July Favorites


Happy August everyone! I'm a bit late with my July favorites post as I've caught this annoying cold, in the middle of summer. But I do feel a bit better today, so here I am with my favorites post :)

This month I reconnected with a few old favorites. I did a little shopping in my stash and glad that I rediscovered some great products I haven't shown any love to in a long time.


Most used blushes award goes to NARS Taj Mahal and Benefit Coralista. I haven't really used neither one for a good couple of months! I seem to associate Taj Mahal with Thanksgiving or fall in general because of its pumpkin-like color but it actually makes a perfect summer blush.


Two products I have rediscovered; Sue Devitt Eye Intensifier Pencil in Kenya and MAC Paint Pot in Vintage Selection. What on earth was I thinking when I stopped using these two products? I haven't used Kenya in years, not even kidding. I love everything about this pencil; it does something magical to my brown eyes, they look so sparkly whenever I wear it! I love that it comes with a smudger, I wear it smudged on both upper and lower lash-line for an effortless look. This pencil surprisingly does not even budge a bit. Vintage Selection was totally forgotten about since I picked it up earlier this year. I love wearing it as a base under the "Eyelid" color from Wet n Wild's Walking on Eggshells trio or even alone in those too-lazy-to-do-my-make-up kind of days.


My now melting Shy Girl lipstick and Rimmel's Pink Chic were really the only two lipsticks that got love from me last month. July wasn't such a lipstick kind of month. I have something against wearing lipstick in hot and humid weather, I guess.

L-R China Glaze Pink Voltage, OPI Glitzerland, OPI Sparkle-icious
For the most part, I have done some kind of a combination of these nail polishes in July. I cannot get enough of them, they're all gorgeous!

....and here are some miscellaneous products. I have picked up this heaven-sent Ulta bronzer mitt at the end of June and I can never be without it again. No more faux-tanned palms! Vaseline Cocoa Butter gel body oil is amazing if you want a little glow on your legs while sporting leg-baring outfits. A little goes a very long way with this oil. It also lasts forever; I have worn it while going out on a few occasions and it seemed to last all night! This little Redken shine spray was actually a sample from the July Birchbox. I didn't really think I would end up enjoying it so much but I do. I spray it all over my hair after styling with curling/flat iron. It gives an incredibly healthy shine to my hair without looking greasy. It also seems to keep my hair frizz-free!

Hope everyone's having a great week! ♥

41 comments:

  1. Nice choices! Walking on Eggshells was one of my favorites too this month! =)

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  2. Awesome favs! I've been lemming on that NARS Taj Mahal blush. I really want to get it, but I keep putting it off lol

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  3. Loving your favs! I need to bust out Taj Mahal again! Hope you feel better soon dear, summer colds are no fun! Sending get better vibes your way! ;)

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  4. I'm seeing a lot of pinks, both pale and hot. They definitely feel like summer to me!

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  5. I know what you mean about lipstick and summer! :) Great faves!

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  6. I have to get that Vaseline gel body oil. I've been looking for something to give my legs a nice shine when I go out. Jergens used to have a shimmer body lotion but i think it has been discontinued since I can never seem to find it anymore. Great post!

    Xo

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  7. Love the nail polishes! What colors are pictured here? :)

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  8. Thanks Becky! I think I know where you're coming from, I've put it off for a while as well. It looked pretty on others but I just wasn't so sure about buying a blush this orange...now I love it, it's gorgeous :)

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  9. Thanks Danielle, you're a doll - feel better already! :) How could we forget about Taj Mahal?? :)

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  10. They sure do, love pinks in summer :)

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  11. Thanks Yu, they just feel like they'll melt right off of my lips :)

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  12. I never even knew about that Jergens lotion, I love shimmery lotions :) I love this body oil the only thing is that it can be easily over applied. The first time I used it, I've totally over done it and had to blot some off :) Hope you like it!

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  13. Oops I forgot to include the names, I've just added them to my post but regardless the pink one is China Glaze Pink Voltage (it's a neon and dries to a semi-matte finish) Gold is OPI Glitzerland, the last one is OPI Sparkle-icious :)

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  14. Hi!

    I've been following your blog for a while but I hardly comment, sorry! I just want to say I'm a big fan of your blog, post style, and pictures (so clear and big!).

