August marks the end of summer, the start of school, and overall a lot of changes. The leaves will soon begin to change, nights come earlier, and the temperature gets colder (well, that hasn’t really happened yet but me and my sweaters are eagerly awaiting the autumn weather). It was a busy month for sure, filled with highs and lows. My sister moved to Knoxville, I started my third year of college, I pet sat a lot, my car flooded, I had a sleepover with my best friend, worked a lot, and dealt with some family struggles. Through it all, there are always bright spots that be found shining through the darkness. Here are some things that provided light to me in August, and hopefully some of them can be a source of light for you!

Glossier Boy Brow – Where has this product been all of my life? I’m not gonna lie, I’m not the best at doing my brows. When the trend came the really shape your brows, I never learned how. My sister often poked fun at the way my eyebrows looked. Glossier’s Boy Brow has changed the game. It’s so easy to use, gives my brows volume, and keeps the hairs in place all day. I was a little skeptical to use it thinking it wouldn’t do much, but BOY was I wrong. I’m never going back to a brow pencil.

Back to School Shopping – Call me a nerd if you want, but I love back to school shopping. Getting new notebooks, pencils, pens, and all sort of supplies tend to really excite me! It’s one of the best parts of preparing to go back to school. Also, I’ve only had one week of classes but I’m really enjoying the classes I’m in. All of my professors seem really nice and I’ve made friends in all of them. I’m really excited to see where this semester takes me!

The Carrie Diaries on Netflix – After seeing clips of episodes from The Carrie Diaries pop up on my Instagram discover feed, I decided to give the show a watch. I’m really glad that I did! I’ve never seen Sex and the City, so I wasn’t sure if I’d like this show but I really did. However, it did make me wish I was in high school in the 80s. I’d love to just let my curly hair get as big as possible and whack a huge, neon bow in it every day. Plus, the blue eyeliner I rocked in middle school would have been perfect! I also now wish to be a writer in New York City who wears fabulous clothes every day.  I’m pretty sure it only took me a week to finish both seasons. I’ve been known to skip scenes in TV shows that I find “boring” because I have an attention span the size of a flea, but I never did that in any episodes of The Carrie Diaries. Follow up, why could there not have been more than two seasons?!

Fall Scented Everything – Yeah, that’s right! Fall scents have returned to candles, room diffusers, car air fresheners, soaps, and more. I couldn’t be happier about it! I did make myself wait until the end of August before buying any fall scented things to make sure I cherished the remainder of summer, but when Pumpkin Spice Lattes hit Starbuck’s all my inner fall excitement was released.

I’m excited to see what all September has to hold. There’s lots going on as summer turns to fall, the air turns crisp, leaves begin to fall, and football games are played. School will start to become regular and lots of fun is to be had. I’m hopeful that this next month will be filled with light!

What brought you some brightness in August?





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