August Monthly Gems

august monthly gems

Oh my, where has the time gone?! Is it really time for another round of my monthly gems? If you missed my picks from last month, you can check it out here. Just a reminder that my monthly gems aren’t always brand new products, but they are products that I currently love.

I tried Sally Hansen Miracle Gel nail polish for the very first time and I am so impressed with the quality! I wore the color “Tea Party” during my trip to Toronto and really liked how it lasted through my entire trip and didn’t chip. It was like I had salon quality nails for a much affordable price! I can’t wait to try out some of the other colors!

For those of you that like to apply heat onto your hair, you probably already know it’s important to use a heat protecting product to provide extra care for your locks. TRESemm√© Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray has a heat-activated formula that guards your strands from getting damaged from the usage of flat irons and curling irons. You really can’t find a great quality product at a better deal than this!

Speaking of hair, it is so important to use a hair mask at least once a week. I swear by Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Masque. Sometimes shampoos and sun heat can damage and strip the moisture from your hair. This product has helped improve my hair texture and makes it incredibly soft and shiny. Since I only use it once a week, the tub always lasts me a long time.

august monthly gems

I must say that Shiseido Ibuki Protective Moisturizer is hands down one of the best moisturizers I have ever used! It is the only product that has reduced the size of my pores and has made my skin visibly more clear. All I need is one pump and it is enough to cover my entire face. A little bit goes a long way and one bottle lasts me several months!

I really like how EOS Shave Cream can be used wet or dry, yet moisturizes so well since it contains shea butter. My favorite scent is lavender jasmine. (I love lavender everything!) It also comes in vanilla bliss, pomegranate raspberry, and tropical fruit!

I have been a bareMinerals fan for years! What I love most about their products is that they are so light weight and allows my skin to breath. Their bareMinerals Ready Foundation is the product that I use the most from their line. You can build your own coverage with their precision face brush and create a smooth natural look by using their tap and buff application method.

That wraps up my monthly gems for August! If there are any products you think I should try, please let me know!

Don’t forget to check out some of the fabulous sales going on for the holiday:

Express – Take 40% off EVERYTHING!

Ann Taylor – Extra 50% off all sale items

LOFT – Extra 50% off all sale items

Kate Spade – Extra 25% off sale items with code DOTTY.

Macy’s – Up to 20% off most items with code DEALS.

Carter’s – Save on kid’s clothing on the ENTIRE site! Save 50% off + 25% off $40+ purchase with code LABOR DAY.

Have a safe and wonderful weekend!


    • Polly
      September 6, 2016 / 8:49 AM

      Thank you for visiting!

    • Polly
      September 6, 2016 / 8:50 AM

      Glad you enjoyed it!

    • Polly
      September 6, 2016 / 8:50 AM

      Definitely check it out!

    • Polly
      September 6, 2016 / 8:51 AM

      The miracle gel is incredible!

    • Polly
      September 6, 2016 / 8:51 AM

      Thank you! I think it’s a pretty color too!

  1. September 5, 2016 / 1:03 PM

    What great products!!
    I am in need of a new heat protector so may snag this one to try it out!
    Love the extra savings at the end too.

    • Polly
      September 5, 2016 / 1:39 PM

      You should try it out since it’s such a great deal!

  2. September 5, 2016 / 2:55 PM

    I love the sally hansen nail gel it works really well!
    Xo, Kelsey

    • Polly
      September 6, 2016 / 8:52 AM

      Glad to hear that you like it too!

    • Polly
      September 6, 2016 / 8:53 AM

      Thank you!

  3. September 6, 2016 / 7:50 AM

    I’ve never had gel nails done before so I’ve wondered about the Sally Hansen ones. I’ll definitely be checking them out now! I like to paint my nails, but don’t because it chips off so easily. Your review sounds perfect!

    • Polly
      September 6, 2016 / 8:54 AM

      Yes, you should check it out! I was surprised by how long the polish lasted!

  4. September 7, 2016 / 9:44 AM

    Ooo… Thanks for the coupon codes!

    • Polly
      September 9, 2016 / 9:21 PM

      Thank you, Heather!

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