I can’t quite believe how fast this summer is going! It feels as if yesterday was May and me and my boyfriend were excited to start our summer trips and suddenly, it’s almost September.
In the last couple of months, I’ve minimised the number of products I use and they actually turned into bag essentials or travel essentials.
Such travel essential is the REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Face Mask. I have a miniature of it but there’s still a lot of product in the tube. This product is probably the most famous one from the brand and of course, I had high expectations. The texture is a bit like honey and almost feels like an oil cleanser, the scent is divine and personally, I don’t feel any stinging or tingling but it’s said that you may experience this. I leave the mask on for about 10 minutes and then wash it off. After that my skin is really smooth and radiant but what impressed me most is that the day after, my skin looks even better and brighter. So this mask really does exfoliate without being harsh on the skin.
Now that lip oils are a thing, I decided to try the Balea Roll-On Lip Oil which you can find at the drugstore. I was a bit sceptical because of the coconut scent and because the other lip care products from the brand didn’t appeal to me before but I was surprised. The coconut scent is very mild, so it’s not a problem for me. The oil isn’t too oily and it’s actually thicker than I’d expect, it feels quite comfortable on the lips and it’s not sticky. I use it at night and I wake up to soft and nourished lips. I’m really pleased with the results and also quite surprised.
One day I randomly picked up two eye pencils because well, I forgot all my eye pencils in Norway and they are both from Maybelline‘s ColoRama Crayon Kohl range. Today I’m showing you 400 Marvelous Maroon but I also like 320 Vibrant Violet. The texture of these eye pencils is very soft and the product can be used even in the waterline or as an eyeshadow (base). You have some seconds to smudge it if you want and then it sets and lasts pretty long time. The shade that I’m sharing with you today is a metallic copper with a slight golden shimmer running through and looks very pretty. I like it for an everyday look to just make the eyes pop a bit.
There are two nail products included in this month’s favourites edition, a base coat and a top coat. I wasn’t sure what to expect from Maybelline Dr. Rescue CC Nails but what it does for me is to prevent staining the nails when using a bright nail shade. That’s why I like it, I just know that I can use a neutral nail colour right after I take off the bright watermelon one, for example. It doesn’t improve the condition of my nails or anything like that but honestly, I didn’t even think it would do it.
The second nail product is the famous Gel Nail Top Coat from Essence. It gives my nails a great shine but what I love most about it is how it extends the life of my nail polish. As I’ve said before, I have to remove my nail polish 2-3 days after I applied it while with this top coat, it lasts up to 5 days.
Last but not least, my favourite fragrance at the moment in a pocket-friendly packaging. The feminine but also a bit sweet Sì from Armani is my summer choice and I get asked what perfume I use everytime when I’m wearing it. You know when you connect a scent to an experience, to a memory? Everytime when I smell this perfume, I think about this lovely summer and the unforgettable and even unbeliavable things that happened to me. This makes it even more special…
What did you love in August?