August 27, 2014

So Obsessed With: Summer 2014 Edition

Some of my favorite posts are ones where bloggers highlight the products they're loving lately or the things they're currently coveting. Posts like that always put new products on my radar and give me great ideas for gifts. I love this kind of content so much that I decided to start incorporating it into my blog by highlighting my loves and lusts and each season. Rather than give it a creative name, I thought my blog name was more fitting. Although the season is coming to a close, here's what I've been obsessed with this summer:
1. Living Proof Flex Shaping Hairspray ($24) - I got a sample of this hairspray as a Sephora reward, and I'm in love with it! You can even use it on wet hair, which I think is cool. Since I've got some natural wave to my hair, a good hairspray is a must during the humid summer months.

2. Living Proof Prime Style Extender ($20) - This was another sample that I ended up loving. I run it through my hair when it's damp if I plan on straightening or curling it so that it will hold the style longer.

3. Laura Geller Bronze-n-Brighten ($33) - I'm really fair, so I never get very tan in the summer. I've tried a number of bronzers, and I always come back to this one. The color is perfect!

4. SpaRitual Nail Polish in Dreamsicle ($12) - I can't resist a bright, bold color on my fingers and toes in the summer! This is a recent favorite brand, and this color is great. It makes a statement without being too loud.

5. Strawberry Lip Balm ($7) - As the temperatures rise, I have to keep lip balm on hand. I grabbed this at Sephora one day, and I've been pleased with it.

6. Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer ($32) - I decided to try this daily moisturizer after falling in love with Josie's Argan Oil. It's pretty thick, but I still love it. With SPF 47, I feel better about protecting my skin while I'm outside. I'll probably love this one more in the winter, but it's still a hit with me!

7. Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil ($48) - I don't use this every single night, but I love a few drops of this when I feel my skin getting dry. I grabbed this limited edition, too, because I'm crazy about the scent.

8. Juxtapose Maxi Dress ($89.95) - Maxi dresses are seriously perfect in the summer! I love that it's basically a complete outfit, and I don't have to do any work to look put together. This one is on sale right now, and I'm so tempted to grab it! These are all of my favorite colors, too.

9. Chaco ZX/2 Yampa Sandal ($100) - I hate how Chaco's look, but I finally caved and bought a pair. While I'm still not crazy about the look, I'm so glad I got them. I wear these so much on the weekends!

10. Marc by Marc Jacobs Oversized Sunglasses ($110) - I love the look of oversized sunglasses, especially when I'm at the pool or the beach. I'm always drawn to tortoiseshell, so these definitely meet my approval.

11. Cara Paint Me Pretty Head Wrap ($25) - I bought a head wrap similar to this one while I was at the beach, and now I want a million of them. I always burn my scalp, so this was perfect for keeping that protected. Not to mention it's so much cuter than a baseball cap! I've also been wearing mine a lot when I run errands on the weekend so I don't have to worry about anyone noticing my unwashed hair.

12. Kate Spade Cobble Hill Mini Carson ($198) - I definitely don't need any more purses, but I love a good crossbody bag in the summer. Who wants to lug around a huge bag when it's already so hot?! Most of my purses are in neutral colors, but summer is a great time to experiment with color.

13. Bitter Greens, Isla and the Happily Ever After and Heir of Fire ($18-26) - I crave a little bit of everything in the summer! I found myself reading such a variety of books these last few months, and Isla and the Happily Ever After and Heir of Fire were definitely two of my favorites. I haven't read Bitter Greens yet, but I think it will be the perfect read to say goodbye to the summer.

14. Ed Sheeran's X ($12.99) and Sam Hunt's X2C ($4.26) - I've had Ed Sheeran's album on repeat ever since it was released. So many great tracks on it! And I fell in love with Sam Hunt when I downloaded his free acoustic album months ago, and this EP made me all the more excited for his album to come out in October. These songs are perfect for driving with the windows down!

15. If I Stay Movie - I have already seen this movie in theaters, and I'm dying to go see it again. It was such a great adaptation! The book is better (of course), but I was so happy with the way this was brought to life on screen. I thought the casting was spot on, and I actually felt more emotional watching it than I had when I was reading it. Crazy, right?!

16. Tostitos Garlic & Black Bean Tortilla Chips and Aladdin Mason Jar Tumbler ($10) - These chips sound weird, but they are incredible. Seriously. I could eat a whole bag in one sitting! And I try to be better about drinking water in the summer, and these mason jar tumblers make it easier to trick myself into (kind of) enjoying it.

17. Emma Approved - This YouTube series has been out for a while, but some of my favorite episodes were released this summer. I'm sad it's all over! It hasn't been a perfect series, but I can't deny that Emma and Knightley have made me fall in love with this story all over again. Now I have to re-read the book!

6 comments:

  1. I may or may not have yelled "OH MY GOD IT'S HERE!" when I saw this post. Embarrassing or not, I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm obsessed with these So Obsessed With posts (whoops, pun not intended haha) and your so-on-point style. Ummm can I just be you when I grow up? ;)

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  2. I LOVE these posts of yours! I'm definitely going to try out those Garlic & Black Bean Tortilla Chips (chips are my vice). I use something similar to your mason jar tumbler and it seriously works with making you drink more water! I also love your headband/wrap... I've been looking for one of those for a while!

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  3. So glad to hear If I Stay is a good adaptation! Going to see it this weekend :)

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  4. ohh I ADORE that kate spade purse! I love kate spade... I just never have money to buy all the things I want there, obviously. I loved if i stay, too! I cried so much in the movie, probably just as much as when I first read the book! And YES, loved heir of fire!

    -Wendy @ Book Scents

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  5. ARGH, i See now my comment NEVER went through. I had Michael Kors sunglasses that look EXACTLY like those Marc Jacobs, unfortunately, I lost them at a hayride! BOO! I LOVE the bag color [and bag] that you mentioned, and of course Isla and Heir of Fire are on my TBR! I now have to look up Bitter Greens though! I LOVE THESE POSTS! Keep em comin!

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  6. Here is the one important thing you need to know about my reaction to this post: I WANT EVERYTHING.

    Apart from that, I'm particularly eyeing that bag (I'm a Kate Spade fangirl, what can I say?) and that mason jar tumbler (which is adorable!). Plus, I loved the If I Stay movie as well (and it made me want to reread Where She Went...). I actually haven't watched all of Emma Approved, but I probably should, yes?

    I LOVE summer obsessions!

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