Wednesday, August 6, 2014

July Favorites

Is it really August?  Already?  Fall may just be my favorite season of all (especially up here in the gorgeous Northeast), but can it really just right around the corner? Eeeeeeeek.

I've got way too many things left on my Summer Bucket List!  
{making s'mores, strawberry pickin', catching fireflies, and kicking my butt into bikini shape!}

But for now, it's time for my Monthly Favorites...all the things I've been loving in July!  
Most of the fashion and beauty were things I traveled to Florida with, 
so they really got a lot of love!  :)



These were a recent purchase at our nearby J.Crew outlet, and I love them!  They are so girly and feminine, and are actually quite versatile!  They are on major sale right now, too!



I've actually gotten quite a few comments and compliments regarding this bikini top, so I thought I'd share it here!  I've been living in this all summer, it's a great top for coverage and support!   



essie® Nail Color - Bikini So Teeny


I've mentioned my love for this color before, and it was on my nails pretty much the whole month of July!  Love the creamy periwinkle color, and looks great with a tan!



This has been a favorite of mine for years, and I'm so happy that I busted it back out this month!  It's such a pretty, bright orange, and looks great on the fingers or toes!  
(It's the color I'm wearing in the picture with the earrings)




This summer, I've been skipping the foundation, and focusing much more on the concealing.  This stuff is legit...I use it for under-the-eyes, and covering up any spots. Good good stuff.  (This is the next concealer I want to try, though!)



Tarte - Mineral Powder Bronzer

Tarte Bronzer "Park Avenue Princess"
After that concealer, I like to bronze up the face for an all-over glow with this Bronzer.  I used this  a few years ago, and have reached for it time and time again.  I wore it every day during my Florida trip...it's the perfect, natural shade of that warm, golden bronze.


NYX Cream Blush in "Boho Chic" 
For the apples of my cheeks, this has been my go-to blush lately!  I love cream blushes, and this one is a perfect pop of pinky/peach.  It has great staying power, especially if you lightly dust a powder blush on top (my fave).   I love the natural glow this gives me!   Cream blush can be tricky to apply, but the brush below works perfectly!



Bright, bold lipsticks have been a summer fave of mine, but what I really wear on a day-to-day basis are these lip butters.  I am a huge fan of the creamy, smooth, and moisturizing consistency of these babies...I think I own 6 or 7 colors!  "Creme Brûlée" and "Pink Lemonade" are my favorites, and I even love layering them together!



La Croix - Peach Pear
OFFICIALLY.  ADDICTED.  



I recently whipped up this refreshing summer salad and we've enjoyed it several times since then!  John absolutely loved it, and it's so simple to make.  Perfect accompaniment to this pork tenderloin, or to bring to an outdoor picnic! 


And last but certainly not least...



These sweet and salty little bites of perfection have been my favorite after-dinner, breakfast, afternoon, mid-afternoon, midnight, etc.  treat :)  I love the Justin's brand as well, but these are cheaper, and I love the bite-sized version!  



Check out more Monthly Faves over at Mia's Blog!

Make Me Up Mia


*My June Favorites, if you missed them!*

And, Happy Wednesday!



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11 comments:

MakeMeUpMia said...

Thanks for joining in with us, I LOVE reading these! MAC Pro Longwear concealer, hands down the BEST. I just ordered my 2nd one yesterday ;) Those earrings and your swimsuit, love them. I swear I'm going to start a petition to get a Trader Joe's in OK. I see all this stuff I want, but have no way to get it :( Happy Wednesday girl!

Ashley said...

I can't believe summer's almost over, but I'm right there with you -- so excited for fall! ;) Still loving Essie's bikini so teeny!

Kate said...

You have soo many goodies on your faves list!! Essie is my go to polish and love the Bikini So Tiny color but don't know if I could pull it off! I've also heard so many good things about La Croix but haven't tried it yet! Lastly- cucumber salad...addicted!! Stopping by from the linkup! Happy Wednesday!

Kate said...

You have soo many goodies on your faves list!! Essie is my go to polish and love the Bikini So Tiny color but don't know if I could pull it off! I've also heard so many good things about La Croix but haven't tried it yet! Lastly- cucumber salad...addicted!! Stopping by from the linkup! Happy Wednesday!

BLovedBoston said...

I totally agree - fall in the northeast is AMAZING!! We have the same love for nail polishes and I have both of those - love them!! You know how I feel about the next concealer you want to try - LOVE IT! I've been wanting to try the Revlon butters for a while now - just going to get them today!!

Tiffany {A Touch of Grace} said...

I've heard people raving about La Croix, so I really need to try it I guess!
I heart everything at TJs, but those PB cups are the bomb!
Love Essie polish. Great color!
And those J Crew earrings are gorg!

Joey said...

Pretty much "yup" to this entire list! I love the revlon lip butters and BST is SUCH a great summer color! I'm always so impressed with the elf brushes. I'm a huge fan of the stippling brush for cream blushes :)

Brittany @ Perpetually Daydreaming said...

Hi! Found you through the linkup. I seriously love those earrings! And I'm also a big fan of that concealer. I've tried the Nars too, and I think the MAC is so much better! Happy Wednesday!

Kalen said...

Anything Tarte I am down for! I'm obsessed right now! My current favorite food is yogurt covered pretzels. I just LOVE the salt and sweet combo!

Kelli @ A Deeper Joy said...

I love love love my Essie Bikini So Teeny! And I recently bought some Loreal nail polish and am VERY impressed with the quality. It's probably my favorite now! Cute swimsuit top! Girl, you ARE in bikini shape! Thanks for linking up with us!!

Sarah Tucker said...

luuuuhhhhv your hair em!!