This morning as I was scrolling through Instagram, I came across Caroline’s post over at @thewhimsicalpineapple. If you’re not already following this Southern Belle you really should! Today she’s sharing her August Favorites and so, I felt inspired to do the same!
Now everything I’m mentioning on here, I’ve mentioned in the past but I’m telling you that’s why, they’re my FAVORITES. But by far, specifically, my summer go-to’s. I will also for your convenience link everything to where I got them from!
1. Bed Head Purple Shampoo
If you are a blonde or have any blonde toned highlights in your hair then this Bed Head Purple Shampoo will be your best friend! My blondies’ know that keeping the perfect blonde is a struggle so to fight away the brass- this will be your savior. I swear by it!!! (ULTA sells it here)
2. Batiste Dry Shampoo
Need a little hair refresher? Well, Batiste Dry Shampoo has got your back. I usually wash my hair every other day, which I hate doing (shampooing everyday isn’t good for your hair) But with Batiste, I can prolong washing my hair to 2 full days, maybe even longer, and it’s amazing! They also sell different colored hair tones to match your roots. I usually just go with original. As an added bonus it’s a great product for amazing volume! (MARSHALLS or TJMAXX sells them for super cheap but otherwise ULTA has them here)
3. Living Proof Dry Volume
This Living Proof Dry Volume is volume in a can and it saves my bangs! When my hair is super clean or if there’s even the slightest bit of humidity, my hair is prone to go flat. And when that happens, I spray this once from to the root to the tip of my bangs and voila- instant volume and texture! And the best part is, since it’s “Dry” it doesn’t make your hair feel dirty! (ULTA sells it here I always get the mini travel size)
4. Maybelline’s Baby Lips
For some reason I’m not a huge fan of lip products in the summer time. But Maybelline’s Baby Lips is the one thing I will always reach for! It gives my lips great moisture with a tint of color of your choosing and it’s all I need day in and day out. I usually go with the purple casing- Peach Kiss, ya’ll know I love nude lips! So I usually buy mine at a local Target but I just went online and looked for it and Peach Kiss is weirdly not an option, as well as Ulta! So here is a link right off of Maybelline HERE
5. Benefit’s POREfessional Primer
I am not one to use ANY face make up; no foundation, no powder, no contouring for me. I do dabble in concealer come the winter for under-eyes but otherwise nothing, nada! But Primer is a whole new story. When I first discovered the wonders of primer, my life changed! In the summer my skin tends to be on the oily side throughout my T-zone… and the instant cure is Primer! It just so happens that I’ve had two testers of Benefits POREfessional so I’ve been using it, but I genuinely love it. First of all, it hides the pores on my nose but most importantly it’s a matte finish! Which means all that oil and shine I accrue over the day is gone! I did some research online and not only is primer good for a foundation base but it’s good to use even if you don’t wear face make up (like myself). It’s just a nice base to smooth and mattify or hydrate your skin pending on which primer is best for your skin type. (ULTA has it HERE)
6. Becca’s Highlighter
Also in the summer, I tend to stray away from blush and bronzer, I just feel like I don’t need it if/when I’m tan. Blush on occasions BUT I do on the other hand consistently use Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfector highlighter. The glow that this highlighter gives my skin is AMAZING! It goes on so smoothly and gives your skin the perfect wet(ish) looking glow if you will but it’s GORGEOUS! I’ve had mine for about 3 years now and still haven’t hit the pan yet. It’s pricey but so worth it and lasts so long! For reference I use Opal (ULTA has it HERE)
And because you know me and how I hate leaving off on 6.
7. Cover Girl’s Clump Crusher’s Mascara
Cover Girl for sure is my go-to drug store mascara brand. I love the whole line but I just discovered this one; Cover Girls ClumpCrusher Mascara. I mean, who likes clumps in their mascara? NOT I! This one is a guarantee NO CLUMPS in your mascara and separates your lashes out perfectly which are the two things I look for in mascara! (ULTA has it HERE but I usually buy it from Target)
And there you have it Jenny’s August (and all Summer long ) Favorites!