August 2015 Favorites

Monday, August 31, 2015

"Blah blah this year is going by so fast blah blah ". But seriously, I cannot believe we're marching into September already! As you may know, this past month has been a bit cray cray for me (as in my first time back in the Motherland after nearly a year), so I was more focused on just living rather than what I looked like? But I still cared a little and I did find new favorites though, so here we go!
a picture of August Favorites (makeup) ; Marcelle BB Cream Matte, Annabelle Biggy Bronzer in Matte Gold, e.l.f. Corrective Concealer, ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip in Tulle, Rimmel Wonder'Lash Lift Me Up Mascara
Marcelle BB Cream Matte - I just did a full review on this so for the complete 411 click HERE. I use this on the daily for a natural, quick and pulled together look!

Annabelle Biggy Bronzer in Matte Gold - Being a huge fan of the original, I knew I needed to get my hands on the matte version. To no surprise, it is a new favorite.  I use it for a light contouring and to slightly bronze the skin.

ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip in Tulle - Tulle is a bit of a "vampy" shade, but still totally wearable. It's the perfect color to easily transition from summer to fall lips! For swatches of this one and other Ultra Matte shades click HERE!

Rimmel Wonder'Lash Lift Me Up Mascara - To put it simply, it's the ONLY mascara I've been using for the past almost 2 months now. That's right, I haven't even been reaching for my Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara...For a full review and before & after pics, click HERE!

e.l.f Studio Corrective Concealer in Neutralize & Conceal - I haven't gotten around to try out every single item from my e.l.f. order yet, but this I traveled with and I love it. I use it under foundation to mainly correct redness (with the green) and brighten under the eye (with the light pink). This thin formula goes on smoothly and doesn't feel greasy.

a picture of August Favorites (skincare) ; TheFaceShop Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil, Biotherm Biosource Lotion, Biotherm Shower Milk
TheFaceShop Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil - I picked up the "light" version, if you have skin that's on the drier side the original formula might be better suited for you. Bottom line ; smells amazing, does a stellar job at removing all makeup and helps brighten the skin. I look forward to trying more "rice water" skincare.

Biotherm Biosource Lotion (Toner) - I still use my Earth Science Clarifying Herbal Astringent at night, but I wanted something more hydrating for the morning. A friend of mine gave me a few Biotherm products and this toner is just what I needed!

Biotherm Shower Milk - As mentioned above, I got a few items from this brand as a gift. Now I don't usually shell out lots of money for a body wash but this is soooo good. It feels so luxurious and moisturizes the skin even once out of the shower. It smells like fresh oranges, which might not be for everyone, but I love it. I don't have a nice bath tub to relax in so this is as close to the spa experience at home I can get. Would repurchase, but maybe only use on days when I need extra pampering.

That's pretty much it! What have you guys been loving?

Talk to you soon!

-Xoxo, Val
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