Admittedly, I benefited quite a bit from our purchases in August. I went on a small hunt for new beauty products, something I have the energy to do about once a year. (Beauty products just aren’t my thing… I much prefer clothes.) However, we did scoop up some worthy things to talk about. Though much more practical, our August list of best products stretches from entertaining to just plain necessary.
Essie Bare With Me – I’ve been looking for a great neutral pink nail color for a long time, and I think I found it. Bare With Me is the perfect shade of pink, in my opinion. Yes, Essie is a tad expensive for a nail polish, but after two coats, I’ve found this lasts about a week before a touch up is needed.
Blue Light Glasses – I’ve been suffering from dry eye and subtle headaches for a while, so when I heard about blue light glasses, I was intrigued. I found a pair for a decent price (around $30) and have been very pleased with them. I’ve been getting a lot of “since when do you where glasses?” comments thrown my way, but when I tell them they protect against blue light, people are usually as surprised as I was to hear that those exist.
NYX Eyeliner – I wear as little makeup as possible, but one thing I cannot live without is eyeliner. I found this NYX eyeliner for a really good price. It goes on like a marker – seriously, like a felt tip. And stays on all day. I’ve been impressed.
Living Proof Anti-Frizz Spray – Last beauty item, but a good one. I’ve heard only good things about the Living Proof line of hair products, but I’m pretty loyal to my dry shampoo. I do, however, live in the world’s muggiest state! So my hair suffers from frizz. This spray not only works wonders, but smells devine.
Belly Band – I finally bit the bullet and got a belly band for support. My back has been awful since about 23 weeks, and this band is great, especially for the price. If you’re looking for a good band, or a great gift for your prego friend, this is a good one.
Playtex Sipsters – Dare I say we found the greatest sippy cups on the market?! We’ve tried more than our fair share and between leaking tops, having too many pieces, and impossible to clean, we’ve thrown most of them away. We bought these Playtex ones simply because they were Thomas the Train themed, but they turned out to be the best cups we’ve tried. They don’t leak, even when Finn beats them on the table. They have three simple, easy-to-clean pieces, and they are cute! I should’ve known since all of our bottles came from Playtex, too and we loved those just as much!
TeePee – Aww, the odd bird of the group. However, I’ve been wanting Finn to have a tent/teepee forever and I finally got this one for him. It is quite large, too big to put in his room (my fault for not measuring first), but it will still work in the basement. It comes with adorable LED lights and a little flap for “privacy”. He loves it!