July 2014 Favorites:

"Don't be discouraged if people don't see your vision, your harvest. All they see from their perspective is that you're watering a whole lot of dirt. They don't see what seeds you've been planting with blood, sweat, tears and lack of sleep. Make sure you don't abandon or neglect it because "they" don't see it. You have to know and believe for yourself. They don't see the roots and what's budding under the dirt. But that's okay, because it's not meant for them to see it. While you wait, master it. You continue to do your work and have unwavering faith! Remember why you started planting in the first place. Your harvest will come!"

- Yvonne Pierre

Hey lovelies! I haven't done a monthly favorites in forever! They are some of my favorite to see and I love doing them.. I've been trying out so many new products every month that I haven't felt confident in any product enough to mention it so I finally have a few staple products I've used like crazy over the past month (or more) and want to share them with you :)



20140802-143342-52422647.jpgJimmy Choo Eau de Parfum - I have the 0.2fl oz size, it's $78. The notes are: sweet orange, pear nectar, tiger orchid, Indonesian patchouli, and caramel.... Does that ever help anyone?! Haha I'm terrible with describing scents but this one is very unique and I've been loving it.


20140802-143342-52422395.jpgIf you follow my Instagram, you'll know this has been hands down my most used product for the past few months. It's holy grail status for sure, and this is coming from someone who despises BB Creams! The coverage is incredible and unless I'm having a really bad skin day, I wear this alone. It covers imperfections, discoloration and even slight dark circles. It's lightweight and doesn't feel like there's a ton of product sitting on your skin. I honestly can't say enough about this! It leaves a nice dewey finish and is perfect for the summertime. I use the Combo to Oily formula - I've tried the original one and it felt SO greasy on my skin so I really recommend this one. There is also a newer formula for older skin types, not sure how that one works though. If you want to see this product on, check out my IG. I'm wearing it in almost every recent photo!


20140802-143342-52422145.jpgAnother holy grail! Maybelline's Fit Me concealer. This is the shade Fair, I love using this as the upside down triangle under my eyes for that perfect highlight without overdoing it.

20140802-143341-52421907.jpgThe coverage is great and the lasting power is wonderful. I do have issues with it creasing but in all honesty, I haven't found something that doesn't crease under my eyes so I can't say whether it will for you or not. I wear this every single day that I apply makeup - I absolutely love this concealer!


20140802-143341-52421664.jpgLoreal's Infallible Eyeshadow in Amber Rush... I think it's safe to say, this is the most beautiful eyeshadow in the drugstore... And one of the most in the beauty industry in general. It is absolutely perfect. The pigmentation is incredible, it's smooth and creamy, lasts all day on the lids, blends like a dream... It's just perfect. If you don't have it yet, go buy it. I promise you will love it.


20140722-135042-49842832.jpgNARS Dolce Vita Blush. I just did a review on this so for swatches and more info, check out that post!


20140802-143341-52421431.jpgMotive's Rich Formula Lipstick in Flesh.



20140802-143340-52420732.jpgThis shade swatches more on the peachy pink side but on my lips, it's almost concealer-like. I'd never wear this alone, it's just way too light for my skin tone but this is my go-to for mixing with other shades. Whether it's over a lip liner for a beautiful nude lip (I'll show you my go-to next) or to tone down another lipstick. Nice pigmentation, creamy and long lasting.

20140802-143340-52420476.jpgUrban Decay's 24/7 Glide-On lip pencil in Naked, I outline and then slightly fill in the outer corners - leaving the center of my lips bare. Then I apply Motive's lipstick in flesh and top it with Buxom's lip cream in White Russian.

20140722-135043-49843677.jpgI always have a hard time finding a nude lip that works for me, and I've been loving this lately.


So there's my favorites for July! I can't believe it's August already. What are your favorites from last month?! Let us know in the comments below.


*I purchased these products with my own money. All opinions are – and always will be – my own! *

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