February Favorites

Hello everyone! Long time no see. Life has been crazy these past few months, a lot of things changed in my life and it took me some time to adjust and get back to a normal schedule. I hope everyone is off to a great start for 2017! As usual time flies by and, let's be real, shopping is my favorite hobby so I do have many new items that quickly became my faves. So happy to finally be sharing these with you today.

FASHION

February was the month of romance and love which put me in a pink state of mind. Everytime I went shopping I came back home with pink items, every morning getting dressed I would reach for pink clothing, my nail colors, my perfume, I was obsessed I'm telling you guys. So naturally I've worn this beautiful lace top way too many times but I couldn't care less because I love it and it looks amazing on! This has to be a new all time favorite piece of mine.

Top: Shein - Espadrilles: Chanel - Cat ears: Forever 21 - Book: Aimee Song

BEAUTY

I had been wanting to up my skincare game for so long and the new year seemed like the perfect occasion to do so. I invested in a few key products that were recommended to me by some friends that swear they couldn't live without them. Now my morning routine is my favorite part of the day because of how amazing these creams smell but most importantly how well they work! My skin has been so glowy, nourished and hydrated, it's just incredible. I know I'll be raving about these products for a very long time, and even if they are quite expensive, they're totally worth the investment!

Hydra Beauty Serum - Hydra Beauty Micro Gel Yeux - Hydra Beauty Gel Cream

MAKEUP

I am such a lipstick junkie I cannot go a single day without wearing some color on my lips. I also love to change shades super often as well as finishes. I have been wearing mattes for the most part and these MAC lippies were my faves.

From left to right: Blankety - Bianca B - Candy Yum Yum - Sweet Venom - Ruby Woo - Rebel - Margherita

ACCESSORIES

I was not joking when I said I lived a very pink month. my Roses by Chloe perfume, my pink and gold Dior split sunglasses and my new Miu Miu mini wallet were my most used accessories this month. Also can we talk about that pink chocolate tablet from Laduree? It's rose flavored white chocolate. Best Valentine's Day chocolate ever. Seriously.

Perfume: Roses by Chloe - Sunglasses: Dior - Ring: YSL Arty - Chocolate and Candle: Laduree

NEWIN

It's a bag. It's pastel pink (no surprise here). And I'm seriously IN LOVE! I found this beauty in Paris and believe it or not it was ON SALE! I have been saving up to buy this bag in this color for full price and when I saw it on sale I snagged it as fast as humanely possible. The smooth leather and structured shape makes it elegant and chic but the shiny rockstuds add a bit of edginess to it. It's just absolutely perfect in my opinion and I'm so happy to welcome it in my handbag family!

Bag: Valentino - Sunglasses: Dior So Real

RANDOM

Last but not least my favorite new random addition to my room this month was the beautiful Rong Rong Devoe calendar. Each month has a beautiful original fashion illustration designed by Rong Rong herself and I find that it just adds so much glam to my office area!

April favorites

DAAAAAAMN Sarah! Back at it with the favorites post! Haha well.. I haven't done a favorites post in a while, and that's simply because I was using all the same products I told you about in the last post. But this month with my trip to NYC and my friend Stephany coming to Guadeloupe and showering me with gifts, I have so many new products I am obsessing over and that I really need to share with you guys!

FASHION

White lace everything. On dresses, tops, shorts, bikinis. This month favorite combo was denim and white lace with hints of gold jewelry and hardware. Can summer come faster please?

Dress: Shein - Bag: Chloé - iPhone case: Richmond & Finch


BEAUTY

I think this month my stars aligned and the universe wanted me to finally find a perfect combination of skin care products that would leave me with perfectly hydrated and glowy skin. All thanks to a combination of four magical products: something old and something new, something borrowed and something blue.

An old favorite of mine that I rediscovered this month after a friend gifted it to me is the L'occitanePivoine Flora hand cream. I use it every night before going to bed on my hands and elbows and it makes me feel like I am going to lay down in a field of peonies for the night!

