Thursday, August 7, 2014

July Favorites!

Happy Thursday!  It has been SUCH a crazy two weeks for me and Ryan!  We are moving to Greenville TOMORROW, and we have had so much to do!  We went to Isle of Palms Sunday-Tuesday for a quick get-a-way before more moving madness.  We thought, well, when is the next time we will both be unemployed? (God willing, hopefully not for a while!)  Ryan starts his job this coming Monday, and I am still looking for an opportunity.  Long story short, we wanted a quick vacation before real world started again.  

Anywho, today I have for you my July Favorites! I'll keep my thoughts brief as we still have some crazy packing to do before tomorrow, AND Ryan is taking me out to dinner for my birthday tonight so I've got to get ready! :)

1. Living Proof Restore Shampoo & Conditioner: Okay, so I'm not one to purchase shampoo and conditioner if it's NOT at the drugstore (what's the point it just goes down the shower drain?) BUT, these two products have changed my hair for the better.  When I recently cut it shorter after the wedding, over styling made it super dry.  These have helped tremendously just in the short few weeks I've used them.  Big fan! 

2. Moroccan Oil Light: A holy grail product for me... oh wait, I was without it for 6 months.  So i've probably gone through 2 whole bottles of this stuff.  But, for the last couple months I haven't had the opportunity to buy it because I don't think anywhere in Macon sells it (and every time I go to ATL I forget... sad.)  Anywho, I finally got my hands on it and once again, my hair is happy.  Blonde girls, get the light version... my hair drinks it up and isn't heavy.  It's worth the splurge. :-)

3. St. Ives Fresh Hydration Lotion in Coconut Milk and Orchid Extract: I picked this up from the drugstore after seeing some hype.  Best 5 dollars ever spent.  Okay, thats a bit dramatic, but I really really love this stuff. Sinks right in, moisturizes, and smells fantastic. Quick tip, using this while your self tanning keeps your tan from getting splotchy.  Love it!

4. Boscia Clarifying Detox Mask: My clarifying mask of choice this month!  Since using up my Supermud Skin Clearing Treatment by Glamglow, I've been going back to all the masks I own that I haven't used up.  Absolutely love this one!  I forgot how well it works.  

5. Glamglow Thirstymud Hydrating Treatment Mask: EEEK. I love this stuff. Dry skin girls, this will change your life!... actually just your face. It smells like honey and yummy stuff. 

6. Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado: For some reason, the skin around my eyes have been crazy dry lately.  Instead of piling on what normal cream I put around that delicate skin, I pulled this little guy out.  I use it in the winter when I have really dry skin.  3 days later, my eyes are back to normal! :-)

7. Pur-lisse SPF 30 Sunscreen Daily Moisturizer: I got this in my July Ipsy Bag! I really like it.  It provides lasting protection and is a great moisturizer. 

8. L'oreal Magic Lumi Primer: This is one of my favorite products from the drugstore (Holla if you'd like to see my other favorite drugstore products!!!) It's comparable to the Strobe Cream/Lotion from MAC, but it's lighter in consistency.  It easily makes your complexion look radiant and holds your makeup on longer than without using a primer.  

9. Lorac Pro 2 Palette: Oh how I love this palette.  Gorgeous cool-toned colors, creamy formula, great mattes.  Buy this. :-)

10. Two Faced Lipstick in Taffy: I've kept this in my purse for a few weeks, and I just love the natural color it gives and how moisturizing it is.  

11. MAC Lipstick in Sweet & Sour: This color is so fun!  You can really build it up or sheer it out.  The picture below is the color built up.  MAC never disappoints with their lipsticks. 

Well, I'm off to dinner for my birthday! 
Please comment below, and let me know what products you loved this month! :-)


  1. I've really been loving my Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector, Tarte Exposed blush, and my Dior Creme de Rose lip balm this month! You said holla in a blog post haha, so adorable! I would absolutely loooove to see a favorite drugstore products post! And I'm definitely picking up that St. Ives Lotion when I run out of the one i'm using now. Happy Birthday!

    1. Cannot live without my Dior lip balm. :-) Just bought my second jar! I try to use it sparingly ... but that never happens. I use it almost every night, ha!

  2. Have a fun birthday dinner! You cannot beat that brand of moroccan oil! Love the lipstick and will have to check out that primer. Thanks for sharing!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

    1. You'll love that primer! Let me know if you try it. :-)

  3. Have you ever tried the Macadamia Deep Repair Masque? I have loved it for a while and recently I've been using that and my Moroccan Oil and I must say...the pair verges on perfection. Also. Sometimes I think you pay more for the name than the product in the Marc Jacobs line, but recently I have been absolutely loving the Omega Blacquer Mascara. It gives so much volume and almost has a lifting quality. Big thumbs up.

    1. I picked up 1 sample packet at Ulta, and I really liked it! I need to purchase the full size, but I'm trying to finish up my Garnier mask I have in the orange tub--which I think you have too??? That one smells delish. You know I'm going to have to give that mascara a try... :-)