Grace’s Favorites: May 2012

It’s hard to believe how quickly the past month has flown by… and that it’s already June!  Summer is in full swing.  The past month was one big blur – but there were several products that really stood out as absolute favorite, must-have pieces of clothing and beauty items.  Lots of denim, my favorite summer nail color, the best hair product I’ve tried in ages, some great collaborations, and more!  Without further adieu, here they are… my favorite things from this past month!

For more about why I love these products (and where to get them,) keep reading.

Big Star Denim Cut-offs in Neon Pink.  Oh how I adore these.  They are perfect in every way.  I also love that they’re a bit more affordable than other denim brands, at $69.00.  Neon denim is probably not going to be “in” for that much longer… meaning wear them as much as possible, and don’t spend a ton of money on them!

Paige x Liberty – I’ve been waiting all Spring for this collab to hit.  And wow is it good.  I have this pair and love the classic Liberty print!

Essie Need a Vacation -This is my go-to nail polish in the summer – so easy and elegant… the perfect pink!

Sam Edelman Trina Sandals – My coworker has these and I am insanely jealous.  That metallic little heel is just too good!

NARS Orgasm Multiple Stick – This is my new desert-island beauty product (besides mascara, of course.)

Beth Lauren x BaubleBar This pop-up is so so good.  I ordered the above two necklaces and cannot wait for them.  Love.

Miss Jessie’s Quick Curls This is the best product for girls with curls that I’ve tried in quite some time.  It was a BirchBox discovery.  I put a little in, scrunched, air-dried, and got so many compliments on my frizz-free yet bouncy curls.  This doesn’t happen very often, so I’m going to keep using it.  Forever.

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  1. PennyPincherFashion:

    Very intrigued by that hair product since I’m a naturally curly girl too – must try because my frizz has been out of control lately!  Also LOVE the Beth Lauren for BaubleBar pieces…on my wish list for sure! 🙂

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  2. Julie & Lauren:

    Couldn’t agree more! I love those big chubby Nars sticks. My summer go-to for a quick shimmer. XO

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  3. AvgGirlsGuide:

    Love that BaubleBar collar and how great is that bars stick?! recent sephora discovery! Those sandals are perfect for every day. Way jealous. 

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  4. Liz {Sequins & Stripes}:

    Ok, must purchase the Nars stick and have to try the Quick Curls! Thanks for the recommendation!

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  5. Viviana Carmona:

    Ooooh I need to try that Nars magic!

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  6. LindsTR:

    Ahhh, I’m obsessed with those shoes!!!! And since I have naturally curly hair, I need to try that product!! 🙂

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  7. Alex:

    definitely going to try the miss jessie’s quick curls! I think tresemme discontinued the product I was using so I’m on the lookout for a new product!

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  8. Tamra Sanford:

    I am not a big shorts person, but if you say a perfect fit, I’ll have to try. They are super cute.

    btw – love the nars stick.  It goes with me everywhere.

    btw – can’t wait for dinner tonight!

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  9. Whitney -

    Great picks! I love the NARS multiple as well! 

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  10. Stephanie:

    Great picks! Love the color of that Essie polish!

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  11. Elizabeth @ TheCornerApartment:

    I just happened across your blog, count me as your newest follower! I love all the color, and of course, sequins! Happy Tuesday!

    Cheers, Elizabeth @ The Corner Apartment

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  12. Amy Cochran:

    I’m totally going to try the NARS stick!!

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  13. Nnenna:

    I love that pink polish and those pink shorts as well- such a happy color! 🙂

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  14. Carolyn Sebasky:

    I think I might HAVE to invest in Miss Jessie’s Quick Curls – I am in a lifelong battle with my curls (aka I havent worn it curly in 4 years….). My split ends will thank me, I’m sure! How curly is your hair?

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    • graceatwood:

      My hair is really really thick, and very wavy. Not full on curly but quite wavy. 🙂

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  15. Jordan - Queen of LA:

    loving all that PINK! ive been using the nars stick for months and i love it, i feel so glowy! 🙂 

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  16. Megan Zietz:

    love all the pink!

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  17. Alex Hubbard:

    Eeee love that Essie!! It’s so perfect!

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  18. sarah | chevrons & stripes:

    I’ve been feeling like my hair has been sooo flat lately (maybe it’s the incessant rain?) but looking for a new product. must give this a try!

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  19. Morganvsmorgan:

    I’m really really keen to try the Nars Orgasm all in one stick! Unfortunately its way overpriced here in Australia – I may have to look around online & see if I can try it cheaper! 

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  20. lara / the glossarie.:

    miss jessie’s quick curls has been on my list since that birchbox post, too! although, i recently discovered kinky curly and nothing has ever made my curls look so good 🙂

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  21. Frankie hearts fashion:

    those shorts are just perfection! xo

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  22. Kate {Something Fabulous}:

    I always love your monthly faves!! x

    Kate {Something Fabulous}

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  23. navy & orange:

    great post! love them all!

    xoxo navy & orange

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  24. Crystalin:

    I’ve been looking for the perfect light pink nail polish, might need to try this one. And love me some bright pink denim shorts too.

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  25. Kara Endres:

    I’m so with you on the sandals. I don’t know if I’d actually wear them, but they’re so cute. 

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  26. Dee:

    I totally second the Quick Curls adoration. I’ve got some looser curls and others that are tighter, so my hair isn’t always easy to work with. But, Quick Curls has become my daily hair product, and it gives amazing body. XO

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  27. Lisa // Elembee, Etc:

    Definitely going to have to try Miss Jessie’s Quick Curls!

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