July Favorites – Beauty, Planner Items & More!

Ah, its finally August! This month is big for me, with a giant move, a new school year and more all packed in! We can’t start the new month though without covering my July favorites! I love writing these each month because I always find so many things that are worth writing about!

I did so much this last July. I visited flea markets, took day trips to the beach, and spent some much needed time getting back to myself, and trust me, I am feeling like a totally new person. You never realize how negative you can be when you feel stuck in experiences that make you feel miserable. I am SO thrilled to be back to being myself!

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Lifestyle July Favorites

I am finally back to writing all my to do’s down in a physical, paper planner. You would not BELIEVE how much of a difference it’s made for me. It helps me to get so much stuff done, while not forgetting to do the important things! I love my calendar on my computer and my phone, but having somewhere to write things down has been such a giant help for me.

With a cute planner, you need cute pens! I love my pastel pens that help to keep everything looking cute and upbeat! Obviously, this isn’t something you HAVE to have, but having peppy pens is so nice! I keep mine in my bag so I always have them with me.

Another essential for your planner? Planner stickers! I am obsessed with my planner stickers, because again, they help to make it super cute! I love Happy Planner stickers, even though I don’t use a Happy Planner, because they are always really cute and come in a ton of varieties! 

This month I also got my Apple Watch! I am totally IN LOVE with it and don’t think that I could live without it now! I was sent a few bands in exchange for my review, and they’re super cute! The pastel bands come in a pack of 9 with more neutral shades and the gold band comes alone! I have to say, I am loving them both! Being able to swap your bands out for different outfits is so much fun!

Beauty July Favorites

It’s no secret that I love beauty and all that comes with it! Getting to try out new treats every month is seriously one of my favorite things.

I have had a sample of the Superhero Mascara by it Cosmetics sitting around in my mascara drawer for a while and just got around to trying it this month and WOW. This is possibly my favorite mascara ever at this point. My lashes are on the sad side; they stick straight out and have no ability to hold a curl. But, this mascara helps them actually be seen, which is somewhat unheard of to me! Totally worth the money.

Will I ever stop mentioning the Mario Badescu sprays? Probably not. As always, these little sprays are a major staple in my beauty routine. I keep one in my bag, because these babies are good for a mid day refresh! They pack in so much moisture without that gross heavy feeling. 

Snack July Favorites

Snack all day, everyday.

I am nearly ashamed to admit how much I have been loving these yummy rainbow candies! I keep a bag in my purse for a little mid day pick me up. They aren’t too sour and really are super tasty, and each bag has a super generous amount of candy!

I have fallen in love with Starbucks Refreshers! These drinks are so super good for summer and have just a tiny kick of caffeine to help keep you moving. They are available in tons of delicious flavors too!

Did you have any favorite items you stumbled upon in the last month? Let me know in the comments below!

XOXO

Em

March Favorites – What I’m Loving!

March has come and gone again, and it feels like this year is flying by. March was full of school, learning, and work for me, but the month was for sure not without some new favorites! Shopping is one of my favorite things to do and I love getting to try new items and products out just to see how they perform. I used to be very much only into beauty, but as of late, my interests have expanded, and I’m going to share some with you!

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Beauty Favorites

Beauty will always be something that is near and dear to my heart. After all, I started blogging with a tiny beauty blog about a year and a half ago! I love getting to try new products and March had so many good releases!

 

One thing I have been totally in love with are the Essie Gel Polishes! These polishes are so pretty, come in a million different shades and don’t require an LED light to cure! All you do is paint your nails, with the color of your choice, apply the top coat, and BAM! Fresh new mani! Once you have the starter kit with the top coat, you can purchase more colors separately for about $10 a pop. Not bad at all!

Another thing I have been loving is the Roller Lash Mascara by Benefit Cosmetics!My lashes are on the sad side, don’t curl whatsoever, and really are nonexistent. However, this mascara has been my favorite for helping my lashes pop a little more! One bottle has lasted me quite a while, so it helps to justify the price. Love!

My last beauty favorite for March are the Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow shadows! These are to DIE FOR if you’re into glitter shadows! I hate the mess that comes with applying glitters, but in these shadows, the mess is contained and the glitter is comfortable to wear. I hate the feeling of normal glitter on my eyes but this is weightless. Definitely will be getting more shades in the future!!

Lifestyle Favorites

I’ve also really fallen in love with some “lifestyle-esque” items! Now that I live on my own, it’s funny how my shopping patterns have shifted to be a little more practical. Definitely not ALWAYS practical, but sometimes!!

I do not leave the house without my S’well Insulated Bottle! It is the only bottle I have that can stand up to the amount of abuse that I subject my stuff to, without scratching, denting, or leaking! My bottle has tiny walruses and I love popping a straw in the top so I can sip while I write or work. Must have item!
HOME ESSENTIAL ALERT! I would likely starve to death if it wasn’t for my Crock Pot that my sister gifted me! Perfect for nights in, meal prep, and just about everything else, I have had so much fun trying recipes in my crock pot! It has definitely helped me to eat healthier, get in more veggies, and save tons of time!

My new backpack has made carrying my things to school and work so much easier on my back. Mine is a Vera Bradley Iconic Deluxe Campus Backpack and I love how spacious it is and that it has a space on the side to tuck my water bottle! My favorite thing about Vera backpacks is that I know that if they get a little dingy, I can always toss them in the wash to freshen them up! Cute for school, hiking, and day trips!

Fashion Favorites

Spring is here, which mean my wardrobe is about to evolve! I’m ready for warmer days, cute outfits, and the SUN! I feel like its been years since I’ve been outside without a giant jacket on, and I’m hoping that pleasant days are close ahead!

This Lace Edged Top is one of my favorites! Super cheap, soft, and perfect for casual days at work or just hanging around with friends. I’m looking forward to pairing it with some cropped jeans and flats and maybe a statement necklace. It comes in a ton of colors and sizes, perfect for everyone!

My new Birkenstocks are my go to shoe for spring! I love how many colors they come in, styles, and more! Mine will be worn all spring and summer long, and I purchased mine in a fun pink color! I love the pop of color with a more muted outfit. They are perfect for slipping on and running to the store, going for a walk or a day out!

This month discovered so many new and great products, and I’m so happy that I got to share them with you all. I want to make this a monthly sort of thing where I share my new favorites, and ask for new thing to try! I love discovering new brands and I would love to get to try out what you guys are loving!

As always, thanks for stopping by and showing your support for my tiny corner of the internet. Have a great week!

XOXO Em

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