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Monday, June 30, 2014

June Favorites

Last month, I wrestled to find a concurrent round-up. Luckily, this set of thirty-one days is a different story; no one wants to peck their brain like the woodpecker who does his job at five A.M. outside my window. 

My two skincare favorites come in the form of repurchases. First, the most controversial, is the Kiehl's Skin Rescuer. I say "controversial" because I looked through my own posts on this formula and found a plenty of negative remarks. Nevertheless, I've come to realize that it's amazing after a brief test with another option, and this is my second bottle. The Clarins Gentle Exfoliator Brightening Toner has turned my complexion from lumpy (sorry for that depiction) to smooth, as well as helped clear up some residual scaring. I think it's the glycerin that keeps my skin yearning for more. I finished up the John Master's Organics Bare Shampoo and, I have to say, I'm truly gutted. But, have no fear, because a repurchase is on the cards, because I'm in love with how it transforms my hair into a manageable mane while oomphing texture, adding a bit of volume, reducing the oil-levels, all whilst being kind to my scalp. For even more volume, I've been reaching for the Sachajuan Volume Powder. Although it works more so like a dry shampoo, it also adds a non-gritty texture and whiffs my locks into an airy delight. I think I prefer it to the Bumble and bumble Dry Spun Finish, as it's a tad more effective, but doesn't leave any white cast, either.

Surprisingly, I've been slapping on nail polish loads this month, and I've come back, and back...and back to one color in particular: Essie's Neo Whimsical. It's pastel hue is indescribably simple, chic, and makes my hands look so much more polished. And I think I'd go as far to say that it's my favorite nail color of all time. Alongside nail polish, I replenished my brush stock this month. I've been pondering purchasing the Real Techniques Powder Brush for quite some time, but I was scared that it would be a bit too big for my pint-sized body (and face). Nevertheless, I've been using it for bronzer, and powder here and there, and I couldn't be more satisfied. Real Techniques wins, again. Another brush that I've been loving is the Models Own Angled Blush Brush. I haven't been using it for blush, but for dusting on powder, as the small head and airy bristles works perfectly for adding as much powder as I need sans a cakey finish. Actually, I've been using it in conjunction with the By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra Powder which, although it seems boring, smooths my complexion, blurs imperfections, and makes the skin look healthier, too; c'est magique. The Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Tipsy is another favorite that I discovered this month. The punchy coral looks stunning on the cheeks and adds life to the face without being too over-the-top. It's the blush I've reached for the most this month, and that's saying a lot because you know my blush adoration.

Although a hefty amount of favorites takes a while to read, my anxiety has been shockingly lowered, (Especially since I managed to write a whole post without mentioning the Dr. Jart Waterfuse BB Cream!). Keep your Tim Horton's coffee in your mouths, people.

13 comments :

  1. I really enjoyed reading this on a Monday morning, your writing style is really quite lovely :)
    The Clarins Exfoliating Toner is great isn't it, I found that it took a little while for me to see some results but ever since I started using it I have been rather hooked.

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  2. I adore the vertical styling of your photo! caught my eye while scrolling through my bloglovin feed:)
    Sabine - www.thedaisy.ca

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  3. You keep mentioning that blush, and every time I want it a little more .... ahhhh, so beautiful! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

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  4. OMG S C R E A M I N G . iloveyou

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  5. Kiehl's Skin Rescuer and the Clarins Toner have been saving my skin recently too :) That blush and the nail polish are both beautiful... as is the photo! By the way, I just found your blog and I love it :)

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

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  6. I must really remind myself to purchase the JM Shampoo, you make it sound way too good ;-). The RT Powder Blush looks lush, but what I'm really coveting right now is the By Terry Powder. *Swoon*


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  7. Thanks, Amy! I really appreciate your kind words. (: And, yes; Clarins Exfoliator Toner lovers, UNITE! x

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  8. Haha, that tends to be a trend. It's really stunning, though. x

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  9. Haha, I threw that one it for you! I just gad to do it.... (: x

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  10. Aw, I'm glad you like it, Mimmi! Enjoy. (: x

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  11. Yes, the John Master's Shampoo really is a hidden gem. It looks like you have a full wishlist. (: x

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  12. Haha, it always is jampacked with products. Guess I can say I'm just too greedy and curious at the same time. I was wondering how the By Terry powder looks under flash photography? Might pick it up in time for my graduation ceremony if it doesn't leave a white/ghost-like cast.

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