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July Favorites | Mixed Bag

Just like last month, I have a mixed bag of things I loved in July. Let's get right to them!  

Hopper /Google Flights

I've been doing a lot of flight researching over the last month and trying to figure the best time to buy our tickets - enter in the Hopper app. Hopper predicts where flight prices will be - are they going to increase, stay the same or drop - the app tells you. I'm sure there are other websites that do this same thing, but once you saved a location to your "hopper" you get notification of any activity and basically don't have to remember things yourself. 
I've also been using Google Flights to save all my possible itineraries. I usually prescribe to the pen and paper method of writing each option down, but now I can save flights and even share them with other's via g-mail so it makes booking that much easier! This is basically how I've shared the flight options to New Orleans with Gary and we both agree this is the easiest way we have booked travel! 

Barefoot Pink Moscato Champagne

I love Barefoot wines - their price point is great and I was excited to try the mini four pack I bought from Target a few weeks ago! It didn't disappoint and I went back for more this past weekend. If you can snag yourself the mini bottles they give you about 1 1/2 glasses of champagne! I don't like super dry champagne and this one of course being a Moscato is sweeter which I loved. 

Wander Beauty | On The Run Stick

So you might remember from this post that I was crushing hard on this Wander Beauty double duty stick. Well my mom is amazing and she bought it for me. I've been using the soft pink/nude glow in the mornings and it really is a great on the run item to have in your purse! 
Wander Beauty
I thought I would be getting the most use out of the illuminator side, but to be honest the blush side is my favorite because I swipe it on my lips for the most perfect pink shade and it's a great blush for after work and before any events that I might be running to. It's a very light illuminator, but I have been getting a ton of use out of it because of how portable it is. I use the illuminator on all the usual suspects, but also on my brow bone for a nice reflection of color!

Strong Lash

Megan from Strong Lash sent me the serum to test out almost two months ago. I've been using it for longer than the suggested time to see actual results. I used something very similar when I was getting married two years ago and I'm happy to say that I have noticed a slight growth in my eyelashes and there haven't been as many falling out - I'd have a few a week that sort of just came off with makeup but this really hasn't happened.  
Strong Lash
You apply the serum on a clean eye twice a day - so for me that was before I put my makeup on in the morning and after the shower at night. Some days I forgot because it wasn't built into my routine. I will say that a handful of times I got it a little too close to my lash line and it really burned my eye - didn't turn red or anything, but it was 100% uncomfortable - user error here not the actual product, but just thought I'd add that in case you use this product or a similar product you don't go way too close. I am still doing this same routine, but I have noticed that my eyelashes come up super close to my brows - which I love! If you're interested in trying out Strong Lash for yourselves - use the code "Bloved30" for 30% off your order. 

Touche Eclat Blur Primer & Perfector

I was lucky enough to be part of the Influenster VoxBox for the YSL campaign and this was probably the best box I've ever gotten. The two items included were the Touche Eclat Blur Primer and the Touche Eclat Blue Perfector. I hands down loved the primer - it's amazing and really is the best primer I've used. I realize this is very pricey, but you do get what you pay for (I will be repurchasing when I'm completely done with this one) and the primer just hides all the imperfections of your face before you get ready to put your bb cream or foundation on. It doesn't let the product go into your pores and just smooths everything out. I haven't really gotten around to testing the Perfector yet because the packaging is almost too pretty to use. The few times I've used it, I've had a hard time applying it, but I'll come back next month and let you know how I liked it. 

What were some of your favorites in July?

I was sent Strong Lash for review purposes - all opinions are 100% my own. 

80 comments

  1. I need to download Hopper since we fly so much! Any help with lower prices would definitely be appreciated :)! That champagne looks right up my alley, I'm not the biggest fan of dry champagne either, it needs to have a lil sweet with the bubbles :)!

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  2. Too funny, the Barefoot Pink in the minis is in my Friday Favorites lust this week! Great minds and tastes in beverages think alike! Ha! Have a splendid day beautiful!!

    lIvingoncloudandreanine.blogspot.com

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  3. i need to check out that app for flights! anything to save money is awesome in my book. i love the packaging on the ysl but haven't had the best luck with these yet. i do have some cheaper options i've been thinking about sharing.

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  4. Definitely downloading that app! And you need to bring the Wander stick on vacation with us tomorrow!! Eek! Can't believe it's finally here!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  5. I recently discovered the Wander stick, and I am dying to try it. I love products that multitask!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  6. Omg I need that Wander Stick!! Those colors are gorgeous, friend!

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  7. Love all of these! I have really been wanting to try the YSL blur primer and now that you love it, I feel like I can justify buying it! xoxo

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  8. That double duty stick sounds awesome. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Hopper sounds so helpful! I used to use Airfare Watchdog, but love that this is in app form!

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  10. I've just started looking at tickets for a trip this fall so I definitely need to check out Hopper! That champagne looks delicious, perfect summer drink!

