Luxury, in its new context (and in the very truest form of its vogue over the centuries) is the enjoyment of the best in life: the experience of beauty, knowledge, and humanity at their deepest and most inspiring. It is the sweetness of life. Luxury could be a sunset, a song, a moment of peace and satisfaction, a perfect cup of tea, a wonderful book or a poignant photograph in a local art gallery. From this perspective, luxury is any jolt of beauty or wonder that reminds us to love the life we’re living, and to not simply live it, but to devour it gleefully and scoop up any crumbs that are left over–to not let a second of this fantastic existence go to waste.
Where did June go?! I know I say that every time I write a LL post but honestly, June just disappeared. Maybe it's because I was productive this month, wearing a lot of hats, or trying to accomplish some goals that I didn't realize until now that it's 2 days until July. Whatever the reason, I am looking forward to July and hoping its just as productive and fulfilling as June was!
Besides productivity, here are a few things I really enjoyed this month:
Essence Lipstick 07 Natural Beauty
If you haven't dappled in the Essence stall at Shoppers, you must! This brand from Germany is so inexpensive but so high quality it's nuts. Actually, it's pretty confusing really because this lipstick, for example, fades (as they all do) so seamlessly and without feathering unlike some higher end brands I own and it's under 5$. It also has a really nice formula, no too creamy but not matte either. Maybe it would be semi-matte? I don't know, you're the beauty guru! They have a wide range of colours so for 2.99, give it a go! This pinky browny- mauve colour is great for a natural pink without straying too far from your lip colour.
Complex 15 daily moisturizer
I read about it on my friend Celia's blog and since I was in the market for a new, light weight moisturizer for summer I thought i'd give it a try. I really like this stuff! I struggle with finding moisturizers that aren't either so lightweight they don't work or so heavy they take ages to sink into skin. This product sits in between this scale, and blends over the face smoothly, like a primer. Perfect for someone like me who can't forgo a moisturizer even in summer!
Dior Nail glow
This was one of my May luxuries but it's still went strong into June. It was the only thing I really wore on my finger nails all June. It makes my hands look clean and manicured and I had so many people ask me what my nail colour was! I still stand by my comment that it's worth the investment. I tried to capture its essence as best as I could in the picture above as it looks best outside in sunlight. But like most reviews will say, you have to personally see it in action to get its full result!