June 2018 Favorites

June 2018 FavoritesJune 2018 Favorites
MUFE Rouge Artist Natural N9, $11 / China Glaze Gelaze Diva Bride, $11 /
Hot Tools 1.25 Curling Iron, $40 / Polar Toasted Coconut, $1 / Kenra Dry Thickening Spray, $17

Frankly, it’s amazing that I was able to scrounge up the time to document my June 2018 Favorites in light of:

  • Looking for and dealing with pre-house-purchase stuff
  • Running an annual, weekend-long event mid-month (that destroys me)
  • Crazy work
  • Buying a house (!!!)

…so, I’m giving myself a participation trophy. Details on my June 2018 Favorites after the jump!Although I enjoy lipstick, it never was my main squeeze because I favored my eyes rather than my mouth. I feel best in MLBBs anyway, but I felt that, “fun,” lipsticks risked drawing too much attention to my smile; up until I took the plunge and got Invisalign, I was decidedly not okay with that. Since I have been in Invisalign trays for nearly a year at this point (I check back in from last time next week!) I haven’t worn much lipstick since it can get on my trays. When I do wear it, though, I’ve been wearing the MUFE shade I shared last week. It is comfortable, flattering, and does not wear away awkwardly (looking at you, liquid lipsticks)

New Gel Go-To

My nails are naked at the moment, but in the last year, I’ve been wearing a lot of OPI Bubble Bath Gelcolor. It’s pretty good! But China Glaze Diva Bride in their Gelaze formula is even better. Why?

  • No base coat required
  • Opaque in fewer coats
  • Longer wearing (in my anecdotal experience)
  • More accessible – you can buy from Sally Beauty!

It has also proven its ability to last a weekend in a commercial-esque kitchen and, “we just bought and now need to clean TF out of a house,” activity. If I weren’t making graphics for this post, I’d be reapplying it right now!

Foolproof Curls

I am notoriously lazy when it comes to hair. Although I blow dry after more washes than not, I don’t always bother with heat tools other than this beauty. I go through phases, though, where I care for a while In the last couple weeks of the month, I got it in my head that I wanted to wear curls so I broke out my badass one-and-a-quarter inch Hot Tools iron. I am not convinced this thing can be beat. It is the perfect intersection of quality, performance, and price.

Not La Croix?

A stereotypical millennial in some, but not all ways, I am firmly planted on the seltzer, or–as I lovingly refer to it, exciting water–bandwagon. There are many I love, but the latest is Polar’s Toasted Coconut. Those of you in New England already know what’s up, but Polar is just shimmying its way towards my area so it is newish to me (although I found myself addicted to their Watermelon Seltzer’ade some time ago). I have easily consumed more of this than any other beverage this past month.

Product Does Help

To accompany my curls, I’ve been using the ever-loving-hell out of Kenra Dry Thickening Spray to prep my hair. It gives it a little bit of, “teeth,” to hold the curl AND not fall flat. It isn’t a strong, “holy shit, are you wearing a helmet made of hair,” hold. Along with mousse, it does a lovely job of giving my hair what it needs to remember WTF I had it doing. This product definitely exists, but I can’t seem to find a link to it anywhere – even places that carry the majority of Kenra’s line. Ask your salon about it.