Welcome to The Fix—My Imperfect Life's edit of the newest or most trending products that our editors are obsessed with. From beauty products to book launches and everything in between, we've picked out the very best products to spend your money on this month.
Our editors and global network of contributors, get to test, read and taste a huge of range of the newest products to launch, so we thought it was only right that—after much rigorous testing—we shared our faves.
Our round-up for June features one of the most-anticipated summer 2022 book releases, a mega sunglasses collab from one of the best sustainable jewelry brands, some new season pieces from some of our favorite fashion brands—including Nobody's Child, Anine Bing and Reformation—and of course the month's biggest beauty drops.
What we're buying this month
Consider this your one-stop destination to find a global round-up of all the latest beauty, fashion and lifestyle buys, designer collaborations and the products we just can't get enough of.
Our beauty buys for June
Eve Lom Foaming Cream Cleanser
RRP: $55/£45 for 120ml
Eve Lom is arguably most well-known for their original famously effective cleanser that comes in a balm format and melts of makeup, build-up and impurities—so it's no surprise that their newest cleanser formulation has been an immediate hit.
With a pleasing texture that turns from a comforting cream to a foamy lather this washes away impurities without leaving the skin feeling dry.
Face Gym Skin Changer toner
RRP: $41/£38 for 100ml
This new release from Face Gym can be used as part of a facial sculpting routine or on its own—but whichever way you choose to use it, we'd definitely recommend getting it into your skincare routine (opens in new tab) somehow.
The exfoliating toner works towards brightening the skin and tackling dark spots (opens in new tab) and blemishes, without leaving skin feeling dry or irritated. While it does hydrate the skin and reinforce the skin barrier too, we'd follow use with one of the best moisturizers for dry skin (opens in new tab) just to make sure that you're properly nourished.
T3 Airebrush Duo
If you've been tempted by the Dyson Airwrap (opens in new tab) but have been apprehensive to spend the money, this is the hair tool for you. T3's first hot air brush features two interchangeable brush heads—a straight one for drying and a barrel one for adding a bit of volume or shape.
While both brush heads feature a ceramic surface for shiny results, the straight attachment also makes a good brush for curly hair (opens in new tab) that can be difficult to control once it's dried into its natural state. And with five heat settings and three speed settings it gives you ultimate control over your blow dry.
Naked Sundays SPF 50+ Hydrating Glow Mist
While most of us are adept in whether we should use sunscreen or moisturizer first (opens in new tab), when it comes to whether to use sunscreen or apply makeup first, it can become more tricky. So this Hydrating Glow Mist is the perfect addition to any summer beauty routine as it can be applied on top of your makeup to top up throughout the day.
Of course, we'd still recommend using one of the best sunscreens for face (opens in new tab) after the last step in your skincare routine and before you apply your makeup, but this mist is great for topping up on sunny days. It contains hyaluronic acid (opens in new tab) for an extra quenching feel and has a slight luminous finish to enhance the effect of your bronzer or highlighter.
Ole Henriksen Firmly Yours Dry Body Oil
RRP: $42/£36 for 100ml
Keeping skin nourished and moisturized during the summer months is no easy task—especially if you hate the sticky or oily feeling some creams and lotions can leave you with.
This new dry body oil gives the skin all of the oily goodness it needs without leaving a sheen on the surface of your skin. Lightweight and super hydrating, it absorbs quickly to get rid of any signs of dryness and leave skin feeling healthy.
No7 Pure Retinol 1% Retinol Night Concentrate
RRP: $43.99/£37.95 for 30ml
No7 already formulate one of the best retinol serums (opens in new tab) on the market, but the brand's newest take on the powerhouse ingredient contains their highest strength of retinol to really see those benefits.
It's probably not one to choose if you're a beginner trying to start using retinol (opens in new tab), as you could be left with skin sensitivity and retinol peeling (opens in new tab) if you don't build up your strength slowly. But for seasoned users, this promises to work towards tackling those deeper wrinkles.
Vida Glow Hairology
RRP: £45 for 30 capsules (UK only)
We're all for anything that helps our hair grow faster, so these supplements were right at the top of our list to include in our June beauty routines.
