It’s the first of June! What the heck!? We’re so close to the beginning of summer and I can barely catch my breath. May was a challenging month, but I aim to push myself a little harder to get what I want most starting today. For this month I have a little bit of everything and then some. I obviously am naturally attracted to the color pink without realizing it… oh boy.
This is my new love. I use it all over my body and sometimes as perfume. It’s so light and refreshing, but also super moisturizing. If I’m feeling REALLY lazy and can’t be bothered to put lotion on my legs right after I’ve shaved them, I’ll spray this all over to save me from that itchy dry stage. I think it’s a nice alternative to aftershave for men as well - I can imagine it would feel glorious after shaving your head too...as you do!
Can we take a moment to stare at how beautiful this brush is? When it’s not covered in bronzer, the bristles are a soft pink (theme of the month) and packed tightly to give you a defined contour. I freaking love this brush! The handle isn’t round, but angled you can grip onto the far end without much issue. Real Techniques is also an amazing company. Two sisters from England - Sam and Nic Chapman - who also run an amazing Youtube channel called Pixiwoo. I’ve probably learned more about how to apply make up and what to look for in a product from these two lovely ladies in the last year than I ever imagined. The brushes are synthetic - major plus in the make-up world, but feel so soft! The Bold Metals collection is a slightly more pricy and professional version of their original collection (equally as wonderful), but damnit it’s worth it for the beauty of the brush. Rose. Gold. Ugh.
This is a little frame I picked up when I was in Glasgow a few months back. I couldn’t find the same one on their US website, but the rectangle one is just as pretty. I bought a few of these because the majority of my photos end up in Instagram these days, and I’d like to print out a few to put in these beaauuuuutiful frames! I like the simplicity and slight glimmer they add to a room. I know Cost Plus World Market sells a few in similar styles - check them out if you’re desperate!
Woo...okay. I love stationary. I love notebooks. I love pink. I love wide notebooks with pink flowers and pockets. THIS NOTEBOOK IS AWESOME. I love it, the paperweight is glorious, it takes any kind of pen, it’s lined. It’s wonderful. I bought quite a few of these because I’m terrified they’ll stop making them. Has that happened to anyone else? I used to use these little red notebooks from an AUS company, but they stopped making them! I had them numbered and categorized, but alas, they broke my heart and stopped creating their only masterpiece. Ban.do, if you stop making this notebook I might hunt down your printers and DIY my own!
Alya Bar (I believed it’s pronounced aye-yeh-yah) is my favorite jewelry designer. She uses paper, resin, beads, crystals, sequins, yarn etc… to create animal shapes, bugs, planets, intricate designs into beautiful jewelry pieces. I bought these from the first high-end boutique I worked at in San Diego. It purchased them a week before I knew I was going to quit (awful job), but I couldn’t leave without them. I desperately wanted to buy the matching necklace, but a girl has bills…. If you ever see her work in a shop ask to see it up close. There are a lot of hidden details in each piece!
Allow me to introduce you to an amazing book. This book will make you angry, empowered, and most likely rethink what you know about this particular Clinton. I’m still making my way through this (have to stop and take deep breaths to cool my anger), but I think it’s an important book to read. If you’re a “out and proud” feminist, you’ll most likely get asked if you’re supporting Clinton in this upcoming election, and some will be shocked if you aren’t. (#FEELTHEFREAKINGBERN) If you have ANY second thoughts on why you shouldn’t support a blood thirsty, evil, money hiding, money love capitalist, then take a gander at this book. You don’t even have to read the whole thing, just a chapter or two will do the trick. Scouts honor. Lisa Featherstone also wrote an article for the Nation back in January that’s also worth a good read.