June Favorite’s

  1. Clarins Sunscreen Stick for Sun Sensitive Areas – this no mess sunscreen is super easy in a stick form, it completely protects your skin and is also the best for lips  (clarins.com)
  2. Chanel le Vernis in Holiday – the perfect orange-red (swatch)
  3. Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Bettina – I love a matte lip and adore these lip pencils from Nars, they are silky and smooth and not drying in the least, they also make the perfect liner and this is a great nude color for lining, I go mad lining my lips with a thin pencil, I love it even more as a lipstick, im almost never without it (nars.com)
  4. Nars Pure Matte Lip Pencil in Damned – the most gorgeous deep magenta, this is my take on this season’s bold dark lip trend, pair it with a tan and a white dress and voila!  (nars.com)
  5. Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush in Tipsy – this coral blush is truley stunning and I am wearing it all summer long, I also adore the formula, they are definitely worth the hype (review)
  6. YSL Rouge Volupté Lipstick in 1- Beige Charnel – okay my third lipstick on the list, I see how that might seem excessive but, this one, as well, deserves a mention, I love this color and the formula is the tops! (review)
  7. 100% Pure Organic Rose Hydrosol – I have been using this a lot this month, I store it in the fridge and pop it in my bag before I go out, it hydrates and soothes my skin, however, i’m not commited to this brand (100percentpure.com)

What are some of your favorite’s this month?

Tarte Brazilliance Skin Rejuvenating Marajuca Self Tanner

Tarte Brazilliance Skin Rejuvenating Marajuca Self Tanner “helps you achieve a faux glow anytime. Infused with Marajuca oil, this tanner drenches your skin in moisture, giving you a beautiful, sun-kissed look.”

Tarte Brazilliance self tanner is currently exclusive to QVC. This self-tanner contains Marajuca Oil to replenish skin, brightening vitamin C, and essential fatty acids. It comes with an application mitt for an easy streak-free tan. To use start by exfoliating your skin concentrating on areas such as elbows, knees, and ankles. Apply about a quarter size amount of the tanner to the application mitt and apply to ONE area at a time, such as the forearm, working in a circular sweeping motion. Then move on to bicep, a quarter amount to chest, a quarter to stomach and so on. Wait 10 minutes before dressing and 8 hours for tan to develop.

Let me start by say this product smells so good! Not good for a self-tanner, just good (period). I was blown away by the delicious scent of vanilla and never experienced any bad odor from this product, not even when it dried.  The application mitt that I was provided with made application a breeze. This product is tinted like a stain which provide’s immediate color and helps to guide you, but also makes it necessary to work fast.

Ultimately I had a great experience working this way with a self tanner, I found it to be so quick and easy. Tarte Brazilliance give’s you very natural color about one shade darker than your own skin tone. The color provided is a brown tone and free of any orange tones. I, personally like more color than one application provided me with and found that using this product 2 days back-to-back game me the results that I desire. I do wish that this tanner came in a darker tone so I wouldn’t have to use so much of this precious product. If you are seeking a deep tan I wouldn’t recommend this to you but if you are seeking a lighter more natural shade I would highly recommend it. You can bet that you will have a natural streak-free tan even on your hands. This is a love!

This product is available for $32 at QVC.com

Tarte Amazonian clay 12-hour blush in Tipsy

Tarte’s Amazonian clay 12-hour blushes are “inspired by Tarte’s best-selling cheek and lip stains. Solar-baked and infused with Amazonian clay these nutrient rich and skin-nourishing Amazonian Clay blushes restore harmony for a flawless finish that lasts all day.”


These Amazonian clay blushes are formulated without mineral oil, phthalates, sodium laurel sufates, synthetic fragrances and are free of parabens. They contain ‘skinvigorating’ ingredients such as Amazonian clay, beeswax, vitamin C, and vitamin E and are cruelty-free. These healthy-skin blushes come in 8 gorgeous shades and 4 newly released shimmering versions.

The blush featured here is Tipsy, a matte coral. This blush is highly pigmented and deposits a ton of color while still remaining sheer. The formula is soft and blends very easily and lasted throughout the day on me. This is easily my favorite powder blush for summer. The coral gives stunning color and is a perfect pairing for tanned skin. I am usually not very big on bright blush but this product changed my mind. After applying it, I saw that pop and loved it instantly. This formulation has joined the ranks of top blushes on my list, and I, myself will certainly be seeking out other shades. I highly recommend trying them out for yourself.  

Tarte Amazonian 12-hour blush comes in 8 shades:

Flush – a deep berry

Blushing Bride – a plumy rose

Natural Beauty – a red tone

Dollface – a light pink

Blissfull – a warm peach

Amused – a bright pink

Tipsy – a coral (featured here)

Exposed – a nude

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour blush also comes in 4 shimmering shades:

Adored – a shimmering light pink

Glisten – a shimmering peachy pink

Buff – a shimmering nude

Frisky – a shimmering bright coral

 For $25 each you can get the here.

Have you tried these blushes? Any thought?



Tarte – lights, camera, lashes!

Tarte’s Lights, camera, lashes is “4-in-1 (lengthening, curling, volumizing and conditioning) dermatologist mascara that gives dramatic, thick, sexy lashes and s clinically proven to increase lash volume by 424%.”

Tarte’s Lights, Camera, Lashes is formulated without mineral oil, parabens, phthalates, sodium laurel sulfate, and synthetic fragrances. It is dermatologist testes and cruelty free. It contains beneficial ingredients such as carnauba wax, Tartes ‘high-performance naturals, mineral pigments, olive esters, provitamin B5, rice bran wax, and water.

I suffer from a self-proclaimed “invisible eyelash” condition. As you can see in the image below, my lashes are light in color, very thin and utterly invisible, so for me to love a mascara is saying a lot. Tarte, lights, camera, lashes is my go-to mascara. It provide’s me with ample volume and length giving me a dramatic effect. I never experienced any flaking with this gentle moisturizing formula or loss of lashes. I wouldn’t build with this mascara, which can lead to clumping, and frankly there is no need to. This mascara stays on without smudging while easily remove’s with soap and water. I love the moisturizing ingredients provided in this formula because, like our hair, our lashes should be conditioned as well. The fact that this mascara is natural and cruelty-free is a bonus. The only downside for this product, in my opinion, is the awkward faux snake-skin packaging and lack of curling effect, for me as my lashes grow downwards, as product claims. Ultimately this mascara in fantastic!




What’s you go-to mascara?

Naturally Charming

Tarte Natural Lip Stain with Lipsurgence in Charmed

Tarte Natural Lip Stains with Lipsurgence are an extension to their award-winning cheek stains. These lip stains have a peppermint scent. The one featured here is Charmed, a pale pink, which is an unexpected color for a stain. The lip stains glide on smooth and have a glossy finish. I love the way it looks when first applied and find it very hydrating. This glossiness of this lip stain doesn’t last very long unfortunately, but it is a tint and quickly leaves behind a lovely shade of pink.  I would have prefered this lip stain in a deeper color for a more intense stain of color. Check it out here.

Have you tried this product? What are your thoughts? What is you favorite lip stain?