While we're still to notice any visible results, the cocktail of ingredients looks promising, and the formula boasts biotin, selenium and zinc—all ingredients that are known to strengthen hair follicles, protect against damage and promote healthy hair growth.
Independent trials (opens in new tab) for the product also found that 86%
of participants saw a reduction of hair loss after 8 weeks of treatment while 71% noticed an improvement in overall hair condition. Sounds promising!
Our fashion buys for June
Missoma x Le Specs Aquarius Sphere Oversized Square Sunglasses
One of the best affordable jewelry brands (opens in new tab) for quality demi-fine pieces, Missoma has already kitted out most of our accessories box. But now they're coming for our sunnies with stylish line of sunglasses developed in collaboration with glasses brand Le Specs.
There are a few different styles available but we are obsessed with this oversized style (which kind of remind us of the Russian Doll sunglasses (opens in new tab)) that sports gradient lenses, gold trimming and chic square frames. We also love the malachite stone on each arm that matches one of the brands bestselling necklaces.
Nobody's Child Cecile floral-print crepe midi dress
Nobody's Child new season line has some of the best summer dresses (opens in new tab) for both comfort and style—including this beautiful floral midi dress.
While floral midi dresses are a must most months—not just the summer ones—the crepe material of this showstopper makes it a great choice for those warmer days when you don't really want to show too much skin.
Anine Bing Lizzie cross-over leather sliders
Chunky sandals are up there with some of the biggest trends for this summer, so we're obsessed with these Anine Bing beauties that feature thick straps and a flattering crossover design.
They're a bit on the spenny side, but we feel like the neutral color and versatile design that mean they can be worn with pretty much anything make it okay to splash—right?
Reformation Pleated high-rise wide organic denim-blend jeans
A flattering pair of jeans is a must for any capsule wardrobe (opens in new tab) and when it comes to summer dressing we always make sure there's a white pair thrown in there somewhere. The light color can take any outfit from winter to summer or even casual to smart.
This high-rise design is great for anyone who likes to stay a bit more covered up but the airy wide leg means that they're not too warm to wear in the summer months. Plus the roomy legs create a flattering, slightly hourglass, shape.
Our home & lifestyle buys for June
You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty by Akwaeke Emezi
Set to be a must-read for this summer, You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty follows Feyi who's struggling after losing someone she loves.
So when she and her best friend make a big decision five years later, Feyi is thrust into a hot summer of tropical getaways, decadent meals and quite the eyebrow-raising love triangle.
Papier x Regina Pyo stationery
RRP: From $29/£21
Papier are known for designing some of the best planners (opens in new tab) for marrying productivity with aesthetics. And they're staying to form with their newest range designed in collaboration with fashion designer Regina Pyo.
The range is packed with pretty and very unique designs and features daily planners, mid-year diaries, list notepads, desk planners, notecard sets and more. While there's plenty to choose from, this design has to be our favorite—and the detailed planning pages inside, which feature habit trackers, meal planners and more, have really helped up the productivity.
Jo Malone x Richard Quinn
RRP: From £40 (UK only)
We all love a Jo Malone candle for the house—not only does the brand create some of the best scented candles (opens in new tab) but the chic design of the jars always add a neutral elegance to our interiors.
So we're super excited about their new collaboration with fashion designer Richard Quinn that is all about florals for the summer. It's a small collection but features some great scents, including wildflowers and Peony & Blush Suede and the floral designs are gorge.
Aleesha is acting deputy editor for My Imperfect Life, where she looks after the beauty, fashion and eCommerce pages. Previously she was shopping writer for woman&home and gained an AOP awards nomination after working on their news team. She earned an MA in Magazine Journalism from City, University of London in 2017 and has since worked with a number of brands including, Women's Health, Stylist and Goodto. When she’s not testing new products, Aleesha spends her time soaking up the newest bestsellers and Netflix releases, exploring different wines, attempting new languages and (in non-COVID times) has been known to be a bit of a jetsetter after spending a year living in Madrid.
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