Hey friends and happy July! At the request of my readers, I am starting a new monthly series on the blog where I share my current favorite things. Items range from skincare and makeup, to household and kitchen ware, to foods and snacks. So without further ado, let's get right into it!
GYM & CLOTHING
Lululemon Wunder Under High Rise
I get asked about these pants ALL THE TIME on the 'gram, and they are my favorite! These high rise Wunder Unders come in a few different fabrics and lengths, so be sure to try them all to find what works best for what you're looking for. But yea, these are amazeballs.
Forever 21 Swim
You guys, I'm not lion, F21 swim is pretty decent. I honestly can't stand the stores, but find myself going back time after time, and especially this time of year. I'm not down with companies charging $80+ each for bikini separates (WTF), and it can be so hard to find cute bathing suits that are on the cheaper side. I remember back in the day Target used to have the market cornered on this, but F21 has taken the lead, IMO. Really cute stuff, a price point I can get down with. Drawback: these suits really only last about 1, maybe 2 summers.
BEAUTY & MAKEUP
Living Proof Dry Shampoo
This is the BEST dry shampoo in the game. TRUST.
NYX Liquid Illuminator in Pure Gold
I shared this on my Instagram recently and for good reason- it's a great way to add a little summery, bronzey sun to your cheekbones. I'll dab a little bit o my cheekbones, temples, and bridge of my nose, either with my finger or a damp beauty blender. Extra bonus: It's affordable!
Laura Gellar Highlighter in Gilded Honey
I've been mostly into cream highlighters for my easy every day makeup lately, but when I'm looking for that highlight you can see from space, I'll dust this on on top of the creams. This is the perfect shade for summer and I love the formula.
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Morocco
Such a fun, vibrant, summery red, that's affordable to boot! It looks so good with bronzy, tan skin, and is such a flattering shade of red (the orange undertones make your teeth look whiter). I'll be doing a makeup tutorial with this color soon so stay tuned for that!
FOOD & KITCHEN
Balanced Bites Spice Blends from Diane Sanfilippo
I have been using these wayyyy more than I thought I would (and I thought I'd be using them a lot). One of these blends seems to make it into almost everything I'm making these days, and with good reason. They are really unique and punchy flavor blends that add a great kick to any meal. My favorites are Diner (especially on eggs), Mega Med (I put it in tuna or chicken salad, among other things), and Smoky (just adds a great depth of flavor to pretty much anything).
HOUSE & HOME
Gretchen Rubin's Books
It's no secret I've been way obsessed with the author Gretchen Rubin lately. Her books are a wonderful study in self-knowledge, efficiency, time management, habit and goal setting, and general pursuit of a happier life. Highly recommend.
P.S. Search #shethrivesbookclub on the gram for more of my recommended reads.
I'm sure you've seen these things before but wondered what they are, and I recently got one and I'm pretty obsessed. It's a little thing you stick to the back of your phone that sits pretty flat, until you pull it out (like shown in the photo), and it basically acts as a handle for your phone. It makes taking photos (selfies in particular, no shame here) way easier, and it also props up your phone horizontally on any surface, which is great for watching videos. A cheap add on accessory allows you to clip your phone to your dashboard for easy hands-free map viewing, and they come in a zillion colors. Worth it.
Safari Dual-Sided, Stainless Steel Shedding Blade
As you may know (especially if you follow me on Snapchat), we have two English Setter dogs, and they are the loves of our lives, but HOLY SHIT do they shed! I am constantly lint rolling all my clothes, brushing hair off our couches and furniture, sweeping the house, and still I can't stay on top of their ridiculous shedding. Enter: this thingy. I guess these types of brushes are actually designed for horses, but man alive do they work to de-shed and get rid of excess doggie hairs. Also, both our dogs generally hide when they see their regular brush coming their way, but they actually seem to enjoy this one, so win/win. (Pro tip: Use this outside!)
That's it! What are you obsessed with these days? Anything out there I need to try? Let me know in the comments! And hey, HAPPY JULY!
And remember that you can always check out my all-time favorites (read: ride or die, go-to products) and recommendations from everything from skincare to cookbooks in my shop tab!
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