June Favorites

I can't believe June is already over!  That just means I am getting closer and closer to moving to my new apartment, which I am

so

excited about.  I see many trips to World Market, Pier 1 and Home Goods in my future.  In the meantime, though, it's time for another round of monthly favorites.  This month I found myself using a mixture of old gems and new discoveries, a good balance if I do say so myself.  Here they are:

Not Your Mother's Beach Babe Sea Salt Spray

If you can get past the tongue twister of a name, you will find that this stuff is uh-mazing.  I grabbed this from Target on a whim, wanting to take a break from heat styling and embrace my naturally wavy hair.  Well let me tell you, I love the results I got.  I usually go with mousse on days when I let my hair air dry (I have to use

something

or I end up with a frizzy disaster) but sometimes that can leave my hair a little bit crunchy.  Crunchy=yuck.  Your hair should not look like you just got out of the shower.  Anyway, as long as you're careful not to over-spray, this product will enhance your natural waves and leave you with the perfect beach-ready summery look.  I use it once my hair has air-dried for a little bit so that it isn't soaking wet.  If I need to get out the door and can't let it dry on it's own all the way, I'll use my blow dryer with a diffuser on the low setting to help speed along the drying process.  So far, I am really loving the NYM products that I've tried!

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Tipsy

Keeping with my summer theme, I decided to give this coral blush a whirl for the majority of the month.  It's the first Tarte blush I ever purchased, and I love the quality of the Amazonian Clay line.  The color looks gorgeous against my fair skin and really makes my blue eyes pop.  If you're looking for a new blush for summer, I highly recommend this one.

Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette

After rocking the same eye look over and over again from my Naked Palette, I was ready for a change this month.  Enter the Naked Basics Palette.  Somehow this was shoved all the way in the back of my eyeshadow drawer, so I had completely forgotten about it.  Don't worry your pretty little head off though.  I avoided a near-tragedy and brought it back to life, just in time.  Even though it might not seem like a lot, this little sucker packs a lot of punch.  You can easily transition from a daytime to evening look.  My go-to look is W.O.S. all over the lid, Naked 2 as a transition color, and Faint to deepen the crease.  To amp it up a notch, highlight your brow with Venus and smoke out the outer corner with Crave.  

Esteรฉ Lauder Double Wear Foundation

I devoted an entire blog post to this foundation, which you can find

here

.  To sum it up, this stuff is by far my favorite foundation I've ever tried.  And now that I've been wearing it consistently for a couple more weeks, I can say that it definitely has great lasting power, which is enhanced when used in combination with other products such as a setting spray.  I encourage you to run to your nearest Esteรฉ Lauder counter ASAP and get some!

Urban Decay Naked Lip Gloss in Liar

I decided to take a break from lipstick for a while in June and go for lip gloss instead.  I picked this up back in April from Sephora and I'm really glad I did!  It's a nude-pinkish color that compliments any makeup look effortlessly.  It's not too bold, not to faint, it's

just right

.  Goldilocks moment aside, I know there may be similar colors out there, but from my personal collection this one is a winner.

Merona T-Shirt Dress from Target

I'm going to keep this snippet short and sweet.  After hitting up the Esteรฉ Lauder counter, you should continue running onto Target and grab one of these in every color available.  You can't beat getting an entire outfit for $20.  Switch out different belts and statement necklaces, and the possibilities are endless.  See my BaubleBar haul

post

for inspiration.

Pretty Little Liars

I had to find a new show to watch this month, since all of my usual ones are on summer hiatus.  For whatever reason, I chose Pretty Little Liars.  Probably because everyone is always talking about the latest and greatest episode.  I didn't want to be left off of the bandwagon any longer.  And because there have already been several seasons, I have 96 glorious episodes to binge-watch to my heart's content.  I'm about 20ish episodes in so far, and I am completely hooked.  Give me another month, and I'll probably be caught up to the current season.

So, now that you know my June faves, what are some of yours?

xoxo,

Amanda