How to Slay your Home Workout

Hello everyone! How are you doing?

As always I like to be honest and share my trials and challenges with you guys!


I wanted to talk about working out today, and let you know that not all workouts are created equal.
Most days I cannot wait to workout, but there is the odd day I don’t. Like I know I want to but my brain is saying “yeah it’s not happening”.


I realized a large portion of my motivation came from having a gym to workout in. The music, the machines, and the atmosphere were all part of it. I felt like my at-home workouts weren’t as good as my gym workouts and lost my groove during this whole pandemic.
This is where I realized the problem wasn’t my lack of fancy gym equipment, but my commitment and mindset.

I needed some motivation and knew what app was going to help me find it…
So I took to Instagram! and this is where my first tip comes from.

  1. Get some inspiration from your favorite Fitspo. Now I have to stress the difference between inspiration and comparison. Do not compare your body to anyone else EVER. It is not mentally healthy, and such a hard habit to kick once you start. However, it is ok to get fired up from your favorite fitness account!
    I have many fitspo accounts that I love but there are two in particular that are my go-to every day! I am inspired by the encouraging words of @rachmarieofficial and the knowledge of @cschmidt.fit. I fully believe in having an upbeat, positive feed and these two really keep the vibes high!

2. Put on that pumping playlist before you do anything. Music has the power to change your mood and blasting your favorite playlist can take a workout from ok to super in seconds.

I love to find new playlists and keep my music up to date so I never get bored. Also my cardio playlist is very different from my lifting playlist! I like different genres for different exercises. For example when I do cardio, I’m usually listening to upbeat techno or remixes, and lifting I just like and kind of Rap or Pop music from 2012 up to now.

3. Always have your weights or equipment out and handy, or easy to access. Making your workout easy to start and set up lets you focus on actually doing it. If you have to dig through your bedroom to find your sports bra, then track down your resistance bands and Pre workout, you will be exhausted before you even start. 😂

4. Have a workout plan ready. A lot of the time you might be motivated but have no plan to put that energy into. Make a workout plan that you can stick to. I know it’s hard not to get ahead of yourself and want to get the best workout possible, but you have to have realistic goals set for yourself. Ones that you can achieve without exhausting yourself for the rest of the day.

5. You can have a great home gym set up without spending too much money. Just know where to spend it… I find having good quality resistance bands is the most important for me. I was ready to melt down when my old cheap ones kept rolling up my legs during my workouts. I decided to invest in some good ones from Peach Bands and never looked back!

I hope some of these tips can help you! While I am not a personal trainer or fitspo (though I like to pretend sometimes haha) I find these tips are great for anyone staring out! I am very stubborn so I’ve had to learn what makes me want to workout on my worst days and use it against me. 😂

Other places you can be a bit cheaper and get creative at home with your weights. I kid you not, for a while I was using my jumbo box of kitty litter to do hip thrusts since it was the heaviest thing I owned!

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Fall Makeup Favourites.

Hello everyone! Happy Friday!


Truth be told, I am sitting on my couch writing this while it pours with rain outside. Hot coffee in my hand it feels only suitable that I am writing about my Fall Makeup Favorites.


I recently bought the NARS Extreme Effects shadow and have fallen in love with it very quickly. It’s the perfect blend of Fall colors. I love buying from Hudsons Bay because you always receive a bunch of freebies with your order, making it that much more exciting. This time around I got a free eyeshadow primer from NARS and a whole goodie bag from Clinique!

The palette itself is just stunning. NARS is hands down one of my favorite high-end brands. The quality of the shadows are pigmented, yet apply buttery soft.


Along with my NARS eyeshadow, I’ve been obsessed with the NYX Soft matte lip creams. My go-to shades right now are Copenhagen and Stockholm. I had to re-stock these shades because I ran out of my selection from last year. I know this might be different from other opinions, but I really like how light they feel on the lips after they dry. I dont like how some liquid lipsticks feel thick and chalky. These are an absolute dream to wear.

Those colours though! Such a fall aesthetic 😍

Also I’ve been looking at Tik Tok lately… Should I use it? Am I missing out if I don’t?

