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

Earth tones

Another beautiful day in the city! My friend and I decided to go to lunch and take a stroll in Washington Square park in the NYU area. Of course we ended up doing a little shopping afterward and I found a gorgeous and super glamorous black faux fur that I can't wait to show you guys. I was a bit chilly out (especially when the wind was blowing!) but the sun felt so good and warm! This time of year can be tricky because you never know if you'll end up being cold or super hot by the middle of the day! My secret is to always bring a chunky scarf with me: it's a real live-saver believe me!

Blouse: Zara (old) - Pants: 7 for all mankind - Shoes: Ugg - Trench coat: Shein - Bag: Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM - Sunglasses: Miu Miu via Ditto

I really love and cherish every single moment spent in this beautiful city. When I look around I am just so incredibly grateful for being able to live in New York!

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.