I am back, I am back and to kick off here are my best loved in August monthly favorites!
August is always such a difficult month to do monthly favorites in because I usually spend half of it on vacation and don’t really use much beyond my bikini and sunglasses. And sunscreen. This August I was away for three weeks so it has been even more difficult, especially on the makeup front. But here it goes.
Makeup – Benefit Gimme Brow
When I recently wrote about the importance of grooming your brows several of you said that the Benefit Gimme Brow gel was the thing to buy and buy it I did. And love it I do! It is so easy to use; with the mini wand you can’t do much wrong. I personally use it more like a setting gel, over pencil or powder (and that is why I went with the lighter shade Light/Medium) but you can easily use it on its own.
Thanks you all for the recommendations!
Makeup – Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Natural
I am never quite sure about this powder. I go through cycles of swearing by it and then I don’t touch it for months. I think that I may have it figured out now. I love it as a light dusting of powder foundation over tinted moisturizer (or nothing but moisturizer and concealer), which is my go-to look in the summer months. I also really like it as a touch up powder, which is why it is in my purse now. I don’t like it as a setting powder, its too heavy on my skin and I just see it all the time.
I need to remember this. It works well in the summer because it does have the tiniest bit of coverage, just enough but not too much, and it does mattify the skin. I use the shade Medium and even though I tend to get a tan on my face this is a shade that works well for me as I usually pair it with bronzer.
Makeup – Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder
This is another product I only use in the summer. The tone of these is a bit too reddish for me to use them in the winter months but in the summer this is the perfect color (Medium) for achieving that sun kissed contoured look I like. I use it in the hollows of my cheeks (it’s matte) and then bring it up onto my cheekbones, on my forehead and on my nose. I also use it to lightly accent my crease and then just apply mascara for a no effort easy summer daytime look. It works really well with the Mac Mineralize Skin Finish.
Fashion – My Lacy Toms
I don’t think I wore much else this month apart from this and flip flops. I have the pretty lacey ecru ones and they are really cool because they can dress down an outfit or dress something super casual up. Very girly, not very typically me because I am more of a heel fanatic but I found these to be great for traveling, running around the town or just walking around in them.
Travel – Going to Places for the First Time With That Special Someone
Last year when we went to Barcelona A. told me that he loved the fact that we where there together for the first time, it makes it more special, kind of “our” place. I am totally with him on this and this is definitely my top August favorite!
Spending time together exploring new places is something that you will have forever and that you will remember for a long time. Every time you go back there you will be reminded of the first time you went there and of the stuff you did. Even though we went to Ortisei (Dolomites in Italy) for our mini honeymoon, which is special enough on its own, the fact that we were there for the first time together made it all that much more special and “ours.”