03 September 2012

The one with August's favorites

Happy September! I love the beginning of the month - a fresh start and my YouTube subscription box is filled with favorites videos. Here are some of my favorite products from the month of August.

favorites august

lush big blue

  • Lush Big Blue Bath Bomb
  • Philosophy 'Coconut Frosting' Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath

I took a lot of baths this month, and my favorite bath bomb was Lush's Big Blue. The lavender scent is relaxing and my skin always feels soft after using it. Beware of the seaweed that emerges as the bomb dissolves in water, though! I found that a cheap hair catcher really helps the clean up process.

hair products

  • Kenra Shine Spray
  • Moroccanoil® Treatment

pretty face

  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup (( my review: http://youtu.be/HT5I-jayHGA ))
  • Illamasqua Powder Blusher in Naked Rose
  • Sephora Collection Pro Precision Blush Brush #73
  • Urban Decay Smoked Eyeshadow Palette
  • Urban Decay Lip Junkie Lipgloss in Wallflower
  • MAC Lovelorn lipstick
  • L'Oreal Infallible Gel Lacquer Liner 24 Hour in Bronze

nail polish

  • Julep Sasha
  • Essie Eternal Optimist
  • Orly In A Snap
I love the description of Eternal Optimist on Essie's site - "a spiced tea rose with a dash of cream." Such a pretty description, and thanks to Chelsea for recommending this polish.

Non-beauty favorites?


  1. I love your monthly favorites. I have a couple of questions. I just ordered the Organix Moroccan Oil because of the 20% off sale at Ulta. Is that one of the ones that you ran out of the samples of? Is it still an okay product? I just haven't been able to find the Moroccan Oil brand anywhere and also haven't been sure about justifying the price. Do you have a video or tutorial about how to use? I have frizzy hair...

    Also! I've recently started watching more YouTube videos but don't understand how to follow or see people's favorites. Is there a link to your favorite beauty YouTube channels that I could go to to see other videos?


    1. Hi, Meghan!

      No, I haven't tried the Organix one yet. You will have to let me know if you like it. The one thing I hate about M Oil is that I can't easily buy it at Ulta, and I hate having to make a special trip to a salon.

      Here is a great video on how to apply any type of hair oil: http://youtu.be/48RQH2YXK8Y

      If you create a YouTube account (easy if you already have a Google account), you can subscribe to people's channels - that's how I keep up with my favorite YouTubers. Maybe I'll add a YouTube category to my blog roll. : ) For now I enjoy emilynoel83, amarixe, alovetart, & essiebutton.

      Hope that helps! : )

  2. I just purchased two new Lush bath products. I bought the Phoenix Rising bath bomb which isn't round like most of the bath bombs, but it's a really pretty purple swirl of colors with a gold dust to it. This bath bomb smells like cinnamon apple...so it will be perfect to use in the fall when it starts to get chilly. And I bought Sunny Side, which is a bubble bar. This one smells citrus-y, it has tangerine oil in it...and it is covered(!) in gold shimmer dust. I'm a little concerned about the gold sticking to me and the bath tub but several employees assured me that it does not make a mess...hmmm, we'll see about that. Anyways, have you tried either of these? I'll let you know what I think about them when I get around to using them. : )

    1. No, I haven't tried those - let me know what you think! A new one that I'm loving is Twilight.

      Someone left a comment on the video saying that cheesecloth is good to use with messy bath bombs. I might have to try that. : )

  3. I have been told I need to read that book! I also want that nail polish STAT! ;-) Love your favorite things posts!

  4. I love your blog Ashley! What camera do you use for your photos? Beautiful:)

    1. Hi, Emily!

      Thanks - I use a Canon T1i. : )

  5. This was a great video! I've always wanted to try the Moroccan Oil, and I have no reason not to :) Thanks for sharing!

    ♥ Naomi {Starry Eyes + Coffee Cups}

  6. Love the green nail polish you're wearing in the video! Do you remember the name of the brand/color?

    Oooh now I want to try out that bath bomb! Lush is the best!

    1. Hi, Sarah!

      It's Julep's Hoch. : )

  7. Oops -- I just realized you totally had that info at the bottom of your YouTube post. Tsk tsk to me for missing it! :P

    Thanks, Ash! :)

  8. Happy to hear you love that polish as much as I do! XO

  9. you make me want to try all these products! Especially the coconut shampoo :)



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