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July Favorites 2017

Here we are again, another monthly favorites post. July is over and here comes August…where has the time gone? I have loved many things this week, but I’m trying not to list everything because most of it is from my mini makeup haul I posted a few weeks ago.

However, there are a few things that I can’t help but mention. Makeup, beauty, and even some shows are among the things I have been loving throughout July. I always love these posts, and I hope you do too.

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The Great British Bake Off

I just recently watched all 3 seasons of The Great British Bake Off on Netflix and am crying for more! I have no idea where this has been all my life…it is so fun to watch! Although this whole month I have battled my want for rolls, biscuits, cakes, and pies. I wish I could bake like these people, they are incredible! Although, no one I ever wanted to win, won, such a bummer! I wish they would put more seasons on Netflix.

Too Faced Bon Bon Palette

I received this palette for my birthday back in June and it has been my go-to all month long. There are so many different colors and looks you can achieve with this one palette. I use it from everything from a simple on the go look to fancier, shimmery look. This shadow is creamy and buttery with great pigmentation. I love the neutrals and the pops of color that this palette has; such a good mix of everything.

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Zoella Beauty Wonder Hand

I am a big Zoella fan and my sister recently surprised me with this Wonder Hand from her collection. She does amazing lotions, bath gels, and body sprays. This smells closely to my favorite item from her, Creamy Madly Dreamy. If you are in the UK, I envy your ability to buy all her items easily, it’s a process to get it here! (Who wants to send me some Zoella Lifestyle items??) This hand cream is so lovely and subtle. It’s perfect for when I head to bed, I don’t like an overly perfumed lotion when I am heading to bed. I definitely recommend this for your purse or bedside table.

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Aura Cacia Lavender Rollerball 

You know I have been diving into essential oils lately, I finally picked up a lavender rollerball from my local co-op. I have wanted to try topical oils, but the idea of having to dilute it myself sort of scares me. So this pre-done rollerball is perfect for me! I apply it on my temples, nape of the neck, and wrists every night before heading to bed. It is gentle and soothing. I have really noticed a more relaxed feel when I am trying to get to sleep since using this product. If you have a hard time sleeping like I do, I highly recommend this! There is nothing more soothing and relaxing than lavender.

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Goody Bright Boost Paddle Brush

I rarely share hair items like this, mainly because I haven’t been very impressed with anything lately. This brush is less than $3 and I am LOVING it. So simple and so cheap but it honestly works on my hair like my $15 tangle teezer. I have extremely thick hair that tangles and knots with a drop of a hat. I was shocked how well this did on my hair…brushing was no problem even after a few top knots. I really recommend this if you’re looking for a good, affordable hair brush.

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Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes

In my recent makeup haul, I picked up the Sephora Favorites Lashes to go and I have been loving one mascara in particular, the Tarte Lights, Camera, and Lashes. I think this is my favorite out of the bunch so far, it is honestly, amazing! Just one coat and my lashes look stunning: thicker and longer! I am still trying them all out but this is definitely the one I continue to reach for day after day.

NYX Pro Foundation Mixer in White

This foundation mix in has been a lifesaver this month!! I was so impressed with how well it worked and didn’t manipulate the foundation at all. It is literally white (picture below) and brings any foundation to a lighter shade. I have a tendency to get foundations that are too dark for me and now it doesn’t matter! I love this stuff, its a dream product. And I am so impressed that it hasn’t made my foundation splotchy or anything. The foundation works just as well with it mixed in.

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What have you been loving this July?? Let me know some things I need to watch or try! I’d love to hear bout some new favorites!! Also check out my makeup haul because I have used all those products all month as well!

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30 Comments

  • Reply Sharee

    I’m totally checking out that paddle brush. My hair tangles like no ones business! I love all of your little beauty secrets that you share!

    July 31, 2017 at 10:20 pm
    • Reply writingsandworship

      Thank you! Mine does too, and it’s been a lifesaver! And so cheap!

