Wednesday, September 3, 2014

August Favorites + GIVEAWAY!!!

We've officially bid adieu to August, but our love for these fashion, beauty, food, home, media, and culture picks has only just begun! Check out what we couldn't get enough of last month.

Aluminum RayBan Clubmasters. Okay, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you can't actually buy this exact pair of RayBans. I loved the bronze frame, so I had someone in the sunglasses department swap out the bronze, un-polarized lenses for gray, polarized. I'm high maintenance like that, apparently. These are the 51 mm lens: Don't knock Clubmasters until you try on both sizes. ♡L
Free People Frosted Fair Isle Cardigan. Even though it will be warm in Arizona for quite awhile, I couldn’t help myself when I saw this cozy and cute cardigan! I love the length and look of this staple piece for my fall wardrobe. ♡T
DryBar Mai Tai Spritzer. Summer may be coming to a close, but I’m still loving my natural beachy waves! I talked about wanting this product in an old Want It Wednesday post and ever since I bought it I haven’t been able to stop using it. It smells wonderful and gives my hair the extra volume I need! ♡T
Santa Maria Novella 'Alba di Seoul' Eau de Cologne. I can't stop raving about everything I got from my recent trip to LAFCO! This stuff is especially yummy as it's somehow sweet, spicy, and fresh. Here's a more educated description from SMN themselves: "Its bouquet of fresh green and crisp top notes introduces an intense heart characterized by Korean pine and lead woody oriental base notes." ♡L

Etsy Mail Organizer/Chalkboard Message Center/Coat Hook Rack. I spend too much time on Etsy, but I keep getting so lucky with my findings! The two mail slots are perfect for my roommate and I, we’ve been using the hooks for our keys and we plan on buying chalk to write our favorite quotes or inspirational messages on the chalkboard! It took about a month for the Etsy seller to make and ship this, but it is extremely well made and looks great by our front door! ♡T
French Press. I grabbed this one at a recent trip to Target and it has totally overhauled my mornings! Now I can make more than one cup at a time, yippee! I'm trying to get into Bulletproof Coffee, but to be honest, I'm still pretty attached to my yummy Vietnamese iced coffee with sweetened, condensed milk... ♡L
Chia Seed Pudding. It's kind of outrageously delicious. Here's the super simple recipe I love: 1 1⁄4 cups almond milk, 1 tablespoon raw honey, 4 tablespoons chia seeds, and 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon. Shake up and refrigerate for several hours, or overnight. Makes a yummy dessert, or even breakfast! ♡L
White Cheese, Spinach and Chicken Lasagne. This month my roommate and I tried this delicious lasagne that we will definitely be making again! The flavor was amazing and super creamy. The recipe calls for cubed chicken, but I bought a rotisserie chicken from the deli, which was fresh and tasted great! ♡T

Beauty Crush on YouTube. Sammi is one of my absolute favorite YouTubers! I love her bubbly, quirky personality. She has gorgeous makeup tutorials, lookbooks, and more. ♡L
Orange is the New Black. I am a huge fan of the Netflix series, so of course I had to buy the book! The book contains several differences from the show but I love it just the same. It is a fascinating read and gives insight into the flawed prison system, especially for women and, more specifically, drug-related crimes. ♡T
The Cuckoo's Calling. I know I just posted this in my Pamper Evening + Spa Essentials post, but I am seriously obsessed! J.K. Rowling is one of my favorite authors of all time, and she's just as good under her more masculine pen name! This P.I. thriller is so much fun to read. ♡L
Game of Thrones. I know I’m late to the game (pun intended), but I started watching Game of Thrones this past week and haven’t been able to stop! I am embarrassed to say what season I am on after such little time...but I definitely did some binge-watching over the Labor Day Weekend. GoT has a little something for every viewer including several different plot lines. So, if your current favorite character dies, there is usually someone else you can root for! ♡T

Well, goodbye summer. That's it for our August faves. Can you believe it's September?! At least you have a rad end-of-summer giveaway to keep your spirits high!

Blonde Problems Giveaway!

It's our first Blonde Problems Giveaway and we have a lot of goodies for our followers! This is a little thank you to everyone who has been so supportive since we launched the blog. We love you!
Here's what you can win: A Wildfox tank, BaubleBar bracelet and earrings, and Essie nailpolish in Bond with Whomever and Cascade Cool.
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  1. All blondes need to be following this blog! I loves!!! Congrats dolls I can't wait to keep reading! xox