I thought I would start a new monthly post featuring my top 5 favorites from the past month. A sort of quick list of things that I want to share with you lovelies. Some I have posted about before and some I plan on posting more in detail about in the future. Enjoy!
1. Edison Collection from The Container Store (now on sale from $4.99-13.99)
I just got a smaller compact desk for my loft space and spruced up the shelves with these colorful pieces from the Edison collection. I decided to mix and match the colors to make it look more fun. It's been so functional as I have a place for everything which then keeps my desk clutter free.
2. Clarins Lip Balm Crayons - Limited Edition ($20 at Bloomingdales)
These are probably my favorite thing this summer. I pretty have been rotating between my three colors and just bought the coral color last week that I was missing. It's just the right amount of light color on your lips and it keeps them moisturized for hours. I love the crayon shape which makes it so portable in my small cross body bag I use for summer. They are off the Clarins site now but I found that Bloomingdales has all the colors. (Bloomingdales at the SF Westfield just got a shipment at their counters.) See my previous Coquette post.
3. Too Faced Primed & Poreless Pressed Powder ($30 at Sephora)
I wasn't sure if I was ready to shell out a powder by Too Faced but if you look beyond the plastic packaging, the powder is a perfect one for summer. It's so lightweight and it't just keeps you looking smooth. A little goes a long way and I usually dab my powder brush in there once and gently brush over my face. Unlike other powders, this one comes with a little pad which makes this perfect to put in your handbag when you are on the go and want to be shine free.
4. Clarins Shaping Facial Lift ($80 at Clarins)
I really can't stop raving about the new Clarins Shaping Facial Lift. This updated formula helps contour your facial contours, defines cheekbones and visibly lifts the jawline. See my previous Coquette post.
5. Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris ($17 paperback, $9.99 Kindle version on Amazon)
It's been a busy summer and I've been trying to read more and watch less Netflix on my iPad. To get me into the reading spirit, I couldn't have jumped back easier than with my old favorite David Sedaris. His blend of humor, wit and unforseen circumstances make his everyday life hilarious to read. You can't miss the first story about going to the dentist in France. The short story format makes it easy to pick up each night. I laughed out loud through most of this book while also annoying my husband in the process.