August went by so fast, like hello and goodbye in the blink of an eye! As always, I rounded up few favorites from the prior month so without further ado, here they are in no random order.
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Let’s start with this Gucci Double GG belt. I got it right around spring this year but didn’t really get to wear it as often as I could until recently. I love to pair it with denim shorts and statement top and I foresee myself wearing it as we transition to cooler months which basically means moi wearing more trousers. I found a similar top at Old Navy and exact style denim shorts at Target.
I have also carried this Botkier satchel/crossbody bag practically everyday. It’s made with saffiano leather with gunmetal hardware. It has two straps which you can remove if you prefer to hold it as satchel . It has front and back slip pockets and while it can’t carry a gamut of essentials, it actually made me stick to basics. After all, there is no need for me to tag along 20 bajillion lipsticks, nail clippers, lint remover, and all kinds of randomness not fit for the faint of heart, haha! I chose black for versatility but it’s also available in red, dark green, yellow and cream at Nordstrom.
In the realm of beauty, I sing but high notes for Viseart Neutral palette, not a new purchase but it’s the very reason why I can’t pull the trigger for any new palette releases including Urban Decay Naked Heat. I did a quick search on my blog, indeed I got it almost two years ago! Quite early for fall but if I feel like wearing berry, you know I would. Again, not a new purchase but if you’re looking for a nice fancy bullet lipstick by Charlotte Tilbury, Night Crimson won’t disappoint. While my pores and few acne scars aren’t as bad anymore ever since I had laser and radiofrquency microneedling treatments, sometimes a little help from makeups do make a difference. Glad I discovered Cover| Fx Blurring Primer because it does minimize the appearance of pores especially if I am doing tight shots like below. It does not ball up and make my face greasy. It’s way better than Clinique, ladies!
I don’t know about you but my lips are awfully drier during summertime hence my need for extra hydration and a tad of exfoliation. You can DIY it with your own concoction of sugar and olive oil but for only ten bucks, I think you will love Lather Vanilla and Argan Lip Scrub! Sunscreen is another must-have for me regardless of the season. You see me rave about eltaMD many times so yes, it can get so predictable already but really, if you’re looking for a good physical sunscreen with commendable reputation amongst medical professionals, you need to check out eltaMD. I own several of their sunscreens but my pick for August was the UV Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 45. Not too long ago, I featured sets of makeup brushes from indie brand Beauty Junkees. I love all but two are most loved, the pro setting (which I use for setting concealer under the eye area) and fan brush (for highlighting). I have ongoing giveaway on the blog so feel free to enter if you haven’t yet.
You can see all the products I have mentioned in my latest Youtube video. Tell me your own favorites in the comments section!