The month of June brought a few products I was quite impressed with. There were actually a few more than this, but the others were so good, they deserve their own individual posts. So, with that being said, I bring you my June Favorites:
Philosophy Pink Frosted Animal Cracker Body Wash
Bumble and Bumble Brilliantine
I'm not entirely sure if I have talked about this before, but regardless, we're gonna have a little rap sesh about it now. I have hair issues, that's no secret. For years, I have had this obsession with wavy, bed head, sexy hair. Well, what I naturally have is coarse, tight curls... a mix of tight ringlets and looser waves. So, what I do is straighten it and then use my conical wand to make loose curls. Then, I take a little dab of Brilliantine and distribute it throughout my mane. I sort of mess it up to give it the bed head look, and I'm left with a sort of second day, messy, wavy, gritty, sexy look (was that enough adjectives?) It also adds a bit of shine to my dry ends. This gives my waves a bit of movement and hold. I dig this stuff. Buy here
Orly Fancy Fuchsia Nail Polish
I was looking for the perfect bright pink nail polish and yes, friends, this is it. It is sort of a Barbie pink. I have been loving all things fuchsia lately. Fuchsia errythang. This looks great on toes. Like really great. It goes on nice and smooth and opaque in about two coats. I used my Seche Vite top coat over this and it takes a few days to chip, which is actually better than many nail polishes I own. Love.
Hard Candy Blush Crush Baked Blush in Honeymoon
This blush is sort of reminiscent of a MAC MSF. It is a lovely cool toned pink color with a lilac veining running through it. It adds a nice lilac-pink shimmer to the cheeks and looks really great when I'm wearing a bit of bronzer. I like wearing this with purple toned pink lipsticks. I also remember this being quite inexpensive. I want to say they are about $7 and can be found at Walmart.
St. Tropez Bronzing Mousse
Makeup Forever Smokey Extravagant Mascara
This is actually a sample I got by using some of my Sephora VIB points. I love mascara samples. I want to try every mascara on the market, but that is economically impossible, so free samples are sort of a step in the right direction. I have actually never tried the original MUFE Smokey Lash, so I can't say how the two compare, but I will say that I very much enjoy this version. It gives me nice, intense black lashes. They look longer, volumized, nicely separated, and very black. The brush is a bit awkward with the thick base, but once you figure out how to work it, it is worth it. Also, you have to wiggle the wand a bit as you brush it through or else your lashes will clump together a bit. It doesn't flake, and it isn't impossible to remove at the end of the day. At $24 for the full size, it is pretty expensive, but I would say that it's right on par with other high end mascaras. Purchase here
Thanks for reading! What products are you loving right now? Have you tried any of these? What did you think? Let me know in the comments!