Wow, I can’t believe we’re already in September! Once again the year has flown by, and we’re transitioning into my personal favorite time of the year, fall! I love fall more than any other month because that means we’re one month closer to Christmas! Just kidding… but not really. I love fall for the crisp cool weather, colorful leaves, warm knitwear and of course the food! Although I drink chai lattes year round, as they’re my favorite! There’s just something special about drinking a warm spiced chai or PSL when the chilly air is blowing at your face, just thinking about it makes me feel so warm and fuzzy inside! I also have a minor obsession with pumpkin flavored anything, I may or may not have already been drinking my favorite pumpkin pie protein shake since like mid August. But before I go in complete fall mode on y’all, I thought I’d do a roundup on my August Favorites, because I have a lot of things I’m loving at the moment!
My first favorite of the month I’m sharing, is this gorgeous mascara by Clinique! I have been using their high impact mascara in brown every day for the past two or three months, and I absolutely adore it! It doesn’t clump up on my lashes, and it’s such a great day time mascara, because of the natural finish! I’m all for mascaras that lift and separate your lashes creating a beautiful flutter effect, so this one definitely hits the mark! I Also love brown mascaras, because I think they’re so flattering and accentuate green eyes!
Next up on my list are these two products. I usually don’t paint my nails, but for some reason this August I’ve had my nails painted almost always, and the majority of times it was in Essie’s “Lady Like.” Not only is the name adorable, but the color is so beautiful. It has gorgeous mauve undertone and is the perfect “your nails but better” color! It’s also super opaque and goes on so smoothly!
I can not even begin to tell you how much I love this eau de parfum. I honestly think the “Weleda Jardin de Vie Rose” fragrance may be my favorite out of all my favorites this month. I have been wearing this fragrance constantly and have truly fell in love with it! I’m a very picky person when it comes to scents. I don’t like things that are sweet, musky, or just way too strong. I prefer light scents that I can wear at anytime of the day and feel amazing. This one ticks all my requirements, and that’s why I’m sharing it! It has a beautiful and subtle floral scent and just speaks summer to me; its notes of fresh rose, geranium and milky ylang ylang transport me to summer garden centers and beautiful flower stands. I will definitely still be wearing this scent well into fall, as it’s so delicate and light, you can honestly wear it year round!
Continuing on the note of fragrances, I’ve been loving to use candles this month. I was in Anthropologie one day and couldn’t resist picking up this little gem. I truly feel like all of Anthropologie’s candles are amazing. If you’ve ever been in one of their stores, you know what I’m talking about when I say their store smells incredible. This candle is the reason why, and I truly feel it’s something everyone and their grandmother has! The “Capri Blue Volcano” candle is such a classic scent, it’s fresh and completed with notes of “tropical fruits, sugared oranges, lemons and limes, redolent with lightly exotic mountain greens”, so in other words, it smells amazing!
This month I have also added a new product to my skincare regime, the Clinique “Repairwear Uplifting” cream is wonderful at plumping and hydrating my skin. Although they recommend using it morning and evening, I’ve just been using this as a night cream. Every time I put it on, I can feel it rehydrating my skin and it just gives the most beautiful glow and plumpness to my face, without being heavy or sticky! I would recommend this to anyone who has normal to dry skin, looking for a cream that will firm, lift and quench your skin as well is give you a healthy glow!
As you may know, my birthday was this past month! And one of my sweet friends gifted me this Urban Decay eyeshadow palette. I love neutral pallets and this one did not disappoint! The shades are all super blendable and creamy and have a great range from light to dark shades! One of my favorite things about this, is how compact it is, which makes it perfect for travelling or keeping in your purse!
This summer I didn’t really wear a foundation, as I felt my skin looked really clear, and also, wearing a foundation when its 95 degrees outside is not the most enjoyable experience. Towards the end of August I decided I wanted to do a full makeup look one day and that’s when I fell in love with this product once again! Funny enough, this was actually my first foundation I ever bought and I now remember why. It isn’t named “Hello Flawless” for nothing, this foundation is lightweight and dewy, it has a gorgeous silky finish leaving a radiant and porcelain look to your skin! It stays in place all day for me without feeling heavy, and looks very natural! I absolutely adore this foundation and would highly recommend it to those on the market for a new lightweight foundation!
This month I have two food favorites! The first one being this Kitchenfix “Grain-Free Granola.” I’m squealing inside just thinking about this granola, it is so good! I put it on everything from smoothies, to yogurt and even eat it as a cereal with berries, bananas and almond milk! I also love eating it straight out of the bag and have one in my locker at school for just that. I am a granola addict but I find it really hard to find a granola with good nutrition or low in sugar. I personally thrive off of a diet high in healthy fats, so this is perfect for me. It’s also paleo, which I love, because all the ingredients are natural and whole foods, good for your body, and it only has 3 grams of sugar per serving! If the ingredients don’t win you over, then the taste will for sure! It’s chocolatey, crunchy and rich with a dash of salt. You’ve got to try this, my sister and I have gone through 4 bags in two weeks!
Finally, I want to tell you about Tazo organic chai tea. I’ve been drinking this almost every day and I’m hooked! This is definitely my favorite blend of chai I’ve tried and it’s so good, especially with a dash of almond milk! I love the warm spices in this tea, as they remind me of fall, and I know I’ll be drinking this for months to come!
I hope you had a great August, and thanks for reading about my favorites this month! What were some of your favorite things this August? I’d love to hear about it in the comments!