Chatting Over Chocolate

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

June Favorites



Happy July, friends!  This morning I've rounded up my June favorites in beauty, accessories, frozen goodies, & more!  Let's get right to the good stuff...

I purchased all items within this post, some affiliate links are included.  All opinions are genuinely my own.





I recently watched Jessica Braun's YouTube vid $8 vs. $36 | Hard Candy Natural Eyes vs. Too Faced | Swatches, Demo, Review.  In it she compared this Hard Candy palette to a high end Too Faced palette that runs over 4x its price.  When I saw this inexpensive dupe at Walmart I couldn't resist the purchase.  I am loving it!  The booklet enclosed comes with a how-to for day, drama, and evening looks.  Can't wait to play around with it a bit more this month!


This blush is another beauty item I stumbled upon while on YouTube.  After hearing FancyThatwithCandice rave about it in her Top 10 Drugstore Products Under $10 video I could hardly wait to give it a try!  $6 later (@Walmart) it's my new favorite!





The icing on top of these makeup goodies came from my Target Spring Beauty Box.  I cannot believe how well this setting spray works (or that I waited until June to use it)!  It extends my makeup's wear by several hours!  Good stuff!






Another product that a Target Beauty Box introduced me to was Fekkai Blowout Hair Refresher.  I had never used a dry shampoo, and really wondered what all the hype was about, until I tried this!  I never realized 2nd day hair could feel and look so fresh!  With this being my first shot at a dry shampoo, I have a question for you, friends.  What's your favorite dry shampoo?  Anything else out there I should try?







The one thing that I really wanted from the Lilly at Target line was a starfish bracelet.  However, it was only available in stores and not in-stock at any Target in my area.  When I spotted this CC gem I was over the moon!  I actually prefer it to the Lilly bracelet.  Plus it only set me back $13!  I can hardly wait to wear this during our Florida trip in a few months!






One of my favorite bloggers (who I'm also blessed to call a friend), Whitney of Come Home for Comfort, took Christy Jordan's vlog every day in June challenge ...and completed it! Go, Whitney!!  I enjoyed following along throughout the month, learning more about her, and being encouraged both as a Christian and as a housewife.  You can check out her videos here and her lovely blog here.  She shares organizational and decorating tips, recipes, plenty of cute kitty pics, and ways to make your home a place of comfort.








Is anything better than fresh fruit in the summertime?  Maybe frozen fruit bars!  Our freezer is fully stocked with these yummies - strawberry, lime, and my personal favorites peach and pineapple ...YUMmm!  The flavors we have run between 70-90 calories per bar.  They're made with real fruit, and have no high fructose corn syrup or artificial colors/flavors, and are fat free.  In other words, they are 100% guilt-free deliciousness!



There you have it, my first favorites of summertime!  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Wishing you a lovely start to July!





Linking up:
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...If you're visiting from the link up, be sure to say, "Hello!"  I'd love to come check out your June favorites too! ;)




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14 comments:

  1. Great roundup Brenda! I love that eyeshadow palette and the blush one too, so pretty! Those fruit bars/popsicles look delicious and refreshing too. I will also have to check out your friend's blog and vlog. :-) I hope that you are having a wonderful day today and a great week so far too!! :-)

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  2. I love all your beauty favorites!! The Hard Candy one is a great tip!! I'll keep an eye out!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  3. That Hard Candy shadow looks great! So does the elf blush palette :) I'm dying to try the elf ambient palette but it's sold out. I'm on the email list for when it's restocked, it looks fun. Thanks for linking up!

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  4. I've always been curious about the dry shampoo. We will need to chat about this - I have some questions!
    Super cute ring!

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  5. Oh I love frozen fruit bars!! Perfect for the summer!! :) And that Hard Candy palette sounds awesome. I'd totally get that...especially for the price. I don't like spending much on make up! Thanks for linking up, Brenda! You're awesome!

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  6. Oh! And yay for trying the dry shampoo!! Glad you liked it! My 2 favorites are Batiste and Dove which you can get at a regular grocery store...or at least I know I can. They're a good price too compared to others I like such as the Big Sexy Hair one.

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  7. I've been loving setting sprays this month too! I've heard so many great things about the L'Oreal version, I'm definitely picking that up once mine run out! Now I'm officially hungry for a frozen fruit bar, which is your favourite flavour?

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  8. I'm always looking for a new dry shampoo! thanks for sharing!

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  9. Ooohhh I totally love that Starfish bracelet! I'll have to try this link-up one of these days!! Happy 4th!!

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  10. We are LOVING the Outshine fruit bars, too! Just had a pineapple one last night - so so so good! And I can't wait to check out the makeup setting spray, this is the second time this week I've heard of it so it must be pretty great!

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  11. Love the blush pallet and the starfish bracelet! Both look so great. I need to add that blush pallet to my basket the next time I'm at Target. And yes! That Infalliable setting spray was beyond amazing. Not only does it keep my makeup on my face longer (win!) but it's just so refreshing to spray on my face (double win!). And haven't Whitney's vlogs been the best? So delightful. Love seeing bloggers in video :) Great favorites!

    Katie @ Cup of Tea

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  12. oooh the Elf blush, need it! I've been wanting another blush lately. And the bracelet!!! I love it. How cute is that? I need more popsicles in my life. And, what a fun vlog challenge. I love vlogs.

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  13. I always like to hear about good drugstore make-up and beauty products. I'll have to check out that eye shadow palette the next time I need some. I enjoyed following Whitney's vlogs in June too. She is an encourager!

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  14. I knew you had your WDW vacation coming up but didn't know about Disneyland!! How exciting!

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