August 2017 Favorites

Hi everyone! How is it already September?! The months definitely fly by when you stay busy. I’d tell you what I’ve been up to lately but honestly… it’s the same as every other month. Just a lot of work, preparing for grad school apps, and trying to socialize with the minimal time I have. There hasn’t been a lot of new and exciting things going on so let’s move on to my August 2017 favorites!

August 2017 Favorites

August 2017 Favorites

Elephante – Closer

I was recently introduced to Elephante‘s music and “Closer (Feat. Bishøp)” instantly became a favorite song. I’ve had it on repeat all month. Just listen to the song and you’ll find out why!

L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara

Too Faced Better Than Sex vs. L'Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise

I recently did an original vs. dupe post where I compared the Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara to L’Oreal’s Voluminous Lash Paradise mascara. SPOILER ALERT: I thought the L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise mascara was way better than the original. I love that it provides length, volume, and curl. I’ve been wearing the mascara lately and I’ll definitely be restocking in the near future.

Valentia Night Revive Retinol Serum

Valentia Night Revive Retinol Serum Product Review

I recently rediscovered Valentia’s Night Revive Retinol Serum. Now that I’m in my late 20’s, I figured it’s time to step up my skincare routine. I’ve been using the retinol serum every other day and I can definitely see a difference overnight. I apply the serum before my moisturizer and I wake up with softer, smoother skin. I can’t wait to see more results over time!

Mario Badescu Rosewater Facial Spray

Mario Badescu Rosewater Facial Spray: Product Review

Another product I recently rediscovered in August was the Mario Badescu Rosewater Facial Spray. During the summertime, temperatures can go well over 100 degrees. Facial spray is an absolute essential for staying cool and freshening up. The Mario Badescu Rosewater Facial Spray is my favorite because it smells lovely and refreshes my skin. I always keep it in my bag wherever I go. I wouldn’t be able to survive the summer without it!

Jose’s Taco Shop

August 2017 Favorites | Jose's Taco Shop

A few weeks ago, I went out to celebrate my friend’s birthday. None of us had eaten yet so we stopped for some tacos before going to the bar. My friend took us to a hole in the wall called Jose’s Taco Shop. Much to my surprise, the tacos tasted exactly like street tacos you’d get from a truck! What’s even better is their full bar of toppings you can choose and add yourself. I’ll definitely be going back!

What were some of your August 2017 favorites?

Let me know in the comments!

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Valerie Nguyen

Valerie. 28. California girl with insatiable wanderlust. Bookkeeper by day, fangirl by night. Beauty editor for MagickGal. Shameless foodie and retail therapist.

5 thoughts on “August 2017 Favorites

    1. I’m glad it’s been working so well for you! My problem is that I’m so impatient. I can’t wait to see my skin improve!!

      You should definitely try the Mario Badescu facial spray. It smells lovely and it’s only $7-8! Such a steal.

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      1. I know what you mean, I’m impatient as well lol. But you’ll see results don’t worry! 🙂

        I think I saw it on the Ulta 21 days of beauty sale for that price I totally want to try buying it!!!!

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