August Favorites!

Another month, another edition of favorites. The days are getting shorter again (boo for not being able to do photos after work soon), mornings are getting colder, and I’m going to have to switch back to my heavier duvet cover soon. On the plus side, I’ve really been feeling these colors (so what if I’m clinging to Summer for as long as I can)…

Oui Emmy Favorites LOreal Visible Lift Cream Blush Infallible Eyeshadow Dior Diorshow mascara Gorjana gold necklace

I originally got this Gorjana necklace in my Rocksbox subscription (similar to rent the runway, but for jewelry – thoughts about it here), but I just couldn’t bear to part with it. So I ended up buying it for keeps. It is kind of the perfect length for every day, goes with everything, and is great for layering with other accessories. I wear this a lot.

The reformulated Dior Diorshow mascara has made it to my main makeup bag that gets tossed in my work tote. Meaning it’s surpassed the Tarte Gifted for my everyday choice. I was shocked too. I just did a dedicated post about it the other week here, so won’t ramble on too much. Bottom line is that I love it.

I’m really not one for any cream type blushes, but this one from L’Oreal has the greatest sheen to it. Alone, the Visible Lift Blush gives a really nice sheer wash of color that’s great at reflecting light, but where it really excels is when you pair it over your normal blush choice. I’ve particularly like the Peach Gold shade on top of the Sleek powder blushes I picked up in London. The texture is kind of bouncy/spongey feeling, and you really don’t need a lot to get the look you’re going for. Not to mention it blends out really well without smudging your base.

LOreal Visible Lift Blush in Peach Gold and L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in 890 Bronzed Taupe Swatch

After hearing a bunch of other bloggers rave about the Infallible eyeshadows, I had to pick up a few. While I liked them, I didn’t see the mass appeal until Mandy over at A Girl, Obsessed mentioned that since it’s a pressed powder, that you get a way prettier color by applying it with your finger instead of a brush. Game. Changer. I’d already been using this color in my crease, but wasn’t in love with it until that hint. Thanks, Mandy!

Though they aren’t pictured, I’m including LulaRoe Leggings. I’m usually not one to get hyped up about direct sales merchandise – I never really got into the whole Younique/Jamberry/MaryKay/Arbonne crazes. Most of the time, I’m pretty wary about the whole process. Then my sister started selling LulaRoe and my interest was piqued by their leggings. Seriously comfy, super soft fabric (+Plus: they aren’t see through). I’ve pretty much been living in them nights/weekends. If direct sales are your thing, there’s a bunch of cute patterns/styles to boot.

Shop this post: L’Oreal Visible Lift Blush in Peach Gold, Dior Diorshow Mascara, Gorjana Greer V-Neck Necklace, L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Bronzed Taupe, and LulaRoe Leggings.

What have your favorites been lately? Anything that you guys are really going to miss with the change of seasons coming up?


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  • That blush looks beautiful! I think I might have to try it now! Thanks for sharing xoxo

    ♥ My Blog Amali Muses♥

  • The blush and necklace look so pretty! I love its shape 🙂

    Sarah |

    • Me too! It’s so good with layering up a bunch of different ones too since it’s so simple [=

  • Loving the necklace, I would have kept it too! Diorshow is the best mascara, I keep coming back to it over and over again!

  • my mom was just thinking of going back to diorshow, and i think she might get a little peeved that they reformulated.

    brooke | brooke elise

    • Yeah, if she liked it before the reformulation I’m not sure she’ll like the new one… it seemed like almost like a complete 180…