Clean & Clear Morning Burst Hydrating Face Cleanser & Gel Moisturizer * – I got the opportunity to try these two products before they were released and I absolutely LOVE them! The face cleanser is so gentle on my skin and really wakes & brightens my face for the day. I have never used a gel moisturizer before and this one is so awesome. It’s cooling on the face and so refreshing. Definitely locks in moisture all throughout the day! As far as the scent goes, it’s insanely delicious. It reminds me of the old school Bath & Body Works Cucumber Melon scent which I used to be obsessed with! Where To Buy – Drugstores | Price – $6.99
Tarte Brazilliance Self Tanner * – I don’t know if this should be under the ‘skincare’ category, but that’s where I’m putting it! This is the very first self tanner I have ever tried and I will admit, I was a bit nervous at first. I totally had my mom help me apply it the first time! It comes with mitt so you can avoid streakiness and getting it all over your hands. (My mitt is filthy which is why I’m not showing it) I am stark white and within MINUTES of applying this, I could absolutely tell a difference in color. It lasted a few days before I needed to reapply. There was no scent either which is always a good thing! I will definitely keep using this – It’s awesome! Where To Buy – tartecosmetics.com | Price – $37 (There’s a 30% off sale going on now with code TARTEFF)
Demeter Salt Air Spray* – Salt air you say? Yes! This fragrance is so light for summer. It reminds me of the beach, salt water taffy & ocean breeze combined into one bottle! This is the first product I’ve tried from the brand, and I’m loving it so far! They also have tons of other scents (Some of which are super odd.. funeral home? I’ll pass) Where To Buy – Demeter Fragrance | Price – $20
Britney Spears Fantasy Twist Fragrance * – I’m a celebrity perfume junkie. I swear I don’t know what it is, but I love a good endorsement! haha. Britney Spears was one of the first to come out with fragrances and I have always been hooked on them! I remember buying her very first one ‘Curious’ back in 2004. Fantasy Twist is pretty genius if I do say so myself. As you can see, the bottle is circular and basically it splits apart and you get TWO different fragrances. ‘Fantasy’ & ‘Midnight Fantasy’ – Both very sweet and fun scents! Where To Buy – kohls & kohls.com | Price – $39.50
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer * – I talked about this concealer in a previous IT Cosmetics post I did earlier this month. (You can see it HERE) This concealer is magic in a tube. Words can’t even express how I feel about it! It does just what it says – erases dark circles, covers up blemishes, bags & hyper pigmentation. If you’re looking for a heavy duty cover up, look no further! Where To Buy – itcosmetics.com | Price – $24
Benefit Stay Flawless 15 Hour Primer * – This primer is no joke. When it says 15 hours, they MEAN 15 hours! I have worn this several times this month when it’s been incredibly hot out and my makeup did not MOVE! What’s interesting about it, is it’s in stick form which I have never used before. All you do is rub it on your face and blend it in and quickly apply your foundation. It doesn’t cake or feel heavy on your face. And can we talk about the packaging? The packaging queens at Benefit have done it again! Super cute! Where To Buy – benefitcosmetics.com | Price – $32
MAC Dollymix Blush – My sweet husband bought this for me a few weeks ago because he knew it was on my wish list. Dollymix is a gorgeous hot pink blush that looks pretty scary in the pan. Because it’s a sheertone shimmer finish, it doesn’t come off as scary on your face. It can definitely be built up to your preferred color! Where To Buy – maccosmetics.com | Price – $21
Becca Cosmetics Gypsy Blush* – When I was going for a more natural look, I definitely reached for Gypsy a ton. I had heard about this blush from my friend MrsLolaLynn on Youtube. She raved on and on about it and I can totally see why. It’s absolutely gorgeous and gives you a nice wash of color on your cheeks! Where To Buy – beccacosmetics.com | Price – $32
L’oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Excess – It’s safe to say I have a mascara problem. I saw this in Target and immediately snatched it up. If you’re a fan of the original Voluminous Million Lashes, you are going to love this one even more! My lashes were incredibly long and full after using this. No clumps, no fall out.. Just perfection! (And let’s face it, the packaging sucked me in too) Where To Buy – Drugstores | Price – $7.99
Covergirl Smoochies in #Tweet Me & MAC Sheen Supreme in Insanely It
#Tweet Me – There have been so many mixed reviews on these new lip smoochies from Covergirl, so I decided to see what the product was really all about. I had picked up #Tweet Me on recommendation from my girls Tracy & Steph from 11th Gorgeous. They said this was the most pigmented of the bunch and smelled delicious. They were pretty much spot on. I love that I can throw this in my purse and if I need to touch up really quickly, it’s easy to put on without a mirror. As far as color goes, it definitely has a wash of color. I have a few others I’m testing out so I will let you know how I feel about those once the time comes! Where To Buy – Drugstores | Price – $3.99
MAC Insanely It – Another surprise from my hubby! I absolutely love the sheen supreme lipsticks from MAC & I’ve had my eye on this one for quite some time. It’s a beautiful watermelon pink that glides on creamy and smooth. Absolutely obsessed! Where To Buy – maccosmetics.com | Price – $16
Physician’s Formula Powder Palette Mineral Glow – Oh.My.Gosh. What an insanely gorgeous highlight! Kandee Johnson raves about this and me being the crazy person that I am, ran out and bought it. I can see why she adores it! It gives you such a fabulous glow on your cheekbones. I believe I got mine in the lightest shade but they have a medium & a dark that would work great as a bronzer! Where To Buy – Drugstores | Price – $13.99
Zpalette * – I wrote an entire review on these HERE. They are so amazing and I am slowly learning how to de pot my MAC shadows! Definitely go check out the full review!
