Hey guys! It's that time again....monthly favorites! Another blessed month has come and gone and it's so hard to believe this year is half way to being finished. It was a wonderful month full of travel, family, and good food, so of course my first favorites of the month are my trips and travels I went on. If you missed any of my blog posts or videos and would like to check them out you can do so here:
To see my Orlando blog click here!
To see my Martha's Vineyard and Cape Cod blog click here!
To see my Maine blog click here!
To see my New Hampshire/Strawberry Banke Museum blog click here!
To see my a short video on my New England Vacay click here!
I basically lived out of a suitcase half the month, and a lot of the things I had packed in my travel makeup bag ended up on my favorites list. (I actually did a What's In My Travel Makeup Bag blog post, you can see that here). Everything just ended up working so well, I had everything I needed. (NOT an easy feat).
It's no secret that I ADORE Nars Cosmetics, and I have been a fan of their Laguna bronzer for yearsssss. A few months ago I picked up the limited edition Tahiti Laguna bronzer from Sephora and it has been nothing short of amazing. The bronzer in the palette is just a slightly larger sized pan of the classic Laguna bronzer, but also housed in the palette is a baby Ita brush. I use the full-size Ita brush every time I do my makeup, and the sole purpose of buying this was to use when I travel. Fantastic!!!
Whenever I travel I LOVE taking my It Cosmetics CC+ Cream with me. I have mentioned this a dozen times or more on my blog, this product is amazing. It's your skincare, makeup, and sunscreen all in one. So quick and easy, I love this!
One of my favorite powders ever, the Rimmel Stay Matte powder is great for setting my makeup and costs under 5 bucks. Love. (I use the translucent shade so that it doesn't affect the color of my makeup, it only mattifies and sets my foundation).
I received this sample of Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro in a Sephora VIB Rouge sample bag (see the blog post about all the items in the bag here). This goes on like velvet, and it is perfect if you want more of a dramatic lip. I especially enjoyed this while in Florida this month, so pretty!!!
I got this sample of the Replica Beach Walk perfume from Sephora earlier this month and I swear, I have grown to LOVE this. Omgsh....I want a big bottle! PERRRRRFECT for Summer, I absolutely adore this scent. While traveling I had several people compliment me on it and ask me what I was wearing. <333
Ya'll know I love my Stila Eyes are the Window eyeshadow palette. This particular palette is the one named Soul. This month in particular I have really loved the silvery eyeshadow shade in the palette on my lids, smoked out with the darkest matte brown shade in the palette. Something about the silvery shadow blended out with the brown, omgsh...so beautiful! Where the silver is kind of dark, you can totally skip any eyeliner on the lid and just wear this and mascara and have a pretty smokey look. Super quick to get you out the door but it totally looks like something that took some time.
I have also been loving using a colorful eyeliner on my waterline. My definite favorite of the month is this beautiful purpley-blue one by Marcelle. This stuff stays on like nobody's business! As far as colorful eyeliners go, my favorite shades to use are purple or green, but I also like blue!
I am alwayssss using different shampoos and conditioners, and this month I have really enjoyed using my OGX ones. (OGX was formerly Organix). My only complaint with these products are their size, I have a ton of hair and it seems I go through these super quickly. My favorite one of all is probably the Kukui Oil ones (black bottle with gold lid). Super moisturizing and makes my naturally frizzy hair so soft!
I had had my last Lemon Drop EOS lip balm for at least 3 years or so, so I went ahead and picked me up a new one. I did a whole blog post on my favorite beauty products that contain sunscreen this month, (you can see that here) and this is one of my very favorite lip balms. It has an SPF of 15 and it smells soooooo yummy.
These lobster print chinos were perfect to wear to Martha's Vineyard and to Maine this month. I had so many people asking me where they came from! I had picked these up earlier this month on eBay, they were originally from Old Navy. They are super soft and generously sized, they don't really touch you anywhere. I paired them with a white linen tunic one day and then a peach colored 3/4 sleeve t-shirt another day. So versatile and easy!
I also wanted to mention my favorite book this month, Down the Rabbit Hole by Holly Madison. Memoirs are my favorite type of book, and hers was so fun to read!!! (I finished it in 2 days if that tells you anything).
Thanks for stopping by today, guys! Let me know what you've been loving!