Favorite Favorites, July 2016

Welcome to the second half of the year’s favorites! 2016 is flying by, but I am certainly finding some great items to share with you all, and these posts are still some of my favorites to write! So let’s get onto the good stuff, shall we?!

essie gel Rock the Runway nail polish

Favorite Beauty Product (and Nail Color): “Rock the Runway” by Essie Gel Couture (here). Literally, the perfect color for my nails. I love the at-home gel polishes, so when Essie launched their new, I had to try it. It’s a hefty investment upfront for the polish and the top coat (here – don’t forget this step!), but once you can get over that hurdle (or compare it to the cost of a nail salon manicure), you’ll love it!

ps. They also have a TON of other colors here!

Favorite Cute: I’m officially a Star Wars nerd now (she says in a whisper), so it made my week to see all these tiny, girl power Reys at Comic-Con this year (see photos here). A big YES for women in starring AND strong roles…and bonus points if they carry BB-8s around (because he’s my favorite character)!

boden fall 2016 catalog

Favorite Catalog: Guhhhh. Have you ever wanted an ENTIRE catalog? That’s how I felt about flipping through the Boden Fall 2016 catalog that arrived at my house this month. I felt like I pinned all my favorites, but I’m going to have to do some seriously damage to my wallet, if I want to order them all. My favorites are this coat, this striped dress, and this spotted purse. And you’ll just find me patiently not-so-patiently waiting for a sale over here. ;)

ps. My sunglasses are from Charming Charlie (here) and are only $9!!

Favorite Drink: Grapefruit LaCroixes. I’ve been drinking like three of them a day over here! It does wonders for your arm muscles trying to carry them across Target too! #hiddenbonus


Favorite Summer Activity: If you live or visit Indianapolis in the summer, you have to go to one of the Friday movie nights at the Indianapolis Art Museum. They play all kinds of classics (we’ve seen Shawshank Redemption, Pulp Fiction, etc.), and the venue is completely unique. People picnic before the show, and the museum sells wine/beer and other drinks to complete the experience. This year we saw Roman Holiday, which made me immediately want to 1.) visit Rome again and 2.) watch every Audrey Hepburn movie ever!

Favorite Clothing Item: Loft is killing it in the dress department lately! Every time that they add new arrivals to their site, I keep adding dresses to my wishlist. Here are just a few that I am coveting. You never know when you’ll need a dress, right?
Aveda smooth infusion hair product

Favorite Hair Product: Aveda Smooth Infusion Creme. Oh man, I hate to be “that” person, but I now think I am a product snob when it comes to hair products. Or really, product….singular. As in, this is the only product I currently use (besides shampoo and conditioner…and okay, dry shampoo when I am exceptionally lazy)!

I tried a new hair stylist back in May when I got my hair chopped off, and after hearing about my hair type, wants/needs, and maintenance level (minimal…hah!), she recommended this product. I love it! It smooths my frizz like no other product before, and it actually tames my hair as I air-dry it. It may be a little pricier than what I previously used, but I’ve had this bottle for two months and have barely put a dent in it!

All I do after I shower is comb through my hair, then put a nickel sized dot in my palm, rub my hands together, and run my hands through the bottom two-thirds of my hair once or twice. Then I run my fingertips through the top third of my hair (so it isn’t too oily/greasy up there) once or twice and comb it through again. You can then air dry it or blow dry (or a mix of both, which is what I usually do) and you’re good to go!

Favorite Shoes: I can’t stop wearing these block heels from Sole Society. Comfy straight out of the box, and they go with EVERYTHING. Definitely a great birthday present to myself! Now, do I get the yellow ones or the striped ones next?! ;)

s'mores oreos at Target

Favorite Treat: S’mores Oreos…or s’moreos as we call them in my household! Have you had these? If not, you have not lived! They’re dangerously good and are only available during summer, so I definitely recommend grabbing a package soon if you want to try them! Yum, yum, yum!

Favorite Outfit: Not exactly the most outrageous and elaborate outfit ever, but it’s been WAY too hot here to even attempt that, so I would say that this simple little chambray/skirt combo outfit was my favorite of the month (and features this month’s favorite shoes too)!

Be sure to leave your monthly favorite favorites in the comments! I’d love to hear about them!

ps. None of this is sponsored, and all of the favorite products reviewed were purchased by me (or me and The Husband when I slip them into the grocery cart)! ;)

  • EdyeNicolesMakeup

    Those Oreo’s are amazing!! I love the red velvet ones too :)

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  • Yes, I’ve been loving that Aveda product too! Majorly need help with the frizz in the summer so I bought it in the shampoo/conditioner too. Plus it has the added necessary component of smelling super good :)