July Favorites

Hey Readers,

Hey y’all! It’s August already! Wow July seemed tp fly by, as do all the other months! August makes me think of hot weather, BBQ parties, days at the pool, and (ugh) back to school. Even though I wasn’t home for most of July, (check out what I was up to here) I still decided to do a “July Favorites” since I’ve tried so many new products and things this month. Let’s get started!

 

1. Aveeno Clear Complexion Gentle Foaming Cleanser

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I have pretty clear skin so I don’t really need heavy cremes or exfoliating scrubs, but everyone needs a good face wash. This is great for all skin type but I personally think it’s great for those who need a gentle, but effective cleanser. Here is the link if you want to check it out!

2. Hot Crush from Pink

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This scent is yummy and delicious! I’ve actually just started to use this daily, but I love it so much. It leaves your skin soft and smelling good! Here is the link. I definitely recommend this for a warm, sweet scent

3. Flower Print

I love all things floral! And flowers are perfect for summer (and practically any occasion). I’ve been loving floral dresses and skirts this month! They really scream summer! Power to the flowers!

4. Ruffled Bikini top

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Obssessed with this top. AHHH I just love it so much! I got it at Target, and the material is great and super cute. I’ll be honest, my chest is definitely small. I don’t have much to work with (#girlstruggles), but this top is a push-up and it really offers great support. I have it in xS. Here is the link if you are interested, it’s pretty cheap compared to a lot of other brands.

5. Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion

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I love this lotion because it’s so lightweight yet moisturizing. I totally recommend this for all skin types. It really makes my skin glow and leaves it soft and smooth. It’s great for everyday use, all over your body.  Here‘s the link!

And that’s it! Thanks so much for reading! I know it’s pretty short, but then again, I wasn’t home for most of July.

What were your July Favorites? Leave your response in the comments!

 

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xoxo,

 

californiangirl

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June Favorites (really early)

Hey Readers,

I know it feels like June just started, but since I won’t be blogging in China, I decided to post this a little (actually a lot) earlier than I should have. I feel like there aren’t much “beauty/fashion” items so let me know in the comments if you like it better or if it you would rather have mostly “beauty” items in my Favorite Post. Also, this is a little shorter than usual, due to the fact that it’s this early. But enough of this super boring introduction, let’s get right into this!

 

  1. Spotify

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I just recently switched from using Pandora to Spotify and I’ll have to say I’m pretty impressed. Spotify is basically a free music-streaming app. (You have to be connected to wifi or use cellular data while using it though.) You can create or add playlists created by others with your favorite songs and just shuffle play it. I’m following a couple different ones like the Mellow Morning playlist for when I get ready in the mornings, a workout playlist for my runs, a couple different studying playlists, and, my most played playlist, the full Hamilton Track! It is so much easier to use than Pandora, and more customizable.

  1. Aspyn Ovard

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Aspyn Ovard is my favorite YouTuber. If you have never watched Aspyn’s videos, go now and watch one…. Don’t worry, I’m waiting. Anyway, if you have seen Aspyn’s videos, then you probably know why I’m so obsessed with her. She is just so perfect and she and Parker are total #couplegoals. I love her so much and she’s just so bubbly and sweet. Here’s a link to her channel and here a link to her Vlog channel (Aspyn + Parker). Recently I’ve just been waking up and watching like 20 Aspyn videos which probably isn’t healthy. Go on and check her out! My favorite videos from her are (well actually I love all of them) her funny ones with Parker and her hauls. I don;t really know why but Parker’s voice really reminds me of this kid in my grade’s voice. I don’t really know why I just said blogged that, but yeah.

3. Chobani Flips

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Fun fact about me… I’m slightly lactose intolerant, meaning I can’t drink milk, but I can still handle small amounts of yogurt and cheese. I need more dairy in my system so I’ve been eating yogurt everyday. I’ve honestly never been a huge fan of yogurt like ever, but the Chobani Flips are so fun and delicious. They come in these not tall but wide, kind of flat-ish containers. One side has the basic yogurt in it and the other side has the “toppings” (ex: almonds, chocolate chunks, and coconut shreds). They come in a ton of flavors from Almond Coco Loco to Sriracha Mango to Chocolate Haze Craze. They are all super delicious but my personal favorite is probably the Almond Coco Loco. which is super tropical and refreshing!

  1. Lululemon Boogie Shorts

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For dance, we need to wear black “bootie shorts.” I’ve never been able to find the right fit. After trying five different brands/styles of shorts in the past couple months I decided that I should just invest in some nice ones. Usually, the shorts are too loose in the waist but not tight enough on the butt, because off my small, toned figure. So I decided to pay a trip to Lululemon. I know I probably sound like a basic white girl when I’m saying this, but you really need to try Lululemon’s clothing. Yeah, it is very expensive. ($100 for a pair of leggings that I’ll wear once a month when I’m actually working out? Yeah right.) But the quality is so very good. Depending on the fit, it works for almost every body type and makes you feel comfortable and confident. Like I have no-butt, but when I wear my Lulu’s, my butt looks slightly better. I don’t just save the Lulu’s for the dance studio or gym. You can wear them anytime everyday. The tighter ones are really soft and fit perfectly, making it feel like the leggings are a part of you. Also, they last practically FOREVER. I’m sure I could wear any article of clothes from Lululemon 20 years from now and for it to be in similar condition. Anyway, these boogie shorts from Lululemon are great because they fit perfectly, super tight around my waist and butt, but not too clingy, the quality/material is great, and they are high waisted roll-downs. I love how I can choose how far they go down or up.

