Tuesday, August 30, 2011

☼ Summer Favorites of '11 ☼

Hey Guys :)
So summer is winding down and I know its time for August favorites but i thought i might as well do a Summer Favorites instead :)
This might be a LOT but i cut this down to as little as i can.


• Bali Mango - Look what made it into my summer favorites. Its the very famous Bali Mango from Bath & Body Works :) Everything about this just screams "summer". The scent, the name, and even the packaging! Its all just "summer" to me. Its hard to describe the scent. Its definitely complex. I can smell the mango in it and i think it smells like some kind of tropical drink :) It makes me want to go to the beach and just lay out in the sun. Theres nothing about this scent that i dont like, Maybe the fact that it might be discontinued is bad but hey, atleast they'll give me enough time to grab some back ups :)

Face: Foundation
• Neutrogena Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup - This is my holy grail foundation. I have a review on this too and you can see how much I really like it. But this seems like a great summer foundation. I dont usually get in the water too much so i dont worry too much about my foundation coming off.

Face: Blushes
NARS Exhibit A - So ive probably talked about this blush a LOT but theres good reason for that. Its very pigmented and it gives you the most perfect flush of color :)

• ELF Candid Coral - I love this blush. This is my go - to blush when i have a more dramatic bronzy look.

• MAC Hipness - If i wanna change it up from the NARS Blush that i got, i then pick this up. Its so simple and its just the perfect blush color for everyday.

• Maybelline One by One Mascara in Waterproof - I just plain LOVE this mascara. It was in my July favorites and i use it just everyday. Not only does the waterproof version hold up my curls perfectly, it also just makes my lashes look 100000x better than what it should be.

• MAC's Melon Pigment - Just a sweep of these on my lid and a swipe of mascara and im out the door. I love this because i dont just put this on my eyes, if i want a little highlight, i can just pat this on and it would be fine :)

C.O. Bigelow Apple Rose Salve - This is the summer where I embraced my naturally pigmented lips. I didnt really wear a whole lot of color on a daily basis, I kept it simple and just wore this clear salve. I have huge lips (and im proud of them) so putting this on my lips made it really easy to maintain them and trust me. its SO hard to keep big lips soft and moisturized. This seemed to do the job well :)

NARS Orgasm Lipgloss - On those days that I did wear some type of lip color, it was always this. I always liked how it had a nice golden sheen and that it it kind of looks nude for my skin tone. Im actually pretty fond of the formula too :)

- These are the brushes that I literary used on a daily basis. I might have used other brushes but these are the ones that i always used
ELF's Studio Powder Brush - I cannot praise enough about this brush. Its dense, its soft and its just beautiful for foundation. I cant rave about it enough

Sigma's F30 Large Powder Brush - This brush is suppose to be for powder but ive been reaching for this brush the most for blush and bronzer. I found that its just SO huge that it covers my face and it gives me less time to do my make up :)

Sigma's E40 Tapered Blending Brush - I love this brush only because ive been using MAC's Melon pigment a lot as you saw, I just like sweeping the color on my lids and this brush does the job very well. I do have a full review on it and you can totally check it out :)

• Sally Hansen’s Mint Sorbet - Ive talked about this polish before and i said that it was the exact dupe of China Glaze's Re-Fresh Mint, and that is my favorite shade ever! ive gotten SO many compliments on it and since this is the exact dupe so i love it too :)
OPI’s Steady As She Rose - I am seriously in love with this shade. i actually got a lot of my friends hooked on this too. i already have a post on this so go ahead and check it out :)
China Glaze’s Jamaican Out - This and another polish has been on my toes all summer. I love it, it doesnt work fully on my fingers but it looks awesome on my toes
• OPI's Give Me A Coral Sometime - Other than Jamaican Out, this is the other polish that i wore on my toes all summer. It really pops out and i really love it )

• Dove's Deodorant in Pomegranate & Lemon Verbena - This kind of had to be in my favorites. I love the scent and it keeps me from "expiring" too early lol. I dont really have much to say about it, except that i think ill be using it till winter comes :)

So that's it for my favorites. Let me know in the comments what you're summer favorite has been :)

till later
- Jemimah <3


  1. The MAC and ELF blushes look gorgeous! Great favorites!

  2. mint sorbet looks sooo pretty!