The new product I tried this month in my skincare routine is the SKII facial treatment essence. When I received this travel sized product from Influenster for free for testing purposes I was simply ecstatic! I had been eying it at Sephora for the longest time. In fact I really don't like wearing moisturizing face lotion when I'm in Guadeloupe and in general in the summertime because it's way too hot and I find that it simply makes my skin feel oily and sticky. That's my I love face essences so much, and let me tell you this one hydrates like no other! An absolute holy grail product for me. #myessence #skii

The product I borrowed from my mom (ok more like stole to be honest!) this month is the Khiels Midnight Recovery Concentrate, a nighttime facial oil with distilled botanicals that visibly restores the appearance of skin by morning. A couple of drops of this miracle worker on the face and neck before going to bed go a long way! My skin feels perfectly hydrated, smooth and nourished by the morning. I also noticed a reduction in my blemishes!

And finally the something blue is this delicious (not that I actually eat it, but I totally would if it were possible!) rose and mandarin lip balm. I have tried so many lip balms, from Baby Lips to Chanel, but no other lip balm comes close to this one. First off it's a very liquid consistency so it glides on to the lips perfectly and is very long lasting. Secondly, the smell is just absolutely amazing. Third, the packaging is adorable!

Rose & Mandarin Lip Balm: Smith's - Pivoine Flora hand cream: L'Occitane - Facial treatment essence: SKII - Midnight Recovery Concentrate: Kiehl's


MAKE UP

As usual my make up favorites are lip products but I just can't help it! It's way too hot and humid here to wear a full face of make up so I usually just do my brows, line my eyes and put some mascara on and let my lips be the focus point! I rediscovered my love for NYX this month and literally all of these shades were on rotation.


ACCESSORIES

My go to bag this whole month was this little cutie pie by Luana Italy. Luana's bags mix classic silhouettes with a subtle edge and luxe feel. They are designed with a modern vibe and European spirit for the fashion girl always on the go. They are available at Saks Fifth Avenue or on their website (and you can get a 15% discount from anything on the LUANA site with the code SHOPWEARREPEAT ;) ).

Bag: Michelle mini satchel in white embossed leather by Luana (also love this black version)


NEW IN

You guys!! I haven't bought any new perfume in THE LONGEST time and that's because I have way too many (and I'm sure I'm not the only one!). But as soon as I smelled Chloé's Roses scent I fell in love! I almost bought it at the duty free at the airport while traveling to NY but decided against it at the last minute. And guess what I stumbled upon on a random T.J. Maxx run while in New York? This beautiful set containing the fragrance, a body lotion and a body wash! All of this for cheaper than what I would have paid the perfume bottle at the airport. If that wasn't a sign that I NEEDED to get it, I don't know what is then..

Roses de Chloé

 

RANDOM

My favorite way to relax this month was diving into Love Style Life by Garance Doré! After having seen this gorgeous book on countless Instagram pictures I had to add it to my wishlist and my lovely friend Steph got it for me! I was so pleasantly surprised by going through it: it's so funny and lighthearted but at the same time gives you new ideas and a fresh perspective on so many aspects of daily life! It's divided in 5 main topics: style, work, beauty, elegance and love. I 100% recommend it to every single girl out there!

Love Style Life by Garence Doré

February favorites

February flew by so fast with all of the fashion week chaos and here we are at the end of the month with another favorites post. I love to recap my most used items in each category every month because it makes me realize which products I really love and which buys were not so necessary after all. How about you? Let me know in the comments below some of your favorite products!

FASHION

I've been in Guadeloupe for the most part of the month so my fashion faves are going to be beach essentials! Bikinis to be exact! These three are my current favorites and it's no surprise: I'm such a sucker for anything pink and sparkly, white and lacey and super colorful.

Hat: H&M (old) - Sunglasses: Ray Ban Clubmaster - White lace bikini: Target - Pink sequins bikini: Victoria's Secret (old) - Colorful bikini: Target.

