Happy Tuesday and second day of August! How was your weekend? If you follow me on Instagram, you got a sneak peek of a new exciting opportunity that’s happening in my life. I’m setting up shop inside a studio and will be offering skin treatments twice a week very soon! I am so excited and nervous at the same time. Those who know me know that it has been a very bumpy road for me in the esthetics arena but here I am and I am so thankful that God has provided this opportunity for me. 🙂
Here’s a picture of the room I’ll be renting.
In other news, July has come and gone which brings us to my monthly favorites post. Ready to see what I’ve loved this month? Keep reading!
Sol de Janeiro Brazillian Bum Bum Cream
I’ve seen this item floating around on Instagram and has been recommended by a few beauty blogger friends so I picked one up while I was at Sephora. A blend of guaraná, nourishing cupuaçu butter and coconut oil helps your body look and feel its smoothest and tightest. I love the coconut smell of this and how it provides skin with intense hydration. The texture of my legs looks a bit smoother so who knows what will happen with continued use.
Jo Malone Wood Sage and Sea Salt Cologne
I received this last month for my birthday and I absolutely love it. It’s woodsy without being overpowering and perfect for any season if you ask me.
Jo Malone Mimosa and Cardamom Cologne
Along with the Wood Sage and Sea Salt Cologne, I got a sample of the Mimosa and Cardamom one and it smells so delicate and nice. Based on the suggestion that you can layer the fragrances, I blended it with the Wood Sage and Sea Salt and guys, it’s such a great combination. With scents of mimosa, cardamom, tonka bean, sandalwood, heliotrope, Damask rose, it softly mellows out the woodsy aspect of the other cologne if you want a more subtle and sweet version of the Wood Sage and Sea Salt. I highly recommend it.
Benefit Cosmetics Dew the Hoola Soft Matte Liquid Bronzer
Featured in my July Play! by Sephora bag, this liquid bronzer is very easy to use and looks natural on my skin tone.
Marcelle Xtension Plus Curl Mascara
A sample that came with my July Birchbox, this mascara does not leave my eyelashes clumpy and does a nice job of providing a fan-like effect.
MAC Powder Blush in Melba
Another item from my birthday haul, I’ve been using this blush almost every single day because it just looks so natural and blends in effortlessly.
Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting Shine Lipstick in Fairest
The last item on here from my birthday haul, this lipstick is sort of like a MLBB shade that’s just a tad darker. I love using it alone or layered over my ColourPop Echo Park liquid lipstick to create a customized shade that has a little bit more shine and hydration. The magnetic cap is a neat feature.
9Round Kickbox Fitness
At the beginning of this month, I joined 9Round Kickbox Fitness and though I leave looking like a super sweat drenched mess, it’s also a lot of fun. With all that goes on in my life at times, it feels so good to just punch out your frustration. There are no class times which is nice because you can pop in anytime you have 30 minutes to work out and be done or do some extra rounds. Plus the owner, Dan, is very helpful and has modifications available in case you need it, which I do at times.
That’s it for this month! What are your favorites and do you have any advice/suggestions for starting your own business? Let me know in the comments below!