08.25.2017

Favorite Products August || Food, Beauty, + Fashion

Happy Friday friends! Sharing my favorite products from August with you today, and there are a lot of new ones that I’m excited to share… from tasty food options to everyday fashion finds… I think you’ll love them just as much as I do.

We’re heading up to Long Beach this weekend for a little staycation and I’m super excited. It’s always nice to getaway, even when it’s only a quick drive away. Hope you all have a great weekend and see you Monday! xx

FOOD:

1. Trader Joe’s Turmeric + Carrot Juice: As TJ says, “This stuff just makes you feel like you’re drinking health.” I brought this stuff home with me several weeks ago, and we’ve been enjoying a small glass every morning. It’s slightly sweet, and oddly refreshing. Turmeric has a ton of health benefits, especially it’s anti-inflammatory ones, so it’s definitely a good one to sip.

2. Maca Powder: Another Trader Joe’s find, but you can find Maca at pretty much any health food store. It has a slightly nutty flavor, and I love adding it to my afternoon smoothies. If you’re curious about the benefits of Maca, you can check them out here.

3. Primal Kitchen Dressing: I don’t typically buy dressings at the grocery store because I am never a fan of their ingredient lists… so, instead I make them from scratch at home. Yet, that takes time that I sometimes don’t have, so when I stumbled across this brand, I was sold. The ingredients are spot on, and they are incredibly flavorful. I found mine at Sprouts + Mother’s Market.

4. Chocolate Protein Powder: I’m a huge fan of the Vega Vanilla protein powder, yet, I recently grabbed the chocolate flavor and to say I’m obsessed would be an understatement…. then again, I am more of a chocolate fan than vanilla. It’s gentle on my stomach, and I can easily toss it into my afternoon smoothies.

5. Rise Bars: We recently tried these out and love them… they’ve become part of our weekly mix. I’m a particular fan of the smaller size for a little mid-morning snack, but the bigger option is great too. Our favorite flavors are the lemon and the chocolate almond.

Beauty: 

1.Tula Kefir Replenishing Cleanser Oil: So, TULA launched a new Kefir line, and it’s pretty amazing (like most of their products).If you haven’t heard of Kefir, it’s a fermented milk drink that is loaded with probiotics, minerals, and vitamins. I’ve loved using it as my new nightly face wash. I’m particularly fond of how smoothly it goes on, and how soft it leaves my skin. I also love that it is scentless and that it foams up nicely. (20% off with code SHANNON)

2. Keifer Moisture Repair Pressed Serum: More goodness from the Kefir line, and it’s a good one. This serum promotes water retention, which reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, nourishes, and increases firmness in the skin. I use it after the cleaner oil and in place of my serum + overnight cream… it’s that nourishing. (20% off with code SHANNON)

3. Clarifying Detox Mask (currently on sale): I’d been wanting to try a charcoal mask for quite some time, and heard this one was amazing. It didn’t disappoint. I noticed that my skin was breaking out on my chin last week, and so I applied it 3 times throughout the week and the breakout cleared up. It does this by removing trapped dirt and debris left on the skin, and then keeping bacteria on your skin at bay. You can bet it’s made its way into my weekly mask rotation.

4. Oil No. 9: I’ve been loving the use of oils to combat skin dryness, and this one ranks as one of my favorites. It’s on the pricey side, but it seriously leaves my skin feeling, and looking, incredibly nourished. I typically apply it at night, in lieu of a cream moisturizer, and when I wake up my skin looks more youthful.

FASHION:

Oversized Thermal Button-Up: This things is beyond comfortable…. and versatile. I most recently wore it with cut-offs, but I love to lounge around the house in it… and dressed up with the right accessories, it’s evening appropriate (I’d opt for jeans, gold necklaces and bangles, and a heeled mule….).

Thermal Tee: Same as above, super soft and incredibly comfortable. I love that it’s an oversized fit, so you can front tuck it or front knot it for a cute casual look. A great throw on and go basic for your closet, for sure.

Chunky Cardigan: I received a message when I posted the above photo last night asking me if this cardigan was “that” good. Yes. It is. I originally purchased it last January, right after the New Year. It was more than I typically spend for a cardigan, but I couldn’t pass up the gorgeous detailing and beautiful rose color… it was so soft when it arrived, and I loved the way it fit, that I kept it and wore it throughout the end of winter. It’s an investment, for sure, but a comfortable, and super cute one… I wear it with shorts, lounging around the house, with leggings, jeans….

Lace Camisole: You can wear this one two ways… backwards for a high neck look, or the correct way for a deep v option. So, it’s a two-for-one… and if you’re like me and love a deal, that’s a good one. Well made, with delicate lace detailing, it’s the perfect option for date night, or even dressed down with shorts for an everyday casual look…. or even office appropriate. I’ve worn it both ways, and recently snagged it in the white too (I first bought it in black). It’s an excellent option to take you across seasons…. This is also one of my favorites (styled here).

Slides: Harper loves these too. No joke. I catch her walking around in them all the time. I’m pretty much obsessed with these throw on a go slides…. perfect for a day of errands, or for a lunch with friends… toss them on with cut-offs now and distressed jeans later. You can see how I most recently styled them here.

Ruffle Lounge Shorts: I’m all about that comfy life, if you didn’t already know that about me. My favorite thing to do is toss on something comfortable after a long day…. and these, well these take the cake (along with this pair and these joggers). They’re super cute with the ruffle detail, and lounging in them is a dream. I sized up to a medium (two sizes) so they would fit looser.

Band Tee: My college roommates and I used to pre-party to 80’s music, while wearing old band tees, so when this trend hit a resurgence, this was the tank I opted for. I personally love the song…. and am obsessed with the distressing. It’ll pair perfectly with my high waisted leggings and a cardigan, or with distressed jeans and mules for a more pulled together option.

Tunic Dress (currently 40% off): I am obsessed with the print of this dress, perfect for fall… and love the way it hangs on the body. I plan on wearing it with slides and this hat in the transitional months, and with over the knee boots and a suede jacket or oversized cardi in the cooler months.

Cargo Pants (currently under $30): I styled these here, but since have worn them so many times I can’t count. I wear them all the way down, or pushed up around my calves… they’re soft and a great alternative to leggings or jeans for an everyday look. They run large, so size down.

Open Back/Knot Back Tank: Another two for one. You can wear this with an open back (like I did earlier this week with the above cargo pants), or you can knot it and it’s a more fitted look (I prefer it this way with my cut-offs and jeans). It would pair nicely with a cute midi skirt as well.

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