I feel like it’s going to be something where I don’t like it at first, and then suddenly I’ve fallen deeply into it and totally obsessed. I am still not entirely sure how to use it.

Anyway, TGIF everyone! What are your plans this weekend?

I’m going to carve pumpkins and drink a bit of wine with my friends. 🎃 🥂

April Favorites

Hello loves!

By golly another month has come and gone!

from my perspective, March felt like the longest month to ever exist, and then April has gone by in a blink! Between school, work and everything in between I can see summer approaching quickly and I love it!

This month’s favourites are really a good mix of new products since I have been in the city and have more exciting products right at my fingertips. I can already tell next month is going to be a whopper too 😉

The first product I have been over the moon about is the Batiste Rose Gold dry shampoo. This is my saving grace during the school week when I don’t have time to wash my mane 😛 I have very thick bouncy hair yet somehow 2 days after washing the roots get super oily and everything else is fine. Therefore washing my hair becomes a super big chore and it takes ages to dry. This is where Batiste has really impressed me. When I think dry shampoo I used to thing strong scents with crusty white residue. They must have reformulated it or something because I love the limited edition scent and the texture is very light but effective. Not to mention I got completely sucked in by the pretty rose gold packaging! I’m a real sucker for rose gold hehe.

Next is the Ombra Hand Care Lotion. Something about this hand cream is perfect to me. First off its tiny making it perfect for my handbag and just the right amount to carry. Secondly, I really love the scent of it. It’s something like a very light strawberry scent 🍓 And lastly, it actually does a good job of keeping my hands hydrated. Since I’ve been in school I’m using my hands way more. They get exposed to soaps, makeup removers, the list goes on. It took a toll on my hands and working that close to someone’s face you know they see everything (including my crusty looking hands lol!) . I have to admit I was a hand lotion hater for a long time. Call me crazy but having cream on my hands always felt terrible and greasy. Yet, somehow Ombra has made a hand cream that isn’t greasy and soaks in right away. My hands felt good right after applying it, not five times after like other hand creams. Also they do not use harsh perfumes so there was no burning or redness after using it. Hallelujah!

Eau Roma water has quickly climbed its way into my favourites and becomes probably one of my top products out of all my favourites this month. I’m almost out of it, that’s how much I use it! It’s a gentle rosewater based toner and it’s helped reduce so much redness on my face. It’s very hydrating and I even give myself a little spritz to freshen up sometimes :p

(I feel like my favourites are light on the makeup this month because I’ve just been focusing so hard on getting my skin back into good condition for the summer :P)

My next favourite is another Lush item *surprise* and it’s the Ultrabland cleanser. My skin has not felt dry ever since using this delicious honey-scented and beeswax cream cleanser. I look and feel so glowy after I use it, it’s like my skin has been resuscitated! And I love how easy it is to use. Just massage into the face and wipe away with a damp cloth. Easy! No soapy, bubbly mess. Just yummy soft skin after ❤️

The 2 makeup items I have been crazy about are the Maybelline Fit Me concealer and the Colourpop Liquid lipstick in Star Crossed. The Fit Me concealer is a lifesaver during the school week. I wake up in the morning looking like a zombie and then emerge from my bathroom looking awake and bright! I can also use it for all over my face and it still feels light and natural. Having multi purpose items is a must have for me especially when packing for school!

And I have simply fallen in love with a red lip again, and Star Crossed is your classic, perfect shade of red. Not too cool toned, and not too warm either. The Colourpop formula makes it so easy to apply and stay put. I apply 2 thin layers letting it dry in between and I’m ready to tackle my day. The particular shade I have is very ‘Marilyn Monroe’ and makes me feel like a goddess 💋

I have recently tried to ease up on my social media time and concentrate more on my creativity thus making this book my favourite thing to write in during my down time. Is basically a book filled with writing prompts about life. It asks you what your first kiss was, what your childhood bedroom was like and even what your first experience with real tragedy was. It’s all about your life and is a wonderful place to keep track of all your memories and future endeavours. I got this from Indigo and I feel it’s helped me relax and expand my mind more.

