7.30.2017

July Favorites

Wow, I can't believe that July is basically over. That means that the summer is half over. Tears. But honestly, I've been having an amazing first half of the summer. Lots of friends, family, traveling, relaxing, and 'me' time. So here's to another amazing second half! Another reason why this has been an amazing July, it was filled with tons of new favorites, and today I thought I would share them with you guys!


  • Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner Pencil in Smoke - This is the perfect grey eyeliner; it is smudgable at first nut then stays put all day. I love wearing grey eyeliner on my waterline in the summer because it still makes your eyes pop but isn't as dramatic or harsh as black liner. 
  • Philosophy Purity Facial Cleanser - When we moved, I rediscovered a ton of old favorites that had been pushed to the back of the shelves. This cleanser has an amazing texture (very silky) and has a very clean scent. 
  • Bite Beauty The Lip Pencil in #20 - These lip pencils have gotten mixed reviews, but I've found that #20 is amazing. It's a very light warm peach. It's pretty opaque and extremely easy to use and layer. 
  • Macadamia Healing Oil - When the weather starts to get really humid, my hair puffs wayyyyy out. Not in a frizzy way, but in a take up 10x more room than usual. I found this product and it's been helping make my hair smoother and a little more normal. I love that it doesn't make my hair feel heavy and that the scent is not overpowering. 
  • No-Ad Baby Sunscreen SPF 50 - Remeber how I always preach wearing a shit ton of sunscreen? Well this one has been my go-to this year. It doesn't smell bad and because it's for babies means it's perfect for sensitive skin. 
  • Nars Olympia Duo - This is another rediscovered oldie but goodie. This contouring duo is perfect for summer as the colors aren't too harsh but do add a little color and deminsion to your face. Just a reminder that I do have fairly pale skin (even in the summer), so this duo is the lightest shade in the line, but I've heard they're all amazing. 
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  • Spring Pea Pasta from What's Gaby Cooking - I know this should probably be a spring favorite, but this July it has become a staple at our house. I used campanelle pasta and it was delicious! 
  • Francesca's Jamila Satin Shift Dress - I mentioned this in another one of my posts, and that's because I love it! I have the pink color and am seriously debating also getting it in silver. 
  • New York Sports Club - I decided to join a gym this summer and I have been LOVING it. I love being able to have a set place to workout, getting to use all different kinds of equipment, and taking tons of different classes. 
  • Criminal Minds - I love crime shows like this so I can't believe I just started this. And by just started I mean I started this in July and am already on season 7. Calm down, I already know I have a problem. But really, it's a great show. 
  • Chester in The Meatpacking District - This is a restaurant I discovered in NYC and it is absolutely amazing. If you're ever in NYC by the Highline, I completely recommend it. The pretzle sticks and sliders were so good! 
Ok, so these are my favorites for the month of July. I hope all of you guys are having an amazing summer. Don't forget to comment down below any of your favorites, I'd love to check them out! 


XOXO, 


Samantha 

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