Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things
August was a crazy month for me! I started my sophomore year, I joined a book club, and by god was there a lot of shopping involved. So much stuff was crammed into this one month, so now I can look back and pick out my favorites of the month. I’m very picky when it comes to my favorites, so hopefully when I say I’m raving about something, you’ll know I’m being truthful and that I highly recommend it. That’s enough chit chat though so let’s get on with it.
1. The Rapture of Canaan by Sheri Reynolds
When I started English this year, we were given a list of books to choose from to read for the semester. It was a pretty long list, so I grabbed a cup of tea and scrolled through Goodreads for about an hour, surfing through synopses and reviews to help me choose one. Enter The Rapture of Canaan. Without spoiling too much, it follows 12-year old Ninah and her life under her Grandpa Herman and the congregation of the Church of Fire and Brimstone and God’s Almighty Wind. Ridiculous right? Well, under such strict rulings as that congregation, what happens when she gets pregnant by her prayer partner? You’ll have to read to find out. I finished this book in two days. It was that good. I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone who is highly sensitive about religion, because it does poke fun at it.
2. Sally Hansen Magnetic Nail Polish (in Graphite Gravity)
I LOVE painting my nails. Like on a weekly basis. I used to do it more, but school gets in the way now (sigh). However, when I have the chance to buy polish, I always do. I got a set of 3 Sally Hansen Magnetic Nail Polishes and one set of French Mani stickers and one set of the all over nail stickers for $3 because the box was broken. Really? I feel like a robbed them. Everything was in perfect condition except the box. SMH. Anyways, I’m usually kind of skeptical about special effects polishes because it never looks as good as the photos, even if I follow the instructions to a tee. Not this time. As seen by the picture above, it came out MARVELOUS! It looked cool with just the polish, but when I finished it off with my Julep Freedom Polymer Top Coat, it came of glossy with a gel finish. It’s now one of my favorites and I recommend it to all nail fanatics.
3. Garnier Clean Daily Balancing Exfoliator
I have already ranted and raved about this product here, but I felt it needed to be brought up again. I talked about this exfoliator about a week after I got it and I was seeing it’s immediate results. Now, a month into using it, I can see the long term results. My face feels lighter and fresh, my blackheads are nearly non-exsistant, and it smells AMAZING.I just think everyone should have it, or something like it.
4. Rimmel London Extra Pop Lash in Turquoise
This mascara is absolutely amazing! It defines and separates my lashes, and it’s in this gorgeous hue of blue. Most of the Rimmel products I try are good and this is no exception. The only thing is, I can’t seem to find this mascara in big box retailers anymore. Not Walmart or Target or Ulta or anywhere.The only place I could find it was on Amazon.com for like 10 bucks and who wants that? Thankfully, I have a Bealls Outlet store near my house, and they’re stocked up on it(for only $3)! I plan on getting the other colors of purple and green.
These are the items that REALLY stick out for me, so I’ll leave it here! I hope you all enjoyed my August Favorites and be sure to tune in next month for more.