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Things I'm Loving

1. The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Face Wash

I picked this up on a whim whilst at Ulta with my friend and beauty genius Aly. It was $4 and I'm always interested in trying new face washes. I really like using Tea Tree products on my face as I find that they don't break me out further and actually, y'know, help with my acne.

2. Smashbox Full Exposure mascara

In the same Ulta trip, my friend was talking about how this was her favorite mascara. So when I saw a sample of it near the counter, I obviously had to get it. It reminds me of Bad Gal Lash from Benefit, but this formula definitely lasts longer and holds a curl better.

3. Real Techniques stippling brush

I swear, if you want to spend all of the money in the world, go to Ulta with my friend Aly. I wanted a brush to use for my cream blushes because I have enough of them that go unused because I can't stand applying them with my fingers. On her recommendation, I picked up the Real Techniques stippling brush and I cannot believe I went so long without it in my life. It applies the blushes like a dream and makes them look natural, as if I applied a powder blush normally.

4. Nars Cactus Flower cream blush

Everything is connecting to one another today! With the Real Techniques stippling brush now in my life, I can finally get some good use out of my Cactus Flower cream blush from Nars. It's a red blush with gold shimmer in it and it's absolutely gorgeous, especially during the summer. I'm trying to wear it as much as I can before the season is over!

5. Being back at school

I'm that weirdo that loves school. I'm really excited to be in classes again (though I'm also stressed to the max. It took my 5 hours to do my Spanish homework yesterday!) and to just be on campus again.

6. Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without A Date by Katie Heaney

I started this book on the beach and I finished it a few days after I got home. This book had me laughing so hard at some points, I couldn't believe it. Katie Heaney is the type of person that you want in your life and it's always nice to find somebody in the world to relate to. This book definitely provided a hefty amount of entertainment and that reassurance that I'm not the only (seemingly) perpetually single gal in the world.

I'm really happy in the mornings.

7. Donut Shop and Caribou Coffee K-Cups

My roommate was a doll and brought a Keurig to the dorm this year. I have been using that contraption like crazy. It's so much easier to make coffee on my own accord than having to get it while the shop in my dorm's lobby is still open. And now I can have coffee on the weekends! I'm going through them like crazy, so mom, if you're reading this, please send some my way.

8. "Shake It Off" by Taylor Swift

This song is my life. I wrote a whole post about this song, so I'm not even going to go into detail about my spiritual connectivity with it.

What have you been loving lately?


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