BEAUTY

Having a candle as a beauty favorite may appear bizarre but just hear me out: these Lemon West candles are made of 100% pure soy wax and essential oils and they have become my guilty pleasure when it comes to moisturizing. Every time I hop in a bath I light one and not only they make the whole bathroom smell divine but when I get out I use the melted wax as lotion on my legs and arms. They are also vegan, toxin free and against animal testing! It really doesn't get much better than these!

Candles: Lemon West - Monogram mug: Anthropologie - Lipsticks: YSL Rouge Volupté - Lipstick organizer: Marshalls - Macaron trinkets: Urban Outfitters

MAKEUP

It wouldn't be a favorites post without my most used lipsticks of the month. Living in the Caribbean I don't end up using that much makeup and only go for a bold lip and a little eyeliner most of the time. So I really have my fun when it come to switching up the colors and textures of my lip products. This month was literally all over the place with matte nudes and creamy corals and satin purples.

Pale pink lipstick: Giambattista Valli x MAC - Purple lipstick: Milani cosmetics 34 Violet Volt - Burgundy lipstick: YSL Rouge Pur Couture The Mats - NYX SMLC16 in Cairo - NARS Velvet matte lip pencil in Cruella - YSL Rouge Volupté 27

ACCESSORIES

Life in the Caribbean is all about color! These were some of my most used accessories this month: every time I go out for a drink or to the restaurant with some friends I love to keep my outfit simple and monochromatic and simply add statement shoes and a killer bag!

Bicolor clutch: Céline - Flamingo heels: Sophia Webster - Pink Tumbler: Starbucks - Orange pumps: Dolce & Gabbana - Color block wedges: Giuseppe Zanotti - Orange mini crossbody bag: Céline trio small - Pink tote: Céline mini luggage - Pink and yellow pumps: B by Brian Atwood - Blue tote: Prada.

NEW IN

My fave purchase of the month were these white Nike Roshe. I am not a sneakers kind of girl but I've been wanting these for almost a year now so I decided to finally buy them and thank god I did! They're super comfy of course and make me feel super stylish while working out, which makes me want to work out even more! Apparently these are all the motivation I needed to work out regularly! :D

RANDOM

I just can't hide my excitement when it come to room decor. This month I switched up some of the prints on my gallery wall and rearranged the shelves in my room. I am thinking about adding some floating shelves on the wall next to my bed to create some additional organizing space. Maybe room tour coming up? :D

Shoes: Givenchy - Candle: Diptyque - Prints: Chicfetti

January Favorites

The first chapter of 2016 is already over! I hope your year started in a great way and I want to take the time to wish all of you lovely readers all the best for what's to come!
You may have noticed how my last monthly favorites post was a couple of months ago, mainly because I have been sticking to the same old good products and didn't have anything new and sensational to share. But new year means new you so I went ahead and did a little bit of shopping (it's all research really!) and here are the new products that I tested all month long and absolutely loved!

FASHION

This snuggly cream sweater hasn't left my side this month! I love how I can layer it on top of a plaid shirt or even a denim shirt and get a neutral look with the shirt's detail popping out. It's perfect with jeans and ankle boots or skirts and thigh-high boots! I always add a statement necklace or a Chanel brooch to make it even more interesting.

Sweater: Shein - H bracelet: Hermès - Sunglasses: Céline - Lipstick: YSL - Ring: YSL - Bag: Chloé

BEAUTY

The first month of the year is the perfect occasion to update your beauty routine and make the changes you wanted for so long. I decided to try out LA Fresh, a skincare company that makes natural and ethical products that are as good for you as they are for the environment and the animals! Their silk-infused cotton mask is my absolute fave and I am addicted to their make up removing wipes as well as the oil-free face cleanser (a life saver for my oily skin!). I would totally advise that you try out some of their products and with the code MORELAFRESH20 you can get 20% off your order! (the promo code is non affiliated!)

Water Proof Make Up Remover, Acetone-free Nailpolish Remover, Facial Treatment Mask, Oil-free Face Cleanser, Body Soother Wipes.

