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July Favorites

July Favorites

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Nick and I (along with the twins), just arrived back from a 10 day trip so I could say that June moved quickly, but in reality it is more like I was just out of town for most of it. Prior to that, we had a long weekend with friends. I know, I know. I need to post my tips for traveling with twins. We have two major life events under our belt and will be in town for the next month, so I’m hoping to pen my thoughts to paper soon. In the meantime, here are some of my favorite things this past month. Everything is linked through the collage and under the picture, on the bolded words. Enjoy!

Keep reading to see what my favorite things have been lately, along with yours!

  1. Simple Mills Sweet Thins. Most recently I tried them in chocolate, but I have also had them in honey cinnamon and they are really good too. They are basically like a gluten free teddy graham!

  2. Collapsible Pool. I bought this for the twins since we don’t have a bathtub without a shower door or a pool. We have used this in our kitchen, but it also works well on our porch. We plan to take it to the beach too! Oh and if you don’t have kids, your dog will love it ;)

  3. Buru Black Hand Beaded Headband. Their headbands are my favorite! I wear the heart one all year long and this one will become part of the rotation in no time. It effortlessly dresses up my look and is comfortable to boot.

  4. Amanda Uprichard Hera Bodysuit. I have this in the floret print as well as the malbec hue, both in a size S. The tops are effortless and can be dressed down with jeans or dressed up with a skirt. They are flowy but still give some waist silhouette which is exactly the style I look for postpartum. I paid full price for the floral one, but was able to get this one $100 off. It is worth every penny!

  5. Jouer Cosmetics Blush and Bloom Cheek and Lip Duo. I recently updated my makeup for summer and I love using this peachy hue called Uplift me. It was just marked on sale for $10 off so a good time to try it if you’re in the market. It is a powdery finish versus sticky, which I hadn’t really experienced before in a cream blush.

  6. White Bodysuit. Again with the bodysuits! This is such a great casual piece that is the perfect summer combo with jeans. I have it in white in a size S. It isn’t see-through and is breathable. I want it in another color!

  7. Jouer Cosmetics Bare Rose Lip Kit. I like myself better in photos with a little lip color, but the key word is little. I often end up wiping off lipsticks if they look too pinky or bold. This one is perfect for night out when I want to go a little dark than my usual. I found it for you $15 off - a great price to try it at if you are looking for a neutral-ish lip to take you into fall.

  8. Vapour Essential Daily Primer. I haven’t worn a makeup primer in a very long time. I found myself getting annoyed with my makeup and its longevity, so I invested in a primer. Because I look for natural products and I try not to use coconut oil on my face, it was somewhat hard to find a product that allowed me to check, rather uncheck both boxes. This one fit the bill and I really like it so far! I put it on after sunscreen and before my concealer.

  9. Sarah Flint Perfect 100 Pumps. I am currently working on a review of these, but wanted to go ahead and share them now so you can get a leg up on them. They are beautiful shoes, made in the same factory as major designers but are a fraction of the cost. You can use code SARAHFLINT-BALMENTSOFSTYLE for $50 off your purchase.

  10. Buru Everyday Shorts. I purchased these in white for an event and now I want them in every color this summer. I ordered both the M and S. I meant to return the M but accidentally kept that size and returned the S. I liked the S because it was less fabric, but the M length was actually better for me. I think in the future I will buy the M as well… because I will be buying them again!

Next up, here’s some of YOUR favorite things over the previous 30 days.


  1. Amazon Apparel

  2. Hunza G Swimwear

  3. Madewell Denim Jacket

  4. Senreve Bags

  5. Lulu’s Dress


  1. Shopbop

  2. Amazon

  3. Nordstrom

  4. Summersalt

  5. Madewell


  1. Charcoal Deodorant

  2. Lavender Deodorant

  3. Blue Tansy Deodorant


  1. Family Road Trip to Yosemite

  2. What to Expect When you get a Hearing Aid

  3. June Favorites

  4. Summer Skincare Routine


  1. Hunza G Swimwear Review

  2. I tried Dry Brushing, Here’s What Happened

  3. NuDerma High Frequency Wand Review

  4. 5 Ways to Keep Your Hair out of Your Face besides a Headband or Hair Tie

  5. Are Summersalt Swimsuits Worth the Price


  • Stranger Things (newest season)




  • One Italian Summer by Rebecca Serle

    Thanks so much for reading! See you in August for the best month of the year - aka my birthday month!

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