August Favorites!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

I fail to believe that it is currently September 2nd. Where did the summer go? I swear I just finished my last exam of junior year yesterday. This is crazy. I've spent the whole summer working, playing softball and attending family parties. This has by far been the busiest summer. Maybe not the best, but I'm content with it.

As for the month of August, I bought a lot of new products and tried some new stuff. So I'll get right into my favorites of the month.

First and foremost, I'll start off with my most used blush this this month: Dandelion from  Benefit! You can see my review for it right here.

It is the perfect natural blush for my skin tone. It'll look even better when I'm a little more fair (I've been out in the sun a lot for soccer and such). Plus, Benefit's powders smell sugary sweet to me.

I've been wearing the heck out of this Korres lip butter in Jasmine. I also did a review on that so you can see it here. It's the perfect nude on my lips and I just love the way it feels. Plus, it smells incredible.

I got this Urban Decay 24/7 eyeshadow pencil in 'Sin' in an old holiday or combo pack or something. It came with five (review coming soon), but 'Sin' is my favorite eyeshadow of all time so having this in a cream form is awesome. I love the application of this. I color it on and blend it out a little and I've got my eye look. When this runs out, there is no doubt in my mind that I will find myself a full sized version.

This is not my favorite mascara or anything, but for this month it has been doing a pretty good job and keeping my lashes long and "voluminous"~. It's a little wet for my taste, but it's been my favorite this month.

I picked up this Benefit "Boing" and "Lemonaid" duo. I use Boing for my concealer on blemishes and Lemonaid under my eyes on my dark circles even though the website says it's an eyeshadow base to remove veins on your lid, I believe. I prefer it as an under-eye concealer. It's so compact and I love the little mirror. I will definitely carry this around in my school bag.

This lip scrub is awesome. It does its job well (exfoliates your lips/preps them for lip products) but it also tastes incredible! My brother will deny this, but he stole it a couple of times just so he could lick it off his lips. It's just that good!

And as for my non-beauty favorites I have Underarmour athletic shorts in general, though this fluorescent green is my favorite.


I play soccer and softball, so these shorts are perfect for that. But I'll wear these on my runs or for gym class. Really, they're just great breathable shorts. Plus, there are so many colors to choose from! I could look at athletic gear forever.

My taupe Steve Madden studded loafers have seen better days. We've gone through a lot together, like seeing Train in Chicago and promptly ripping up the back of my feet so I couldn't wear them the rest of the trip. They're painful to break in, but after you do they're incredible! I love wearing them with my cuffed blue cotton pants from Hollister (They're called the Skinny Chinos). They're awesome!

I got this half off and am in love with it. I almost bought it at the beginning of the month but passed, so needless to say I was stoked when I saw it on sale! It smells incredible. I'm absolutely awful at describing scents, but B&BW describes it as "sparkling grapefruit and sandalwood, with coconut milk and summer jasmine". If they still have it at your local store, pick it up! It's the perfect transition scent for summer to fall.

I found these in the frozen section of my local Target. It's portioned fruit for an 8 oz. smoothie! It's just frozen bananas and strawberries, so you could buy those yourself, but I like the idea of it already being in a perfect portion for me.


I've been loving the song "Mango Tree" by Angus and Julia Stone this month. It's a mainly acoustic song (with a little percussion) but I adore the lyrics and Angus's voice. It's very unique, and certainly for someone with an acquired taste. Julia delivers lovely harmonies. I just love the simplicity of their songs. You might remember their song "Big Jet Plane" from the Maybelline Fit Me ad in 2011. I got giddy when I realized it was them when it first aired. I had been fans for a little while before that. They're just a great duo.

What have been some of your favorite products for August? What are you excited about going into fall? I can't wait to wear some of my more neutral or darker colors. I've also been dying to try out a berry or plum lip! :)

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  1. you have some great favorites for this month. I have been wanting to try the Korres lip butters. Great post.
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