July Favorites

July 23, 2017

I am so incredibly excited to be writing this post because I have been watching videos and reading posts about monthly favorites for what seems like forever! I love these posts because they share valuable information while giving you a small peek into the writer’s life! The month of July has been super hectic for me and I can’t wait to share all of the products that have kept me chugging through these long summer days. All of these things have been major lifesavers and I couldn’t be happier to be sharing them with all of you!

This post contains affiliate links. I promise I would never recommend something if I didn’t think it was amazing and helpful. I have personally tested (and loved) all products mentioned in this post!

Home/ Office / Organization

i. My Ban.do agenda has been an absolute lifesaver for me this month. If you’re wondering if these beautiful little planners are worth the hype, I can assure you that they most definitely are! I have been using my planner to keep track of my work schedule and plan my blog’s content and it has really helped me stay organized and accountable. The planner comes with yearly, monthly and weekly views which are great for organizing events at a glance. Today is national Ban.do agenda Day so I highly recommend that you check them out and consider getting a planner if you’re *planning* on staying organized during the transition to fall. Did I mention that their planners come with the cutest stickers?

Check out Ban.do’s Instagram page here!

Fashion / Accessories

i. One clothing item I have been loving this summer is my lilac, bralette-style crop top from Tobi! I purchased this back in May and I’m a huge fan! It has been so hot in Boston so I love to throw on this top with a pair of cutoff shorts for an instantly trendy look. The lace detail on this top is too die for and it looks amazing under a loose cardigan, chambray shirt, button down or jean jacket. This lovely little top has gotten me out of many outfit jams and I’m very grateful!

ii. My cat eye sunnies (also from Tobi) have been a major key for me this summer! These stylish shades have complete UV protection and are a great statement piece to jazz up any outfit. I would highly recommend getting one pair of really fun sunglasses before summer is over!

iii. My final wearable favorite is my rose gold watch. This watch was a graduation gift last year and I have gotten so much use out of it since! I love adding it to my work outfits for a touch of class and shimmer, it really adds the final touch to any professional look!



i. Elf Setting Spray – It has been HOT this summer and I swear that my makeup would be melting down my face on the daily if it weren’t for this great little product. I picked this up at Target on a whim and I am so glad I did. I had been looking into getting a setting spray for months and I really didn’t want to pay $20 for one at Sephora. When I saw this I knew I had to have it. It keeps my foundation, eyeshadow, highlight and blush looking fresh and crisp all day. I couldn’t recommend this product more!

ii. Wet and Wild Contour Stick – I was never really into Wet and Wild Previously because their products always seemed a little cheap and flashy, but they have really stepped up their game lately and I’ve taken notice. My second beauty favorite is also a fabulous drugstore item that I picked up at Target. The Wet and Wild Contour stick has changed my makeup game in ways I didn’t know were possible. The stick is the perfect size and the rounded tip makes it easy to contour my nose and cheekbones alike. Before I would contour using powder but I love the creamy formula of this product and I feel like it gives a flawless finish.  If you want Hollywood star style contour on a budget you need to try this product for yourself!

iii. Wet and Wild Face Prime – W&W is really killing the game with their new products! This inexpensive face primer goes on so lightly yet provides an excellent base for my makeup. Its main job is to reduce the appearance of pores and I happen to think it does this very well! I feel really secure throughout the day knowing that my makeup isn’t going anywhere thanks to this great little product!


Wellness / Health

i. The one thing that has kept me calm all month long is my Tisserand Essential Oil Rollerball. These little babies are seriously the best essential oil products I have ever tried. Mine came in a set of three with three unique scent blends: De-Stress, Energy and Sleep. The oils are very light and the rollerball makes them extremely easy to apply. For best results apply to your temples, neck and wrist for instant stress relief.  I love using this oil when things get a little hectic at work or before settling in, to work on my blog. I would truly recommend these to anyone who gets a little frazzled by an overwhelming workload because they smell delightful and work like a charm. Get Your Own Set Here!

That’s it for my montly favorites, thanks so much for reading! Let me know if you’ve tried any of these or tell me about your favorite products for this month below!


  • Channing

    July 31, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    I’m like you when it comes to reading favorites posts…..I love them! Also Ban.do has some of the cutest products!! 🙂

    1. lailaanne.co

      August 1, 2017 at 12:53 am

      Favorites are such a good way to cap off the month!

  • Andrea

    July 31, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    I love all those organizers that you have!

    1. lailaanne.co

      August 1, 2017 at 12:54 am

      Thank you, they’re so handy!

  • Corey | The Nostalgia Diaries

    July 31, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    I didn’t know elf had a setting spray. I’ve been thinking about getting one of these – and I love elf! Thanks for the recommendation!

