August 2014 Favorites9:00 AM
Hope you guys all had an amazing Labor Day weekend! I had a fabulous break at a church retreat way out in the mountains (did you see me basically be Katniss Everdeen?) but now I'm back and ready to tackle Fall. Since we are now in our last month of Summer I wanted to squeeze out some last summery favorites for August before the weather cools down and we get too cozy in our flannels and jewel-tones.
highlighter | Kevyn Aucoin ‘The Celestial’ Powder in Candlelight
lipstick | Revlon Lip Butter in Peach Parfait
lipgloss | Jouer Lip Gloss in Hibiscus
brow powder | Urban Decay Brow Box in Brown Sugar
eyelash glue | Darkness False Eyelash Glue
serum | Clinique Smart Custom-Repair Serum
nail polish | CoverGirl XL Nail Gel (mani monday of Haughty Lemon)
top | JOA T-Strap Square Printed Top
necklace | Bauble Bar Micro Pave Valley Necklace
nails | Covergirl XL Nail Gel in Whole Lotta Guava
So this month one product I want to talk about in particular is the Clinique Smart Custom-Repair Serum. I initially had low expectations of it just because I always assume any product that says it does multiple things will not do all the things quite as well as something meant to do one thing.
Thankfully, this serum actually really wowed me on the dark spot-reducing front, which is ironic because I also have the Clinique Dark Spot Corrector. Between the two I thought well hey, why not try out the one that says it also improves skin radiance and reduces signs of aging? As I creep closer to my 30's I've been noticing a few extra fine lines so I need to up my skincare game!
I think I need to use it a few more months to see if it actually reduces wrinkles and improves texture, but for now I can say that the time it took for dark spots to fade decreased dramatically and I have zero pore-clogging or acne-causing problems whatsoever. I am very satisfied and will definitely continue using it morning and night.
Readers, is there a particular serum you love? What are your main skin concerns right now? Let me know in the comments!