August 2018 Favorites

  1. OPI Red Hot Rio, $8 / 2. Drunk Elephant Marula Oil, $80 /
    3. Perricone No Eyeshadow Eyeshadow, $35 / 4. Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum, $21

On top of coming in later than usual, my dang graphic had issues – thanks for bearing with me. I’ll update with a picture later. :) For details on my August 2018 Favorites, follow the jump!

Pedicure Polish

My manicures have been overwhelmingly Bubble Bath and Diva Bride for a while. My pedicures, however, have been overwhelmingly Red Hot Rio. INRAW was my first love from OPI and the first red whose name I knew and bothered to repurchase. Somewhere along the way I picked up a sensibility for seasons – and don’t like it as much for summer. Red Hot Rio is still a strong, bold red; a creme instead of a shimmer. Forget August, it has been my pedicure shade all summer with the exception of a few times Cajun Shrimp stole the show.

Don’t Get Lippy

I ended up with a sample of Drunk Elephant Marula Oil somewhere along the way. I’m fairly wedded to Argan Oil as a facial moisturizer, so that won’t be changing (especially with the price!). This sample, however, caused me to find that I love using Marula on my lips before bed. I use it during the day, too. To my delight, Mountain Rose Herbs carries it – so I’ll pick some up when I blow through my sample.

Eye Keep it Simple

When the No Makeup Makeup line from Perricone came out a few years, I was curious but skeptical. They had several items, but I didn’t give any much heed until I saw Lisa use the No Eyeshadow Eyeshadow in a video. Later, I saw it on sale at Costco and picked it up; at $18, it was a steal. Since then, I’ve used it as a base every time I apply eyeshadow. Even when I don’t apply eyeshadow, I use it in place of my old concealer method – it evens out the tone of my lid without appearing there, and for my skin tone it doesn’t run the risk of that reverse raccoon effect. Dot it on, blend it in, curl lashes, and I look human. Throw on a crease/transition shade to look a little better, and it didn’t even take two minutes.

Set it Straight

After my Biosilk betrayed me, I’m back on the Super Skinny train. I never had an issue with the product, really – and the damn caps and dispensing mechanisms are reliable. It’s a solid blow-dry serum.