2013 May/June Favorites

Monday, June 17, 2013

Finally! I've managed to gather up some favorites to share. :) These were supposed to be my May favorites....but my internet went down towards the beginning of June and by the time it worked again, I thought it was too late to post. So, I'm posting it now as a May/June favorites. May was a very social month for me. It's been a great month for me to try out different products and see what works for me and my nights out.

The Body Shop's Bronze Shade in warm glow 02 $22
So, I flew to Philly for a quick spontaneous weekend trip. I met up with some childhood friends, had some drinks, and flew back home in time for work. I had so much fun visiting my home town. While I was waiting at the airport in Philly, I saw for the first time, The Body Shop. I've always been curious to see what all the buzz was about. I walked in and looked around for a good minute. I tried several products and even had the salesgirl show me some products. After trying so many different makeup products, I finally decided to buy one of their bronzers. It cost me $22 but I knew if I did not like it, I could return it to one of the stores in Atlanta. It has shimmer which is what I want for the summer. It's not overpowering on my face. It's really subtle which is perfect because I like to wear my nyx blush too. I Just bought it, but I had to throw it into my favorites because I wear it almost every day.

Beyonce Midnight Heat body lotion
Every time I go out and want to make sure I smell good, I don't rely on my perfumes because I've noticed whenever I wear the Midnight Heat lotion from Beyonce, it without fail, ALWAYS gets compliments. Everyone wants to know what it is I'm wearing. I would definitely describe it as a seductive scent.

Sally Hansen Extreme Wear in Lacey Lilac 270
Sally Hansen Extreme Wear in Coral Reef 405
I took these from my sister, shhh! I was drawn to the colors immediately. Lacey Lilac reminds me of Taro Bubble Tea. Mmmm speaking of...I could go for some right now. You can see it on my claws below. Coral Reef has the perfect mix of pink and orange. I'm very picky about the nail polishes I buy. I have very little patience when it comes to waiting for nail polish to dry. Am I the only one who gets impatient with dry time? I've even tried using dry shampoo to speed up the dry time...but it just left a weird residue on my nails. Anyways, these polishes don't take too long. So they are good in my book! At $3 I can't complain.

Elf Blush in Fushia Fusion $3
Elf Blush in Pink Passion $3
I've had these blushes for a while now and never bothered to open them because I stopped wearing blush for a while. One day I decided to use them again and I remembered how much I love blush. I think I'm becoming slightly...obsessed. And I'm trying really hard to hit the pan on these before I go buy more blush.  I like shimmer and glitter right now so I've been beginning to make a dent in Fushia Fusion. I feel like it makes me look like a more cheerful person at work with the glitter. bahahaha am I crazy? But for those days I don't want shimmer, I reach for Pink Passion. It doesn't come out like the hot pink it appears to be, but more of a light bubble gum baby pink. Does that make sense? Maybe I should have swatch'd it. haha it's still pretty. They're really affordable at around $3 each. 

MAC frost lipstick in Angel $15
I LOVE this lipstick. It has easily become my go to lipstick because I feel like it moisturizes my lips as I wear it. It's a beautiful mauve colored nudey pink. And as you can see from the photo below....it's time for a new one.  

Loreal true match foundation in natural beige W4 $9
For the past year, I've been trying different types of drugstore foundations, but I finally came back to my Loreal true match. I feel like it gives more coverage than most of the other foundations I've tried. 

NYX Full coverage concealer in Beige $5
This is still my favorite affordable concealer. It's creamy, thick, and doesn't crease. As you can see in my photo, I already have an empty jar and my new jar next to it. My only downside to this is I wish the packaging was in a stick form instead of a jar. I've tried the new true match concealer stick, but still prefer this one to that -even if that one comes in a stick form. AND it cost a few dollars less. 

NYX eye/eyebrow pencil in black $3
I have been looking for a really good eyeliner pencil and have tried so many, but they come off too easily. I'm always open for recommendations, but I tried NYX's eye pencils and I'm liking it so far. A black eye liner is a must-have basic for me, but it's important I find a good one that goes on easily and stays on so, I will be sure to keep this one hand.

Okay well until my next post... 

Luv and Hugs