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Thursday, September 11, 2014

August Favorites 2014

Hello everyone! I am so sorry about my extended absence! Things have been super hectic in my life lately. I started my junior year of college, and starting the first day of classes, we were thrown assignments, projects, and homework non-stop! And to make things a little bit more stressful, I finally quit my horrid job as a hostess at a local Mexican food restaurant. Unfortunately, this means that I have to pay close attention to my bank account so I don't overspend. On the bright side, I did just get a wonderful tutoring job that pays well and gives me the perfect amount of hours that I need to keep up with my crazy spending habits. Yay!

Well enough about my busy life, let's get on to some of the products I have tried and loved this August! Since August is a stress filled month, most of my products have to deal with relieving and managing stress.

My first favorite of the month is my Klorane Laboratories extra gentle dry shampoo with oat milk. I find when I get super stressed out, and I try to make my hair last two days without washing, it tends to get a tad greasy. Even though the grunge look is back in, I'm not very comfortable with my grown out roots looking shiny and oily while out in public. This travel sized dry shampoo is one of the products I received in my August Ipsy glam bag. I first was a bit weary about getting this product, seeing as I never tried a dry shampoo prior to receiving this sample (not to fret, I did use baby powder to keep me from looking like a grungy mess.) This product absolutely changed my life! Which is probably why I used it all up in the first week of having it...

The next product I fell in love with this month is my Maybelline's Dream Pure BB Cream to help hide and treat stress related acne. It's the first BB cream I have ever tried, and I knew that my acne prone skin should probably use something that is made to help treat the acne and not irritate acne and clog pores. I find that before I started using this product, my makeup would not cover my acne all day and my face would end up looking shiny at the end of a 100 degree day here in AZ. If any of you are looking to try out a new BB cream, I would definitely test this one out!

The second to last product that I would like to share with you all is Wet n Wild's Wild Shine nail polish in the color Caribbean Frost, you might have seen this polish in my dollar store haul. I absolutely LOVE this color! It's a funky blue-green that is the perfect transition color from summer to fall. I find that when I'm paining my nails, I am de-stressing from everything that is going on in my hectic life.

The very last item I HAVE to share with you guys is my new Lilly Pulitzer planner! This is my #1 go to book for school that allows me to manage all of my appointments, assignments, exams, and extracurricular activities and keep me from stressing about a forgotten assignment the night before it is due (I have had wayyyy too many of those forgotten assignments in the past.) This planner is an absolute life saver! If you or anyone you know is looking for the perfect school or life planner, I would definitely recommend checking out the Lily Pulitzer website to find one in a style and size that suits you!

Thank you all for reading my super long post about a few products I tried out during the month of August! If you have any similar favorites, or have some products that you absolutely love and would recommend, please let me know below! I am very curious to see what you all have been loving lately.

Until next time! x

-The Sophisticated Shopper


  1. I absolutely LOVE the Maybelline Dream Fresh BB cream! I have problems with pimples and blemishes as well, and it is very difficult to find a product that lasts all day while also being good for your skin. I also love your Lilly Pullitzer agenda - the pattern is so cute! You just gained a new follower :)


    1. Isn't the BB cream amazing?! I now never go a day without using it! And thank you! I love it too! It's the only thing keeping me from going crazy at school :) Thank you very much for following! I will definitely follow back! x

  2. Love that necklace! So pretty!

    ~ Mikéla Davelyn ~