How is it the first week of September already?! This summer flew by and so many great memories were made. I have tried so many new products, read new books and found new favourites since my June post. Now let’s get into my July & August favourites!
Soul Sparks Podcast
If you follow my page ‘Seas the Day’ on Facebook you would see I constantly share posts from my favourite Instagram account called @wearesoulsparks by Kristin Lohr. I LOVE all her content and was super excited when she came out with her own podcast. I have listened to all 15 of her 45-1 hr ish podcasts over the past 2 months. These are great to listen to while driving or exercising.
L’Oréal True Match Lumi Foundation
After hearing Jaclyn Hill (YouTube famous makeup artist) rave about the Lumi foundations being her all time favourite drug store foundation, I ran out and got it. I had been using the same foundation for years which is a great full coverage foundation but is not great for my skin type. My skin is so dry that I should not be using a matte finish foundation. Of course I learn this years later when I could have been spending half the price on a foundation that actually works for my skin.
I first bought the L’Oréal True Match Lumi Cushion foundation and it made my skin look so good but only lasted about 4-5 weeks. After running out of the Lumi Cushion I bought the L’Oréal True Match Lumi in the bottle to see if it gave the same results and it did except I think the cushion was a tad bit more glowy on the skin. If you are looking for a good foundation I highly recommend these for an affordable foundation option that make your skin glow and look healthy.
Tarte Shape Tape Concealer
I had been wanting to try this concealer for over a year but I kept putting it off because of the shipping. In July the Tarte website had a free shipping promo and I finally got my hands on this baby. This concealer is heavy duty but blends out flawlessly and can cover anything! This has been a lifesaver for my skin this summer!
Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Color
I love the look of matte lipsticks but they never look good on me because of my dry lips. I was researching matte lipsticks that aren’t drying and read a lot of great reviews on this Revlon one. This does not dry my lips at all and doesn’t go on matte but turns matte after about 10 minutes. It also has pretty good staying power but isn’t fully transfer proof. I did the coffee cup test and there was a small amount of transfer. I am in love with this shade called ‘seduction’, the perfect everyday colour.
I love the Kayla Itsines workout programs and have been using them for 3 full years. The ‘BBG Stronger’ was released at the beginning of the summer and focuses more on weights than the previous guide. I wanted to wait at least 12 weeks before giving my opinion and I’m currently on week 14. I love this program and it gave me the motivation to keep up with my workouts the whole summer which usually does not happen. If you love the original BBG program then give the BBG Stronger a chance! Follow the link below for more info and a 7 day free trial.