MAKEUP

January was all about a neutral eye, sensational dramatic lashes and a deep matte burgundy lip. Seriously I must have worn this combo 90% of the time. This mascara must be my fave of all times: the ultra thin brush makes it super easy to apply to your upper and lower lashes and still gives you enormous volume! It doesn't clump or leak and it's very long lasting!
The Urban Decay primer is the only eyelid primer I have used in my whole life and I don't think I'll ever switch it out for anything else! It's simply a miracle worker! And finally Eugénie from the Giambattista Valli for MAC Cosmetics limited edition goes on smooth and stays in place the whole day! (even after lunch, but I do apply it over a lip pencil base).

Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir mascara - Urban Decay Primer Potion - MAC Eugénie lipstick.

ACCESSORIES

Chanel, Chanel and more Chanel! My go to accessories this month were all by the same French fashion house that haunts everybody's fashion dreams. From the small sparkly earrings and versatile WOC, to the statement brooches and beloved espadrilles (I am currently in the Caribbean so no freezing winters for me!), it was a Chanel filled month!

Brooches: Chanel (also love this one and this one) - Earrings: Chanel (these are adorable!) - Bag: Chanel WOC

NEW IN

Okay. Let's take a moment here to appreciate the beauty of this jacket. I've lusted over it for almost a year now and finally this month it went on sale! You guys have no idea how fast I RAN to the store to be sure to snatch it! Now I just need spring to hurry so that I can start wearing it.

Jacket: Céline (similar here)

RANDOM

By now it's probably quite clear to all of you that I have a slight mug obsession. I actually don't even drink coffee, I am more of a tea person, but I still take my mugs very seriously. Marshalls and Target always have super cute ones but there are tons of small independent shops that have amazing ones as well. These are my current favorites:

Best day ever mug: Marshalls - "S" monogrammed mug: Anthropologie - Goal digger & Tulle glitter peonies and champagne mug: Fox and Clover - Good things come to those who hustle mug: Designs by Maria

How about you? I would love for you to share some of your favorites with me in the comments :)

October favorites

Oh, how I love this time of the year! The days are still sunny even though the temperatures are much lower, which means we can wear thick sweater and comfy Ugg boots and drink tons of hot tea. I love taking Otto (my puppy) out for walks in parks, seeing all the different shades of the leaves on the trees, from green to red and coming home after a long day out and make pumpkin spice oatmeal.

BEAUTY

I might be the biggest lip balm addict in the world. My lips need to constantly be hydrated with a layer of lip balm or I feel naked. It becomes even more important to always have lip balm with me when the temperatures drop. My absolute favorite lip balms are Baby Lips, of course. I have one in every purse and every make up bag and go through them pretty quickly! I love all the different yummy scents as well, and my favorite is definitely the pink one (Pink Punch)!

MAKEUP

I have to admit that at first I didn't get why everybody loved the Naked palettes so much. I thought they were overpriced and just a hype item to own (and who would need that many shades?!). But I just got the Naked 3 palette and I am seriously understanding the hype around them. I love the rose gold tones in this make up set and how pigmented these shades are. I am thinking of getting the Naked 2 already as well as the Naked basics! So glad I changed my mind about these, a serious addiction is about to start!

FASHION

My absolute favorite piece of clothing this month is this gorgeous tweed coat from Cynthia Rowley that I found at Marshalls from only $30! It looks much more expensive than it was in my opinion and it's a timeless and very sophisticated looking piece.

Coat: Cynthia Rowley - Top: Shein - Bracelet: Tiffany & Co. - Bag: Givenchy

ACCESSORIES

I've always wanted to get these beautiful Miu Miu sunglasses since I first saw them 7 years ago! Thank to Ditto I get to use them as much as I want and swap them for a different pair when I feel like I need a change! If you also want to try a pair of designer sunglasses for a whole month for FREE use the code "SHOPWEARREPEAT" on www.ditto.com!

