August Favorites!

Another type of video that I love watching on Youtube is favorites videos. If you haven’t seen them before the beauty gurus talk about items that they have been loving that month. I wrote one when I first started this blog but my computer shut down and it didn’t save. So this is my first favorites post. (Fingers crossed that it saves and uploads!)

So without further ado these are the things that I have been loving for the month of August.

The first thing is the bareMinerals READY eyeshadow 4.0 palette in The Statement Piece. I feel bad showing this because I got this in auto delivery from a QVC Today Special Value so you can’t get this in stores. I decided to show this anyway because this is truly what I have been wearing almost everyday this past month. So all the eye pictures that I posted where I have no idea what I was wearing, it was probably this. I love the READY eyeshadows, they go on so well and have great pigmentation. This one I’m surprised I love because these are neutrals and I like eye looks with more color, but this is great for work and this palette has such great neutrals that they go with any bold color.


The next item is the Dermalogica Precleanse oil cleanser. I got this in my August Popsugar box and I loved it from the first time using it. This takes off my makeup so quickly it is crazy, even my my waterproof mascara and waterproof Tarte liner that my eye makeup removers have trouble doing. When I finish using this sample size I can definitely see me buying the full size. If you want more information on the product click,default,pd.html?cgid=cleansers&start=4&cgid=cleansers.


The next item is the Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle spray. This is perfect for my curly hair. It detangles very well but the reason I love it is that it adds to perfect amount of moisturizer for my hair. I am getting curls with this and another product that I would have to use 3 or 4 products to get before, but I even get second day curls! Look for more info about this in a future post. đŸ˜‰


The next items are a duo from the Zoya Color Lock System. They are the Get Even Ridge Filling base coat and Amour topcoat. I am very hard on my nails and as such nail polish usually only lasts a day without chipping. Very depressing seeing as how I’m obsessed with nail polish. But, but! with these two items I am getting my polish to last three days without chipping! It is a miracle! The only downside I have is that Amour is not a quick drying topcoat so I have to remember to be careful to not smudge my nails.

This is Julep Blakely I put on Friday and I took this picture on Tuesday. There is a little chip and some tip wear but I can’t complain about that.


The last thing I have been loving is this necklace I got from Charming Charlie’s. I think this is so cute and I worn it so many times.


So that is what I’ve been loving this month!


Julep Maven July 2013


The theme from Julep this month is “The California Coast”. Since I’ve never been on the California coast I’ll have to take their word for it. Overall I think this is a weird collection. Don’t get me wrong, I think all the polishes are beautiful but more suited for a fall box, since most of the colors are dark, than a summer box. I went with the It Girl box this month, it has a yellow polish and there are not many yellow polishes that I can pass up. So let’s get into the box.

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The first thing in the box is the beauty extra, which is Green Tea blotting sheets. These worked really well and have a nice green tea floral scent.


The first polish is Angela. This is a dark gray polish with a teal and dark blue duochrome. This needed at least two coats before you can even see the teal and dark blue color.

This picture shows the duochrome in the polish.


The next polish is Tracy. This is a sea salt texture polish and it has dark blue, light blue and silver glitter or what ever sea salt polishes are made of. Not sure I understand the concept of these texture polishes but this one is gorgeous, especially in the sunlight.


It was so pretty that I had to put it on. Went on easily and was completely opaque after two coats.


The next polish is Nadia. This is a butter yellow with a slight shimmer. Really pretty and a good yellow for people afraid of wearing yellow.


Of course I couldn’t just get my box. Here are my add-ons.

My first add-on is Blakely. The is a dark purple and green duochrome.


A close up of the bottle.


The next polish is Adele. This is a peach shimmer top coat. Really pretty!


And here is Adele over Nadia.


And my last polish is Fireworks. The perfect polish for celebrating Independence Day with red, blue and silver glitter.


And here is the look I wear for the 4th. I also used Julep Sharon (the red polish), Julep Char (the blue polish), and Zoya Purity (the white polish) with Fireworks layered on top.


So that’s what I got this month. Thanks for reading! đŸ™‚