    1. lailaanne.co

      August 1, 2017 at 12:55 am

      It’s so inexpensive and great quality, you can’t go wrong!

  • Logan

    July 31, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    I’m glad to know you like your ban.do planner! I have been thinking about getting one!

    1. lailaanne.co

      August 1, 2017 at 12:55 am

      I swear it keeps me sane!

  • Jackie

    August 1, 2017 at 2:40 am

    I’ve heard a lot about the Elf Setting Spray lately and after reading this, I think I might try it. Thanks for the tip!

    1. lailaanne.co

      August 2, 2017 at 12:16 pm

      No problem, it’s so worth it!

  • Summer @ Coffee With Summer

    August 1, 2017 at 2:40 am

    I love your picks! Bando has some amazing items – I actually have a giveaway on Instagram going on until Wednesday for a huge bundle and it includes a few bando items!

    1. lailaanne.co

      August 2, 2017 at 12:16 pm

      I’m in love with Ban.do!

  • Emily Chaumont

    August 1, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    I love ban.do products! I have the “I am very busy” pen case and use it all the time. I also really appreciate your extremely affordable makeup recommendations. I’ve also been liking Wet & Wild lately (turns out their lengthening mascara rocks??)


    1. lailaanne.co

      August 2, 2017 at 12:19 pm

      I feel like I get so much use out of Ban.do product so I always get my money’s worth! And Wet and Wild may be my new go to drugstore brand!

  • Amanda Faber

    August 2, 2017 at 1:01 am

    I have the same planner and love it!!! It helps keep me so organized

    1. lailaanne.co

      August 2, 2017 at 12:28 pm

      That planner keeps me sane, honestly I’d be a mess without it!

  • Cameron – Diary of a Southern Millennial

    August 2, 2017 at 1:54 am

    Love those planners and your cat sunnies are so cute! I need to check out those essential oil rollerballs – I could use some of that de-stress blend!

    1. lailaanne.co

      August 3, 2017 at 3:46 am

      It’s the best thing ever, works like a charm on crazy days!

  • Rachel

    August 2, 2017 at 2:11 am

    ban.do has the cutest things! I need to get better about using my planner more!

    1. lailaanne.co

      August 2, 2017 at 5:23 pm

      It was hard to figure out how to use mine in the beginning but now I’ve got it down!

  • the sophia diaries

    August 2, 2017 at 2:25 am

    Oh it totally seems like you are loving some great stuff this month! I really want to get my room more organized.. maybe in the future xD

    1. lailaanne.co

      August 2, 2017 at 12:27 pm

      That’s always a good thing to work towards!

  • Carly

    August 2, 2017 at 3:25 am

    I love favorites posts. I’ve never used a ban.do planner, but I’ve only heard great things!

    1. lailaanne.co

      August 2, 2017 at 5:24 pm

      They’re so fun to read, I always find out about great stuff through favorites posts!

  • Jennifer

    August 2, 2017 at 6:23 am

    I love that bralet! This is so cool that you list your favorite things!

    1. lailaanne.co

      August 2, 2017 at 5:27 pm

      Thanks Jennifer!

  • Kait Around The Kingdom

    August 2, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    I’m all about decorating my house lately! And shopping before my upcoming trip!

    1. lailaanne.co

      August 2, 2017 at 5:27 pm

      It sounds like those projects will keep you pretty busy then! 🙂

  • Le

    August 2, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    I’ve been considering a Favorites post, but I literally use the same items… I don’t buy stuff every month! I love those shades !

    1. lailaanne.co

      August 2, 2017 at 5:26 pm

      Haha there’s no problem with that, I wish I could be more consistent with my products! And thanks, they make me feel so stylish!

  • Southern & Style

    August 3, 2017 at 2:27 am

    I’ve been using that Wet & Wild primer for about two months now and I’m just not loving it like my NYX primers! Maybe my foundation just doesn’t agree with it?
    Also loving your Ban.do planner-I think that’s the brand I’m going to get next year!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern and Style

    1. lailaanne.co

      August 3, 2017 at 2:46 am

      I’ve yet to try NYX primers but they’re on my list! And I so look forward to choosing a new planner each year!

  • Tori

    August 3, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    I absolutely love that gold watch — so beautiful and classy!

    Tori || Victori Media

    1. lailaanne.co

      August 3, 2017 at 11:06 pm

      Thank you! It’s definitely a staple of mine!

  • Sophie Mitchell

    August 3, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    I love reading peoples monthly favorites! I need to start doing mine again xx

    1. lailaanne.co

      August 3, 2017 at 11:06 pm

      They’re so much fun to write too!

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