    Thanks for sharing your July favorites. I love your manicure with China Glaze pink voltage. I'll have to keep the Redken Shine spray in mind, you make it sound so great. :)

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  15. I havent tried any od these products except Coralista blush. Ill keep them in my mind when I go to the store. Great faves! I always enjoy reading your posts! :)

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  16. I love Shy Girl when I'm all bronzed up! I think it's the only flattering nude on me =P

    Really liking the nail polish combo.. Very pretty!

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  17. Coralista is one of my fav blushes too! That Rimmel lippie looks gorgeous <3

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  18. Pretty much want everything on this list now! :D Loving the bright pink nail polish, such a holiday colour! xx

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  19. Great faves! I've been using that Redken spray as well from my Birchbox. But I was so bummed I didn't get a sample of the Nuxe oil in my Birchbox I wound up ordering it. Kind of regretting it because it is strongly scented and you've found that widely-available Vaseline alternative! Also wanted the Nuxe oil for the posh bottle but it got ruined by the letters coming off so quickly... see, this is why I read beauty blogs! I'm so much better off taking recommendations from bloggers!

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  20. KaylaBeautyCharadeAugust 3, 2011 at 9:25 AM

    I've been loving Coralista, Glitzerland, and the Redken sample spray too! Does the Vaseline gel have shimmer in it? I'm trying to find a nice glow that doesn't make me look like I have disco ball legs.

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  21. Great favourites! NARS Taj Mahal will always be my favourite blush. :)

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  22. You've been neglecting Coralista because of Bella Bamba!!! lol

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  23. uh oh. I think I need that Bronzing mitt right this second! Love Shy Girl, I think it's my number one MAC lipstick. I'm not much of a lipstick girl lately either though! And I will be purchasing the Walking on Eggshells trio..oh and don't even get me started on Shocking Pink :) That's the best summer pink imo! Looks fab on you with the gold glitter nail, love that combo!

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  24. BeautyisUbiquitousAugust 3, 2011 at 6:49 PM

    I'm kicking myself for not getting those paint pots from the Champale collection! It's looks so pretty!

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  25. Great Faves! I have the Wet n Wild's Walking on Eggshells and I like wearing that eyeshadow trio on lazy days too! hee hee OMG I'm loving the nail polish especially the China Glaze Pink Voltage! I love pinks! I also have that Redken shine spray from last months birchbox. I have yet to try it out. ^_^

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  26. That bronzer mit is a great idea! and I love the hot pink nail polish!

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  27. Hi Kalmo, thanks so much! It's great to know there are people like you that read my blog even if you don't comment :) I heard from others that they aren't really liking their Redken Shine spray. Some said it smells bad, mine has an almost citrus-y scent and I really like the shine it adds to my hair :)

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  28. It looks absolutely stunning with a tan, I know what you mean :) I think it's a pretty universal shade, I can imagine it looking gorgeous with every skin tone :)

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  29. It really is, stands out beautifully against a tan :)

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  30. Thanks Sarah! I have yet to use the Nuxe oil sample, sorry you don't like it :/ But I am definitely loving the Vaseline one and totally recommend it. Just a warning, it can be easily over applied. First time I applied it on my legs, I have gone a little too overboard with it lol I know what you mean, I hardly ever buy anything without searching my favorite blogs first, saves a lot of money! :)

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  31. Omg what a coincidence! *high five* Vaseline gel doesn't have any shimmer in it, just leaves skin looking glowy no worries you will not have disco ball legs. Just use it sparingly! :)

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  32. Thanks girl! It's definitely among my favorites I can't believe I haven't used it for months though lol

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  33. Bahahah you are absolutely right my dear! I love Bella Bamba, omg let me go use some right now! :D

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  34. Makes application so much easier and so much less messier :) I don't even know what else to say, we're twins...AGAIN! :D

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  35. I had contemplated getting a few and was gonna totally skip on the whole collection but something just told me to get this one, I'm glad I did. If you can find it at a CCO or swaps definitely recommend it. It's really versatile :)

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  36. You definitely can't go wrong with this trio right?? :) Pink Voltage is the perfect summer pink, looks amazing on toes as well :)

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  37. It really is, I have no idea why I waited so long to even search for one :)

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  38. P.S. I also found MsJenFabulous off your blog so thank you.

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  39. Oh yay that's great I absolutely love her personality and videos :) I actually found out about the Julep Maven through their Facebook page a while ago and got the promo code :) No worries at all, I don't take things like this the wrong way, you're sweet for remembering my post and letting me know, it's all good! :)

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