July Favorites Roundup

We’re back at it with another favorites’ post! This is month 3 of my monthly favorites and I must tell you… I’m getting burnt out on these. I just feel like I can get very repetitive because I talk about most of these products on my social media or specialized blog posts so I don’t know… What do you all think? Yay or Nay for the monthly favorites? Let me know in the comments!

Either way, I’m back with my July Favorites! Keep reading for all the deets on the products I’ve been lovin’ lately.


July Favorites Roundup!


1. UNUM App

One of my blogger friends, Katiee over at Life Starts with Coffee, introduced me to this app! The app helps you map out your Instagram posts and feed. Before starting my blogger Instagram, I didn’t think too much of how my feed should look, I soon realized that it actually mattered if I wanted people to follow my account and engage (yeah, is a lot of work). Tha app shows you grids of your already existing feed and allows you to insert photos in particular grid spots to see how it looks. It also allows you to write captions, plan hashtags, and edit the photos, right in the app. Once you’re satisfied, you can upload the picture to Instagram right from the app with your caption copied to your clipboard. This app has really helped me and makes Instagram planning so much easier!

You can find the UNUM app in the app store for iPhones!


2. Instax Mini 8

I have been lusting over this camera for a few years now and I finally got it this summer! I love the look of vintage Polaroid photos. Also, the fact that the pictures come out instantly is a major plus! The one downfall to this camera is that the film is so expensive at like $14 a pop for 20 photos. I find myself not using the camera that much because I don’t want to use all my film so fast but I just love the fact that I have it for important moments.

I got my camera in white but they have so many cute colors! Below is a picture of my camera and some photos with my best friends!

I bought my camera from B&H Photo and Video and they offer many different purchase bundles for the camera and film! Check it out here.


June Favorites Roundup!


3. Coconut Milk & Patchouli Candle

Yall. This candle is from Hobby Lobby and it is SOOOOO bomb! First, I never knew Hobby Lobby had such great candles that are extremely scented the way this candle is. It can engulf a room without even lighting it! Secondly, the scent of this candle is heavenly. I wish I could describe it better but it’s just so fresh and simple. I would recommend this candle to anyone… promise!

If you’ve ever been to Hobby Lobby then you know they have 50% off sales EVERY week. This particular week, candles were 50% off and I got this candle for as little as $7 (they also always have a 40% coupon for any product that is not on sale)!


June Favorites Roundup!

4. The Gypsy Wagon Sunglasses

I am so loving my retro The Gypsy Wagon glasses that I picked up last month! They remind me of the Ray Ban Round Metal glasses that so many people have been rocking. The Gypsy Wagon is a store my mom actually discovered in Downtown Dallas that sells clothes, hats, accessories and so much more. If you live in the Dallas area, or even Texas, you should really check out this store!

To shop these glasses and many more products from The Gypsy Wagon, click here!


5. Nars Radiant Concealer

I’ve already given my review of this concealer on my blog (If you want to read about it, click here) but for the sake of this post, I will say that I love this concealer and I have been wearing it all month! BUT you’ll you have to read my previous post to know why I probably won’t buy it again!



6. One Tree Hill

Homagawd… I didn’t know what I was missing by not watching One Tree Hill before this summer. Honestly, I remember seeing the show around and on Netflix but I never gave it a chance… until now. I’m obsessed and it’s so good!

I want to fill this post with so many spoilers and discuss everything about it but I won’t ruin it for those of you who haven’t seen it. If you have though, let me know in the comments so we can talk! (:

PS. Brooke, Hailey, and Jamie are my favorite characters. Jamie has my heart <3


7. Target Slides

I picked up some slides from Target a few days ago and I was immediately hooked because of how much they look like the Rihanna Fenty Puma slides that came out not too long ago. These are real life dupes of them! Not only that, they are actually really comfortable. Like I mentioned in my June Favorites with my Ivy Park slides, I always recommend getting a size larger in slides for a better fit.

I got mine in the dusty pink color but they also come in black as well! Check them out here.


July Favorites Roundup!

