June has been wonderful. I celebrated my birthday, discovered a really good book, and ended the month with a hilarious game of bowling which has now got me hooked.
The weather this month has been extreme - it's either pouring rain and thunderstorms, or blazing sunshine and intense heat. For the sunny days I found these cat eye leopard print shades at Urban Outfitters - on sale for only about USD$13. They look way more expensive than they cost. I couldn't find the exact ones on the UO website, but these are similar.
On makeup, I've been reaching for my Chanel Stylo Eyeshadow in "Laurier Rose" almost every day. Sticking with the pinky peachy theme, I'm smitten with the Dior Addict Fluid Stick in #373 Rieuse, the newest addition to my collection after my bestie Crystal highly recommended it. I've held off on Fluid Sticks all this time because the idea of a bright plus glossy formula slightly intimidated me, but #373 proved to be an exception. It is a wearable, muted coral / orangey-pink shade with a slight glossiness somewhere between a Chanel Rouge Coco Shine and a typical lip gloss. It brightens the face in an effortless, natural way. Very very pretty. Needless to say it's impressively hydrating - I never need a lip balm, and it even leaves my lips feeling nice and smooth after it wears off. I'm sure "Rieuse" must mean something pretty in French but to me it sounds like re-use which is spot on - I'd re-use this every day all day really (lol). Also on rotation in my purse are the 3CE Lip Lacquer in "Showtime" for weekends, and the Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Balm in "Rose" from days when I can't be bothered with anything much else.
On skincare, the Aesop Chamomile Concentrate Anti-Blemish Masque has been my go-to during a bad skin week. This trusty spot zapper / deep cleansing mask never fails.
Last but not least, I discovered "I'll Give You the Sun" by Jandy Nelson on a spontaneous bookstore stroll during lunch break one day. It was like the book called out to me since I literally grabbed it from the bookshelf at random and was instantly hooked. The characters, a pair of brother and sister twins, are so real and endearing. I'm only about a third into the book but I definitely plan to take my time to slowly savor every page of precious lines and quotes.
How was your June?