August Favorites | TV + Organization + Clothing

August 2014 Favorites | Cup of TeaI typically have at least a few beauty items in my favorites recap, but not this month. I just didn’t buy anything that was favorite worthy.

But I have plenty of favorites, nonetheless!

Planner | You’ve probably already seen my blog post on how I set up my Moleskine notebook to be my own, custom planner.  But it’s just rocked my socks this month! I feel a little more organized, and that should always be a favorite.

The Killing | I mentioned how much my husband and I were enjoying this show. If you love mysteries, crime thrillers, detective dramas, etc., then check this out! The entire series is on Netflix!

SaconneJolys YouTube Channel | I don’t know why these daily vloggers make my day, but they are such a delightful little family! They are a favorite this month because they are an Irish family, but recently moved to London, so I’ve enjoyed watching them all get settled.  Check them out!

Instagram | Yep. Instagram made the list. Instagram is like the social media platform meant for me. All pictures. Loads of interaction. I haven’t been as active this past month on Instagram like I had been previously, but I’ve been enjoying being a stalker on every else’s feeds 🙂

Old Navy Rockstar Skinny Jeans | It’s embarrassing, but I’ve been wearing my maternity skinny jeans since I was pregnant. Which was basically this time last year. Yikes. They were comfortable, but the reason I had such a hard time giving them up was because I couldn’t find a pair of dark skinny jeans that were comfortable, soft, and weren’t bunchy around the ankle. Enter the Rockstar Skinnies from Old Navy! I ended up buying these in the short length, which I think made the difference! | This blog has been popping up on other blogs for the last month or so, but if you haven’t heard of Un-Fancy yet, I’ll just say it’s fabulous! Basically, Caroline has streamlined her wardrobe into a minimalist capsule wardrobe, and creates seasonal looks from a collection of items from the capsule, as well as a few new pieces purchased for the 3 month season. If you’ve ever been interested in a minimalist wardrobe and having a quality vs. quantity existence, then check out this blog! It’s amazing!

Anything you’re loving right now? Would love to hear about it!

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May Favorites | A Little Summer + Beauty + TV

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I cannot believe another month has come and gone.  Holy moly. But that means it’s favorites time 🙂  This is a collection of things that I have been obsessed with this month.  Some beauty items, some entertainment.

If you missed last month’s favorites, you can check it out here!

Here’s what I’m loving! You can read (boring) or watch (fun!) below!

Fireflies – This is what Summer means to me.  I love those little twinkling bugs.  It’s a rare thing these days that I’m actually awake when it’s dark outside to see them (I’m lame), but they just make my heart sing.  Some of my favorite Summer memories as a kid are my sister and I running around, catching fireflies, and putting them in jars.  We also used to shake them up (lightly!), and put them down in our “Firefly Hospital” and try to help them fly away.  Man, I’m itching to open up an NC branch of the Firefly Hospital.

Favorite Nail Polish – NYC Long Wearing Nail Enamel in Lexington Lilac – I’ve talked about finding a lilac or lavender nail polish for months now.  I have been searching forever.  I finally bought this one at Target (for $0.89!!!!) and the color is perfect! It’s not too light, not too neon.  I feel like, as a lady approaching the big 3-0, I can wear this color and get away with it.  In fact, it’s been on my nails almost every day for the last month.  As you know, I bite my finger nails, so you don’t want a close up.  This blog has some good snaps!

Favorite Make Up – L’Oreal Visible Lift CC Eye Concealor – I am a loyal user of both the Bobbi Brown Corrector and the Creamy Concealor.  I’ve been using them for 10 years.  But I’ve had an itch to try a new concealor.  The L’Oreal concealor is great!  It blends and builds really easily.  It also blends into a powder finish.  But my favorite part is that it has a metal rollerball application.  Love that.  Why can’t beauty manufacturers make a metal rollerball tool without product? Rolling that little guy under my eyes is simply delightful.

Favorite Hair Product – L’Oreal Volume Filler Thickening Shampoo/Conditioner – I love any shampoo or conditioner that claims to thicken, volumize, plump… you get the picture.  I enjoy swapping out my shampoo and conditioner a lot, and I decided to try this set.  My hair feels so soft AND volumized!  I normally have a hard time with conditioners.  They weigh my hair down, so I tend to just put conditioner on my ends.  With this set, I can condition my whole head and still have bounce!  I’ll definitely be repurchasing these!

Favorite Styling Tool – Curling Wand – I’m still getting the hang of it, but I’m loving my new curling wand.  I got a 1″ non-tapered curling wand, but there is also a 1.5″ version.  My hair doesn’t hold a curl well, so I opted for the smaller barrel to get a tighter curl.  My hair stays curly all day!  Not super spiral curls (that’s not the look I’m going for), but even when I finger comb all the curls right after curling, I still have waves all day.  Quite lovely.

Favorite TV Show – Breaking Bad – I know, I know…. I’m late to the game.  My hubby and I started the series on Netflix, and we quickly got hooked!  We’ve only been watching for a few weeks and we’re on Season 3 already!  I’ll admit, at first I felt like I shouldn’t like it.  I mean… it’s about drugs!  I shouldn’t find it entertaining.  I shouldn’t be rooting for the drug guys.  But, I’m addicted! (Ugh… wrong word choice) The show is obviously drama-filled, but it’s also hilarious!!!  Check it out if you’re behind the times like me.

Favorite YouTube Channel – Grav3yardgirl – I’ve been doing some serious YouTube channel cruising.  There’s some good stuff out there!  My newest obsession is Grav3yardgirl.  She. Is. Hilarious.  I can’t stop laughing when I watch her videos.  First of all, she’s quirky.  Her mannerisms are awesome.  And she does this video series of reviews for As Seen on TV products.  I seriously bing watched them all one morning.  If you haven’t seen her before, check it out!

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