Monthly Favorites: July + August 2015

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Since life kind of got in the way of me posting my July favorites, I’m including favorites for both July and August!

All products listed below are cruelty-free and vegan.

July Favorites

I didn’t purchase a lot of makeup in July, so not as many faves as past favorites posts.

e.l.f. Beauty Encyclopedia: Face Edition

Where to Buy: Discontinued

I found that this Beauty Encyclopedia has the perfect products for strobing. The concealers are the perfect shades for subtle, cream contouring and the shimmers work well for highlighting.

Nubian Heritage Mango Body Butter

Where to Buy: Nubian Heritage
Price Tag: $12.99 USD

Who didn’t love this mango body butter that was included in July’s Petit Vour box? It smells so good that you’ll want to eat it! It doesn’t just smell of awesomeness, it also works very well at hydrating the skin. This will definitely come in handy during the winter months.

L.A. Colors Nail Polish

Where to Buy: Dollar Tree
Price Tag: $1 USD

These polishes are my weakness. At $1 a pop in super trendy colors, I just cannot resist them. My faves from July were Desert Dune (right) and Marsala.

Alba Botanica Very Emollient Sunscreen Sport

Where to Buy: Alba Botanica / Hy-Vee
Price Tag: $11.49 / $9.99 USD

I’ve been doing a lot of outdoor walking recently and this sunscreen is terrific at protecting my skin with its 45 SPF. I prefer the sport version because it’s sweat and water resistant.


August Favorites

Since I was outdoors often last month, the focus is mostly on skin products.

MyChelle Fruit Enzyme Scrub

Where to Buy: MyChelle
Price Tag: $18 USD

So far I’m really loving this scrub I received in the Petit Vour August box. I have dry skin so regular exfoliation is a must for me. I use the scrub about every other day to keep my skin smooth.

Andalou Nautruals 1000 Roses Color + Correct Sheer Tan SPF 30 in Sheer Tan

Where to Buy: Andalou Naturals
Price Tag: $1 USD

This CC cream has been a constant addition to these monthly favorites. It’s definitely one of my favorite face products and the fact that it has an SPF 30 rating puts it right at the top of my favorites list.

e.l.f. Studio Sunscreen Powder

Where to Buy: e.l.f. [link]
Price Tag: $6 USD

I love to layer this powder over the Andalou CC Cream for even more skin protection. I’ve basically lived in this powder over the summer.

Pacifica Dreamlift Under Eye Brightener in Dreamlight

Where to Buy: Pacifica
Price Tag: $16 USD

I won this undereye concealer last month from a Pacifica Instagram contest and I absolutely love it. It has a much lighter consistency than most concealers and it’s not greasy either. The formulation is similar to e.l.f.’s eyeshadow primers.

ORLY Color Blast Nail Polish in Nose in a Book

Where to Buy: Walgreens [discontinued]

I finally got my hands on a couple of the ORLY Color Blast polishes from the Disney Princess Belle collection when they were clearanced at my local Walgreens. I just love this complicated shade of blue named Nose in a Book.

Alba Botanica Very Emollient Sunscreen Sport

Where to Buy: Alba Botanica / Hy-Vee
Price Tag: $11.49 / $9.99 USD

Again, due to the high volume of outdoor walks I made last month, the Sport version of Alba Botanica’s Very Emollient Sunscreen makes the list for August.


What were your favorites from August? Let me know in the comments below!