Can you all believe that August is coming to an end already?!
I can’t believe that summer’s almost behind us as we move on into the cooler autumn days. Even though I’m going to miss the beaches, endless iced coffees and lemonades, and summer sunsets, I’m also super excited for falling leaves, toasty hot chocolates, and the string of holidays that are coming! 🙂
As with every month’s end, here’s another compilation of my favorites for this month! I hope you all enjoy, and let’s get started!
First on my list is Bath & Body Works’ Watermelon Lemon Mason Jar Candle. This candle has been my go-to at-home scent this season because there’s just something so refreshingly sweet about this candle that reminds me exactly of a hot summer day spent sipping lemonades while reading on the beach! 🙂 Now that summer’s almost over, I’m glad I still have this candle to bring back some memories of warmer days as we transition into the fall!
Up next is Clean & Clear’s Dual Action Moisturizer. Rather than using this on my face, I instead use it for my chest and back as both an acne treatment and moisturizer. Rather than breaking out on my face, I’ve always been more prone to acne on my chest and back, and once summer comes around, the hot weather always makes my condition worsen. Over the years, I’ve tried a lot of different treatments, but overall, I find Clean & Clear’s moisturizer to be the most effective because it’s not overly drying since it contains a moisturizer along with salicylic acid 🙂 A big plus – it’s so affordable and super easy to get since it’s sold at your local drugstore! I just apply about a quarter sized amount to my chest and back after I shower, and it’s really been helping my keep my condition under control this summer!
Following with another skincare product, I’ve been absolutely in love with Laneige’s Firming Sleeping Mask! Much like the Water Sleeping Pack, this overnight mask also leaves skin feeling refreshed, supple, and moisturized, but it also helps to minimize pores! 🙂 Contrary to its name, this mask’s “firming” effects are more geared towards the tightening of pores to make for more elastic and smoother looking skin. Summer’s weather is so hot and overbearing sometimes, and it makes us sweat a lot, meaning enlarged pores and even acne, but this mask has really been helping keep my skin under control. I’ve been using this almost every two days, and whenever I wake up, my skin looks so nice and healthy! 🙂
Up next, I’ve been absolutely obsessed with Crabtree & Evelyn’s Avocado Olive & Basil Ultra Moisturizing Hand Cream! 🙂 It’s my absolute favorite hand cream because it leaves my skin so soft, almost like a baby’s! With each use, my skin just becomes softer and softer, and it really helps heal the broken or cracked skin near the nails during this hot and dry summer 🙂 And a big plus – these smell so wonderful and feminine, yet light and refreshing! 🙂
Other than skincare, one of my favorites this month is Tiffany & Co.’s Return to Tiffany Heart Tag Bracelet. I’ve had this bracelet for about a year now, but I haven’t really worn it much. I’m trying to change that, though, by wearing it more often now 🙂 It’s really a beautiful and delicate piece of jewelry, and the sterling silver makes it such a versatile accessory. Dressed up or down, this bracelet would be the perfect embellishment to any outfit. Mine has a little customization, with an infinity sign engraved onto the back of the heart tag, which was done at Things Remembered. If you’re looking to make any jewelry pieces more personal, you can always bring it into Things Remembered for some engraving, and it’s not that expensive either! 🙂
Finally, my favorite read for the month is The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (). One of her most popular novels, Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale is a dystopian story that explores issues related to power, gender, and religious politics. This book, though published in 1985, is such a bone-chillingly accurate portrayal of the modern day feminists’ nightmare, and it’s such a good read. I’ve been a fan of Margaret Atwood’s writing since my university days, and this book by her definitely does not disappoint! A good read for anyone looking for something more vivid and terrifying!
That sums up my favorites for this month! I hope I provided some useful reviews for you all! What were some of your favorites this month? 🙂