Oh my word, time is flying I cannot believe it is already June! Crazy I tell you, crazy. This post is just about a few of my favorites from the month of May.
Ojon rare blend oil Total Hair Therapy Birchbox $35.00
I have had this oil since November but I have just recently started using it regularly and properly. The first few times I used it I put in way to much so my hair looked a bit slick (nice way to say a silo of oil). So I assumed with my hair texture that I couldn’t use oils on my hair. But I was wrong, live and learn. You really need just a few drops, I use four drops on my thick shoulder length hair and it is plenty. I have found one of the best ways to use this exquisitely smelling oil is on dry hair. Yes oil on dry hair, my mind was also blown. I have been curling my hair with a 19mm NuMe Curling Wand from the Curl Jam set. After I curl my hair I use my fingers to break up the tight curls into looser but still defined waves. I live in Florida, it is hot in Florida and we have this wonderful thing called humidity which wreaks havoc on hair. After I break up the curls they sometimes (well in the summer all the time) get a little frizzy. That is where Ojon rare blend is a god send. I just put four drops in my palm and rub my hands together then lightly scrunch my hair. Voila its like magic!
Avon Nailwear Pro+ Nail Enamel in Rave Avon $6.00
Avon has pretty good nail polish. It isn’t the best but it isn’t the worst either. I have had this color for a while and rediscovered it while cleaning out my nail polish bin. It is pinky copper glitter shade. I think that it is great polish for any time of the year because it has enough pink to look springy and summery and enough copper to wear into fall and winter.
Rimmel Clean Finish Matte Foundation in Ivory Walmart $3.97
Yes you read that right $3.97. I will give this foundation 7 out 10 stars. It is not the best I have ever used (that would be the Kat Von D Lock it Tatto Foundation) but Rimmel gives Kat a run for her money at a discount of $30.03 so yeah I am totally down with wearing a 7 star foundation!! It has fairly good coverage, but my main concern is staying matte on my super oily skin. I still have to blot and powder at least once if not twice a day, but I can go longer between touch ups. And for less then $5 you can afford to give this a try.
Physicans Formula pH Powered Bronzer Walmart $13.23
I have been searching for a bronzer that wasn’t too bronzy, ironic I know. But with my fair skin it is hard to find something that gives me a natural looking tan/glow without looking like, “whoa, she overdid it with the bronzer!” or being asked if I am auditioning for a production of ‘Willy Wonka” as a Oompa Loompa. I am also not a fan of shimmer bronzer as for the most part I think it draws too much attention to the not so nice bits of my face. But surprise this bronzer has a bit of shimmer but it isn’t over the top. I was skeptically of the claim that the powder would self-adjust to your skin tone. However I was and still am pleasantly surprised. Not a fan of the brush that came with it but I use my E.L.F blush brush to apply a very light dusting on my face and neck.
Bath and Body Works Signature Collection Shower Gel in White Citrus $11.00
I love citrus scents and I picked this up last year but finally got around to using it last month. I don’t know about you but I always seem to buy shower gel when I have plenty in my shower, underneath the sink…you get the picture… B&B have a pretty good formula for shower gel, and when you get it on sale it’s a good deal. This particular scent has notes of Lemon, Tangerine and Grapefruit. I love it, I am even tempted to buy the lotion. I have resisted so far as I have twice as many lotions as I do shower gels.