Monday, August 31, 2015

August 2015 - Monthly Favourites!

I just started documenting my favourites lat month, and already I am having trouble narrowing it down to the Top 5 for this post!! I use so many products constantly; but, it is fun to feature a few I have truly been loving!! 

Here is a look at my August Favourites:

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in "Luminous Light" ~ $52.00. Create the perfect illumination for your face with Hourglass Ambient® Lighting Powder. Infused with the innovative Photoluminescent Technology, each finishing powder captures, diffuses, and softens the look of the skin. The micron-size, color-correcting particles refract light and create transparent coverage, filtering out harsh light and refining the appearance of the skin. 
Luminous Light is described as: A champagne pearl powder that creates a soft, incandescent candlelit glow—day or night. So likely, I would have never bought this product for myself, but Ssssamanthaa from Batalash Beauty featured this in one of her favourite's videos and sold me on it! I use this product after my setting powder, and I take a big fluffy brush and apply it lightly all over my face. It adds just the right amount of glow and amazingness - I almost feel naked now without this over my face!! And, while it is pricey, this will last a really long time! 

Bioderma Sensibio H2O ~ $20 for 250ml. A cleansing and make-up removing water that respects the fragility of sensitive skin.

I recently featured this on a Skincare Sunday post - but I just cannot get enough! This is so good!! It has pretty much replaced everything that I had used to remove makeup and it is so gentle! Amazing! This will now be a constantly re-stocked product! 

Flip Flop Foot Fix ~ $7.50. I will admit it. I am flip flop fanatic, I faithfully  wear mine from the first signs of spring until the snow falls. The problem is that they are so drying and hard on my feet. Well worry no more! This month features the perfect solution to Flip Flop Feet! The dry scrub is softening and exfoliating all at once. Featuring sea salts, cranberry seeds, pumice, baking soda and a smidge or peppermint oil this scrub makes my feet so happy... and clean! And what good would a scrub be without a balm to follow?

I received this in my June Bath Time Box and hadn't used it as much as I should have at the beginning of the Summer, but holy moly - have you ever used a dry foot scrub! It's like magic!!! So you lightly wet you foot, sprinkle a little of this on and rub in - I can't explain to you how fast and good this worked!!! New staple (you would never use a foot file again) Plus, it smells like pepperminty Christmas goodness! 

LA Fresh - Be Good. Good Day. Day Moisturizer ~ sample size 15g for $12 (full size is 50g for $40). This highly natural day moisturizer provides ample hydration and helps bring back a fresher & happier looking skin appearance. Made with collagen-producing peptides, super-hydrating hyaluronic acid, natural cucumber, aloe, antioxidant panthenol (Vitamin B), Vitamin C & E and a natural anti-aging botanical complex of maqui berry, licorice root, ginko leaf, grape seed and hickory bark.

I originally got a sample of this way back in the January Ipsy bag - as soon as I was done, I started to miss it!! I recently found a couple in some swap groups and was all over trading my stuff to have this moisturizer back in my life!! It smells like cucumbers and is so light and moisturizing - it is the best summer moisturizer ever! 

it Cosmetics Brow Power® Universal Eyebrow Pencil ~ $24. IT’S YOUR BROWS BUT BETTER! ® The Original Award-Winning Phenomenon! Universal Brow Pencil with Active Brow Enhancing Technology.

Brow Power® matches all hair colors and covers gray perfectly. The oval shaped tip is perfect for both thin and thick brows. The spooley end brush gives a natural polished look! Developed with leading plastic surgeons, our proprietary anti-aging technology infuses a blend of brow-conditioning ingredients including Saw Palmetto, Nettle Extract, Green Tea, Biotin, Lecithin, Vitamins A, C, E, Grape Seed and Panthenol. Our exclusive, transforming shade adjusts to every hair color based on how hard you press to give you a beautiful, natural-looking brow. Paraben-free, Fragrance-free, Phthalate-free and Sulfate-free. Full brow lift guide included with each pencil.

This was also an Ipsy item a couple of months ago - I didn't actually receive it in my Ipsy bag; but, my friend raved about hers so much that when I saw this item for 500 Ipsy points, I jumped all over it! And, wow!! Was it ever worth it!! This is my new every day brow pencil - it looks so natural, but delivers coverage and matches my brows perfectly! (I recently snagged a second one in a swap as well so I have a back up!)

As you can tell, I found a ton of new staples in my August Favourites! I am pretty excited about that, because it is actually hard for me to find products I consider staples - I love to try new things all the time! 

You can view my past Monthly Favourites here if you like! What are your favourite products for August?

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  1. Nice picks! But the Bioderma Micellar water just beats everything I have tried so far. Can't live without it.