Friday, August 31, 2012

Plum Love & August Beauty Faves

Happy Friday everyone. Sorry this is going up pretty late at night, but it seems to be the only time I get to blog. After a long day of work I ran a ton of errands and packed my bags for 2 weeks of New York! I couldn't let a Friday go by without doing my usual Nail Files link up with Vicki and Tara, but along with that I will also be doing my Beauty Favorites monthly link up! Here are my nails for this week, they are kinda messy because I did them in a hurry between packing and running around. I used Sally Hansen Plum Luck and used Sinful Colors Queen of Beauty for my 2 accent nails {I wanted to change it up a bit from the usual one accent nail}.

Next up is a monthly link up that I started up last month because I was doing beauty product reviews just about every month and decided it would be fun to link up with other fabulous ladies and get some ideas for cool products! If you want to join in on the fun all you need to do is grab the button {on the sidebar to the right}, write up a post of your favorite {even the products you don't recommend} and link up! If you have any questions at all, don't hesitate on getting in touch!! So that all being said, here are my August Beauty Favorites! 

First up is one of my favorite new shadow colors that I got in a giveaway grab bag! I have used it a couple times already and it is perfect to wear as an everyday color by using a little bit on the lid, or even pumping it up with some sparkle for the night time! I have been only using a few colors from MAC and I absolutely love the pigment from this color and it has very little fallout which is awesome!! This shadow is one of the velvet ones in Mulch

Up next is yet another shadow that I absolutely love which I also received from the giveaway grab bag I won. It is L'Oreal Paris Infallible eye shadow in Iced Latte, this shadow does not disappoint with the shimmer. I definitely found myself digging in a little to get some more color from it, but I absolutely love it on my lids. I can wear this alone or on top of another shadow for added shimmer! 

Next is {shocker} another item I received from the giveaway bag is my new favorite beauty product. I had been exclusive with Maybelline Great Lashes for years and years now, but when I got this bad boy I had to try it out and I use it every. single. day!! It never ever clumps and it lengthens my lashes to infinity and beyond!! This mascara is made by L'Oreal Paris and it's the Voluminous Million Lashes in black. If you are on the hunt for new mascara and don't know what to get, try this one!! I never used to wear mascara everyday, only for special occasions, but now I can't go a day without it. 

Next is a lip treatment I got free as a birthday gift from Sephora. It's the Sugar lip treatment with SPF! I love this because it is so compact and feels so great on your lips! If you haven't signed up for a Sephora beauty insider card, I highly recommend doing so!!

My final product is one that I use just about everyday. It's TRESemme tres two spray. I never really liked any products in my hair because I have thick hair and didn't want to feel weighed down even more, but this stuff is great because it doesn't create any crispy pieces of hair, just soft and touchable hair. It helps reduce frizz and keep my hair where I want it all day. I also love the budget friendly price tag on it!

Well I hope you enjoyed reading about my favorite products for August and can't wait to read yours!! All you have to do is write a post with your favorites, include the button {pretty please with a cherry on top?}, and link up below!! 

I'm off to sit in a car for 12 hours with my family to NYC and not kill each other!

Peace out girl scouts!

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  1. I love your nail color Nikki. I would love to join your link up. Will you send out reminders when you do your next one? Its right up my alley. Have a great weekend.

  2. love the double accent nails!

  3. I love your idea for the accent nails!! I got that lip treatment as my birthday gift from sephora it!