Well. I had big plans to blog in July. I swear I did.
I have a bunch of pictures on my phone to do recipe blogs and some stuff I hauled non-makeup related. But for whatever reason in my drastically non-busy life, I somehow managed to still be too distracted to get them done.
So you can imagine how my project palette went too, then.
Not to say I didn't use the palettes I put up for July. I just hardly did my makeup at all this month. But when I did, I used them almost exclusively. I'm realizing I have too much to try to pan, especially at the rate I seem to acquire new items. Kinda told myself I wouldnt and didnt need to buy any more eyeshadow, or blushes/highlighters for that matter...yet, I did. Boy did I. If you follow me on Instagram then I'm sure you saw I got some Too Faced stuff from Hautelook, a couple of Viseart palettes, highlighters...I can't stop myself. Even when I know I don't need or want things, I still find something that makes me hit that buy button.
Let;s stop talking about my lack of willpower and check out the things I loved thoroughly this month:
Starting with the body - I saw on Sephora that Tokyomilk had released a couple of new scents, nothing about this name or packaging could have called to me more. Lips, the name...I'm a weirdo. I love odd medical things, mixed with beauty it's almost like it was custom created for me. So I ran to my Sephora and sprayed it all over myself and proclaimed my immediate love for it to anyone working there who would look my way. It has a really intricate note system. I honestly am not sure I can describe it, you have to smell it for yourself. If you like the Dark line from Tokyomilk, then you know how unique their scents are.
These new L'Oreal Masques hit shelves in July and I looked for them everytime I was in a store until I managed to catch 'em all. Being that I've used the dark clay one the most, Detox & Brighten, I can say it's my favorite. But I have used all three now and I can see them all doing benefit to my skin when I use them. They each have a nice spa like fragrance that differs between masques and is a bit overpowering but...not in a bad way. I'm really enjoying them, even more than my sheet masks! These retail for 12.99.
As of lately I have become more concerned about the proper skincare for my face than just about anything else I put on my mug. This serum by Ole Henriksen pretty much changed my skin more than any other item I have put on my face thus far. I saw results within a day, just overall better, brighter skin. Pretty sure this is one of the few items in my regimen I will not be changing.
Brushes. If you know me, you know I am a brush addict. I came across Bdellium tools through a Youtuber named Kimberley Clark (fucking hilarious bee tee dubs)...not only are their brushes phenom, but they have entire sets of bamboo brushes in green, pink, yellow, purple...SO MUCH PRETTY. These are the ones I picked up this month and while I havent used ALL of them yet, I know they're gonna be go-to brushes. Most of these ran me about $15-25 a piece.
As any brush hoarder can attest to, it is hard to find good storage for your brushes, especially at the rate mine are multiplying. I'm pretty much outgrowing this already and I've only had it a couple of weeks. I picked this up at Target for roughly 8 bucks in the office supplies/organization department. I loved the very Sephora-like design of it and it has 6 nice sized compartments to seperate brushes into.
On to makeups! Tarte recently released a bunch of nude stuff...lips, blushes, a highlighter. I was obsessing over that highlighter, until, I swatched it. Realized it was pretty much like 6-10 highlighters I already had. But I'm a sucker for a nude gloss and this one in the shade Hella, is everything.
Another lippie I love right now is this gorgeous pale nude peach from the new Bare Minerals Gen Nude collection of lipsticks, glosses and liquid lipsticks. SUPER moisturizing.
I've been on a serious liner binge. Eyes, lips...I need every color. So why is it I only have two of these? The formula of these NYX Slide On pencils is epic...So much pigment and staying power, I really do need to go get every color they make, I love them that much.
I don't think I bought this highlighter in July, so I did pretty good there. But I used it the most in July and with good reason...I think no highlighter looks better on MY face, than a duochrome/iridescent one. This reminds me so much of one of my all time favorites by Smashbox that is no longer with us. Such a stunning pink to peach opalescent dream of a powder right here. Oh yeah, this is Urban Decay in Fireball. I'm sure you've seen it around, they were pretty much all anyone talked about when they released at the end of Spring.
We KNOW I bought this in July. Why is Anastasia killing it every month with something I can't live without? At first I thought there was just no way I could get use out of this palette. I mean come on...I'm an everyday makeup girl living in the GA country, aint no one gonna know what to do seeing me at Walmart in green highlighter. But damn if this isn't an amazing eyeshadow palette. Put these over a dark or black shadow...oh my hell yes. Granted, I've seen some gorgeous looks on the face using this, blending several together in fact, it looks astonishingly good. So I may give that a go too.
And last thing for the month is this old thing. I always forget to use my face palettes when I'm reaching for my bronzers and blushes. So I've been keeping this up top and using it a TON for warming up my pale ass skin this summer. The palette is pretty neutral to me, some warm, some borderline cool, and a couple of nice lightly shimmered powders in there to finish it off. Makeup Revolution makes some amazing face products, and the price on their palettes is ridiculous, I honestly think this was only $10 or $15 at Ulta.
I promise I will do better this month. I have things to share!!