Hey y’all! Que the expected “I can’t believe it’s already August!” But really, this summer has gone by fast at times and slow at others. Regardless, this summer has treated me well. I have gotten so much closer to my two oldest sisters, reconnected with old friends, and met some new friends, all of which I’m extremely grateful for. Life is precious and I’m learning to treat each day as a gift. Anyways, here’s the stuff I’ve been loving this past month.
The Balm Cosmetics Meet Matt(e) Hughes Liquid Lip in Trustworthy– I haven’t been wearing matte lips lately because y’all know I’m obsessed with the glow, but the formula of this is so comfortable. It has a minty scent and feel to it, so if you’re not into that, I wouldn’t recommend this. But that’s the only downside, in my opinion. The formula lasts and the color is unlike anything I own.
wet n wild crease eye brush– Y’ALL. This brush is only 99 cents and it performs so well. I bought two because I couldn’t resist. They’ve also been sold out pretty much everywhere, so when I saw that they had two left, I snagged them both. I was surprised with how well they performed, I was expecting E.L.F one dollar brush quality, but oh no. These are so much better. I can’t speak for any other brush in the line because I’ve only tried this one, but if you find one at your local drug store, I highly recommend it!
Anastasia Glow Kits (marketing)- So this is an odd beauty favorite because the product itself isn’t what I’m talking about. I haven’t tried these kits, but I’ve heard they’re amazing. What I really want to focus on is their marketing. I am obsessed with the models they used for their newest releases. Anastasia is one of the only brands that I’ve seen that’s been super progressive in their advertising. They always have a wide shade range so darker skin tones can actually benefit from their products. It sets them apart from other brands, but I also wish more brands advertised darker skin tones.
Pac Sun’s Me to We line- I bought two shirts from this line and I can’t stop wearing them. They’re so comfy and they were decently priced. They’re simple basics but it was something that I was lacking in my wardrobe, so I find myself reaching for them often. I honestly want every item from this line. Here’s the two I bought – shirt one – shirt two.
My summer playlist on spotify has been my go to music. I keep it pretty updated with new music, you should check it out!
PokemonGo- I know I’m not the only one who’s been obsessed with this, but it wouldn’t be a true favorites post if I didn’t include this.
“once in a while, it really hits people that they don’t have to experience life in the way they have been told to.” -Alan Knightley
“The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.” -Alan Wilson Watts
“Don’t think about what can happen in a month. Don’t think about what can happen in a year. Just focus on the 24 hours in front of you and do what you can to get closer to where you want to be.” -Eric Thomas