It’s hot out, the sun is shinning and I’ve been sipping Mojitos on my patio the past few weeks. It always feels like the hot months go by way to fast and winter drags on forever. I need to spend more time outside before it starts getting chilly again! I put favourites on hold these past few months because I wasn’t really using anything different in my makeup/skincare routines aside from a few new palettes. But it will soon be Fall, so let’s talk Spring & Summer Favourites!
Makeup & Skincare
Too Faced Natural Face Palette
There was a lot of controversy surrounding the rebranded Too Faced Natural Beauty collection when Too Faced repackaged their old natural eyes palettes and some bronzers, blushes etc. The Natural Face Palette was a new addition to Too Faced’s makeup collection and I adore it. I have a full detailed review Here and there’s also a first impressions video on my youtube channel where I tried out most of the shades. I can’t get over how stunning the Starlight highlighter is!
Wet N Wild Saving Base Coat
I picked this base coat up in my well.ca haul for under $5CAD. I feel like I’ve had less nail breakage since I started using it. Even when I don’t have nail polish on my nails I like to use it on it’s own so my nails have a healthy looking shine. My polish has lasted significantly longer since switching from Julep to Wet N Wild.
Kiehls Midnight Recovery Eye Cream
I love this eye cream! I don’t know why I waited so long to try it out. Well actually, I do. It’s expensive at $48CAD so I was buying drugstore alternatives but this cream is so worth the price! It’s very hydrating and minimizes my fine lines almost instantly, I actually notice a difference when using this. Of course I have to continue using it to keep seeing the effect, it’s not magic. My dark circles are lessened while using this cream and I notices a slight reduction of dark circles.
Caudalie Grape Water
I wasn’t sure if this would count as Makeup or Skincare. On one hand it can be used as a makeup setting spray, but on the other it makes a fabulous skin refresher when it’s hot out. I picked up this mist in a Caudalie value set with the SOS Vinosource Thirst Quenching Serum. I was pleasantly surprised. The mist dispenser sprays the perfect refreshing mist. It feels amazing during or after a workout and it leaves my skin looking dewy when used as a setting spray. It’s actually pretty affordable too, the 6oz size is $24CAD at Sephora.
Goddess Garden Sport Mineral SPF Lotion
I used this sunscreen daily in Panama & Costa Rica and I didn’t burn at all aside from one spot on my chest that I forgot to reapply sunscreen too. This is a mineral sunscreen so it instantly blocks UV rays instead of needing a 30 minute activation period like most chemical sunscreens. It’s also reef safe so I could swim in the ocean carefree and not worry about all the ocean life I would have been poisoning with a chemical sunscreen.
This SPF does leave a little bit of a white cast, but I was on vacation so I didn’t really care.
Bath & Body
The Body Shop Grapefruit Body Scrub
I finally got around to trying out The Body Shop’s body scrubs. This grapefruit one is heavenly! It only has a four star rating on TBS and people are saying it isn’t anything special but I personally love it. After using a scrub from B&BW that I didn’t realize was Petroleum based until after I bought it this scrub is heaven. It’s so fragrant, it fills up my shower with delicious long lasting grapefruit.
The Body Shop Mango Body Butter
I finished up my strawberry body butter in my Spring Project pan, and though I enjoy the formula the Strawberry one isn’t my favourite scent. The mango body butter is everything, it smells so delicious! I’m reaching for it ten times more than I ever did for the strawberry body butter.
The Air Awakens Series by Elise Kova
This series caught me off guard when I was on Vacation. It didn’t have a lot of Amazon reviews but I tried it and was instantly hooked. I couldn’t put it down, I instantly bought each subsequent book in the series as I finished them. I read all five books in about two weeks. This series made me realize why I wanted to start writing again, I was so in love with the characters and the story.
The series is about Vhalla, a library apprentice who discovers that she has “awakened” as the first Air mage in over 100 years when she unknowlingly uses her magic to save the life of the crown prince. Through accepting her place in the Mage’s Tower she winds up drafted into the army to fight in a war that she doesn’t agree with that she is certain is a death sentence. If you are into fantastical magic systems and new worlds with a generous sprinkle of romance this is the series for you.
Old Navy Yellow Dress
I originally bought the dress above in a Navy print but I exchanged it for the yellow. I wear so many dark colours that it’s nice to change it up and wear something bright! When I went to Panama I wore this dress and it was perfect!
What are your Spring & Summer Favourites?
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