Goodbye cold, rainy, depressing May and hello to a hopefully warm sunny June! May was not nice, the weather was horrible and I was sick as a dog the past two weeks, which is why I hadn’t been posting much and why my monthly favorites post is a bit later than I would’ve liked it to be. I have been posting little tidbits on my Facebook page though so if you’re not following me on there you can do so by clicking here as it is where I typically post information about various sales and coupon codes.
Before we get started, I wanted to mention that there are only a few more days left to enter my One Year Blogiversay Giveaway. So if you’ve not done so already, be sure to enter and spread the word. My friend Jessica, over at Product Hoochie is also hosting a giveaway to celebrate her first year of blogging as well so click here to check out the details and be sure to wish her a very happy blogiversay while you’re there. Now onto to the favorites!
Maybelline 24 hr Color Tattoo Barely Beige – This is such a nice neutral cream shadow that can be used on it’s own or as a base for other shadows. I quite enjoy using this with my M.A.C. Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle brushed over top. I think everyone needs this little pot of goodness as it would suit just about any skin tone.
Kiko Makeup Milano Smart Lipstick in 912 Crimson Red – I decided to give these a try since I was picking one up for a friend of mine who thought they looked interesting. Well I am glad to say that she has a good eye because these are wonderful lipsticks, especially for the price. This color is out of my comfort zone, but I quite like it.
EOS Lip Balm Pomegranate – This flavor has surpassed EOS Sweet Mint as my favorite from the brand. I just love how it tastes and I can’t put my finger on it, but something is different in a good way about this formula.
Zoya Dahlia – I am a big fan of black nail polish and as I’ve mentioned before, I am really loving the matte texture trend so this delivers on both fronts for me. I love the slightly more fun & feminine twist Zoya put on black by the matte finish and with that bit of sparkle.
Zoya Vespa – While this ended up being more subtle than I had anticipated, it ended up being a good thing. I rarely go for subtle when it comes to my nail color but Vespa still gives a nice hint of green and glitter without being so in your face about it.
Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush Blissful – This is such a nicely pigmented pop of coral that gives your cheeks a surprisingly natural flush. I love that these can be worn more sheer for a subtle wash of color or applied more heavily for a more vibrant look.
Color Lock Clip – I had seen these a very long time ago in Sally Beauty and passed them by, but while in the States in March I decided to pick them up finally as I was so tired of the cheap crappy metal clips I’ve been fumbling with for years. These things are so awesome I just can’t say enough. I use them during styling and when I dye my crazy multicolored hair and these little suckers grab on like a crocodile and don’t let go.
Alex and Ani Four Leaf Clover Charm Bangle – My friend Hilary introduced me to Alex and Ani and them promptly took me to their store in Newport, Rhode Island. That is where I picked up this bracelet that I fell in love with at first sight. I love how simple and timeless these charm bracelets are and how easily they can be mixed and matched. Alex and Ani offer a wide variety of not only bracelets but necklaces, earrings and rings as well. If you’ve not checked them out then click here.
Ray Ban Sunglasses – I know these aren’t technically a beauty item, but hey they protect the eyes and that’s particularly important for the summer months. In all honesty, I was lucky enough to win these via a Twitter contest that Coastal put on back in February (they are very present on the social media front). These are just such a great classic frame. I know I mention Coastal a fair bit, but I genuinely think they’re awesome. If you’ve not already checked them out, I highly suggest you do so. Not only do they have an amazing “First Pair Free” promo, but they frequently have really good sales and contests going on.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend full of sun and fun. As always, thanks for reading and check back soon for more.