Monthly Must Haves: August 2020

Does it feel like 2020 is flying by, or is it just me? How are we already in the month of September? With a new month well underway it means I can take a moment to reflect on some products I have had in rotation over the last month and share with you what I have been loving. Wearing a mask has become a big part of my day to day routine, so I am using a lot more skincare. When it comes to makeup I am really just sticking to eye products and brow products. Based on my new routine here is a look at what I have been really enjoying for the month of August.

Pacifica Pore Warrior Serum

Pacifica Pore Warrior Booster Serum – Pacifica is now available in Canada – wahoo! I’ve been seeing so many people talking about Pacifica skincare that I had to try something from the range. I chose this serum because it is meant help control oil and blemishes on the skin while maintaining the skin’s barrier. It contains niacinamide to help regulate oil, improve appearance of pores, even skin tone and support skin barrier. If you have been watching TikTok everyone has been raving about the benefits of niacinamide. It also has a triple berry complex to help with oil production and blemishes. I really love the texture of this serum. It is very light and absorbs quickly into the skin. I have noticed this serum does a good job at helping to control oil on my skin.

Marcelle Fortifying and Lengthening Mascara

Marcelle Xtension Plus Pro Lash Growth Complex Mascara – I recently saw someone with the most beautiful eye lashes I have ever seen. I had to ask them what mascara they were wearing and turns out it was this one from Marcelle. Marcelle makes amazing mascara for anyone with sensitive eyes. All of their products are hypoallergenic and they have a huge range of mascaras.

This one, in particular, is a plastic wand with short bristles on one side and longer bristles on the other side. This is great because it can build both volume and length with the lashes. The real reason I love this mascara is because of the growth complex that it has to help your lashes grow. I definitely have noticed that my lashes look longer since wearing this mascara. I think this is a great affordable option for anyone looking for a lash growth treatment.

Lise Watier Rose Gel Toner

Lise Watier Soothing Rose Petal Gel Toner – This is my first time trying a gel toner. A gel toner is applied differently then a regular toner. When applying a gel toner you place a few drops into the palm of your hands and pat it into the skin. I like this because there is way less waste then using a cotton pad with a traditional toner. This one from Lise Watier has rose petals suspended in it. It is hydrating and soothing and leaves my skin so soft. My makeup applies so well after using this.

T3 Curling Iron

T3 Curling Iron – This was definitely a treat yourself moment when I ordered this. I had been saving my PC Optimum points for a while and decided to redeem them for a new curling iron. I love how this curls my hair. The clamp is really tight, so it smooths my hair at the same time. I comes with a small, medium and large barrel. I usually use the medium size to create soft loose waves. This is definitely an expensive item and I don’t think it is something I need or that I could have justified paying full price for, but I do love it.

Vichy Dercos Kera-Solutions Repairing Leave-In Serum – I purchased this serum in hopes of taming the ends of my hair. I felt like the ends of my hair a have looked a little dry and unruly even though I have recently had a haircut. This serum repairs damage linked to keratin loss, hydrates and protects the hair from heat. I think this serum is beautiful. It is a light creamy texture that I find has really helped to smooth and hydrate the ends of my hair.

Those are some of my August favourites. What did you love this month?