Things I really liked in August 2017

August 2017 favorites sophie with a blog

Everything I’ve been enjoying in August broken down into three categories: beauty, fashion, and lifestyle. This is my first ever “favorites” post, so hopefully this is something you’ll enjoy reading. Feel free to leave your feedback in a comment 🙂

Beauty things

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Ole Henriksen Hygge HydraClay Detox Mask ($32 for 90 ml/ 3 oz)

This mask clarifies while being gentle and soothing on my skin. It also doesn’t make me feel dry afterwards. It is the only face mask that I own at the moment. Seems to do everything I need. It gets an A+ from me. More in-depth review here.

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Ouai Hair Oil ($28 for 45 ml/1.5 oz)

Since I’ve started using this, my hair has been smooth and tangle-free. At the beginning of summer I was convinced that I needed to chop my hair off because it was getting so tangled. But after I started using this I’ve had no complaints. It also smells really really good. I’m not good at describing smells but it does smell a lot like jasmine. To be honest, this is the most exciting part of my haircare routine. This is also the only other hair product I use besides the usual shampoo + conditioner. More in-depth review here.

Glossier Cloud Paint in Beam ($18 or the duo which is $30)

If you’ve been reading my blog or know me IRL, then you know that I don’t like wearing makeup. But, Cloud Paint in Beam is the one cheek product that I’ve been enjoying. I can’t believe it either. It gives that “glow” that you can’t safely get from the sun. It’s so easy to use, it’s buildable, and blends in beautifully. I’ve barely made a dent in the tube. This is going to last me a while. More in-depth review here.


Evidnt Straight Jeans ($80)

I’m not exaggerating when I say that I’ve been wearing these jeans every single day. They are so comfortable and perfect for what seems like the beginning of Fall. The price point and quality both make me very, very happy. So much so that I dedicated a whole blog post to it here.  For reference, I am 5’4 and usually wear a size 25 and these fit true to size.

Clare V Petit Alice Bag ($175)

To be honest, I initially was hesitant to spend this much money on a bag that is appropriate for just one season of the year. It’s surprisingly become one of my most practical bags. And it works for both day and night. The detachable shoulder strap basically gives you two options to carry the bag so you really get two bags in one. It also holds a lot more than it looks like it would. I brought it with me to Montreal and it was the perfect companion. This was my perfect compromise with the whole straw/basket bag that I wanted so badly. Good thing I didn’t settle for this one.


August was all about websites.

Man Repeller: I like fashion injected with humor. I visit the site for daily life and style inspiration. Content is mostly fashion meets lifestyle but also includes the occasional think piece. And I love the fact that they’re all about self-expression and being the most “you” version of yourself.

Scott’s Cheap Flights: I get flight deals sent to my email on a daily basis for FREE. My Spain trip was booked because of a flight deal alert and I recently booked my trip to Milan because of one too (both flights were under $800 roundtrip for 2 people). Since this discovery (thanks to my friend, Christine), I have vowed to not allow my friends and family to pay full price for flights. Scott really does hook it up.

Luxe Strategist: I mentioned this in my previous blog post where I talk about my personal style, but I really enjoy the way Luxe writes. She brings her experience to the table and gives so much value in her content. If you’re interested in sorting out your personal finances in the most human way possible, check her blog out.

That’s everything!

What have you been enjoying in the month of August?

Thoughts on “favorites” type of posts? Fan/not a fan? I would love your feedback so I can make these posts more relevant and helpful.

Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you in my next post.

Sophie 🙂

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