June Favorites


It’s that time again – monthly favorites! Woooo! I cannot believe we are now past the halfway point in the year. In keeping with my halfway through the year tradition, it’s time to recap the things I loooved during the month of June.

My skin is still being ridiculous. It’s better than last month, but it’s not back to its silky smooth ‘winter in Korea’ glory. Sigh. To let my skin sort of get it together, I’ve been trying to wear as little makeup as possible. This is where my favorite lipsticks come in handy. On days when I don’t want to wear a ton of makeup, I just throw on some mascara and a bright, bold, lip, and BAM – instaglam. My current favorites are MAC’s Ririwoo, a classic matte red, and Heroine, a bright matte purple.

The little pink and green space alien looking balls are a fruit called rambutan, and I am OBSESSED. I guess it’s rambutan season here in Vietnam, because they are crazy cheap and available everywhere. They are a mix between a lychee and a grape. All you do is peel back the skin, and pop in the grape looking fruit, making sure to eat around the seed (the seed is bitter). They are little balls of sweet joy and I could eat them forever.

Back when I went to LA, I bought the Ole Henriksen Truth to go wipes. I’ve been hoarding them because they were SO expensive, but man oh man are they worth it. I’m totally not a face wipe and go kinda gal, but since I’ve been going to the gym regularly, I find that I need something to keep in my gym bag for a quick wipe off when I can’t go home immediately. They’re super soft and don’t irritate the skin like most face wipes. They’re expensive, but I’d buy them again in a heartbeat. (edit: I guess they’ve been rebranded as the ‘The Clean Truth Cleansing Cloths – Brightening“, but I’m sure the ones I have are pretty much the same.)

The business card up at the top is for a spa that has quickly become my favorite, the Anna Sanctuary Wellness Spa in Phu My Hung. First, it’s GORGEOUS. It feels like you’re in some super luxe spa and you’re the fanciest bitch in HCMC. Second, they’re running an amazing happy hour deal from 9-2 where you can get a basic facial or massage for only 390,000d, or the low, low price of $18. It’s incredible. And they use top of the line products: Sisley, L’Occitane, and Clarins. If you’re in HCMC, you definitely need to make your way to Phu My Hung and get your life.

I have 2 Korean skincare favorites, and they are the Primera Pure Hydrating Gel Cream and the Su:m37 Time Energy Skin Resetting Refining Serum. I received them both in my w2beauty haul, and I’ve quickly fallen in love. I don’t want to give away too much info yet, because I’m working on a full review of both, so stay tuned!

When I got my job, I celebrated by buying myself a new bottle of perfume – Gucci Guilty. I’ve always LOVED this scent, but never bought it, until now. It’s sexy and I always get lots of compliments on it when I wear it. Swoon. I just love perfume so much.

I bought myself another mascara because….well, I didn’t have a reason I just wanted it. This one is the MAC False Lashes Extreme Black mascara. It’s super duper black, and has a really lightweight mousse like texture. I like it because the brush is quite large, so you can coat each lash evenly. Now, even though it says “False Lashes”, I find this mascara leans more towards natural looking. I like to use it on Saturday and Sunday mornings when I have to teach my wee ones, because it’s really fuss free and I look more like “I woke up like this”.

And last are my two most recent purchases from A Banker’s Secret (you can read all about them here). First of all, I am in loooooooooooove with rosehip seed oil. I don’t know how I lived without it before. If you have acne scarring or acne prone skin, it’s the oil for you. Since I’ve been battling this weird jawline breakout for a few months, I’ve been scarring like crazy. Sad times. But rosehip seed oil is really, really great at reducing acne scarring. I even take a little bit at night and put it on my legs, since my legs are scarring like crazy due to mosquito bites. Grrrr. And we all know how much I love hand creams, and the Super Lovely Hand Cream from A Banker’s Secret is FABULOUS. Since I started teaching babies, I wash my hands constantly, which equals gross, dry hands. But this hand cream sinks in quickly, doesn’t leave any tackiness or grease behind, and smells heavenly. Obsessed!

What were your June favorites? Let me know in the comments!

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