August Favorites!

Hello lovely people!

How are we all on this delightful September afternoon? Very well I hope! 🙂

It has been a darn long time since I’ve done a favorites post hasn’t it?

But I’m back with them! And that’s all that matters.

August was a delightful month for me, filled with city travels, boat rides, and sunshine. I tried my best to really gather what I have been loving most this month, and using non stop.

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It may be on the smaller side, but it just means that they’re my core favorites. The troopers that I’ve been keeping in my purse and overnight bags non stop.

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❤ I will just jump right into it and say I could not have survived the convention weekend without my Nars sheer glow foundation. I used to be very skeptical about it (not entirely sure why) but I reach for it every time now. In the morning when we had limited time to get ready it just proved to be so easy to blend in. Along with being very easy to blend, it isn’t a time consuming task either. There is nothing worse than watching time tick by, and your foundation is not up to snuff.

❤ After big trips or long days at work, there is nothing I want more than a hot shower or bath. The first thing I’ve been reaching for lately is the ‘Dirty Springwash’ shower gel from Lush. It just smells so fresh in all the best ways possible. I even gave my boyfriend a mini bottle too, and I can always tell when he uses it because I just love the scent so much. I can sniff it out anywhere! 😁

❤ My Eos lip balm had been my trusty lip balm for a while. It used to be Dr.Medics lip balm, but the taste of it always bugged me. Not with Eos though! Its vanilla scented and you cannot even taste it on your lips. It goes on soft instead of slick, and moisturizes like a dream, muah! 💋

❤ The NYX Tame and Frame tinted brow pomade has officially came in and stole the show. In the shade blonde, its the first pomade I’ve used that actually matched my brows for real. At first try I wasn’t particularly impressed to be honest, but as I kept trying it I realized I was using the wrong brush. That’s when I discovered the Real Techniques brow brush. It made it so much easier to fill in my brows. The facts that it is soft gives you more natural looking brush strokes, and more natural looking brows! 

❤ Real techniques blush brush. I swear I never use my brushes for what they’re really meant for. Minus my brow brush :p I love using this brush for powdering my face or lightly bronzing. I use a much smaller brush for my blush. Perhaps I have a small face? Who knows. Besides that, the way it is shaped I feel it evenly disperses product with no patchy spots. 10/10! 

❤ What is the  one thing you can find in every hand bag I own, in my car, and in my bathroom? Hand sanitizer. I love all the scents from Bath and Body works, particularly the Cherry blossom scent. Maybe I’m grasping desperately at the last gasps of summer, but the fresh floral scent just cheers me up so much!

❤ Finally, (but not the least important) my Makeup revolution palette. Had I know just HOW much I was going to live this, I might have picked it up sooner. Its the only palette I’ve been bringing along over nights and on trips. It just has everything you could need! I won’t gab on too long about it since there is a whole post floating around somewhere. But I can say its passed the test with flying colors! 

I hope you enjoy this post as much as I did writing it! 🙂 

Summer is slowly coming to an end but that just means new and excited seasons approaching!

Enjoy your day y’all! 

~M

July Favorites!

Hello lovelies!

I have been quite absent with my favorites posts recently, and I do apologize for the radio silence.

I just had a moment of clarity, seeing the clutter that was my makeup table, and my overflowing collection of face products. No more splurging until I’ve reigned my mess in!

But despite the reigns being tight, I still maned to try a few new things, because honestly, a very fun part of blogging definitely is trying new products and getting excited to share with others what you’ve discovered.

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💋 To start off the beautiful summer weather we’ve been blessed with once again, I needed something to help my hair stay damage free in the heat. We often think of our skin being the only place that needs help repairing from the sun but your lovely locks are just as important. While I love getting those beachy streaks in my hair, I didn’t dig the straw like texture it was transforming into. So to leave my scarecrow days behind me, I started using the Argon Oil of Morocco in shower oil. Its a light hair oil that doesn’t drag your hair down, but leaves it with shine and smelling amazing. And most important of all it moisturizes and softens.

💋 I’m sure to no ones surprise at all my next favorite is a NYX lip cream in the shade ‘ Buttery Nude’. Its the perfect nude shade with rose undertones to it. I can’t resist these shades of lipstick right now. And because its a cream lipstick it applys like a liquid lip, but doesn’t dry your lips out as much like one. 

💋 My most loved scent this month is actually one from Bath and Bodyworks. I actually bought this last year but have re-fallen in love with it. It isn’t your typical scent. It is called ‘Sea Island Cotton’ and it straight up smells like freshly dried laundry on a hot summers day. See? Told you it wasn’t your typical flaural or fruit. But if you get a chance to smell it yourself, give it a try! And let me know 🙂 

💋 Another hair product I have fallen in love with this month is the hair treatment ‘Marilyn’ by Lush. It is a hair mask that keeps the brassy tone out of your blond hair. It works whether you’re naturally blond or not. Even if you have ombre hair it is perfect to apply to the tips to keep healthy and bright. It contains olive oil as well, and that helps with split ends. 

💋 This month my NYX Stay Matte powder has been out outshone. The new starring role of my makeup bag has been the Rimmel Clear complexion Clarifying Powder. It claims to help the nature of your skin, while still evening out your skim tone and mattefying your oily spots. It is a translucent powder, and I’ve fallen in love with it, especially since I’ve been having so many good skin days. Thus needing less coverage, but still taking care of those shiny spots. Needless to say, this little compact lives in my handbag. 

💋 The award for best face mask is always, and will always be awarded to the Clarifying Charcoal mask by Clinique. By all means this is just my opinion (as is everything on my blog) but I just can’t get over how healthy my skin is when I use it on the regular! (Recommended once a week) I try to use it after my Clinique charcoal face wash to keep in a regime. But its my favorite thing to apply after a hot bath to help really clean out my pores. :p  

💋 My last two favorites are an item of clothing and a TV show. As you guessed I’ve been loving my comic print T-shirt from Forever 21. Its a men’s shirt, but I never let that whole ‘gendered clothing thing’ get in the way. I like it, I buy it! Its such a cool print, and its baggy and long, but I still feel super cute wearing it 😄 

The show I have been OBSESSED with is Jane the Virgin. Its available to watch on Shomi, and I’ve been marathoning it like crazy. I don’t know if I can say anything without spoiling it, but just watch the first episode and try not to be addicted. It makes me laugh, cry, and actually think and learn things about myself. Its a very cute romantic show, with an epic twist on the plot. 

Hope you all are enjoying the lovely month of August so far! 🌞

~M