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Happy Wednesday friends!! I totally missed that yesterday was the first day of September...but I'm so excited for this month! I have two weddings (one that we're helping coordinate) and a trip to Florida planned!! Bring it on September!! I wanted to share some of my favorite things from last month and also wanted to let you know that I didn't forget my goal of having one video done for the blog...it's coming and I'm really excited for it!
August Favorites

Origins Rose Clay Mask

The newest edition to my skincare family is the Origins Original Skin Rose Clay Mask. To say I'm obsessed would be an understatement - I've used it a handful of times and I can already tell you it's my favorite mask. It leaves your skin feeling very refreshed and youthful, it's also an exfoliator so I don't use it every day, but 1-2 times a week even though I want to use it every day! I also used up the sample of their renewal serum that my friend was raving about and I'm sold on that as well. 

OZ Naturals Tinted Sunscreen Moisturizer

OZ Naturals Tinted Sunscreen Moisturizer
I have recently been rethinking a lot of the products that I use on my skin - wanting a more natural feel to them because it's just healthier for our bodies and skin. So when the time came to test out this tinted sunscreen I was excited. I love that it provides a little color for when I don't feel like putting any makeup on, but still want some type of coverage. 
OZ Naturals Tinted Sunscreen Moisturizer
And I mean a little - there isn't too much color to this sunscreen, but it blends smoothly and seamlessly into your skin and paired with my BB cream gives a great finish while also providing me with sun protection. There aren't any results to speak of because that isn't something that can be measured, but I like that it's not oily and doesn't leave my skin feeling heavy after it's been applied. It's a product that I can easily use every single day regardless of season. 

Tufted Ottoman

As always, we were looking to add more functional storage into our space and this Threshold Round Tufted ottoman was the perfect purchase. It's good for the extra seating that we sometimes need, but it's also become a little reading nook and of course perfectly hides our weights and "gym" equipment! 

Essie Brides To Be

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I have been on a neutral nail kick with my nails - especially after all of the bright colors from summer, so I've been alternating Essie Brides To Be & my new favorite OPI Be There In A Prosecco. The Essie color is very sheer and I like to do three coats for a nice color. 

 Cosmoholic Liquid Lipstick

Cosmoholic Liquid Lipstick
I'm a huge fan of small companies, even more so when the company happens to be local which is the case with the people behind the Cosmoholic by Giuliano brand. They recently released their Liquid Lipstick line and I was so excited to try out these three shades. You can tell the color Prudish Pink has gotten a lot of use because the name has worn off from all the times I've applied it!! I also really love that the inside actually lights up and you can apply the liquid lipstick anywhere with the mirror on the packaging! 
Cosmoholic Liquid Lipstick
Prudish Pink, Mysterious Mocha, Gold Digger
It's a great mix between lipstick and lip gloss because you get the high quality shine of lip glosses and the color pigmentation that you get with lipsticks. There is a normal amount of stickiness just like with any gloss, but what I really found to be different was the staying power- it lasted quite a while! If you're interested in trying any of the liquid lipsticks, you can get 25% off using the code "biana" at checkout until September 30th. 

So there you have it, just a few products I loved in August! What products have you been loving lately?
*Disclosure: I was selected as part of a brand backer campaign to test out the sunscreen. I was asked to test out the lip glosses to review for the blog. As always all opinions are 100% my own. 

101 comments

  1. Woohoo September and weddings. I'm partial to a September wedding, but hey that's just me ;)!

    I love a good clay mask, they make my skin feel soooooo clean. And can you EVER got wrong with an Essie neutral? Nope, I don't think you can. That Ottoman is amazing, I need to get it for our workout out gear, so functional and chic. Happy Weds, love!

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  2. I definitely need to check out that Origins mask! I love all their products! That Essie color is so gorgeous too! And loving that ottoman. Anything that's cute and functional is definitely a win!
    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  3. I may have to purchase that Essie polish. i always love having multiple neutral choices. And I'm thinking I need to try the liquid lipstick as well. I need a good color to transition into Fall with. :)

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  4. Oh Essie...so much gorgeous color!! Speaking of gorgeous...cannot wait to see a video of your pretty face. I just know you're going to have all kinds of goodness for us!!

    livingoncloudandreanine.blogspot.com

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  5. I need that ottoman, we are always needing extra seating too! I love that lip gloss, I've never heard of it but look forward to trying it!

