August 2015 Favorites | Monthly Favorites are Back!

Happy Tuesday! It’s been quite a while since I posted about my monthly favorites, but I’ve decided to bring them back. Now that Adventures in Polishland has been dubbed (by me!) as a lifestyle blog with a beauty focus, I feel 100% comfortable sharing my favorites from all aspects of my life. Here you’ll get to see my favorite beauty products, but also my favorites in a variety of other categories. Let me show you what I’ve been loving all month long!


Zoya – SiaZoya – Sia [REVIEW] [BUY]

I am beyond obsessed with this gorgeous blue from Zoya. Sia is the perfect nail polish, and I can’t wait to wear it again and again this fall. The pigmentation is stunning, and the color is my kind of blue. You need Sia in your life!

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Top CoatSally Hansen Miracle Gel Top Coat [REVIEW] [BUY]

I’m also really impressed with the newly reformulated Miracle Gel Top Coat. It makes a huge difference in a manicure’s appearance, and can be used with any polish. I’m making this my go-to top coat from now on.


L'Oreal True Match Lumi Powder Glow Illuminator in RoseL’Oreal True Match LUMI Powder Glow Illuminator in Rose [BUY]

I wanted to test out a highlighter from the drugstore, and squealed when I saw this rose gold packaging and product from L’Oreal. It was a bit pricey for the drugstore at $12.99, but 100% worth the price. It is such a beautiful highlight, and goes really welly with my fair skin. I highly recommend it!

Cargo Water Resistant Blush in Los Cabos

Cargo Water Resistant Blush in Los Cabos [BUY]

I got this blush in a Birchbox a few months back, and was a little intimidated by the bright tangerine color and pops of shimmer. I finally tested it out this summer and love it! I use a very light hand and find that the color is really flattering. Plus, the water resistant formula stays put all day. This blush is high end, but a great investment piece for your beauty collection.

elf Angled Blush Brush [HAUL] [BUY]

Along with the blush, I’ve been using this brush from elf. I am amazed at how nice this brush is for the price – it’s only $3! The brush is super soft, and applies blush really well no matter the brand. I’m definitely going to purchase more brushes from this line in the future. If you have any favorites, tell me in the comments!



I’ve loved Nutella for years and years, but I don’t buy it often because I have zero self control when it’s in my possession. My mom bought this for me as a treat, and the jar was gone in a few days. I ate it mainly with pretzels, but let’s be real, I took a couple spoonfuls as well. Nutella is an amazing treat, but that’s enough for me for a while!


HelloAshleyann [SHOP]

My planner hobby is still in full swing, and my favorite place to buy stickers in August was HelloAshleyann on Etsy. I have a soft spot for this shop because it was the first shop I ever bought stickers from, but I also fell in love with the new, limited edition kits the shop decided to put out once per month. I’ve linked a Plan With Me featuring the Planner Nerd kit above, and although this kit is no longer available, I highly recommend you join her Facebook Group HERE to learn about upcoming kits. The sticker quality is amazing, and the customer service is, too.


Shut Up and Dance by Walk the Moon [BUY]

Last but not least, I love the song Shut Up and Dance! It is SO catchy in the best way possible. I don’t listen to Top 40 much anymore, but somehow this song came into my life and I’m so glad it did.

What did you love in August?! Tell me in the comments! 

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  1. Sarah T says:

    I highly recommend Walk the Moon’s album Talking is Hard (and I’m going to see them in concert in October!) I’m definitely not a Top 40 listener either, but I love them!

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