july playlist

providing tunes for y'all.

hopefully it will help you cope with the heat, and make you wish you were on an island somewhere, sipping piƱa coladas.


much love

hot hot summer

hi loves. 

a few pics from the past month or so. 

going through some life changes right now.
ending an old chapter and starting a new chapter.
it hasn't been an easy year but trying to make the most out of it. 
my bday was about a month ago and currently going through a mid-life crisis situation. 
but bare with me.  
i'm just figuring out life and trying to enjoy it at the same time.

remember, whatever you're going through in life, never go through it alone. 
when you've reached a low point in life, things can only get better. 
have faith in the universe and have faith in yourself. 

nyc is so hot and humid!
i'm sweating in places i didn't even know i could sweat.
you can't wear any nice clothes because they'll just get ruined. 
i only try to go out at night when the weather is slightly more bearable. 
i miss wearing jackets, pants, jeans, leather...
so pretty much over this summer heat and ready for fall. 

let me know in the comments what kind of posts you would like to see in the future! 



summer beauty edit

hi y'all.

wanted to share some of my summer beauty favorites.

I get frizzy hair in the summer and this gel tames my hair perfectly. Also makes it silky soft. 
This smells so delicious I just want to eat it (maybe don't eat it tho). But great mask for hydrated skin.
I love spraying this all over me before I run out of the house.
Red alert! I have found my all time favorite lip gloss/lip balm. It smells like coconut heaven, is glossy, and hydrates my lips. So good! 
I need to use a gel-based moisturizer in the summer because I have oily/combination skin. Smells heavenly and works! 

Again with the coconut...So easy to spray on and smells like coconut. What more could you ask for. 
I don't really get bags under my eyes but I'm scared of getting them so I use this solution to wake up my skin in the morning. Seems to work.
This fragrance is my favorite both in men's and women's scents. The women's one is a little more sweet so it makes me think of summer.
I really don't use foundation but I like using tinted moisturizers. This one matches my skin very well and has SPF (super important).

So I wanted to test this one out since serums are a huge part of my beauty routine. I got a travel size and I'm already running out of it. Makes your skin glow and feel super soft.
I'm trying really hard to protect my skin more from the sun and this is a much stronger sunscreen for my face than I've ever used before. It's very lightweight so doesn't feel like I'm wearing anything.
Pretty sure I've featured this product before on my blog. But it is still my favorite and I use it twice a day.
This brand is super affordable and has some pretty cool skincare products. I like using silicone primers under my makeup and this one works so well.

Hope you enjoyed these beauty favorites for summer.
Lemme know if you'd like to see more beauty posts.