I can’t believe we’re over half-way through with September! I thought it would be fitting to go through my August favorites now.
1. Avocado and egg sammies
I absolutely love this combo! I toast some bread, spread half an avocado and then add a fried egg sprinkled with salt, pepper, lemon juice, and Trader Joe’s everything but bagel spice! It’s seriously amazing!
2. Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque
This face mask is THE best beauty product ever! One of my girlfriends got it for me last year and I’ve been using it for almost a year and it’s seriously A-M-A-Z-I-NG! You put it on for 10 minutes and when I take it off, my skin feels so clean and smooth. My face literally feels like it’s glowing the next few days. If you have oily skin and have problems with breakouts this product is game-changing. It sounds ridiculous as I’m typing it out but I’ve had multiple people try it out and they 100% agree. It’s definitely pricey but I’ve been using it almost weekly for a year and I still have 2/3 of the container left!
My minimalism journey is still going strong! I’ve hear a common trap to fall into once you become a minimalist is that you get rid of all your stuff and then slowly reaccumulate lots of new things. I’m super proud to say that I’ve been really good about not purchasing new things. The other day I walked up to my door and was shocked to see a package there because I haven’t been ordering things online! With free 2 day shipping on Amazon and on most online shops now, it’s so easy to cave and order something and have it at your doorstep without much thought or effort. While this can be life-saving at times, it also facilitates purchases that I would regret or not truly need. With my movement towards being more minimalistic, in addition to getting rid of things that I don’t use a ton or that don’t bring me joy, I’ve been really limiting the things I purchase to items I truly need and not just things I want. When I walked up to my door and was surprised to see a package (I got a new pair of running shoes because my old ones had lost traction), it was a huge win for me because it showed that I’m actually changing bad habits! Read more about my minimalism journey here!
Has anyone heard of them before?! They came up as suggested on my Spotify and they are seriously so good! They’re kind of a mix of electronic and light rock and you would like them if you like Mumford and Sons, the Lumineers, Passion Pit, or Walk the Moon. Their new album dropped in August, definitely check them out!
5. My Girl Gang
This is going to sound majorly silly but I am so thankful and blessed for the best friends I’ve had in my entire life. A lot of times in my life I’ve been friends with people for a short period and then life has taken us on different paths. This is pretty normal but sometimes stinks! The last two years have not been the easiest (friends passing away, personal changes, school, moving, etc), but, the last few months especially, I’ve realized how lucky I am to have a few really amazing friends. It’s even sweeter to know that some of these friends have been by my side since college or even since camp as a child! Having supportive friends that are super fun to hang out with has been such a blessing and I know I obnoxiously say it all the time but I’m so thankful for you ladies! We’re definitely not meant to go through life alone, so be open to new relationships, you might find a BFF in the most unlikely of places 🙂 PS Follow Maxie to get more info on finding out who your Girl Gang is!
What are your August favorites?! Would love to hear more in the comments below! Thanks for reading!