It’s the last day of August and I’m quickly sharing a few of my favorite items I couldn’t get enough of this month.
Let’s dive right in.
Rhonda Allison Cherry Jubilee Enzyme
I won this product in an Instagram away hosted by a fellow esthetician friend and just like the name implies, this smells (and feels!) like a tart cherry puree. What I love about this (aside from the scent) is that the natural polyphenols provide great antioxidant properties for your skin and the “potent pro-youth value that mimics the strength of lactic acid,” allows for gentle exfoliation. My face looks nice and glowy after using this.
m-61 SuperSoothe E Microdermabrasion Scrub
I found myself at a Bluemercury counter returning an item that unfortunately didn’t work out when this caught my eye. I liked the fact that this contained kaolin clay mixed with natural pumice to help exfoliate and clean pores and it worked well with the hot, humid weather we had. I applied a thin layer over my face, let it sit for about 2 minutes and then rinsed it off with circular motions. Although seaweed and goldenberry are added to provide some moisture, I found it a bit drying, so in my opinion, this is best used for combination/oily skin.
Glen Ivy Hot Springs Body Lotion Lavender Eucalyptus
Back in July, I went to Glen Ivy Hot Springs and had such a great experience! I’ll admit that it was a bit hard for me to just relax and not worry about anything but it’s kind of easy to do after a few minutes soaking in a hot spring. 🙂 Anywho, the lotion dispenser had a lavender scented cream and of course I had to buy the bottle. The calming scent of lavender with a burst of eucalyptus does not disappoint and I use this at the end of day to wind down.
Estee Lauder Pure Color Love Lipstick in Raw Sugar
As soon as I got wind that Estee Lauder was launching a new lipstick collection, you better believe I was busy
stalking searching which stores would be the first to carry them. Hey, I’m a lippie addict, what do you expect? 😉 After finding them at Ulta, I ended up taking the shade Raw Sugar home with me. Guys, the packaging on these are gorgeously chic and the matte formula is comfortable to wear as long as your lips are smooth and not overly dry. Raw Sugar is a nude apricot shade (see swatch above) and is great for any day, anytime, anywhere. The applicator is a bit difficult to work with at first but it’s easier if you treat the edge like a lip liner and apply it that way.
Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation SPF 15
If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you know I’m a big fan of foundations that look more like second skin. This Bobbi Brown foundation does just that. A few drops of this water-based, oil-free formula is enough to cover up my redness and can be built up for medium coverage. My skin looks flawless and I receive a ton of compliments with this one.
First Aid Beauty Hello FAB Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer
I received this product in one of my Sephora boxes and I will definitely add this to my list of things to buy when the Sephora sale comes in November, if not sooner. Smells like coconut, does not irritate my skin, the texture is so light-weight and addicting, and it has a nice dewy finish that is not overwhelming. My makeup goes on smooth and although it doesn’t keep shine at bay per se, I’m not overly oily either. Very happy with this one.
Living Grace Podcast Episode
The last item that I loved, a non-beauty item, was my podcast interview I did with Kami Lingren from Living Grace Blog. In this episode, we talk about my life in the moments leading up to being diagnosed with Interstitial Cystitis, the alternative method I discovered to treat IC and much more. If you missed it, you can read and listen to it here.
What did you love in August?