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  11. Trying that Barefoot moscato champagne ASAP! I am slightly obsessed with champagne but have never tried that kind! I need to try that primer... embarrassed to say I have never used one

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  12. Hopper looks so useful! I really want to try the Wander Beauty product!
    ~~Megan~~
    http://www.poshprime.com

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  13. Okay I absolutely LOVE the barefoot pink moscato champagne! But it will be awhile before I get to enjoy it again! Haha
    And now I think you may have convinced me to try the wander beauty stick!!

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  14. gosh i love anything that makes my lashes more lush. that is one i'll have to put on my list! and that hopper app seems great! booking flights/finding good prices is almost like a science! great list girl :) xo

    cheshirekatblog.com

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  15. Thanks for the flight apps and info. We're trying to possibly plan Charleston next month (aka last minute) and that will be helpful!

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  16. I will be downloading the Hopper App today, we have a lot of trips coming up so this will be perfect! And Google Flights sounds like a great tool as well. Thanks for sharing! Xo, Stephanie

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  17. Definitely need to check out that app!! I always get so nervous buying plan tickets bc I think they will be cheaper later haha! I need that wander stick! Have so much fun in charleston!!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  18. How awesome is this Hopper app?! I have used Kayak and Yapta before but this seems so simple. I will definitely have to check it out! And I'm loving the soft pink and nude glow of the Wander Beauty stick, such pretty colors!

    xo, Rachel
    www.ablondesmoment.com

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  19. Pink moscato champagne sounds absolutely heavenly!! Also I need that app like yesterday!!

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  20. I need that Wander Stick! So perfect for on the go and traveling! And Touche Eclat anything is the best.. I love the concealer!

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  21. I am downloading the Hopper app right now! Brilliant!
    That Barefoot champagne looks delicious. It's not too early for champagne, right?? Never!! :)

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  22. I've never used a primer before but I've heard they can do wonders! I need to check out that YSL one!
    Ally- Life as I know it

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  23. That wander beauty stick looks awesome! Your mom is so sweet. That pink moscato is my fave! xo

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  24. I got the YSL mascara box and it was amazing! I wish I had been selected for this one too! YSL beauty can seriously do no wrong. Everything is amazing. The beauty stick looks great and just my kind of thing... Quick and easy!

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  25. I got a barefoot Chardonnay last week and was pleasantly surprised how good it was! Thanks for sharing the tip/app about flights. I need to book a flight soon and I've been dragging my feet.

    trish - tales from trish

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  26. Loving your faves!! Thanks for sharing that app! What a sweet and thoughtful mom you have!! Wishing you a day as beautiful as that pink champagne! ;) Xx - Brenda // Chatting Over Chocolate

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  27. Definitely getting Hopper. Also I have been reading about that YSL product (well both of them) and I really want them! BEfore your wedding did you do Latisse, and if so, how did that compare to this?

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  28. Maybe I should actually do the required things for those influenster boxes so they send me more lol. Everything YSL does is amazing, definitely need to get my hands on that primer!

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  29. Ooooh pink champs for the win *always*! And I definitely need to download that app with all the traveling we've been doing :)

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  30. i keep seeing the lash stuff, i need to check it out!
    i had never heard of that hopper app, how brilliant! thanks for sharing girl :)

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  31. That hopper app is genius! Have you tried the little champagnes that come in a can? I can't think of the name now, but they are perfect for a girls weekend :)

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  32. Great post! I am not familiar with the Hopper app but need to check it out! The On the Run stick is cool too. A friend of mine just introduced me to Sofia Blanc de Blanc. It sounds similar to the Barefoot. Comes in a pack of four small cans at Target.
    Traci
    waltzmetoheaven.com

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  33. I've been really impressed with Google flights. I used to use ITA, but it's gotten more challenging (and the app has gotten TERRIBLE), so I'll be checking out Hopper now!!!

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  34. I have never used Hopper... I need to go check that out! Love the pretty Wander sticks too!

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  35. Ahh - mom's are great :) How cute she got that for you.
    You're the 2nd person I've seen talking about that serum! My curiosity is peaked!

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  36. OMG that On The Run stick is definitely going on my to buy list, so gorgeous! And that mini champagne set is so cute, I think I have to get it just because it's mini. Which is ridiculous, but that's what I do! XO -Kim
    www.thethirtysomethinglife.com

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  37. Definitely getting the Hopper app now – that could help us so much! I’ve wanted to try that pink champagne ever since you posted it the other day – looks pretty and delicious!

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  38. Ah! I think I need that wonder stick. Those colors are so pretty!

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  39. Thanks so much for sharing about Hopper and Google Flights!! I'm currently looking into flights down to DC so this happens to be perfect timing!!

    Taffeta & Tulips

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  40. The illuminator shade is swoon-worthy! And yay for upcoming trips :)

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  41. Great favorites!!! I wish more champagne brands came out with minis.... sometimes you just need a personal portion :)
    Kisses,
    Sarah
    http://everydaystarlet.com/

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  42. That pink champagne looks so cute and yummy! Perfect for summer. That beauty stick looks awesome too. I could use something like that to throw in my purse for an evening perk up! Awesome YSL Voxbox too!

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  43. Ok, downloading Hopper asap! And the Wander stick looks like something I need ;)

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  44. That stick looks amazing and you have me completely sold on the primer! A great makeup item is worth its weight in gold to me, price be damned!