Lastly, I have been reading a lot more in April. I finished ‘The Curious Incident Of the Dog in the Nighttime’ and swiftly moved into a new book. This one is called ‘Too Close to the Falls’ and it follows the life of an eccentric little girl from the ages of 5-12 years old. It is a memoir which makes it even more incredible. So far I’ve loved it, and it is so brilliant reading from a kids perspective. I can’t put it down but I don’t want to read it too quick haha! I totally recommend it. 😊

Do you guys have any favourite books or creative outlets you’ve been loving this month?

Happy Thursday everyone!

~M

Lush 12 Days of Christmas unboxing 🎁

Hello everyone! And Happy December! 🎄 I can’t quite wrap my head around it yet, but I can feel the countdown is on! December is my favourite month (not just because of my birthday hehe) but because of all the festivities and family getting together ❤️

I was dancing with excitement when I got my Lush 12 Days of Christmas in the mail. Now I felt a tad silly because I had convinced myself that this product was an advant calendar, which it is not. It is in fact a gift box that happens to be filled with 12 fabulous Lush goodies of all varieties. I wasn’t disappointed at all, if fact I was a bit excited that I got to smell EVERYTHING and get a first impression all at once.

So without further ado this is the lovely Lush 12 Days of Christmas Gift Box

Lush does such an amazing job with their packaging, it’s almost impossible to ever recycle any of it! They do state that this is a reusable hat box, so I will definitely be reusing it.

What’s inside?

I was so pleasantly surprised to see that the Lush pre packaging had a little makeover. Any soft items is are sealed in recyclable plastic, which stopped any wear or tear on them, which was one of my only pet peeves with ordering online.

Everything smells amazing in this box, and it’s truly a wonderful gift for anyone (including yourself 😜) It’s filled will all the classic Lush treats that we all know and love, as well as some new ones that will steal your heart!

For a full list of names and ingredients you can find them HERE 🎅

I have to say my 3 favourites so far from the box are: Golden Pear Soap , Santa’s Christmas shower cream, and Shoot for the Stars bah bomb.

Have a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping by! 😊

~M

My Week In Instagram Photos 💕

So many festive feels this week! ❤️🎄

I know this is my second Instagram post in a row, I promise I have new amazing content coming soon! 💕💕💕 thank you for sticking through this dry spell!

If anyone is wondering my Instagram handle is missm_w, and I just post a lot of flat lays and fashion, all of it is my own photography 📷

I’d love to follow everyone from here so leave a comment and let me know you’re from WordPress! I’ll follow you back! I’m very new to the whole Instagram blogging thing so I want to get caught up! 😁

Also that is indeed the Lush 12 Days of Christmas gift box 🎁 and yes a review will be coming soon for it! 🎉

How is your week going so far?

Fun question of the week: My brother thinks you should wait until December 1st before you drink any eggnog or listen to Christmas music. Do you agree?

(I’m on the opposing side since I’ve already been listening to Christmas music a bit and had eggnog :p)

October Favourites

Hello everyone, I am back with a favourites post!

I know its been forever and a day since I’ve posted one so I was extra excited when I realized it was the first day of November, and thus I could begin collecting up all my favourite goodies of the month.

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I’m quite happy with this little variety of goodies!

To start I wanted to share with you a perfume I’ve loved since I was about 16 (and I am now 23) This is actually one of the first perfumes I was ever given and it is called Black XS For Her. Its by a brand called Paco Rabbane, and Its one of my top winter perfumes. For me it is almost impossible to describe the scent because it is so unique. I will say it is light, with a rose and musk undertone. I am so not a professional when it comes to describing smells so if you see it in stores I urge you to have a sniff and see for yourself. And this is my second bottle courtesy of my wonderful boyfriend.

Next is something from a recent haul and that is the Marilyn Hot Oil Treatment from Lush. Now I know this is something I bought at the end of October and only tried a few days ago, but I loved it so much I wanted to include it. The picture above is what it looks like in its naked packaging. Now for something that retails at $12.95 CAD I was not going to buy it at first glance. Thankfully one of the Lush staff came and spoke to me about it. He explained that what he did in order to make it last more uses, is he stores it in an old Lush pot and keeps it in a cool area. He then demonstrated how much it emulsifies and puffs up when you mix it. I was sold! Even better it is just as good as the original Marilyn hair treatment (and a fraction of the price). It leaves your hair naturally soft with no oily residues like some other conditioning treatments.

