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This month, I’ve had quite a few beauty favorites. I mostly pay special attention to the products in my collection containing SPF during the summer months. So, let’s continue.

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Lorac protecTINT Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 30: In the summers, I tend to opt for tinted moisturizers over foundations. I like this one mainly because it’s light enough for my fair complexion. I have a hard time finding something that isn’t too yellow. The SPF is an added bonus; 2-for-1 deals are my favorite. It’s one less product to put on my face.
Rimmel Stay Matte powder in #012, Buff Beige: While I don’t like to have perfectly matte skin during the summer, my face still will get very oily throughout the day, so I dust my face with this powder in the morning to control some of the shine as the day progresses.
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in (COLOR): Due to a lack of sleep and fair skin, I usually have some noticeable dark circles. I’ve been loving this concealer; it really brightens up the under eye area.
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment with SPF 15: I didn’t like this product when I first got it, but for some reason I started using it again in June/July. It’s moisturizing enough and smells nice. But what I really like about it is the SPF. I’ve had my lips irritated from sun before, and I won’t make that mistake again. Your lips need some sun protection, too!
Rimmel Moisture Renew lipstick in “Berry Rose:” I’ve been in the market for a nice berry lipstick recently; I needed a break from red. I love red, but I needed a small break. And this lipstick definitely did the trick. It is very moisturizing, and the color is beautiful. The color doesn’t last as long as some of my other lipsticks, but that’s okay. It still lasts a good while.
Essie’s “E-nuf is e-nuf:”
 I am partial to darker nail colors, all year. But this one is really pretty and bright. In the summers, I usually have a red on my nails. This is red while still having a more coral look, which I like. And it stays on the nails for a good amount of time.

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Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sunscreen: I chose the broad spectrum can with SPF 70. It’s easy for me to apply to myself without missing spots. I’m kind of picky about sunscreen sometimes, because I burn incredibly easy, but this worked for me. And the smell isn’t overbearing, which is one downside to a lot of sunscreens–unless you enjoy the sunscreen smell.
St. Ives Skin Renewing Body Lotion with collagen elastin: I have a tough time finding lotions I really like; I have psoriasis on my arm, so anything too scented is usually a no-go. But this smells lovely and doesn’t irritate my skin, which is good. It’s moisturizing and makes my skin feel soft. It’s supposed to make your skin appear younger, but I’m 20 and haven’t seen tremendous results in that respect.
PINK Sun Kissed Body Mist: Technically this isn’t mine; it’s my sister’s, but I’ve been using it for a few weeks now (Shhh, don’t tell her).  I usually can’t be around coconut fragrance as I am allergic, but this coconut water & vanilla scented spray doesn’t irritate my skin or anything. Maybe it’s because it’s coconut water and not fragrance? I’m not sure. But I like this. The only downside, and I find this with many body mists, it doesn’t stay on your skin very long.
Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Masque: I’m a little late for this conditioner train, but I finally purchased this to try, and I LOVE it. The smell, first of all, is amazing. I wouldn’t use this more than once or twice a week; it’s really nourishing. I only wash my hair once a week, so I do use this almost every time I wash my hair. I’ve never really seen a huge difference in my hair with various conditioners, but I am definitely like the results from this one.


TV: Teen Wolf, Under the Dome, Mistresses
Google Drive: My computer recently crashed and I lost a lot of files. Luckily, I back my computer up every week and have been for months. Unfortunately, when I plugged my external hard drive into my fixed computer, there was not a single file on it. ❤ Life. So I’ve been putting some ongoing projects and things on Google Drive so I can access them anywhere and they won’t get lost if my computer were to get broken again.

Until next time,


Hello Strangers.

NOTE: Soon, we will no longer be strangers, because I will regularly be posting to the blog! I’m to the point where I want to post at least once a week—probably on Sundays with the exception of today. So that’s something fun and new.

Today, though, I am going to suggest five summer reads for the current summer season (or any time, really). I’m going to give you five suggestions that aren’t by Nicholas Sparks, don’t take place on a beach, and aren’t Fifty Shades of Grey. I’m also going to suggest you stop rereading the Harry Potter series, because nothing is going to change. You’re still going to cry in the same exact places. And I think it’s just time to stop being so sad.

  1. “The Catcher in the Rye” Your age-old American story about an angsty seventeen year old boy that gets kicked out of his school and generally is being a little shit. And I mean Independence Day is in the summer, and the main character kind of does whatever he wants, so, it’s kind of relevant? ‘MERICA. But it’s so good. And it’s a classic. And if you read classics, you can sound smarter to academic superiors, and you can woo them by not talking about how Fifty Shades of Grey is your favorite book. Because Fifty Shades of Grey is a horrible book. It’s not good. Read something else.
  2. “Lolita” For those of you who want a love story and have already read all of Nicholas Sparks’ novels twice, try “Lolita.” It’s a little more twisted, but a beautiful love story. Just try to ignore the child molestation. I said it was a bit twisted. Keep an open mind. 
  3. Anything by John Green. But if you haven’t read anything, I suggest “Looking for Alaska.” A lot of people have read it. It’s a fairly easy read while still being able to hold your attention and not boring you. I read it in a day…much like I do with all other John Green novels. I read John Green novels like I fall asleep, slowly and then all at once. PUN. Read John Green novels, and you’ll know what I’m talking about. (: 
  4. “Divergent” For Sci-Fi fans, like me. Divergent was a nice and fairly easy read. It’s dystopian, and I mean what better way to spend your summer than reading about the corruption in government? Also, it’s becoming a movie sometime soon. So if you’re one of those people who like to read the books before you see the movie OR if you’re one of those people who like to be an asshole to the people who watch the movie and haven’t read the book so you need to read the book, get on it. 
  5. “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” I really like reading children’s lit sometimes, because it’s refreshing not having a heavy plot with major villains and heroes. People like scandalous and raunchy novels during the summer, and while this isn’t at all erotic, it talks about the loss of innocence? Kind of scandalous? People lose their innocence in the summer? Just in a different way? Read it.