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Leah’s July Favorites


Leah's July favorites

Hello, I’d like to order two more weeks of July, please. July has been a month full of good books, delicious watermelon, and the discovery of new treasures. Scroll down to check out my monthly favorites:

Fashion Favorites

Denim dress and converse outfit

This denim dress is as versatile as it is comfortable. It will be perfect for fall and winter with tights and boots. For this time of the year though, I’ve loved wearing it with my new favorite shoes: Converse.

Because I have mega arched feet, I avoided Converse sneakers like the plague in the past, but how could I not buy these mint beauties? All it took was two arch inserts, and they haven’t left my toes since.

Makeup, Beauty, and Accessories

Monthly faves instant age rewind concealer master precise eyeliner earrings tangle teaser brush
Concealer, EyelinerSimilar Earrings

Even though it’s summer, my internal clock has decided to wake me up at 7:30 every morning. Despite long nights spent reading and watching Netflix, I can’t sleep in, and my under eyes have evolved from bags into shadowy valleys. One could get lost in them.

To brighten the scary things up, I’ve been loving Maybelline’s Age Rewind Concealer. Downside: this thing doesn’t travel well because it has a screw top that tends to pop up.

I’ve recommended a few eyeliners before, but that’s all in the past now because I’ve found the one. If you’re a eyeliner newbie, cat-flick addict, or just someone whose hand becomes demon-possessed when putting on eyeliner, this Maybelline Master Precise eyeliner is for you. (I fall into the last two categories, in case you’re wondering.)

This eyeliner is so sharp, it could take your Calculus test for you and do your Econ homework in one sitting. My hands get the shakes, and this is the only eyeliner I trust to get somewhat matching sides.

This brush is just like the tangle teaser. A word of warning: my hair is long. It’s always been tangly, but adding highlights a few times has converted it into a tangle weed tornado monster. Besides a wide-tooth comb, this brush is the only thing I use to detangle my hair. I’d heard good reviews about this product before, and I only wish I had discovered it sooner.

Peachy gold chandelier earrings from Francesca's

I’m not a huge jewelry gal, but I love a good pair of dangly earrings. These peachy-gold chandelier earrings from Francesca’s are my favorite way to glam up a dull outfit.

Book Recs

These Broken Stars Cover
These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

In addition to having a drop-dead gorgeous cover, this book left me starstruck. These Broken Stars is advertised as a romance novel, but I consider it more of a survival story with sci-fi nuances. Two protagonists, worlds apart from each other in personalities, become stranded when their luxury spaceship crashes. This book is funny, touching, and has an ending I never expected. The character and world development are, well, out of this world.

Red Rising by Pierce Brown
Red Rising by Pierce Brown

If romance isn’t your thing, I’ve got your back.

On Mars, sixteen-year-old Darrow is the lowest of the low in the caste system. He slaves away below the ground, mining, only to find the world isn’t as it seems. After a traumatizing experience, Darrow completely changes himself and becomes a freedom fighter. He disguises himself as a member of the highest caste in order to infiltrate their ranks and enter their elite school.

This book is described as Ender’s Game meets The Hunger GamesHowever, unlike many YA dystopian novels of late, Red Rising has no love triangles. Darrow’s world stands alone. Roman mythology, combined with stellar technology and gripping fight scenes make this book an excellent start to what I predict will become a great trilogy.

Favorite Food

Watermelon Chobani Greek yogurt

Let me introduce you to the best Chobani Greek yogurt flavor: watermelon. Chobani, if you’re reading this, I beseech, beg, plead, etc, of you, to keep this flavor all year. Pleeeeeeeeeeease.

If that’s not possible, can we get a hazelnut flavor for fall, please?

Favorite Random Item

Donut camera lens cap
Lens Cover

Cameras are hard to personalize, unless you have a donut lens cap. This makes a great gift for a friend who’s a camera lover, or if you’re a tech-lover with a sweet side. If you’re more of a carnivore, this cap also comes in hamburger form.

Penny for your thoughts?

What have you been loving this month? What are you looking forward to next month? Let me know by leaving a comment!

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7 Responses to “Leah’s July Favorites”

  1. 1
    July 29th, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    I am so obsessed with that lens cap! I actually am currently in need of one for my camera so I may be picking this up. And watermelon Chiobani! What?? I have to try it.

  2. 2
    July 29th, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    always been a fan of leah’s favorite. cracks me up everytime! the eyeliner bit, i’m definitely trying it out though i’m not a big fan of maybelline. kudos to leah :)

  3. 3
    July 29th, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    Oh my god. I bought that yogurt when I went grocery shopping last week and it is DELICIOUS! Thanks for including it.
    And I will definitely check out that second book! Romance isn’t really my thing (maybe because a lot of them are too cheesy to me haha, and the cynic in me reminds me that things won’t always wrap up neatly in a little bow in real life) and I’ve been looking for new books to read so that is perfect!

    Entertaining (and informative) post as always, Leah!

  4. 4
    July 29th, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    Watermelon Chobani? Donut lens caps?! Where have I been this past month!! Phenomenal! As for August excitements? Can’t wait for back-to-school goodies! Even if I am well beyond my elementary days, it’s always fun to get in the spirit with fun pens + such.

  5. 5
    July 30th, 2014 at 12:18 am

    So I saw this post and then immediately went out and bought that eyeliner, AND VOILA. I did my first cat-eye! And it didn’t look awful! This eyeliner is amazing!

    As sad as it is, I am looking forward to starting up grad school applications in August. :]

  6. 6
    July 30th, 2014 at 11:54 am

    Where did you get that dress? I know it’s Flying Tomato, but I’ve never heard of the brand.

  7. 7
    July 30th, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Virgina, that is awesome! I feel like there needs to be an award given when the cat-eye is mastered. It’s an accomplishment in my books!

    Sidney, the dress is from TJ Maxx. I don’t know much about the brand Flying Tomato either.

    Thanks for the silly and always sweet comments!

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