Monthly Favorites: July!

Fashion

Ralph Lauren tote bag {shop similar here}. So my dream bag is a Louis Vuitton Neverfull however, these bags are outrageously expensive! The bag I linked looks so similar to a LV bag! So while I was with my aunt, Erika, she actually gave me this bag! It is the same size as a Neverfull bag and so much cheaper (especially for me as a hammy-down 😉 )! I use it when I need a larger bag, like when I go to work! It fits my iPad, agenda, magazines, book, and more! It really is perfect!

V-necks {shop 1, 2, 3} My 2 favorite places to get simple basic tees from are American Eagle & TJ Maxx. I love AE’s because they have the soft & sexy line and they are so extremely comfortable. I love the ones from TJ Maxx because they are very affordable and there are so many choices.

High waist shorts {shop here and here} I prefer high-rise bottoms opposed to the low-rise. They are so much more comfortable to me and I find them more flattering for my body shape. I have very long legs & not much of a butt so I think they are perfect. I love that I can wear them with any type of shirt! I only wear cropped shirts when I have on high-rise pants or shorts so it is ideal!

Beauty

Becca + Jaclyn Hill Face Palette Limited Edition {shop here}. I use this every single day! I was a little unsure about purchasing it since I already have the Cheek-A-Thon Palette from Benefit but the 2 highlighters in this are to die for! I am so happy I was able to snag it before it sold out! I usually debate whether I need it or not for too long and then they sell out.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss in St. Tropez {shop here} {read my post about it}. This gloss is absolutely beautiful. It is very pigmented so it is all you need! It feels so good and rehydrating on my lips and looks amazing! This color would look good on ANY skin tone!

Bath & Body Works Pretty as a Peach Body Splash {shop here}. This smells sooo good! I don’t feel like putting on a heavy perfume everyday, especially in the summer, so this is perfect! I have been using it like crazy.

Lush Lip Service {shop here}. I suffer from dry lips, especially from wearing so many lip products! I do not usually wear this during the day. Every night after I use my Lip Scrub I use this lip balm. It is so moisturizing and really makes your lips feel refreshed when you wake up in the morning!

Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bon Palette {shop here}. I got this palette last month and I really started using it in July. I love the selection of colors and the pinks! Pink is my favorite color so I wear it a lot and it is great to have an eye shadow palette that I can create several looks to go with it!

Lifestyle 

Store: TJ Maxx This store is seriously amazing! It is always the first store I go to when I need something because I am sure to find it there at a great price. They have everything from clothes, purses, makeup, home decor, and more. They carry so many different brands including some name brands, at a much lower price! I get so many of my things here, I am in love.

Book: Looking for Alaska {shop here}. I kind of lacked on reading books in July and only read one. This book had a great ending but it took me 100 pages to actually get into the book. But once I got into it I was hooked and couldn’t put it down! I loved it and I am really hoping they turn it into a movie.

Peony Petals Candle {shop here}. I love this candle, it is such a sweet and floral scent. Candles are awesome and so relaxing and they are so much better when they are a great scent! Don’t buy from the site though, they are seriously SO much cheaper at TJ Maxx!! I got mine for $2.99!

Songs: Perfect Strangers {listen here}, Send My Love {listen here}, Come on Eileen {listen here}


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Sephora Play! Review: July 2016

This is my first month receiving the Sephora Play! glam bag. I had signed up a month ago and just recently was taken off of the wait list. I had never heard of this subscription service before but I had seen great reviews for it online. I was so excited when I found out that I was off the wait list! This month, subscribers would receive one of two bags; A or B. I received bag B. I am so happy with my bag, I will definitely be keeping my subscription to Sephora Play!

The Sephora Play! bag is a monthly subscription glam bag, like Ipsy, and is only $10 as well. Your $10s gets you 5 products that are sold in Sephora plus a perfume sample and a bag. The monthly payment is taken from your account automatically unless you cancel your subscription. The thing that I dislike about this glam bag is that you do not get the items customized to you. When subscribed to Ipsy, you take a quiz so they are able to learn about you, your desire to explore with makeup, your skin tone, and more. The Sephora Play! bag is random. I know in previous months every subscriber has gotten the same thing in some bags and other months there will be a mix.


Look inside my bag!

The bag is so cute! I don’t know what to usually expect, but for a first time I am impressed. It is a little cinch bag that ties with a ribbon. The design is a pink popsicle with pink lips. The bag is a decent size, it definitely fits all the products in.

Benefit Cosmetics Dew the Hoola Soft Matte Liquid Bronzer

I was ecstatic when I saw this product! I use the Hoola bronzer from Benefit and it is safe to say I am obsessed. I am looking forward to testing out the liquid version of the product. Hopefully I will love it as much as the pressed powder! Full size: 1 oz. Sample in bag: .16 oz {Shop here!}

Smashbox Iconic Photo Finish Foundation Primer

This is a great product to receive in a subscription service! I actually already have this product. I have only used it a few times but so far I like it. I am not complaining about receiving another one though, it’s always great to have backups! Full size: .5, 1, or 1.7 oz. Sample in bag: .25 oz. {Shop here!}

beautyblender blotterazzi™ by beautyblender®

I was also happy when I saw that I received this! I had heard about it before but had not bought them. I just recently caved and bought the beautyblender sponge to apply my liquid products and I love it! It is definitely something I will be repurchasing. I could rave about it forever! I am not someone who suffers from oily skin but I am sure I will still use this product! Full size: 2 sponges + case. Sample in bag: 1 sponge + sample size liquid blender cleanser. {Shop here!}

Ouai Wave Spray

The sample of this product is great! It is the size of a travel sized hair item so it is perfect. I love hair products and testing new ones out so I was definitely excited to see this item in my bag. Full size: 5 oz. Sample in bag: 1.7 oz. {Shop here!}

First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser

I don’t tend to stray much in facial cleansers or moisturizers for my face because my skin is so extremely sensitive. This product is awesome to be receiving in a subscription service, I do not know how much use I will get out of it though. I will have to test it out and see how my skin reacts to it, and if I have no problems I may repurchase it! Full Size: 1, 2, 5, or 8 oz. Sample in bag: 1 oz. {Shop here!}

The perfume sample: NEST Citrine

It is awesome that they include this as an additional item! I get perfume samples so often I would not want them to be included as part of the bag but since it is an addition it is great! I do like this perfume but it is very strong for me. I don’t think I would purchase the full size. Full Size: .27 or 1.7 oz. Sample in bag: .04 oz {Shop here!}

Sephora Play! Card

Each month in your box you receive one of these cards. When you take this card in stores you receive 5o extra points! Unfortunately, you can’t do it online. That would be ideal since my closest Sephora is 45 minutes away. You can also get tips and one-on-one advice from beauty experts when you show this card. It expires at the end of the next month, so you will have to be quick!


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