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August Favorites

This year feels like it’s just flying by. I feel like summer just started the other week and now August is over. *sigh* Oh, well. No better way to celebrate the end of the month than sharing the products I was loving during August.

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This was a particularly lazy month for me. I’ve been rocking a very minimal look and really focused on taking care of my skin. I tried some new skin care earlier in the month and they did not agree with my skin. I had a horrible allergic reaction and I’m pretty sure the only reason my skin healed so quickly was a combination of witch hazel and the Cetaphil facial moisturizer.

Target Up and Up brand Witch Hazel
Target Up and Up brand Witch Hazel

Witch hazel is a super gentle cleanser that is great for sensitive or damaged skin. I typically only use this in the morning to cleanse my face, but with the allergic reaction I’ve been using it twice a day. I just put some on a cotton round and wipe down my face. I keep repeating until the cotton round shows nothing gross (typically 2-3).

DSC00725After cleansing with the witch hazel, I’ve been following up with a good amount of the Cetaphil facial moisturizer. This moisturizer is super hydrating and super calming. Great for irritated skin! Not to mention your wallet. This gigantic tub is 16oz and purchased for $15.49 at Ulta. I’ve used this religiously all month and am not even a quarter of the way through.

When I was brave enough to put makeup on my poor face, my go to every time was the banana shade from the Nyx Contour Kit. I apply it in a thick layer on top of my concealer and let it “bake” there while I do my brows. After I dust it off, my face instantly looks refreshed and awake! I purchased the whole kit at Ulta, but I wonder if you could buy the shades individually… I love the whole kit, but I’m definitely blowing through this powder the fastest!

Top Row and Second from the Right
Top Row and Second from the Right

DSC00726And finally, my go to body mist. It is summer and it has been quite warm. I don’t know about you guys, but I don’t exactly feel fresh when I’m sweating. I am probably constantly spraying myself with this Body Shop body mist in the mango scent. It’s sweet, but not tooth rotting sweet. It makes me feel like I’ve just had a shower no matter how much I may sweat in this summer heat.

What were you guys loving this month? I’m always looking for new things to try!

P.S. — August is over and now begins the countdown to the unofficial start of Fall! (Pumpkin Spice Lattes are back on the 8th!)

One thought on “August Favorites

  1. Hey! 🙂

    I’m so glad your allergic reaction got better. 🙂
    Those products look great! I’ve never heard of anyone talking about the NYX Contour Kit, actually!
    It looks quite good, though!

    And that TBS Mist ohhhh, I can smell it through the screen, haha 😀

    Some of my August favourites have been TBS Tea Tree Facial Wash, Benefit ‘Roller Lash’ and the MaxFactor Lip Pencil in 14 Raspberry.
    I’ve written a post about my favourites, too, so if you’re interested, here’s the link: https://sodora.wordpress.com/2015/08/31/august-favourites-beauty-makeup-skincare/

    Lovely post!

    Have a nice day. 🙂

    xx

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