Urban Decay Make Your Own Palette * – This handy little tin has been my go to all month long. I popped in 4 Urban Decay shadows and it’s perfect for an every day eye look.
L-R – Desperation, Easy Baked, Laced & Snatch
Urban Decay eyeshadows are so buttery and pigmented. I absolutely LOVE them! Where To Buy – urbandecaycosmetics.com | Price – $10 for the Rebound Palette & $18 for the shadows
Urban Decay Chill Makeup Setting Spray * – Another fabulous product to have during the summer (Or anytime!) I love that this one is cooling & hydrating at the same time. I like to just spritz on my face during the day and it really refreshes you & your makeup! Perfect for dry skin girls like me! Where To Buy – urbandecay.com | Price – $29
The Hunny Bun * – Haha! I love that name. This fantastic hair donut is so easy to use. I just throw my hair up in a high ponytail, put this at the base and then start rolling! Super simple and you get a gorgeous and perfect bun each time! Each package comes with a hair tie and bobby pins to keep it in place. Where To Buy – thehunnybun.com | Price – $9.99
JustFab Social Life Handbag * – How stinking cute is this bag?! As soon as I saw it on the site I knew I had to have it. It reminds me of a Rebecca Minkoff bag and is so much more affordable! The quality is really good and the gold & zipper accents are stunning! Where To Buy – justfab.com | Price – $39.95
My Mint Mani for Talia was definitely a favorite this month. I loved how the nail community really came together and posted almost 2,000 mint manicures! Unbelievable! You can see the full post HERE
Daily Grace – She’s so hilarious. I can’t even take it.
That about wraps up my monthly favorites! What were some of the things YOU loved in the month of July? Tell me!
Items marked with a * were sent for review. All opinions are my own.
Debra Mariano says
I love using setting spray, ill have to give this one a try!
Emily Lacquerologist says
GREAT MONTH! I don’t really wear fragrances because they give me allergies, but I love me some B.Spears!!
Adventures in Polishland says
Love all your picks as usual! This post is great for me in particular because it features variants of items I use on a daily basis. For example, I love the original type of that L’Oreal mascara, so it’s helpful to learn about any changes to the new style! Thanks for the helpful info!
Thank you! And I’m so glad it was helpful! xoxo
Thanks Em! And yes – always have to rep my girl! xo
This one is fab – You need it!
Michelle Nicole says
I’m obsessed with that Miley Cyrus song too unfortunately :p I saw that bag on Justfab and was debating because it looks so much like a RM bag!
haha it’s just so catchy!! :p
And I would definitely recommend getting it! (Obviously lol) It’s so awesome and comes in blue & black as well! 🙂
need to try that bye bye undereye! is that the only place to get it?
and need to check out BS’s perfume too!
You can get it from QVC & beauty.com as well – Not sure if it’s sold in any actual stores.
Cosmetic Sanctuary says
Great post! Dollymix is a fav of mine! Were you using the Honey Bun when you were here visiting?!
I was using the Conair one.. but now since my hair is blonder, I have this one! This one is so much easier to use than the drugstore one.. much better quality!
Cosmetic Sanctuary says
Oh wow! I know the one you were wearing in SF looked flawless – so if this is better I may have to grab one!
Lizzy O. The DIY Lady says
Lovely fave post! I Love your mint mani for Talia. May her soul rest in peace.
Definitely! My conair one was falling apart. This one has held up pretty nicely!
Shipra Taneja says
LOVE! So many on your list that I’d love to try! <3
Love the sounds of that Demeter fragrance, I think you are quite right to be cautious with some of the more “quirky” named ones! Great post, thanks
I love these wrap up posts! You are one busy blogger!
i love the packaging for fantasy twist
Your monthly favorites make my wallet cry!
LOL! #SorryImNotSorry :p
Thank you! xo
Yeahhh scents like ‘funeral home’ & ‘black pepper’ scare me! haha
And you must! 🙂
Thank you! xo
Olivia Frescura says
I’ve tried the Clean & Clear cleanser and it’s pretty nice! I gave it to my sister and it’s cleared up her tween skin really well. Great faves!
Pretty In Paint says
Can I just say I adore your favorites posts and legitmately go out and buy things based on them? You are fabulous!
Kelly R says
I love reading your “favorites” posts. I am going to have to try It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer
I had such a blahh July that I almost forgot about your monthly favorites post!
So I totally loved this month’s stuff, especially the naturally makeup colors!
Also, I had no idea Anna Kendrick was now singing… LOL that’s a fun piece of info!
I’m going to listen to her now 😉 Thanks!!! ♡
Ashley P says
I just discovered the Benefit Primer. Loving it so far!