Monthly Favs: June
Suntegrity Skincare - Natural Mineral Sunscreen For Body and Suntegrity Tinted "5 in 1" Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen I’m a bit of a sunscreen fanatic because sun damage is not only unhealthy, but it’s one of the things that ages us most. And while having a tan now is great, I’d much rather be pale and have pretty, undamaged skin when I’m older. You probably already know this, but you should wear sunscreen every day, all year round. But now that it’s summer and a lot of us are engaging in more outdoor activities, wearing SPF is even more important. Suntegrity is my favorite brand because it’s high-quality and has a “Champion” Status by the EWG/Compact for Safe Cosmetics (i.e. it’s non-toxic). It’s made with the best known physical block ingredient (non-nano size zinc oxide) to provide broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection and anti-oxidants and amino acids to enhance that protection and help with skin repair. You can totally use the body sunscreen on your body and face, but I love the tinted one for my face, especially if I want to wear makeup over it because it works as a great primer.
Free People Washed Smashing Pumpkins Tee Band tees are always fun, but they seem to be more popular than ever right now. I love how comfy and casual they are, but with a cool-girl, vintage vibe compared to just any old graphic tee. The tie-dye like wash on this shirt is also a fun way to play up the 90s vibe. I sized up to a small in this so it’s a little bigger and I can wear it with a half-tuck or even tie the front if I’m feeling spicy.
Tory Burch Robinson Leather Card Case I’ve been wanting a small wallet or card case for a while now and finally found this little guy. I’ve been wearing more and more belt bags and small purses so it’s nice to have a really thin, light-weight wallet to be able to toss into my bag. This one is super simple and holds my credit card, ID and any other cards I need to carry.
Stuart Weitzman Anna Suede Peep-Toe Wedges A wedge, peep-toe sandal is probably my favorite summer shoe. I just love how easy it is to wear with skirts, dress, pants, shorts, you name it… and I can wear them to work, to dinner or just to run errands and be comfortable, yet still get some height from the heel. I bought these in navy blue about two years ago and found them in the nude “beach” color at the outlets last month. These are way marked down now (almost 50%) and are such a high-quality shoe. Definitely a staple for me.
Free People Skyline Rib Midi Skirt This skirt is sooooo stretchy and comfy! It’s a great pencil skirt you can dress up with heels and a blouse for work, or throw on with a cute tee and some sneakers to dress it down. The slit in the front also adds a nice detail and is just the right amount of sexy, but still counts as work appropriate.
Plush Black Compression Shorts I know the biker short trend is not everyone’s cup of tea, but I am so into it right now. I love that these ones are made with an activewear jersey so they feel like a workout legging material and are super tight-fitting, rather than just cotton. They also seem to be a little shorter than some others I’ve tried, which I think is a lot more flattering (the ones that hit right about my knee are just not a good look). These are perfect to wear on the weekends with an oversized tee and I actually think they are really fun to wear at night with a blazer and heels.
Lululemon Reveal Tight Zen Expression in Vintage Mauve Lululemon leggings are definitely pricey, but if you work out they are so worth the price IMO! These are so soft and feel great on. And the color and detailing on the legs is super pretty.
Urban Outfitters So Jelly Makeup Bag Who doesn’t need a cute makeup/toiletry bag? These are $8 each and come in orange, lime and light purple. They are the perfect size for traveling and also work great if you just want to organize your bag/purse a bit. I love the colors with the monochromatic zippers, the fabric is a rubbery PVC that’s really sturdy and wipeable/easy to clean and the silhouette is super slim so it’s easy to carry with you.
Liquid I.V. Hydration Multiplier Supplement Drink Mix (Lemon Lime) Tbh, I do not understand how these little packets work at all. Apparently by mixing one with 16 ounces of water, you get the same hydration as drinking 2-3 bottles of water. Is that true? I have no idea. But, I can say that they taste really, really good and are helping me drink more water, which for me is great because I am SO BAD about drinking water, it’s embarrassing. Like I am completely dehydrated all the time. Adding these packets to my water is definitely helping me up my water take, and they contain electrolytes as well as Vitamin C, B3, B5, B6 and B12.
Euphoria Anyone else watching this right now? Basically it’s HBO’s version of a teen drama following a group of pretty crazy/fucked-up kids including a 17-year-old drug addict, a transgendered girl and a cocky jock with MAJOR anger management issues. Only two episodes have been released, but so far I’m into it. I think Zendaya is great as the lead and the cinematography, editing and soundtrack are on point. It’s definitely a wild ride with lots of sex, drugs and craziness… but aren’t those the hallmarks of any good teen show?