Welcome to this month’s Favorites post! June felt like it was both ridiculously long and flew by super quickly. I can’t believe we are already halfway through 2017.
When my pals were here last month, one of the little things I loved was getting ready together. Ana had brought her straightener with her and I was curious to see how it worked on me, a person with hair that cannot hold a style to save my life. But I was really surprised when it worked super well on me! I loved the look so much that I ended up getting one of my own and I’m sooo in love with it now. I had a ton of Ulta points that I had been saving (seriously, a ton) and this seemed like the perfect thing to cash them in on. I love it! I also picked up some clips from Sephora that I have been loving too 🙂
Rainy Day Essentials
It’s summer here in Florida now, which means our daily summer rain storms have started! I’ve gotten a lot of use out of my trusty rain gear and they’ve definitely been some of my favorite things this month. The best part of it is that I got it all from my favorite place – Amazon!! Here’s links for my jacket, boots, and umbrella (I actually have 3 of this umbrella because I love it so much!) Bonus favorite: that Epcot shirt that I got from the Disney Store a few weeks ago!!
I’ve actually been using this for …maybe 3-4 months now? And I’m really loving it. I’ve been on a quest to find a concealer that doesn’t crease on me and sets nicely for ages and it seems like this might finally be the one! I use the color 05 Parfait and it’s perfect for my undereyes, especially. It blends out smoothly with a beauty blender or a brush and stays on all day. I’ve been very happy with it!
This month has involved a LOT (A LOT) of wedding planning, and I have absolutely loved using Wedding Wire to plan all of it. A lot of people use The Knot which I also like, but I find Wedding Wire to be a lot more intuitive and user friendly. It’s super easy to contact vendors and mark them all as booked so we can keep it all in one place.
Wedding Makeup Videos
In the same tune – I’ve been focusing on how I want to do my makeup for the wedding a lot this month as well. I think I mentioned before that I plan on doing my own makeup, so I want to have a lot of time to practice and I’ve been watching a lot of tutorials for ideas. I’ve really enjoyed watching and looking for ideas – I’ve particularly enjoyed Lisa Eldridge’s (above) and Jaclyn Hill’s tutorial. I’m still figuring out exactly what I want to do but we’ll get there haha
I bought this on a whim during some Soap & Glory BOGO at Ulta a few months ago, and it’s almost finished now and I have to say I really love it! It’s super creamy and the scent is really nice, but not too strong or overbearing. I also LOVE that it’s a pump so I don’t have to fumble with it in the shower. This is a definite repurchase for me!
That’s all for my favorites for this month! I feel like I focused more on old favorites in terms of makeup products this month rather than trying new things, but I still managed to find a few new favs. I hope you enjoyed this post and thank you for reading! 🙂