July Favorites

Hi! I know, I know! Were halfway through August and I’m just now posting on my July favorites. Its been such a quick & busy month! But I am sharing some items that I have been absolutely LOVING this month! Like last month there are some beauty products, a couple lifestyle items, a few pieces of clothing, and a one of my favorite movie scores. Keep reading to see what my picks are 🙂 

I’m going to start with the two pieces of clothing that have been on major repeat lately. The first was a gift from my mom. She had raved about this Tarte maxi dress she saw in a local boutique (Impulse for all you Brighton-ers!). If I’m honest, when she brought it home I didn’t think I was going to care for it. As soon as I put it on though, I completely changed my tune! It is the best (yes best!) maxi I have ever worn hands down. I’ll get into more detail in an upcoming post about it but its so flattering and I would recommend trying it out if you are looking at getting/trying a maxi. My color combo is sold out but it comes in a different style I’m linking for you below! The second item I have been living in are my Monrow Sweatpants. I have been sporting these almost every day because they are so damn comfy! I know this is pretty pricey for loungewear but they are so soft, cozy, and have the perfect slouch to them. Plus the camo print pretty much sealed the deal 😉 

Tart Maxi Dress (my pattern) | Tart Maxi Dres (my style) | Monrow camo sweatpants

 

On to the beauty products! I have three for you this month. The first one I can’t rave about enough! The TruSelf Organics Detoxifying Mask is a game changer. I am a mask junkie and have had some that are staples but now this one is on the top of the list. I’ve been using since June and have seen a dramatic change in my skin with redness, evenness, and all over glowiness 😉 I’ve been using it about 2 times a week and have been telling everyone about it. I even have gotten JB to use it and he felt a difference too 🙂 Just try it, I’m confident you will love it! Use the code “BACK2SCHOOL” for 20% off your order as well! 

The next item I found while casually browsing isles at Target… I know you all do it 😉 This Say Yes to Coconut lip oil has taken the place of chapsticks and most glosses for me on an everyday basis. I love that its shiny but not sticky so it feels really good on your lips. In fact I gave a few of these away as birthday presents last month because they are just that good! 

Lastly comes the highlight of all highlights! If you follow who Jacyln Hill (youtube beauty guru!) you know that she collaborated with Becca Cosmetics and launched a highlighter last month. Now I am usually not a huge fan of highlighters and I now I believe that was because I never had a shade I loved. Enter Champagne Pop… I’m obsessed. It’s the perfect vanilla shade with specks of gold that really does make you look like your glowing from within! It is limited edition so if you want to try it go get it soon! 

TruSelf Organics Detoxifying Mask | Say Yes To Coconuts Lip Oil | Becca Cosmetics x Jaclyn Hill Highlight

Next come my food & health related products. Ok, if you know me then you know I love Quest Bars. I’ve been a fan since they first released and have tried several different flavors over the last couple of years. I have a new flavor that I have fell in love with.. mint chocolate chunk. Now I used to like the s’mores and cookie dough but after cutting out the majority of excess sugar from my diet those became incredibly sweet to me. I went back to the brownie flavor and while I still like that one this other one feels like a cheat! We even use them as the chocolate while making s’mores because its “healthier” right 😉 

If you follow me on Instagram you would have seen a pic (you can see it here 🙂  I took a few weeks ago showing my Recovery Smoothie and my Fitbook. I’ve been using it since the end of June and love it! I never thought I would be a person who likes to keep track of their food intake but it makes my life so easy! Plus I can plan the whole day out so I know exactly what I am getting. If you are wanting to start logging food, this book has weekly sections to break down how you felt, the amounts of what you ate, the workout you did, etc. It really is super helpful! 

Now my next favorite is a health7fitness item that I cannot rave about enough!  The Polar m400 watch has been a huge motivator during my workouts and throughout my days. Its advertised as a GPS running watch but its so much more than that. The main reason I purchased was because it tracks how many calories I burn daily. I wanted this so I could get a better handle on my caloric intake. It also tracks your heart rate through workouts which I was already accustomed to from my old Polar FT7. I loved that watch but was ready to move on up. My other favorite part about the m400 is that it allows you to have sport profiles so I can add in mountain biking, yoga, pilates, and a of ton others activities. I highly recommend Polar products as I’ve used them for the last 5 years and they have stayed consistent. 

Mint Chocolate Chunk Quest Bar | Fitlosophy Fitbook | Polar m400 Watch  

My last favorite has been one that’s been on my list all summer. The Fifty Shades of Grey score has been on repeat on my phone for several months. I’m a sucker for a good score anyway (especially if its by Danny Elfman!) but I just love all the songs on the album 🙂 

 

Hope you guys enjoyed my picks for July even though its the last week in August lol! Let me know in the comments if you have any questions about anything I talked about. Have a great start to your week 🙂 

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    • Keia McLean
      August 28, 2015 / 5:40 pm

      I know Gretel! Its amazing! Thank you!
      xo Keia

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