We are full on into summer and, although I considered myself a autumn/winter girl, I'm loving the drone out daylight and sunshine. You know the drill - the most reached for, at grab, and lovely products from the month. Since the apex heat of July is more near than ever, June still delivered, balancing pure summer fever without driving me to lose it in the long, solstice days. So, here it is: all things sweat proof, gotta get to the beach ready, and slap-bang fantastic.
It's true - us homosapiens love a good read to mask our realities or drift us into fantasy. This month, the full on beauty read, equipped with photos of the stunningly gorgeous, known as Allure Magazine has dished out some light, water-side reading. With cheeky product reviews and a good, well written essay, it fits the mood (whatever mood that may be) and correctly enhances my sunny disposition, yet hides it incognito when it's less than desirable.
Summer reading aside, it seems suitable that I've been slathering on the SPF too. *pats self on back* The Neutrogena Ultra Sheer SPF 55 seemed like a no brainier. Once I got past the déjà vu of my mom and the pool, I was able to scough up the courage to slather it on myself. Yes, it smells like sunscreen, but, other than that, it's undectable on the skin and nearly disappears. Score!
Who doesn't love a good bubble bath? As of late, I've been pimping mine out with the Korres Shower Gel in Guava. Although it makes an uber lovely gel douche, it soups up double duty when in comes to baignoire fizz. The scent, although fruity and eu so summery, is far more grown up than the fruity washes used by the adolescent Lillian. Then, to make the pamper evening complete, the Aesop Parsley Seed Deep Cleansing Mask has been top shelf. It as got the cracking, detoxifying powers of your normal clay mask, yet, somehow, doesn't irritate the skin or dry it out too much. For me, that means no red Santa-Clause-like pink cheeks or dehydration nightmares - just pure bliss.
Nails - I've never been into them before, but now that the exams, essays, and stressful woes of school are gone and past (come August....let's just ignore that) and I've got a bit more time in my hands, the so thought of burdensome task of painting my nails has now become more than enjoyable. Chips? You better bet I polish them up (again...) less a minute after their noticed. My go-to polish of choice for that moment has been Essie Mademoiselle - a chic, barely there shade that simply enhances my natural claws, yet adding a touch of milky pink. How Parisian... Then, since the extent of my nail care routine as of thie month has been nail clippers (yup, no file), I've added the Sally Hansen Instant Cuticle Remover Maximum Strength into the mix...and I'm loving it. No more Raggedy Ann faced tips, just a clean perfect base for the color to come.
Although it spaced a prime position in my May Favorites, it's making an appearance, again, after another month's grab - NARS Laguna Bronzer. In one word: it's fab. Not orangy, just imparting a sun kissed complexion mocking a holiday in Milan. The subtle shimmer makes it uber pretty, but not glittery and adds a bit of oomph, making it a summer grab.
So there - the sunshine ready favorites that have made their way to the top of my must-have list. No hands off procedures going on here! I guess this is the caboose of the favorites' train. See you next month!