Currently, I'm the least stressed I've been in a long, long time. School is out for summer (yes, as in the Alice Cooper song), my school year ballet classes have come to a close, and I'm able to focus now on the things I love most. Oui, that still means ballet, but as well as blogging, writing, reading, and spending time with my
But, it's not like I really care, because I'm currently ditching them to note my May favorites; anyway, beauty is more interesting than all those mentioned above. My favorite product out of this bunch is the RMS Lip2Cheek in Muse*. I wrote this product off when I first received it, realizing that it was rather pretty, but I never reached for it. Now, although I'm precarious to admit, I've reached for it everyday this month. It's gorgeous with a dewy sheen and the perfect dose of a "natural flush" pigment. And it's even more stunning paired with the NARS Laguna Bronzer. Technically, this is an all-time favorite, but I've just gotten back into slapping it on daily. Two other forever favorites that I just can't put down are the Dr. Jart Waterfuse BB Cream for its redness canceling and luminous finish and the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light to tone down shine and blur imperfections.
Among the group that I've loved forever, and will continue to love in the future are some new purchases and a rediscovered favorite. The first of the cheeky loot is the Muji Acrylic Two Drawer with Lid Small Case; I've finally joined the Muji bandwagon. Not only does it look stunning, make getting ready in the morning that much quicker, and house my daily essentials, it also manages to make me feel a bit more truly "blogger"--and it allows more room in my storage drawer for new purchases. Another blogger favorite that I got my hands on is the Diptyque Candle in Figuier. I'll admit that there are a few disappointments with this pot of wax, but among the cons is an overwhelmingly gleaming pro: the scent. It's fresh and figgy, and, for lack of a better description, stunning in both whiff and aesthetics. Not necessarily a new purchase is the Royal Apothic Hand Cream in Holland Park. I owe Ellie for shoving me into purchasing this and I'm not disappointed. Well, my mom isn't dissappointed. In truth, I purchased this luxe, lush smelling mousse for my mom for Mother's Day; I just happen to be snatching it and applying it nearly daily. A product I haven't been stealing, but revived my adoration for is the Bumble and bumble Surf Crème Rinse Conditioner. It's been about a year now since I originally purchased this, and the reason it has lasted so long is because I didn't use conditioner for a while, and I still don't use it everyday. Nevertheless, I forgot how hydrating this is, especially for such a light texture. My ends always look so much healthier after shoving this on.
As June comes around, I hope I'll be able to indulge in more of my favorite things and, hopefully, stop schmoozing off other people's stuff. (Sorry, Mom.)