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

Hey July! June Favorites & Loves

I don’t know about you, but June flew by way too fast. The weather got beautiful, I got to spend so much time outside soaking up the sun, and best of all, got to visit Disney World! Posts about my trip are coming soon, but first, I need to share my June favorites!

I love getting to wrap up my month and think about everything good that came my way. Getting to reflect makes me all the more grateful, and this month is no different! I had so many lovely things happen, and I have so many new products to share that I have fallen in love with!

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Lifestyle June Favorites

I know that I’ve mentioned it before, but a good portable charger goes a really long way. I took this one to Disney with me, and didn’t have to charge it up ONCE! I charged it before I left, and there is STILL a charge left on it. Amazing! These are serious lifesavers, even to keep in your everyday bag. I wouldn’t leave home without one!

Ah, an item I didn’t think that I would really ever need, but now do! Since Apple decided to ditch the headphone jack on my phone (why? Not quite sure.) I have been loving this little guy so I can charge my phone while also playing music in my car! They’re on the inexpensive side too, which makes it all the more worth it!

Beauty June Favorites

Ah, these sprays make a reappearance. After my trip to Florida, my skin was DEAD and not having it. Between the sun, the layering of sunscreen day after day, and the lack of moisturizer, my skin was in a rut. These sprays CONTINUE to be the best thing that has ever happened to my skin.

These glosses are my entire life at this point. While my skin needed a serious pick-me-up, so did my lips. They were pretty much tortured with days upon days of matte lipsticks, sun, heat, and more. When I got home, I was looking at a sad state of affairds.

The strange thing about these glosses is that I actually prefer to wear these to bed. They are really gorgeous if you’re into wearing glosses (I’m not a big gloss girl!) but I like to let these work their magic while I’m sleeping. Somehow, someway, these manage to totally resurface my lips while I’m sleeping, leaving me with a great little canvas to use in the morning. I’m someone who likes to wear a matte lip on the daily, so it helps a ton!

I. Live. For. My. Lay and Go Cosmo!!  These bags are the coolest and easiest way to pack up your cosmetics when they’re on the go. My mother got me one for Christmas and I have loved it for toting my cosmetics and small skincare bottles. The bags are soft and cushioned and then cinch up to keep everything contained.

Travel July Favorites

In honor of my recent travel, I decided to share my favorites that got me through those treacherous hours at the airport! I’ll likely be sharing my flight anxiety tips and tricks soon (I HATE flying!) but these items definitely helped to make me a little more comfortable.This Pusheen Travel Pillow  net me so many compliments while I was walking the terminal! It is hands down the best travel pillow I have ever owned, the fabric is soft, and the pillow itself isn’t overly firm to the point where you feel low key paralyzed. This also fit through the handle on my backpack perfectly, so I was pretty hands free for the entire journey.

Ah, the return of the S’well bottle. I have put these in many of my previous favorites because I am obsessed with staying hydrated! I brought my (empty) bottle through security, filled up once I was finished with the TSA and ta-da! Saved about $4 for a plastic bottle of water on the plane! I hate paying the jacked up prices on a flight, and this is a good way to get ahead of the swing, and it is always nice to have a bottle with you while you travel! It is pretty easy to not drink enough fluids while you travel, leaving you feeling pretty gross. So, bring your own along, and say money AND stress!

I am so happy that when I traveled that I downsized my large wallet into a small Vera Zip Wallet. I was able to keep everything I needed handy, without worrying about my somewhat expensive wallet being lost, dirty, or stolen. It fit all my cards, has a window for your I.D. and can easily be slipped in just about any bag. Love!

That’s all I have for my June favorites this month! What did you fall in love with this month? Anything incredible you found!? Let me know in the comment section below. I love to try new things, and would love to see if your favorites could become mine too!

Happy 4th of July to you and yours!

XOXO Em