August Favorites: Beauty.

Hooooowwww is it August already?!

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I can’t even believe it!

This month I’ve really been into wearing a lot more makeup than I have in a while – which is super weird since it’s summer and it’s been hot! I’m currently trying the Bare Minerals Bare Pro foundation even though I hate foundation… but want something for a little more coverage on certain days. And can’t help but be a beauty junkie who tries everything when it comes out.

P.S. also still totally loving the Jouer Skinny Dip highlighter and that Laneige Lip Mask from last month. It’s the best.

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Now on to this month’s loves!

SK-II Facial Essence. Oh gosh. I have SO wanted to hate this. So wanted to. You might remember that I bought the value set at the Nordstrom anniversary sale and I’ve been using it ever since. I freaking love this. I swear it has just made my skin… glowy and great? I’ve had no dryness issues this month, nothing like last month. I feel like this has made my skintone so even. Two things: I still hate the scent (maybe I’m more sensitive to it while pregnant) and I hate the delivery system of “pour into your hands and pat on your face” – no matter what I feel that some gets wasted. I know there is a pump bottle but it’s million dollars. Just have to say that I am L.O.V.I.N.G. this.

Commodity Gold cologne. A month or so ago my cousin texted me a picture of this in sephora and was like “YOU NEED THIS IT SMELLS LIKE YOU” which of course meant I had to get the travel size to try it. Rollerballs and travel sprays are something I have a love/hate relationship with because I can try a ton of scents, but it keeps me from having that nostalgic scent memory since I have so much dang perfume now and always wear something different. I do absolutely love this. If you like warm, vanilla-y (not sugar cookie though), amber-y scents, this will totally be right up your alley. Of course I also had to try the Elizabeth and James Nirvana Amethyst since I love the Bourbon and Black so much. I really like it but still on the fence – I don’t think I like it MORE than Bourbon or Black.

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Pat McGrath Matte Trace Lipstick in Full Panic. I bought into the hype on these Pat McGrath lipsticks and I have to say I am obsessssssed with this color. I probably should have grabbed another shade because this is very similar to my favorite MAC shade in Relentlessly Red, but this is arguably more comfortable to wear and not as drying! It also might be a little more orange. While I’m sort of over the matte lip trend for myself (because ouch), I do love these brighter shades in matte.

Anastasia Aurora Glow Palette. Yes, I feel a little goofy even talking about this and being in my 30s but, uh, hello, I LOVE THE SHIMMER!! This is one of the palettes that I mentioned impulse buying a few months ago and I’ve been loving it all summer. I was sure once I got it home I would end up returning it, but I adore it. I use it for highlighter, eyeshadow, inner corner highlight, etc. The colors don’t look crazy on me but I’m also super pale.

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OUAI Memory Mist. I’ve been super into curling my hair lately (I swear it’s because I know in two more months I won’t have time to do anything!) and grabbed this at Sephora a few weeks ago. I love the texturizing powders and I still use the Kenra blow dry spray, but this is sort of a cross between the two: a heat protectant and a product that is supposed to hold your style until the next washing. I’ve been using it on damp hair, then drying and curl. Loving it so far and I’m pretty sure it’s been doing what it is supposed to!

Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Cream. I took the plunge! I’ve been eyeing this for a long time and since my Sunday Riley Tidal was gone, I decided to grab this instead. This is perfection for my skin, both morning and night. I love it under makeup. Occasionally, I still have to use something heavier (like the FAB Ultra Repair) but I’ve been using this consistently twice a day all month.

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That’s all for this month! One thing I’m really thinking of trying is the Algenist Liquid Collagen. It has such amazing reviews! Have you tried it? I’d love to hear what you are loving this month!

{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 some amazon and general reward style affiliate links above. thank you for being here!}