Wednesday, May 21, 2014

May Favorites !

Hey there ! Can we all just take a min to appreciate that I'm actually on time with this months faves ?! *pats self on back* ;) I wasn't too sure what I was going to talk write about because I'm still obsessed with my Too Faced palette, mascara, and bronzer.. so I don't have too much makeup favorites for this month, but more skincare and a random haha.. well let's get started, shall we?!

  I've been using the Too Faced bronzer I talked about last month for contouring.. but when I want to look extra glowy all around I've been using these bad boys ! The first is highlighter from the brand Hard Candy in Tiki.  This is such a pretty golden highlighter.. gives the perfect amount of shimmer without being chunky and obnoxious.  It blends out beautifully and it's so so so smooth ! The guy on the right is the Milani baked bronzer in 04 Glow.  I put this over my contour and where you would typically put blush.  This is such a good color for when I'm my natural skin color and when I'm self tanned.  It gives your skin a beautiful luminous glow.  I love both of the products because while they do make your skin appear illuminated, it's not chunky glitter.  I will forever be repurchasing these two, esp how cheap they are ! Winning all across the board !

These next few products, I've been using since Feb but they're so small I always forget to grab them when doing monthly faves.  I use these everyday and would hate to do my daily routine without them<3  The first is the Benefit Gimme Brow in Med/Dark. Since I (tragically) dyed my eyebrows dark brown I can brush this guy through them and be done.. it adds depth and makes them appear fuller in the areas that need a lil help.  When I'm going to work a want a little more of a dramatic brow I fill them in per usual with my power and brush this through when I'm done and it brings dimension to my brows so they're not so powdery.

The second is the Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara.  This wand is tiiiiiny and gets every. single. lash.  It's amzzzin ! I have a problem with mascara on my bottom lashes touching my skin and leaving marks.. we like to call those "Satan sprinkles" This has its good and bad days which is okay by me because I've just come to the realization that it'll do it no matter what.  But it makes my lashes sooo long and full, more so than a regular mascara does.  And it's only $10... hellllo.. you need this lil guy !

I have been wearing this guy a lot more lately and every time I do, I get a ton of compliments on my skin.  It almost gives me the same results as my YSL Touche Eclat does, just not as dewy.  It makes your skin look flawless without looking like a cake face.  I don't have to set this foundation with any powder and it lasts all day on me.  You can build this foundation to a full coverage in a breeze.  In pictures it looks even better, looks like there's nothing on your face but still looks gorrrrgi.  It is a little pricey which is why I don't like to wear it too much.  It's deff in my top two tho ! If you ever want to splurge on a foundation, I would say this or the YSL would be the ones to do it on, if you're looking for something that's going to make you look illuminated.

I am slowly but surely becoming a Drybar advocate.  Everything I try from their line, I become obsessed.  Hot Toddy is another product that I am loving at the moment ! Hot Toddy is a cream heat protector and it fights frizz.  You put a bit in your hands and apply it to your damp hair.. this should be the first step before any other products.  You wanna go from roots to tips and make sure you get those tips good ! All of their products smell amazing, like a sandalwoodsy / musky with vanilla scent haha.  This not only makes my hair so soft but also helps tame my frizzy hair ! Two birds, one stone.

The Peter Thomas Roth Camu Camu Vitamin C Brightening serum has taken over my heart.  I never used a serum before this one, only oils.  But the PTR brand rep was so kind to give us this as a gift and I am so glad she did ! I've been using it for about a month now and can already tell a difference in my skin. As it states in it's name, it is a vitamin C serum, and vitamin C brightens, tightens, and lightens.  It's going to lighten dark spots and help improve any skin discoloration you might have, brighten to make you truly radiant from within (not just when you have highlighters and other makeup on), help tighten your skin and help with fine lines/wrinkles ! This guy is one of our most powerful Vitamin C serums we sell.  The Camu Camu berry is a superfruit from the Amazon that has 30x the amount of vitamin c of an orange.  You can use this morning and night.. it helps fight off free radicals as well ! The next skincare item I've been loving is the new Fresh Peony Brightening Night Treatment Mask.  It helps fade dark spots and any unevenness and helps improve hydration. When you use this at night (only a couple times a week) just wash your face and only put this on, go to bed, wash it off and go about your regular routine.  Lastly, I've really been enjoying this F.A.B. Beauty Ultra Repair Cream moisturizer.  This is a heavy duty moisturizer but it doesn't feel thick !  It has helped the dry patches on my nose.  I use it day and night.. it goes smoothly with my makeup during the day, it doesn't cause it to slide around or any of that nonsense !

I have been loving this candle from Bath & Body Works. It smells like a fair or theme park with lots of sweets ! And it's sooo strong ! It's deff one of the strongest candles I've gotten from them.  I really like all of their new(ish) scents that they came out with this spring/summer.  I'm not sure if it's taken the place of the sugar doughnut candle... but it's up there ! I can put it in my bathroom, which is in my room, and within five minutes you can smell the candle on the opposite side of my house.  A little goes such a long way and it has mega staying power because it's so strong.  This'll prob last me agggges haha.

  This is a random and it really doesn't even count as a favorite because I haven't had it all month.. to be honest I've had it for a little over 24 hours haha.. but it's so doggone cute ! It's the perfect size and it is sooo appropriate for spring and summer... I am obsessed ! It's so bright and the material is easy to clean off so fingers crossed it stays this bright and pretty ! I got this fun lil guy at forever 21 for $5.80 ! Steeeeeal.. I want this pattern in everything haha.. phone case.. brush.. makeup bag.. you name it, I need it in this print ! (so siiiick)

  For T.V. shows I've been loving (as usual) The Vampire Diaries and The Originals.  These two are the only shows I watch.. and now that the seasons are over.. I have nothing to look forward to on Tuesday and Thursday nights haha.. I usually hate shows because they're predictable and repetitive.. these are anything but ! The writers/creators are genius's !!! Just when you think you know what's going to happen, something unimaginable happens instead.. I really really love them ! I know when TVD first came out I was like ugh seriously another vampire show ?! But decided to give it a try once it came out on Netflix and have been hooked ever since ! The Originals is a spin off from TVD, and I have to say I love me some Klaus ! So I was beyond excited when I found out he was getting a show with him and his family (and it's based in New Orleans ! Hollllla) I was excited to see what it was going to have in store for me, and not shockingly, it hasn't let me down in the least ! I hope both of these shows keep airing for a looonnnng time ! <3

This month I've been listening to Justin Moore's new album like crazzzzy.. and when I'm not listening to him I'm listening to Chris Young's Neon album... Love jamming to all of the songs on his album even the slow ones haha.. and how could I forget Miranda ?! I am counting down the days until her new album comes out ! I'm sure it won't disappoint ! Can't listen to Automatic enough !

Well, that's a wrap for what I've been enjoying this month ! What's some things y'all can't live without or new finds that you can't get away from ?! Don't forget to subscribe and comment down below ! Thanks for all of the support ! I love y'all ! <3 XOXO


Molly Mac said...

Great post! I've been looking to purchase the Benefit Gimme Brow product, so you're opinion of it has been very helpful. Lovely blog. Just followed! :)

Marissa Leigh said...

Well I'm glad I could help ya out ! Let me know what you think of it once you try it out ! :)