Here we are, right in the middle of 2014 (can you believe it!?). June is one of my favourite months: a) because it’s the month of my birthday, and b) because Summer beauty and fashion is in full swing. Check out some of my favourites for the months of May and June, below!
I have been in constant search of a loose-fitting, plain t-shirt that is long enough to wear with leggings (I’m one of those people who doesn’t believe that leggings are pants). So, when I discovered these (ridiculously affordable) tunics from Bluenotes, I grabbed them in nearly every colour. They are lightweight, soft, and the perfect length (they look great with jeans too). I also love the crew-neck, which is perfect for pairing with statement necklaces.
I received a 40% off coupon for my birthday, and decided to go check out the jewelry at Addition Elle. They were having a 2-for-$22.00 deal on some of their jewelry, and this was the 2nd piece I chose. What drew me to this necklace was its extra long length, as well as its simplicity; I’ve been wearing it non-stop since I purchased it!
The thing I hate more than waiting for nail polish to dry, is the mess it can make (and the time it takes) when removing it. This polish remover is my new favourite for a few reasons: 1. the pump makes it extra-easy to remove polish with one hand, 2. it prevents spills since you don’t tip the bottle, and 3. the remover is effective, so a little goes a really long way. You can also purchase refills, so no need to buy a new pump every time (and you’ll get a 20% discount and free shipping as a monthly Maven).
Up until recently, I had been using Anastasia’s Brow Powder Duo to fill in my brows. While I still really enjoy (and use) this product, I’ve been loving the Brow Wiz pencil, due to its precision application and all-in-one packaging (double ended applicator: one side is the pencil, the other is a brush). The thin tip pencil doesn’t require sharpening, and allows you to easily create natural looking brows that last all day.
I’ve been a long-time fan of Eco Tools brushes. They are affordable, long-lasting, and most importantly, they don’t shed on your face. It drives me crazy when I “invest” in some department store brushes, and then they leave bristles all over my face (is anyone with me on this one?!). Eco Tools brushes are an impressive value for money, and I’m especially loving this Skin Perfecting Brush that is designed for the application of BB creams, CC creams, and tinted moisturizers. It buffs product into the skin beautifully, and makes it easier to achieve even coverage.
While I love unique, fun nail polish colours (the brighter, the better), I’m also really fond of neutrals for Summer. This gorgeous, creamy polish applies evenly with just 2 coats, and is also quite the chameleon: while it is described as a light pink crème, in some lights it looks purple, and in others it even looks beige. However, what I love most about it, is how great it looks with a tan!
“Every Summer has a story”