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July Favorites: New Beauty + Skincare Products

I’m sharing some of the beauty and skincare products I got this month! Some I bought myself and some were gifted but they are all items I’m excited about!

Beauty + Skincare Favorites

ILIA Beauty

I’d heard of this clean beauty brand before but it wasn’t until I was doing research for this post that I looked into the brand. I loved everything I saw – from the packaging to the multi-purpose products – so when ILIA was offering a Makeup Kit with a collection of their favorites I bought it right away!

Clean Makeup from ILIA, super serum skin tint, mascara, lip tint, on a vintage jewelry dish

I’ve been trying out the Limitless Lash Mascara, Multi-Stick for Lips + Cheek in Lady Bird, Liquid Light Serum Highlighter, and their new Lip Tint from the Hello, Clean Makeup Bag. I loved everything so much I bought their super popular Super Serum Skin Tint. I’m very loyal to my It Cosmetics CC+ Cream but the Skin Tint offers nice, light coverage for the summer. It doesn’t coverup as much as the CC+ Cream but it helps to even out my skin!

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Bum-Cake Vintage Seashell Candle/Jewelry Dish

This Seashell Candle is a real shell that can be used as a jewelry dish once you finish burning it! It’s available in three scents and in three styles: Double Wick, Single Wick, and Mini. I picked it up in the “LOVE” scent and it smells amazing! I’m just sad that there isn’t a whole lot of wax in the shell because I want it to last forever! But it will be fun to use it as a jewelry dish once I’m done.

Bum Cake Vintage Shell Candle and Jewelry Dish

Bum-Cake Vintage is also a black-owned business that specializes in vintage lingerie and sleepwear. So if you are looking to add some sexy sleepwear to your collection definitely check out their one-of-a-kind pieces!

lilah b.

I’ve mentioned lilah b. on this site several times (see my full review here) but I just got a chance to try out their Marvelous Matte Creme Foundation and a new shade of their Lip + Cheek Duo so I wanted to share. (Products were gifted).

Lilah b marvelous matte foundation, cleansing butter, lip + cheek duo, aglow primer

I really liked how it felt to apply the Creme Foundation with the Retractable Brush. It’s a blendable and buildable formula that starts as a cream but leaves a matte finish on your skin. It felt really great going on! The only issue I have is that it only comes in 5 shades so finding a perfect match might be a little difficult. I’m very pale and chose the b. natural shade but I think it’s just slightly too dark for me. I might have to try the lightest shade to see if that’s a better fit.

I’m a huge fan of the Lip + Cheek Duo’s and have two neutral/pinkish shades already so I wanted to try a bolder hue! The b. daring shade is so fun and perfect for summer! It’s blendable and buildable as well so you can totally wear it on your cheeks as well as your lips.

Lilah b. was also kind enough to send me a full size of the Aglow Cleansing Butter because I LOVE IT and another bottle of the Aglow Priming Oil – which I also love. Definitely give both of those products a try if you love multi-purpose products that smell amazing.

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L’Occitane Deodorant Balm

This is a new product from L’Occitane that was gifted to me and I thought it was really interesting. It’s a deodorant balm for your under arms! It’s an aluminum-free deodorant with lots of good, natural ingredients. It’s creamy but absorbs quickly and isn’t greasy. You can apply it with your fingers or use the silicone spatula! (Products were gifted).

L'Occitane Deodorant Balm

I am very skeptical of “natural” deodorants because I am very stinky. I’m still testing this product out but the first day I tried it I thought it worked pretty well. I think I was probably a little more stinky than usual by the end of the day but it doesn’t really matter because I don’t go anywhere anymore…ha! I’ve heard that you have to go through a detox period if you want to use natural deodorants before they work. So jumping right in to using this might now be the best idea. However, it’s nice to have a natural deodorant around for days that I’m just hanging around the house!

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