 

And that’s it! I know that was super short, and I’m sorry for that but I hope you enjoyed it anyhow. This is probably one of my last, if not my last post in a while. I’m off to China this coming Monday, so we’ll see if I have time to squeeze another post or two in this weekend. As I said before, I can’t bring my Laptop or iPad and I don’t really like using the WordPress app from my iPhone. So I’ll be tying it down on my notes app and then copying it into my blog and publishing for you guys!

If you liked this blog go on and give me a like or follow! I’m so happy every time I get a little comment or like, it really makes my day! Comment your June Favorites down below!

 

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xoxo,
californiangirl

May Favorites

Hey Readers,

 

Hey y’all! It’s practically June (only a couple more days)! May really flew by this year.  It’s crazy how close summer break is! Today I’m going to be posting my May favorites. If you want to, please check out my April Favorites here.  And without any further ado, here are my May favorites:

*Remember that I’ve linked anything that is in a different color when you put your cursor over it I couldn’t find online links to a some of them so so so sorry*

  1. Sunkissed from Pink
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Favorite Fragrance—I love the body mist ($10)

I loved this fragrance from VS Pink because it’s just so flirty and tropical. Just smelling it makes me think of summer! I love wearing the body mist on a daily basis because it’s not too strong, but instead has a sweet subtle smell. I definitely recommend trying it out! Here’s a link.

  1. Hamilton
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Best Musical EVER

If you have not heard of the musical Hamilton, go away. Seriously just leave. Just kidding (*sort of*)! Hamilton is a musical about the American Revolution, mostly focusing on the president, Alexander Hamilton. I really want to see it but it’s so popular that most tickets are sold out! I’ve been listening to all the Hamilton songs on repeat 24/7! They are so catchy and unique! My favorite songs are My Shot, You’ll Be Back, and (my personal favorite) Alexander Hamilton. Even if you aren’t a big fan of musicals/broadway, I’m sure you’ll become just as obsessed as me after you listen to those songs!

  1. Patterned Dress from Forever 21

I went shopping with my wonderful friend, Ren (check out her co-runned blog here, it’s wonderful)! We she found this adorable patterned dress when we were making our rounds at F21. It’s perfect for this time of year (almost summer but not quite yet). It’s the perfect length– long enough so your parents don’t raise an eyebrow, but short enough for summer, the back is absolutely stunning, and the pattern is just adorable! Sadly, I can’t find the dress online but it’s super cute and perfect for the season.

  1. Heart Kate Spade Phone Case
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Clear Pink (I have it in Gold) Heart Kate Spade Case $40 (I got it for only $16)

I love this phone case because I’ve been looking for a cute case for a very long time now. I have an iPhone 5s  and these day, they don’t make many cases for my phone. So I’ve been on the hunt for a while now. Finally, yesterday when I was shopping at Kate Spade, I found this adorable case. It was $40, but the 60% sale brought it down to$16! When it comes to stores like Kate Spade, we really savor these sales, so my mom got 5 other purses, one for herself, others for relatives, and some jewelry. Here’s a link to Kate Spade’s tech home page.

  1. Lush

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Lush=life    I love Lush and all of its products. Their bath bombs are perfect for a soak in the tub, the bubble bars great for making luxurious bubbles, and the lotions great for all skin types. If you are in a bad mood, walk into Lush and I dare you to not be happy. When you walk into Lush, the spa-like scents hit you and the beautiful, home-made cosmetics and bath bombs sit there, waiting for you to buy. I love Lush so much!

And that’s it! I hope you enjoyed and comment what your May Favorites were!

 

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xoxo,
Californinangirl

April Favorites-sorry it’s a little overdue

hey readers,

It’s already been a week of May and I haven’t even realized it. As much as I love blogging and wish I could do it pretty much everyday, I haven’t had much time for this blog lately. Today I’m doing my first monthly favorite!

1. Snapchat

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I just got Snapchat this month, believe it or not, and I’m absolutely obsessed! I love the sharing pictures but unlike Instagram or Facebook, it can just be silly glimpses of your everyday life. You don’t have to be obsessed with having the perfect filter and caption, photos on your story only last 24 hours.

2.Pretty Little Liars Books

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I decided to read this series after starting to watch some of the show. I prefer the books over the show by so much. I really suggest reading these books if you are interested in Realistic Fiction and Mystery.

3. Vans

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If you read my shopping haul post, you’ll see that I loved these VANS. I’ve really always been more of a converse girl. They were just so classic and stylish. But I don’t think I’ll ever go back. Vans are more edgy and make your feet look longer and more narrow.Also Vans look good in a larger variety of colors and patterns than converse.

4. Mascara

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I’m a new Mascara addict. I really am. I’ve recently realized the wonderfulness of mascara.

5. OGX Argan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner

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I absolutely love this shampoo and conditioner. I have possibly the most unruly hair and somehow this manages to tame it. I love the color (brilliant liquid gold).  I love the smell (A nutty and sweet tropical blend). And mostly I love how soft it makes my hair. I can’t get enough of this stuff.

6. Rose Gold Sunglasses

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I’m obsessed with rose gold in general but I love the girly, hipster vibe rose gold sunglasses give a whole outfit. Wearing mine really just brighten up my whole outfit. I absolutely love them in the aviator style becuase it’s so classic and stylish. Now go ahead, buy a pair of rose gold sunglasses right now!

 

Those were my April Favorites I hoped you enjoyed!

What were your favorites this month-tell me in the comments?

 

californiangirl signing off

 

xoxo,

californiangirl