Although monthly/seasonal favorites have been falling off the radar in the beauty community on YouTube, I’ve been wanting to incorporate a “favorites” style post on my blog for some time. Simply put, this gives me the opportunity to talk about things I’m loving (beyond just cosmetics) in a snackable way.
The Loveliest in Beauty
Bioderma Sensibio H20 Micellar Water | After months of using mainly cream and balm cleansers to remove my makeup, I forgot how refreshed my skin could feel using a micellar water cleanser. The Bioderma Sensibio H20 Micellar Water works wonders at removing my makeup without stripping my skin or leaving it feeling greasy.
Cover FX Monochromatic Blush Duos | I picked up quite a few of the Cover FX Monochromatic Blush Duos during the Sephora VIB sale in April and so far I’ve been impressed by how these perform on the skin. Each duo is pigmented, buildable, and easy to blend on the cheeks. Plus, I love how these blushes have been formulated without talc.
Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb | I was beginning to feel like the only millennial American who hadn’t tried Fenty… but DAMN this the Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb formula was worth the wait. I have the shades Fenty Glow and Fu$$y – both shades make my lips appear plump and juicy. From a formula standpoint, these glosses last on the lips for hours without leaving my lips feeling or looking cracked.
MAC x Disney’s Aladdin Prince Jasmine Eyeshadow Palette | I already have a dedicated review on this little palette, but this is a beautiful 9-pan neutral eyeshadow palette that I’ve been reaching for so often. I love reaching for this for effortless day and glam looks.
The Loveliest in Fashion & Lifestyle
Felix Gray Hopper Eyeglasses in Seneca Mist | As a blogger, graduate student, and digital marketer, I spend an unreal amount of time staring at screens. Unfortunately for me, the blue light emitted from my digital devices can cause headaches, dry eyes, blurred vision (and can contribute to long-term, degenerative eye diseases).
After receiving some good news regarding a marketing research position I had applied to this past Spring, I decided to pick up a pair of Felix Gray Eyeglasses. I’m obsessed. Not only do I love how these glasses look, but they really do a great job at mitigating the harmful effects of blue light.
HydraPeak Wide-Mouth Water Bottle | OMG. After years of searching for the perfect water bottle, I’ve finally found it! The HydraPeak Wide-Mouth Stainless Steel Water Bottle keeps my water ice cold all day… without sweating all over the place. Moreover, I can easily add ice to keep my water even colder due to the wide-mouth of the bottle!!! I’ve been staying way more hydrated because of this bottle!
The Loveliest in Entertainment
Whitney Hendricks | Whitney Hendricks has quickly become one of my favorite Beauty YouTubers on the platform because of her talent with makeup and her honesty. Throughout her videos, she speaks to the unhealthy habits that are fostered in the online beauty community and provides her insight as a consumer, an influencer, and a practicing makeup artist.
Friends | I won’t lie – I hated Friends when I was younger. I never saw the appeal of the show, but after finishing The Office (American version) this year, I needed to fill the void. As a twenty-something adult, I find myself relating better to the characters and the humor in the show than I did when I was younger.
Side note: I am currently on a YouTube and Netflix fast, so these will likely be the only video content I include in my roundup until the Fall.
P.S. I Still Love You & Always and Forever, Lara Jean | To All the Boys I Loved Before was one of my favorite books (and films) of 2018. I gobbled up the sweet, albeit predictable, teen rom-com love story. The follow-up stories chronicling Lara Jean Covey’s relationship with Peter were light, fluffy reads that I gobbled up!
Ed Sheeran x Chance the Rapper – Cross Me | I wasn’t too impressed by Ed Sheeran’s collaboration with Justin Bieber, I Don’t Care, but I was immediately hooked as soon as I heard Cross Me. To be fair, I tend to love most songs that feature Chance the Rapper, but this song always has me dancing in my car.