Friday, September 2, 2016

August Lifestyle and Beauty Favorites

Hey all! I am back! I decided to step back into blogging full on for September and see how I do. I am thinking my schedule will be twice a week for now. Blogging has been such a fun way to document our lives. It's also my creative outlet and a way to connect to so many people. I know at this time of year my post on how to set up a college binder has been getting a lot of hits. I am going to be doing an updated version of that soon, as my tastes have changed. I have graduated with my degree and am not pursuing a master's degree but my husband is currently in school so I will use his syllabus to help with the post.
In the meantime I have been wanting to do a lifestyle and beauty favorites post for a while. Many of my favorite YouTube beauty gurus have posted their favorite posts today and it got me inspired to do mine. I have had a lot of favorite's so let's start with some fashion items.

 This top is one of my favorite finds from the summer! It's from Ross and I love it. It's a little flowy but was perfect for hot summer days. The big pattern just works for me.

 This C necklace I got in honor of my daughter Claire. I love to wear it and it is just special to me. I got it from My Name Necklace. They have a lot of options you can choose from but this is just so simple and Claire doesn't pull on it anymore, she touches and looks at it but doesn't pull on it so she doesn't break the chain which is good.
Now for beauty favorites.
 This body wash! You guys, it is amazing, and as you can see I almost used it all up in about 2 weeks. It's from Walmart, or any store that you can find soft soap brand and it smells so good. Makes my skin feel so soft and I use it as a shaving cream. I lather it all up on my loufa and then put it on my legs. Makes for a great shaving cream.

Urban Decay Naked Palette. This palette has been my go to for a while now. I love the colors for fall and they are so simple and great for every day. I usually use the three lightest shades on  a daily basis. If I want to switch it up then I will use the golden toned shades. I can create so many looks with this palette and it was worth every penny. Highly recommend.

Mac Melba blush. I am in love. This is my blush! I  have worn it every day for about a month now and it just brings the perfect wash of color to my skin. It's great for my fair skin tone but even better when I am tan.  Love it so much. 
Now onto some multi-media favorites
First off my planner. I couldn't do a favorites post without talking about my Erin Condren Life Planner.  I am loving it so much lately. Planning has been a therapeutic, creative outlet for me and not only that but it helps me combat my social anxiety so much. Check out the site if you haven't and you can use that link to get $10.00 off your first order. 
With my planner I have loved creating my own stickers. It saves me a little money, lets me be creative and I enjoy the entire design process. One of my favorite shops to get digital paper from is Bloomsical on etsy. Look at these designs!

The makeup one and the fall one I am dying over. Heart eyes for day. Most shops use digital scrap booking paper to create their designs and this shop is a popular one. Check her out! And stay tuned for my series on how to create planner stickers which will be continuing this month.
Last favorite of the month was an author I discovered through the overdrive app. This author is Elizabeth Camden and she writes historical romance novels. My favorite genre to read is romance and especially historical romance. Her books are very clean, free from profanity and sex scenes which I love. Highly recommend any of her books.

Thanks for reading about my favorites this past month. Can't wait to try new things and discover old ones for my September favorites post.

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