Friday, June 27, 2014

June Favorties!

Once again another month has passed and I am in shock! This month started out being filled with those relaxing-sleeping-in-until-11oclock am type of days and ended with me moving around from place to place like a chicken with my head cut off (southern term). Through this month however, I have been loving a lot of exciting things in my opinion and can't wait to share them all with y'all!

Clinique Superbalanced Makeup- I did a full review of this foundation (here) so it is no secret that this literally has been what I have been wearing everyday this month and I have no intentions of letting it go! Great foundation for everyday wear and every skin type as well!

Clinique Strawberry Fudge Eyeshadow Duo- I also used to own this a long time ago and when I ran out I ended up just forgetting about it. Recently in a free gift at Clinique I received the duo and re-fell in love with it. This gives a rosy toned neutral eye look which is great for beginners in makeup or anyone wanting to achieve a fast, pretty look!

Clinique Blush in Smoldering Plum- This color wasn't something I looked at and suddenly fell in love with it. I thought it was a nice violet shade but nothing to fancy. Once I swiped some on the back of my hand though, I realized I loved it. It is a great plum color however it isn't dark. It gives more of a brightening effect which you wouldn't expect. Love this blush!

Real Techniques Blush Brush for Bronzer- I know it sounds weird using the huge blush brush for bronzer but I love how it bronzes up my face without giving me the drag queen contour line on the side of my face. I use this brush with my Hoola bronzer (review here). Great little combo!

Merle Norman Lipstick in Rose Sorbet- I love this lipstick for the sole purpose of being that great bright lipstick that gives you some color without being scarily bright! This lipstick isn't super moisturizing but I find that it doesn't dry out my lips which is strange. It is super opaque yet subtle enough to wear for any summer day.

Essie Tart Deco Nail Polish- This nail polish has been my #1 obsession this month! I love the bright muted orange color for summer. It isn't an obnoxious orange yet it is still bright which is why I love it! I picked up mine at CVS but you can find it at any drugstore or Target as well.


A Separate Peace by John Knowles- This book was something I was required to read for school this summer but I actually found it quite enjoyable. This book is considered a classic because it is such a simple (some may say boring) story with such a deeper meaning. I didn't fully understand the book until I started to think about it after I was finished. This book was quite enjoyable in my opinion. (Full review under the 'Book List' Tab).

If I Stay by Gayle Forman- The week I read this book I couldn't put it down. This story is so well written and I admire and envy the authors vast imagination when creating this storyline. The story is about a family that gets into an accident and the main character Mia is suddenly in a state where she is seeing everything happen to her and her family and is faced with the choice to live or die. This book is soon to be a movie which once again I am very nervous about, but I am also very excited! This book is such a great read for teens and the way this story is laid out keeps you on the edge of your seat the whole time! (Full review will be under 'Book List' tab soon)!


The Fault in our Stars- This movie was based off the book which I am sure you probably already knew and if the book wasn't so flippin fantastic I wouldn't have stood in line for an hour to see the movie! This is my absolute favorite book and the movie far exceeded my expectations. I of course still favor the book over the movie but the movie was almost spot on in the fact that the characters and scenes were almost exactly how I pictured them. I did a full Book vs. Movie post (here). I give my full thoughts on that post but pretty much I was obsessed with the book and I was very pleased with the movie as well!


8 Cups of Water a Day- I know this sounds straight up bizarre to be in a favorites post but this month I challenged myself to drink 8 cups of water a day and it is incredible how much better I feel from it. I don't feel as bloated, I tend to snack less because drinking that much water keeps you full most of the time, and I feel more energetic and less lousy. I have to admit there have been days I have slipped up and drank some coke or sweet tea and didn't drink hardly enough water but those days I noticed a big difference in the way I felt. Definitely something I am going to try to keep up with through the rest of the year and my life basically!

That is all for my June Favorites! What have you been loving this month? Comment below or send me an email!
Hope you enjoyed! Talk to y'all real soon!


  1. Great favourites, I love that nailpolish! I'm yet to watch TFIOS though... I can't wait!

    1. You definitely have to watch it and tell me what you think! Have you read the book? That's the best of the two in my opinion! Thanks for the comment!

      Juliana Grace

  2. 8 cups of water a day is such a healthy goal, and i love the color of that lipstick!

    1. Yes! It is amazing how much better I feel when I drink a lot of water and I just love those bright colors for summer!
      God Bless!

      Juliana Grace


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