My third favourite is another hair product, and that is the Casting Sun kiss Healthy Look treatment. This is just like sunshine in a bottle…for your hair. Now the Marilyn hair treatment and this go together like peas and carrots because while the sun kiss adds beautiful sun kiss streaks and lightens your hair, its still a bit damaging. After using this, it gives me the look of having sunny streaks in my hair, even when the sun has been gone and cloudy for days.

Onto something that I’ve already talked about in the past, and that is the E.l.f Cosmetics Matte lipstick in the shade ‘Praline’. Now I had a very mixed review on this lipstick but have come to love it over time. While it’s not what I consider a true matte lipstick, this lipstick goes on and stays on. The colour is beautiful and I have no fear of it transferring on my teeth because it never does. Also the shade of it is beautiful, and what I call the perfect cool tone nude for fall and winter.

This favourite is definitely more of a splashy item. *Note this was a gift and I’m very fortunate to have had it given to me because ho boy these things aren’t cheap*

This is the Fit Bit Surge watch. I have really gotten into working out again and this watch has helped me track my workouts, track calories burned, steps, heart rate, anything that helps your overall fitness. It also has cool features when you can change your music from your watch instead of fumbling with your phone while running. I never thought I would get into fitness because it seemed so annoying to track all that but this little watch has made it so much easier. The only downside is the battery life. In my opinion it should last a lot longer than 3/4 days. 🤷🏼‍♀️

My last beauty item in a nail polish. I think this is the first time in history I’ve ever had a nail polish in my favourites before. I had come to that dilemma where Halloween was almost here but I was sick of wearing black/green/blue polish, and honestly I had Christmas and winter on the brain. This polish is by Essie, which is my go to brand for fast drying, long lasting, and relatively cheap polish. The colour I have is called Fifth Avenue, and I’m in love. For some reason I’m the photo it shows up more orange but in real life it’s the perfect bright cherry red!

My last 2 favourites are not objects but 2 Apps And a T.V show!

The first is the Fitbit App which goes hand and hand in the watch. It goes a step further to help you track water drinking, calories you’ve even, and sleep habits. It makes it so easy to track it all I quickly became obsessed with tracking all my fitness goals and reaching them.

The second App is called Clue. It’s the ultimate way to track every step of your period and predict (almost) precisely when you’ll have your next one and what it may be like. It’s super flexible and you track how you’re feeling no matter what day of the month. If you’re feeling a bit cramped or hormonal one day, you can track it, and it’ll let you know when your PMS starts the next month. And it tracks every symptom you can think of. It can even remind you to take your pill. I learned about this App from British Beauty Blogger/Youtuber Zoella. She is one of my top absolute favourites bloggers so I trusted her opinion on the App and was not disappointed in the slightest! 🙂

My last Favourites is a T.V show…can you guess? *drumroll*

STRANGER THINGS 2!

I binge watched this show like crazy. Who ever was the genius that had the idea to upload them all at the same time, I applaud you. This show is addictive and has a different twist on it than the last season. If you haven’t seen it, I’ll take the initiative and be the 5 millionth person to say WATCH IT! You wont regret it. I almost didn’t watch it because I thought it was going to be scary. Go. Watch. Now!

These were my favourites this month! I’d love to hear your feedback!

Happy Monday y’all! 🎉

August Favorites!

Hello everyone!

Its been a good while since I’ve done a favourites post hasn’t it? For such a long time I wasn’t using any new products, and was very much in a rut. Now I’m here to share what my staples of August have been!

I must note, usually around this time I start thinking about Autumn and getting excited, but we’ve just been hit with a September heat wave, so I’m still in full summer mode.

I found a new beach very close to me, and it’s so beautiful and sandy, I’ve practically been living there.

This is not the longest favourites post I’ve done, but an honest one for sure!

To start, I was having some trouble with my skin as you all may know. It felt like something was missing from my routine and I didn’t know what. My friend Baylee let me try one of her face masks one night and I instantly loved the benefits it had on my skin. It had really helped my problem areas, and filled the void in my skincare regime.

