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Summer Standouts

August is over and that usually means that Summer is too...although it sure still does feel like Summer in Barbados. Since my last haul post I've gotten quite a few items; you can check out my keeks for full details. Here are a few new things I've tried that became fast favourites.

Maybelline Creamy Mattes

Gone are the days of the powdery 'Ruby Woo' esque matte lipstick formula. Today's iterations contain more silicone so there's no tugging on the lips but we get the same longevity. I had heard a lot of rave reviews about these Maybelline lipsticks before I bought them and as soon as I tried them I was a believer.

Hempz 'Vanilla Plum' Herbal Body Moisturizer

I've heard MakeupbyTiffanyD talk about Hempz moisturizers so much that when I saw this mini size in Bio Beauty my hand picked it up automatically. This particular scent smells amazing and the texture of the lotion is light yet very moisturizing.


Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster

I'm a huge fan of Vitamin C serums and treatments. Regular readers would have seen me rave about the Peter Thomas Roth Camu Camu line before. This Ole Henriksen serum leaves the skin less tacky/sticky feeling than the one from Peter Thomas Roth.

M.A.C 'Washeteria' LE

This was my first M.A.C cream polish purchase and I am surprisingly pleased with the formula



As I said on Instagram, if you love the smell of homemade mauby - wid de hard spice, cinnamon sticks and orange peel - you're gonna love this scent.

Bath & Body Works Gentle Foaming Hand Soap 'Jungle Passion Fruit'

Don't you just love when Bath & Body Works does special packaging for the seasonal scents? 'Jungle Passion Fruit' is described as "juicy pink passion fruit, pomegranate & sugar cane". It literally smells like something to eat.



Summer is the time when the highlighter products really come out to play. I've really enjoyed applying Bobbi Brown's 'Bronze Glow' with this fan brush because it's wispy enough yet not flimsy in the slightest.  

Bath & Body Works Home Concentrated Room Spray 'Island Margarita'

I guess you figured by now that I'm really into smell goods. Last year I bought a mini candle in this scent and I have been hooked eva since. I really like these room sprays because they're very potent...like don't walk into the room after you've sprayed it twice potent. I prefer the room sprays over the Wallflowers.


Let me know what products you've been loving recently in the comments :)

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