I wasn't able to do my July favorites post within August because I was away on vacation the first 10 days of the month, so I decided to do a combined post with my July and August faves, and as you can see they are a lot, but they're my faves pretty much for the whole summer!
L'oreal Professionnel Play Ball Beach Fizz
The perfect hair product for beach waves!! I've tried Bumble & Bumble's Salt spray in the past but it doesn't compare with this one from L'oreal at all, it was horrible, it made my hair super sticky and it didn't enhance my waves at all! The L'oreal Play Ball Beach Fizz creates that super thin beach type of curls, not scrunchy at all, the only problem is that it makes my hair a little frizzy, and here is when the next product comes to help!
Sunsilk Sensational Curls Leave In Cream
This product is for sure godsend for girls like me, with natural wavy and curly hair! OMG I couldn't believe how a 2.5 euros hair product could do such an amazing job at curl enhancing and managing the frizziness! And it works really well with the L'oreal's Salt spray, creating beach type of waves! There are no words for this product, you have to try it!
Korres Sunscreen Face Cream Yoghurt SPF50 for Sensitive Skin
This face sunscreen is the only one of all the sunscreens I've tried this summer that hasn't break me out, and I've tried a lot! And it's weird that it didn't because it's not formulated specifically for oily or acne prone skins, but hey since it works that's fine with me! I love the smell of the yoghurt, it's hydrating without being greasy, I use it as my morning moisturizer, there's no need to use a seperate one. It can be a little oily when the weather it's super hot and humid but it doesn't bother me too much, I always blot. For us here in Greece and for every country that is quite sunny and hot, this is a great sunscreen to wear all year round.
La Roche Posay Hydraphase Intense Serum
A new La Roche Posay product that it was sent to me by the company, I will do a full review for this product in the near future. I'm using it for half of the month of August as my night time moisturizer by itself, and it does a very good job on it's own, since I'm oily and it's summer I didn't need to use any other moisturizer on top of it, and the good news is that it hasn't broke me out! It has a gel texture, that makes it super light and it feels very refreshing on my face!
Apivita Moisturizing After Sun Cream-Gel
I did a whole review about this product here. It was my HG body product when I was in vacation, it saved me when I got a light sunburnt on my shoulders. It has a light and very refreshing texture and I absolutely love the fig smell!
Benefit Hello Flawless Custom Powder Cover Up SPF15
The only foundation I've been wearing the whole summer, it was also in my June favorites post, and I've already hit pan! It covers like a liquid foundation, and the best thing about it is that it's so easy to use, I just put a little concealer and then I apply this powder with a flat top kabuki brush and that's it, no more steps! I absolutely love it, especially for summertime when you find that a liquid foundation is too heavy to use!
Korres Monoi Oil Bronzing Powder in 02 Sunglow Warm
This is my second favorite bronzer, after Estee Lauder's Bronze Goddess Soft Matte, because it's super smooth and it's peachy toned, which is very flattering on warm skintones. It's not completely matte, it has golden microshimmes in but they do not show up on my face at all, that's why I consider it to be a matte bronzer. A very good bronzer for anyone that is between NC20 and NC30.
I have it since June but I start using it in August. It can be used as a bronzer or as a blush, I like using it as a blush, and combined with the Korres Monoi Oil bronzer it creates that super peachy bronzey look on my face! It's not very noticable as a blush right now because I'm a little darker, but it blends really well with the bronzer. I'm sure in the winter when I'm paler it will be more noticable.
Artdeco Blusher in #05
I used this blush whenever I wanted a more peachy look on my face instead of a just bronzey one. I have lots of peachy blushes but I quite enjoyed this one within August! For 8 euros I can say it's an amazing peachy blush, and it's very hard to find a pigmented peachy blush under 10 euros here! I love its texture as much as I love Mac's, I will try more Artdeco blushes in the future for sure!
Seventeen Silky Shadow in #300 Exotic Brown
This is a unique shade of eyeshadow, I still haven't manage to find a similar shade, not even at Mac, and it's super cheap, it costs only 8 or 9 euros! It's an amazing olive-brown eyeshadow, more brown than olive, with golden shimmers, a shade that compliments brown and hazel eyes. It's also super soft and blendable. I like using it on the outer half and on the crease. If you can find it, go and grab one, it's amazing!
Maybelline Mega Plush Volum' Express Mascara
I rarely mention mascaras in my monthly favorites posts because with most of the ones I try I'm never satisfied with them, L'oreal's Lash Architect 4D was an exception, I really loved that mascara. And this one from Maybelline, it's propably the best of all the Maybelline mascara's I've used. It has a unique super soft mousse formula, and it doesn't feel heavy at all, in fact there have been times where I forgot I was wearing mascara at all! It's been opened for a whole month and it's still super smooth, most mascaras are not like that. It's not super volumizing but it gives some volume, and it seperates lshes really well. In my opinion the best everyday mascara!
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Cherish
The first lip product that I really enjoyed using this month, was one of the new Revlon's Just Bitten lip stains. It stains the lips for hours, and it's super pigmented, I have to be careful when I'm applying it, I only use a little. Cherish is a cool toned medium pink, kind of a barbie pink I would say, but it looked so fresh on my lips It's a great pop of color for the summer.
Dior Addict Lipstick in 343 Miss Dior
I've mentioned this lipstick in a previous monthly favorites post, I enjoy using it every summer. The texture is like butter, it's perfect for those who like me have dry and chapped lips even at summertime! The shade is a beige toned peach with silver and gold shimmers.
Essence I'm Sailing lipstick
The last lippie I enjoyed using a lot this past 2 months, is a limited edition one from a collection that Essence released last year. It's a true tangerine peach shade. I really like the fact that it's super glossy and it has no shimmers at all, my favorite type of lipstick! If you like to see swatches I've done a review for this lipstick and the Dior one here .
Erre Due Neon Fluo Nail Lacquer in 03
A nail varnish that I enjoyed using at my vacation, was this new one from Erre Due. It's a gorgeous neon pink, with some hints of purple. On the back it says to use it on artificial nails though, I'm not sure if they mean that you can use it on both or only in artificial nails. I have to find out.
What were your favorites for July and August? Have you try any of the products that I mentioned?
Let me know!