And July is gone… I can’t believe I’m sitting here writing up my July favorites when I feel like I just wrote June’s… Oh well, time keeps on slipping slipping… Into the future. Okay, I’ll stop. I promise. I’m sorry if that’s in your head now. I also can’t believe that I’m just now posting the July Favorites and Monthly Coffee linky… A week late. I’m so sorry. I went camping and thought it would auto-post and it did not, and I’ve only just gotten back (with the plague-i.e. bronchitis or something worse) so I haven’t gotten completely caught up yet.
July Favorites and Finds from Around the Web
Here are some of the favorite posts and products from around the web and in real life that I’m just loving in July. I hope you find some you like too!
July Travel Favorites
Weekly Wanderings #27 – Oregon Coast, Florence by Andi at Misadventures with Andi // I always love following Andi’s travels and adventures, and I was so excited to see that she was visiting Florence, OR. Florence will always have a special place in my heart, and I just love that she wrote about it so we could share it with all of you.
July Beauty Favorites
Toss or Keep? A Guide to Makeup Shelf Life by Olya at The Siberian American // I know I’ve learned this stuff before, but seriously-I need to pay much better attention to my makeup and how long it is good for… I’m so bad at using stuff from months (or even years) ago…
Hourglass Vanish Seamless Foundation Stick & Brush // I was sent these two products from Influenster to try in exchange for my honest review-all opinions are 100% mine, and it turns out that I LOVE it! It works really well, with less shine than regular foundation, and with the brush it blends in perfectly. My only concern is that it has less in it than my regular foundation and that when I run out it’s more expensive than my normal bottle of liquid foundation… I have not decided if I like it enough to pay more and/or switch to it.
L’Oreal Paris Cosmetics Infallible Velvet Liner in Black // I have had this one in my stash for a while but never really used it, and lately I’ve decided I love liquid liner and the tip on this is perfect! It’s more like a marker than a brush, so putting it on is a snap, and it looks gorgeous.
Colored Eyeliner // Since I’ve been using eyeliner a lot more lately, I’ve been playing with color. While I’m still not ready to branch out to blue eye shadow, I’ve found that blue eyeliner in a nice line across a golden or pinkish lid looks gorgeous! I’m also loving teal eyeliner and purple eyeliner, and I’m desperate for a good (and vibrant) gold eyeliner…
NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder // I’m still loving doing my eyebrows, and I’ve even started doing them darker for a more fun contrast.
Be Matte Blush // This has been my go-to blush lately. Love it!
LUSH Cosmetics // There’s a LUSH store across from my second job in the mall, and so I tried it for the first time the other day. I spent way too much, but man those products are amazing! I’m loving their Bath Bombs-I totally picked up the Avobath Bath Bomb (it made my skin sooooo soft), the Big Blue Bath Bomb because they had it out as an example and it makes your water look like mermaid water, and the The Experimenter Bath Bomb because it smells and looks awesome. I’ve been using their Pumice Power Foot Soap and Softy foot lotion and my feet feel better than ever. Plus, the Celestial facial moisturizer has been great.
July Fashion Favorites
These super soft camis from Torrid // So I bought myself the simple black Crochet Trim Tank Top from Torrid and after wearing it for four days in a row (and realizing I never wanted to take it off) I decided I HAD to have more like it… Good thing they totally make a bunch of camis in the same fabric and different designs. I picked up this Floral Print Cami Top with blue and white roses and a navy blue one with orange and red flowers at full price, and found this black and white black and white Floral Print Cami Top on Clearance (score!) Plus, I ordered this black and turquoise/teal cami top and I think I have my eye on this gorgeous turquoise cami top and am having a hard time resisting. Plus, same fabric but different style-I snagged this Floral Twist Back Tank Top and I may love it even more… It’s long in the back, which I’m really digging.
Kimonos and/or Scarf Wraps // I am OBSESSED with a capitol everything when it comes to Kimonos. I bought my first one (this Floral Print Lace Trim Kimono)from Torrid and in just the short month since I did I’ve purchased several more from lots of places including a bunch from Ross and this Multi Print Ruana Wrap. My favorites though are that first one, this gorgeous turquoise Multi Floral Ruana Wrap, and this Mystic Moon Kimono I grabbed at Hot Topic. Oh oh oh I can’t forget my TOTORO KIMONO!!! Hot Topic has all sorts of Miyazaki Kimonos but I snagged a My Neighbor Totoro Kimono and it’s soooo cute. Also, I’m big-time coveting this Paisley Print Chiffon Crochet Trim Kimono from Torrid’s new “little sister store” Lovesick. LOVE!
