Thursday, August 2, 2012

July 2012 Favorites

July has been a boring month for me after the excitement of Italy in June. My courses are picked for the fall, but book lists aren't up yet. I've purchased some great fall pieces for my closet on sale, but the weather is still too hot to wear them. I've spent my days working, going to movies or curled up on a lawn chair reading, kind of boring really. While I love summer I hate not having a purpose while school is off. Anyways here are the products/things I have loved/used to keep me sane so far this month.

1. Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette $60CAD

I hesitates to buy this because of the cost, but I'm so glad I did. I use this almost everyday to do my makeup. Standout colours from this are Tease, Snakebite, Pistol, and YDK, but I have used every single colour at some point. I'm going to try to get a review + swatches of this up by the end of August.

2. Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream

I think this retails for around $13, but I've seen it on sale for as cheap as $8. This is my first ever BB cream so I have nothing to compare it to, but I love this so much. It gives great lightweight coverage without feeling greasy. The colour actually matches my very pale skin, which is hard to do. Unlike some foundations/tinted moisturizers I've tried I don't feel this on my skin after I apply it, something I can't stand. Miss Glamorazzi posted great comments about this as well and she has much more experience in the BB Cream department than I do.
3. Sephora Collection Microsmooth Bronzing Duo in Spicy Heat $23CAD

 I keep my face slathered in sunscreen during the year, so in the summer it tends to be a couple shades lighter than the rest of my body. So when I went to Sephora to find a bronzer back in April, I was surprised the sales girl chose this for me. I asked her to apply it in store so I could see how it look and I fell in love. I love this bronzer  because I can make it lighter or darker depending on my needs. It also gives a very subtle glow to my skin without looking like I've doused myself in glitter. I've been using this since April (when I had zero tan) to now (when I have a bit of a tan) and it works perfectly no matter what shade my skin is.

4. Revlon Lip Butters

I love the Revlon Lip Butters, they're moisturizing and the colour payoff is really great as well. I've been wearing the colour Peach Parfait a lot lately, as it works really well with any looks I create with the Naked 2 Palette. I think these retail for around $10CAD but I got mine on sale for $6. I haven't seen a good sale on these for a while now so I haven't picked up any new shades.

5. The Lizzie Bennet Diaries!

I love Pride and Prejudice, it's one of my favorite books. I read it at least once a year, and watch the 2005 movie version at least twice a year. When I stumbled across this YouTube version I fell in love. If you feel like a modern take on a beloved classic, this is for you!


  1. Thanks for sharing this video, it looks amazing! :)

    Sandra from The Puzzle of Sandra's Life

  2. Thanks for a great post, I tried the Revlon lipstick and it's great.
    Would you like to follow each other:)

  3. Next thing: watch Lizzie Bennet Diaries. My fav book is P&P. :)

  4. I LoVe the Maybelline BB cream, it is perfect for summer time. and I am SO tempted to buy the Naked 2 palette, I have the original Naked Palette and absolutely LOVE it, I've been going back and forth with getting the second :)


    1. that's how I am with the first one. I'm going to wait for a beauty insider sale and get it ;)