29 Aug 2013

August Favorites 2013

Hi guys! Sorry I’ve been MIA this past week. A lot has been going on and my social media has unfortunately suffered by this, but now I’m back in the game!

Today I posted my very first Monthly Favorites video on my YouTube channel and I thought I’d share it with you :) Down below you will also be able to find pictures and a little more information on each favorite, along with some links to where you can find them :)

The Nelly Earth Palette (Find it here!) 

Earth Palette is inspired by our beloved nature and contains colours with warm tones. The practical black box contains both matte and shimmery shadows for both everyday use and special occasions. All shadows are of high quality with good pigmentation and durability. Apply shadows wet to get more vivid colours and a more powerful impression.

This palette has 40 beautiful shades, ranging from earthy beige, browns and orange tones to the blues and greens, purple and blacks. Most of the shades have a very nice pigmentation and not a lot of fallout which I think is great! You can really do a lot of different looks with this one palette, from a very natural and subtle everyday type of look, to a super glitz and glam look for a night on the town.

The Nelly Earth Palette is also very reasonably priced, and I think you get a really good quality for a very good price.

Elf Cream Eyeliner in black (Find it here!)

Creates smooth lines that are defined and precise. Smudge-proof, budge-proof and water-resistant coverage for all day wear to combat against, sweat, tears and rain!

This eyeliner is the first cream eyeliner that I have ever tried, and from the first time I used it I absolutely fell in love! It has this great smooth texture, and it applies really easily. I don’t use the brush that comes with the product, though. Instead I’m using my Sigma E05 eyeliner brush, and it gives me great control over the thickness and overall look of the line I create. My absolute favorite thing about this product is definitely the color payoff. It has a really rich blackness that lasts all day long, and it is absolutely beautiful! It does take me a little longer to apply then the kohl pencil that I am used to wearing, but the extra few minutes are absolutely worth it!

Gina Tricot nail polish in “Lemon”.

If you are a keen reader of this blog you know that I have been raving about this nail polish a couple of times already. This has been my absolute favorite shade throughout the entire summer, and I think it looks stunning on both your fingers and toes once you get a bit of a tan. “Lemon” is just the most beautiful electric yellow color, almost a soft neon shade, and it really turns up the volume to any of your summer outfits. Unfortunately they don’t have it in stock anymore at Gina Tricot because they tend to change up their shades pretty often, but if it comes back around next spring I will definitely stock up, because I love this nail polish to pieces!

Real Techniques Expert Face Brush (Find it on sale here! :D)

OMG! I have watched so many videos on YouTube where people rave about this brush and I finally caved and bought my own. And it is freaking amazing! I have used this every time I use liquid foundation and it applies the product like a dream! No streaks, no visible lines, just perfect coverage and a perfect complexion. It so easy to use, so easy to clean and it doesn’t soak up to much product. This is a product that is defiantly worth the hype, and right now it is on sale on Feeluniqe.com (link above) so you can get it at a discounted price with free international shipping! Score! :D

The 30 day abs challenge (More info here!)

I wrote a post about this in the beginning of the month, and I have absolutely been loving this workout! It’s really easy to just do 4 exercises from the comfort of your own home, no tools or equipment needed. The best thing about this is that you start out really slowly and then gradually work your way up as you go along, and it really gives results, both visually and in how much you are able to handle workout wise. Definitely give this a try if you want to tone up those abs! :) 


Toasted pumpkin seeds with sea salt

I mentioned this in my “How to stay on track with a healthy lifestyle” video, and I have been completely obsessed with these lately! Just toast them on medium heat in a nonstick pan and sprinkle some sea salt on top. The perfect healthy snack if you are in the mood for something salty, or as a topping on you salad!

Jason Castro (Music video here! :D)

This guy right here is what has been playing in my headphones this past month. Really girly, happy and positive music that makes me smile. All of the songs are just fell good songs and I am completely hooked. It’s not a new album by any means but it is new to me, and the song “Let’s just fall in love again” has definitely been my theme song this month. If you haven’t heard this song, the click this link to check it out on YouTube.

Random: Silver spray paint with chrome effect

Extremely random, I know, but a really cheap and effective way to turn any inexpensive, metal jewellery into the shade of your choice. It’s also a good way to spruce up old jewellery that you have lying around at home, just make sure to stick to the inexpensive stuff and not spray actual gold or silver.

These are all my favorites for the month of august! I hope you have enjoyed this post and please subscribe to my YouTube channel to show your support! :) What has been your favorite things throughout August? Let me know in the comments!

xo, Sanna

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