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july beauty favorites I howsweeteats.com

Right here in the heat of summer I’m sharing a bunch of my faves that don’t really seem to be so makeup-y. I’m still using mostly the same makeup routine that I was last month (bronzer, highlighter forever), if wearing any at all. It’s been super hot this month so it’s all sunscreen, concealer, brows, mascara.

I have a few hair favorites here and I’m still using my kenra blow dry spray along with the it’s a 10 spray once or twice a week. I also am still using the macadamia shampoo and deep repair masque – which I love oh so much.

On to the goods…

Essie Gel Couture nail polish. Oh my word, I am LOVING this polish! With the topcoat, it lasts for days and I constantly am doing things with my hands, having them in water, putting dishes away, doing things with Max etc. I also really like the shades I got. I have Make the Cut, Model Citizen and On the List. My mom just recently bought these too (we both told each other we had awesome new polish, but didn’t know we got the same thing!) and loves it.

Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops. HOLY COW. My dewy, highlight loving self is freaking over these. I know that the makeup world is going highlight crazy right now, but for me – I’ve always loved it. For years, I’ve wanted sparkle and glow since my skin is on the dryer side. These are so incredibly pretty. I’ve mixed them with my tinted moisturizer, bb creams and a foundation for a wedding.


Farmacy Deep Moisture Coconut Gel Mask. These are the best sheet masks I have ever used. They have spoiled me – I can’t find anything else that I love this much. Super moisturizing and soothing too. Love it. I’ve talked about them before but they are worth mentioning again.

Sol de Janiero Bum Bum Cream. First, the girls in sephora told me this is actually pronounced “boom boom,” not BUM. Ha. I’ve been looking at this on the sephora site all summer. I had no plans of buying into the hype because I think firming creams are a bunch of BS. But of course, when I was in sephora I opened the jar and smelled it and OH MY GOSH. It smells like heaven. I actually could not get over the scent and bought it just for that. It’s like summer + coconut + vanilla + something else that I have no idea – but not too strong or tropical. Plus, I use body cream every time I get out of the shower, so I knew it wouldn’t go to waste. Imagine my surprise after using it and realizing it sparkles!! Eeep! It’s not glittery, but has a slightly sparkle on the skin. LOVE. I haven’t noticed any firming, FYI.

Giorgio Armani Si. Okay, we all know that I have perfume ADD. Rollerballs rule my life. On a whim, I sprayed this on myself in sephora a few weeks ago and couldn’t stop thinking about it for a week. I bought the rollerball and it smells delicious! It’s slightly strong for summer, but I think it will be a nice summer to fall transition scent. This with the bum bum cream is my 2016 signature summer smell.

IGK Down and Out Dirty Spray. I sort of hate the name of this because I don’t want to think of my hair as being dirty, but this adds incredible texture and makes it piecey in all the right places. Also, the scent is fabulous!! If you can’t tell, I’m really on a summer scent bender this month.


Dove Dry Spray deodorant. Is that weird? Can I talk about deodorant here? This isn’t what I use every single day, but I absolutely LOVE it when it comes to wearing sleeveless dresses or shirts. We used this a bunch at my friends wedding earlier this month and it’s just so simple and quick and not a mess whatsoever. I always keep one on hand for things like that.

Captain Blankenship Mermaid Hair Oil. I’m a sucker and bought this for the name, but I was also out of my Macadamia Oil deep repair hair oil. Love the scent of this too. I just add a few drops to my hair after I shower while it’s still damp. It doesn’t seem to do anything extra special that other oils I’ve tried haven’t, but the packaging is adorable.


What are you guys loving right now?! I really want to try the new Hourglass foundation stick, but it’s pricey for me when I don’t even like to wear foundation. I also want the Essie neon nail colors. Did you get any beauty products at the nordstrom sale? I didn’t, but I would like to get some of the new Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks! I’m a sucker.

{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!}