Our Monthly Beauty And Fashion Favourites For August

Another month has flown by, and this one marks the end of summer (even though summer doesn’t technically end until September 23 – but you get it). Throughout the past month, the SD team naturally did some shopping (it is what we’re known for, after all), and tried some new beauty products, fashion pieces, and even a few lifestyle products. Only the best of what we’ve tried throughout August made it onto our list of favourites.

Here are all of our August favourites!


Clinique - Almost Lipstick, Black Honey

Clinique – Almost Lipstick, Black Honey

Clinique’s Almost Lipstick in Black Honey is the perfect lip for everyday wear. It’s hydrating, long-lasting, and is super buildable. Allowing you to control whether you want a subtle wash of colour or a more bold lip. Perfect for transitioning into fall!

$31.50 @ Sephora
Hourglass - Ambient Lighting Blush, Mood Exposure

Hourglass – Ambient Lighting Blush, Mood Exposure

The Ambient Lighting Blush from Hourglass will always be a win in our books. The shade Mood Exposure is a soft plum colour, that we think would flatter all skin tones. It leaves a glowy, radiant finish, and works as a great blush topper.

$61 @ Sephora
Buxom - Full-On Plumping Lip Polish

Buxom – Full-On Plumping Lip Polish

A gloss that provides high shine, shimmer, and plump? Yes, please. Buxom’s Plumping Lip Polish is a go-to for day-to-day wear or even for a night out. It provides a subtle plump, without that super harsh burning sensation.

$34 @ Sephora
Nudestix - Hydra-Peptide Lip Butter

Nudestix – Hydra-Peptide Lip Butter

Apparently, August was a month for lip products among the SD team! If you’re looking to have ultra-hydrated lips, a little bit of plump, and lots of shine, you have to try the Hydra-Peptide Lip Butter from Nudestix. It’s truly so good.

$22 @ Shoppers
Revlon - Illuminance Skin-Caring Foundation

Revlon – Illuminance Skin-Caring Foundation

There’s a new drugstore foundation in town! Revlon recently dropped its Illuminance Skin-Caring Foundation and its the perfect light-coverage foundation for everyday! It feels hydrating on the skin and leaves a healthy-looking glow. The coverage is buildable, but hovers on the sheer side so you can still see your skin peeking through.

$22.99 @ Shoppers

Fashion & Lifestyle:

New Balance - 515 V3 Sneakers

New Balance – 515 V3 Sneakers

If you’re looking for a comfortable and stylish sneaker you can walk the city in, New Balance’s 515 V3 Sneakers are the way to go! They style well with casual outfits and even look great worn with dresses and skirts for a bit of contrast. As far as New Balance goes, these sneakers are a steal!

$99.99 @ The Shoe Company
Old Navy - Extra High-Waisted Ecru-Washed Jeans

Old Navy – Extra High-Waisted Ecru-Washed Jeans

Old Navy has been really coming through with chic styles lately! These ecru-washed jeans are a great wardrobe staple as they’re super comfortable and stylish, and quite high-quality for their price!

$54.99 @ Old Navy
Roots - Sporting Goods Relaxed Half-Zip Polo

Roots – Sporting Goods Relaxed Half-Zip Polo

As evenings have begun to get chilly, having a cozy sweater on standby is essential. This new Roots Sporting Goods Relaxed Half-Zip Polo has been a staple since buying. It’s super comfortable, warm, and looks slightly more elevated than a hoodie.

$108 @ Roots
Charles & Keith - Gabine Saddle Bag

Charles & Keith – Gabine Saddle Bag

We can’t get enough of Charles & Keith’s Gabine Saddle Bag! It looks like it could be designer but retails for just over $100. It surprisingly fits a ton and goes with every outfit with ease, specifically in the colour Cream.

$106 @ Charles & Keith
Bose - QuietComfort Noise-Cancelling Headphones

Bose – QuietComfort Noise-Cancelling Headphones

Transitioning into the lifestyle section of this list is a piece that actually doubles as a fashion accessory – headphones! The Bose QuietComfort Noise-Cancelling Headphones cost a pretty penny, but they’re kind of legendary. If you choose to have the noise-cancelling setting on, you literally can’t hear the outside world, but there’s also an option to set them as “aware”, so you can listen to whatever you please, while still hearing what’s going on around you.

$449 @ Amazon
Owala - FreeSip Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle

Owala – FreeSip Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle

The world’s new favourite water bottle is this Owala one, and we totally get the hype. It keeps drinks cold for over 24 hours and doesn’t ever leak – even if it happens to tip over in your bag.

$55.99 @ Amazon
Sand + Fog - Harvest Wreath

Sand + Fog – Harvest Wreath

If you ask us, it’s never too early to start burning fall candles. The Harvest Wreath scent from Sand + Fog smells like fall, without being too overpowering. It can be lit for hours and still smell fresh and delightful.

$24 @ Sand + Fog

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