Welcome back! While I’m a few weeks late on posting my monthly favorites, considering that we’re well into July, I figured it’s better late than never! I’ve selected a few things and chit-chatted a bit of what I truly enjoyed during the month of June.
White Lotus Jumpsuit
I’m being completely honest when I say this, I’ve worn this jumpsuit probably 25/31 days of June. I LOVE it. It’s super flowy and comfy. It basically feels like I’m not wearing pants all day; a wonderful feeling. It is on the pricey side on the Daughters of Culture website, but I have seen it (on-and-off) on Amazon for $65 instead of $92. If you’re into this style of clothing, 10/10 I would highly recommend this piece of beautiful fabric.
Currently, there is some controversy over coconut oil and its beneficial use as food. While I haven’t been ingesting it as often, I have been thriving on all its practical uses. I use coconut oil as a shaving “cream”, as a make-up remover, lotion, lip balm and as an ingredient in my homemade toothpaste.
If I were to boast about any of its uses, I would encourage using coconut oil as a shaving ‘cream’. It’s incredible. I just slather some on my dry legs and armpits, do a lil shavy shave and bam-my freaking legs and pits are BABY SMOOTH PEOPLE. BABY SMOOTH. And did I mention no razor bumps?! I don’t know why I’ve spent money on shaving cream before because this is 110% better than any other product I’ve ever used.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette
I’ve been wanting this palette for months, and my best friend Becky gave it to me for my birthday this past May and wow is it gorgeous. The shadows are so creamy and smooth and the colors blend so beautifully with one another. It stays on all day (no surprise) and stays in place when I use Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Primer Potion. These two products hand-in-hand make my eyelids feel like they can take on any time of the day while looking fabulous.
Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Primer Potion-Shade:original
Oh I have been using this bad boy for years now. Probably all throughout highschool and now through three years of college (obviously not the same tube for the past seven years). This primer does what it’s supposed to do; it keeps my eyeshadow in place all day and creates an even base. I use the shade ‘original’.
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion (Or you could buy it at Nordstrom Rack for $10)
Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter
This was also gifted by my best friend. The quality behind this drugstore brand is unreal. I’ve been using BECCA liquid highlight for a year now and I’ve switched over to this powder this past month and I’m in love. It’s buildable, gives a flawless glow without looking cheap or cakey (like some drugstore products). It’s flippin’ gorgeous. I have the shade Golden Lights.
No 7 Translucent Perfect Light Loose Powder
I bought this one a whim at Ulta. I needed a new setting powder and they had just begun to sell No 7 products, so I figured I’d give it a try. It works really well with my normal to oily skin. I mean as far as setting powders, I’m not too sure what’s considered “high quality” and I haven’t experimented with other brands enough to know a ‘bad’ setting powder. Regardless, it gets the job done and the price is in that “so good, so cheap” range. It sets the foundation perfectly without making my skin look dry or cakey nor does it clump my makeup together in certain spots. I find that pressing the powder on my face lightly before brushing the product over an area definitely prevents it from catching onto dry spots. A 10/10 for me.
Khalid; American Teen
Oh my god. I discovered Khalid’s music on accident and it was a blessing. I have not stopped listening to his album the entire month of June. He is now one of my favorite artists and I’m determined to see him in concert ASAP. Take a listen to that golden album of his and can you believe he’s only nineteen?!
Earl Grey Macaron Tea
Heaven. I’ve rediscovered my love for earl grey tea with bergamot. The smell and taste..mmm…it puts me in an imaginative trance of walking down a cobble stone street on a rainy evening.
I’ve actually strayed away from caffeinated drinks lately since it does not help with my anxiety, but I’ve been craving a morning pick-me-up and this does the trick. I brew a tablespoon of loose tea leaves in hot water, then add a sprinkle of coconut sugar and a splash of almond milk. Voilà-simply delicious. Or if you’re not too keen on making your own drink or you simply don’t have the time, I recommend the London Fog Tea Latte at Starbucks (I substitute it with Almond Milk) and it’s magical.
Skin Cleanse by Adina Grigore
While walking the streets of New York City with my dear friend Kayla, we stopped by a lovely store called STORY. In the time we went, the theme of the store was Fresh. For two people who LOVE everything food related this was like Disneyland for us.
Sidenote: If you aren’t familiar with STORY definitely check out the link below in the photo, I could write an entire blog post about this lovely store, but in the meantime I would take a look at their site and visit soon!
While we were browsing all things food, I came across this book called Skin Cleanse. (Also shout out to Kayla who also bought and read the book). I’m in the process of (trying) to clear my acne and I figured this book may lend some guidance and inspiration to try something new. And it honestly met my expectations. While of course there are a few things I may not agree with in her book (nutrition related), I did find her writing to be helpful and motivational. Grigore gave a new perspective on how to fight acne from the inside-out. If you’re on a similar boat as me in which you’re desperately trying to take hold of your not-so-clear skin, I would recommend her book to give your mind a new point of view on the relationship between food, skin and beauty.
Be sure to give this week’s post some love ♡ If you try or purchase any of the items above, be sure to leave a comment letting me know what you think! I hope you all enjoyed these cheeky lil’ monthly favorites, until next time! (: