August was a pretty damn alright month if I do say so myself. My brother and sister-in-law bought a new home, my husband and I FINALLY got our hands on a copy of Betrayal at House on the Hill, I’ve started a provoking art collaboration with an amazing friend of mine, my daughter went on a 10 day camping adventure with her aunt, and last but not least we found out that two lovely friends of ours are going to be parents. We Phaneufs live a blessed and charmed life that is for sure.
In the midst of everything I even had time to nail down some monthly favorites, and let me tell you. These will all be in my collection for quite some time. My apologies, the products may be a bit dirty but let me assure you that is only because they are heavily used. Woooo favorites!
Sleek Luminous Pressed Powder in 01
This is by far the best powder I have ever used. When you look very close you can make out a bit of sparkle and luminosity. When applied to the face it just looks natural. you can build up this powder to cake-face level and it will never look unnatural. It isn’t the greatest at keeping oil at bay, but still retains the ability to prolong the wear of foundation.
Sephora Micro Smooth Baked Luminizer in “Stardust”
I had received some gift cards for my birthday and I had decided that I wanted to purchase a subtle golden highlighter. I had finally settled on purchasing Nars “Albatross” as it was the exact shade I was looking for. Before heading to the Nars section at my local Sephora I decided to do some snooping in the Sephora Brand products. Let’s just say I nearly peed myself I was so excited. This luminzer is an EXACT dupe for Albatross and a fraction of the price. It is STUNNING as well.
TONYMOLY Intense Care Dual Effect Sleeping Pack
This is my holy grail nightly moisturizer. I am not kidding when I say that this stuff makes a difference overnight. With just one nights usage I find my skin to be incredibly hydrated, and the texture to be far smoother. And I also may be crazy, but I find out I break out a lot less when I use this product.
Sleek Makeup Pout Paint in “Milkshake”
If you are a fan of the OCC Lip Tars then you will love this lip product. Intensely pigmented, easily mixable, and a flat-out gorgeous color. This is easily sheered out depending on the level of opacity you are looking for, non-drying on the lips, and they smell like oranges! Milkshake is a beautiful peachy-pink color that I think a tonne of different skin tones could pull off.
I have been using this exclusively as my under eye concealer for this entire past month. I don’t find it to be too overly pigmented, but it is very brightening. I enjoy the fact that it doesn’t crease as well as creasing is the bane of my existence.
Lightning Round Random Favorites Andrea Thinks You Should Check Out!
Song- Florence and the Machine “Shake it Out”
Internet Find- “Don’t Let Me Down Kid”
Memory- Early on in the month I took part in a 12 hour board game marathon with my husband and daughter. Sweatpants- Mandatory.
Charity- PTSD Association Canada . Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that’s triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event.
So there we go! Have you used any of the products I have listed above? Let me know in the comments below. Here’s to back to school and cooler weather!
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My handsome husband and I at a beautiful August wedding!