Happy Sunday friends and happy August! Can you believe it’s August already because I certainly can’t! The month of July was filled with lots of traveling and lots of beach trips with family. I’m super sad that July is over, but I’m so happy it was a month filled with relaxation before the craziness of the fall begins this coming week.
I always love reading blog posts and watching videos of people’s monthly favorites to see what everyone else is loving. Because I love these types of posts myself, I figured I would start doing monthly favorite posts about all of the things I loved from the past month. I will have skincare, makeup, clothes, lifestyle, and of course photography related favorites for each month. I hope you enjoy these types of posts as much as I do!
So without further ado, here are my July favorites!
I tend to have really oily skin, so I always love using a gel moisturizer. This one hydrates really well and doesn’t cause any excess oil.
My lips are always dry and peeling and I haven’t been able to find anything that truly hydrates them and prevents peeling. This lip mask does just that. It smells so good and really has helped my lips!
While I have super oily skin, my chin and around my mouth always gets dry and flaky and it really shows when I put on makeup. This oil has been a lifesaver! I use it in the mornings before I put on my moisturizer and it has made the biggest difference; I no longer have dry patches that peak through my foundation!
4. Rodan and Fields Lash Boost
I am not normally one to use or promote MLM products, but y’all this stuff is so good! Matt bought this for me for valentines day and I hadn’t really consistently used it until recently and I have seen a crazy difference in my lashes! They are so long and full. Everyone I run into asks if my eyelashes are real or tells me how long and pretty this stuff is. I was skeptical, especially with the high price tag, but I am a believer! This stuff works and I’m hooked. Matt bought mine from our friend Krystal Tyree if you’re interested in purchasing it.
I love this lipgloss! It’s so pretty and gives such a pretty wash of color even without anything underneath.
My favorite highlighter right now! Such a pretty golden champagne color.
I have really dark under eyes! It runs in my family and we all have horrible dark circles. I always struggle to find a concealer that will cover them, not crease throughout the day, and it’s super thick and heavy. This concealer hit all of those points and is only $7!
I have been living in these shorts all month and all summer really. They’re so cute and comfortable! They have stretch to them, so you can breathe in them even after eating loads of La Caretta; a win in my book. Also, did I mention that they’re on sale for only $19.99; a steal! They have a bunch of other colors as well that are on sale.
These have been a staple for me this summer and this month. They’re super soft and fit really well. It’s still casual but looks somewhat put together. There are a ton of different colors, patterns, and designs. Most of them are 50% right now as well!
Well it’s no secret that I’ve pretty much lived at the beach and pool all this month, so bathing suits have been a part of my everyday attire. I found this suit at Belk on sale this month and have fallen in love! This suit is normally $160 and is on sale right now for only $24.99!! LIKE WHAT!! That is crazy. All of their bathing suits are currently on sale for under $35 including their designer suits. So many cute ones! Run don’t walk people!
Another bathing suit on sale for $24.99 from its original price of $129! Craziness!
I love these sunglasses! I’ve been wanting blue lens aviators for so long now and I just haven’t been able to bring myself to spend close to $200 on Ray Bans. I found these on Amazon for only $12.99 and figured I would try them and I LOVE them! They’re really nice quality and have held up really well so far! They look just like the blue lens RayBans, but at a fraction of the cost.
2. Panama Hat
This is the perfect beach hat! It’s got a wide enough brim to keep the sun off your face without it being oversized like most sunhats. I love it and wore it every day at the beach. And It’s under $13, so you can’t beat that!
I’ve been wanting a backpack camera bag for a while now. I love my other House of Flynn Evermore bag, but it can tend to hurt my shoulder while I’m lugging around all of my gear on wedding days and during shoots. This backpack holds all of my gear and makes it super easy and painless to tote everything I need on wedding days. The Aquamarine color is now sold out, but they have a few other pretty colors and patterns. Some of which are included in their spring sale, which is a huge discount on the bag!
Not only are these cute, but they help raise money to provide funding for an orphanage in Mexico and provide income to women local to the Mexican orphanage. Such a great way to give back and make your bag look extra cute!
I hope you can enjoy getting a peek into some of my favorites items from July and I hope they can before some of your favorites as well 🙂
xo Brittany ox