I’m always kinda bad at a) coming up with and b) actually photographing and writing about, my monthly favourites. Still, they are fan to look back on and seem to be some of my most popular posts, so month after month, I continue to intend to share monthly favourites. This month, I actually managed, so here are my August 2015 Favourites. I actually haven’t done a favourites since May, so I’d say most of these are summer favourites rather than just the last month.
The first two of my August 2015 Favourites are more body products than makeup. First up is the Lush Buffy Body Butter* which I am actually almost finished and you’ll probably see it in my September empties. As a result, I am not showing you a photo of the actual product (you can visit my review for that) because it looks pretty gross but does an amazing job. I love the scent, and I love how well it exfoliates while leaving my skin smooth and soft.
The second August 2015 Favourite is a bit weird, but super necessary, and that’s the Bioderma Photoderm Spray SPF 40*. I included it in my Bioderma Summer Essentials and I have continued to get a ton of use out of it. I love that it’s non greasy, and it doesn’t have a powerful scent like some of the aerosol ones, nor is it difficult to apply in a small space. Now that I’m trying to go running once a week and I’m doing fieldwork, I really need a good sunscreen and I highly recommend this one!
One product I have reached for a ton this summer is the MAKE UP FOR EVER Mist & Fix*. I first reviewed the Mist & Fix back in March, and although I found it effective then, that’s nothing compared to how much use I’ve gotten out of it during the hot summer days. It really improves the lasting power of my makeup, from hairline to jawline, and I definitely notice a difference when I use it.
In terms of the Becca Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed… do we even need to talk about it? I admit I got more use in July because I traveled in August and did enough fieldwork I wore no makeup plenty of days, but this is the perfect summer highlighter and of course perfect for any other day as well. Just visit my review for more gushing.
My nail polish shade of the summer is definitely Julep Brandis. This polish came in my Julep Maven February 2015 Boho Glam Box, and although I only swatched the other shade in that post, this has actually been the one I’ve been reaching for most. You can tell I’ve made a tiny dent in the bottle, but the formula of this DAVIDsTEA teal is a gorgeous, opaque cream. I’ve worn it on both my toes and my fingernails and I absolutely love how it looks.
The final August 2015 Favourites is actually really only an August Favourite because I just picked up MAC Fast Play on a recent shopping trip. Even though I only purchased it near the end of the August, I’m so in love with this brown-toned pink that it had to be mentioned anyway.
In addition to these August 2015 Favourites, I totally forgot to include a product I’ve been obsessed with and meant to photograph, the Caudalie Grape Water. I’m still loving it in September though, so maybe I will do a September Favourites post and remember it then.
Do you have any August Favourites? Let me know if you’ve tried any of these products I love!