HELLO August!

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This month flew by! Like usual. It’s been super hot but rainy and I’m still using and loving everything I talked about last month. Especially that highlighter and the lavender lip mask. Haven’t been super adventurous with makeup or anything though!

So did you see that there is a surprise Sephora sale going on?! If you want to take part in it, I have my favorites to purchase during a Sephora sale right here. And there’s another post here! When they have a sale, I like to buy things such as skincare or perfume that I might need, because those rarely (if ever) go on sale anywhere.

Anyhoo, below are the beauty things that I’m l.o.v.i.n.g. this month. It’s a short list and some of it is a little ridic, but I haven’t used anything else new or special this month that really stands out!

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Fresh Sake Bath. This is BY FAR my favorite of the entire month. First, I’m worried because I can’t find it anywhere. Has it been discontinued? I don’t know. But second, it is the most relaxing bath soak I’ve experienced. And this is coming from someone who never cared about a bath until, like, 18 months ago. This makes your muscles relax and kind of makes your skin tingle, but not in a it’s-2001-and-I-used-the-tingle-lotion-in-a-tanning-bed sort of way. If you ever tried one of those, you probably wanted to rip your skin off. This is ridiculously priced. I’d only buy it during a sale. But it’s AMAZING and such a treat. I’ve never felt anything like this.

YSL Tatouage Lip Stain in Rose Illicit. This is my all-time favorite YSL lip and I used it a ton this past month. It’s seriously the perfect pink/nude and goes with everything. The applicator is so easy. The shade is perfect! I know I talk about these all the time but I love ’em so much!

Lalicious Birthday Cake Scrub. This is possibly the first scrub that I have actually purchased since making tons of my own for The Pretty Dish. I’m obsessed with the consistency of the scrubs I make at home, but couldn’t resist this birthday cake one. I love it. It’s definitely a drier scrub (and I tend to like oil-based ones) but it works great!

Tom Ford Soleil Blanc. Have to mention it one more time because it’s the BEST summer scent. I’m drenching myself in it for a few more weeks. I adore this perfume so so so much.

Rose Quartz Facial Roller. This might be a weird and trendy one, but I love this. Not necessarily for any beauty or skincare secret – but because I get tension headaches all the time. I hold tension in my forehead like crazy and this is actually great for relaxation. I’m obsessed and wish I hadn’t waited so long to get one.

BaseCoat Cuticle Serum. So over the million years that I’ve been doing these posts, I’ve shared multiple different cuticle oils and oil pens. I actually love the pens because I can use them easily while stopped at a red light or something (as opposed to cuticle oil that has to be painted on like nail polish, you know?). I recently got this one and it’s a rollerball – so easy to use! It’s my new favorite and lives in my kitchen junk drawer. Please tell me you have a kitchen junk drawer. I should just rename it to the necessity drawer, because it holds things I use everyday.

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What’s on your list for fall? I really want to smell the Tom Ford Vanille Fatale perfume, but I love all my fall scents and definitely don’t need anymore. I am also super interested in the Norvina palette! I definitely don’t need that either, but I tend to love Anastasia shadows. Other than that… bring on some dark lipsticks!

[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!]