The face masks I bought are by a brand called Freeman, and I got the Renewing Cucumber (great for rejuvenating your skin) and the Sweet Tea and Lemon Clay mask (intense peel for removing impurities) Both of these masks are wonderful and actually do what they say on the label, as well as being a very satisfying peel of mask.

I was first most impressed by the price. I got them on sale for $4.99 each, and at regular price they are $5.32. It’s a great deal regardless considering the amount of product and the quality of it. I’m almost addicted to peel off masks now!

Now I couldn’t do this post without saying what scents I have been wearing for basically the whole summer season.

They are, Waikiki Beach Coconut, and Fiji Pineapple Palm from Bath and Body Works. Both of these scents are fresh and fruity, giving me a little boost of happy whether it’s first thing in the morning or just before going out for a meal. I love wearing them, spritzing them in my bathroom and even in my car.

On the topic of smells, I’ve been burning this candle from Bath and Body Works all August. It smells EXACTLY like fresh apples, and gives me so much joy. I love the apple tree outside my house and the way it smells when the apples are ripe. This candle brings that smell inside my house too. This is just my top pick of many candles I’ve been burning this summer. (Perhaps a summer candle post on its way?)

My last picks are *drumroll* makeup products! Woohoo!

I’ve been so footloose and fancy free the last few weeks I have my skin a major break from any makeup products. But getting back into the game I found two products that I can’t get enough of. Funnily enough both of them I use on my eyes as well as the face. The first is a Bronzer from Ciaté London, and I use it to contour my face. Being so pale I find it hard to find the right shade of contour and I find this one to be perfect.

Secondly I’ve been glowing it up with this highlighter by Luna. It looks like a strange shade, but goes on the skin beautifully, and is a dream for cool skin tones. As you can see they both swatch so easily and last all day.

I hope everyone is enjoying the last bit of summer! Please let me know what you’ve been loving this summer too! And I will talk to you guys soon! ❤️

~M

Spring Favorites 🌸

Oh my gosh, what a month! I honestly cannot believe it has been a whole month since my last blog post. I mustn’t let that happen again.

Sometimes life gets busy and it really stinks, but I can feel the dust settling and some clarity coming in. 

The first little change that’s happened this month, and isn’t even really a big deal, is that I’ve cancelled my subscription to Ipsy. My decision had nothing against the brand (I really loved the Ipsy bags, so much fun every month 😊) but more just trying to be financially aware, and more aware of how much excess makeup and “stuff” I have. I am a firm believer in recycling and helping the environment, so I am trying to commit to the products I’ve purchased and use them until the end. In that case I’ve eliminated my willy nilly  ‘Lets try anything and everything’ habit. 

So if you’ve wondered where the Ipsy bag reviews have gone, I have laid that segment to rest…for now 😛 

Now that I’ve rambled on and bored you enough, let’s get to the good stuff! I am in full summer mode. Shorts everyday, sunshine, and fresh scents! That brings me to my first part of my favourites: Home Wear! 

I was in the city recently, and had to take a look inside of Bath And Body works as usual. They had their full Spring and Summer range displayed as I walked in, making me realize the lack of fresh summer candles in my life. I go crazy over the Christmas and Autumn candles and seriously neglect all other seasons. 

My favourite one I got was the ‘Wild Sage and Aloe’ scent. It is very strong, so I don’t even need to light it and it fills my room with a light fresh fragrance. I’m not sure if it really does smell like Sage or Aloe in my opinion, however, the scent that it is, is very fresh and smells like a men’s cologne in fresh air. 

Beside my candle on my nightstand is my cute little succulent that I’ve recently planted, and been loving. Why do I love it so much? It’s so easy to take care of  😂 I literally water it once every few days and it thrives in my dark room. It brings some life and colour to my surroundings, and makes me smile when I see it first thing in the morning. ☀️🌸


I the Beauty category I’ve been very exclusive to a few products the whole spring season. 

The first I bought a while ago, and I am almost done! That is the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Serum with Hyaluronic Acid. In one of my Ipsy bags they sent a moisturizer with a similar formula, and the affects it had on my skin really surprised me. I knew something was missing from my skincare routine but didn’t know what it was. Turns out it was Hyalurononic Acid. It occurs naturally in your skin, and in the serum it helps even out skin tone and plump any lines or wrinkles. 

