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!