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Hi. Summer is going too fast. Blah blah blah, I say this all the time. But it is! Holy crap, it’s almost fall and I just want to buy every berry nail polish and lipstick in preparation. Sounds fun, no?

July flew by and I didn’t wear tons of makeup. It’s hot and who wants to pile stuff on their face?! I did wear it on occasion though, and I am still dying over this Complexion Rescue that we will revisit in a hot sec. Last month I mentioned that I bought the Oribe texture spray and while I’m really liking it, I still don’t think I’ve used it quite enough to classify it as a fave yet.

Let’s get to it! Here’s what I’m wacky over.

Sonia Kashuk Makeup Bag. I’ve been using the same makeup bag since I started my beauty faves and while I absolutely l.o.v.e. it – it’s pretty huge. And I always use it for travel too since I’m a lunatic. So I was looking for something smaller and came across these bright bags at Target. Super cute and holds everything I need. Winnnnning.

Essie Sunset Sneaks. This has been my nail color of choice for the last month. I thought it was an older shade (I found it at the… grocery store), but I guess it’s for 2015. It’s the perfect reddish-coral-orange but still has enough pink in it. It really does look like a gorgeous sunset.

Smashbox Primer Water. I’ve been eyeing this for a few months but assumed it was a total gimmick. It still might be, but the aisle of doom at Sephora (right before the check out? GAH.) sucked me in and I bought the travel size. Um, I completely love it. I used this for my brother’s wedding in June and have been using it ever since when I’m wearing more makeup. I never use a regular primer (hate the feel) – but I spray this after moisturizer and before my tinted moisturizer and everything sticks like glue. Even in this hot hot hot summer heat.

Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue. I’ve mentioned this three or four times now but OH MY GOSH it’s wonderful. I have dry skin and it just melts into my skin and evens everything out without feeling too heavy. I didn’t wear foundation once in July – I’ve only been wearing this. And I’ve raved about it so much that my mom ran out and got some a week or two ago. It’s the best.

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Alba Daily Shade. Say hello to my favorite daily lotion in the summer. I’ve talked about this for a couple years now and it never fails: this stuff is a savior in the summer. I always have SPF on my face, but it’s not like I constantly slather it on my body everyday, especially with no plans to go outside. With this, I’m always covered and if I run out for a midday walk with Max during a work day, I don’t fry.

Marc Jacobs Twinkle Pop. 100% new favorite love this month. Not only is it GORGEOUS, it’s kind of cooling on the eye and is the prettiest neutral color – mine is in the shade Honey Bunny. I’ve worn this with the complexion rescue, some concealer, mascara and bronzer all month and that’s it. Love it.

Urban Decay Obsessed Lipstick. these lipsticks are some of the smoothest I’ve tried. I live for cool-toned pinks and this is a little lighter and cooler than the Clinique one below, but darker than MAC creme cup. So pretty. I’m super excited for the Urban Decay matte lipsticks that just released. EEEEK.

Clinique Wow Pop Primer Lipstick. Repeat offender, but feels so-freaking-good on the lips! I get lots of compliments on this color. It’s the perfect shade for when I have no makeup on but want a little pop on the lips.

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Caudalie Moisturizing Toner. This is a staple in my skincare but to say I’ve been somewhat lazy in the evenings since having Max would be an understatement. Often it’s all I can do to wash my face and moisturize before throwing myself in to bed. But I ALWAYS see such a different in my skin when I use this after cleansing and before night cream. I love the exfoliating cotton rounds and really think those make a difference with this toner too. This isn’t drying at all.

Sephora Formula X Erase. I don’t know why I can’t find this on the Sephora website, I hope it isn’t discontinued?! Anyhoo – I’ve almost used an entire bottle in a month. This stuff is like MAGIC for cuticles. With one application my nails look so much better. I’ve tried many cuticle products and this is by far the best. Like ever ever ever.

Nails Inc Corrector Pen. Nooooo… I don’t just love it because the packaging is hot pink (okay maybe I do), I love it because it makes my life so easy at the moment. I had one of these from Bath and Body Works a few years ago and while I didn’t deem it necessary in my former pre-baby life, now it makes nail mistake clean up quick and easy.

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I just returned home from vacation and already have a running list for next month of things I liked while traveling. What are you guys loving this summer? Are you eyeing up any fun fall things?! I didn’t bite the bullet on the naked smoky palette – so if you did, tell me! Worth it? I’m tempted to try the new Glam Glow mask too. Oomph. Be a bad influence!

{as usual, none of this is sponsored and all of these products were purchased by me. i am not affiliated with any of the companies above, nor do i accept free products. just love to talk about what i like, makeup junkie to makeup junkie. there are a few amazon affiliate links above. thank you for being here!}