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Monthly Favorites | August 2014

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Since I went to Florida to see my sister (check out my trip here), this is going up a little late. Not only was I traveling but it also took me awhile to get this blog looking how I wanted it, so it made my August Favorites have to go up a little late. I don't have a ton of favorites this month, but here are some of the things I loved...

NYX Butter Gloss in Peach Cobbler. I am not typically a fan of lip gloss. The last lip gloss I bought was about 5 years ago from Dior and I didn’t really care for it because it was so sticky. I noticed a ton of people talking about the NYX Butter Glosses so I knew I had to try it! My lips are on the dryer side and this stuff is amazing. I love how creamy and moisturizing it is. And the smell!

Sinful Colors Nail Polish in the shade Endless Blue. I have learned that not all of the shades have a great formula. Most of them come off pretty sheer and streaky. But a few of them are really nice, so you just have to know what to look for. I used two coats in the picture (excuse my crappy nails), which is pretty standard for me in nail polishes no matter what the brand. I love the color. This cobalt blue color is one of my favorites to have on my nails!

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Fossil Rose Gold Watch. I’ve always loved Fossil watches, and rose gold is my favorite. When I was in Florida visiting my sister with my mom, we did a ton of shopping. We went into a Nordstrom Rack where I found this one. It isn’t a chunky watch, but more feminine. And did I mention it’s rose gold!

Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer in the brightening shade. I haven’t been wearing a lot of make-up this month, and this as been one of my go to items when running out the door. I love the brightening shade because it’s a pinker tone and covers up dark circles. It is not only brightening, but moisturizing as well.

Vaseline Intensive Care aloe soothe lotion. I am always on the hunt for a good moisturizer and I can be quiet picky. A year ago, I had been traveling a lot and ended up with a tiny bit of eczema. I had never really been picky about moisturizer and didn’t actually use it on a daily basis. A few months ago I found this stuff. This lotion is great for dry skin, my skin soaks it right up. It is very moisturizing, without feeling thick on your skin. I put it on in the morning after a shower, and it lasts all day!

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. I really loved this book. I loved the writing, I loved reading about Anna’s experience of being sent to a boarding school in a country where she didn’t even speak the language. I thought the friendship that developed between Anna and St. Clair happened so naturally. They built a solid friendship, all while trying to bury any feelings between them.