Tuesday, September 6, 2011

What I'm Loving: August

Wow, school and work has really been taking up a majority of my time lately. I'm so sorry for being slack! I figured since it's already the beginning of September, I need to do a What I'm Loving for August!

What I'm Loving: August

1. Morn Creations Shark Backpack- Yep, I did end up buying it. I made a lot of purchases with my last paycheck and this was definitely the one I was most excited about. Sharks are my favorite animal and this bookbag is just so adorable! I was a little worried that it was going to be too small, but it's a great size for me. I'm a small person anyway so it's a great size for me. It doesn't hold as much as previous bookbags I've had, but it gets the job done.

2. RMS Beauty "Un" Cover-Up- This has become a new staple product for me. First of all, the ingredients are great, natural, and safe. Second, the coverage is great and it looks very natural. RMS beauty makes their products so you can use them many different ways. I use this as a concealer for under my eyes and on any trouble spots, and also to touch up my makeup throughout the day.

3. Vapour Organic Beauty Atmosphere Soft Focus Foundation- I use this foundation with the Vapour Organic Beauty Stratus Soft Focus Instant Skin Perfector (a face primer by the same brand). At first I didn't really know what to think. It was a very odd product for my first few uses. When I applied the primer the texture felt slightly oily and gross. Then after I applied the foundation, my skin looked very dry in spots it didn't look dry before. When I looked in the mirror a few minutes later, it looks absolutely amazing. I don't know how but it did. And it was so natural looking I couldn't even get over it. Favorite foundation ever! It also has great safe ingredients. The only complaint I have about it is that it isn't as long wearing as I would like, but I carry my RMS Beauty "Un" Cover-Up with me to touch up any spots that need it.

4. Korres Lip Butter- This is probably one of the BEST lip butters I have ever used. It is incredibly moisturizing and it really sinks into my lips instead of just sitting on top of them. It smells great, kind of like fruity candy, and has a perfect flush of color. I will be repurchasing multiple times as I go through these!

5. 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Mascara- I did a full review on this mascara here, but in case you didn't read it, I LOVE this mascara. Since switching to more natural and chemical free beauty products, this was one of the fist I tried. It's a lengthening mascara pigmented by fruit! It smells like fruit, and I mean real fruit not synthetically scented. It makes my lashes extremely long and it doesn't smudge or flake throughout the day!

6. Phyto Phytodefrisant Botanical Hair Relaxing Balm- I've tried many products to help my hair be less frizzy, more shiny, and straight especially for when I let it air dry. Most of them weren't bad, but not the special product I was looking for either. I got this as a sample in an Ulta sample bag and I've absolutely fallen in love. I use this every single time I get out of the shower. It keeps my frizz tame and it helps straighten my hair. I take my showers at night on school nights and wake up and straighten it. Sometimes I'll wake up late and not have time to, but when I use this I feel like I don't need to sometimes. Before I used this, my hair got pretty out of control even if I let it air dry overnight. I definitely recommend this for anyone who has straight/wavy, frizzy hair.

That's all my favorites for this month! Let me know if you've tried any of these products. I'm going to try my hardest to keep up with my blog this semester. Physics is absolutely killing me haha. Gave a great week everyone!


Allison said...

I hate sharks, but even I LOVE the backpack - I'm so glad you bought it :) I'm also always on the hunt for good mascara - and the fact that this is chemical free is extra appealing!
Great post - and seriously, good luck with this semester. Physics was the only class I got a B in for my entire college career - so extra good luck! :)

Elle Sees said...

I was just about to say that shark backpack looked familiar! So glad you got it!

That 20 Something Virgin. said...

ahh so you did get the shark backpack! that is so cool. i wish i had one! but i don't think all my crap would fit, all my professors make me carry around a ton of books -_-

sara tee said...

the shark bag is too funny! and great suggestions C:


Alessandra Mazzini said...

Oh!! What a lovely shark backpack!


Miss Caitlin S. said...

that shark backpack is soo cute, I love that you purchased it! haha, it's really darling. And good to know about the relaxer, I am always looking for a good product for that reason as well!

Josie said...

That RMS makeup sounds phenomenal!
xo Josie

amy said...

I love the backup! I am dreaming of a red panda purse or back pack(theyre my favorite animal!)

i love the post!

(^.^) hope to hear from you - love

Charlee said...

I'm loving the backpack that's cute. The mascara packaging looks lovely, and even more interested in it with it being fruit pigmented.


justtrendy.net said...

Love that backpack!

Audrey Allure said...

That backpack is so cute!

J said...

that shark backpack is awesome!! i totally love it!

second vogue said...

I do love make up too...hehe

thanks for leaving me a comment on my first blog dear...I really appreciate it!