July 2014 Beauty Favorites

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Another month has gone by and I'm that much closer to starting school again (summer has passed by so quickly!). This month's beauty favorites have been focusing on the basics, my eyebrows, skin, and my lashes with a bit in for my nails. I've been teetering away from bright colors as the summer wanes away and want to focus on getting a clean polished look. 
july 2014 favorites

Benefit Porefessional (Affiliate)

With the summer season, my oily skin has been doing a number on my pores. I've been using the Porefessional recently to act as a primer over foundation and to obscure the acne scarring and pores. If you have any enlarged pores on your skin, you definitely need to check this out. I prefer this under foundation because it somehow breaks down whatever foundation I have underneath.

Butter London The Old Bill

The Old Bill is a classic copper nail polish with a hint of bronze to it. The shade really differs depending on the lighting. Combining this with the CND Vinylux Top Coat means I can get a week's worth of wear without chipping.

NYX Eyebrow Gel in Blonde and Brunette. 

I purchased Brunette first (review here) and then decided to pick up Blonde later to mix in with Brunette. I like mixing half and half of both shades to get a lighter ashy brown. It's a bit high maintenance but I love the look and wear that the eyebrow gel gives me.

Koko Lashes in Koko

I discovered Koko Lashes from a facebook group catering to makeup artists and makeup enthusiasts. Someone mentioned that Koko Lashes were/are very similar to the lashes by House of Lashes and when I went to PHAMExpo, I encountered them at LadyMoss. I got a few different pairs but my favorite pair is the Koko style (which I swear is similar or the same style as the House of Lashes Pixie Luxe) and best thing was that these only retail for $5.99.

Paula's Choice 2% BHA Gel (affiliate link)


Again with the oily skin troubles. I was previously using an AHA product to deal with some post-acne pigmentation but the summer exacerbated my acne so I decided to transition over to a BHA gel. I had heard such great reviews for the Paula's Choice BHA Gel plus it's the right pH (always vital when looking for skincare) and my skin has been positively glowing. 


These were all my favorites for July, what were some products that you loved during the month?

Disclaimer: The Paula's Choice link is a referral link that gives you $10 off your order and $10 for me if you decide to use it. The Benefit link is an affiliate link that gives me commission based off your use of the link. Feel free to use a nonreferral link!

22 comments

  1. I have to try that brow gel.

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  2. That butter London polish is gorgeous!

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  3. The Butter polish is pretty.

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  4. I need to start looking into PC for my dry skin needs.

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  5. I have to try NYX eyebrow gel

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  6. I want to try that eyebrow gel now. I've stuck to the same product forever, but now I want to try out something new. And I've been using Benefit's Porefessional as a primer underneath my foundation as well. It really helps minimize the look of my pores and keeps my makeup from melting in the Texas heat!

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  7. i want to try that brow stuff for real!

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  8. I have been loving the professional

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  9. I loooooooove those Koko Lashes - thanks to you!

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  10. I'm curious about the NYX gel. I know Phyrra's been loving it, too. Love Paula's Choice, I use the 4% weekly resurfacer.

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  11. I need to try that NYX gel. I've been really into that formula lately.

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  12. Those brow gels sound cool. I'd like to try them.

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  13. It looks fantastic on you, I can't pull off the darker colors but I think it contrasts beautifully on your skin

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  14. I think they have samples of most of their products so you should hopefully find something nice for you!

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  15. Seriously, the porefessional has been fabulous for my enlarged pores on my cheeks

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  16. The eyelashes look/looked fabulous on you!

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  17. I bought one of the brow gels recently but I haven't tried it out yet! Glad you like it!

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  18. Have you tried using the brow gels as eyeshadow bases? The colors are pretty nice and since they don't rub off easily, I thought they could work in that capacity. I'm pretty happy with my eyebrow "system", but if they work as eyeshadow bases I would definitely purchase them for that use. Just curious. :)

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