June 30, 2015

What I've Been Loving (June 2015)


June was a bit of a weird month for me. My classes officially ended and whereas I don't know if I can say these will be the last lectures I'll attend in life (I'll report back in a year of... five?), I'm definitely done for now. My focus has been on my dissertation and blog at the moment. Not having to go to Uni every day makes it really easy for me to plan my day and write blog posts when I'm tired of reading academic journals all day. So far I'm doing great on both ends and by the time this post goes live, I'll be busy packing as I'm moving house tomorrow. Nothing too exciting, as it'll be much smaller than I'm living right now, but I'll survive. ;-)

Right, June faves. I got a bit distracted there. Surprisingly there's no skincare product to be detected this month. Basically, I've been very boring and been using the same skincare products I mentioned in last month's faves. The closest thing to skincare that I've been loving is Radical’s Skin Perfecting Screen SPF 30, which is just healthy skin in a tube. I've got to apply this rather strategically, as I tend to get oily around my nose throughout the day, so this mostly goes everywhere except there. It leaves this very subtle radiance on the skin and makes any base just look nicer. It's my go-to when I need to fake healthy-looking skin and when I know I won't be sunbathing (ehm... so, everyday).

To stay in the faux healthy skin mode, I've been obsessed with the BB cushions in case you hadn't noticed yet — see my latest posts here and here. They're surprisingly lightweight with medium to full coverage and a super natural-to-dewy finish. To keep things lookin’ natural, I warm up and contour my face with NARS’ Blush in Silent Nude and use Josie Maran’s Argan Lip & Cheek Color Stick in Beautiful to add a nice flush to my cheeks. On days I want to amp up my makeup game, I've been adding a line of By Terry’s Crayon Khol Terrybly Eye Pencil in Holy Black, which is a gorgeous black with a glitter, which I usually wear during the evenings/for a night out. It glides on very smoothly and just makes the entire look, look more... special. I'm not an avid eye makeup wearer, but this eyeliner may have just given me the push I needed to experiment.

Another item I've been loving and using diligently is Daily Greatness Journal. I write in it every day and night, though I usually tend to spend more time before bed reflecting on my day and planning the next. It's very calming, relaxing and it actually preps me for bed. I'm pretty sure I've mentioned it in passing before, but I'm not a diary person per se. When I was little I could never maintain a diary for more than 2 days, because I'd just be bored. This particular journal has self-awareness questions about what goals you want to reach that day, a daily schedule, questions to reflect on your day, as well as a weekly and 90 day check-in. Every day the questions vary slightly, just enough to keep you going. There are four different types of journals, each depending on what you want to reflect on or what you desire in a journal. Aside from the ‘standard’ journal, there's one for training, your yoga journey and a business planner —a lid for every pot.

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