That’s right! It’s birthday month. Every year this month, I celebrate and take out time for myself. Whether it is a nice day at the spa resting up, or not worrying about splurging for myself, I take full advantage of this month by indulging!
Here are some of my favorite items that I’ve indulged in.
I’m starting to believe that a good lipstick can make or break an outfit/look. I’ve noticed how many women of the Indian subcontinent lean towards darker, more brown tones for lipsticks. I’m the opposite at least until the fall and winter seasons. I love the bright pinks, the hot fiery reds and the bold magentas and burgundy tones. Anything to brighten up my face!
Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in Punjab makes me feel like I’m well rested and that I’ve got the best skin in the world. It’s light and refreshing while it covers my slight imperfections. I’ve ranted and raved about this foundation for many months. It’s definitely my favorite go-to foundation for taking pictures and for social gatherings.
It’s been a hot minute since I’ve bought an eye shadow palette. The last one I got was the Urban Decay Smokey palette last year. I’m still using that but this time around I wanted some more shades for the fall. I finally broke down and ended up getting the Smashbox Matte Exposure palette. It’s got the perfect shades for this fall season from mauve to deep purples, I’ve been using this palette like crazy.
This month I splurged on a present for myself. I haven’t bought a fun bag in a while and I definitely didn’t have one in this burgundy plum color. I’ve been loving the options that Michael Kors has out right now. Plus I scored this beauty at TJ Maxx for only $99!
Have I ever told you guys how much I love makeup? By now I’m sure you realize that I am obsessed with Urban Decay products, most especially their Naked palettes.
The packaging is gorgeous! It’s a thick plastic casing that looks like it captured the smoke. Very beautiful in my opinion.
My favorite things about this palette is the range of colors. It’s not just a dark palette. I wear the light brown colors on a daily basis and the dark colors for nights out in town.
The color payoff is just what you expect from Urban Decay. This is actually one swipe with no pressure. As you can see below I didn’t take a lot off from the palette!
I’ve been playing with these colors all month and hopefully I’ll get to do a blog post on the looks.
My IPSY bag this month was really nice as well. I got a lipstick in a gorgeous pink shade. I’ve been wearing it on a near-daily basis. I also got a tarte bronzer! The shade is perfect for my complexion and I’ve been using it for day time contouring. I haven’t gotten a chance to try out the Eva.Nyc dry shampoo yet but I’ve heard really good things about it, and the other products from this brand are of good quality so I’m sure I can expect great things from it.
Two brands that I received and didn’t really care for was the chap stick from Jersey Shore Sun and the OFRA eye shadow. The chap stick seems like it was an after thought and that they ran out of products so they tossed it in the bag. I can use the eye shadow as a highlighter and the color pay off was subtle enough to do so, but I don’t have a Z-palette or something I can just snap this eye shadow into so it would be kind of difficult to use in my makeup bag.
I can’t wait for my August bag just to see what goodies I get to try from IPSY
I’m so excited! My August Glam Bag is on the way!
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