    Linds @ Not A Mom

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  6. I'll take anything rose scented! That ottoman is so gorgeous and I love that it has a little storage compartment!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  7. The mask sounds great! I just got something that's organic that I've been wanting to try and it just arrived this week. Love the look of that tufted ottoman!

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  8. I LOVE that Essie shade! Any Essie shade that is a neutral-ish shade, actually! Chinchilly is my ALL TIME favorite :)

    Btw, that ottoman is a beautiful idea. I want one for my closet!

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  9. Totally checking out that Origins mask. I've seen that brand, but never tried it. I love the ottoman and functional furniture that serves dual purposes is always a great idea!!

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  10. I love Origins products and that mask sounds perfect!

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  11. Origins masks are THE BEST! I'll have to give this one a try! Love that tufted ottoman too!

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  12. That ottoman is so cute and I love that it has the extra storage space too! I love a good neutral nail color too, so I might have to check out that Essie color!

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  13. I am totally obsessed with Origins products because they work so well with my sensitive skin! I will have to give this mask a try! That ottoman is also so stinkin' cute!

    www.rosyoutlookblog.com

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  14. Loving that ottoman and Essie color - gorgeous! And I spy my favorite mini bottle of prosecco, a Target find like me I assume? :)

    And tell me more about this FL trip <3

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  15. i love a good sunscreen that has a tint to it. and that ottoman! i have one in my bedroom that has such random stuff in it. SO helpful! baskets and storage solutions. i'm SUCH a nerd haha. also loving that polish! my nails are currently naked and i'm ashamed. le sigh :)

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  16. That Essie color is gorgeous! And this lipstick sounds fantastic. I love the color of the prudish pink, so great that it has the shine and the color! Happy Wednesday!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  17. Love those nail polishes! Neutrals are my favorite!
    Ally - Life as I know it

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  18. This post was super timely! I happen to be in the market for a new face mask (mine just ran out!) and I really like the Origins brand. Your skin is always flawless so I'm going to go take a look at this one!

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  19. I hope whoever invented sunscreen with tint in it is super rich now because its such a brilliant idea.I love the Essie color, but I'm not ready for neutral nails and fall nails :( I want more summer.

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  20. That ottoman is totally genius!!! I also need to check out that lip color - I like the shine to it!!

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  21. This post had to be super timely! Those lippies are amazing!!! so is that essie nail polish! Love
    xoxo,Victoria
    www.coffeeandablonde.blogspot.com

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  22. Great spot to hide your workout equipment. I have a set of hand weights and a kettle bell that constantly get moved around because i'm afraid if I put them in a closet I won't ever use them! Love that Essie color. I've used that before.
    xoxo, Traci
    http://www.waltzmetoheaven.com

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  23. Anything rose and I'm totally there! (; If you love neutral toned nails, try Essie Topless and Barefoot. It's one of my go-to neutrals!

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  24. I love that watercolor Florida print you have behind the ottoman! It's precious!

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  25. I'm a great fan of Origins products, so I'll have to check the mask out! I love the Florida print above your new ottoman as well! And those glosses it was great thinking to put a light in the cap and a mirror on the side! How has that not been done before?!?

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  26. Such a smart idea to keep all your gym equipment in that ottoman. That way you're not wasting time searching for all of it which is totally something that ends up happening with me!

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  27. What a great idea to hide your gym equipment in that ottoman. Genius. I totally need to get a storage ottoman for my living room. Love the one you got.

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  28. That mask sounds fabulous! You can never go wrong with Origin products. Definitely want to check out the sunscreen, too! Hard to believe it's already September!!

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  29. September is going to be a fun month for you!! This *could* be baby month for me... how crazy is that?! I totally want to try that liquid lipstick!

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  30. Love your tufted ottoman, your nail color, and those lip glosses!! Thank you so much for sharing and I hope that you have a great day!! :-)

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  31. Oooh, I've been eyeing that Origins rose clay, good to know you like it!!!

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  32. How fun is that lip gloss! I am a huge fan of Origins products for their ingredients. I will definitely check out this mask, thank you for sharing sweets!

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  33. Sounds like September is going to be a lot of fun for you! Love that nail polish by Essie, reminds me of another of my favorites "Perennial Chic".

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

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  34. The ottoman is so cute and sunscreen is such a must, I use the Clarins drops everyday :)

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  35. I love furniture that doubles as storage. I have hidden containers all over my apartment. ;)

    xo, Carly - soak and simmer

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  36. These liquid lipsticks look super cute.

