It's officially Summer and it finally stopped raining in NYC! ☀️😄 ▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️ Here are some of my summer essentials: ▪️@biodermausa Cicabio creme - this stuff is the BEST thing for sunburns. It's thin, cooling but not too creamy or gel-like and actually helps calm skin while soothing any pain. I swear by it. ▪️ Waterproof mascara! - Currently using the @maybelline Total Temptation Waterproof mascara and it's great! Holds a curl well if you have straight lashes. ▪️A great perfume - I'm not the kind of person who has a summer specific scent. I love what I love all year round and @glossier You is my boo. ▪️A slap on and go lip balm that's slightly tinted - @laneige_us Lip Glowy Balm tastes and smells great and has one of my favorite formulas in a convenient tube. You don't need a mirror to apply it and the packaging is so small it fits in your tiny purses too. ▪️ A face sunscreen that doesn't leave my face an oil slick - I wear makeup and have oily skin and the @skinceuticals Physical Fusion Sunscreen is so light and doesn't clog my pores. ▪️@coverfx Mattifying Setting Spray - I use this stuff year round but it's even more important in the summer months when it's hot and humid in NYC and my makeup just wants to melt off. It's the only setting spray I use. 💦 ▪️A sheer, low-effort lipstick for when I want a bit more color / polish - this nude from @sephora is new to my collection but has such a nice formula. ▪️ And of course some cute accessories! - I'm a lover of gold jewelry... Ring is from @daisy_jewellery, earrings and sunglasses from @hm, bag is from an open air market in Portugal... No brand. My clear phone case came with my phone and I just slapped on these initial stickers from @westelm.
Not having a great week, but one thing that's making it 100% better is a kick-ass new novel by one of my favorite authors, @tessabaileyisanauthor! 🔖 FIX HER UP is hilarious, addictive and effortlessly sexy. One of the best romances I've read all year and I honestly can't wait for the rest of the series. Full review coming very soon to the blog but in the meantime enjoy this incredibly relatable quote that really stuck with me. 📖
One of my favorite finds of the year has been these drops from @plantpeople. They've been really helping with my anxiety and softening the sharpness of my triggers. They also help me feel more focused on the things I'm working on and less on the long list of worries that can sometimes preoccuppy my mind. 🌱 ▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️ I did a lot of research about CBD and specific products and ingredients before choosing one that worked for me and I recommend that anyone else interested do their own research as well. 🧾
When the love is real. @mycaudalie
Currently testing the Hyaluronic Acid from @theinkeylist that I picked up from @sephora. 💦 They texture is pretty nice, not too thick or watery. And you can't beat the price! We'll see if this is a replacement for my beloved L'Oreal Hyaluronic Acid serum.
Wishing for the cool breeze from this past weekend... even if my hair was in my face. ▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️ Good skincare, good makeup and good lighting. ♥️ My favorite trifecta.
Sunday vanity vibes. ✨✨✨ Playing with some @deciem The Ordinary products to see how I feel about these. Have tried several things from them in the past but wanted to try the AHA/BHA peeling solution. Fingers crossed. 🤞
When at the @glossier showroom, one must take the obligatory selfie. And one did. Dirty mirror and all. 😄