      July 31, 2017 at 11:22 pm
  • Reply nichole meredith

    I have such a hard time finding makeup that I love! I’m going to have to give your recommendations a try!

    July 31, 2017 at 10:38 pm
  • Reply Colonial House of Flowers

    thanks for the recommendations!!

    July 31, 2017 at 11:49 pm
  • Reply Randy + Ashley Studios

    I love Two Faced beauty products! Thanks for sharing your monthly favorites!

    August 1, 2017 at 12:05 am
  • Reply hannahlane1436

    These are great suggestions! I’m going to have to try some of these out!

    August 1, 2017 at 12:16 am
  • Reply Laurie Louis

    I need to check out the brush. I wake up in the morning with tangles and I think it would be perfect for my hair.

    August 1, 2017 at 12:21 am
    • Reply writingsandworship

      I hope it works well for ya!! I was surprised how well it worked for being so cheap!!

      August 1, 2017 at 12:29 am
  • Reply Audrey

    I’d love to check out the lavender rollerball! I just love lavender 🙂 thanks for sharing your beauty and makeup monthly favorites!

    August 1, 2017 at 12:38 am
    • Reply writingsandworship

      Thanks for stopping by!!
      Yes that rollerball is amazing! 😍

      August 1, 2017 at 12:39 am
  • Reply Laura Beck

    I know that this was mostly about beauty and makeup but hold the phone– I am OBSESSED with the Great British Bake Off. It’s the most soothing show to watch. I love it.

    August 1, 2017 at 2:12 am
  • Reply Janey

    I am curious to know on the other mascaras that you are trying. I was just thinking today that I want to try a new mascara.

    August 1, 2017 at 3:18 am
    • Reply writingsandworship

      Yeah! Sephora has a really great thing called the Sephora Favorites Lashes to go. So it’s got 5 samples in it and a coupon for a free full size of your choice out of the samples. My samples were: tarte, Lancôme, Bobbi brown, urban decay, and buxom. I highly recommend it!

      August 1, 2017 at 3:37 am
  • Reply Jamie Lucido Photography

    More great Monthly Favorites! Thank you for your reviews- very helpful!

    August 1, 2017 at 4:23 am
  • Reply sarah Funk

    Love these beauty favorites!!!

    August 1, 2017 at 11:27 am
  • Reply Aida

    Thanks for sharing your monthly favorites for beauty and makeup! You are awesome!

    August 1, 2017 at 12:13 pm
  • Reply April M Booher

    I love all of the beauty secrets that you shared in your blog post!

    August 1, 2017 at 12:25 pm
  • Reply Melissa Johnson

    These are such great makeup tips! I need to try that foundation mixer, I never buy the right shade of foundation!

    August 1, 2017 at 1:48 pm
  • Reply Emily Moore

    You give the best tips — seriously! I am going to give that brush a try for sure — I have super long hair and it gets tangled soooo easily! Thanks you for sharing these!!

    August 1, 2017 at 2:24 pm
  • Reply Alice L

    Thank you for doing all this make up research. I am going to have to try that lotion out one day.

    August 1, 2017 at 2:45 pm
  • Reply Aryn Baker

    I’m loving this monthly favorites! Especially the Too Faced make-up!

    August 1, 2017 at 4:59 pm
  • Reply Lynsey

    Such a fun post about makeup! I love learning what other people use.

    August 1, 2017 at 5:37 pm
  • Reply Evaro Photography

    This is so fun I love your makeup tips. I really want to try that hair brush my hair also gets soooo tangly and I dread getting them out! Thanks for sharing your beauty favorites!

    August 1, 2017 at 6:36 pm
  • Reply Alyssa Bouma

    ooh, that mascara looks amazing! love these make up tips. there are so many options out there it’s great to hear about beauty products that real people have tested out!

    August 2, 2017 at 3:04 am
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