Monday, July 8, 2013
Hello my gorgeous friends! I hope everyone had an amazing and safe 4th of July! My fiance and a big group of friend's went to a friend's uncle's house and watched their big fireworks extravaganza they have every year. They close down the street and everything. SO much fun! What did you all do?

But before I even get started with July fun, I have my June Favorites to share with you all! Woohoo! June was full of trying out new summer products and bringing out some old favorites as well. Let's check 'em out!

Ipsy June Bag
First up for favorites is this bag that came from Ipsy's June Bag! How cute and appropriate is this for summer time? I love the leopard print and neon trim and especially like how the zipper is in the front and not on the top. It fits about three lipglosses, four lipsticks, a big bronzer and mascara, roughly. It's pretty roomy!

c.Booth Tahitian Monoi Dry Oil Spray
You guys might remember this from my Ulta haul post a few weeks ago. This is paradise in a bottle! This dry oil spray is a sweet mix of coconut oil and Tiare flowers that makes your skin glow and feel soft. I love, love, love the smell of this - like warm vanilla mixed with something tropical. I spray this on my legs and arms after I get out of the shower, rub it in and within a minute or so, it's completely absorbed and I'm ready to roll. 

Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter
Another goodie from Ipsy's June bag! This highlighter is the swiss army knife of highlighters and can also be used as a nude eyeliner to make your eyes pop, a concealer and a light eyelid primer. 

Escada Sunset Heat
No lie, I've had this for about three or four years. My fiance bought it for our first anniversary along with D&G Light Blue. I'm obsessed with Light Blue so Sunset Heat was thrown in the back of the drawer until June. I'm not quite sure if perfume ever expires but this still smells like the day I received it. The top notes: lemon, papaya with pineapple mousse, mango sorbet and refreshing water melon accords. Sandalwood, coconut and hibiscus with its powdery floral notes end the composition.

MAC Mineralize Concealer in NC15
My new favorite under eye concealer of all time! This concealer has a yellow undertone which goes with my skin. I always thought I had a pinkish undertone but for whatever reason this concealer works. I picked this up from The Cosmetic Company Outlet (home away from home) for about half the original price. The consistency is creamy and doesn't settle in my skin. Surprisingly, my pores don't suck this in and lasts throughout the day, even in hot weather!

Dollish Polish Peter Cotton Tail, NerdLacquer Entirely Unlike Tea & Essie The Girls Are Out
Dollish Polish Peter Cotton Tail was a LE that came out for Easter. It reminded me so much of the elusive Lynnderella Habeas Coral that I had to have it! It's a super light coral with iridescent sparkles in it. NerdLacquer Entirely Unlike Tea is a beautiful nude pink base with silver and iridescent shimmer. It's absolutely gorgeous. Lastly, is Essie The Girls Are Out which is a deep fuschia with silver shimmer. This color is so cute on the tanned toesies.

MAC Lipglass in Florabundance
Florabundance is a pretty pale nude. I've been searching all over for the perfect nude lip combo and finally found it with this layered over MAC Myth. Unfortunately, this lipglass is a bit sticky and thick but I'm not really bothered by it. It's opaque enough to wear by itself but can also be layered over a lipstick.

NYX Cream Blush in Rose Petal
Can you tell I've been loving NYX lately? This cream blush was in my June Ipsy bag and I'm so thankful it was. I would've never thought to try a cream blush before. This blush is a sweet dusty pink. One light swipe is enough color for both cheeks. To the touch, it's creamy but rubs in powdery. Loves it!

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Milan
Oh my goodness! This lip cream is the coolest thing I've ever tried before. It's not a lipstick, but it's not a lipgloss - it's a crazy mix in between but dries a soft matte. The color is absolutely beautiful; a pretty blue-toned pink. And guys, let's talk about the scent! It smells like a sugary vanilla cookie. Yummmmm!

Olay Fresh Effects BB Cream in Fair to Light
BB Cream's are perfect for summertime. This one boasts it's a "skin perfecting tinted moisturizer with sunscreen". I absolutely love this. This was in my Influenster Sunkissed Vox Box (review coming soon!). I've had my eyes on this for a long time but always had an excuse to not buy it so I'm happy this was in the box. Anyway, the formula is super light on the face and not greasy at all. This also has SPF15 in it which is always a plus!

Psssst! Instant Dry Shampoo
I think it's safe to say almost all of my Ipsy June bag is in my favorites. My mom told me this has been around for forever but I've never heard of it before. I have thin hair that always seems to fall flat and greasy by the end of the day. This is the only dry shampoo I've come across (besides Rock Your Hair) that has really added some oomph to my hair and dried up my greasy roots without weighing it down five minutes later. 

Hempz Treats Warm Apple Cider Body Lotion
GUYS. This smells like fall. It's almost not fair to have this in my summer favorites when it reminds me so much of pumpkins and hayrides. This lotion has hemp seed oil in which helps renew your skin. It also has natural honey and vanilla extracts that are rich in antioxidants to keep your skin smooth and moisturized. I found this (among others) at TJ Maxx. 

Swatches (L-R): NYX Rose Petal, MAC Mineralized Concealer, Chella Highlighter Pencil, NYX Milan, MAC Florabundance & Olay BB Cream

Favorite Songs of June:
Runnin' Outta Moonlight - Randy Houser
It Goes Like This - Thomas Rhett
Hey Pretty Girl - Kip Moore

What were your favorites in June? What do you absolutely need to survive July?