May Favorites & How’s My Driving?

June is bustin’ out all over (any musical theatre geeks wanna tell me where that reference comes from?), and that means it’s time for my May Favorites post! Because of my Top Picks posts, I have been talking about my favorites pretty much all month. To re-cap those so far:

Moving right along! Favorites for the month of May! Favorites aren’t necessarily new things, just what I’ve been grabbing for the most.

I’ve been keeping things pretty minimal in the makeup arena lately because it’s warm, and if I’m doing makeup it’s usually just to go to class. My classroom for Spring Semester was a hot, crowded, unairconditioned room. Yikes! Glad that’s over! I’m taking a class over summer online from the comfort of my house.

For my face, lately I have been loving the combination of Tarte’s Amazonian Clay Illuminating Serum, (click for full review) topped with powder and concealer. It evens me out really nicely but doesn’t cake on a ton of coverage I don’t need. It also doesn’t break me out in the slightest. Hooray! The powder I’ve been reaching for is MAC Studio Fix in shade N3. I’m almost finished with it so I’ve been digging the last bits of the powder out of my compact before I toss it in the Back 2 MAC pile. I do really like Studio Fix, and I have already repurchased it so I have a new compact to start as soon as I give up on this one. ;)

Recently, I have rediscovered a favorite cheek combo – NARS Sex Appeal and Doceur. I use Doceur to ever so slightly contour, and then Sex Appeal on the apples of my cheeks. 

My lips have been super dry ever since the weather warmed up, so my favorite lip product right now is medicated Chapstick. Really. It smells gross and has no color but boy does it make my lips feel better when they are this chapped. What’s your favorite product for really chapped lips? We have tons of honey around the house (seriously, I have no idea why one household of four people needs so much honey?) so I might start using it as a lip treatment. Honey is a natural humectant!


WHY didn’t I pick up Not Your Mother’s Beach Spray sooner? It’s about $6 and it’s AWESOME. I gotta thank @omgbren of So Much Pretty for that recommendation. If you’re unfamiliar, it’s a styling product that contains sea salt. If you spray it into damp or dry hair it gives you matte texture and wave just like a day at the beach. My hair has a lot of natural wave/curl to it, so I have been loving just washing it, and then when it’s about 90% dry I spray some of this in it and I’m good to go.
Tip – The beachy waves also look really cute pulled into a loose, low side pony tail.

Skin Care

I have definitely been loving my Vitamin E skin care from The Body Shop, as I mentioned in my recent review. But I have also been really loving my CVS brand cleansing/makeup removing wipes (the ones that are a knock-off of Ponds Clean Sweep wipes). The original kind are really nice, softly textured, and do remove the light makeup I’ve been wearing really well. I also just tried the exfoliating wipes and they are SO refreshing and really do scrub well.
Tip Store your wipes upside down to keep them moist longer.

Those are the products I’ve been reaching for the most this past month! I have some fun reviews coming soon, so keep an eye out. ;) And don’t forget you still have time to enter my NYX Giveaway.

It’s that time again, when I pick your brains. MMM BRAINS! Here’s a little “How’s My Driving?” quiz. I want to know what you want to see more of from the blog! Do you want to see…
– More product reviews?
– More videos?
– Collection posts/overviews of certain categories of product?
– Tutorials? (Requests anyone?)
– Hauls? (I’m always reluctant to post hauls. I don’t know if you guys want to see them. Do you?)
– Or…? I’m open to suggestions! This is my blog but it’s also for YOU guys, so let me know!
– Also, anything you want to see less of? I like constructive criticism too, so I can take it so long as you’re nice about it.
I would also love to answer more of your questions. Don’t be shy! :)

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