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  46. Why have I never heard f Hopper or Google Flights?! So handy for travel plans!!

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  47. I just heard of the Hopper app...right after I booked 2 flights haha.

    girl meets world

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  48. I've never heard of Hopper but what a genius app!!! I'm totally going to have to check that out! And I just love the pretty pink moscato - those mini bottles are adorbs! I'm going to have to pick some up for a Bachelorette party I'm going to in a few weeks (not that I can enjoy them - ha!)
    xoxo Danielle
    For the Love of Leopard

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  49. I'm definitely checking out that Hopper app - it sounds like a travel savior! I love Barefoot's Pink Moscato champagne, and how lucky are you that you got the YSL VoxBox?! Great round up this month, lady. :)

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  50. The champagne.........I can't wait to pop a bottle of bubbly! And the pink color is perfect for Lucie!

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  51. Totally loving those swatches of those double duty sticks. I've never even heard of them before. Must look into that! (:

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  52. I have had my eye on that primer but was waiting for your review before I purchased it. Glad to hear that you liked it. I'm totally purchasing it asap. There goes my shopping ban..lol.

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  53. I am so downloading the hopper app right now, and that wander stick looks awesome! I love cream blushes!

    Annessa
    www.seekingsunshine.com

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  54. Oh man, I need to check out Hopper. I'm obsessed with Google flights and use it all the time. Bing is pretty good at giving an indicator of when a price might increase/lower - definitely key for booking travel!

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  55. Thank you for sharing that flight-finding info! I'm actually searching for some flights this morning so this was perfect timing :)

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  56. Ohhhh those Barefoot Pink Moscato Champagne sound super fun! I will have to look for them next time I am at Target! That primer sounds interesting. If it works that well, I say it is worth the price!

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  57. That Hopper app sounds SO useful! Can't tell you how many times I wished for a tool like that!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  58. I love that shade of blush pink! I need to actually wear more lipstick to work, love the way it makes me feel!! :)

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  59. I'm so jealous of everyone that got the influenster box this month!!!!!

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  60. That On the Run Stick sounds fab and is so pretty!!! I would love to try it some time. That YSL stuff sounds fab too. Sadly I'm not a fan of Barefoot wines, but those little bottles are SO cute. That app sounds great too, I'll have to share it with Chris since he is in charge of booking trips! :-) Thanks for sharing all of these fun things lady!! Hope that you have a great day today!! :-)

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  61. I love Barefoot Moscato so I obvi must try the pink version soon. Anything is better in pink. I also got that Vox Box and I have been so busy that I have not even tried the products yet. They are on my to-do list though. (Bad blogger.)

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  62. That app sounds awesome! I could definitely use it to save a few dollars with all the traveling that I do. Thanks for the recommendation lady!!

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  63. Hopper sounds like a very good idea, I love the lipstick your mom got you, the packaging looks really cute, and a really nice looking shade would love to see it on.
    http://artadorned.com/2015/08/we-are-flying-around-the-world-to-bring-you-amazing-content/

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  64. That On The Run Stick looks like a literal life saver! That highlight end would be my life! I'd love to see it on you -- like a day-to-night look or something.

    Audrey
    www.lululinden.com
    www.lululinden.com

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  65. I use Kayak to do that hopper thing - it's the best that it remembers for you! I just get notifications from them when it goes under a certain price or when it's a good time to buy.

    That's an awesome voxbox!

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  66. I used a heated eyelash curler daily and it KILLS my lashes. I actually get lash breakage. lol Maybe I should try that product!

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  67. lovely post! It's so amazing:)

    www.bloglovin.com/blogs/printed-sea-3880191

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  68. Anything "mini" is calling my name and I was super jealous of that cute little 4 pack of bubbly from last weekend. I may need my own for this coming one ;)

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  69. Love this post! I will definitely check out Hopper and that bubbly! YUM:)

    Wishes & Reality

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  70. I love Moscato & am thinking I need to find those mini bottles ASAP!!
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  71. Love reading your blog posts!! I must check out that app, thank you so much for sharing!!
    www.glamourbyzee.com

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  72. I just downloaded that app! I can't wait to use it! And so jealous of your YSL haul! Hope you are having a great week! xo

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  73. That Wander Beauty stick sounds awesome! Such pretty colors!

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  74. I love the Barefoot Moscato Champagne! We tried it for the first time last week, and it was so good! And of course I have to ask what places you are looking for flights for! :)

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  75. I got the YSL Voxbox too but haven't opened it yet. Glad it was worth trying. Love the Barefoot Champagne, or really any champagne. ;)

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  76. That VoxBox looks amazing lucky lady!! I have never tried the Barefoot champagnes but it sounds like I really need to!

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  77. I love my YSL products! And the Moscato champagne is definitely delicious! And that wander beauty stick?! I need!
    xo Southern Style

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  78. Ah! Super envious of your VoxBox! I actually just ordered the YSL Primer too!

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  79. Moscato is my favourite wine! So many people say it's too sweet but I love it! Glad I'm not alone :)

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