July Favorites

Just a disclaimer, there is nothing exciting about this month’s favorites… Just some tried and true things I have actually used A LOT during the month of July! Let me know if you try anything! : )

Ok, I know this is so pricey, but I am NOT exaggerating when I tell you: I use this EVERY day.

Now that Bryant is crawling, and into everything, I have to keep stuff off the floor! Especially around the kitchen and den, where he is the most. This vacuum is cordless and the hanger is also the charger, so it’s always ready to go! I love that I don’t have to touch the canister to empty it, too!

We used a Swiffer for years before I had just had enough. I broke the handle all the time and the pads/cleanser were so expensive over time! We found this on Amazon, and we have never looked back. I use my own cleaner, which I prefer to the Swiffer liquid, but it’s also cheaper! I also really like that the mop pads are washable. Less waste and saving me money = A win-win.

I’ve posted about this before, but I wanted to share it again because Bryant loves it that much! I got this as a shower gift last year when I was pregnant, and just pulled it out of Bryant’s closet. This is his first real interactive toy and he loves it. He pushes all the buttons and flips all the switches himself, plus it will be great for him to push around once he starts walking!

I’ve used towel clips for a couple of summers, but I didn’t realize everyone didn’t have these! I know summer is drawing to a close, but these are a MUST HAVE! I absolutely hate when my towel slides down the back of my chair and balls up behind my back and I’m constantly having to pull it back up and smooth it back out… You know you hate it, too! These clips are really a lifesaver and I highly recommend.

I already shared this on my Instagram, but I have to tell y’all again: This candle is AWESOME.

I like candles, but am pretty picky about my scents. I don’t like anything too smelly or intrusive. But this candle is the BEST non-holiday scent from Bath & Body Works! It’s sweet but not too heavy, and just a perfect summer scent. I am really irritated that I missed their semi-annual sale so I could stock up, but I will still be purchasing more!

June Favorites

This month went by so fast! We had such a great beginning to our summer and I can’t believe how much Bryant is changing every day. I haven’t had a lot of time to shop and look for new products, but I have found a few good ones that I wanted to share! Some are products I personally love and some of things I use with Bryant. I hope some of these work for y’all! Let me know if you find anything you love too! : )

Tinted Moisturizer

My typical “holy grail” foundation is Estee Lauder’s Double Wear. I love that foundation and use it almost daily! But, during the summer, especially when I’m just running errands or even going to be outside in the heat, I like to use something a little more light weight (and less expensive).

I have tried a lot of tinted moisturizers, but I recently tried this new one from Avon and I love it! It’s buildable coverage, which I really like so I can customize my look based on the occasion. When I get sweaty in the Georgia heat, I don’t feel like it’s caked on my face either, which is a definitely plus this time of year.

Aviator Sunglasses

I love aviator sunglasses because I feel like they look best on my (big) head/face, but I lose sunglasses almost every time I get a new pair, so I wanted to find some that were cheap but also looked good. I found these on Amazon and I absolutely love them! I got them in brown and black, and they also come with a little case. Definitely great to keep in your bag or your car, and if you lose them, you’re not gonna beat yourself up over it!

Setting Powder

I usually don’t set my foundation with powder because I don’t like a super matte look, but in the summer when I’m sweating like a bodybuilder, a girls gotta do what a girl’s gotta do. I use this on top of full coverage foundation, tinted moisturizer and sometimes even on a bare face when I’m feeling extra greasy. This powder is super cheap and really good quality for a drugstore brand. I’ve used it for years!

Wool Dryer Balls

I was actually gifted these for Christmas and held off on using them for a while, mainly because I didn’t get it? But I’ve been using them for about 2 months now and I think they really do make a difference! I notice our clothes dry faster and they are a great replacement for dryer sheets! I spray them with essential oils sometimes, which I love since we use unscented detergent.

Baby Favorites

Included in this list are my favorite products for feeding Bryant both at home and on the go! Also included are our favorite teething ring and the sun hat we use when Bryant is swimming! The hat is our favorite because of the ear flaps and the fact that it ties around his neck, so I don’t have to chase it around the pool.

Click the picture for a link to the product!

August Favorites

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Long Time, No Blog! I took the summer off to relax and enjoy... But I'm back! : ) I just wanted to share some of my favorite new products from this past month...

  1. Loreal Total Repair 5 Damage-Erasing Balm

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This is admittedly an old favorite that I have used for a year or so now, but over the summer I tried some other deep conditioners and they just fell short! I recently went lighter with my hair, so I have been really intentional about making sure it's moisturized and taken care of so it doesn't look fried! I use this in place of regular conditioner, and I absolutely love the way my hair looks and feels.

2) Neutrogena Makeup Removing Wipes

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First of all, if you're not using a makeup remover of some sort before you wash your face, I promise you there is still makeup left when you go to bed at night. I used to be weary of this "unnecessary step", but once I started using them I never looked back. I have tried several different brands, but I keep coming back to these! Most other brands burn my eyes or feel too rough on my face. These are very moist and soft, so they are gentle on your skin, but the liquid is very mild so your eyes don't feel like they are about to fall out of your head. These are holy grail item for me!

3) Loreal Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation

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This. Foundation. Is. Life.

It's so light on the skin and the coverage is on point. I apply mine with a stippling brush and I am obsessed with the way it looks. I'm not sure if I would say it lasts 24 hours, but it lasts all day at work, which is good enough for me!

I will say, if you are oily (like me), you MUST set it with a powder. Especially in this Georgia humidity, the "glow" can start looking like "grease" real quick.

I cannot wait to see how it does in the cooler weather.

4) Maybelline Face Studio Master Concealer

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I bought this concealer in June... And then left it in our room at BaseCamp... So I thought. I actually found it in my suitcase at the beach last weekend, and I was so excited to try it! I LOVE it. The coverage is absolutely out of this world, but it's not drying or cakey and it blends like a dream. I just set it with a little translucent powder and I'm ready to go.

5) Batiste Hint of Color Dry Shampoo

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I have talked about this product for years, but all I really have to say is it's awesome. I hate washing my hair more than anything, so this really saves me when I'm feeling especially lazy. I love the hint of color because it leaves no residue, and it comes in brown, blonde and red, so you can get what you need, girl.

 

6) Smoky Gray Mist Wax Cubes

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I think is a great transition scent from Summer to Fall. It smells a little like cologne, but not so much that it gives you a headache. I love using my wax melter, but I just saw this comes in a candle too, so I might be adding that to my collection very soon!

 

That's all I got for you this time. I hope I can get back to regular posts soon! : )