May Favorites 2016

May was quite the month. In case you aren’t following me on Instagram (seriously ya should we can hang over there too), then you might not know that I graduated college! The last two weeks of school feel like a blur now. If you want to get caught up, you can read my 22 Highlights of Senior Year post here and my #ThursdayThoughts post on Graduating/Finding a Job here. In the meantime, let’s acknowledge the strong, brave products that were on my face this month, withstanding photo shoots, finals, tears, and more.


Benefit Cheekathon: I did a full review on this guy (with an interesting Benefit secret you can read about here) so I won’t go on for too long, but this palette has been a dream. The quality is wonderful and it’s so handy to have every color I’d want all right there.

NIP+FAB No Needle Fix Serum: Once upon a time, The Body Shop discontinued my favorite serum. I was very dramatic about the whole thing. I tweeted about it, The Body Shop DM’ed me to confirm my worst fear, I called every Body Shop I could to try and stock up…like I said, dramatic. AND THEN, just when I’ve fallen in love with a new serum, the Vitamin E Serum is back. Now, I’m unsure which I’ll buy when I’m done with this. This isn’t as moisturizing but I really feel like it plumps the skin.

Bobbi Brown Face Base: This is one of those products that I shouldn’t have even tried, because now I’m in love. I got this very hefty sample as a Sephora reward and because I’m smart, I haven’t looked at how much the full size is. I’m just hoping I’m over it by the time this is out. This base adds the extra moisture my dry skin needs while keeping my makeup in place. It adds such a healthy glow to the skin so I can understand why this is a MUA staple.

Boscia Makeup-Breakup Gel Cleansing Oil: I wore some serious makeup this month and this oil does a great job of breaking it all up before going in with your cleanser.

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector – Opal: I’ve been adding this to my foundation, as my highlight, on my shoulders…I’m ready for summer. It looks so natural on the skin and makes you glow like a dream.

e.l.f. Contouring Blush & Bronzing Cream: Most of the month I was layering all of my makeup with cream bases and topping with powder. I’m not a huge fan of the blush in this duo (I like the 4 pan cream blushes better), but the bronzer/contour shade is great. As you can see, it has quite a hefty dent in it.

That’s all! I’d love to hear what you loved this month. xoxo


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