As the weather heats up this month, I picked up a few things that are already in constant rotation. This month, I searched for and found the perfect sweat-proof matte lipstick, a light and airy dress, an effective cleanser for blemishes, and a new Trader Joe’s discovery for hot summer days. Keep reading to see what I bought!
Yellow Dress from American Threads
A few weeks ago, I went to a Nash Gals Network Sip and Shop Event at American Threads . We did a 30 minute yoga practice together and then sipped on mimosas while trying on new summer pieces. I immediately gravitated towards this sunny yellow frock, which retails for $40. I ended up getting 20% off my purchase since I participated in the Sip and Shop, so it was a sweet deal! It’s light and airy and the perfect thing to throw on with sandals, a low bun, and a swipe of red lipstick. While yellow can be hit or miss for a lot of people, I love wearing yellow as a blonde because it flatters my fair skin and pops with red lips. Have you tried this color and makeup combo? You just might like it!
Blueberry & Pomegranate Unsweetened Green Tea from Trader Joe’s
This unsweetened green tea is flavorful and refreshing any time of the day, but especially when it’s sweltering outside. Since it’s green tea, it packs a decent amount of caffeine and could replace a mid-afternoon coffee fix. Have you tried this iced tea? It’s under 2 dollars and perfect for patio weather.
Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink Lipsticks
One of my favorite bloggers talked about this lipstick formula a few times on her Instagram Stories and the poppy orange shade piqued my interest. Since Maybelline is one of my top 2 favorite lipstick drugstore brands (the other is NYX Cosmetics), I knew that it would be a smart purchase–and I was right! While there are 20 colors in this collection, I carefully chose the colors “Heroine” (on the left) and “Pioneer” (on the right). Y’all, these matte lipsticks last for hours. I wore the red Pioneer shade to Arrington Vineyards on a really hot, humid day. While my foundation and cream blush were melting, the lipstick did not budge for 6 hours that day! If you need a go-to, universally-flattering red lip color, try Pioneer. I love its long -lasting formula so much that I replaced my beloved, “ride or die” red lipstick Nyx Liquid Suede in Kitten Heels with this new product. Even better, these lipsticks are only $7 each!
Clean & Clear Continuous Control Acne Cleanser
This month, I dealt with some annoying hormonal acne on my chin (does this happen to y’all, too?). In order to treat the acne, I researched and purchased this medicated cleanser. This drugstore cleanser packs a punch with 10% Benzoyl Peroxide and a creamy lather. Not only do I use this on my chin, but I also use it on body acne. Since I love to run outside in the summertime, I coat myself with spray-on SPF, which sometimes leads to clogged pores and post-workout blemishes on my back. If you need an effective acne cleanser for your face and body, I recommend this cleanser. Plus, it’s only $5!
So, there you have it! I am loving these new item , especially the long-lasting Maybelline lipstick for this hot weather. What did you pick up this month?