august wrap-up + favorites

Hello & welcome back! How are you?

August has been a really good month for me. Soccer started, I’ve been getting ready for school, plus my birthday was on the 26th! (I’m officially 14, people. I don’t feel any different so there you have it.) Since I’ve had some time away from blogging, I’ve had a lot of time to think about how I really want my blog to be.


I recently received a new camera as a gift from my grandmother (if you’re reading this: thank you so much), so I’ll be doing a lot more photography posts. (Stay tuned!)

I really want to start doing more minimalistic posts, and start sharing some moments & pictures of different things that have inspired me and hopefully will inspire all of you too! I want my blog to become more meaningful. I want my posts to be well thought out and inspirational.

Thank you for sticking with me as my blog continues to grow and change, I really appreciate it! Anyway, let’s finally get into the post, shall we?


My first favorite from August are these lovely makeup brushes! I received this set on my birthday and I’ve been loving the brushes so far. I’ve only had them for a few days but I’ve been using them like crazy and practicing different makeup techniques.


The air is getting crisp and cool, and you know what that means: bring out the candles. I’ve been loving this sweet peony candle, but I recently traded it out for an apple cider candle to get myself in the fall mood! There’s nothing better than a cool evening with a good book, a warm sweater, and a candle.


I decided to try out the L’oreal Voluminous Carbon Black mascara (let’s be honest, I only bought it for the packaging), and I actually really like it! Of course, my favorite mascara will always be the Maybelline Great Lash, but this one comes pretty close. I have blond eyelashes, which means I don’t have eyelashes at all unless I wear dark mascara. This mascara has made my eyelashes so dark and voluminous–I would definitely buy it again, it’s pretty inexpensive too!


When it comes to drugstore makeup, Maybelline is my favorite brand, so it’s no surprise that I love their eyeshadow palette. I’ve been eyeing this palette for a while, and finally decided to buy it. I’m so glad I did!  I don’t like my eyes to be too dark (it doesn’t look good with my skin color), so this palette is perfect. The eyeshadow looks natural and feminine, and the palette has a good blend of fancy shades and neutral shades. I love it!

That just about wraps it up. As always, thank you for sticking with my blog & reading.



40 thoughts on “august wrap-up + favorites

  1. Aww, great post! It was really nice to read it!
    Happy (late) birthday!! Now you’re in my age, ha ha 😉
    I’m looking forward your next interesting posts…
    Have a lovely evening!

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  2. Happy Belated Birthday! Love you and your blog! My friend has that palette and she loves it too:)

    Hmm, I have the carbon black mascara and I actually don’t like it, it’s flaky and chunky on my lashes. But I did buy the waterproof one so maybe that’s what’s different? Idk. Glad it’s working for you, though!

    I can’t wait for some photography posts! Out of curiosity, what camera is it? 🙂

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    1. Aww thank you so much! And ooh I’m glad she likes it too, it’s a great palette. I’m sorry to hear you don’t like the mascara! Maybe it is different because of the waterproof, I’m not sure, but the one I have is a little flaky. And thank you, I’m excited to post them! It’s a Canon Rebel camera–not sure what version it is. She gave me a few lenses to attach to it as well, so I’m super excited to do some photoshoots and share my photos with all of you!

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  3. Woot Woot! I am excited for you upcoming posts about minimalism. That is something that I have become interested in as well! I hope your fashion posts still continue!

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