My second obsession is powder foundation. It started with the NYX Matt not Flat powder and has evolved to the Sephora brand powder foundation. I honestly just wanted to try a new powder. I asked what the best one they could recommend was, and they suggested the Sephora brand. They were right! I was shocked to know my skin was so light when they matched my skin tone in the store 😂 (Baylee you were right :p) but it’s been true love since. I have been wearing a lot more light weight makeup for the summer and this is an easy application product on the go, or in my daily routine. 

My other skincare favourite is the Glam Glow youthmud mask. I had a sample of this before and it left me so impressed I bought the mini size 😂 I wish I could have the full size but I just don’t have the budget right now. Its my favourite mask of all time right now. It’s a chemical exfoliant as well as a physical exfoliator, thus leaving my face softer than ever. 

This favourite may come as a shock to you as it probably is one of my least talked about makeup items. Mascara. I just have the hardest time finding one I like. Finally I found the Total Tease Mascara from Covergirl, and by fluke it’s perfect. It has a thin synthetic brush that gets every little lash, and it’s waterproof but isn’t a pain to remove. I wear it every day and that’s really saying something about a mascara! 

My final favourite is the NYX 03 multi purpose buffing brush. I’ve used this with my Sephora powder every single day. The way it applies powder more precisely than a poofy powder brush lets me get more coverage with no caking, but still evens out my skin tone. And it lasts all day! 🎉

I hope you enjoyed my Spring Favourites, and has made up for my total lack of productivity on this blog. I’m back baby! 

Let me know what you’ve been loving this Spring! 😘

~M

August Favorites!

Hello lovely people!

How are we all on this delightful September afternoon? Very well I hope! 🙂

It has been a darn long time since I’ve done a favorites post hasn’t it?

But I’m back with them! And that’s all that matters.

August was a delightful month for me, filled with city travels, boat rides, and sunshine. I tried my best to really gather what I have been loving most this month, and using non stop.

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It may be on the smaller side, but it just means that they’re my core favorites. The troopers that I’ve been keeping in my purse and overnight bags non stop.

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❤ I will just jump right into it and say I could not have survived the convention weekend without my Nars sheer glow foundation. I used to be very skeptical about it (not entirely sure why) but I reach for it every time now. In the morning when we had limited time to get ready it just proved to be so easy to blend in. Along with being very easy to blend, it isn’t a time consuming task either. There is nothing worse than watching time tick by, and your foundation is not up to snuff.

❤ After big trips or long days at work, there is nothing I want more than a hot shower or bath. The first thing I’ve been reaching for lately is the ‘Dirty Springwash’ shower gel from Lush. It just smells so fresh in all the best ways possible. I even gave my boyfriend a mini bottle too, and I can always tell when he uses it because I just love the scent so much. I can sniff it out anywhere! 😁

❤ My Eos lip balm had been my trusty lip balm for a while. It used to be Dr.Medics lip balm, but the taste of it always bugged me. Not with Eos though! Its vanilla scented and you cannot even taste it on your lips. It goes on soft instead of slick, and moisturizes like a dream, muah! 💋

❤ The NYX Tame and Frame tinted brow pomade has officially came in and stole the show. In the shade blonde, its the first pomade I’ve used that actually matched my brows for real. At first try I wasn’t particularly impressed to be honest, but as I kept trying it I realized I was using the wrong brush. That’s when I discovered the Real Techniques brow brush. It made it so much easier to fill in my brows. The facts that it is soft gives you more natural looking brush strokes, and more natural looking brows! 

❤ Real techniques blush brush. I swear I never use my brushes for what they’re really meant for. Minus my brow brush :p I love using this brush for powdering my face or lightly bronzing. I use a much smaller brush for my blush. Perhaps I have a small face? Who knows. Besides that, the way it is shaped I feel it evenly disperses product with no patchy spots. 10/10! 

