Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. As I mentioned in my previous post, I was getting my July favorites ready, so now... it's July favorites time! This go around it seems like a lot, but I think it's because of the polishes. I had a lot of favorite polishes for July.
Be prepared for a lengthy post!
Wet n Wild Coverall Cream Foundation in Fair [review]
Once again, in the favorites. This has pretty much become my HG foundation. It actually survived a few heat waves beautifully, which I was completely surprised by.Glides on weightlessly for sheer-to-medium coverage that’s never heavy, chalky, or dull. Evens out flaws with a silky, semi-matte finish that let’s your skin’s natural luminescence shine through. Contains SPF 15 for the ultimate in anti-aging treatment.
Wet n Wild Mega Impact Mascara [review]
Make an IMPACT! This revolutionary mascara formula provides EXTREME volume and length with a silicon complex that provides elasticity and flexibility. Proven to enhance the natural lash up to 8X, this all-in-one formula is enriched with Kernel Oil to permeate and condition each lash to promote healthy, strong hairs while adding color and shine.
Although I have enough mascaras to use, I seem to keep reaching for this one, and one other which I'll get to. Again, this is another product that held up during the heat waves as well. No smudging or raccoon eyes!
Ruby Wing Summer Collection in Groupie, Crowd Surf, Electric Firefly, Summer Love and Green Peace [groupie review]
If you love the beach even though your life doesn't always feel like a day at one, and celebrate life and everything it has to offer – there's now a nail polish that celebrates you. Ruby Wing is every free-spirit's dream: color changing nail polish that transforms in sunlight. Our color changing technology lets you switch your style from day to night, indoors to outdoors. Each one of our shades dramatically change in direct sunlight and then back again once inside.
If you didn't realize it, pretty much all of July, I used various combinations of the polishes listed above. While these polishes do change colors in sunlight, I preferred them in their neon-goodness overall.
Color Club 0 - 60 Speedy Top Coat
A super fast drying, shiny top coat. Dries in 60 seconds!
So, I had decided to try another top coat, besides the Sally Hansen one that I was using. I went with this one and can say that I was completely impressed. 60 seconds dry indeed! Although dry on the top, I wouldn't necessarily go do hard work because the under layers still are wet enough to put a dent into them. But I still like it overall.
Londontown kur Nail Hardener [review]
Works to replenish strength and maintain healthy nail protein (keratin) and natural oil balances to protect against cracking, chipping, splitting and peeling nails.
Created with a combination of Britain's rapeseed flower oil and a unique blend of natural extracts and vitamins to repair and hydrate dry, brittle, weak and soft nails.
Definitely the main base coat that I've been using under all my polishes through the month of July.
Maybelline Volum' Express Falsies Big Eyes Mascara
Revolutionary dual-ended Mascara for 360° all around Lash Glam. Two brushes specifically designed for top and bottom lashes. Special quick-dry formula holds lashes in place
With this, I've been mainly using the lower lash part of this mascara. Although the upper lash side is wonderful too, I just don't seem to use it as much as the lower lash side.
Rimmel London Show Off Lip Lacquer in Aurora [review]
Sally Girl Eye Shadow Connecting Compacts in Auburn [review]
The earth-shattering lip lacquer from Rimmel London combining the intense color of lipstick with a lacquer like shine, Show Off Lip Lacquer is an explosive make-up phenomenon that represents the end of color as you know it. Packed with pure color pigments, its lusciously creamy, conditioning formula promises a never-before combination of color, shine and comfort that last and last.This was pretty much my go to lippie through the month of July. While I would wear others, this is pretty much the one that I'd always reapply. A bold color, but not terribly so, just a little dab on the lips and I could wear it with a smokey eye.
Sally Girl Eye Shadow Connecting Compacts in Auburn [review]
These Sally Girl eye shadows come in connecting compacts, so you can create your own personalized color palette!
- Silky Texture
- Available in 48 shades
These things are addicting! Auburn basically became a staple item for me throughout July. It basically made my Saturday "signature" eye look. It's beautifully pigmented which was, indeed, a surprise for me when I first got it, but I absolutely adore the color!
Shany Cosmetics Natural Fusion Eyeshadow Palette [review coming soon]
The Natural Fusion Eyeshadow Palette is a staple in any makeup artist’s kit. A great blend of mattes and shimmers to warm tones and neuatal shades, this palette is perfect for everyday use. Use SHANY eye shadow lighter hues to highlight under eyebrows. SHANY oranges, browns and purples can be mixed and matched on lid and darker hues in corners and crease of eyes. With 88 colors, you can't go wrong with this long lasting formula. SHANY shadows are highly pigmented and blend well.
Can I just say that I love this palette? There was minor drama when I received it in the mail, drama mainly from my hands being covered in black, but that's for the review post. I caught myself during the work week reaching for this constantly. Any color that I wanted to use, was right there!
Howl's Moving Castle
I'm probably late to the party with finally seeing this movie, but after seeing some gifs on my Tumblr dash, I decided that I wanted to finally see it. Honestly, why on earth did I wait?! I absolutely LOVED the movie, and completely wish they'd make a second one. Now, I want to get the book being there are differences between the two. I never really compare book to movie, but I'm curious as to what was changed. I would highly recommend this movie to everyone.