may has simultaneously been the longest and shortest month of the year. from finishing spring classes to starting summer ones, moving out of my first solo apartment, spending 10 days with my long distance lover, and everything else in between…i’m definitely a little worn out. there hasn’t been much time for trying new things this month, but i always sneak a couple things in, don’t worry. these items are my true blue faves, and those are the best ones, am i right?pela save the waves phone case // when my beloved sonix case broke on me, i immediately knew i wanted to get a pela case to replace it. these cases are eco-friendly, plastic free from case to packaging, compostable, and more! i love the honesty and message behind this brand and the fact that they are serious about their mission – no greenwashing or pushing an eco image that isn’t real. and the actual price of the cases ($39) is really no more expensive than other popular brands. i prefer a softer, more silicone feeling case on my phone, and this is exactly that. sturdy but soft and great for mother earth.
madewell embroidered pouch wallet // i love a good pouch wallet and i knew i had to get this one from madewell when i saw it in a promotional email. the leather is deliciously soft and the perfect coral rust color, and the embroidered eyes are right up my alley. nothing but love. unfortunately this is sold out online, but it’s worth checking a local store if you have one.
the girls // this is quite simply one of my all-time favorite books. this is the third or fourth time i’ve read it, and it just becomes more beautiful and engaging every time. i put up a more in-depth review when i first read this a couple years ago, so if you want more details you can visit that here.
clinique city block spf 25 // i thought for sure i had mentioned this previously, but i can’t seem to find evidence of that. in my constant search for a good mineral sunscreen, this is the absolute winner. for a while i was hesitant to try this because it was only spf 25 and not 30 or higher, but if you try mineral sunscreens you know the struggle to find a decent one. this has the perfect hint of color to it so there is no white cast whatsoever, it’s hydrating and fresh without being greasy or oily, it has mineral ingredients and rates a 2 on ewg, and is affordable. i mean honestly what more can you ask for? just note that only the spf 25 version is mineral, the spf 40 contains other chemical sunscreen ingredients.
laura mercier velour extreme matte lip in vibe // the most perfect peachy pink matte lip color ever. the formulation of these is the matte of my dreams, maybe even better than nars. i’ve been wearing this to class most days to perk up my tired ass face from long nights with boyfriend if you know what i mean 😉 thanks laura mercier for letting me have a love life without looking like a goblin! plus i’m a total sucker for the name. like who can say their favorite lip products are called vibe and stardust? this hippie!
and as more of an update…
sephora vib sale items // these are all still going strong, minus the marc jacobs lipstick that i returned. nothing really to report, they are all super solid products that i’m glad i invested in, especially the marc jacobs coconut bronzer and rms champagne rose luminizer which i’m loving on the eyes as well as cheekbones. the milk makeup kush mascara is excellent, i just haven’t found myself wearing mascara very much this month. but for nights out, yes yes yes.
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