First things first, where has the time gone?!
Half the year's already flown by by the blink of an eye.
If you're like me, a bit of a tech geek behind closed doors, you'd probably like this just as much as I do. Something that's cool and comes in four different colours is the Tracks Air by SOL REPUBLIC x Motorola (CLICK HERE). I personally got this as a gift but I love it more than any of my headphones I have. The best thing is, having wearing it for long hours, it didn't hurt my ears either. You get the choice of having it either wireless and linked through Bluetooth or the classic plug-ins. What more can you want when it has noise reduction and isolating sound engines? On top of that, it can also play as a speaker! Playback time up to 15 hours and it's adjustable, travel friendly, light weight and you can take it apart. Perfect! I can have iTunes on play and walk around the flat without disturbing others and I don't have to take it off either! Summer's here too and I can take it around with me in my beach bag!
Okay, most of the skincare products have been my best of friends for the month of June, because I've been under the sun for quite a lot and have been slightly burnt during boat trips too (no shame there coming home looking like Rudolph).
First up! Is my favorite lip for the month. Normally, I'd leave the best to the last and this time, for once, it's not about lips! By Shu Uemura, Laque Supreme in PK Pink Armour 04 (CLICK HERE). It's light, it's pink and natural enough for an everyday lip colour. It's sheer enough to be a lip gloss but also pigmented enough to leave a stain on the lips.
No more Rudolph nose because of this little bottle of wonder, which saved me from having my skin peeling from being slightly burnt. ORIGINS Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask (CLICK HERE) is a real life saver. A good lathering onto my nose and forehead before I sleep, then when I wake up, my skin feels cool and refreshing. The product suggests you to tissue off the excess, however, with a thin enough layer, I find that I wouldn't have to tissue it off. I actually use this on my nose and forehead again before I apply makeup on instead of my normal moisturizer. It needs a little more time to absorb before a layer of makeup but it really did help!
I've mentioned this product before and this is the BEST purchase I made when I was in Australia! Now I wished I got a few more tubs instead of the tubes at duty free! The Lucas Papaw Ointment (CLICK HERE). At first when you read about it, most people would be put off from the words 'fermented fruit', however, personally, like I said LIFE SAVER! I rub a dollop in my palms and lather all over my shoulders and back area after a shower and first thing in the morning. It's definitely helped! Apart from helping from the sunburn, it comes in handy for insect bites, rashes and it also helped one of my friends temporary relief her eczema symptoms! I helped myself and even helped a friend out. What's not to love about that?
Can you tell this is highly post sun post?
Here's the thing about this Melvita Witch Hazel Virginiana Water (CLICK HERE)... It's one of those very pungent scents where you might deny it at first. I like the scent of wood and herbs however, this one is just so strong that it's hard for some people to accept it at first. No matter, it took me a while to get use to it but what I love about is the fact that it works as the bottle and ingredient says. Sprayed on like water, it's ideal for after sun exposure as it suggests, definitely a winner for me for reducing redness in my face too.
Finishing the beauty bits before going to my favorite accessories ever this summer. SUNSCREEN! This is rare for me because personally, I'm not the biggest fan of sunscreens ever. One, they're sticky and I don't like the fact that it makes me feel like my skin isn't breathing at all. So this discovery was like finding a diamond in the rough. EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum with SPF 46 (CLICK HERE). Funny how it's 46 not 50 too already makes me feel like I'm not going to be stalk white over the summer already. Bit naive but this product works well for me. Two, it's just like a cream you apply to moisturize but it's lightweight and smooth enough for me to use it even as a primer. My rosacea has also decreased a little too.
By Italia Independent (CLICK HERE), I love the bright orange! These sunnies came in handy for my friends to check themselves out on the mirrored lenses too. It's such a happy colour, eye catchy and it protects my eyes. Shame they didn't do this in an aviator size.
Saving the best to the last. These shoes... Really. Sparkles in my eyes the moment I saw them, it was an instant try on and purchased item. No one believed their ears when I told them these were by ZARA (CLICK HERE). I've been wearing them almost every other day without fail. It goes with everything because it's in silver and I can dress an outfit up or down all just down to a pair of shoes too. The cheat for me is that, since I can't wear heels anymore, this gives me a little extra 3cm to my height! Laughable but us girls need all we can get in height sometimes!
Time to hit the beach now that the sun's out and listen to my new favorite song!