Wednesday, May 29, 2013

May Beauty Favorites

Holy Cow! How is it the last Wednesday in May? Seriously, when did that happen? After a wonderful long weekend and a very stressful start to the work week I'm feeling slightly dazed this lovely Wednesday. But you know what makes me feel better? Being able to share my May beauty favorites with you! Monthly favorites are some of my favorite posts to write, so I hope you enjoy reading them!

I have to say, this month was pretty epic. I did a little birthday shopping at Sephora, so I had lots of new goodies to play with!

May Favorites

1. Benefit They're Real Mascara- I am officially a believer in this mascara! If you want LONG and defined lashes you need to try this mascara. I will say the formula is probably the wettest one I've ever tried, but after a few coats I've never quite seen my lashes look as good as they do. I will say this isn't the most volumizing mascara (i.e. thickening), but my lashes are definitely longer and more defined than with any mascara I've used... ever.

2. Suave Dry Shampoo- I've gone back and forth on this product a lot since I've discovered dry shampoo, but I have finally decided this one is the best deal on the market. First of all, it's the least expensive one out there, it smells amazing and it works! I think that I have to use a little more of this product than some of the higher end dry shampoos I've tried, but for the price it's still worth it.

3. Simple Soothing Eye Balm- I have a full review of this and a few other simple products coming soon, but I am loving this eye balm after only a few days. When I turned 25 I decided it was time to start taking care of the skin around my eyes a little better and I can't tell y'all how much better my eye area looks already. If you're guilty of not taking off your eye makeup way too often every now and again, you need this product. It soothes the tired eyes you didn't know you had, plus it helps keep those dreaded bags at bay!

4. Benefit Watt's Up! Oh my goodness. Hands down the best highlighter I have ever used. I love this creamy little stick of glowing perfection. Mendi and Jayme of HLNC did a highlighter review recently and I couldn't agree with their assessment of this product more!

5. Juice Beauty CC cream- Okay, I'm eating my words a bit with this one. In my last birchbox review I didn't exactly give this product glowing reviews, but oh have I changed my mind. I guess it's something in the product but my skin has been absolutely glowing with this product! I stand by the fact that it's on the light to medium side coverage wise, but it has definitely improved the condition on my skin. PLUS my baby sample lasted me almost 4 whole weeks of daily use! Love that!

6. bare Minerals in Warmth: Remember when we all used bareMinerals for everything? I never used up that container of the matte warmth powder, but I'm loving it as a bronzer lately. Since I've switched to liquid foundations I've forgotten about how great this brand is. Definitely loving this as a bronzer to finish out spring.

7. Sephora Pro Lesson Palette: Blue Eyes in all honesty I quickly added this palette to my shopping cart so I could get the free shipping, but I'm so glad I did. First of all 6 shadows for $9? Great deal. Plus it comes with instructions for 2 different looks. On top of the good deal the shadows are extremely rich and very smooth. Only one is matte, with the rest shimmery, but no glitter. My favorite shade is the coppery color (they call it soft beige), it had such pretty pigmentation that is very build-able.

In other big beauty news I've decided to add another subscription box to my beauty buying regimen. I may be going a tad overboard but when I found out about Beauty Army I couldn't help it.  Unlike most subscription services you actually get to pick your products (love that)! You start by filling out a pretty extensive beauty profile then you get 9 options to pick from (you can order up to 6). If you don't like the options? Just re-take the survey! It's $12, but I have to say this month I'm getting 3 full size products and 3 more large samples. While I still haven't received the box, I have to say I'm loving it already! If you want to learn more or sign up yourself just click here

Alright girls. I think that's about it for my May beauty favorites! What have you been loving this month?  


Alissa Kelly said...

I have been loving not wearing makeup LOL I finally got my Simple skincare - can't wait to start using it!


Meg O. said...

That Suave dry shampoo is seriously my favorite!! Love it. Also Watt's Up! I have the full size though, so I'm kinda mad they gave me a little one for my b-day at Sephora.

Suzanne S. said...

I heard a lot of good things about the the're real mascara. Maybe it's time for me to try it! :)
Suzanne from written by suzanne

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I've tried many, and Suave dry shampoo is my favorite.

birdie to be said...

I love the Benefit mascara! I need to try that highlighter!

Anonymous said...

I am trying to jump in the BB cream bandwagon, but I have yet to do it. I have fallen in love with Kiehls products particularly the cleanser! I bit the bullet and got a Clarisonic and coupled with the cleanser is giving my skin life!

HMB said...

The Benefit mascara is amazing! I actually just posted about it yesterday! I am going to have to try out this Beauty Army box - picking out your own big samples sounds amazing!

Anonymous said...

I guess I will have to try the Suave dry shampoo. I have only really tried the Tresemme stuff, but actually ordered some from Lulu Organics last night (the Jasmine one). Expensive, but reviews said it was better for girls with darker hair (me). Have you ever tried the Lulu kind?

MISS YOU!!! A trip to DC is definitely in order in the next few weeks!

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Sara {Social Sara} said...

I love Warmth! One of my faves and I too use it as bronzer!

Laura said...

EMILY! we are twins!
1. because i did a beauty favorites post for next week
2. we have 3 of the same favorites! they're real and watts up and suave dry shampoo are my FAVORITES!

i'll have to try the juice BB creme!

Niki Caron said...

I keep hearing such great things about the They're Real! I have a sample to try but I'm waiting until I'm out of my current mascara (which will be soon). I'm excited!

thenerdykatie said...

I love so many of those! I can't believe I waited as long as I did to try Watts Up.

Melissa Williscroft said...

+1 for They're Real! I'm a HUGE fan.

My-cliffnotes said...

I want the mascara

tara said...

i dont know what my problem is, but i dont use watts up near as much as i should! i need to change that!

Mree said...

I use the Suave Dry Shampoo and I cannot stand the smell. I use it cause it just works so well and the smell does go away quickly. It does work quite well tho.

Best, Mree

Nat said...

I love Benefit They're Real I just hate taking it off at night!! It takes forever but it's really the only mascara that lasts. I need to try the suave dry shampoo- I've been using another one forever but people always rave about the suave.

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