Wednesday, September 2, 2015

august favorites 2015

I cannot for the life of me think of a witty opening.  All I can come up with are unoriginal thoughts about the weather and how Summer has flown by.  Blech.  So I'm just going to cop out and jump right in here....

MAKEUP a 3way tie:
1. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer.  All the beauty youtube girls love this so I decided to try it for myself and it is wonderfully smooth and creamy.  It's got good coverage but is thinnish so is maybe better for casual makeup days.  It also acts as a terrific highlighter and eye brightener.
2. Urban Decay Perversion Mascara I dug up a sample of this from somewhere and fell in love!  Just the right amount of lengthening and volume in the darkest of dark blacks.  
3. L'Oreal Silkisimme Silky Pencil Eye Liner.  Also discovered this through the youtube beauty vixens.  It is soft but stays on forever.  I like it better than any other high end liner I have ever tried (yes, even Urban Decay 24/7).  The only down side is it has a very limited color range, but is terrific for a basic black.

BODY:  Bath and Body Works Body Lotion.  Normally I never buy things here but a friend dragged me into the store and I found myself liking all those fruity florals in a kitsch kind of way. They turned out to be surprising hydrating so I put on my Oahu Coconut Sunset and Pearberry every night before bed.

DRINKING/EATING:  Bigelow Constant Comment Tea.  I've rediscovered a tea that my grandmother always used to drink. It brings back fond memories of breakfast at her house and it actually tastes good too.  Kinda orange spice black tea.

PERFUME:  Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess.  The first time I smelled this I thought it was a little old ladyish but it has since grown on me, to the point that it is probably my most worn perfume this summer.  It's a warm beachy golden summer scent.

READING:  Jude Deveraux The Summer House.  Yes it's a romance novel.  Not even a beach read but a straight up paperback romance. I fully admit to loving romance novels.  Don't judge me ;-)

WATCHING:  Bones.  Starting with back episodes the bf and I are binge watching it.  It is gross in a good way and everyone is a really cute nerd.

FACE/SKIN:  First Aid Beauty Eye Duty Triple Remedy:  Brighten Depuff and Smooth.  This perks up the under eye area like nobody's business.  You almost don't even need a concealer after it because there is just a hint of color that somehow manages to reduce dark circles.

HAIR:  L'Oreal EverCreme Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner. Paraben and sulfate free. Back when I tried to be on a budget I researched drug store haircare and found that these got really good reviews.  And I love them!  They have just the right amount or nourishment and hydration without weighing my hair down.

What were your faves for August?

pic from photosearch

And for loads of tutorials and pretty things check out my NEW beauty-vixen youtube channel.
all products reviewed were either bought, researched, or sampled by me. I am not financially compensated for my reviews

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