Sunglasses: Miu Miu via Ditto - Case: Inkess - Ring & Lipstick: YSL - H Bracelet: Hermès - Brooch: Chanel - Watch: Michael Kors

NEW IN

These Gina Made It bun bows and the perfect finishing touch to all my outfits lately! I chose a pastel pink one, very ladylike and sophisticated and a red plaid one, perfect for fall! They look great at the end of braids and on top of buns or high pony tails and give a romantic French touch to every outfit!

Pearl bracelet: Tiffany & Co. - Pink Rockstud bracelet: Valentino - Pastel pink H bracelet: Hermès

RANDOM

I have been on the hunt for the perfect hair care regimen for years now. My hair is very thick and wavy and I always tame it with hot tools. I was so excited to receive the new Nexxus 3 step split end repairing system from Influenster! Step 1 is a silicone free shampoo with flax seed oil and concentrated protein that leaves my hair super soft and smelling amazing! The second step is the conditioner and step 3 is the heat protecting mist to apply to wet or dry hair before styling them. My hair looks super healthy, feels incredibly soft and smells wonderful! It's my first time trying this brand and I am seriously impressed!

September favorites

Another month, another favorites post!! But, ok, woah. HOW IS IT SEPTEMBER ALREADY OVER GUYS??? I am really sad that summer is already over but NYFW got me excited about fall with all the street style pictures floating around the internet! On top of that Starbucks released a new fall drink (after 4 years of PSL supremacy) and it's already my favorite new drink! Plus how not to mention fall shopping? With all the great trends of the moment everyone will find something fabulous to rock this season!
Here are some of my personal favorite items of this past month!

BEAUTY

With the colder weather approaching, I like to step up my skin care routine and Nip+Fab newest Kale range is filled with vitamins to protect against free radical damage and soften and hydrate dry skin. Just what my skin needs going into the colder seasons! I love how every products smells like freshly-cut grass and the moisturizing lotion doesn't leave my face feeling oily at all (unlike many other face creams..). I am also absolutely in love with the clay mask and how flawless my skin feels after it!

MAKEUP

Of course with the crispier weather the bright colors leave our lips and we find ourselves reaching for brick red, berry and plum toned lipsticks. These are some of my absolute favorite colors to wear during the fall/winter! In my hand are (from left to right): MAC x Giambattista Valli Charlotte (limited edition), Milani Cosmetics Cabaret Blend 40, MAC x Giambattista Valli Eugénie (limited edition), Milani Cosmetics Violet Volt 34.

FASHION

This month I've gone back to black and I have been using my Givenchy Antigona bag almost every day! Most of the days I paired it with these gorgeous lace up flats from Zara and my cool-girl Ray Ban Clubmaster sunglasses! I think this combo looks so effortlessly chic!

ACCESSORIES

I didn't think I was going to love this book-clutch this much when I decided to pick it up at Marshalls for only $20! But as it turns out it has been mu go-to accessory to take up a noch my fashion week outfits! I love the color combination of course and how it is designed after the popular Not That Kind of girl book by Lena Dunham. Best part? It even has a removable gold chain to wear it on the shoulder!

Lipstick: Milani Cosmetics Matte Orchid 64 - Bracelets: Valentino Rockstud - Sunglasses: Karen Walker via ShopDitto - Phonecase: Ebay.

NEW IN

By now my obsession with bright colors and macarons should be clear to you so can you imagine how excited I was when my eyes first landed on this beautiful case?? The talented Rong Rong is a fashion illustrator from Texas and sells iphone cases with unique designs and different illustrations through her Etsy shop! Go check it out I promise you'll absolutely love it!

RANDOM

I was looking for new candles for the fall to make the new house smell like a home and began reading about how much of a difference it makes to buy soy candles instead to the wax candles we are all used to. There are so many benefits with pure soy wax candles, I really had no idea! For example, cleaner burning (no toxins, carcinogens or pollutants which means it's less likely to trigger allergies), no petrol-carbon soot like you get from petroleum-based paraffin candles. Also, they last longer: soy wax burns cooler which means that you can enjoy your soy wax candle for generally 30-50% longer than a paraffin candle.
This is when I stumbled upon Lemon West, a Las Vegas based all natural, vegan and cruelty-free company run by Ashley and Andy, who were kind enough to send me a couple of their candles. Each one is made with 100% pure soy wax and essential oils. They even are skin safe! Once the wax has melted you can use it as lotion! Isn't your mind blown away by this?! I knew mine was! I chose the Orange Vanilla scent very rich and warm and perfect for fall and the Peony one of course! Once a favorite, always a favorite!

