Best in Beauty | August 2017




Wow, I cannot believe that August is over! This has been a pretty relaxing month, which means lots of time for trying new makeup and blogging. I tried many new things this month, and these six products made it out on top! I want to apologize in advance because many of you may have read reviews on my blog this month about many of these products, but this is just what I loved, and wanted to include them in my favorites! With that being said, thank you for reading!

An Everything-Proof Liquid Lipstick that Lasts for 18 Hours? | Lipsense by Senegence in "First Love" Review*

Can This Last 18 Hours? | Lipsense by Senegence in "First Love" Review | LipSense in 'First Love'* ($25),  LipSense Gloss* ($20) and LipSense Ooops! Remover*
As a beauty blogger, I am always interested in trying new things. I was offered to try Lipsense through a blogger promotion/collaboration group on Facebook, and after doing some research I accepted the opportunity. I was contacted by Sherry who offered to send me the Lipsense system* in any color I choose in exchange for my thoughts/review on a blog post. I've never heard of Lipsense, but I did my research and found that this is supposed to be an 18-hour wear lip product, and I knew it was something I had to put to the test!

Glossier Showroom NYC + Wowder Review | My First Experience with Glossier

Glossier Showroom NYC + Wowder Review | My First Experience with Glossier
There has been so much hype in the beauty community about Glossier, and I've browsed their website on countless occasions but never picked up anything. But I was recently in NYC and remembered that Glossier has a showroom, which wasn't too far from where I was. After browsing the showroom (for a very long time) and playign with everything, I decided to start slow and try their new Wowder.

How I Grew My Social Media + FREE Checklist | The 'Blogging' Feed

How I Grew My Social Media | The 'Blogging' Feed | Facebook   Instagram   Pinterest   Twitter   Bloglovin' | how to gain followers

I've been blogging for a couple of years now, and there is a lot I've learned in terms of how to expand my social media accounts. I'm not writing this post because I have a lot of followers, or because I'm an expert on social media. I'm a blogger just like you, doing something I enjoy, and one of those things is social media. I love posting my pictures on Instagram, sharing my thoughts on Twitter, engaging on Facebook and reading blogs on Bloglovin. I hope that we all blog because we love it, but we also want to get more followers and share our blog with a larger audience (don't lie- I know you do!) Below you'll find my tips for Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Bloglovin. Make sure you read until the end for a special surprise!

I Finally Tried the Most Hyped Foundation and Primers On the Internet | The Ordinary | Is It Worth the Hype?

I Finally Tried the Most Hyped Foundation and Primers On the Internet | The Ordinary | Is It Worth the Hype?  The Ordinary Coverage Foundation  The Ordinary Serum Foundation  The Ordinary High-Adherence Silicone Primer  High-Spreadability Fluid Primer
After reading countless posts on The Ordinary skincare and makeup, I finally caved and made an order from Deciem.com. If you don't know anything about The Ordinary, it is a brand that makes products with the simplest ingredients, and it's extremely affordable. I was a little behind and didn't look into purchasing these until weeks after people started reviewing them. I went back and forth deciding on shades, and of course the one I thought would fit me the best was out of stock. I signed up for restock updates, and checked their website daily for it to come back. After three weeks or so, it finally came back in stock and instantly purchased them! I ordered them directly from Deciem.com, and for free shipping over $25, and the items arrived in less than a week. I picked up the Cover Foundation ($6.90), Serum Foundation ($6.70), High-Adherence Silicone Primer ($4.90) and High-Spreadability Fluid Primer ($7.90). Keep reading to find out if these items are truly worth the hype!

Currently Trying #5 | Maybelline Sponge, Fit Me Loose Face Powder and Vivid Lip Gloss in 'Charmer'

Currently Trying #5 | Maybelline Sponge, Fit Me Loose Face Powder and Vivid Lip Gloss in 'Charmer' | Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss in 'Charmer'  Fit Me Loose Finishing Powder  Face Studio Blender
Lately, I feel like many drugstore brands haven't been releasing new products. But Maybelline has been on a roll recently with new blushes, eyeshadow palettes, powders and more. I'll be sharing my thoughts on the Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss in 'Charmer'Fit Me Loose Finishing Powder, and the Face Studio Blender. These are all products I was super excited to try, and some of them I haven't even heard about on social media. 

Products That Smell Like Summer | You Don't Need the Beach!

Products That Smell Like Summer | You Don't Need the Beach! Marc Jacobs Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter  Physicians Formula Butter Blush in 'Plum Rose'  Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer  Smith's Tropical Lip Balm  Tarte Tarteguard SPF 30 Sunscreen
I know, I know, summer is almost over (sadly). But I'm taking it in as long as I can. But once the summer ends, there are certain products I love that remind me of everything summer and tropical. Some people may not like products with a scent, but honestly, I don't mind as long as I like the scents. The products I'm talking about today have been products I've been using daily this summer, and the best part is how amazing they smell, and constantly remind me of summer- even when I'm not at the beach. 

Best Beauty Buys of 2017 (So Far)

Best Beauty Buys of 2017 (So Far) Colourpop Shadows Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine Lipgloss in 'Sugar Sugar' Urban Decay Velvetizer Mix-In Medium Benefit Hoola Lite Matte Bronzing Powder L'oreal Lash Paradise Mascara Wet N' Wild Photo Focus Foundation Morphe Flawless Beauty Sponge

We are more than halfway through 2017, and I have made an unnecessary amount of makeup purchases this year. I don't know why, but I feel like the makeup world has been on fire with new releases this year, and so many amazing new products have come out this year. With all the new releases, I wanted to share some of my favorite new purchases so far this year. Make sure to let me know in the comments what your favorite product releases are your favorite from 2017, so far!

Current Beauty Tryouts #4 | Lorac POREfection Foundation and Primer*

Current Beauty Tryouts #4 | Lorac POREfection Foundation and Primer Review | Lorac POREfection Mattifying Primer Lorac Porefection Foundation Lorac Sheer POREfection Foundation
I have an exciting post to share today! If you've been reading my blog then you know that Lorac makes my favorite eyeshadows. I love their Pro palettes and their Unzipped palettes are amazing! However, I never tried any of their face products, and when Lorac offered to send me a package, I instantly knew that I had to try out their foundations and primers. Today, I will be talking about three of their face products: POREfection Mattifying Primer*, POREfection Foundation* and Sheer POREfection Foundation*. Like many of my "currently trying" posts, this is more of a first impression after using the product for a week or two, and my thoughts can change after using a product like these for a couple of months.