7 things I tried in July


Alba Botanica Pure Lavender Sunscreen. I go through a lot of sunscreen. Well, everyone should but I’m very visibly tattooed and try super hard to keep them protected from the sun all the time. I was standing in line at TJ Maxx when I spotted this sunscreen. I already have three or four random bottles of sunscreen around the house so normally this wouldn’t have caught my attention except the bottle was purple. Something about the shade of it, my brain knew before I even read it that it would be lavender. I love lavender! Needless to say, I bought it.

I wasn’t sure what to expect. I’m more of a spray on sunscreen type of gal but I LOVE this stuff. It spreads easily and doesn’t leave a white coating on your skin. It basically just feels and applies like lotion. Obviously, smelling like lavender instead of regular old sunscreen scent is a highlight for me as well. I’m hooked.

Face pot. This was an impulse buy that ended up being a really good purchase. I love planters with faces. Honestly, I just love any inanimate object with a face. It’s a fair price. Cheaper than I’d expect for what it is and where it’s from, honestly. That’s probably what really inspired the purchase. It was like ‘ahh, I can’t resist!’ Happy to report it’s just as cute in person as it is online.

IMAK Compression Pain Relief Mask. I frequently get headaches, and occasionally get migraines as well. I’ve owned a few eyes masks that were supposed to help but nothing that I ever used more than once. I started to think that, even though I really enjoy having something over my eyes when I have a headache, masks just weren’t my thing. Jeff bought me this one and I now realize I was just using the wrong masks.

It has a little bit of weight too it but not too much that it’s uncomfortable. Like many other eye masks marketed toward folks with headaches, you can pop it in the freezer. It doesn’t get intolerably cold or stiff, unlike others I’ve tired. I’ve used it a handful of times since I got it and each time it’s been a huge relief. It’s certainly not a miracle worker, it doesn’t get rid of migraines but it helps them be a bit easier to deal with.

A lot of times when I have a migraine or even a really bad headache, I have trouble falling asleep. I just toss and turn. Using this mask helped me do less of that. The weight on my face was comforting and completely blocking out light (something that I’m super sensitive to when my head hurts) was awesome. I highly recommend grabbing one!

Migrastil Migraine Stick. Another purchase by my thoughtful husband! It was a bad month for me and my head. I feel like I had a headache more days than I didn’t this month. This roll-on ‘migraine stick’ is just essential oils (peppermint, spearmint & lavender) that you’re supposed to rub on your temples, forehead, and the back of your neck. Once again, not a miracle worker but certainly something that helped! I especially enjoyed putting it on my temples and then putting on my face mask. It smells very relaxing and helped lull me to sleep more than once.

Ombre keyboard cover. Since discovering many years ago that I could put stickers or a cover on my keyboard to make it cute I have not had a blank keyboard for more than a week at a time. I mean, if you have the option to make something cute, why not?! For my birthday (and because I really needed one!) I bought a new iMac. I obviously needed a cover for my keyboard. I didn’t find any super colorful ones that I liked so I picked out this gray and black one. I love it way more than I thought I would. It fits perfectly, keeps my keys clean, and feels really nice to type on. Definitely recommend picking one up!

10 pack of crystal ball pendants. To be fair, this isn’t a new purchase. I already owned two of them. When I saw this ten pack for essentially the same price I bought a set of two for, I had to grab them. I have a couple sitting in each window now. We have SO many rainbows! It’s the best. Such a mood booster!

For more pictures of the rainbows these produce, check out this post.

Kueshi Double Effect Make Up Remover. I received this makeup remover in my July Glossybox. I wasn’t sure what to expect. I don’t have a solid makeup removal technique. Sometimes I use water and a washcloth, other times just a face wipe but to be honest, I hate both of those methods. This came to me at a perfect time. I put a tiny amount on a cotton pad and it removes everything with a quick swipe. It’s not greasy and it doesn’t smell like anything. I dig it!

Did you try/buy anything awesome this last month?

The sweetest little rainbow covered kitten.

Check out previous month’s product roundups here – March + April + May + June!

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