Friday, September 6, 2013

Favorites: August 2013 :)

Hii Everyone!

I am not sure if I have ever done monthly favorites this year but it is time I start posting my favorites regularly.
Now I am sitting waiting for class to start and trying to multi-task. It is all about time planning, so if anyone has any great ideas about time organizing or any apps to use please let me know because I am trying to be on top of things. (btw, I am finishing this post 4 days later now haha)

But let's jump right into it, since I have loads of things to share with you...

First off is one of my favorite Soap and Glory Product, When I moved to Iceland I forgot this body butter, I was so mad at myself and I really wanted it with me here. So when Ethan went back to London just to come all the way back to Iceland (long story) he brought my beloved Body Butter. It is the Soap and Glory, Butter Yourself. If you apply it once in the evening, your skin feels so much better in the morning when you wake up. It is not super greasy so you don't feel all sweaty and gross haha. I have had some dry skin issue on my feet (gross I know) and it is the only moisturizer that works.
Next is the fragrance I have been loving, it is the Christina Aguilera perfume. This is the original one and I am really loving it for fall. it is a bit heavy but still feminine. I used to have it years ago and I got a new bottle a while back when it was on an offer and I really like it.
For my hair the Dove heat Protection has been great, I love the smell of this, All Dove Hair care products that I have tried smell amazing and are overall really great. This one has been a stable this month as my heat protection and it does not weigh my hair down or anything like that.

As for my face I have been really loving my Nivea Lip butter in Vanilla and Macadamia. It goes on so smoothly and I love using it every night before I go to sleep and it is really helping my lips these days with the weather changes.
When I moved back to Iceland I forgot to bring a night cream with me! so I went to The Body Shop and picked up the Body Shop Aloe Soothing night cream in a small jar, I was not sure about this cream because it was very thick and I didn't want to buy the normal size in case I did not enjoy it... Well this month I have been using it and I really like it. The cream is very thick and it is for Sensitive skin and I feel like it calms my skin and moisturizes it well. I am thinking about buying the full size.

I have loads of make up in my favorites since I have been wearing full face of makup almost every day this month.

My go to powder has seriously been the Maybelline Fit Me powder, I used it in most of my FOTD in the last few weeks. I am thinking about doing a post about the whole Fit Me collection since the concealer will also be in this months favorites. But anyway the powder is really good and I have been really enjoying it.
As for blush I grabbed my MAC My Paradise blush, from a MAC summer collection about 2 years ago I think, but as you can see I have been really careful not to use all the gold as it had a beautiful gold sparkle on top, so I have just been dipping my brush to the matte coral/orange side and I really really love this shade. Sometimes I forget that I have it since it is such a big compact and it tends to get stored away but the color is amazing. (I did do a FOTD with it here, the Fit Me powder is used in this FOTD as well)

So like I said earlier I have been using the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer loads and it is long wearing and creamy. I can use it under my eyes or on any redness/imperfection that I want to hide.
As for a great blending color NYX single eyeshadow in Taupe has been a stable, It is a pearl finished but I really like it in my crease. It is a cool brown taupe color and the quality of this eyeshadow is amazing.
For my liner I have been using my MAC Fluidliner in Blacktrack and the easiest way I have found to apply it is with The Real Techniques, the Fine Liner Brush. This is a brush sold separately and it is so small and precise, anyone can make a straight line! I have had the MAC fluidline before, I needed a new gel liner this month since my maybelline one had nearly dried out so I asked Ethan to grab me one at the airport. I will be making a post comparing my MAC on to the Maybelline one. But since he got it for me and it did coast a bit of money, I have been using it and only with my Real Techinques fine liner brush.

There is one eyeshadow that I have been obsessed over, it is the Toasted eyeshadow from the Urban Decay Naked palette. The thing is that I have it in another Urban Decay Palette that I own and I used to use it loads. In the Naked palette I always thought it looked a bit too pinky for me but when you use it all over the lid and blend it into the crease it looks amazing. Toasted is one of these eyeshadows that do perfectly well on their own.
I think it is a hidden gem in the Naked palette!

For a mascara it is no surprise that I have been using my Dior Diorshow Waterproof Mascara, I have been using this since the moment I got it, beginning of July. It is amazing, I have to do a full review! I love this Mascara!
My favorite lip combo this month has been my MAC Speak Louder and Topshop lipliner in Fearless. I did do a Lipstick of the Day with this combo, You can see it here and like all these things in this post... I love these haha!

So.. September has started already and I am very excited for these next few months and also a bit stressed for school :)

Thanks for reading as always..



  1. I NEED those eyeshadows, they're gorgeous!

  2. I want that MAC blush, it looks so cute!! And thanks for reviewing the FitMe products, I've been considering getting them for a little while. I want to try the FitMe foundation stick since I've never tried a foundation stick before.

    Also, I was in Iceland in March for a week. That place is so beautiful. I was amazed, there's no other place in the world like it. You're so lucky you live there!

    -Lillian at Mascaradise

    1. You were in Iceland?? That is amazing :) What did you do here? I love hearing peoples stories that have come to Iceland, it is just so random haha

      I really like the FitMe products, but I have not tried the Stick foundation, only the liquid, I am going to do a whole post about that one as well :):)

      Thanks for reading and commenting, I really appriciate it :)

  3. This post...has reminded me that I own the Nivea lip butter LOL (it's stashed away and I keep forgetting I have it)(Also, I read this post last night, so I ended up using it. Smells sooo good)

    'Toasted' looks really pretty! Makes me realise how much I need the UD palettes now, haha :(
    Vanessa | Citron and Guavaberry ʘ‿ʘ | Makeup & Silly things


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