loved this post! you should do favorites often. I love the Maybelline dream matte powder too. I have the eos lip balm in strawberry sorbet too. God we're like twinsies on so many things. My Milani baked blush is in rose d'oro, its a peachy golden pink. That Naked2 palette makes me so jealous, I want one too but its $50!!! how did you convince yourself? and MAC, I still can't see myself buying them anytime soon but would love to check your high end reviews.

    And I'm sorry about the lip rash, I had one too, in June, some kind of atopic dermatitis for which I had to use steroids, oh it was horrible and I still don't know what caused it, I blame the summer too. Now all I'm using is Vaseline for my lips. Getting scared to try lip products. I totally understand. but loved those picks. xo