How is summer winding down already and how is it already AUGUST!?!?! On one hand I’m in disbelief that it’s already August and on the other I’m super excited that fall’s approaching. We still have to get through the hottest month of the year here in Texas but then it’s almost the most wonderful time of the year!!
I have rounded up my favorites from July so take a peek through all of these things and hopefully you’ll find some you love, too!
Coty Airspun Translucent Loose Setting Powder
There is a reason this powder has been around for so many years. This stuff is amazing. It’s great for setting your makeup or used to bake your skin. Smells nice too. It can be a bit messy cause it’s loose powder. I use it with my beauty blender and it works awesome. You can use it with a brush too. I found it at Walmart for under 7 bucks. I would buy this over and over again.
L’OReal Infallible Pro Matte Foundation
I am so in love with this matte foundation!! I’ve gone through several tubes of this and it’s just great. It is matte and actually stays matte for a long time. It has has a beautiful smooth finish, and it’s full coverage. If you have oily skin, or you want your makeup to last in the summer heat definitely give this a try.
Sun Bum After Lotion
It’s just as important to care for your skin after sun exposure as it is during. Thanks to Sun Bum products, I have had zero sunburns this summer. After a couple hours at the pool, this aloe-based lotion was a welcome relief for my sun-kissed skin. I like to put it in the refrigerator to chill while we are at the pool. It contains aloe and other ingredients that can prevent a sunburn from reaching full force. It will also moisturize to prevent peeling, which is the worst part of a sunburn if you ask me!
Morphe 350 Palette
The morphe 35 palette is one that I have been trying to get my hands on for months! When this bad boy arrived in the mail I was so excited! It’s hard to find inexpensive, high quality makeup products, you either have to sacrifice one for the other. Morphe products are awesome because they give you the best of both worlds. At the low price of $19.99 you get 35 of the most gorgeous warm shaded eye shadows.
Urban Decay Illuminator
To give my face a little shimmer, I use this Urban Decay Illuminater all over my face with a fluffy brush. A little sparkle of this on your cheeks and neck looks so pretty in the sunlight. Its like fairy dust and the shades a beautiful warm iridescent.
My guilty pleasure! This may be one of my favorite seasons ever. JoJo is one of the most perfect- looking people I have ever seen. I was rooting for Luke the whole season. He was let go in a dramatic rose ceremony and I along with half of America was shocked. I mean he is the total package in my opinion but it seems like she always went for the “bad-boy” or “pretty-boy” type. Every episode she seemed to always side with Jordan. You could feel the connection the whole season. When it came down to her top two choices, Jordan or Robbie, I think all of America knew it was Jordan. Robbie was pretty heartbroken when he was not chosen as the one. I always have high hopes for the couple’s to stay together after the show but with Jordan’s career, this one might not last.
I am sad this season is over but if Luke is the next Bachelor, my life will be made!
In other news, I am very excited for Bachelor in Paradise. After watching the first two episodes, the drama is just too good not to watch! Thankfully, Chad was sent home on the first episode for just being a total ass. Peace out Chad!
I love this place! On a hot Texas day, eating a flavored snow cone is the perfect combination! My favorite is “Birthday Cake” which consists of cake flavored shaved ice with Blue Bell ice cream at the bottom. Heavin in a cup! You can even have chocolate snow. They also cater for parties or you can buy snow balls to throw at people, or I guess eat… 🙂 Cheers!
Neutrogena Face Block
Summer = pool time and this Neutrogena Clear Face Liquid Lotion Sunscreen has saved my skin this summer. I have the most oily, nasty skin and it has taken me 30 years to find a face sunscreen that doesn’t clog my pores or break me out. Ding ding ding, we finally have a winner.
Mead® Flamingo Planner
I found this adorable Mead® flamingo planner at Target last month! I mainly use this it for blogging purposes but I also keep track of social media posts. I know there are apps for that but being a visual person, I like to write stuff down. This planner features gold foil embellishments with bold, trendy colors to create an eye-popping cover design. Each month contains a full calendar with separate pages for daily planning, perfect for jotting down ideas.
This free fitness app is fantastic! One of my friends recommended it to me last month, and I’ve loved it. You can use pre-programmed workouts, or design your own. I love the design your own function because I can make up my own workout from scratch, yes, but I can also input workouts I’ve found on Pinterest.
After a time or two using it, it’s very easy to use, and you can change your privacy settings so that you don’t have to share your details with anyone else if you don’t want to. That said, if you’re someone who likes a community, you can link up with friends or join groups to stay motivated. My favorite kind of workout is an anonymous one, either by myself, or in a class where I don’t know anyone and can just focus on what I’m doing. This serves that purpose in the air-conditioned comfort of my living room… For free!
Sip by Swell
Cold water + recyclable bottle = I’m totally sold. I picked up one of these cute babies on my latest Target trip and I love it! It carries enough water for me for my workouts & it keeps my water nice and cool while I’m busy sweating my buns off. Genius! 🙂
Victoria Secret Sports Bra’s
I’m pretty picky about sports bras due to my chest size not being small (lol). After having my child, those weak shelf bras just don’t cut it. Victoria’s Secret Sports line is awesome because they’re all modeled after actual bras so it’s easy to find the right size and fit. They’re well made and come in fun colors and designs. I’ve tried 1 or 2 that were a little too va-va-voom for actually working out (which is hard to gauge since the photos displaying the products are ALL va-va-voom), so I recommend just paying attention to the design and whether it’s recommended for low, medium, or high impact. Unfortunately the VS Sport line is only available online, but you can always order a few, try them on, and then return (free shipping for returns from home, or from any store).
What were some of your July favorites?