Beauty 101: July’s Must Haves

As I’ve recently made over my site, I’ve come up with some genius ideas as well. Do I have any other kind of idea? Really.

I am a fan of the revolving post. My Friday Favorites, Sunday Style Inspiration, Purchased and Wear Me posts are all ones that rotate weekly. Because I do a “favorites” post every week I don’t really see the point in regurgitating it again as a monthly favorites type deal. Instead I figured I’d hit you up with a Monthly Must Have’s (just call me Dr. Seuss). These’ll come at you in 2 forms. Beauty and Fashion. I don’t want to be the one to make you overdose, plus both categories deserve their own glory.

With that being said, I have no need to explain myself any further. These’ll do it all on their own.

(PS – I know there’s only 11 days left in July – step off)

Long by Valery Joseph Brilliance Hair Perfecting Oil $45/BarneysNewYork


A God send for nasty ass frizzy hair in 95 degree weather, especially when you’re in the midst of already sweating your face off. Valery Joseph is a high end NYC salon with a blow dry bar in Barney’s Madison Ave flagship store. This new line is created with long haired women in mind. This stuff contains smart keratin – which actually finds the sh*ttiest parts of your hair and heals them with organic baobab oil, artichoke leaf extract & rice protein. You get defined waves/curles, and no frizz flat outs. Now your selfie will contain a strategically placed ice cream cone with perfect placed strands. I dealt with the hair, you deal with the filter.

Coast to Coast Ultra Gentle Eye Makeup Remover $25/


If you don’t already know – I swear by Philosophy’s Purity. It has never let me down. Even on nights when I can barely open my mouth to brush my teeth. A dime sized amount slapped onto your face is all you need. Mask on, mask off. BUT If you’re looking for something more focused on removing Sephora’s whole line of waterproof, 24/7 eye liner and mascara then this is better suited for you.  One swipe and even the most stubborn eye product glides right off.  Farewell to raccoon face.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit $40/ (2 per customer)


I recently posted on contouring like a Kardashian, and I wish I had included this kit in your arsenal line up. I am in awe. These shades are so universally flattering. The perfect pairings for creating a more chiseled nose, jawline, and cheekbone. It’s almost always sold out for a damn good reason. The fine selection of powders are buildable and blendable, in an almost obscene way.  6 different removable shades that can be used for contouring pretty much every part of your face. Oh, and you can use them as eye shadow too. Whaaaaat. Anastasia for President.

NARS Dual Intensity Eye Shadow in Andromeda $29/


A kitten-esque candle lit shadow is perfect for long summer nights. It doesn’t crease and it compliments pretty much every single shade you want to pair with it.


Yes To Coconut Facial Wipes $6/


This line includes the most delectable want to put in your mouth scents. They just came out with coconut lotions, body scrubs, hair products and now facial wipes.  I know many facial wipes are either non scented or mildly scented because they’re not meant to be a pro in stimulating your nasal passage. I believe these do these perform the exact opposite. Ahh-mazing.

reVive Light Therapy $69/


Okay so I have a nice little routine for makeup removal and prep. Neither of them include radiating my skin with infrared beams. I am blessed with good genes and I hope this statement continues to stay legit. Either way, this new product minimizes wrinkles and smooths out discoloration for those that are really into lighting sh*t up and spending hoards doing it. It’s affordable and anything that decreases trips to the dermatologist or salon, and subsequently trips where you have to go through the process of putting on pants and a bra sound pretty good to me.

L’Occitane Roses et Reines $24/


Ugh heck yeah. I adore the scent of rose probably more than your 88 year old grandma. I will layer myself in it with pretty much any and every product available. I love smelling like a senior center on Saturday night. No offense. I’m actually not kidding. L’Occitane’s new Roses et Reines collection includes 4 different combinations of the rose aroma. These bath salts have been hyped up and I can’t wait to fill up a tub, grab my reading glasses and call it a night. Available July 30th.

GlamGlow Powermud Dualcleanse Treatment $69/


If you weren’t already possessed by the current GlamGlow products, they’ve just introduced a game changer. Perfect for those that don’t have time to encase themselves in masks and other treatments.  This treatment cuts through a heavy makeup application faster than an asshole in a border lineup. The mud to oil formula is deep cleansing, the  OILXER compound is non greasy & fast absorbing and the CLAYTOX gives off a gentle detoxifying cleanse. I can’t wait to use this stuff.

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Mademoiselle $45/


If you haven’t already tried the Nuxe body oil, save it and make the purchase on this limited edition bottle. It’s a divine combo of almond, macadamia and hazelnut oils. I like it because it’s a multi – use product for hair, body and face. I hate having to use funds on pretty much the same product hawked for different areas of your body.

Philosophy Purity Made Simple Mask $25/


I feel that I shouldn’t have to further explain my obsession with this brand. The fact that this new product has been introduced and just the thought of purchasing it and using it has wiped out the need to engage in any other pleasurable task this weekend is a true testament. It’s a 2 minute exfoliater, cleanser and moisturizer. HOW ARE YOU NOT TURNED ON?!?

NARS 3.1 Philip Lim Collection Polish $20/


Holy sh*t. I need this in my life. The colors are so vibrant and the new formula dries insanely fast. It applies smooth, doesn’t even require a second coat and is chip free. I will pay up to $100 for a formula that makes declarations of love like that. And what’s best is that this formula isn’t just a part of the new Lim collection, it’s more so a part of the new and improved NARS line that just launched (post up sooner than I can wipe the drool off my chin).

Lush Cosmetics Parsley Porridge Soap $8/


This is the best thing for when you are in denial about acne, bacne, or unsightly blemishes wherever else you are prone to accumulating them (I’m not asking, I don’t want to know). Lush soaps are infamous for their concoctions and their physical appearance.  It’s like a doctor in a hideous lab coat on the inside and Cher Horowitz on the outside. Best. Combo. Ever. This one contains tea tree oil and thyme, which are key for executing acne.  Oh, and ground porridge that exfoliates skin and keeps pores from getting clogged and nasty.  And because it’s Lush and they’re hipster like that.

Sephora Luster Matte Long Wear Lip Color $16/


I’ve never been a fan of lip glosses, frosts, or anything glisten-ey because I feel they don’t contain the color and longevity I look for. I can’t wait to try these and review. I am a sucker for a matte lipstick that doesn’t cake your lips and this new one from Sephora boasts a lightweight, creamy formula with rose hip seed oil that prevents just that. No cracking, no fading, and no embarrassing questioning of your makeup application skills. This shade is Electra – Pink. Done.

If you purchase anything off the wishlist I’d love to hear your thoughts. I’ll pretend to care, I promise.




4 thoughts on “Beauty 101: July’s Must Haves

    • I don’t know what it is! I think it’s because I’ve revamped my site honestly. You know when you get tired of something you’ve had forever (I mean, not all the time but you know what I mean…) like you hate your room because it’s the same old room, or you hate your face because it’s the same old face and you just need something new to spice sh*t up? I think that’s what did it. Now I’m heading over and making myself comfy. I hope you have something new for me. Blog post wise, you don’t have to get me presents. But if you insist….

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