my july beauty wishlist

I first heard about Wen products through 'heyclaire' or Claire Marshall (visit her youtube here) and I thought it was an interesting concept. I always thought that shampoo and conditioner were the must haves to keep healthy hair, but this conditioner, is both shampoo and conditioner. You could also use this as a leave-in conditioner which is incredibly interesting, at least to me. I think I might give this a try soon because I have colored treated, damaged hair and using something more natural might be a good change. 

My ELF sun bronzer has hit pan and that left me on a scavenger hunt for the perfect bronzer. I have fair skin so it's hard to pick a bronzer color that's not too dark. The color 'Irresistiblement' is described to be a desert glow and in the pictures it seems like it's lighter than 'Laguna' which is also a well known Nars bronzer. I've swatched Laguna against my skin and it felt a little harsh for me. I've come to realize how important bronzer is. Not only can you make your hair slimmer but it also gives your face a natural glow.

Currently I use Nars Orgasm as my blush and I absolutely love it. I also have MAC blush in Springsheen and that's also a coral-y peach. I love those two colors but I want to branch out into different pinks. Whilst going through 'Products Worth the Hype' videos on Youtube, I saw that many beauty gurus said that this blush was definitely long-lasting and the colors were gorgeous. The color 'Dollface' is described to be a light pink and that's the color I want to try. Something more natural looking than the two coral blushes I have.

This is also a very hyped up product that most people recommend. It's long-lasting and the colors are highly pigmented. I've started to become interested in wearing lipsticks because now I'm tired to wearing chapstick that makes me look a little bland. Many reviewers comment how moisturizing this lipstick is and I definitely want to try it out. Fair skin is tricky to match lipsticks with, in my opinion. I think a light pink with a hint of coral will look nice, like Papaya. 

5. Caudalie Beauty Elixir $18.00 (for the 1 oz)
Another hyped up product! But, this also has great reviews. The only face mist I've heard was the Evian mist before seeing all of the other ones, like this Beauty Elixir. Thanks to my friend Julia (check out her blog here) this awesome product was brought to my attention. The smell is so refreshing and it would definitely be a great pick me up in the middle of the day; smelling-wise and also brightening up my face. I have combination skin and there are times when I get very oily, this seems to be the perfect solution during those moments. 

This product was brought to my attention by my mom. She used to use this a while ago and when I mentioned that I wanted to venture out into lipsticks, she recommend this product. She said it's like the Fresh Sugar Lip-balms but more on the lipstick side, I guess. It looks like the standard lipstick but it's more of a balm than lipstick because of the sheer color and moisturizing factor. I think the packaging is adorable and reminds me of all things girly. Along with the YSL Glossy Balm, I definitely want to try this.

I used to hate the idea of sitting in a tub for more than 10 minutes. Maybe it was because I got easily bored or I wasn't doing something right. Lately, though, baths have been my favorite. Sitting back in the warm water, reading a book or watching a movie in the steam-filled bathroom is my definition of relaxation. The bath experience isn't complete without something fragrant. I usually go for a bakery-like or sweet smelling environment when I take a bath. To me, it's incredibly relaxing and who doesn't love the smell of sweet treats? I remember Zoella, from Youtube, including this in her favorites. I think she mentioned the body butter of this scent but this also seems heavenly. The combination of almond, coconut, and honey all sound so perfect for that night of relaxation. It's definitely a splurge for 12 ounces, but I bet it leaves your skin feeling like velvet and the bathroom smelling like a bakery. 

These are the beauty products I hope to get, haha, and hopefully I do! What's on your beauty wishlist this month?
xx Jenny

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ps. Did anyone see the premiere of the last season of Skins? Oh my god. There is one word that describes that whole episode = flawless. This unreleased song by Ellie Goulding was revealed in that episode and it's amazing, take a listen!


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Happy Summer! The weather has finally settled in Chicago, at least most of the time, and it's been super awesome. I know I've been m.i.a for the past couple of months but I just finished my senior year of high school! Now I'm officially a college student, it's pretty crazy. I'll be moving to California this fall so I'll try to posts 'OOTD's because the weather here (and my suburban background) isn't really appealing, haha. 

These outfits, or Polyvore sets, are some of my summer outfit inspirations. I can't wait to buy more pieces that are more on the experimental side (like some of the pieces in these sets). I'm not sure how to categorize these outfits. I'd like to call some of them flirty, classy, urban, bohemian, or whatever. I think these outfits show a spectrum of types of style. 

Whoever came up with these outfits is a pure genius and I wish this person would style me. Everything is simple in its own way but something about it gives it a charm. Everything is very delicate but with a punch, I guess? As you can see, I have a hard time describing styles and what I want to say ^^; (yes, I just put an emoticon heh). 

In my suburb, sometimes it seems like there's a uniform code. Everyone wears the same type of pants, shirts, and accessories that it's hard for people to venture out. I tell people that they shouldn't care about what others think of them but I guess I would be a hypocrite. Wearing these outfits would be difficult because then it will mean that everyone in the neighborhood would look, stare, or whisper (or even all of that). 

Moving to a city in California will mean that I can be as adventurous as I want and even meet people who have styles that are head-turning. Although I'm not moving to California solely for fashion, it's an important factor for me to express myself without limits. I think that's why I purposely chose to apply to certain colleges, because of the students' styles and fashion sense. Does that sound a little arrogant? I hope not..

source;\thepolyvorecollection.tumblr.com and polyvore.com

As you can see this is a very picture heavy post. I hope some of you, or all, will get some type of inspiration by looking at my picks for the summer. I think the great thing about these outfits is that all of these could be altered (either by wearing a cardigan, coat, or substitute boots) for the fall and winter. Since it's the summer, I'll be posting more frequently and even more different types of posts. If anyone has a request, please comment below and I'll definitely do them!

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p.s. If you guys are wondering what my title meant, it's one of the songs from Kanye West's new album, Yeezus, which everyone should check out. Take a listen, it's been on repeat for me.