This July, I've compiled a list of my favorite items in categories ranging from mindfulness to home decor! I recommend each and every one of these amazing products from personal experience.
With everything going on in the world and my personal life, staying at home has been incredibly difficult for my mental health. I love this journal because it has taught me to start and end my day with gratitude. Even on the worst days, I take the time to reflect and find the positives in my life. I am always left feeling more optimistic and grateful for all that I have - even when it feels like my life is falling apart. The diary also includes habit trackers and weekly check-ins to make sure your mind is healthy. I highly recommend this journal to anyone who is looking to improve their mindset.
(P.S. They also have a kids’ version!)
2. STMT DIY Personalized Jewelry Kit ($26)
I know this next product seems childish (I mean, it is in the kids section), but I’ve been having so much fun making jewelry with this kit. It’s a really great way to keep your mind busy when you’re bored in the house. Whether you’re making bracelets by yourself, with friends, or with your kids, I promise you’ll have a blast. Not gonna lie, I had to start one bracelet over about 30 times because the beads kept falling out, but as long as your coordination is better than mine, this could be a really relaxing and enjoyable activity.
This tinted face oil is perfect for a simple summer makeup look. It’s heavier than a tinted moisturizer, but lighter than a foundation. It covers just enough and won’t melt off in the summer heat. I personally love this product because I hate the way foundation looks on my skin, but I still want something to even out my skin tone. Plus, it doesn’t look greasy on my combination-oily skin. They only have 16 shades, but the good thing about this product is that it does not have to be a perfect match. Throughout the day, it perfectly blends into your own skin. I can’t get enough.
4. Youth to the People Superfood Cleanser ($36)
This cleanser is truly one of the best I’ve ever tried. As someone with extreme combination-oily skin, this is the only cleanser that has managed to control the oil in my t-zone while not drying out the other parts of my skin. I noticed a difference in my oil production in one night. This cleanser has kept my breakouts at bay and gets my skin feeling fresh before starting and ending my day. I also really appreciate the brand’s efforts to be environmentally friendly. The product comes in a glass jar which you can refill or use as cute decor. This is definitely a product on the pricier side, but it’s absolutely worth it.
5. Glass Photo Box with Gold Trim
When redecorating my bedroom, I had no idea what to use as decor for my empty bookshelf, and I had no place for the photos that were laying around the room. I found these boxes on amazon and instantly fell in love. This box is the perfect place to organize photos while also being a really pretty decorative piece for any room in the house. They have a variety of different styles and sizes that you can use for anything you want. I also bought a square box to put perfume samples in. They’re so delicate and aesthetic; I always get compliments on them.