This month I found happiness in the beauty aisle (and Amazon) and it was glorious.
1. Briogeo Be Gentle, Be Kind Avocado + Quinoa Co-Wash
This new-to-me brand consists of naturally derived ingredients and does an impressive job at keeping my curls hydrated and clean. Not to mention a little bit goes a very long way. I tend to go through bottles very quickly and so far this one has lasted through the month. I will admit that it's probably best to not use this on your scalp - better to aim on the midway on the hair-shaft and down. I did and it left me feeling a little too hydrated on top but then again it's the most gentle co-wash I tried ever.
2. Probelle TouchnGrow Plus Nail Hardener
I've been going through some nail drama lately - they feel brittle and tend to crack, especially my thumbs and forefingers (social media probs). Let me just say that if you feel something is abnormal about your nails do not google it. Actually, do yourself a favor and never google anything that relate to abnormalities or illness - you'll drown yourself in paranoia. ANYWAYS, I did a little research and came across Probelle, it's a little pricey but over the last two months my nails have had less breakage and have grown stronger. When I run out this will be a definite re-buy for me.
3. Sisley Paris Black Rose Cream Mask
THIS. I LIVE FOR THIS. The scent of this alone sends me over the edge and transports me into a whole new world. I swear it's just that good and for $162 it better be. I should also mention I received this as a small deluxe sample - the day I can afford $162 mask will be worthy of a blog post all on its own haha. This mask promises to act on the signs of aging and immediately hydrate skin. I'm not too sure about the anti-aging claims but each time I've used this my skin feels plumber and smooth. So, lesson of the story is if a store is giving away free deluxe samples of this find a way to get more than one.
4. Gucci Envy Me
I finally finished my bottle of Marc Jacobs Daisy and wanted to try something new, different, and a bit daring. Now, Gucci's Envy Me is nothing new but something I wanted to try for the longest. The hints of jasmine, peony, and sandalwood are basically 100% perfect for summer. The scent stays on forever and can last through the hot summer heat. I did a little more digging and found out this fragrance in particular has a strong cult following after since it's inception in 2008 which should speak for the scent itself.
5. SeabuckWonders Ultimate Hair, Skin & Nails Softgels
I always wanted to try out a supplement that benefits my hair, skin and nails and I finally decided to take the plunge with SeabuckWonders. These supplements Biotin & Omegas promote hydration, elasticity and regeneration. I'll give another update at the end of summer on how my hair and nails look but so far my nails like I mentioned have become stronger (in collaboration with the nail hardener) and my hair more resilient after taking these daily. But, so far so good!