Happy Wednesday friends! hope you’re having a great week and official start to fall!
With how crazy the summer was for me and a lot of exciting things on the horizon, I got a little behind on my monthly loves lately posts, so this is a July + August combo post… Below is one of my favorite hand cremes that takes me to the water’s edge, a stunning and sustainable candle from a small black-owned business, a green juice powder that tastes bomb, and my go-to nail polish lately.
These have been on heavy rotation, and I think you’ll love them too!!
This hand creme is one of my absolute favorites! Not only is it super hydrating while not being greasy, but it smells amazing! I love the iconic Côte d’Azur scent from Oribe; it’s light, elegant, and transports you right to the waters edge. The packaging is also gorgeous! The site I linked to above has everything 25% off right now, so it’s a great time to buy if you’re thinking to!
This candle is STUNNING! It’s beautifully hand crafted from fine marble, completely waste-free as the wax inserts are refillable, and absolutely stunning in aesthetic and scent. It makes the most elegant addition to any shelf or table, and the scents are really exquisite! I’m having trouble bringing myself to burn more because it’s just so lovely! While a splurge, it’s a really nice little luxury to treat yourself with, and you’re supporting a sustainable small, black-owned business, so you can feel good about it!
This nude has been my go-to the last few months actually… I love that it has just a tinge of pink so it pairs well with all skin types, while not looking pink (I really don’t care much for pink, save a few rare circumstances). It applies beautifully, smoothing and settling as it dries, and dries pretty quickly if you make sure to not apply to much on the first coat. I also just love how chic JinSoon’s bottles are!
As a regular CBD lover, I am always hunting for new brands and ways to consume it! I was sent some product from Wild by Nature a month or two ago and am so impressed with the taste of their tinctures… they can often taste earthy or even bitter but Wild by Nature’s are really enjoyable to consume! I personally liked the Chill (mint) and Escape (tropical) flavors… they taste great and as described! I also love that they have 6 packs available, which have 6 pods of a serving of 100mgs. It’s a high concentration, so they’re effective, and they’re also super easy to travel with! Much lighter and more convenient than the glass bottles most tinctures come in!
This stuff is crazy… it leaves me with skin that looks just a bit airbrushed with no makeup! It’s the closest thing I’ve found to ‘no makeup makeup’, with CC and BB creams coming in next as they have a bit more coverage but also makeup. It’s a toner that’s tinted… but it not only evens skin tone and gives a bit of coverage, it also tightens up pores while mattifying yet locking in moisture! I love products that help mattify and tighten my pores, especially during the warmer months, but have found many dry my skin out, which causes it to over-produce oil in the long run, a recipe for clogged pores and acne. I love that this one locks in moisture so that doesn’t happen while still being effective!
These protein shakes are so yummy! I love that they’re packed with protein but don’t have any added sugar to them! They’re a bit sweet for me to drink solo unless as dessert, so my favorite way to drink them is added to my coffees and teas. They’re a delicious yet much healthier alternative to creamer, which is basically straight up sugar. I love the salted caramel flavor, but the chocolate is a close second!
These sunnies were my go-to this summer as they’re super versatile and have an effortless European flare to them. They’re oversized but not too big, quality, and would work for a lot of face shapes. They’re 20-25% off where I linked them, so now’s a great time to snag!
I’ve been using this powder for almost two months now and absolutely love it! I’m not always good at getting enough greens in, especially just because actually eating them can be a high volume of food, so this makes it easy! It’s also surprisingly yummy, and not even for a green juice, it just tastes great! It has a tropical pineapple flavor and is naturally sweet, so I look forward to drinking every morning! I love to have it before my coffee and find I always feel much more energized when I do!