July favorites

My first July favorite is the month of July itself! The summer is in full swing; you get to see beautiful fireworks on the 4th and it's my birthday month! It can't get much better than that, right? Well, I actually came across all these other goodies that I'm about to share with you that did make it even better! Let's jump right into it!

BEAUTY

Packaging is everything, especially when it comes to everyday necessities that you always carry around with you. These Forever 21 macarons and owl lip balms are too cute for words! They are very hydrating and each color has a different scent, all of which are absolutely delicious!

MAKE UP

These are the lip products that have been on rotation this month. The NYX Intense butter glosses are AMAZING! And the SLmissglam brushes are seriously the prettiest and softest brushes ever!

FASHION

I just got these quirky and fabulous Sophia Webster Flamingo shoes on sale and OMG I am addicted you guys. I wore them a couple of times already and people always freak out over them and ask me if they can take pictures of them. I am so excited to wear them for fashion week in September too!

ACCESSORIES

These gorgeous gold pieces of jewelry came with my Rocksbox and I could not stop wearing them all month long! I love layering dainty pieces and stacking them on my wrist, but I also love a good old statement necklace to pull together an outfit. If you guys would like to try Rocksbox out for FREE for a whole month just type in the code "sarahgallxoxo" at checkout! ;)

NEW IN

Here are some of my favorite gifts I got for my birthday! Kate Spade Polka Dot planner, Polaroid camera and Jonathan Adler Zebra jewelry dish (this one was on my wishlist forever!).

RANDOM

I finally changed the frame of this gorgeous illustration of myself from the uber talented Eleni from Fall into London and I'm obsessed with it! It's so fun and colorful, just perfect for summer!

June favorites

Favorites posts are the perfect way to get to know great new products that may change your life (ok, if not your life at least your beauty routine, home decor or closet!). That is exactly why I wanted to share with all of you my monthly favorites so that we can exchange tips and recommendations.

BEAUTY

These Julie Hewett products I got online from Forever21 are possibly one of my most surprising finds ever! They were $24 each and (unfortunately) they're only available online. I like it though,  how Forever21 is trying to feature some higher quality brands on its online shop and

The 100% organic camelia oil (Coco Chanel's favorite flower!) is a natural antioxidant that contains vitamins and minerals that helps moisturize, soften wrinkles, heal scars, and protect skin from harmful UV rays. It also helps prevent freckles, age spots, and wrinkles.

The Rosewater Toner Spray helps freshen up your makeup and your complexion throughout the day, perfect for those hot and humid summer days! The scent is very light and absolutely delicious!

MAKEUP

These Milani lipsticks are super pigmented and last a very long time on the lips! I am seriously impressed by their quality since they're sold in drugstores!

FASHION

You've probably seen these a thousand times already on my social medias but I guess that's why I included them in my favorites! I am so glad I could get my hands on a pair of Chanel espadrilles and the fact that they're white and lace is just the cherry on the to since white lace is my absolute favorite thing to wear during summer! I just think it looks amazing with a beautifully tan skin!

ACCESSORIES

I have been wearing these Bitz of Glitz ear jackets Every. Single. Day.

NEW IN

Saying that these is one of my monthly favorites would be a lie. This is more of a lifetime favorite!! I am so obsessed with my Izaac Mizrahi Rose scented candle that I found at Marshalls. Everything from the bright pink packaging to the heavenly smell makes me just so happy!

RANDOM

It probably doesn't get more random than file folders but look at how bright and colorful these are! The gold foil details give them a very luxurious and very Kate Spade inspired touch and they just make me want to get and stay organized!
Got these at TJ Maax for only $5.99 for a pack of 9.