My mind is slightly blown by the realization that Summer is technically over. One minute you’re melting in 90 degree temps and the next, you cannot get into a sweater fast enough. I thoroughly enjoyed my Summer and as much as I hate to see it go, I’m undoubtedly eager for Fall.
Before I switch over my closet and embrace the OTK boot + PSL life, I wanted to round up a few of the products, clothes and other random items that made an impression, and quickly became staples in my daily routine this past Summer. Take a peek…
BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Defense Lotion – I got my hands on this in early August and have been using it daily. It has the slightest sheen, it’s super hydrating + wears beautifully under makeup. I like to mix it with my Vita Liberata Body Blur to create a DIY tinted moisturizer. I’ve replaced my foundation with those two products + love the natural, bronzed look it creates.
Gelish “You’re So Sweet You’re Giving Me A Toothache” – I had a bottle of this polish in 2012 + LOVED it… I used the whole thing up very quickly. So when I saw it on display at Sally’s over the Summer I could not buy a new one fast enough. It’s the perfect light pink (comparable to the coveted Essie FIJI …but in gel form). I’m so glad to have it back in my collection.
Superga Slip-On Sneakers – I did share these at the beginning of the season, but they’re worth mentioning again. They are hands down the best sneakers I’ve ever purchased. They’re so cute, SO comfortable + have gotten a ton of use this Summer. They go with dresses, shorts, skirts, jeans, leggings, they’re easy to walk in + just an all around awesome shoe. Fun fact: I wore them to a festival + they got completely trashed, but throwing them in the washing machine with some bleach did the trick. They look like new again. 🙂
Marble Box iPhone Case – I am the ultimate sucker + fell victim to an Instagram ad. This phone case was being served up in my feed for weeks + I was so intrigued by it. I finally decided to just order one + I am so glad that I did. I bought it in white + LOVE the rectangular shape…it’s super different + a conversation starter for sure!
Laura Mercier Bronzer + Concealer – My love for LM products ran so deep this Summer! While I genuinely enjoy all of their makeup, these two have become a part of my daily beauty routine. I love the coverage + wear of the concealer, while the bronzer has been the perfect shade for my skintone.
AGOLDE Parker Vintage Loose Fit Cutoff Shorts – Let it be known that I do not like shorts. However, it’s tough to make it through a Connecticut Summer without a pair. This year I bit the bullet and splurged on these cutoffs + I’m glad I did! They’ve already proven to be well worth the investment. They’re higher waisted, the perfect wash, just the right amount of distress, and they have the slightest bit of flair. I just love everything about them. Any photo I’ve posted in denim shorts this Summer…these were them. 🙂
Chelsea Cutler – I recently learned that this talented girl is also from Connecticut! Her music had been popping up on so many playlists + I loved every new song I heard. I started downloading more of her music + am officially a fan. If you’re looking for a new artist to check out, I suggest you listen!
The Good Life Podcast – I’ve been a Saz fan for YEARS! She’s just #goals in every sense of the word; I really love her. When she + Stevie launched their podcast in July, I was so excited to tune in. It’s been fun getting to know them in a new way + they are killing the podcast game. They’re so successful individually, but truly thrive together. You can tell that they have so much fun with one another + I just adore them. Give it a listen if you haven’t, it’s hard not to be a fan.
Follain Indie Lee CoQ-10 Toner – I love toners + am always switching them up. I started using this one about a month ago + wasn’t sure how I was going to like it. To my surprise, it really impressed! It’s very gentle, but refreshing. I love that it’s 100% vegan + cruelty free. I’ll definitely be using this bottle until the end.
Abercrombie + Fitch Pullover – I’ve been wearing a ton of pieces from Abercrombie this Summer, but this pullover may be my favorite of them all. I just love the color combo, the fit, and the material. It’s super comfy + something I’ve been reaching for often.
It’s always hard to narrow your favorites down, but I’m pleased with this round up. Everything above has truly been on repeat. I’m excited to see what new fashion + beauty items become new favorites this Fall. I’ve been eyeing some cozy cardigans that I have a feeling you’ll be seeing soon. 😉
What new things did you discover + love this Summer?
I’m definitely interested about the toner, I love toners, and just like you, i switch them up all the time! Once my Mario Badescue one runs out, I’ll definitely look into getting my hands on this! Great post amanda xxx
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In love with your recap I need a new toner