June Favorites

Another month, another set of favorites.  I don't know about you but this month really flew by, and this time I really mean it.  And with June being the official start of summer, I finally embraced the hot temperatures and bare legs (FYI, summer is my least favorite season to dress for).  What I do love about summer, though, is colorful everything from nails to lips to shoes.  Here's a recap of what rocked my socks in June (and will probably continue to do so into July).

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Radiant Light

I've actually been able to hang onto my barely-there-but-still-there sun kissed glow from the beach in May, so this powder has been perfect.  I'm not one to dust bronzer all over my face but this is subtle enough that I don't look like a crazy clown with stripes.  It really does give the most gorgeous glow, so I like to use it all over my face.  Think of it as an Instagram filter in real life!

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara

You may or may not know that I am a big fan of layering mascaras, and this one in particular has been my go-to for dramatic lashes lately.  I start with a base coat of a regular volumizing formula and then top it off with Roller Lash.  I have never used a lash curler (gasp) so I can't give a comparison in that respect, but I will say that it noticeably curls and separates my lashes with each coat, both of which are very important to a mascara junkie like me!

Philosophy Amazing Grace Firming Body Emulsion

You know that a product called an "emulsion" is going to be luxurious, and this one doesn't disappoint.  I got a deluxe sample with some of my Sephora points and I'm so glad I cashed in on this.  The smell alone is enough to make me want to drench myself in it every morning, but thankfully I have enough restraint to not do that.  In all seriousness though, it's a great lotion that leaves your skin feeling moisturized without leaving any residue.  I haven't used it long enough to speak to it's firming capability, but I'll be sure to give an update soon!

OPI Nail Lacquer in Cajun Shrimp

This is my quintessential nail color.  Take me to the nail salon and I can walk right up to the wall of polish and pick it out in a second.  Since I'm pretty good at painting my own nails and do so often, I figured it was about time that I buy a bottle to add to my collection.  I rocked this mani in Chicago and it's still going strong 5 days later!

Essie Nail Polish in Bikini So Teeny

If you haven't noticed, periwinkle polish is everywhere.  So since I was on the nail painting wagon, I picked up this color as well.  A bikini and shrimp kind of go together, right?  I prefer smaller brush handles just like the Essie one when it comes to painting my own nails, so I actually tend to gravitate more towards their polishes anyway.  Bright colors like this are always fun to throw into the mix every once in a while.  And if you have to keep your fingers pretty conservative for work, this looks just as adorable on your toes!