August Favourites

August has been a very busy month filled with lots of fun adventures. I am so grateful for everything that has happened this month. This summer has been so much fun and I'm so sad it has come to an end. I'm now entering my last year of high the time flies. I've enjoyed a lot of things in August so I am sharing them with you today. I hope you enjoy scrolling through! 


I am so happy that I found this Nyx HD Finishing Face Powder in Translucent. I have really oily skin and it's so hard to find anything that works to reduce the shine on my face. This works like a charm. I bought the translucent shade and since I have darker skin I really just hope these powders don't make me look like a ghost. That is not the case for this one at all. My skin tone stays the same and I stay matte for hours. Really impressed and definitely check this out if you have combination/oily skin. 

I saw this Nyx #thisiseverything Lip Oil on their website and I was really curious to try it and see if it works. Ever since I was 9 my lips cannot go without lip balm for more than 5 minutes without getting so dry and uncomfortable. I have to put on lip balm as soon as I wash my face and before I put on any type of lip product. This oil has actually replaced my lip balm. It's so amazing. I was expecting to be more of an oily consistency but it's actually thicker and more like a super moisturizing lip balm. It hasn't irritated my lips like other lip products do and my lips feel so conditioned. I'll definitely be stocking up on this for the cold weather that's fast approaching.


Fifth Harmony's new self-titled album is so different and edgier than their previous albums--in a good way. As usual their songs are super catchy after one listen and have you playing them on repeat. My favourite songs from this album are: He Like That, Messy, and Deliver (gives me Ariana Grande vibes).

I have been loving to listen to Billie Eilish's album don't smile at me because it is so soothing and she has such a unique voice. My favourite songs from this album are: ocean eyes, idontwannabeyouanymore, and watch.

I was just scrolling through YouTube looking for new music and I stumbled upon LANY and I just love their music. I've been really obsessed with their song current location because it's exactly the type of music I like and it's so simple and catchy. 

I have been obsessed with Harry Styles' self-titled album this whole month. I was never a Directioner and I really only liked a few of One Direction's songs. This album is completely different from the pop music he's done before. This is a blend of alternative and rock and I am so onbaord with his new style. This genre fits his voice so well. I'm really impressed. My favourite songs off this album are: Carolina, Sweet Creature, Kiwi, Woman, Two Ghosts, and Ever Since New York.

I've been watching The Bold Type and I heard this song playing and just had to find out what it was called. The song is Hurts So Good by Astrid S. I just love to sing along to this song even though I can't hit the high notes (lol). I know I've said this for every song I've mentioned so far but this song is extremely catchy and addictive. Check it out!

I heard this song in a Jess and Gabe video and I just fell in love with it. It's so catchy (I'm sorry I really can't think of another word). It's called I Like Me Better by Lauv. 


I have just been hunting for more teen movies to watch because I've watched so many at this point that there is nothing left. I haven't watched 10 Things I Hate About You (until now) so I decided to give it a go. This movie has definitley made my top ten favourite movies list. This is movie is about a new student Cameron who is smitten with Bianca and, in order to get around her father's strict rules on dating, attempts to get bad boy Patrick to date Bianca's ill-tempered sister, Kat. I'm probably going to watch this moive a thousand more times like I do with all my favourite movies.

I have watched most of Nicholas Sparks' movies but I had yet to watch The Choice. This movie is about Travis Shaw, who is a ladies' man and thinks a serious relationship would cramp his easygoing lifestyle. Gabby Holland is a feisty medical student who's preparing to settle down with her long-term boyfriend. Fate brings the two together as Gabby moves next door to Travis, sparking an irresistible attraction that upends both of their lives. As their bond grows, the unlikely couple must decide how far they're willing to go to keep the hope of love alive. As with all Nicholas Sparks movies this was emotionally draining. I really liked both the main characters even though I wasn't the biggest fan of how they got together. But despite that it was a really good movie. I recommend this for anyone who loves romance and drama. 

I watched the first 10 minutes of this movie when it first came out in 2010 (I was 10 years old). I realized that I never even finished it to see what happened in the end. Since it was one of the last Nicholas Sparks movies I had left to catch up on I decided to give it a chance. The Last Song is about a troubled teenager as she reconnects with her estranged father and falls in love during a summer in a quiet Southern United States beach town. This was a beautiful movie and it was so nice to see how Miley Cyrus and liam Hemsworth fell in love for the first time. Great movie for romantics like myself. 

I hope you enjoyed today's post. I've been loving a lot of music this month which is why it took up most of this post. Anyways, I hope I gave you some good recommendations. Have a wonderful day and a wonderful week. See you soon with a new post. 

love xena


  1. Love the mellow yet upbeat vibe with LANY's 'Current Location' and definitely going to give these NYX line products a try this month. Thanks for the shares. Have a great final high school year ahead! Love you. xo

    1. Glad you liked it. You should definitely try them out. The lipstick would look great with your complexion. Thanks girl. Love you!


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