Well 2020 just keeps rolling on and leaving quite the wake! To be honest, I haven’t been buying a lot of clothes. I’ve really been much more focused on fitness, nutrition, skin care and taking good care my immune system recently. Most of my most loved items in July seem to fall into categories that will help me with those goals.

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1. New Workout Wear

I did try several pair of leggings from Amazon, but I have to say that I just didn’t like them very much. The fabrics were hot and they stretched out as you wear them throughout the day. These leggings are my favorites. They pull you in, the waist bands lay flat and the fabrics are top notch. I wear these a LOT and I can vouch for their quality. The best deal in workout town is to sign up and get the 2 pair of leggings for $24. You can always cancel after that, but I have had my membership for well over a year and really like it. Whoever thought to place the pockets on leggings…..bless you.

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2. Snail Serum

Yes, thats correct. I’ve taken to applying snail mucin to my face and I don’t care who knows it! <insert dramatic hair flip> This is my latest skincare obsession and I’m completely fascinated by this new-to-me information. Quality snail serum can exponentially boost collagen production and cell regeneration….which reduces the signs of aging. Take. My. Money. In my research I did find out that not all snail serums are created equal and I know that I can trust the quality of SMD Cosmetics (discussed here), so I’m sticking with this brand. I can’t wait to do a whole post on this after using it longer- but this is my latest “wow!” in skincare! You can learn more here, and use code: MELISSA20 for 20% off of your entire purchase.

3.This Cute Ball Cap

If you follow my stories on IG, you know that I do wear ball caps quite a bit. We are outside a lot here in sunny Colorado and ball caps are much more convenient than sunglasses when hiking or working out. I am pretty picky about the ones that I wear and as soon as I saw this line, I knew I had to have one! I got my little sister one from this line as well, and she loves it!

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4. My Organized Pantry

I am loving my newly organized pantry. This was an inexpensive project that has brought me so much joy and just made life so much easier! All the details can be found here.

5. This Comfy Summer Dress

I am totally getting this dress in a bunch more prints and colors. This is the “throw on” summer dress you’ve been looking for. It feels like wearing pajamas and is so flattering. Grab some sandals and a summer bag and you’re all set. I’m 5’5″ and wearing a small. It runs TTS.

Most loved items in July. LOVE this comfy maxi dress!

Dress | Sandals | Straw bag |Sunglasses | Jewelry | Hat |

6. New Recipes

I’ll list my new recipes that I’ve been loving. My focus is on lots of protein as I get back into lifting weights again. If you follow me on Instagram, I talk about all of this a lot more in my stories. I shoot for at least 35% of my daily calories to be made up of protein. I’m always on the lookout for new recipes that will help me get there. Follow me on Pinterest if you’re looking for more recipes like this.

Cinnamon Vanilla Protein Bites

Cod fish Cakes w/ Spicy Mayo

Shrimp Tacos

Fish Taco Bowls

7. Other Health and Fitness Items

Still LOVING the Garmin smartwatch. You can read more about that here. The CBD oil that I use has become integral for my overall wellness .The restful sleep I get makes taking it SO worth it. You can read more about how I use it and it’s benefits here. I also still really love this hydration drink for staying hydrated all summer long. I’ve been working on some mocktails to share on my IG stories that will be perfect for poolside sipping!

Well, it was a mixed bag in July for sure. I hope that everyone is hanging in there- we’re halfway through this crazy year! With so many outside stressors, it is more important than ever to take good care of your physical, spiritual and mental health. Don’t neglect that ladies…..we’ve got to stay strong to get through this!

IG Story Snaps From July

My most loved items in July. Fitness, health and working out is what I've been concentrating on!