July Favorites

I know!! I know!! It’s a little late to be doing a favorites post for July, but give me a break this is my first favorites post and I wanted to really make sure I was in love with the products I will be mentioning before I wrote this post. But better late than never!!

Starting with my makeup favorites from July: I received a Wantable box in May and this product was one of the items I found in my box, the Pla Beauty Super Wear Gel Liner in Noir 1. This eye liner is just a simple black pencil but it goes on so smoothly and boldly and I absolutely love how it looks on my eyes. While I have yet to figure out how to or even if you’re able to sharpen the dang thing I still love it.
Another makeup favorite of mine would have to be my e.l.f. Eyebrow Kit in Medium. I love how easy this kit is to use and it is so natural looking. I never really got the hang of using a brow pencil, it always turned out way to dark and unnatural looking… But with this I just use the fluffy brush the kit came with for the powder and apply that to the inner part of my brow then use a liner brush to apply the wax to the rest of my brow to shape and fill. This eyebrow kit was only three dollars from Target and I will for sure be purchasing this again!

Now for my beauty and hair favorites: for my hair this is a long time favorite of mine I’ve been using it ever since I started using products in my hair, and yes, I have tried other brands and types of products to get the desired look but I always come back to this certain product. The Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum. I love this serum because it doesn’t make my hair feel or look greasy if used correctly, and believe me it took me a while to figure out how to use it in a way that won’t make my hair look gross. The way I use it is I use one pump while my hair is wet and just work it through the ends and the top, but not the roots, then I style my hair how I normally would and if it still looks a little frizzy after blow drying and heat styling then I apply another half a pump to the top to smooth down the frizz. I don’t recall the cost of the serum but it is available in Target stores!
Next is my beauty favorite for July. I actually got this about a week before July was over but after one use I was hooked! I have been on the hunt for a good moisturizer for my face that has SPF in it and I couldn’t find one that didn’t smell like sunscreen or make my face greasy and slimy. Until one day I found the Botanics Mattifying Day Cream Sunsceen (SPF 15) in my mom’s bathroom and used some. It was AMAZING so I bought myself a jar the next day at Target! If I remember correctly it was about $14 for a 50ml jar, but trust me this stuff goes a long way. It smells incredible and it feels so soft and not like sunscreen at all!! This product will be a favorite for a long while I can tell already!

One last favorite to share, my fashion favorite! This summer I got a job at a shoe store called Aldo, since I have an amazing employee discount I have been using it A LOT to buy shoes and accessories for schoolwhich has saved me so much money!! Recently my favorite and only little watch broke so I had been going without one and I was not a fan. So I bought one from Aldo! I am obsessed! The face of the watch is gold and big but not so big that it’s heavy or uncomfortable. And the best part is it came with 5 different bands so it matches every single outfit and it looks like I am wearing a different watch everyday, even though it’s the same watch!! I have had it for about a month and a half now and I have had no issues, the bands are super cute and great quality! Highly recommend 10/10!!! you can find sets similar to the one I bought here. unfortunately the set I bought isn’t sold anymore online although we still have it in stores, but the sets they are selling are still SUPER CUTE and I wish I could buy them all!!

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Not the Summer I was Expecting

Every kid that goes to school loves summer and spends the whole school year counting the minutes till summer vacation when they are free to spend all day with friends in the sun at the beach or shopping. Don’t get me wrong I was that kid this school year, I knew I would have to have a job, I’m 19 and in college, a job is necessary if I want to afford anything next year. But I was still excited about summer,  the sun, my friends, no stress from school it would have been great; if reality hadn’t caught up so quickly. I never had many friends in high school, I had tons of acquaintances, sure, but really no good friends. Until this last year at Western I became best friends with one of those acquaintances.. Other than her I  don’t have any close friends in my hometown, all my close friends from college live at least an hour away d they have their own friends at home to hang out with and catch up with. So my summer has been pretty lonely so far. To make matters better my boyfriend is still in Bellingham and since he is doing summer school at the college and working on top of that it is  hard to make time together. One plus to not having anybody to hang out with i that me and my sister have become really close really quick, we never got along before  but I think we are both old enough to understand that we were born to be friends, we don’t have a choice.

In addition to being without friends, I am in general just without people. I am used to living in the dorms with people always with me i was rarely alone and I came to love the constant company. At home it is me and my sister most of the day and now that my sister got her license she can drive by herself and go visit her boyfriend which leaves me alone again. It’s depressing, I really do think it is making me depressed being so alone and sad and I hate it.

Summer this year is not what I was expecting but in the months to come I plan to make worth while of the alone time and try to not be depressed I want o enjoy this summer. I’ll make some new friends, find a new hobby or two, who knows maybe I’ll even excersize! This summer will not be as terrible in the end as it was in the beginning I am making my self a promise to make a good experience of this sad summer.