Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Current Beauty(ish) Favorites

Jo Malone // Gifted (Jo Malone Store); Roses by Chloé // Sephora; Necklace // Zara; Revlon Matte Lip Balm // Target; Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray // Sephora

Man oh man. These perfume scents are GOLD. They smell so amazing. I got the Jo Malone (left) perfume scent as a gift from a friend and I've been hooked on Jo Malone ever since. The smell is very clean and light. The description on the bottle says it is "Nectarine Blossom & Honey" and it is definitely my go to scent because it isn't too girly or flowery smelling; it's just a really clean and polished smell. I also got the Roses by Chloé perfume as a gift and this smell is more feminine, but definitely not overwhelming. It’s just the right amount so other people will just think that's how you normally smell as a classy, fabulous girl. It also goes on really well with your natural scent. I love both scents and am totally overjoyed with these two perfumes being the first two to start my perfume collection. 
I've been wearing this Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in the shade "Sultry" on my lips almost everyday. Since my lips are naturally a bit darker, a lot of the darker shades just look like a "your lips but better" shade on me. This matte balm is perfect for everyday wear and I can layer on more for a darker shade as well. I love the color especially when it fades throughout the day-- it still looks really natural and pretty. It comes in a wide spectrum of shades ranging from pinks to nudes to bold red shades. If you're looking for a matte lip balm that isn't too drying, I'd say these would be good to try out!  
 My hair is extremely stubborn and no product can ever, EVER hold any hairstyle other than being
 completely stick straight. Within 1-2 hours, my hair will lose its curls or waviness and go back to being
 straight. It's really hard to find a hair product that works for me and I had heard a lot about bumble and
 bumble surf spray being a must have product for your hair. Although I haven't been using it for too
long, I've noticed my hair to have a more messy, beachy hair look and I probably just need to find a nice hairspray that can hold that look for me. If you are fortunate to have hair that works well with most
 products, I'm sure the bumble and bumble surf spray would work amazingly on you. Especially in
 Southern California, who doesn't want beachy, wavy hair blowing around in the wind? 
Pictured above: Lip Color & Hair Turnout
I ordered this necklace through Zara online during their big sale recently. I had my eye on this necklace
 and when it popped back up on Zara's website for the sale, I knew I had to have it. Even though it's a
 chunky necklace, I could still wear it with a lot of different casual and more dressy outfits. I love the
 light mint blue hues in the necklace and I think it's a perfect piece for summer! It would look great with
 an all black outfit or a lightweight denim dress.
Pictured above: Necklace
Note: My quick Champagne fix to #treatyoself

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Products Mentioned 
Jo Malone Perfume // Jo Malone
Roses by Chloé // Sephora
Revlon Matte Lip Balm (Sultry) // Target
Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray // Sephora
Necklace // Zara (Similar)


Simply,

Sophia