Essie “Take It Outside” // Not quite ready to give up my summer pinks, but Essie’s “Take It Outside” is the perfect transitional nail color. I’ve been wearing it quite a lot. The shade is gorgeous and it goes on smoothly. Unlike a lot of other lighter nail polishes, this one definitely dries better and cleaner, aka you don’t have to wait an extra 25 minutes for your nails to completely dry.
Starbucks Orange Valencia // I know I included Starbucks’ iced coffee in July, but this has to be the best item on the menu. I actually saw a girl on the subway drinking it one day and was curious about it. I inquired about “an orange colored ice drink with an orange slice” at my neighborhood Starbucks and can officially say I’m addicted to the Orange Valencia. It’s like adult Tang… but in a good way. Super refreshing.
Fresh Moisturizers // With my 25th birthday tomorrow, I’ve been really kicking up my moisturizing game lately. I went a bit crazy at the Fresh store down the street from me… buying all kinds of amazing potions and lotions. My routine is now: Wash with the Soy Face Cleanser day/night (with my Clarisonic). Then I spritz on Rose Floral Toner, Rose Hydrating Face Serum, and Black Tea Age-Delay Lotion (morning) or Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream (night). Love the way the whole regimen has been making my skin feel!
The Vacationers // I’m almost done with the book, but I needed to include it in August because I’ve really enjoyed reading it. It’s a light read and I love the way it’s written. The characters are perfectly quirky and the backdrop of Mallorca makes for a great summer read. While I was worried that the book fell into the “cute cover to make up for a boring book” category, I was pleasantly excited to really love the story!!! Definitely recommend.
Gigi New York Crossbody // I have very few words other than… I’m obsessed. It’s just the perfect size to hold all the essentials without feeling weighted down. Adding this to my long list of favorite handbags. It’s been added to the regular rotation, although I must admit that I‘ve been playing favorites and wearing it almost every single day.