August 2012 Beauty Favorites!6:00 AM
Hey guys! It's time for recapping my monthly favorite beauty products of this August. As you know, this month has been filled with lots of travel. With the whole packing and moving process, a lot of my readily-available cosmetics and beauty products have been limited so I wanted to share some solid staples that have made it to the small makeup pouch that I've been living out of for the last few weeks!
Everyday Minerals Foundation (Mix of Golden Medium + Fairly Light Neutral)
Holika Holika Juicy Shine Lip Balm in Raspberry
Too Faced 3-Way Lash Lining Tool
Shiseido Water In Lip in Pear (Water In Lip in Kusumi Reset)
The Balm Frat Boy blush
J. Crew ruffle tops (similar/similar/similar with peplum)
ASOS necklace (similar/similar/affordable Forever21 version)
Hautelook earrings (my invite)
So the reason I included two lip balms this month is because my routine has gotten super low-key with everything being so busy. What can I grab that will make me look better but is quick, easy, and is good for my overall skin/lip health?
If you can forgive my super dry hands, you can see the texture of the Holika Holika Juicy Shine Lip Balm in Raspberry which has been my favorite lippy this month. It's very balmy in texture and imparts a pretty pink wash to the lips. I was initially worried that it might feel grainy since I could see small sparkles on the stick itself, but it's not a problem when the product is applied. It also smells like raspberry candy!
My other quick & easy go-to product has been the The Balm Frat Boy blush. This is a great warm pink matte that would look good on many skintones, and works for everyday wear. I had never tried The Balm's blush products before but I'm quite satisfied with the quality and portability of this one so far so I'll definitely be trying out more in the future. Love how the packaging isn't wasteful too! :)
Oh man, I just noticed my nails in that last photo. You can definitely tell I've been busy moving, cleaning, and banging my hands up, right? There's just not a lot of time or reason to do them right now when I know I'm going to be so hard on them again. I can't wait until I can get settled again and finally take some time for myself! :D
Thank you so much for all your helpful packing tips in the comments of my last post! It was really encouraging to see that moving is such a difficult and stressful ordeal for everyone. I definitely went into it with much more of a can-do attitude knowing that I could be a little more prepared this time. I'm finding a lot of blessings in living simply and I hope that in my future home I can live that way as well.
Speaking of simple blessings, I shared something that always fills my heart with joy at 8:03 of the video (and also here on my twitter). I hope that if you watch it, it will give you a bit of happiness too!
As always, thanks so much for reading and I hope you have a great Labor Day weekend!