July Favorites: Beauty.
SO crazy to think we’re at the end of it and all the fun fall makeup is just on the horizon.
This month I was away a bit for the book tour and also on vacation. It’s also the month where book tour things slowed down so I didn’t end up wearing as much makeup! There aren’t too many new things I’ve tried but I’m still loving everything from last month. In random old beauty favorites, I started religiously using the Kenra Blow Dry Spray again (I love it so much!) and the Perfect Hair Day styling treatment since I’ve been actually doing my hair so much!
Here are a few things below that really stood out for me this month…
Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi Sunshine Serum. It was worth a re-mention – I am still LOVING this serum. It adds the perfect amount of glow and works in every moisturizer or sunscreen I have tried. I like to use this just with moisturizer and no other makeup – and it really evens out my skin tone. I haven’t tried using it in tinted moisturizer or foundation or anything.
Dr Jart Sun Fluid. Okay, 100% obsessed with this. I’ve used the Supergoop sunscreen on my face for years. But I love all things Dr Jart and when I saw this, just had to try it. It is incredible. If you want something super thin and lightweight on your face or under makeup, this is perfect. It’s not sticky at ALL. Only thing: I wish the SPF was a little higher.
Drunk Elephant The Littles. This isn’t necessarily a new product but if you’re into Drunk Elephant skincare like I am, you’ll adore this for travel. It has everything I use (aside from the Sunday Riley Good Genes) and I’m mad I didn’t buy it earlier in the year. Travels perfectly and the little bag is super cute to repurpose too. I also like that I could refill and reuse the Lala Moisturizer jar.
Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask in Lavender. Admittedly, I bought one of these years ago and didn’t love it. It was so sticky and didn’t do much in the way of moisture for my lips. But when I saw that there were a bunch of shades, I had to try the lavender. First, the scent is incredible. It’s like ice cream. Second, I love the cool tint this brings to my lips. And third, it is perfect for the summer because it doesn’t dry off in the sun. Really stays on the lips!
Lanolips Coconutter Hand Cream. I’ve been using the lanolips tinted lip balm for a few months after my cousin raved about it and I was so glad to see this at Nordstrom in a trio. My hands have been insanely dry (like weirdly dry for summer!) and this hand cream works super well, dries fairly quickly and smells like HEAVEN. It’s almost silky and the coconut scent is not overwhelming at all.
Becca Highlighter in Parisian Lights. This is another purchase from the Nordstrom anniversary sale and one I adore. I had no intention of buying this gift set but I stopped dead in my tracks while walking through the store and swatched this on my hand. It’s so gorgeous! I love anything with a pink-y highlight and this is just so beautiful. I’m also so glad I bought it because the night before vacation, I dropped my Jouer Skinny Dip Highlight and it shattered into a million pieces. I usually stray from gift sets because I don’t use everything in the set and it ends up being a waste. Here, I really am loving all the things in the set. The lip gloss is awesome too!
Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick in Blushing Dream. Another Nordstrom sale pick and another gift set. But I love the CT lipsticks and this color is the perfect pink for me. Really adore it! The lip liner is awesome too. Not a huge fan of the other shade, so I gave it to a friend!
Simple Human Sensor Mirror. I’ve been looking at this mirror for years because Eddie and I use one like it in our bathroom. And a few months ago the light switch on that mirror broke and we’ve just been too lazy to buy a new one. I grabbed this at the Nordstrom sale too and we.are.obsessed. We both love it so much and no longer leave the light on all night by accident. It’s perfect and so glad we grabbed it!
Annnd that’s a wrap. I can’t wait to hear about what you’re loving this month! And what are you looking forward to in the fall? I sort of want to try the Beauty Blender foundation buuuut it’s matte and I hate foundation. What else should I have my eye on? You guys have the best ideas!
[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!]
23 Comments on “July Favorites: Beauty.”
What a variety of wonderful stuff – which can not at all be found in Denmark, so I guess it must be the internet again!!
What a fun post! Off topic but, chronically dry lips and weirdly dry hands in the summer? Have you had you thyroid checked?
yes i am hypothyroid and all is good (i get it checked constantly right now with being postpartum/breastfeeding) – my lips aren’t chronically dry but i think the hands thing right now is more from lots of long cooking days and tons of hand washing/dishes/cleaning with that + the hand washing from lots of diaper changes! ha!
I finally bit the bullet and invested in Drunk Elephant, and OMG, I am in love with this line! I am also loving the new-ish multivitamin face oil from Murad. I like a lot of their products, but this oil has made a noticeable different in my skin! It’s more even and just healthier looking. It’s light and absorbs quickly and doesn’t make my combo skin oily or break out, which is always an issue for me. I ordered it for my sister AND my husband (haha, yup), and they both love it too. Definitely one of my favorite products at the moment.
ahhhh so excited you love the drunk elephant! i’m obsessed. and now i have to try that murad!!
My favorite day of the month!!!
The Kendra blow dry spray is an oldie but a goodie!! Totally a game changer for drying my thick hair! I tried it after reading about it on your blog years ago and still love it! Thank you!!!!
love that! i’m still obssesed with it too.
Have you tried Drunk Elephant’s Baby Facial? I want to buy it, but some of the reviews have scared me.
i haven’t, but only because my skin tends to be dry and I don’t really feel like I need it! I’m too afraid it will dry me out.
I’ve never tried any of the drunk elephant products but the name and logo alone has me dying to try them! I love it!!
they are great!!
My husband and I are starting a shopping ban in 28 minutes, but I think I have to make one last Sephora purchase to get that D-Bronzi! Shhh don’t tell him!
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As always, love these posts. I am a Gimme Brow convert thanks to you! And Anastacia Brow Gel for super hold! You may like the Missha SunMilk. Its spf 50 and has a thin consistency that just disappears into the skin. It wears great on its own or under makeup. And no midday oiliness for those of my fellow tzone combo skin friends.
Totally hoping you’ll respond since this is an older post –
Do you use the Kenra blow dry spray AND the Living Proof perfect hair day at the same time? is it one or the other? or?
PS – your favorite posts are my favorite!
hi! i do!
so the kenra spray i only use if i’m blow drying. it truly helps my hair blow dry faster.
the PHD i’ll use on both wet and dry hair. i feel like it helps my hair to hold style longer (if i’m styling it!) and also tames some frizziness!
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