Current Favorites: Beauty and Life Vol. 23

Summer is almost over! My favorite season is almost here! It’s not exactly getting cooler but it has gotten less blistering.

I will have to arrange some kind of ritual for Mabon. It’s badly needed for both me and the season.

Here is what I have been enjoying lately.

1) Jarritos Grapefruit Soda: I’ve been sipping on this soda since last year but that was an infrequent habit and I didn’t truly appreciate how refreshing the Grapefruit flavor is. I’m not really a soda person, but for some reason I crave soda during the hottest months of July of August. I like that Jarritos contains real and the flavor is very much like real grapefruit. It doesn’t taste artificial at all.

2) Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip in Lost:  I’ve been wearing this brown-red lip color all summer. Partly because I need to use it up, and mostly because it’s long-lasting and stays out for hours at a time. I can wait until 1pm to reapply, even after drinking a frappuccino. 

3) Charming Charlie Honeybee Trio Necklace: I picked this up for $8 during my last trip to CC. It’s cute, perfect for summer (bees are very active in the park gardens during this time) and kinda unique. The one issue I have with it is that the gold finish has already rubbed off on some areas. I still wear it because it’s still kind of new in my closet and the silvery part is only visible toward the neck region. 


4) Lakme Highlighter/Bronzer Duo:  I won this is a giveaway a couple of years ago. I only just pulled it out this summer. I wish I hadn’t waited so long to use it because it’s so soft and pretty on me. I use fan brushes to apply the bronzer as a contour (but I blend it so it’s not a true contour) and apply the highlighter just above that. 

5) Photos of Connor Claire With or Without Tabs: I think everyone who reads my blog also reads Makeup and Beauty Blog. Ever since CC was born I’ve been squealing with delight over her photos. And when her big brother Tabs gets in the pic, I risk overdosing on the cuteness. 

Photo credit: Karen Monterichard

Photo credit: Karen Monterichard

See what I mean? How cute is that?

What have you been enjoying this week?


About themakeuptrain

Beauty/product junkie hiding behind the title of certified makeup artist (that's the excuse I use for my makeup addiction). I am a human pet to two cats, a full time college student majoring in Cultural Anthropology and an organic food enthusiast (read: organic food freak) who cooks, bakes, and has not burned down the kitchen (I'm waiting for it). New York has put up with all of this thus far, so here is where I reside. I can be reached for comments, questions, complaints, and incoherent babbling at:
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22 Responses to Current Favorites: Beauty and Life Vol. 23

  1. Swathi K says:

    I am also into brown reds these days. Even I am happy winter is on its way 🙂

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  2. Pictures of Connor Claire and Tabs are really the cutest.

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  3. Lupe says:

    That liquid lipstick is such a pretty color! I love reading Karen’s blog. She is so funny.

  4. aditi says:

    that lip color looks really pretty…..nice post 🙂

  5. Aw, cute necklace! And yeeees, big fan of Karen (& cat & kid) too here.

  6. Aditi says:

    the necklace is super pretty! i love sodas and since it beginning to get hot here i’m craving them more often now haha.

  7. Lulle.Beaumiroir says:

    Haha, that is a really cute picture!
    I don’t drink soda – not a fan in general but also trying to watch my weight, which I found out is much harder after you pass 35… – but the grapefruit taste sounds interesting. We have a grapefruit tree in our yard and we often make our own “soda” by mixing fresh juice with sparkling water. It’s so good!


  8. Anubhuti says:

    Colorpop ultra satin lippie and lakme bronzer duo looks great 🙂 I have been wanting to try Lakme bronzer highlighter duo 🙂

  9. I really enjoy Karen’s blog and her photos too! She totally made pregnancy and motherhood look all kinds of glamorous and it was anything but for me lol. Kudos to her!

    I also can’t wait for Fall! It’s my favorite season and I wish it could last forever!

  10. vanshika says:

    Really wanting to try my hands at the Colourpop liquid lipsticks.

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