02 June 2014

May Beauty Favorites

So one of my favorite videos that all of the YouTube Beauty Bloggers do is the "monthly favorites", where they share a few of the products they have been loving and using each month. Since I am still too much of a nervous wreck to sit and make a video; I figured I would do a post of my monthly favorites instead :)

1] Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette : This is a familiar one to those of you who read regularly. Arielle snagged this cult favorite for me for my birthday and it has been on heavy rotation since. I love that I can create a really lovely eyeshadow look with this palette that still works in conjunction with my standard cat eye. It has also become my go-to palette for filling my eyebrows in. 

2] Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief : Hands down my favorite product this month. The gel-like (and oil free) formula is unlike any other moisturizer I have used before. It is gentle on my skin, doesn't make me feel greasy, and leaves me super hydrated -I could go on for days about this product. [ps: It is excellent to use before a flight!]

3] Clinique Chubby Stick in Whoppin' Watermelon : Another Clinique product! I haven't been one to use much Clinique, but lately they are really grabbing my attention when browsing the makeup counters. This chubby stick is similar to the Revlon ones, but in my opinion has an even better/smoother formula. Also, the color Whoppin' Watermelon is the perfect pinkish-nude for my skin tone. It adds just a little pop of color without being too much. 

4] Essie Too Taboo : This color is everything I've ever been looking for in a bright pink/fuchsia. I never thought I would be grabbing colors from the "Neon Collection" but I am seriously sold. You can see the color on HERE

5] Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation : Another brand that I almost always pass by and have been super impressed with lately. I popped into Blue Mercury to have a quick browse and get some opinions on foundations [I feel like I am in a never ending search for foundation] and left with this Estée Lauder gem. Its formula is right in-between; it isn't too watery and it isn't too thick. It feels super smooth and is right in-between a matte finish and a dewey finish. I really like this because I don't feel too dry and I don't feel like I'm super glossy. I also feel like the branding and packaging is really luxurious. [The smell also reminds me of my grandmother in the best way possible - she has drawers filled with Estée Lauder products.]

6] Not Your Mother's Dry Shampoo  : I have to admit this was a random grab at CVS one evening. I've always been curious to try the "Not Your Mother's" line and hadn't had dry shampoo in my house since a little sample I got in a Birchbox. I have been using this stuff so much lately. I love to spray it in on mornings when I am wearing my hair up. I feel like it gives the perfect texture and volume to my hair when I want to create that perfect just thrown up bun or ponytail. 

Phew! This was a long post! Thank you to everyone who took the time to read my rambling thoughts on beauty products :) Make sure to tell me what products you are loving and have tried over the past few weeks in the comments below.


  1. must try that dry shampoo! & i have been using Clinique moisture surge for years & love it -- so refreshing. especially during the summer months. xo

    1. The dry shampoo is so great and the packaging is so fun! The Clinique won't be leaving my bag anytime soon, it's so great!


  2. Your photography is gorgeous! I love the look of that dry shampoo

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