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Sunday, June 2, 2019


I think it's safe to say we're officially in summertime weather here in NYC! It's so nice to walk down the street in the morning and not have to face freezing cold wind whipping you in the face. Anyways, I shared one of these "products I love" posts a little while back, and after some thought think it will work well as a semi-monthly series. Keep reading for my June favorites!

I'm fully in the summer mood right now, and though I wouldn't call any of these products warm weather exclusives, there's something about using them right now that feels like a real treat. I lose the desire to wear a full face of makeup on hot summer days, especially on the humid streets of the city when my skin gets extra oily. The above products are really low maintenance but high impact, and I've been loving them so much I just have to share!

ChloƩ Love Story Eau Sensuelle Eau de Parfum ($105)
Everybody knows my favorite perfume is YSL Black Opium, which I picked up last December. It's been fantastic, and to make it more suitable for spring/summer I lighten it up by layering Daisy Dream Twinkle or Gucci Guilty Pour Femme on top. HOWEVER-- I recently started using ChloƩ Love Story Eau Sensuelle, which is just so beautiful. It's something about a city night in the summertime that makes it feel like anything is possible... and this perfume gives me that same feeling. This is a sweet floral scent with a powdery finish that literally smells like romance. It's so pleasant, and it's the perfect scent to wear on a date night too!

NYX Powder Puff Lippie "Cool Intentions" ($8.50)
I've been raving about this for months now! The formula of this is a super light mousse that glides onto lips and leaves a soft-focus, powder finish (as the name suggests). I love this because you can build the color up, and usually I keep this to only one layer to give me just a hint of color. This shade is a natural pink/brown that works for me as a perfect nude. This is also very low maintenance and I never have to worry about my lips getting dry or gloopy, and it wears nicely and is easy to touch up!

MAC Matte Lipstick "Marrakesh"($18.50)
This is one of my new favorite lip colors! MAC Matte Lipstick is a classic finish, it's consistency is creamy and the finish is matte but not totally flat. I find this to be one of the most comfortable matte lip colors to wear because it's not overly drying. This color is a beautiful brick red and looks great against my skin, which has yellow undertones. I don't love the classic red lip on me (think Ruby Woo), so this is like a more low key version I do. This color is so versatile too, I've worn this to the office and on nights out! On days where I just might do mascara and brows, adding "Marrakesh" into the mix gives a cool, polished finish that makes it look like I put a lot of effort in.

Caudalie Beauty Elixir ($18)
LOVE LOVE LOVE this face mist! I used to always wonder why people would spend so much on a mist, especially since I was using Mario Badescu rose water and that's only $12 for a big bottle. I received this 1oz size from a set given out at a blogging event and was grateful that I finally had a chance to give Beauty Elixir a shot. Let me say... I know now why people dish out $50+ for the full size, this feels great! The mist is superfine and disperses so evenly on your face. There's a pepperminty scent and tingle that I feel and I'm instantly refreshed. My skin always looks really glowy afterwards and it just feels nourished. This is a luxury worth the price!

Freeman Beauty Hydrating Cactus and Cloudberry Water Gel Mask ($3.50)
This mask has become such an important part of my skincare routine! For the price, I can't believe how well this works, but then again it is Freeman Beauty! Just a little penny-sized amount of this goes a long way. I apply this as an overnight mask after I come out of the shower in the evening. This is very moisturizing but the formula is light and absorbs into the skin instantly. There's not stickiness or leftover residue, so I don't feel like there's anything getting all over my pillows at night. I use this maybe 3-4 times per week and my skin looks radiant in the mornings. This tube feels like it's going to last me forever!