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Version 3Version 3Version 2Version 3 I recently teamed up with Glossier, a brand that sells both skincare and makeup products, to incorporate #glossierpink into my look. My mind immediately went to my Fujifilm Instax camera which I have been carrying around everywhere with me lately, trying to get lots of cute pics of my friends and I before we all go off to college. The outfit above is pretty representative of what I wear on a typical summer day when I’m out hanging out with friends.

Today, I’m wearing this fun printed dress from Forever 21 which is absolutely perfect for summer. Also on my left wrist I’m wearing a lobster claw bracelet from the Maine Bracelet Company, a jigsaw bracelet which I got from my college orientation, a pink bracelet from a twenty one pilots concert, and a red bracelet with pawprints also from my college orientation. And of course I’m “wearing” my beautiful Fujifilm Instax camera. I love the pale pink of this case. It’s absolutely gorgeous and goes with everything I own, which means it always looks good, no matter what I wear. I also opted for a no makeup and all natural hair because it’s summer and I want my skin to breathe.

I hope you liked reading about my outfit and you should check out Glossier because they have some pretty cool products!


September Favorites

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Crunch Girl Scout Bars – I’ve actually only ever had the Thin Mint one (the one pictured is the Samoa one), but it is so freaking good. If you haven’t tried one yet, you should.

Coffaro’s Baking Company Gluten Free Biscotti – My mom is gluten free so she bought these, but then they just sat in our pantry forever and no one ever ate them. However, my sister routinely goes and raids our pantry and when she found these the other day, I was immediately addicted. The two flavors we had were Lemon Vanilla and Cranberry Almond. They were both so good!

Pixi Lip Balm in Ripe Raspberry – I received this lip balm in my September Birchbox and I have been loving it! It’s a lip balm, but it has a lovely color that makes my face look brighter and happier. It doesn’t feel like I’m putting any effort in at all, but it looks like I did.

This Dress (except in maroon) – I bought this dress at Old Navy about a month ago and I think it’s such a pretty dress to wear in the fall time. I’m loving that maroon color. It doesn’t have sleeves, but that’s what layering is for. I think it’s a dress that is pretty interchangeable between the seasons as well because of its subtle floral print.

Garnier Sleek and Shine Shampoo and Conditioner – After trying a bunch of shampoos and conditioner I haven’t liked recently, I’ve finally found my match. (See my reviews of those products here and here.) I feel like my hair is actually being moisturized when I use this shampoo and conditioner which is something I haven’t found with the last few shampoo and conditioners I’ve used.

What were your favorites this month?

July Favorites

Another month has come and gone. Summer is just flying by, unfortunately. I did a really good job keeping track of my favorites this month, so you are really getting what I’ve been loving this whole month, not just the beginning of the month.

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One thing I’ve been loving this month is Bolthouse Farms drinks (I’ve been calling it Boathouse Farms until I finally looked it up today). They’re so delicious and packed with all kinds of good nutrients.

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Another thing I’ve been loving is Superwoman‘s YouTube videos. She’s so funny and watching her videos always makes me happy.


Flying Fox Shower Gel – Okay well technically, I’ve only used this twice, but it is one of the most amazing things I’ve ever smelled. If you love the scent of the Sex Bomb from Lush you will love this. The ladies at Lush told me I should buy the bigger size and I should have listened to them. (Not that I had any money at the point, but still…)

Orange Ginger Hand Soap – My mom, my sister, and I all received things from the Bath & Body Works Aromatherapy line for Christmas, and I must say, I’m pretty impressed. This hand soap and lotion that my mom received is my latest favorite though. The scent is amazing and the soap doesn’t dry out my hands (though we’ll see how that changes when winter comes). I haven’t used the lotion all that much, but it smells amazing as well.

Protect and Detangle Spray – Honestly, I’m not all that sure what this does. I’ve been using it as a hair serum to make my curls bouncier, by scrunching it into my hair when wet. It works really well some days and not so well other days, but my hair isn’t all crunchy after it dries which I appreciate. However, the real reason I love it so much is the scent (there seems to be a theme in this post today). It smells like vanilla cupcakes and oh my goodness I just want to eat it out of the bottle.
IMG_0737Sea Island Cotton Fine Fragrance Mist – More scent loving! For some reason, I got it in my mind that this perfume (well actually I really should say body spray) was called Summer Breeze. It’s obviously not, but I think that’s what reminds me of. Not that any summer breeze I have encountered has ever smelled like this, but it’s what I imagine a summer breeze should smell like. This scent is very fresh (it actually smells like freshly laundered sheets I think), but I love it.

I hope you enjoyed this post and let me know if what you think of my July Favorites!

What items have you been loving this month?


