The Loveliest :: Summer Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Favorites

The Loveliest - Summer 2019 Beauty, Fashion, Lifestyle Favorites | Ariana Grande Merchandise & MMS Clear Bag

Am I officially a beauty guru now? πŸ˜‰ Here is a quick round-up of my favorite beauty, lifestyle, and entertainment favorites from this Summer.

The Loveliest in Beauty

Persona Cosmetics | The Identity Palette

The Persona Cosmetics Identity Palette has been my go-to nude eyeshadow palette this summer. The shadows apply sheer but can be easily built up for intense pigmentation. Read my full review here.

The Loveliest - Summer 2019 Beauty, Fashion, Lifestyle Favorites | Persona Cosmetics Identity Eyeshadow Palette
Persona Cosmetics Cali Glow Highlighters (Zuma & Laguna), Lip Glosses (Coral & Pink), Identity Eyeshadow Palette, Pink Color Theory Eye Kit, Matte Liquid Lipsticks (Phoenix & Holy Grail)

Urban Decay Β | Born to Run Eyeshadow Palette

I hated on the Urban Decay Born to Run Eyeshadow Palette so much when it initially launched, but this has been my most reached for colorful palette of the summer. The shadows are pigmented, blend like butter, and the grungy color range works for a variety of outfits.

The Loveliest - Summer 2019 Beauty, Fashion, Lifestyle Favorites | Urban Decay Born to Run Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Born to Run Eyeshadow Palette

The Loveliest in Entertainment, Fashion, & Lifestyle

Ariana Grande | Ariana, everything.

2019 has been the year of Ariana Grande and I’m here for it. As a longtime Ari fan who has been listening to her music since 2012, it has been amazing to see her finally getting the recognition she deserves as a vocalist and badass woman.Β After ~winning~ tickets to Ari’s show in Boston, this has been the Summer of Ariana Grande.

After seeing Ari in concert, I’ve been listening to all of her albums nonstop and have been falling in love with her music all over again. Her progression as an artist continues to excite and inspire me. AND I’m tired of hearing guys say that Ari’s music is basic because it is dismissive and rude. Period. The complete evolution between Sweetener and Thank U Next will speak to anyone who has experienced falling in and out of love and heartbreak.

Having already owned all of her albums, I picked up some merch from my favorite Italian-American singer. After the show in June, I ordered a “Thank U Next” baseball hat, “Break Up With Your Girlfriend” cropped blush sweatshirt, and a “NASA” T-shirt (purchased via an Etsy shop).

And I’m living my best life.

The Loveliest - Summer 2019 Beauty, Fashion, Lifestyle Favorites | Ariana Grande Merchandise & MMS Clear Bag
Ariana Grande Merch, Vogue Cover, & Clear Handbag

MMS Designs| Clear Handbag

Across New England, many concerts and sports arenas have changed their bag policies for large events due to major acts of gun violence and terrorism that have occurred in the US and abroad. Previously, purses and large-size totes were allowed at events, but many venues have placed restrictions that mandate bags must be no larger than a clutch and/or must be completely clear. As someone who attends a lot of concerts, I felt it would be smart to pick up a small, clear handbag.

Not only is my clear and blush purse practical, but it is super cute. Although I wish it wasn’t made of plastic, this was inevitable given the restrictions.

More Lovely MusicΒ 

Jonas Brothers | Happiness Begins

Make fun of me all you’d like but I’ve loved the Jonas Brothers for over a decade. Even when the band split apart, I still followed the brothers on their separate endeavors but was beyond thrilled when they reunited earlier this year. Happiness Begins is the album we’ve been waiting for: a feel-good, pop album that feels and sounds like the brothers, but reflects their growth as people and musicians.

Also, I won’t lie: I actually teared up seeing them in concert this August because of all the memories that are tied to the Jonas Brothers’ songs and videos.

Normani | Motivation

I wasn’t ready for Normani’s Motivation video. Not only does Normani reference classic music video history in her video, but her choreography throughout the video absolutely killed it. The song is always stuck in my head and I’m not mad about it. Can’t wait to see what is on the horizon for Normani as a solo artist.

Big Sean | Single Again

Big Sean’s Single Again is a mood. I love how open and honest this song feels; moreover, I really love the way that Big Sean put a positive spin on breakups and being single. There is a lot of self-reflection in the song. Plus, I have to respect the fact that his talented ex, Jhene Aiko has vocals featured on the track.

 

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For more seasonal favorites, please check out my Spring 2019 Favorites Post here.


What things have you been loving this Summer? Please let me know in comments below.

17 thoughts on “The Loveliest :: Summer Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Favorites

  1. Cute post girl! I’m so jelly, congrats on winning tickets to see Arianna Grande! I’ve been loving her music lately, they’re def BIG MOOD. I’ve never heard of the other artists … or maybe I have? I will have to take a look and maybe they’ll be familiar hahah πŸ™‚

    Geraldine | https://geraldinetalks.com

  2. I’m so happy you got to go to Arianna’s concert! That is so exciting. I’ve honestly never really been a fan of her, but I do admit that she’s very talented and can see why she’s very liked.

    I enjoyed reading this post! I hope you had an incredible summer. Can’t wait to see what’s next for you this fall.

    Much love always,
    GABBY | http://www.gabbyabigaill.com

  3. Loved your post so much!! πŸ’—The Urban Decay Born to Run palette is amazing!! It’s basically the only eyeshadow palette I use at the moment lol!! It’s such a versatile palette!! Also, adore all of your music faves. I was a huge JoBro fan when I was a teen and am so happy that they’re putting out new music. Only Human is my favorite song from their new era!! It’s SO catchy hehe!! Fantastic post!!! x

  4. omg this was such a fun post! I absolutely agree with you about Ariana Grande, she’s killing atm, what a legend! I can’t believe you won tickets to her show that’s so cool! btw that Nasa t-shirt is sickkkk and I think I need it

  5. This was such a fun post! Loved reading it. I have also been loving Ariana during the summer (and way before but the concert here was in August). Also been loving how happy I’ve felt this summer, which is something I haven’t felt for years.

      1. Absolutely!! Ari’s voice is live even better, even though I didn’t know that that would be possible! She’s amazing ❀️

    1. Lately this palette has been on sale for ~$25.00 which is a total steal for the quality and color selection!! Urban Decay’s formula is definitely underrated in the beauty market.

      I love ABH, but the formula is definitely more powdery (sometimes you can find their limited edition palettes at places like Marshalls & TJ Maxx at a steep discount), and CP is just so hard to beat for the price point!

      1. Oh wow, that’s such a steal because their single shadows are $20 a piece! I never really see anybody talk about Urban Decay shadows but yeah, ABH & CP seem to be the most popular!

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