Open-front flowey cardigans // I have a ton of open-front flowey cardigans in my closet from back in the day, and I’m super glad I didn’t throw them out because I’ve suddenly found a renewed love for them and they go so well with all the tank tops I’ve ordered. I haven’t had to buy too many because of my previous stock, but I did snag a black open front cardigan and I’m considering adding this blue light-weight open front cardigan to my wishlist. Also, if it weren’t grey (because grey and I don’t get along well-it’s a skin tone thing) I’d have this Pointelle Duster Cardigan in my cart already… It is SO adorable!
Flower Crowns // I haven’t yet, but I’m thinking I need to get into wearing flower crowns. They’re so pretty-and I’m starting to get ballsy enough to do it. 😉
Minnetonka Moccasins // As always. I snagged myself a pair of the neutral Stone Suede Kitty Moccs and I LOVE them. They go with more things, but one day I’ll have a pair of Minnetonkas in every color…
The Strappy Fishnet & Lace Push-Up Plunge Bra from Torrid // Seriously. I’m OBSESSED with this bra. It’s so dang cute and sexy, and I get more compliments on it than anything else I wear… Everyone wants to know where I got my shirt, and I have to tell them “No, it’s my bra!” Of course, I now own it in red and black, and I need all the other colors when they come out or are re-released.
Bralettes // So the concept of the bralette was totally foreign to me… When I first heard girls at work talkign about it I went “Wait, what? What is that even for?” Some girls told me they wear them instead of bras all together, but when you’re a double D there’s just no way… That’s not even comfortable or attrative on me. However, then my adorable manager Stephanie came to work with one peaking out from under her cute dress and I was sold. It was the cutest thing! I concept is to add dimension to your outfit, so you can wear them with low-cut shirts, tanks, low-backed things, etc. to show cute straps/lace/etc.
Skinny Jeans and Jeggings // One of my interview questions was asking me what I would tell a girl who was too afraid to try skinny jeans and came in looking for bootleg jeans, which we dont have many of… I was that girl. I tried skinny jeans and now I wont go back… I love them. I also just got my first pair of black Jeggings and I really want to wear them every day. They’re perfect.
Long Necklaces and Pretty Jewelry // I used to think that I couldn’t wear long necklaces because of the size of my chest. They’d all either fall down my shirt or sit at a weird angle… However I’ve recently learned that I can, you just have to make sure it’s the right length. Now I’m obsessed and I’m buying them all… I’ve loved buying long charm necklaces like this pineapple charm necklace and this Long Charm Necklace with the pretty silver tassle. Plus lots more.
Sanuk Yoga Slinged Up Gladiator Sandal // When I first started searching for “stylish” shoes that I could also wear while standing on my feet for hours, everyone recommended the Sanuk Yoga Slingbacks. I found these adorable tie up gladiator Sanuks and bought two pair. They’re SO comfortable-and cute!
Labyrinth Funko Pop Pre-Order // I totally pre-ordered the Labyrinth Funko Pops. I couldn’t help myself… Plus, Amazon has a pre-order price guarantee so I’ll get the lowest price on their site between my pre-order date and the shipment date. I love them so much.
Watermelon Lemon Cocktail Slush from Kendall at Kendall Rayburn // This looks SOOOOOOO good. Seriously. Want.
from Leah at the Gastronom // Doesn’t this just sound amazing? I want this in my face right agbout now… Mmmmkay?
Creamy Lemon Garlic Chicken from Christina at The Whole Cook // This has everything I love in it. Garlic? CHECK! Lemon? CHECK! Check check check!
Dunkin Donuts French Cruller (Copycat) from Katalina at Peas and Peonies // I’ve been OBSESSED with Dunkie’s French Crullers… So I’d like to try and make some at home. YUM!
Free Adult Coloring Mandala Poster from Brittany at Pop Shop America // How fun would this be to color? So fun!
Lashes And Liner Gold Foil Beauty Makeup Digital Printable Water Color 8×10 by Ashley at Mama Designed // I just love this printable. It’s so pretty! (And true! ha!)
6 Years Later by Libby at Health, Love & Fire // Such a sweet post! Happy anniversary Libby!
Fifteen Tips for Growing Instagram by Tabitha at A Hundred Tiny Wishes // Such great tips! I love Instagram, and working to grow it has been very rewarding.
What are your July Favorites?
The Monthly Coffee Link-Up
Monthly Coffee is a monthly linky party where we showcase posts from other bloggers that we loved throughout the month. You’ll find all sorts of things here, anything that tickled our fancy for the month, and hopefully you’ll find new posts you love and make some new bloggy friends.
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How to Participate in Monthly Coffee
- Write up a post showcasing the other posts you loved throughout the month. (I find it helpful to schedule the post or set it to draft at the start of the month, and then just add links to it as the month goes on so I don’t lose anything.)
- Add the button or a link back to the party to your post.
- Link-up in the inLinkz linky tool at the bottom of this post.
- Visit other partiers and check out what they showcased, and leave comments for them.
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What are you loving this month?