    Nina
    http://www.ninasstyleblog.com

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  37. Love the ottoman doubling as storage for your workout equipment! Threshold stuff is awesome.

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  38. That sunscreen is so perfect for the beach with it having a tint! Also love that shade of the Essie polish! So pretty!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  39. I always love finding new Origins items, it's become such a favorite brand of mine. That Essie color is so pretty especially as a transition color into Fall. That tufted ottoman is so pretty, love that you put your weights and gym stuff in there.

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  40. Thanks for your take on these beauty products. I pinned this post to have it for reference.

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  41. Such fun finds - that ottoman is so pretty and I'm loving your Florida print! xo

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  42. love the ottoman! cute and functional!
    Trish - tales from trish

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  43. that Essie color is gorgeous! I am actually on the hunt for a new nude color. During the summer I make white nails my "nude" and so now I need something new! I am heading to ulta after work today so I will look for it!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  44. The mask looks really good and I'm loving your new ottoman! Btw you have sooo many lip colors! lol xo

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  45. That ottoman is gorgeous and that mask sounds right up my alley! I am always on the hunt for new face masks so I definitely need to put that one on the list! And YAY about the wedding, that is so great! I hope you're having a wonderful week! XO -Kim
    www.thethirtysomethinglife.com

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  46. That mask looks fun! Once I get a few weeks in with the new face wash I just purchased, I will have to give that a try as well. That ottoman is super cute and I love the price!!! I am swooning over that Essie color. Like I need another neutral...I have like 3 new ones I haven't even worn yet!

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  47. Definitely going to find that Essie color on my next Target trip, such a good neutral! I'm also interested in trying out more natural brands for my face, plus trying to wear less foundation during the day, so I'm thinking this tinted sunscreen would be a great addition to my routine. Thanks for sharing!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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  48. I've never used masks but I should try them! Especially as I get older and feel like my skin needs it! Love that nail color - it's similar to one I have that I'm loving.

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  49. That tint is great - not too dark - natural looking!
    That ottoman is fantastic. Love the idea of putting workout equipment in it!

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  50. Love your reviews! I've tried so many new things thanks to you! Also loving a good nude nail!

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  51. That tinted sunscreen is incredible!! I am so impressed by your before and after! Love it!

    Courtney
    www.mimosasandmanhattan.blogspot.com

    Mimosas and Manhattan

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  52. Love that ottoman! Perfect for workout storage too!
    xo Southern Style

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  53. I love finding cute, functional storage. Target is always a great place for that. I haven't heard of that tinted moisturizer but that's what I wear most of the time now and love it. So does my skin. :)

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  54. furniture items that act as storage are THE BEST

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  55. Love the sunscreen its great that it adds a bit of coverage, and the nails color is great neutral goes with pretty much anything. I'm loving what you're loving :-)
    http://artadorned.com/

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  56. Oh I love that nude shade of polish!! How many coats does it take to be opaque? I hate having to do 10000 coats but this one looks great!
    xoxo Danielle
    For the Love of Leopard

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  57. Not only does that mask sound amazing, but I love the packaging! Rose gold sucks me in every time. :) Love the ottoman that you guys found, too - it looks great in your space!

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  58. That Essie color is fantastic! I love nude tones, as well. The tinted sunscreen is something I want to check out, for sure. Does it run at all? That's the only problem I've had with products like that down in this heat.

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  59. That ottoman is so cute and functional! Love it.

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  60. Love Origins products! I feel like you just can't go wrong with that brand. Happy September! - Svetlana @Life with a Side of Wine

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  61. tinted sunscreen moisturiser? that sounds amazing. i used to have a similar product i loved but then maybelline stopped making it, rage. will definitely check it out!

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  62. It's been a long time since I used a clay mask. I'll have to look into that one!

    Love the ottoman!

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  63. I have that same ottoman and I love it. Great storage space and super comfortable. Also, that lipstick packaging is GENIUS!

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  64. We have an almost identical ottoman and I love the style of it! So cleaver to hide your workout gear in there - I think my weights are currently sitting on our living room floor, ha!

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  65. Oh I love that ottoman! And I can't wait for the video!

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  66. LOVE how you hid your workout equipment in the ottoman, genius! We have been wanting to get an ottoman with storage like that for a while. Also love OPI Be There In A Prosecco! I saw it online the other day, loving neutrals on nails right now!

