Happy August! And how is the Summer going by so quickly?! Here’s my July Beauty Favorites. I’d love to hear yours!
Vita Liberata Trystal Self Tanning Bronzing Minerals – This loose mineral bronzing powder provides an immediate bronze or contoured look, and develops a tan over 4-8 hours that will last for days. The first few times I used it, it had a metallic/sunless tanner smell that faded within the first hour. I no longer get that scent, so maybe it just needed to settle? I love that the color is darker than typical bronzers. I always use a light hand, and do a quick sweep of bronzer on my forehead, cheekbones and jawline. The kabuki brush that came with it is so soft and the perfect application tool. I don’t use this on my entire face, but I honestly don’t get more than a light self tan once I’ve washed it off. The Trystal Minerals are vegan, cruelty free, gluten, oil, paraben, sulfate, and phthalate free.
Mirabella Beauty CC Creme – I recently picked this up at a spa I got an acne ultrasonic facial at. My foundations were too pale, and I needed something darker. I grabbed this in medium and it’s a perfect shade. This is such an awesome CC creme! My skin has gone from dry to oily this summer and I really didn’t know how to deal. I was so shiny, and my makeup was sliding off my face. Enter Mirabella CC Creme, which has amazing full coverage and lasts all day in heat, humidity and oiliness. It dries really fast, so the best way I’ve found to apply is just a small area at a time, and use my fingers. It also layers well, if you need to go back and cover up any blemishes. I don’t even need to use a setting powder with it.
Charlotte Tilbury Color Chameleon Eyeshadow Pencil – I picked up Champagne Diamonds in my recent Charlotte Tilbury haul from Nordstroms. The first time I used this shadow pencil, I was outside at the lake most of the day, in the sun and it was hot. It did.not.crease. I have never seen such a budge proof eye product. I’m in love, and want them ALL!
Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Eau Fraiche – This is my go-to Sexy Summer scent. I’m picky about summer fragrances, because I don’t like anything too heavy. This is the perfect balance of lightly sweet and upbeat, with a hint of gourmand and flowery notes. Here are a few of the perfume notes: mandarin, bergamot, lemon, freesia, rose, apricot, white musk, patchouli and pistachio.
Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X – I’ve been using my Tria for several months, and to be honest the hardest thing about it is finding the time to use it. I haven’t been consistent about my bikini line, so I’ll have to pick that up again after the summer craziness settles down. I have been doing my armpits every two weeks, and I’m happy to report that I am seeing less and less growth! I’m down to shaving every other day (from once a day), and the amount of hair is definitely less. I’m treating a couple of spots on my upper lip with good luck. The wiry chin hairs are proving to be extremely stubborn, but I’m being persistent with them!
NKD SKN Tinted Tan Liquid – this mist turns my skin into a deep bronze goddess shade. My favorite sunless of the moment. It’s easy to apply, has a great deep tone, dries quickly, doesn’t stink and it lasts for days.
Stemology Cell Reboot Ageless Mask – This mask is loaded with good for your skin ingredients. I love the airless pump jar that it comes in. I questioned the claim that it brightens skin in just one use, but it does! This is a must have if you want to brighten, exfoliate gently, and moisturize skin. My skin has been oily this summer and it’s not too much moisture for me.
Here’s what Stemology says about the Cell Reboot Mask:
- Oat Kernel Extract, clinically shown to have an immediate anti-wrinkle impact on the skin.
- Sweet Almond Extract, clinically shown to lift the appearance of sagging skin.
- Sea Algae Bioferment and Green Tea extract immediately tighten the skin.
- Pomegranate Extract & Sweet Orange Extract provides immediate lifting and tightening benefits.
- DMAE, clinically proven to firm and tighten skin.
- Hyaluronic Acid attracts and binds moisture to the skin leaving it fuller, plumper and more youthful looking.
- Squalane, Carrot seed, Meadowfoam Seed and Argan Oils provide regenerative and restructuring support for smooth skin and optimal cellular function.
What were your favorites in July? I’d love to hear!