Wednesday, June 4, 2014

May Favorites!

Hey guys!

I'm sorry it's been a couple weeks since I've posted, but I have been super busy as always. It's the end of the school year (my last day was yesterday!) and it's senior year so I have been crazy busy with finals and graduation requirements! I have graduation on Friday, so these last couple weeks were the final stretch and I had to be focused on school. I was so stressed out, but now I am super relaxed haha it's a complete 180! Now I'm just really excited for graduation and this summer :)

Even though I was really busy in May, I did actually have a lot of favorites that I managed to spare time to get. A lot of that has to do with Prom since I needed a couple of make-up products, and luckily I ended up loving a lot of them!

 This lip balm has been a life saver! My lips usually get dry around this time of year, and I tend to pick at them when I'm stressed, so they were in pretty bad shape but this little guy fixed them really quickly! I put it on any time of the day, but I always try and put it on at night so I wake up with nice, soft lips. And it smells really nice! I love both lemon and vanilla so this is perfect for me.

 This has also been really useful! With my lips being dry and flaky, I have used this quite a bit. I like to use it especially before I wear lipstick so it goes on really smoothly. It also smells great and tastes really yummy! I have always loved bubblegum (when I was little I always chose the bubblegum flavored medicine haha) so this is right up my alley!

 Okay, so I had been using the Almay eye make-up remover, but it burns my eyes really badly - sometimes they would even be red after I used the product, so I decided I should probably switch to a different one. I went into Sephora and they suggested I get a cream eye make-up remover, so I got this one! It has a lot of other benefits as well, like moisturizing under your eyes, and it works really well. It takes off all of my make-up, even mascara, without any mess and leaves my eyes feeling amazing! I love it so much.

 So I had been running extremely low of my usual concealer (the Make Up Forever HD concealer) so I decided to go in and get another tube of it, but they were out of my shade. Since I was basically out, I needed to get some that day so I decided to give this one a try since people have said that it works just as well as the Make Up Forever one. Plus, Tarte uses great ingredients and doesn't test on animals! This product works great and conceals really well! The only thing is that it isn't matte so you have to use a good finishing powder so your face doesn't look oily, but I always use powder to set my make-up anyway, so that really doesn't bother me. Overall, this is such a great product and my new favorite concealer!

 I got this lipstick for Prom since I needed a more nude color, so I picked this up in the shade "Angelic Nude." I ended up reallllly loving it! It looks so pretty on because it looks really similar to my natural lip color, so it just adds a little subtle pop to my lips. The formula is also so great! It hydrates my lips instead of dehydrating them like a lot of lipsticks. It really melts into the skin and feels so great, and it doesn't sink into the little fine lines on lips so you don't look crazy by the end of the night. You do have to reapply it every couple of hours which doesn't bother me because my lips feel so great while wearing it! It is seriously just like really pretty chapstick.
 Here's a swatch of the color.

 I ran out of my previous setting powder, and I had really been wanting a translucent one so I decided to give this a try. I have heard great things about it and I really love it! It sets my concealer under my eyes so well. I love how it makes my skin look after I apply it, and it has made my morning routine a lot faster! My skin also feels so soft after I use this.

 I also got this brush to apply the powder with since I didn't have a big, fluffy Kabuki brush. It's super soft and I love it! It works really well for putting on powder.

Alright, that's it for my favorites! What did you love in May?

 Thank you guys so much for reading and I hope you have a great day! (:


  1. I really loved your lipstick from Tarte, it has a lovely pigmentation and if it makes your lips feel great, even better! I've been waiting to get a nude lipstick for a long time ago so I'll add this one to my 'Nude Lipsticks I Could Get' list! Hahaha
    I don't actually have so many makeup favourites from May but what I've been loving sooo much is my denim jacket and Demi Lovato's book, so random I know! Hahaha x

    1. Yeah you should definitely give it a try! :)
      Oooo I love denim jackets! Haha I've actually been wearing mine a lot too, they're so great! And I actually didn't know that she wrote a book, I'll have to check it out!

  2. I love the lipstick and the fluffy brush! <333

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  3. That eye makeup remover sounds awesome. The one I use right now always makes my face feel super oily afterward so I've been thinking about switching brands lately!

    1. Yeah I was having problems with that as well, but this one is so great! I would definitely get it if you're thinking about trying a different one!

  4. I love Lush products soo much. That brush looks super soft too! Great post. x

    1. Me too - I'm obsessed with Lush! :) Thanks!