Birthdays, travels, and books galore! July has been one of my busiest months, but also my most rewarding! I finished up an internship, ventured out to New Orleans (expect a travel diary soon), and had the best brows of my life. Here are some of my favorite things from this past month!
Caudalie Birthday Duo
I went to Sephora for the first time ever and signed up to be a Beauty Insider. It just so happened that my first visit was on July 1st, so I got these for free since July is my birth month and I’ve been loving them ever since! My face just drinks the moisturizer up like water, and I’m a fan of the serum – though I still have no clue what it’s doing!
bareMinerals Frame & Define Eyebrow Pencil
July has been my best brow month ever and it’s all thanks to this! I like my pencils to be a little on the firmer and thin side, which means this one is definitely a win for me! The formula reminds me a lot of Eyelure’s brow pencil, which is great since that one is no longer carried by Ulta. This could be my new tried and true pencil!
So I spent the summer staying in a cabin in the middle of nowhere and this soap just so happened to be chilling out in the bathroom there. One day I had the wild thought to use it to clean my brushes and I’ve been in love ever since. You just wet your soap, wet your brush, swish the brush around, and 20 seconds later it’s all squeaky clean!
The National World War II Museum
I was only in New Orleans for 3 days, but this museum was definitely the best part of the trip! Tickets are nearly $30 or about $20 if you have a student ID, but they’re definitely worth it! The museum is huge, immersive, and full of narratives from WWII soldiers and people from the home-front. I particularly loved the dedication to showing the role of so many people of color during the war!
One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus
Think Freeform teen drama meets Investigation Discovery! In this mystery, 5 high school seniors go into to detention, but only 4 come out alive. Through the use of rotating point of views, readers follow each of the characters as they seek to survive senior year, clear their name, and find their classmate’s murderer. I give it a 5 out of 5 and challenge you all to guess the killer before the book’s end!
I’ve been excited for this movie ever since I saw Captain America: Civil War last summer. Typically Spiderman doesn’t really speak to me, but Tom Holland’s portrayal left me eager for more and his full length film did not disappoint! There’s action, there’s balancing being a teenager in very adult situations, there’s a whole lot of laughter, and some bomb backing tracks. I loved it so much I even paid to see it twice!
What is your July love?
Thanks for reading!
Until next time, have an awesome rest of your day and an amazing rest of your week!