My August favorites. For the past 8 months I’ve been a huge fan of beauty gurus on Youtube. Every month they do favourites videos, reviewing most used products of the month that just ended. I decided to hop-on-the-wagon and do the same. So, here is my August review of products that I used, loved and didn’t care for.
MAC mineralized skin finish “Soft and Gentle”. Love it! I wear it on my cheekbones, cheek area and sometimes in the eye crease. I feel like a sun goddess, sparkly and glowing.
Fresh “Sugar” eau de parfum. I was sold on the smell, a fresh sugar, lime, verbena scent. It doesn’t linger for long which is OK with me, but now that I am almost over I am a bit tired of the scent.
Nuxe “Reve de Miele” lip balm in a jar. I keep it in my bathroom drawer and apply it in the morning and before going to sleep, it works greats and moisturizes my lips. It might not be to everyone’s taste because the texture is matte with sparse grains of honey.
NARS “Douceur” blush. I use it as a contour for my cheeks and it’s great. It contours my face with a slight blush, and it does not break me out. All other bronzers that I’ve tried I had pretty bad reactions to. Now it is my to go contour and in fall it might become my fav’ blush.
Moroccanoil “Oil treatment”. A gift brought to me from Israel that I love I apply it to my damp hair and it dries as a great moisturezer. I’ve heard that it manages frizz, but I haven’t noticed that. I really like the moisture and the vanilla smell. Also, I’ve been recently applying this to my hands and face (under eyes also) as a moisturizer, and within a minute it soaks up and provides a bit of moisture. I think when I am out I will buy cold pressed moroccan and passionfruit oils and will use them the same way.
Dior “Diorshow extase” mascara. It came in my Dior travel kit, and it is my current mascara. It separates the lashes wonderfully and it’s the first mascara which I enjoy using when applying it to my lower lashes.
Dior creme concealer “Light beige”. Also part of the kit, I’ve been enjoying it immensely. It melts into my fingers and applies nicely. I have noticed that under eyes have to be well moisturized otherwise it doesn’t blend well, leaving marks.
Caudalie “Eau de beaute”. I am hooked on its smell. I am not sure if it actually does anything, but it feels so refreshing and great for travel and long days. I am a lost out and I am buying it again. $15 for a bit of happiness is a small price to pay.
Green beaver “Citrus” deodorant. After I read all the bad things about antiperspirants I’ve decided to try a natural alternative. Well, this doesn’t block the sweat but it helps to mask the somewhat scent. My verdict is that I enjoy using it at home, but when going anywhere public I continue to use ‘the bad’ antiperspirants. PS I have it in Lavender and I don’t like the smell.
Lush “Turkish delight” shower smoothie. Mmm. Heavenly whipped creamy butter perfect for shaving. It makes me feel so spa-like every time I use it. I will repurchase it again and again.
Didn’t care for:
Fresh “Soy cleanser”. It is nice and it cleanses, but I don’t like the smell (it smells herby). So, once I am done with it we will part our ways.
La Roche-Posay “Hydraphase Intense” hydrating care. Got it as a gift for my Bday and I used it since as moisturizer for my face. It is OK, but I didn’t see my skin improving in moisture. So, I’ll continue looking for face cremes that will help me to restore my face from being dry to being normal on regular basis.
Origins “A Perfect World” antioxidant moisturizer. I purchased it as a face moisturizer, it is too rich for my face and with time the smell really annoyed me. So i started using it for shoulders and legs and loved it. But, $60 for a body creme is too much.
Klorane “Camomille” shampoo. decided to give it a go and it was nice shampoo, but it has SLS. When I am out I will go online and purchase an organic camomile shampoo.
Revlon “Sweetheart” balm stain. It’s OK. I apply it lightly and confidently leave the house with pinky lips. But it has tons of chemicals and you don’t want to eat those. This month I am making a switch to all natural lip products and this guy will have to go.
P.S. I took the photos of products myself, I figured it’s best to see that I actually have these products and how they look size-wise in relation to each other.