August Favorites

September is finally here and I really felt like sharing some of my
month's favorites with you guys. I've been experimenting with a lot of different
beauty products lately and I have to say that I really enjoy making some time to
try new stuff when I have a chance. Here are some of the products that I feel really
stood out this past month (August) and of course, that I went back to a lot!


The POREfessional by Benefit is a must! I have to say that this pore minimizer works miracles! 
You apply it after your moisturizer but before your makeup. I LOVE IT since I tend to have 
open pores around my nose area, it really helps!

I've tried other liquid foundations in the past and I honestly keep coming back to MAC Studio Fix fluid foundation. I know MAC tends to have the signature of "heavy" and "cakey" makeup, but this 
foundation goes on very light with a medium to full coverage all over. I really love it 
and I think it's one of the best foundations I've used since I started wearing makeup.

Contour, contour, contour. It's the main thing I focus on when I do my makeup. 
This month I kept going back to this bronzer from NARS. I use it after my foundation under my cheekbones. Makes suuuuch a huge difference! 
SHADE: Casino 

Ok, I've never been a big fan of eyeliner, but after giving this new liquid pencil eyeliner from L'OREAL, my mind changed! It comes with a double end. One is with the actual liner and the
other is a smudging device that complements this product, I'm IN LOVE!

SHADE: Carbon Black

Mascara is the one thing I can't walk out of my house without! I can say that I've tried so many brands throughout the years and I always come back to L'OREAL! They have the most amazing mascaras. 
I gave this new Voluminous "Miss Manga" edition a try and completely LOVED it! It gives my
lashes that length without the clump and with the volume that I desire. To be super honest, I HATE when I use a mascara that weighs down my lashes after I have curled them. Actually, I don't think any one of us likes that! Another thing is that my mascara HAS TO BE waterproof. I don't like to get teary or in the pool and have to worry about having black mascara residue all over my face. This month's go-to mascara…MISS MANGA by L'OREAL.

Nails! I have a thing for doing my own nails, but I ALWAYS struggle. I don't think I have the patience to stay still and wait for my nails to dry, so something always goes wrong. :( boooo 
On the bright side, this glitter nail polish from Milani made things so much better for me. 
I used it for about 3 weeks in August over different shades, I LOVED IT!

Hands down for Urban Decay's makeup setting spray! I love going out with a fresh look on my face
regardless the time of the day. Spray it on your face AFTER your face is completely done with
your fabulous makeup look and VOILÁ! Flawless and fresh makeup look for hours!

I'm such a fan of perfumes, although I am very picky about them. It's the one item that you can find in my purse all the time!
This month's fragrance: VIVA LA JUICY by: Juicy Couture

My non-beauty product, iPhone case! I was shopping around at target a couple of weeks ago and found this baby on sale for $6.50 and had to take it! Isn't it so cute? I think YES!

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