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.
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.
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.
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!