I'm still in Lisbon, really enjoying the food, wine and culture here. Last night we went to one of the local Fado houses. Fado, which means 'fate', are these beautiful songs sung by men or women, which express betrayal, jealousy, or disappointed love. Fado is also linked to saudade, the feeling of longing for something impossible to attain. Men at sea would sing these songs to the women they left behind, "Wishing they were here, or wishing I was there." The songs are accompanied by a guitarra, a twelve string Portuguese guitar shaped like a mandolin, and a viola, an acoustic Spanish guitar.
June for me was a month of routine. I ended up with a "June" face wearing the same makeup every single day! Many of my favorites from last month were included, such as the Armani Heat palette, which I'm still obsessing over, and my Guerlain bronzer and highlighting star powder. I've added to that my current love, the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Gold, and the Chanel Joues Contraste in Espiegle, a warm peach. I use the bronzer for contouring and definition, then add a touch of blush for warmth and color. The Becca highlighter is perfect for creating a glow on my cheekbones as well.
A new discovery for me this month is the Le Metier de Beaute Peau Vierge. This tinted treatment fluid contains Retinol. I received a generous sample of this from my local sales associate and have been using it everyday. After three days my skin was noticeably clearer! In fact, my skin is softer and smoother, and with this being the only change to my skin regimen I know this is what made the difference. I still use my Armani Luminous Silk at night, or when I want more coverage, but I make sure to use the Peau Vierge at least once a day to obtain the benefits. I will definitely be purchasing this once my sample is finished! I am also looking forward to the Le Metier skin care line which will incorporate the Peau Vierge technology!
Other favorites this month are the Chanel Le Stylo Waterproof Eye Pencil in Rose Platine and the Le Metier de Beaute large concealer brush. Both have become staples.
Sorry the lay out is not perfect, but I am working in HTML which is a little difficult for me, and I wanted to post something while I had the chance!
What are your favorites for the month of June? Any new discoveries? Don't forget to enter my Edward Bess giveaway!