Saturday, May 31, 2014

May Favorites

I don't know why I am always surprised every time I write a post on my monthly favorites. I feel like I literally just did my April Favorites last week. Time has flown and I literally don't know where it went.

Down below are my monthly favorites for May. You can clearly tell that one makeup brand took over my favorites, but that's okay.
1. Fergie Shimmer Palette in Photo Bomb
Okay, this one looks quite terrifying as a swatch. It basically looks like a pale yellow, but it looks so pretty once applied to the skin. When I didn't want to look super bronze with my Rose Golden Goddess highlighter, I opted for this one.
Swatches of both Photo Bomb and Rose Golden Goddess 
Originally, I had no intention of buying this highlighter, but when I heard people rave about it, I knew I had to have it. I think this would look great on anyone's skin tone, just as long as you blend it out. This one is a must-have.

2. Fergie Shimmer Palette in Rose Golden Goddess
This highlighter is everything! If you are my skin tone or darker, I think you would really like this one. If you want a highlighter that comes off more natural than a pink or silver shade, this is excellent.

Sure, it does have shimmer in it, but it looks like you've been kissed by the sun whenever you wear it. I've been loving pairing this with cream blushes!
Rose Golden Goddess swatch on bottom
3. Wet n Wild Walking on Eggshells Trio
This is an amazing palette for the price. I have been using this palette on a regular basis ever since I got it at the beginning of May. I'd have to say this is my favorite trio I own from Wet n Wild. The colors are so pigmented and buttery. I couldn't ask for anything better. I love this palette because I don't have to think about it and it's work appropriate.

4. Wet n Wild Comfort Zone 8 Pan Palette
When I wasn't using the Walking on Eggshells Trio, I was using this bad boy. I love this palette because it's also extremely affordable and the quality is exceptional.

When I first bought this I only dabbled in the first half of the palette. I stuck with my neutral browns, but I recently did an eye look with the second half of the palette and I fell in love with it. I was worried that the greens would be too much, but it actually came out pretty natural. I can't wait to experiment with this palette even more next month.

5. E.L.F. Small Stipple Brush
Forgive how it looks in the picture above! I know it's so dirty, but I had to include this brush in my favorites. It's awesome! I love this for my cream blushes. The bristles are so soft. It's small, but it works like a dream and it's only three dollars. I repeat, it's only three dollars! This probably has to be one of my favorites brushes that I own.

6. Glamorous Bouquet Necklace in Multi from Lily Wang
So I've always been a fan of statement necklaces. I have a few, but I'm always looking to expand. When I was without a job, I came across the website, Shoplately, via Youtube when I was swooning over a beauty guru's necklace. Shoplately opened my eyes to so many affordable, yet great quality pieces of jewelry.

This month I made a purchase from the seller Lily Wang and I am in love with this necklace. I've received so many complements on it. I will say that I had to superglue some of the holes because my necklace came a part, but it was quick and simple fix.
Turn Down For What by DJ Snake and Lil Jon
I hate to put this in my favorites, but I have to. I know this song is so over played, but if I could describe May by picking one song and one song only, it would be this one.

May was the month of partying for me. I went to Austin twice. The first time was for Alumnae Weekend and we all know how that went. I also went for one of my sorority sister's graduation. Then this past weekend I celebrated one of my best friend's 23rd. Every week was basically something new to celebrate or party for.
Night on the town with the birthday girl in the middle
Problem by Ariana Grande
This song gives me so much life. It makes me feel like I can conquer the world. Recently my high school sweetheart and I have been having our tiffs, so this song makes me feel like I don't need him or any man for that matter! Girl Power!

This month I have bee loving DearNaptural85's vlogs. I've been watching her vlogs for a while now, but this month I got behind on them, so I've been binge watching them. I love watching their family. They are so fun and Olivia is the cutest little thing.

Cream Corn
Of course I had to put a random food item. It wouldn't be me without mentioning food. This month I have been enjoying fresh creamed corn from my lovely mother. Since corn is now in season, she has been making this dish lately and I love it. I'm sure it's not the healthiest, but it's amazing.

Well that's all for my May Favorites! What have you been loving this month?

Love and desserts,