Friday, August 31, 2012

August Favorites 2012

It's been super quiet here on Pretty.Random.Things. this past month. I knew that it would be hard to blog while traveling, so basically, I just didn't even try. So, how was everyone's August? I can say, without a doubt, that this has been the busiest, most exhilarating month for me in a very very long time.

After traveling to almost a dozen amazing countries this summer, shopping everywhere and trying out new products, I had many favorites to choose from this month. Most of the clothes I bought on our trip, I haven't even worn yet, because it's mostly for fall and winter. But I'm sure they'll find their way into my future Favorites posts. Without further ado, here are my favorites for August.

Without this nifty Canon G12, I'm sure we would not have been able to take such beautiful photos on our travels. The Boyfriend and I decided to get a new camera right before we left, and we fell in love with this one. The Canon G12 is a great camera! I've always been a big fan on Canon, and it hasn't disappointed us. 

While on the cruise ship, I ran out of body wash and used it as an excuse to roam the shops on the ship. I picked up the Philosophy Vanilla Birthday Cake body wash, because it smelled the best. It can also be used as a shampoo or for bubble baths. I didn't try it on my hair though. This was my first product from Philosophy, but I'm sure it won't be my last.

I decided to try out a new foundation this month. I knew that my skin would get a lot darker on vacation, so I needed a darker shade. I opted for the Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation, as the price was reasonable and I didn't want to spend too much money on a foundation that I'd probably only be able to wear for a month or two. I can only say good things about it! It smells good, it gives my skin a nice, dewy finish and it stays on for at least 6 to 8 hours. I'm actually thinking of purchasing a shade lighter when my tan starts fading.

I can't tell you how many times I've read people raving about the candles at Bath & Body Works. Unfortunately, living in Asia, I've never been able to get my hands on these babies, until I went to Dubai. I absolutely adore these candles, and bought three which I brought back with me to Taiwan. I've been burning the Slatkin & Co Peach Bellini Scented Candle and I'm obsessed! The scent fills up my entire apartment, and it lingers for days even if I didn't burn it. I can't wait to try out the other two I got!

What is summer without the best bronzer in the world? Definitely worth all the hype, the NARS Laguna Bronzer has never failed me. This is one of those products that I'll probably repurchase for the rest of my life.

Out of all the shoes I bought on vacation, I think this pair of nude ballet flats from TOPSHOP has been my favorite. The leather is so soft, and they look so cute with shorts, skirts and skinny jeans. I also got them in black, which I'll probably wear more in fall and winter. Unfortunately, these shoes aren't available online anymore, but I linked to a similar pair from TOPSHOP.

So that's all, folks! What have you been loving this past month?



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