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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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38 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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