Monthly Favorites: June 2017

With the number of products I use every month, it’s nice to keep track of which products I’ve been loving. Therefore, I bring you my Monthly Favorites, where I will give mini-reviews of the products I’ve been reaching for over and over again. This month, I’ve been very minimal with my makeup, and reaching for some skincare bits to help with my frequent flare-ups.

I received the Tata Harper face mask trio in December and have been using them regularly ever since. My favorite is the Purifying Mask. My skin has been very congested and this does wonders to clearing it. Be forewarned though, it has an extremely strong ginger scent, so definitely smell it before purchasing if you’re sensitive to scents. This mud mask is almost mousse like, with a nice cooling effect on the skin that tells me it’s working! I try to use it about once a week for 30 minutes. After this time, my skin is clearer and feels less oily. When I first started using this, I was experiencing more breakouts, and I definitely helping to prevent future breakouts.

I used the Vasanti  Brighten Up! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator Scrub pretty regularly when a few years ago, but then I began using another exfoliator. However, I recently rediscovered this and I instantly remembered why I loved it so much. This uses a combination of papaya enzymes and microderm crystals for exfoliation. This exfoliator removes the top layer of dead skin cells to uncover a new level of skin, leaving my skin smoother and brighter.  It is recommended to use this 3-5 times per week, and I’ve found that it’s gentle enough to use to up to 5 times a week.

NYX Butter Lipsticks are super affordable and come in a range of colors with more of an emphasis on the nude colors. The lipsticks are very moisturizing and lightweight so it doesn’t feel like there’s anything on the lips, however, there is a beautiful color that stays put!

The Marcelle BB Cream has been getting a lot of love from me recently. It’s the perfect lightweight cream to wear in the summer/warmer months when you just want a bit of coverage. It has light reflecting particles that when applied all over my face, it gave it a lit-from-within and dewy look. I would say the only thing this BB cream is missing is SPF, but besides that it is perfect for everyday summer wear.