July Favorites!

July_end

Wow! July really flew by! I guess it’s time for another Favorites post….

1. Lilac Nail Polish: My go to nail polish this past month was Sally Hansen’s Violet Voltage. The first time I used it I wore it as is but for the second time I added an accent nail using Sally Hansen’s Disco Ball. I absolutely love the color lilac and it is the perfect color for summer! Disco Ball works well to add a bit of sparkle to any color polish and I find myself using it all of the time! Sally Hansen is my favorite nail polish brand because they are super affordable, opaque, and they come in so many different colors!

Disco Ball and Violet Voltage

Disco Ball and Violet Voltage

2. John Frida Leave in Conditioner: At the beginning of July I decided that I had to do something about my crazy dry hair. I considered buying It’s a Ten but the $17 dollar price tag didn’t seem worth it. I stumbled upon John Frieda Frizz Ease Daily Nourishment Leave-in Conditioner one day at Ulta. I have used It’s a Ten Leave-in Conditioner many times so I can safely say that Frizz Ease is a great dupe! I got one bottle for $5.99! Ulta was having a BOGO 50% off sale for I grabbed two and I will never ever go back to It’s a Ten!

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3. Victoria’s Secret Smoothing Body Scrub: For me, summer means shaving. Therefore, I always use a body scrub to achieve a nice, close shave. The one I used all of July was Victoria’s Secret Smoothing Body Scrub in At First Sight. The scent is a little strong but other than that I love this product!

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4.  Maybelline’s The Falsies Volum’ Express: I bought this mascara because I was looking for waterproof mascara that I could wear all day without clumping. I really like this mascara because it has a curved wand that follows the shape of your eye. I love wands like this because it allows you to get closer to the roots of your lashes. I got this in Brownish Black which I really love because it isn’t as harsh as straight black mascara. Overall, this mascara is now my all-time favorite!

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5. Mary Kay’s Cream Eye Color: I previously reviewed this product in my Mary Kay Glam Voxbox post. I received this eye shadow from Influenster to try and review.  This has become my go-to eye color because it is a soft, blend able cream that sits on my eyelids without creasing. The shade that I own is Apricot Twist which is a bronzy color. I wore this almost every day in July because I love it so much!

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6. Formula 10.0.6 So Totally Clean Pore Cleanser: I have had problems with my skin for as long as I can remember. I have tried a million different products, medications, and treatments but nothing seems to work. I have had some luck with Formula 10.0.6 mud masks so I decided to try the Clear Skin Starts Here kit. The whole set is only $9.99 at Ulta which is super affordable. I have had pretty good luck with it so far but will continue to test it before giving the full review. I can say that I am in love with the So Totally Clean Deep Pore Cleanser!! It is basically a toner with salicylic acid which helps fight breakouts! I use it after washing my face and it gets rid of anything that was left behind!

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7. Jewelry Organization: I am doing a complete room re-organization before school starts in the fall. The first thing on my list was my vanity/dresser. I knew I needed some sort of organization for my bracelet collection. I was able to find four dishes in similar blue and green patterns for $7 at TJ Maxx! They are so cute!!

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8. My Neurologist: I have mentioned this before but I suffer from severe headaches/migraines. Some doctors use the term chronic migraines. Basically, I have a headache every single day and have at least one migraine day a week. It’s terrible and makes it really hard for me to do normal activities. I have been working with a Neurologist for almost a year trying to figure everything out. Last week, I had a CT scan of my blood vessels and brain tissue so hopefully that will provide some additional answers. I am so lucky that my insurance lets me see a specialist because I don’t know what I would do without it! I just started a new pain treatment with includes an additional preventative medication. I can already feel a difference in my pain levels! I am just really thankful for my doctor and my parents for standing by me and helping me through this.

July was perfect and I am looking forward to what August has in store for me! Thank you all for reading!

June Favorites

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Hey Guys! Sorry this post is a couple of days late! I’ve been working a lot and generally have been feeling really stressed and tired. However, I have some great news! My class is over so I have until September to relax! Yay!

June was a crazy busy month for me. I had a class, I had to work 40 plus hours a week, I had a certification exam, and I had several family commitments. I feel like the month went by crazy fast but I really enjoyed myself!

Now let’s move on to my favorites from June! Happy Reading!

Sally Hansen's Pacific Blue

Sally Hansen’s Pacific Blue

Sinful Color's Hottie

Sinful Color’s Hottie

1. Royal Blue Nail Polishes: My two favorites are Sinful Colors in Hottie and Sally Hansen’s Hard as Nails in Pacific Blue. Hottie is a sparkly royal blue color which I expected to be just a clear glitter polish. However, I was surprised to find that this polish is a beautiful blue color and isn’t clear at all. I got it at Target and I am super happy with it. Pacific Blue is a color that I bought in the fall but I think it looks even better in the summer with a tan. I love the way it stands out on my nails and it’s really durable.

2. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser: This is my all-time favorite concealer. I love the sponge at the end that helps blend the concealer in. It provides really great coverage without making me look blotchy and terrible. This works really great for under the eye without creasing and it covers stubborn pimples in seconds. I really love this thing!

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3. Maybelline Baby Lips in Quenched: I just got my first Baby Lips a couple of weeks ago after hearing so many great reviews about them. My lips are particularly dry in the summer so I was looking for a new chapstick. Target had these on sale for $2 so I went ahead and grabbed one. I am so pleased with the quality! I will definitely be buying more in the future! I can’t wait to try the tinted versions! Anyone else a huge Baby Lips fan?

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4. Trader Joe’s Speculoos Cookie Butter: If you have not tried this then go out and buy a jar! This stuff is so yummy and wonderful! I got it last time I went to Trader Joe’s and I cannot stop eating it. It is my go to snack to soothe my sweet tooth. I have nothing but good things to say about this cookie butter. It is so delicious. Do yourself a favor and try it!

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5. Peppermint Tea: I drink peppermint tea about once a day. It is tasty and it helps clear my head when I have a migraine or headache. I am currently drinking the Meijer Organics brand but any peppermint tea will do. I love a big, warm mug of tea when I’m feeling blue. I also drink this in the morning instead of coffee. I recommend giving peppermint tea a try if you suffer from headaches or have a hard time waking up in the morning.

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6. The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin: So many people recommended this book to me so I finally bought it at Target. I’m only a few chapters into it but I can already feel the impact that it is having on my life. I am trying to slow down and work on things instead of rushing through life. I really love how this book makes you stop and think. The only compliant that I have is that the chapters are super long which just frustrates me for some reason. I’m not done with the book yet, but so far it is a really good summer read!

Well, I hope you guys have enjoyed my favorites from last month! What are your favorites from June? What are you looking forward to in July?