June is definitely one of my favourite months in the year simply because it’s my birth month. Oh yes, I love me some birthday cake and sparkles! But I digress.
June was a particularly good month this year, because I got to spent it abroad with some family members and I shopped quite a substantial amount. I went over to the UAE with my suitcase weighing about 17 kg. Then I went to Europe with it weighing about 14kg after I took all the gifts out for the fandamily, and then when I came back it weighed 20 kg. Shopping was done indeed.
Let me quit rambling and jump straight into my favourites for the month of June and there’s A LOT so stay tuned folks!
Nivea Shine Control Moisturising Day Cream
I’m in love with this face cream. It’s light and fresh. A must if you’re in the market for an affordable day cream!
Elizabeth Arden 8 hour SPF 50+ Sunscreen stick
This was a complete lifesaver when I was on holiday. I’ve mentioned before how insanely pale I am. I start burning within 10 minutes so sunscreen is a must for me. This teensy little stick was just tossed into my handbag and whipped out when I needed to apply some sunscreen on my face. It’s convenient, because it’s small so no need for clunky bottles and spray bottles leaking.
L’Oreal Miss Manga Mega Volume mascara
Oh my gosh, I believe that my all time favourite mascara has actually been replaced by this one! My usual favourite used to be Maybelline The Rocket mascara, but this one is just amazing! It opens your eyes up completely, thickens your lashes and doesn’t clump. I also really love the packaging, and the adverts with the adorable little manga panda.
Maybelline 24 Hr Color Tattoo eyeshadow in 35 On and on Bronze
Yes I caught on super late with this I know and honestly, I wish I caught on earlier, because this stuff is FAN-TASTIC. Luckily I bought one lonely one in Barcelona since it’s been discontinued. Seriously Maybelline, why in the world would you discontinue something so incredibly great?!
LUSH Bubblegum lip scrub
This is bright pink and tastes delicious. Need I say more?
MAC Candy Yum Yum
MAC Candy Yum Yum and Maybelline 24 Hr Color Tattoo
In all honesty, I only purchased this yesterday, but I’m wearing it today and I adore the colour. It’s literally neon pink and can be quite overpowering, but with a soft eye make up look, it works beautifully.
Too Faced Sweetheart blush in Something About Berry
Of course I ran out of blush while abroad so I had to buy new ones and I decided to buy a brand that’s also not available in SA so I chose Too Faced. I bought mine from Sephora in Barcelona and I’m absolutely in love with it. It’s super pigmented and surprisingly long lasting. It’s really expensive though so you have been warned.
Boots Coconut and Almond Leave-In Conditioner
This stuff makes your hair so incredibly soft! I must confess, I actually use it as a detangler…
Barry M nail polish
Unfortunately, this isn’t available in South Africa or at least I’ve never seen it here before. I bought four bottles on a special in the UAE. Yes yes, four bottles might be overkill, but this is what went down: I went to Boots in the UAE and initially bought one bottle. I loved the colour and the consistency so I went back and bought more. Why not? The colours I have are Greenberry, Bright Purple, Red Glitter, and Rose Quartz Glitter.
I got this from Mr S for my birthday and I absolutely adore it. It goes with everything and I can actually read the time on it properly even though there aren’t any numbers on the face.
One of my many holiday purchases. I love this little bag! I actually wanted the bigger tote, but it was out of my budget so I went for the smaller one instead and it hasn’t disappointed me yet. This bag is also available in white and black.
There aren’t any Forever 21 stores in South Africa, and I honestly wish there were! I really enjoyed walking through these and just browsing. There’s so much to choose from! Forever 21 has stunning statement necklaces and dresses.
I purchased some from Bath and Body Works in the UAE and some Yankee Candles in South Africa.
My Bath and Body Works candle scents: Cinnamon Sugared Doughnut, Pink Bubblegum, Paris Daydream, and Vanilla Lavender.
Yankee Candle scents: Garden Sweet Pea and Love Me, Love Me Not. Love Me, Love Me Not isn’t photographed in the picture above, because I left it at Mr S’s place after burning it for the first time.
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
This is just delicious, although one of these can possibly give you full-blown Diabetes. If you love chocolate or if you love peanut butter, give it a try. You do get smaller, thinner ones as well.
They’re coming to South Africa in December and I’ve got a ticket to go to the Johannesburg show with friends and Mr S. The Kaiser Chiefs will also be perfoming, and with Kaiser Chiefs I mean the band, not the South African soccer team.
In The City
This has got to be one of my favourite music festivals ever! The Johannesburg show is called In The City and then there’s one down in Port Elizabeth with almost the exact same line up and it’s called Rocking the Daisies. MGMT is the headlining act and they’re coming to South Africa in October. I don’t have a ticket yet, but I’m definitely going to buy one soon. Whoop!
The fact that Maybelline discontinued the 24 Hr Color Tattoos. Excuse you.
I’m also not impressed with Blackberry. The day I had to go to the airport my phone decided to stop working and went insane. Not very comforting when you’re getting ready to go abroad for three weeks. Luckily, I’m getting a new phone in about two or three months. Hooray!