8. Warby Parker Durand Glasses

And last but certainly not least, my new Warby Parker glasses! I’ve been wanting Warby Parker glasses for YEARS and I finally took the plunge this year! There is actually a Warby Parker store in Dallas now so it’s way easier to go to the store and try on glasses then having to have them send the glasses to me to try on. I decided to go with the tortoise shell frames and I love the way they look on my face. Since I have a heavier prescription, I was worried I wouldn’t be able to get these glasses because they are so affordable but luckily the people over at Warby Parker were able to work with it for a little extra charge!

I’m so happy with the way they came out! I’m definitely a life-er for Warby Parker.


From 1 to 8 and we are complete! Let me know if you’ve tried any of these products and what you think of them in the comments!

Until Next Time –




  1. August 6, 2017 / 2:44 pm

    This post is lovely.

    Might have to pick up those slides next time I’m at Target. I saw someone trying them on last time I was there!

    I hear what you’re saying about getting burnt out of the monthly post. I’m going to do my own roundups on my blog but it will be seasonal. Maybe that’s something you could try too?

    I’m a new blogger and love using an app to plan my Instagram as well! Mine is called ipreview but it does the same thing.

    Thanks for sharing.
    Xo Joi


    • August 6, 2017 / 4:33 pm

      Thank you so much, Joi!

      That’s a perfect idea!! I think that’s going to be my new thing too or every 3 months maybe? (:

      Thanks for reading!

  2. August 7, 2017 / 8:15 am

    Your blog looks so professional! I loved this post – I have that polaroid camera as well and its SO cute + fun!

    • August 7, 2017 / 9:42 am

      Thank you, hun! I’ve finally got it to a place that I love.

      My instax is probably my favorite! Love it so much

  3. August 7, 2017 / 8:54 am

    I actually started re watching One Tree Hill! I love it!!!

  4. Aditi
    August 7, 2017 / 9:23 am

    I so love the name of your blog. This list is great !!

    • August 7, 2017 / 9:44 am

      Aww, thank you so much! It took me forever to finally decide on it.

      Thanks for reading!

  5. August 7, 2017 / 4:39 pm

    Those slides are adorable, definitely on my wish list! Great post 🙂

    • August 7, 2017 / 6:49 pm

      Thank you, love! I love these slides!

  6. August 7, 2017 / 6:20 pm

    Love the insta camera too and my daughter has been BEGGING for one, but the film price makes me cringe!

    • August 7, 2017 / 6:50 pm

      The film was definitely a turn off for me in the beginning but I caved. It’s so fun to have!

  7. August 7, 2017 / 10:17 pm

    I love those sunglasses, and that candle sounds awesome. I had no idea they sold candles at Hobby Lobby! That camera takes super cool pictures, but I’d find it hard to spend the money on the film too. But, for special occasions, super fun!

    • August 8, 2017 / 8:08 am

      Yes, definitely for fun and special occasions! Thanks for reading, love!

  8. August 11, 2017 / 9:12 am

    The scent of that candle sounds so good! My husband wears patchouli and I think he would love this candle!

    • August 11, 2017 / 12:39 pm

      Oh wow, he definitely would! This is my current favorite candle & for good reason!

  9. August 11, 2017 / 10:48 am

    I love these posts! I’ve been wanting to do a favorites post of my own on my blog! I like the idea of doing a seasonal favorites post if you’re getting burned out. Either way, I love your blog, and I love Warby Parker! Those glasses are too cute!
    Thanks for sharing!

    • August 11, 2017 / 12:40 pm

      Yeah, seasonal seems to be what I’m leaning towards. Thank you for the love and yes Warby Parker is awesome!

  10. August 11, 2017 / 1:02 pm

    Great post Gabrielle,
    I’ll have to check out the UNUM app, never heard of it but it sounds very useful!

    • August 11, 2017 / 1:19 pm

      It’s extremely helpful! I would recommend it to anyone. Thanks for reading!

  11. August 14, 2017 / 10:19 am

    I love the InsaX! We used one for our wedding and it was such a fun idea!

    • August 14, 2017 / 2:05 pm

      Aww, I bet you got some beautiful shots at your wedding! Such a cute idea!

  12. August 16, 2017 / 9:43 am

    I LOVE Unum! Seriously my go-to instagram app now. It provides so many great insights!

    Emma | Seeking the South

    • August 16, 2017 / 11:02 am

      It really does! Before I started blogging, I never knew we could see and plan all of this! It’s super cool.

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