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Eva’s Obsessions: August

Eva Amurri Martino of lifestyle and motherhood blog Happily Eva After shares her monthly obsessions

I can’t believe that the last month of Summer is upon us.  It feels like it went by in a flash! If there’s one thing I love about August (other than the fact that it’s Lowie’s birth month) is how heady and sultry the deep August heat feels.  I always find myself wearing my little spaghetti strap dresses at night, throwing on a pair of cute denim cutoffs, or layering on a bit more jewelry than usual.  In honor of those hot summer vibes, my monthly obsessions are all reflective of turning up your inner temptress– and finding tiny little ways of celebrating your femininity! I hope you love these items as much as I do!

Eva Amurri Martino showcases Herbivore rose hibiscus hydrating facial spray as part of her monthly obsessions roundup

Herbivore Rose Hibiscus Coconut Water Hydrating Mist

This hydrating facial mist is the perfect Summer pick me up! I keep it in the fridge, and give myself a nice, generous spritz in the morning when I get downstairs– and any other time during the day when I need a little pampering! It smells divine, is all natural, and helps me combat the baked-skin feeling that late summer can bring.

Eva Amurri Martino spritzes her skin with Herbivore hydrating facial mist

Eva Amurri Martino spritzes her skin with Herbivore hydrating facial mist

Eva Amurri Martino includes Benefit's They're Real Duo Eyeshadow Blender as part of her monthly obsessions roundup

Benefit They’re Real Duo Shadow Blender, “Easy Smokin”

This eyeshadow duo has me pretty spellbound, I’m not gonna lie.  At first when I saw it in the store, I was like “Huh?” I just didn’t get the concept.  Here are two strips of color, and an included applicator that promises to deliver the color in just the places you need it to achieve a sexy and easy smoky eye? Yeah right. I normally toss out the applicators that come with eye shadow, so this seemed especially foreign to me.  I have loved Benefit for years though, so decided to give them the “benefit” of the doubt (har har).  I’m so glad I did! This thing works, guys.  It’s awesome.  You literally swipe the round applicator across the shadows carefully and evenly, and then you swipe across your eyelid.  Begin at the outer corner and swipe inwards. You can do the shadows either way (light color on top or dark color on top) but I prefer the darker color on top to accentuate the crease of my eye.  Take a fluffy shadow brush and use to blend the darker color well in to the crease.  Voila!

Eva Amurri Martino includes Benefit's They're Real Duo Eyeshadow Blender as part of her monthly obsessions roundup

Eva Amurri Martino applies Benefit They're Real duo shadow blender to create a subtly smokey eye

Eva Amurri Martino applies Benefit They're Real duo shadow blender to create a subtly smokey eye

Eva Amurri Martino applies Benefit They're Real duo shadow blender to create a subtly smokey eye

Eva Amurri Martino applies Benefit They're Real duo shadow blender to create a subtly smokey eye

Eva Amurri Martino applies Benefit They're Real duo shadow blender to create a subtly smokey eye

Eva Amurri Martino applies Benefit They're Real duo shadow blender to create a subtly smokey eye

Eva Amurri Martino applies Benefit They're Real duo shadow blender to create a subtly smokey eye

Eva Amurri Martino shows off a subtly smokey eye

Eva Amurri Martino shares a Replica fragrance as part of her monthly obsessions roundup

Maison Margiela REPLICA fragrance, “Lipstick On”

This little gem has actually been a favorite of mine for a while.  Maison Margiela has always been a winner in my book– so I was extra excited when they began their REPLICA fragrance collection a few years ago.  I just adore the idea that each one is named after an experience and place in time.  It’s such a romantic way to look at fragrances– as a method of recalling certain emotional experiences and taking you back to that exact spot emotionally.  I have a thing for feminine fragrances that are also a bit sultry, subtly.  This fragrance achieves just that! It’s been my favorite REPLICA fragrance since it launched.  It has strong notes of powder, but with a backing of something a little sexier.  It wears beautifully also! And we all know I LOVE puttin my lipstick on.  LOL.  This fragrance is my go-to for Date Night!

Eva Amurri Martino sprays REPLICA "Lipstick On"

Eva Amurri Martino sprays REPLICA "Lipstick On"

Eva Amurri Martino highlights Sarah Chloe customizeable bangles as part of her monthly obsessions roundup

Sarah Chloe Name Bangles

For my last monthly obsession, I’m showcasing something near and dear to my heart– my customizeable nameplate bangle duo! My first was a little push present gift when I had Marlowe– and I loved it so much I just had to have a matching one for my baby boy.  I love how elegant and beautiful they are– and they stack beautifully alone or with watches and other bracelets.  I get so many questions on social media about these, so I am finally sharing the details!  I wear mine stacked with my watch. I adore these, and think they are such a gorgeous gift as well!

Eva Amurri Martino highlights Sarah Chloe customizeable bangles as part of her monthly obsessions roundup

Eva Amurri Martino highlights Sarah Chloe customizeable bangles as part of her monthly obsessions roundupEva Amurri Martino highlights Sarah Chloe customizeable bangles as part of her monthly obsessions roundup

 

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  1. Rebecca says:

    Received a free sample of that scent from Sephora last month and love it! Also love Herobivore! I use their Sea Mist hair spray and it smells sooooo good and leaves my hair so soft!

    08.03.17Reply
  2. Beautiful site, and love this post – Herbivore is one of our favorite brands! <3

    08.19.17Reply