❤ What is the  one thing you can find in every hand bag I own, in my car, and in my bathroom? Hand sanitizer. I love all the scents from Bath and Body works, particularly the Cherry blossom scent. Maybe I’m grasping desperately at the last gasps of summer, but the fresh floral scent just cheers me up so much!

❤ Finally, (but not the least important) my Makeup revolution palette. Had I know just HOW much I was going to live this, I might have picked it up sooner. Its the only palette I’ve been bringing along over nights and on trips. It just has everything you could need! I won’t gab on too long about it since there is a whole post floating around somewhere. But I can say its passed the test with flying colors! 

I hope you enjoy this post as much as I did writing it! 🙂 

Summer is slowly coming to an end but that just means new and excited seasons approaching!

Enjoy your day y’all! 

~M

July Favorites!

Hello lovelies!

I have been quite absent with my favorites posts recently, and I do apologize for the radio silence.

I just had a moment of clarity, seeing the clutter that was my makeup table, and my overflowing collection of face products. No more splurging until I’ve reigned my mess in!

But despite the reigns being tight, I still maned to try a few new things, because honestly, a very fun part of blogging definitely is trying new products and getting excited to share with others what you’ve discovered.

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💋 To start off the beautiful summer weather we’ve been blessed with once again, I needed something to help my hair stay damage free in the heat. We often think of our skin being the only place that needs help repairing from the sun but your lovely locks are just as important. While I love getting those beachy streaks in my hair, I didn’t dig the straw like texture it was transforming into. So to leave my scarecrow days behind me, I started using the Argon Oil of Morocco in shower oil. Its a light hair oil that doesn’t drag your hair down, but leaves it with shine and smelling amazing. And most important of all it moisturizes and softens.

💋 I’m sure to no ones surprise at all my next favorite is a NYX lip cream in the shade ‘ Buttery Nude’. Its the perfect nude shade with rose undertones to it. I can’t resist these shades of lipstick right now. And because its a cream lipstick it applys like a liquid lip, but doesn’t dry your lips out as much like one. 

💋 My most loved scent this month is actually one from Bath and Bodyworks. I actually bought this last year but have re-fallen in love with it. It isn’t your typical scent. It is called ‘Sea Island Cotton’ and it straight up smells like freshly dried laundry on a hot summers day. See? Told you it wasn’t your typical flaural or fruit. But if you get a chance to smell it yourself, give it a try! And let me know 🙂 

💋 Another hair product I have fallen in love with this month is the hair treatment ‘Marilyn’ by Lush. It is a hair mask that keeps the brassy tone out of your blond hair. It works whether you’re naturally blond or not. Even if you have ombre hair it is perfect to apply to the tips to keep healthy and bright. It contains olive oil as well, and that helps with split ends. 

💋 This month my NYX Stay Matte powder has been out outshone. The new starring role of my makeup bag has been the Rimmel Clear complexion Clarifying Powder. It claims to help the nature of your skin, while still evening out your skim tone and mattefying your oily spots. It is a translucent powder, and I’ve fallen in love with it, especially since I’ve been having so many good skin days. Thus needing less coverage, but still taking care of those shiny spots. Needless to say, this little compact lives in my handbag. 

💋 The award for best face mask is always, and will always be awarded to the Clarifying Charcoal mask by Clinique. By all means this is just my opinion (as is everything on my blog) but I just can’t get over how healthy my skin is when I use it on the regular! (Recommended once a week) I try to use it after my Clinique charcoal face wash to keep in a regime. But its my favorite thing to apply after a hot bath to help really clean out my pores. :p  

💋 My last two favorites are an item of clothing and a TV show. As you guessed I’ve been loving my comic print T-shirt from Forever 21. Its a men’s shirt, but I never let that whole ‘gendered clothing thing’ get in the way. I like it, I buy it! Its such a cool print, and its baggy and long, but I still feel super cute wearing it 😄 

The show I have been OBSESSED with is Jane the Virgin. Its available to watch on Shomi, and I’ve been marathoning it like crazy. I don’t know if I can say anything without spoiling it, but just watch the first episode and try not to be addicted. It makes me laugh, cry, and actually think and learn things about myself. Its a very cute romantic show, with an epic twist on the plot. 

Hope you all are enjoying the lovely month of August so far! 🌞

~M