Along with empties posts, I have been interested in sharing monthly favourites for awhile and have decided to finally give it a try with my August Favourites. I kept a list of some of the products I was loving this month and tried to pick a good variety. Let me know what you think of my August Favourites and if you’d like to see a post like this again for September!
I originally picked up the Julep American Beauty Volumizing Mascara as a part of my May Maven Box and my initial impression was good. I’ve been using it even more lately and really loving it. There are small fibres in it that help extend your lashes, and I don’t find it smudges (once it dries) or leaves me with “raccoon eyes” or anything like that. The effect isn’t incredibly dramatic, but that’s perfect for day-to-day wear so I’m really happy with it.
I thought I’d missed out on the Essence Sunkissed Cheek Tint but luckily I found a drugstore that was a bit behind on their displays and was able to pick this up this month and it even made it into my August Favourites. I’ve never tried Benetint or any of the other high end cheek stains, but I really like the gel consistency and natural look of this one. I work in an air conditioned building so I don’t even need to set this with powder, it just gives me some nice natural brightness to my cheeks that last.
Also this month, I realized I had better got started on my massive size of Lush It’s Raining Men Shower Gel because these things have expiration dates (it’s only next April, but it might take me that long to use this!) Originally intended as a gift, I’m not sad I ended up keeping this. I absolutely adore the honey scent, which is perfect for summer but I love so much I’m excited to keep using it into the fall. The consistency is great as well, the only complaint I have is the price tag.
Bath & Body Works Papaya Melon Scoop Hand Soap is from my (increasingly less massive) stash of BBW hand soaps, and I thought it would be a good summery scent to try out this month and I was right. I’m usually not too picky about hand soap scents, but I absolutely adored Fresh-Picked Pears (in my June Empties) and this is a second scent I would rebuy in a heartbeat. It smells SO good. And foaming hand soap is always fun.
I’m a horrible blogger because I still haven’t officially reviewed anything I shared in my MUA Haul, but one of my products definitely made its way into my August Favourites, and that is the MUA Lipstick in Shade 11. This is a very natural, flattering colour and I think the consistency and lasting power of it is also great. It’s one of those colours I feel comfortable wearing to school, and I definitely want to try out more shades from MUA in the future.
Even though I only wore Julep Faye once, I wanted to throw this polish into my August Favourites because I am really in love with it. I’m saving my swatches for a month of Julep (probably October!) but it’s a golden brown that is the kind of ugly-pretty colour I adore. When I was wearing it a friend described the colour as “baby puke”. But I love it anyway, it’s nice and opaque and goes on smoothly, wonderful colour.
Neutrogena Illuminizing Tinted Moisturizer is a product I actually fell in love with last summer, but now that I finished one of my ELF tinted moisturizers I was happy to get back to this for the month of August. The coverage is quite sheer but I do think it helps even out skintone and clear it up, although I did wear it in combination with concealer. There’s also some SPF which is nice and I don’t find it makes me too greasy. Even as I go into fall I’ll probably continue using this, as I really like the product and I have definitely made a decent dent in the tube!
So that’s it for my August Favourites! Let me know if you’ve tried any of these products or are interested in more in depth reviews on any of them. I promise swatches for the cheek tint, polish and lip stick. Do you have any August Favourites? Let me know what you’ve been loving this month!