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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June Favorites!

It’s that time of the month again…monthly favorites time! Since July first is tomorrow I thought I would share the things I’ve been loving for this month with you! Lets get started!

Nicole By OPI nail polish in the shade, Wear Something Spar-Kylie

I was completely drooling over this particular nail polish when the Kardashian collection came out last year, but alas, I did not have the money to drop on a $9 bottle of nail polish, so I sadly tried to forget it’s existence. Ironically enough, as I was rummaging through the beauty section at Marshall’s, I came across a duo of this color and All Kendall-ed Up for $5.99. I was in such disbelief, I actually asked the sales lady if the sticker was correct. I mean six dollars for two OPI nail polishes is crazy talk! It just so happened the sticker was right, and I happily continued on my way with two new nail polishes in tow.

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I ❤ Extreme, Crazy Volume Mascara by Essence

As mentioned in my previous post, i seem to be on a mascara kick right now, so it is only fitting to include a mascara in my monthly favorites. This particular one is by Essence and does a surprisingly good job for a $3 mascara. It separates my lashes all while making them longer and seemingly fuller. I would repurchase this mascara when I run out and I strongly suggest you try one!

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Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder

This is my Holy Grail pressed powder. It isn’t as fine as a typical pressed powder and is heavier, so much so that I just wear this when I don’t feel like wearing a foundation. I have the color 001 and I will definitely repurchase when I run out.

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Blue Diamond Roasted & Salted Almonds

My family is on our second week of eating allergen free to see if we’re allergic to anything. This includes eliminating Soy, Dairy, Gluten and Corn products from our diet for three weeks. Since I know I am not allergic to nuts or nut products, I have been snacking on these bad boys constantly. I am halfway through my second bag and I know there is a third in my future. They’re yummy and I love them.

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Espresso Bar candle from Bath & Body Works

I just recently go this during the semi annual sale for $10 instead of the typical $20 for a 3 wick candle. In a nutshell, this candle smells like Starbucks. Strong coffee smell with a hint of sweet. I can’t figure out if it is chocolate or caramel, but I don’t care. It’s allready half way burned and I cannot get enough.

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Popular Song by MIKA feat. Ariana Grande

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I’ve really been enjoying this song. I think it’s funny, and it’s ridiculously catchy.

We Can’t Stop by Miley Cyrus

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When I first heard this song I absolutely hated it. But as it happens, after I heard it on the radio a couple times I got addicted.

I think that about wraps it up! I hope you enjoyed this post and if you have any June favorites, feel free to leave it in the comments! Happy Beautifying!