July Favorites

It is time again to say farewell to July and Hello August! I am beyond excited about August. I get to start school back up, the weather will start to get a tad less disgusting and I get to break out my close toed shoes! Woohoo! But as it happens, I had a very chill July(not in temperature, it was in the 90’s most of the month). I stayed at home a lot, cleaned, swam at my boyfriends and watched every single episode of Monk. Because of this, I only have a couple makeup favorites as I was letting my skin take a break. So without any more introduction, my July Favorites.

 

Popcorn Indiana Kettle Corn

This is the most delicious popcorn you will ever put in your mouth. It is sweet, a little crunchy, and best of all it has no Soy, which is great for me because of my recently discovered Soy allergy. I love the taste of this, and love the nutrition info even more. With only 4 ingredients, (Popcorn, Canola Oil, Salt, and Sugar) this has been a delicious lifesaver in the month of July.

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Starbucks Via Instant Coffee

After discovering Vanilla Almond milk is delicious frozen, my mom and I were looking for a way to use it in a drink. We discovered that regular coffee that has been made in a coffee pot tastes watery in the milk even when made extremly strong. That is where the Via’s come in. What we do is mix a Via packet with around a tablespoon of hot water and stir that until all of the coffee has dissolved. Next, we fill our glass 3/4 of the way full with the frozen/slushy Vanilla flavored Almond milk and stir until the mixture is blended. After that, we fill the rest of the glass with ice and I add two Splenda to mine. (We use those lidded drink cups with the straws that are specifically made for iced drinks.) I promise you, this stuff is delicious and is perfect if you don’t drink a whole pot of coffee in the morning. You can also substitute cows milk or chocolate milk if you don’t like the kind we use.

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Cetaphil Skin Restoring Moisturizer 

I really love this stuff because it doesn’t break me out, make my face look greasy, or irritate my extremely sensitive face. I like to use it as a night cream so when I wake up in the morning, my face is smooth and ready for foundation. 

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Olay Fresh Effects BB Cream

I know that I haven’t been too keen on this in past posts, but since I haven’t been doing a full face of makeup every day, its gotten a lot of use. Its also nice that it has sunscreen, but i’m still not keen on the smell.

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Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder 

This is my holy grail pressed powder. It is a tad thicker than a typical pressed powder, so I can wear it on it’s own with concealer or BB Cream and it actually gives me a little coverage. I own the Translucent and I will be buying more when I run out.

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Monk

Now this is nostalgic for me, I started watching Monk with my parents when I was around 8, so I really did grow up with the characters. The show documents the life of a former homicide detective that had a psychotic break when his wife was killed in a car bomb. He struggles with extreme OCD, and a plethora of fears all while solving crimes for the San Francisco police department. If you like detective shows, or even just people being clever, you need to watch this.

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Pompeii by Bastille (Acoustic)

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Two Fingers by Jake Bugg

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Beautiful by Ben Rector

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Those are my favorites! Sorry about the stock photos, my camera is freaking out on me and I needed to post this before it got to be too much past July. I promise I will have original photos next post! What are your favorites from July? Let me know in the comments! Much Love, Darby

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