The Beauty Bag~August


I love reading these posts on other blogs, particularly Anna's over at Viviannadoesmakeup so here's a new series that just pulls a few thematic beauty products for the beginning of each month. August for me is a transition month. It's still hot but your nights may be a little cooler, you notice it slowly getting darker earlier, school is starting back up, and slowly but surely fall is beginning to creep in. These beauty bit's focus on perfect skin but holding on to that summer glow.

My first picks are primers, because for me to achieve the most flawless face a primer is necessary. Clarins Instant Smooth Perfect Touch is a magical little pot of gold. The texture is beautiful, a mix between a light cream and mousse, that glides onto the skin evening out everything in its path. Redness is diminished and pores are less noticeable. We can't really talk about flawless primers without giving a mention to Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer with SPF 15 (thanks for the suggestion Tamira!). Flawlessness in a little glass bottle. This is more mattifying and a little heavier than the Clarins but still a wonderful product. Since were on the topic of perfecting our base Origins CC cream in Medium to Dark is a new release but I have already fallen in love. A sheer lightweight product that some how still manages to give a little bit of coverage. Great for those still scorching hot days in August. Another option is Dior BB Cream in 004 it gives a semi-matte look to the skin which is on trend for fall' 13, great pick for those of us who don't want to go full on matte.

Now that skin has been perfected lets bring in the glow factor to let everyone know summer is not done with us yet. Sonia Kashuk Super Sheer Liquid Tint in Rose is a beautiful pinky red cheek color that gives your skin an all over radiance. Last but not least, long voluminous lashes. Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume mascara opens the eyes and makes your lashes look great! Flawless skin, glowy cheeks, and dolled up lashes makes for the perfect transition into fall.



  1. I have both the Clarins Instant Smooth Perfect Touch and the Origins CC cream ordered, and I can't wait for them to arrive even more now after this post :)

    1. Seriously ,let me know what you think of them once you receive!