July Favorites 2014

July was a great month and it feels like it has sped by. I have been loving a lot of products from skin care, to makeup, to accessories. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for next month!

St. Ives Pink Lemon and Mandarin Orange Scrub

This is definitely one of the best exfoliating face washes that I have tried. The exfoliating beads remove dirt and impurities without being too harsh. It has a nice citrus scent and leaves a refreshing finish.

Unboxing // Ipsy July 2014

This month was the first time I received an Ipsy bag and I have to say, I was pretty excited. The theme this month was Sensationally Sunkissed and I think they followed the theme very well. The bag was super cute this month. It is neon pink with scalloped edges, perfect for summer. Overall I was happy with the products that I received.

bareMinerals 5-in-1 BB Advanced
 Performance Cream Eyeshadow
 Broad Spectrum SPF 15

I love cream eyeshadows, so when I saw this one I couldn’t wait to try it. It is easy to apply because the applicator is a wand, just like a lip gloss. Plus it has SPF, how cool is that?! I received the shade Divine Wine, which is a taupey brown color.

In the Spotlight // Not Your Mother's Hair Care

Not Your Mothers is a brand that I have known about for a while, but just recently started using. They make all of their products in the United States but can be found in many other countries.  This brand is also quite affordable but produces great hair care products. All of the products have a wonderful scent too.

What's in My Carry On Bag?

I am heading up to my family’s lake house in Canada tomorrow, so I thought I would share what I bring onto the plane. I try to keep the things that I bring to a minimum so that my shoulder isn’t falling off by the end of the day!

To start off my bag is from Roxy. It is super spacious without being too clunky.  It also fits under the seat nicely.

Asian snack mix, dark chocolate acai berries


It’s not a trip for me without a few snacks. The first one that I have is an Asian snack mix from Target with rice crackers, nuts, wasabi peas, and a few other things. This mix is very satisfying and easy to eat on the plane.  The other snack I have is dark chocolate covered açai berries. Let me tell you, they are delicious! The dark chocolate adds richness while the açai adds tartness. How do I know this? I’ve already eaten about half the bag-whoops!

DIY // My Glittered State

I was in search of a project to spice up my room. Of course, Pinterest was the first place I looked. I found this project from The Effortless Chic, but I put a couple of my own twists on it. This project is amazingly easy and adds a personal touch to your room. I am definitely not the craftiest person so if I can do it, you can do it too!

Top 5 Summer Makeup Products

Covergirl CG Smoothers BB Cream, Volum' Express Pumped Up! Colossal Mascara, NYX Butter Gloss, Revlon Colorburst Balm Stain, Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm

Summer is definitely one of my favorite seasons. I love the warm weather and of course there is no school. I tend to keep my makeup fairly light during the summer while still looking put together.
Covergirl CG Smoothers BB Cream

Covergirl CG Smoothers BB Cream

This BB cream has got to be one of the best drugstore tinted moisturizers that I have tried. It has light coverage but still gets the job done. Also, there is SPF which is a summer must. I have the shade light to medium which fits my skin tone perfectly. The finish allows for a shine free face, even without a setting powder.

Volum' Express Pumped Up! Colossal Mascara

Volum' Express Pumped Up! Colossal Mascara

Mascara is definitely my go to product if I’m feeling lazy but I need something to jazz up my face a little bit. I absolutely love this mascara because it is lengthening while still adding volume to the lashes. Black is typically the color I go for when picking out a mascara because my lashes are a dark brown, so that’s what seems to work the best.  I have the waterproof one which holds the curl in my lashes, plus who knows when I might find myself at the pool!