New Favorite Artist: Ingrid Michaelson

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So the other day my friend discussed the possibility of going to an Ingrid Michaelson concert. I didn’t immediately recognize the name, but when I looked her up I was like “Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.” Out of curiosity, I started listening to her albums. I’ve got to say: I’m hooked. I can’t stop listening to her songs. Check her out below:

What artists have you been listening to lately?

June Favorites

This June favorites has no beauty things, I’m sorry. I haven’t really been using anything new that I’m in love with. If you saw yesterday’s post though, you saw that I bought a couple new facemasks and a hair mask, so hopefully I will have something to share with you next month. Now enjoy these favorites!

Passion Fruit Juice – Now I have always loved passion fruit juice so this is really more of a rediscovery as I start to see more of this in the United States. Passion fruit juice is kind of hard to find in regular stores, so often I have to go to ethnic food stores to find this. I love passion fruit juice though. It is the perfect combination of sweet and sour! I could drink it all day! I really want to try out this recipe for passion fruit juice that I found on Pinterest! (Overuse of exclamation points!)

Magic Wingdom/Baby Bird Bros – I don’t know what I find so enjoyable about this game, but I’ve been especially loving it this month. It’s really addictive. Basically what you’re trying to do is match together eggs of the same color and make sure that eggs of different colors don’t touch.

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Italian Radio – If you have one of those internet radio boxes, such as a Squeezebox, you can listen to radio stations all over the world. Lately I’ve liked listening to Italian radio because I like the mix of American and Italian music, plus, all the talking that isn’t music is in Italian, so I never get annoyed at the DJs.

Everybody’s VidCon Vlogs – I just like seeing all my favorite YouTubers together and I kind of get lost in their lives when watching their videos. Oh that sounds so sad on my part. I promise I have friends.


This woman left everything to travel the world with her father.

This is my new favorite travel website.

This guy’s girlfriend was fed up with taking photos of everything and then this happened.

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This picture basically describes my dad and me.Some of these things in this video are kind of offense and I don’t necessarily agree with everything in this video, but in general, it’s pretty funny so I thought I’d share it with you guys. (Also I think this video is from July…whoops.)

What have you guys been loving this June?

May Favorites

My May favorites is not very beauty product heavy. Every time I get to the end of the month I can never remember what products I’ve loved this month! Funny how that works. I’m going to have to start making a list of all of the things I love using during the month.


My Skincare Routine – I wrote about my current skincare routine here and my skin has looked so good this month. I’m not going to bore you by rewriting all the details (you can go read the other blogpost for that), but I will say that my skin looks so good and feels so soft. It makes me happy. 🙂

Parks and Recreation – I have been absolutely obsessed with this show this month! I’m already on season 4! This show is about the Parks and Recreations department in a small town in Indiana. This show is just so funny. The main character is really crazy and weird. She’s played by Amy Poehler. I love Amy Poehler. You should watch this show.

Trader Joe’s Miso Ginger Broth – I love a good warming soup. This is really just a broth that is probably supposed to be a base to other things, but I like drinking it alone as well. It is warming miso broth with a hint of ginger that you really smell more than taste, but it is PERFECT for a rainy day.

Clash of Clans – Okay so this favorite is actually really embarrassing, but I don’t care what other people think so here it is: I play Clash of Clans. A little bit obsessively. Well not as much anymore, but definitely earlier this month. #noshame

Sumita Constrast Eyeliner – I am not an eyeliner wearer, but I have really enjoyed wearing this eyeliner this month. I received it in my April Birchbox and I use it everyday in my makeup. I love it and I’m going to be sad when it runs out. I guess I’ll just have to purchase it… 😉

What are your May favorites? Link below!

February Favorites

February has come and gone. This year is going by so fast! Anyways I just wanted to share a few favorites of mine from 2014.

1. Camille Beckman’s Morelia Monarch Body Butter

So I received a sample of this in my February Birchbox (which I only received a few days ago so it probably doesn’t count as a monthly favorite), but I have been loving it. I don’t want to say too much because I want to write a review for you guys, but I just want to say that it is amazing and my hands have never looked better.

Cute Boots!2. Grey Old Navy Boots

I’ve probably already mentioned these boots one too many times (here and here), but I absolutely love these boots. Every time I don’t know what shoes to wear, I grab these. They go everything because they’re so neutral. I just love them so much. ❤

3. Bloglovin’

This month I connected my blog to my Bloglovin’ account. (I have 16 followers! Woot, woot! You can follow me here.) I also may have followed a few blogs and I may occasionally get distracted from studying by them. (I’ll just read one more post, well just another one, okay this is the last one…) So there’s that…

Okay so not a lot of favorites this month, but you may have noticed that I mentioned ordering a Birchbox. My first one was the February one and it arrived a few days ago. I’m really excited to try new products through these boxes. You should have seen my little happy dance when my first one arrived.

4. Humans of New York Blog

I love being able to see the real lives of real people. Some of those stories are so inspirational and some are just plain hilarious. Check it out here.

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What are your monthly favorites?