Recent Favorites.

I don't know about you, but I honestly cannot believe that August is more than half over.  To me, it's a little strange this year because I wont be going back to school being that I have graduated.  I wanted to share somethings with you that I have been loving lately.  Some of these products are repeat offenders to the blog and some of them might be newer, but regardless of their status, I have been obsessed lately.  Let's get started!

This is probably a little bit wierd to be seeing here.  No, I do not have a child, I just absolutely LOVE baby wipes and here is why.  As you can just as easily skip off to the drugstore and pick up some makeup remover wipes, you can purchase baby wipes that do the same job for way less.  They also last so much longer and do not irritate your skin at all.  After all, they are made for babies.

My three favorite nail polishes lately have been making my mood.  Honestly, it's so true that coloring your nails with certain hues can totally change your mood.  Sometimes just looking at something in a nice neutral or bright color can make you so much happier.  

The first color is Lady Like by Essie.  The color is a muted purple and just generally makes me happy because it's a purple without being completely obnoxious.  The second color is Smoky Canvas is by Revlon.  Although it is a gray color, it is nice and neutral and definitely acceptable for the office.  The third color is one by Essie called In The Cab-Ana that I know I've talked about on here before.  This is such a feel good color and it's completely perfect for summertime.

I talked about the Nars Smudgeproof Shadow base recently.  This is by far the best base I have tried so far being that I've tried Too Faced Shadow Insurance, Benefit Stay Don't Stray, Mac Paintpoints and I know I have tried more that I can't even remember.  I heard about the primer from Miss Glamorazzi on YouTube and hesitated buying it at first.  It was only after I purchased it that I realized it was an 100 point perk at Sephora which made me really mad!  That would be a tip from me to you:  If you want to try something, make sure you see what samples you can get!  The primer makes my shadows last hours longer than any other primer would and highlights the vibrancy of the pigment in the shadows themselves.

The concealer is in the shade ginger.  I love the consistency and coverage of the formula because it covers dark circles and when set, it lasts a pretty long-ish time.  This might sound bizarre, but the concealer as a whole is very soft on my skin and I enjoy the payoff of it.

The Garnier BB Cream Skin Renew is fabulous.  I love the way it smells, the coverage and the lasting power is pretty cool.  This is just an easy and light, minimal coverage, summer-appropriate foundation.  The Cargo blush is in the shade Laguna.  I love this color because its bright orange and amazing for summer.  Summer is truly the only time you can get away with wearing a color like this, if we're being real.  I would suggest applying the color with a light hand because once it's on, it really does not come off at all.

Rimmel's Stay Matte powder is great.  I know I have talked about this before and as you can see I have hit pan and normally this takes me a while.  I have pretty much been using this every single day since I have picked it up.  I love the formula and the coverage is really light, but enough to set your BB cream of choice or even your foundation.

The Sonia Kashuk lip color is a deep plum and although fall is just around the corner with summer still hanging in there, I have been enjoying it.  I don't normally tend to follow trend rules with lip color and nail polish, so I don't mind wearing it whenever.  

The Cover Girl Clump Crusher mascara has not always been one of my favorites.  I remember hearing a ton of positive feedback about it and I always wondered why so I ended up purchasing it.  I used it for the first time and I was not impressed so I stopped using it for a while.  I went back to it probably about a month later and I have been using it for about a month now.  I don't know why, but I actually like the way it makes your eyes look open, awake and it does take out the clumps pretty well.

Everyone that knows me in knows that I love bows.  I wear them all the time and some of my favorites are red, white and blue.  I recently picked up this small faux leather bow at Forever 21 at a stunning price of $2.80 which was a breath of fresh air because my American Apparel bows always cost between $10 and $16.  I am okay with that price and I fell in love instantly.  

The Aveeno Nourish and Condition Leave-In Conditioner is absolutely amazing.  Another product that I know I've spoken about before, this does the best job that I have ever tried.  Thinking that it couldn't really do any better, I randomly added a little bit of Moroccan Oil that I had laying around in my room to the already fabulous formula and it is the best treatment that I have ever purchased.  Easily available at the drugstore for about $7, the product cures split ends and makes your hair overall feel amazingly soft and healthy.

Ponds Dry Skin Cream has been my favorite for the past couple of months and I have been using it as my moisturizer.  I was hooked on Aveeno's daily moisturizer and I still do absolutely love it but when I ran out of it, I tried Ponds and fell instantly in love.  I apply the cream at night and in the morning my face is amazingly smooth, soft and moisturized.

I have really been loving all of the shadows in my Naked palette by Urban Decay and my MAC pro palette that I created myself.  I have had both palettes for a while now but they are awesome neutral palettes that have shades perfect for nighttime and intensifying and for during the day.

I hope you guys have really enjoyed my recent favorites.  What have you been loving lately?  Let me know in the comments below or send me a tweet.  Thanks so much for reading!

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