Hey everyone! Another month has come and gone. I know everyone is saying “where has the year gone, it’s half over omg” but honestly I’m just rolling with it and enjoying the warmer weather. Time passes. We get older. I might as well enjoy it instead of getting all worked up!
June & July are my favourite months of the year. I’m fully embracing glowy summer makeup and wearing tank tops & shorts! My friends & I are having a fire every weekend and enjoying roasting marshmallows and hot dogs (veggie for me!). It’s been nice to just put my feet up.
Anyways, this post isn’t meant to be just random rambling, I have favourites to share with you guys!
Becca Cosmetics Glow Gloss
I recently found a $15 set of the Becca Glow Glosses at Marshalls and I cant. stop. talking. about. them. I’m starting to worry that you guys are going to get annoyed at me for constantly posting about them on instagram or mentioning them in my blog posts but you guys! These glosses are sooo good!
They’re not sticky at all and the colors are so gorgeous. I am particularly enamoured with the red Candy Cane Glow Gloss from the set and I will absolutely be purchasing more of these lip glosses in the future. Becca Cosmetics, you know how to do lipgloss.
Related Reading: Becca Glow Gloss Review
Essence Make Me Brow Gel
I’ve pulled out my Essence Make Me Brow Gel once again. I didn’t use it for months and months but now that I’ve gone platinum blonde I find that I can get away with more natural looking brows. The Essence Make Me Brow Gel saves so much time in my routine, I swipe it through my brows to tame them and give them a little bit of shape and it takes literally 20 seconds. Done and done.
Related Reading: Essence Make Me Brow Gel Review
Sydney Grace Cosmetics Lemon Cream Shadow
This shadow is amazing! I’m obsessed with this yellow shade all over my eyelids. I normally wouldn’t think to wear yellow all over my eyes but I’m absolutely loving this shade. It’s a lemon meringue pie yellow and it’s everything that Summer should be.
Related Reading: Sydney Grace Cosmetics Single Shadow Review + 3 Looks
ColourPop X Karrueche Brown Sugar Palette
Yes, I’ve been reaching for a neutral palette all month! I’ve done a few colourful eyeshadow palette reviews this month but when I’m not trying new formulas for the blog I’m probably wearing the ColourPop Brown Sugar palette on my eyes. I honestly need a backup of this palette because if it’s ever discontinued I will be seriously devastated.
I’ve been keeping Brown Sugar nearby for the transition shades lately, even when I’m using more colourful palettes. If my home burned down and I could only save one palette this would be it.
Related Reading: ColourPop Brown Sugar Palette Review
Pixi Beauty Makeup Fixing Mist
I’ve been using this mist constantly, it’s become one of my favourite setting sprays! I also featured in my April favourites which should give you a good idea of how much I love this spray. It smells so nice and I do notice a difference in the overall appearance of my makeup when I use it. It helps to make my foundation look more skin-like and last longer overall.
Related Reading: Pixi Rose Skintreats PR Haul
Skincare & Haircare
Neutrogena Hydro Boost for Extra Dry Skin
I picked this moisturizer up again and I was reminded of all the reasons I loved it in the first place. My skin drinks this moisturizer up and the Hyaluronic Acid really helps to keep my skin quenched throughout the day. I noticed an immediate decline in the appearance of my skin when I ran out of this moisturizer a week ago. A trip to the drugstore is needed ASAP.
Related Reading: Neutrogena Hydro Boost Review
Living Proof Colour Care Whipped Glaze
This leave in foam has transformed my hair. After I bleached my hair blonde it quickly turned Brassy despite using purple shampoo & conditioner. After turning to my insta fam I tried a few new products for my hair including this toning treatment. It did an amazing job of making my hair look icy again! It’s a purple mousse that you apply on damp hair and it helps to neutralize brass. I will definitely be using this up!
Stay tuned for my Platinum Blonde Haircare Routine!
House & Home
A co-worker planted me a little aloe vera plant named Lyle as a housewarming gift. She named it, not me and I’m rolling with it. Lyle almost died when I forgot to water it and my cat Ion also punctured it a few times with his teeth. Lyle is now doing much better now and it’s brown leaves have turned green again!
It’s so nice to have plants in the house, even if I have to hide them in my office so the cats don’t destroy them.
My tiny vegetable garden
This Summer has been a season of discovery for Mike & I. Since we’ve settled into our new home we’ve discovered something new in the yard every week. From the apple tree blossoms to the random gardening tools we found under our deck we’ve been constantly finding things we didn’t know were there. They previous owners apparently planted a ton of perennials because we discovered lilies and interesting flowers coming back along our back fence this Summer.
They left us a flower pot filled with dirt and I foolishly started a carrot & chives garden in it. Fast forward a month later when random flowers started popping up all around my vegetables! I know now for next year, we’re going to dig up an actual garden patch next Spring 🙂
I took 12 days off this Summer. It is literally the first time in 5 years at my job that I’ve taken time off in the Summer. I don’t know why I’ve been bending over backwards for everyone but myself lately, 2019 is the year that I realized it had to change.
If you guys have been reading my life update posts or instagram updates you might have heard that I had a rough go of 2019 up until this Summer. I was too stressed out to enjoy anything, including our new home. After months of this I decided that enough is enough.
Since then I’ve let go of a lot of the things I would stress out over. I’ve been doing things for myself lately and have been all the happier for it. I’m taking advantage of my ability to refuse long stretches of work, and to take time off whenever I need it. I wish I had taken control of my life sooner. I can’t believe today is my last day off, I’m not ready to go back!
What have you been loving this Summer?
Thank you for reading all about my Favourite for June! I love these posts because I can talk about whatever has been on my mind lately, even if the products aren’t new anymore. Favourites are nice & laid back. Let’s talk soon! x