June 2016 Favorites and Reviews

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These few months have been flying by so quickly and I would like to think and say that the business is over, but the craziness in my schedule is just beginning! I don't think that I'll actually have a chance to relax until the first or second week of July. With that said, I will try my hardest to get up a July favorites post for you next month, but if I don't, I'd like to apologize in advance. I am also trying to pre-post as much as I can this Canada long weekend so that I don't leave my readers hanging. 

Alright, so for the month of June, I actually tried out a lot of new products which I ended up loving and have been using almost everyday. These include:

1. My Makeup Brush Set - The largest round paddle brush*
I was contacted by the brand to try out a set of these make-up brushes that, yes look like hair brushes or ginormous toothbrushes. These are the cheaper alternative to the super luxurious Artis Brushes. I have a very thorough review coming soon, but for now my favorite brush has to be the largest paddle one. It gives me flawless and quick, even foundation application. It has also allowed me to use less product. 

2. Kat Von D liquid lipstick - Mother
I have been wanting to pick up this color for the longest time. My first KVD liquid lipstick was lovesick and I loved the formula. Mother is a brighter shade of dusty pink that is beautiful for everyday wear, especially in the summer. It doesn't dry weird on the lips and stays for a good few hours.

3. Smashbox - Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Primer*
This primer has made it to countless favorites post, so it should not be a surprise. It fills my enlarged pores and leaves a smooth canvas for my foundation application. In addition, it does not have a silicone finish that leaves a slippery greasy finish. This dries to a powder like satin finish.

4. Bioderma - Lip Balm*
I have yet to find a balm that I enjoy as much as this. This smells great, has a light raspberry scent and is hydrating and effectively repairs my dry lips. I recommend this to everyone who asks.

5. Stila - Liquid Eye Liner
I used this many years ago, and don't know why I stopped as I actually think I like this better than the KVD Liquid Liner in Trooper. Everytime I get a compliment on my liner + wing, it has always been this Stila liner. This actually dispenses my product and has a longer shelf life before it dries out. 

6. Wet n Wild - Photofocus Makeup Setting Spray
Finding a setting spray that works at the drugstore is amazing. I like this alot better than then Hard Candy setting spray, and just as much as what I find at Sephora. So, I'll most likely be repurchasing this from now on. However, I still really want to try the MUFE setting spray, so I'll give that a go too.

7. Too Faced Melted Matte - Feelin' Myself*
I have a swatch post coming really soon of all the swatches, but this is a bright matte coral liquid lipstick that makes me look like a tanned goddess. HAHAHA joke, but seriously, it makes me look so tanned! I love it, and who doesn't love a good coral in the summer? 

8. Too Faced - Better than Sex Waterproof mascara*
The original Better than Sex mascara unfortunately transferred to my bottom lash line and eye area, makeing me look like a messy panda. This one did not transfer, and was not hard to remove, I used the Bioderma Micellar water and it was great. This mascara gave me lots of volume.

9. Too Faced - Brow Quickie - Brunette*
The perfect shade of brown and the small applicator allowed it to be precisely applied on my brows. It kept the brows in place while tinting it a bit and giving it volume. It did not dry clumpy or crunchy, nor did it look fake. 

10. Smashbox -Halo Hilighting Wand*
I like to apply this to my cheekbones to give myself a beautiful glow when the sun or light hits and my face turns a specific angle. I do not want to look like Edward Cullen. This just gave a dewiness.

11. Too Faced - Totally Cute Eyeshadow palette*
Again, a more comprehensive review will be coming soon, however the fact that I could customize my own palette design with these adorable stickers was a win. The formula inside of the shadows were buttery and pigmented as well, and offered shadows that gives you a pop of color for the warmer months. 

12. SOL Janeiro - Samba Foot Fetish Cream
I bought this product after I tried the Brazilian Bum Bum Cream and fell in love with the brand and product. The Foot Fetish Cream came with a foot file for you to exfoliate your feet and the cream itself is light weight and quick absorbing. It isn't slippery either, so you could technically apply this and be on the go. However, I typically like to apply it before bed and just let it soak it and work its magic. It has made my ankles and feet sandal ready and I really think you should pick one up! P.S. The foot file is actually really good as well!

13. SOL Janeiro - Brazilian Bum Bum Cream
This smells like a concoction of french vanilla, creme brulee and coconuts. It is absolutely incredible. At first, I thought that it would be too pungent and overwhelming (as I had applied it to my hands at the store), but honestly, it isn't. When you rub it on your bum, stomach and body it leaves a very subtle sweetness behind and it just honestly makes me go OOOOOoooo everytime. It absorbs quickly, leaves your skin ultra luxurious feeling - it is almost like a whipped butter texture.

14. Vichy - Spa Shower Gel-Cream*
I was sent this earlier this month, and in the picture you can see that I am already half done. It doesn't aggravate my eczema, has a light refreshing scent and is a cream-like gel texture. I also use this for when I shave my legs in the shower and it works well to protect my skin. I will definitely be repurchasing this when I am done. 

15. Nip + Fab - Yoga Blend*
This is another product that has been sent to me this month, and I have used up a lot of it already. I have used to just about below the YOGA word on the bottle, and it has only been 2-3 weeks? I slather it on everyday in the morning and on my arms and legs after I shower. It doesn't flare up my eczema and the lavender coconut scent de-stresses me and allows me to drift to sleep. It's moisturizing and has helped relief my alligator like legs and I can confidently rock some shorts for the summer!

What have been some of your favorites this month? I would love to hear from you!

Until next time,
XO, M. 

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