Ok, its officially the first day of Fall but I still have summer on my mind. I can still put up a very late summer time favorites though right? These past few months have gone by incredibly quick. Even though summer for me wasn’t what I thought it would be I still had a good one. These past months I went a bit crazy with the makeup and skincare haulin’ (but what’s new let’s be honest…) and have managed to gather up my recent favorites with a mixture of new stuff and old goodies. I love this transitional stage of the year and I always make sure to update my skincare/makeup routine to suit the new season and try new things.
2016 was definitely the busiest and fastest year for me. From weddings, traveling and just life in general I’m super excited to what 2017 has in store for me. In the beauty world, I’ve tried so many products throughout the year it’s a miracle I was able to make this list into just 16 products. So I give you my top 16 of 2016!
How is it already the end of JULY?! Even though these past few months have been incredibly busy for me, I always kept an eye out for the new product launches, summer collections and visited the new arrivals section on Sephora.com one too many times. Here’s my July Wish List!
Skincare becomes my major priority this time of year because the weather has been getting a bit colder… So a routine switch up is always due. Here are some skincare products that have changed the game for me this winter.
2015 went by incredibly fast I really can’t believe its 2016. This has been one of the most challenging yet rewarding years I’ve had in a while and I have a lot of positive and exciting things to look forward to for 2016. Now that I have a clean slate for the new year of fresh ideas for twenty five sundays I thought I would start off with my top 15 of 2015 that were thoroughly loved and repurchased throughout the year.
Colour pop highlight (in lunch money)– Highlighters are my true weakness. I have grown to really enjoy this colour pop one! I apply this with this brush (I never use brushes for their real purpose) buff it in and it applies like a dream! So smooth.. love it!
Marc Jacobs Beauty Magic Marc’er Precision Pen Waterproof Eyeliner– I am always trying to find something better than my holy grail stila liquid eyeliner.. dare I say this is up to par to that?! This stays a true black all day for me and does not smudge at the corner of my eyes which is the true test for me. This one is from a Sephora beauty point perk I received a few months back. (hence the tiny cute size.)
L’oreal Brow Stylist Plumper Brow Gel Mascara- I love this brow gel because I can actually wear it alone and still have a natural somewhat full look. I also really like the brush size because I feel like I have more control since it’s a tiny brush applicator. I switch off from the transparent one and the medium to dark colors.
NYX micro brow pencil– I am always on the hunt for a good dupe for my all time favorite-I-cant-live-without-you Anastasia brow wiz and guessss what? I think I found it! I use ash brown which is a really close dupe to ABH medium brown. Bottom line is if you like the ABH brow wiz YOU NEED THIS IN YOUR LIFE… like now.
La Splash Smitten Lip Tint Mousse (in nymph adora) – So happy I stumbled upon this gem via instagram. Lovin’ the mousse consistency because it’s easy to apply evenly on the lips and I don’t have to worry about it setting too quickly. What I also love is that I can actually eat with this on and it stays put!
Tatcha PURE one step camellia cleansing oil– My favorite part of the day is taking off all my makeup as fast as possible. This oil melts away my makeup soo easily even my stubborn mascara. It leaves my skin feeling very fresh and not dry at all. Really starting to like this brand!
NARS Lip Pencil (Bansar)– I found this recently in my makeup stash and I can’t believe I forgot all about this! I love NARS lip pencils because of the satin matte finish I don’t even need a lip liner. This warm rosy brown color has become my everyday lip color choice for a few weeks now.
Too Faced Love Flush 16-Hour Blush in Baby Love– Do I need another blush? No. Did I buy this anyways right when I saw Sandra (ttsandra) rave about it? YES. I’m a sucker for nude blushes just because there a no-fuss kind of product and they go with any look.
Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm– This has definitely become one of my favorite eye creams. It’s so lightweight and helps with almost all my under eye concerns. I love the fact that I can use this as a primer for my eyes as well. I can seriously write a whole blog post just about this.
Let me know you current favorites and if you would like a more in depth review on anything!