Monthly Favs: April
Rag & Bone Straw Panama Hat I included this hat on my Spring Wishlist and shortly after publishing that post decided to purchase it… And let me tell ya, it was a good purchase for sure. The Panama hat is a classic and a total must-have in my book. It ups any outfit and makes jeans and a t-shirt look way more put together and stylish. This one in particular is definitely a higher price point, but a piece that is worth it in my book. I think accessories (handbags and hats) as well as shoes are worth splurging on a bit.
Spiritual Gangster Matya Swing Sweatshirt Tie dye is one of the biggest trends for spring and summer, so when I found this sweatshirt I was pretty stoked. The light, somewhat faded tie dye is the perfect way to wear the trend in a subtle way. Plus, it is SOOOO cozy and soft, I want to just wear it 24/7.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Gel Trying to up my brow game a bit, and since I’m already a big fan of the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Dark Brown I decided to give the brow gel a test run. I’ve been using this all month and LOVE it. It holds my brows in place and because it’s formulated with botanical conditioners and essential oils, it doesn’t flake. And as someone with super sensitive skin, this hasn’t irritated my brows at all so that’s a bonus.
OPI Engage-meant to Be OPU recently released a new set of sheer colors as part of a bridal collection, and this sheer grey shade is perfection! I also tried Bare My Soul, which was a very sheer nude-ish pink, but if you’re going to try one in the collection Engage-meant to Be is the clear (see what I did there?) winner. Just a heads up though, it is definitely sheer (like super duper sheer) so I did apply three coats in order to get a little more color.
Nécessaire The Body Lotion I included this lotion in my March Favs and it is so good I’m including it in my monthly favs yet again (if that isn’t a strong endorsement I don’t know what is). A lot of us are really good about having a skin regiment and buying products for our faces, but the skin on our body needs some love, too. I’ve gone through two bottles of this lotion and can honestly say I see and feel a difference in the texture of my skin. Made with Vitamin A, Vitamin B³, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Omega-6, Omega-9 and Antioxidants, it’s like a moisturizing multi-vitamin for your body. Plus, it’s free of gross shit like sulfates, phthalates, parabens, petrochemicals, mineral oil, silicone, talc and fragrances so you can feel good about using it.
GG Crackers If you haven’t gotten on the GG cracker bandwagon yet, girl where you at? I first heard about these from Lauryn Evarts of The Skinny Confidential and then seeing them recommended again from people following the F-Factor I wanted to try them out. Overall I love ‘em. They are really high in fiber and crazy filling, but tbh they are bland. Like please do not buy these thinking you’re gonna sit down and snack on some plain GG crackers. If you do that, you’re not gonna be a happy camper. BUT if you top em, dip em or spread something on em you’ll be good. Personally I like to eat them with a nut butter, bananas and honey or with avocado and a little Everything But the Bagel Seasoning. So good! They make a great breakfast or snack, or addition to any meal.
Aviano iced oat milk matcha latte If you live in Denver, do yourself a favor and go to Aviano coffee and get an iced matcha latte, stat. They are soooooo freaking good! They only make ithe matcha lattes with oat milk, which makes them creamy, smooth and super delicious. Definitely my current fav beverage.
Trader Joe’s Raw Almond Butter After my recent skin consultation with Art of Skin Care, I was reminded that peanuts and peanut butter are not skin-friendly and decided to swap out my PB for AB and I’m actually stoked I did because TJ’s raw almond butter is so damn good. I’ve eaten it daily since buying it and am totally ok with that. I’m not gonna lie, it’s amazing straight of of the jar, but I also love it with apples or GG crackers. And I LOVE that the only ingredient is raw almonds - which is what a nut butter should be made of.
Homecoming Bey-chella was epic AF. If you are like me and missed it, now we can watch this Netflix doc and bask in the amazingness that is Beyonce.
Poshmark As part of my spring cleaning, I went through all my clothes and have been really into selling on Poshmark. I made about $200 this month (which was a nice little chunk of change), and I was able to get rid of stuff that I just don’t wear. If you use Poshmark, check out my closet and leave a comment below with your username because I love seeing what other people are selling, too.
What have you been loving this month? Let me know in the comments below.