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  67. I need to try the Origins mask, all your favourites are amazing!

    http://thepinkporcelaindoll.blogspot.co.at/

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  68. Love that ottoman, Target has some of the cutest accent pieces. And I spy some LaMarca.... my favorite!!

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  69. Yay for a fun September! Are you heading to a football game when you're in Florida? I love that ottoman! I need that Essie Brides to Be nail polish-I've been reaching for neutrals a ton lately too!

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  70. Love, love the new seating and that little space with the print is just gorgeous. You need to plop down on your new ottoman with that gorgeous nail polish on and a glass of Rose in your hand ;)

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  71. I love that ottoman and Essie nail polish is one of my favorite brands! My favorite color is "wicked"
    -Beth
    BandGSparrow.blogspot.com

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  72. That ottoman is perfect and I love the Essie polish. I've been looking for a new pink and haven't found the perfect one...but I'm really loving that one!

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  73. I'm so excited for your video! I've got to try that mask and that sunscreen looks great too. So many sunscreens have a white cast to them so at least this eliminates that.

    Wishes & Reality


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  74. Love your little ottoman! Perfect spot for weights...I never know where to put ours! That sunscreen stuff looks awesome too! Love reading your reviews as always. :) xo

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  75. I love the shininess of those lip glosses and the tinted sunscreen looks awesome too!

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  76. That mask sounds amazing!!... and I am a complete sucker for anything tufted!!!
    Kisses,
    Sarah
    EverydayStarlet

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  77. I love the idea of weights inside the ottoman.

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  78. That ottoman is so cute and I want to try that face mask!
    ~~Megan~~
    http://www.poshprime.com

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  79. Ohh I love Origins products and that ottoman is so cute! I never thought to hide workout gear in something like that.. now the wheels are turning.. lol

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  80. I have the charcoal Origins mask and I looooove it! I haven't heard of the rose clay one... I'm gonna have to check it out! I'm a sucker for stuff like that!!!!
    I love that Essie polish! I don't know if I'm patient enough for 3 coats though! lol

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  81. I love that ottoman and the essie polish is beautiful!

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  82. Definitely buying that Essie polish - such a perfect color for fall!

    - Deniz
    www.dressedupdeniz.com

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  83. love the hues on that liquid lipstick! :


    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  84. so much goodness!!! I love the tinted sunscreen moisturizer and the color of the essie polish. You nailed it!!

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  85. I am obsessed with the rose clay mask too... it is SO good! Origins has the best masks by far. Also loving the idea of storing workout gear in an ottoman... mine is usually just in the corner of our house in a pile. I may have to steal this idea!

    Annessa
    www.seekingsunshine.com

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  86. That clay mask sounds awesome and something I'm in desperate need of. For some reason my skins going crazy--not sure if its postpartum hormones or what--so I'll be sure to try this!

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  87. That mask looks amazing!! I've been trying to find a new one since my skin has been starting to change. It's getting dryer in some parts, yet remains oily in the T-zone.

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  88. These all look like such amazing products. Thanks for sharing!
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

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  89. This tinted sunscreen looks awesome- gotta work in SPF on the face, neck + hands every day! :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  90. Now I really want to try that mask!!! I am obsessed with face masks! One of my fav things!! Great post!

    Danielle
    http://www.blushblososm.com

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  91. This may be a little off topic, but wow, your nails are so beautiful! They're inspiring me to let mine grow again!

    xx

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  92. you have a great plans for september! and i love the ottoman! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  93. You always have the best beauty tips!!!! Enjoy the month and your trip to FL! I'm jealous! I could really use a beach right about now!!!

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  94. I love trying out new face masks so I'll have to give that one a try, thanks for the suggestion!

    xx,
    Susie

    www.SequinsandStrawberries.com

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  95. I loveeee that essie color!! And holy cow what an awesome and busy month! 2 weddings AND a trip to Florida, girl you have a fun month ahead of you :)
    xo, Candace | Lovely Little Rants

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  96. wow love it

    http://carrieslifestyle.com
    Posts online about Beijing, Hawaii, Provence...

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  97. That ottoman is amazing! Love how it's hidden storage!

    xo, alison*elle

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  98. Lipgloss that lights up is such a cool concept! Those shades all look so pretty too! I love your new ottoman and definitely an added bonus to have the storage space. I looove Origins too and will have to check out that mask, my skin needs a little something extra lately!

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