I can’t believe we are in August already, the summer is almost over! I hope you’ve all been well. My summer hasn’t been completely canceled, I’ve been able to do a little bit of traveling (posts coming soon!) and for that I’m grateful! Today, I wanted to share my July Beauty Favorites with you all. The list of favorites isn’t too long as I didn’t buy many new items this month but there were a few standout products of the month that I simply couldn’t put down. Let’s get into it!
+Caudalie Makeup Removing Cleansing Oil – New to me, I love this oil cleanser and use it in the first step of my double cleansing routine. It removes my makeup effortlessly and my skin feels super soft afterwards. I have combination skin and I haven’t had any problems using this product. If you prefer an oil to a cleansing balm I highly suggest you give this a try!
+Jacqs Revitalizing Face Toner with CoQ10 + Hibiscus – If you’re looking for a new toner I’ve got one for you. I’ve been using this toner since I ordered in June and I really love it! I’m always looking for products to boost and radiate my skin, so when I came across this toner on Instagram I wanted to try it. The company also states that the natural vitamin C, CoQ10 and Rose Geranium, encourages cellular regeneration! Since I’ve been using it, I do feel like my skin is more radiant and glowing. I don’t feel like my face is dry and tight after using this which can sometimes occur with a harsh toner. I like to spray it directly onto my skin – one pump is good – and pat it in gently all over the face and neck. I only wish it came in a bigger bottle!
Oh and the company is Black Owned and the products are vegan, organic and cruelty free!
+Black Girl Sunscreen – I posted about this on my Instagram and also in this post, but it’s definitely fitting to mention it here seeing as though we are in the middle of summer. This is a great sunscreen and worth the purchase. It’s very lightweight, non-greasy and doesn’t leave an ashy cast on the skin. It melts like a dream onto the skin like a luxurious lotion. Much nicer than many of the sunscreens I’ve tried.
**Also a Black Owned Brand
+The Lip Bar Fresh Glow and Bronzer Duo – I have the shade Just Got Paid and will be ordering the shade Double Date soon as mentioned here (it’s still out of stock)! This is a stacked two-layer compact with a bronzer on the top and a complimentary blush on the bottom. It’s so easy and perfect for summertime makeup – giving that glow we all love in the hot months. The compact has also been perfect for travel as it’s easy to pack and you have two products in one!
*Also a Black Owned Brand
+Origins Out of Trouble 10-minute mask– This mask has been working overtime this month! I love this mask for helping keep my skin clear and fight off any budding breakouts before they happen. I’ve found it a necessity especially now that wearing face masks is mandatory when out, this helps keep my skin in check and prevent the dreaded ‘maskne’ (acne from face masks). I don’t use it on any set schedule, just when I think I need it. It does a great job at not only preventing breakouts but if you use it at the first signs of a breakout it will shorten the life of your pimple.
So that’s all I have for my July Favorites, there weren’t many products to list but trust me they are some good ones!
Tell me, do you see any favorites listed here or any you’ve wanted to try? Let me know in the comments!