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4 End-of-Summer Beauty Favorites

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August beauty favorites

Can you believe it’s already September?! Fall is almost here, but I have a few beauty favorites from the month of August that I wanted to share with all of you. It’s a mix of old favorites that I found while packing up to go back to college and some new products, too. I even rediscovered a nail polish that I seriously think I wore for six months straight!

Without further ado, here are my four end-of-summer makeup, nail, hair, and perfume favorites. Read on to learn what they are:

Essie Nail Lacquer in Hors D’oeuvres

Essie's Hors D’oeuvres
$8.49 at Target

This might actually be the most beautiful silver and gold glitter polish I have ever seen. Like I said earlier, I came across Essie’s Hors D’oeuvres nail polish in an old box from a college move-out, and was so happy to find it  – I thought I lost it! This polish is just so pretty. I normally wear it on its own, because I think the color is unique enough that it doesn’t need anything under it.

However, it looks especially stunning over top of a navy or forest green polish, or even a really light beige just to make it stand out more. This polish also has amazing staying power, and, since the glitter flecks are pretty small, it’s not too difficult to remove. I love this nail polish, and feel so New Year’s-esque when I wear it!

Garnier Fructis Style Sleek Finish 5-in-1 Serum Spray

Garnier fructis style sleek finish 5 in 1 serum spray
$5 at Walmart

I am the biggest fan of the scent of Garnier hair products. I’ll admit it… I’ve purchased their hairspray just so I can spray it on my hair and make it smell awesome! However, this does a lot more than just smell awesome. This is a winner of a product. It’s basically a BB cream for your hair. I spray this on my hair as a finisher after I’m done styling it. I love how it adds shine and just improves the overall look of my hair.

It doesn’t make hair look greasy or too shiny, but instead provides just enough shine so that my hair looks healthy. And for the price? I won’t even feel bad if I spray this on my hair a bit more than I should because it smells that good.

Elizabeth and James Nirvana White Perfume

Elizabeth and James nirvana perfume
$22 to $75 at Sephora

I LOVE this perfume! I am borderline obsessed with it. I’ve been wearing the scent since May, and I am not even close to tired of it. Back in June, Sephora was giving away mini rollerball sizes of this as a 100-point Beauty Insider perk, plus I already owned a regular rollerball, and I just recently bought the 1.0 oz size of this! However, the perfume lasts a long time, and you don’t need to use a lot.

Elizabeth and James is Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s high-end fashion brand, and although I’m not always their biggest fan, I am extremely happy with this perfume. According to the description, its smell is “a captivating blend of delicate peony, chic muguet, and tender musk for a feminine scent with dark sophistication.”

This perfume is a feminine scent that isn’t too loud or musk-y, so it’s not specific to one season. You can wear it year-round. Give this a smell at your local Sephora. You won’t be disappointed!

Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani bella eyes
$3.99 at

Gel? Powder? Gel powder? You’re probably just as confused as I was. Milani’s new Bella Eyes eyeshadows start as a gel, then dry to a powder after they’re applied. Basically, these are awesome. The color goes on in one stroke, and can be applied with a brush or your finger. They’re so easy to use! There are also 30 shades to choose from and the staying power is fantastic.

Some of the shades are vegan, so make sure to check the packaging if you are interested in purchasing a vegan shade. The one shown above is a light shimmery beige called “Bella Sand,” and it’s my personal favorite of the bunch. Definitely check these out. I’ve seen them at Walgreens and CVS, as well!

What do you think?

What were your favorite August/late summer beauty products? Have you tried any of these products? Would you like to see more posts like this? Remember to tell us your thoughts by leaving a comment!

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Fabulous Find of the Week: Target Printed Pants


Printed pants are one of my favorite summer-to-fall transition pieces, so for this week’s Fabulous Find, I’m featuring a pair that would look just as great in the classroom as they would on a night out.

These Target printed trousers have an abstract design that features many fall-appropriate hues, like dark blue and burgundy, which means it’s easy to mix-and-match them with a multitude of different tops. The best part? These pants ring in at under $20, so you won’t have to break the bank to test out this trendy fall look.

Simply scroll down to check out this Fab Find, as well as three cute ways to wear printed pants this fall:

The Pants:

Target printed trousers
Printed Soft Tapered Pant – $19.99 at Target

Outfit Inspiration

If you like these trendy and budget-friendly pants, then you’re going to love the outfits we put together for inspiration. Read on to find out three stylish ways to wear this week’s Fabulous Find:

Outfit #1

Target printed pants, muscle tee, mesh jacket, flats
Product Info: Pants- Target, Top- Mango, Shoes- ModCloth, Jacket- Forever 21, Rings- ASOS, Headband- Nasty Gal

For a laid-back look with an edgy twist, rock these printed trousers with a light red graphic muscle tee. Slip on a super-trendy mesh jacket and a pair of pointy-toe black flats. Accessorize with several sleek silver rings, then incorporate mixed metals with this cool multi-colored chain headband.

Outfit #2

Target printed pants, short sleeve sweater, loafers
Product Info: Pants- Target, Top- H&M, Bag- Charming Charlie, Necklace- BaubleBar, Shoes- Topshop, Lipstick- Barneys

Create a prim and polished yet still stylish outfit for class by wearing this Fab Find with a cozy short-sleeved sweater. Grab a pair of menswear-inspired loafers and a sophisticated tasseled satchel. For an on-trend touch, accessorize with a jeweled statement necklace, then apply a pretty rose-colored lipstick to complete the look.

Outfit #3

Target printed pants, halter blouse, bronze sandals
Product Info: Pants- Target, Top- Aritzia, Earrings- Boohoo, Nail Polish- Essie, Shoes- Nine West

Dress these pants up for a fun night out by wearing them with a cropped black halterneck blouse. Strappy bronze sandals keep the trendy vibe going, as do these ultra-glam earrings. Finish with a coat or two of a deep red nail polish.

Your thoughts?

What do you think of this week’s Fabulous Find? Would you buy these Target pants? Which look is your favorite? How would you wear printed pants? Remember to leave a comment below and tell us what you think!

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Would You Wear… Clear Framed Glasses?


Product Information: Nasty Gal, Shopbop, ASOS

Breaking news from the land of Geek Chic: clear framed glasses are a thing. Run, skip, hop on a sailboat – do anything but walk to get a pair of your own. Whether you have 20/20 vision or are nearly blind is of no matter when it comes to this trend. If you don’t want to invest in a prescription pair of your own, there is no shame in owning fashion glasses.

There’s also no need to make this trend your everyday specs if you aren’t sold on them. A pair of clear frames would be great option if you want to switch up your glasses game occasionally. Interested in budget-friendly styles? Look no further, we’ve picked out three of our favorite clear framed glasses.

Left to Right: 1 – Amazon, 2 – Coastal, 3 – Warby Parker

What do you think of clear frame specs?

Do you love these bold glasses as much as we do? Would you wear these every day or only to switch up your look? Do you ever wear non-prescription glasses? Leave us a comment below because we are dying to know your thoughts!

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