Emilee Speaks: .may favorites [2014]

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

.may favorites [2014]

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May flew by and we're already in the second week of June!  Whew!  Talk about being behind on a favorites post, woops!  aha!  May was a crazy month for me... lots of exciting things happened [hence the lack of posts in May, sorry 'bout that].  I'm sure I'll go into further detail later on about what May meant to me, but right now I'll just briefly fill you in.  I was adopted when I was 3 days old, and I recently found && met my biological sister, along with several other members of my biological family.  It was amazing and meant the world to me.  May was an emotional whirlwind!  


Okay lets get down to business with my favorites.  The above picture features my favorite beauty products of May 2014.  Here are the details:


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I recently got my hair cut to a very layered shorter style.  I've been using this Spray to achieve the texture && messy look that my style requires.  I'm quite fond of this product.  It's been around for awhile, but I'm just now getting my hands on it.  It smell ah-mazing!  You should definitely try it out!

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My favorite fragrance in the WORLD is Falling in Love by Philosophy.  This body spray is a cheap alternative to it.  Great dupe!  I love layering it with my actual Falling in Love fragrance, so that I'm using less of the Philosophy and making it last longer.  

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Urban Decay De-Slick

I'm a grease machine.  I will be the first to admit it.  GREASE MACHINE!  Urban Decay De-Slick is a MUST in my summer time arsenal.  Kansas has humid as hell heat in the summer, and it takes an act of God to keep my makeup from melting off.  This product does a FANTASTIC job.  I can't live without it.  

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I received this product in my Sample Society box last month or the month before.  I really like the formula.  It's kind of "gel" based, which is great for me during the summer time.  Even though it's only for my eye area, the more I can do to prevent the grease machine, the better.

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This is an eyeshadow trio I received in a Sample Society box several several months ago.  I finally dug it out and decided to play with it.  I know the colors may seem a little "warm" for summer, but it works.  You can use any colors any time of year, it just depends on how you apply it.  Blending is key!  These shades are very pigmented and very soft.  I'm quite impressed with the quality of the shadow. 

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This has become one of my favorite all over the lid base shadow.  It's such a beautiful neutral color, and when you layer anything over it, that shade will POP!  Such an affordable product, you have to give it a whirl.  Some people have had experience with creasing with these.  I have not, and [once again] my skin is a grease machine.  I love the color tattoo line by Maybelline!

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Let me start by saying that Butter London is my all time favorite Nail Polish brand.  I adore the formula && the shades.  Well I received this pencil in a Sample Society box, and it's beautiful!  I only use it on my bottom lash line with a bronzed or neutral smokey eye.  It adds a nice pop of fun color.  The pencil is long lasting, and glides on smooth as butter, ahah!  Very impressed!

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I've been struggling with my brows for awhile.  I'll save you the ridic details, but basically I found I was shaping them too low.  I was taking too much off the top, which was taking away my natural arch.  So I've been letting them grow back in, and it's been a roller coaster.  This product has done wonders for helping me fill in the bald areas [side 1], and the gel works well to keep the unruly hairs in line [side 2].  I'm proud to say that we're getting there!  Before too long, my eyebrows will be amazing!  [Okay maybe not amazing, who actually LOVES their eyebrows?]



My miscellaneous favorites:




I blew through season 1 & 2 in May on Netflix.  This is such an addictive show!  Very intense from the start.  I love it!  Huck is my favorite character, I just adore him.  You have to check out this show!


I'm really digging this album.  Iggy is pretty impressive.  There's some catchy tunes ["Fancy" anyone?] and some more real intense stuff.  It's definitely an explicit album, but that stuff doesn't bother me ;-)



What were your May favorites?  Do you love/hate anything in my list?  Let me know in the comments below!  I love talking to you guys!  


34 comments:

  1. It is such a great news that you met your biological family. I can't imagine what is like that feeling.

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    1. Yes it was quite wonderful! Such an amazing experience.

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  2. Wow, what a great month for you! A few years ago I found my husbands father whom he had never met...turned out he had 2 sisters and 3 brothers too! Him and his dad speak daily now and we live hundreds of miles apart, but they have gotten to meet face to face once. On another note, I am going to have to check out this Sample Society box!

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    1. That's great! Some times people aren't as lucky... I feel blessed that they were so welcoming.

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  3. That is an amazing story.. That box looks like it has some good stuff.. I will show my wife.

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  4. Great news that you were able to meet your biological family! These all look like great products, and I love Scandal too!

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    1. Scandal is the best! I'm all caught up, but we've started it over again aha!

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  5. I keep teasing on of my buddies who is into Scandal by chirping "Gladiator"everytime I see him...

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  6. Those look like some great products. I love the trio of colors on that eye shadow.

    Michelle F.

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  7. how great it is to find your biological family. And you have a great products, i will going to share this to my wife.

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  8. Such A Great Box Of Goodies I Really Need To Sign Up!!

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  9. wow a cool box of stuff for sure. I am not a makeup person, but this all looks great

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  10. Congrats on meeting your sister and it would be very emotional. Anyway love the butter LONDON WINK Eye Pencil, Inky Six. I love eyeliners. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Well congrats about finding your biological sister. That definitely is blog post worthy. I love the bodycology spray. :)

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  12. So happy for you that you found your sister..

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  13. It's nice that you met members of your biological family.

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  14. great products bodycology floral rush is in my favorites this month it smells delicious and so affordable

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  15. I like butter london brand too.That's great that the de-slick works so well!

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  16. Most of your May Favorites are girly things but I can get your eye cream. I hope to do posting like this also but I rarely see a male blogger doing haul or favorite things post.

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    1. Hey you might be on to something! Since you rarely see it happen, there must be a market for it! I'd give it a go if I were you!

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  17. I LOVE Iggy. I've been listening to her entire album.

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  18. That is wonderful that you got to meet your bio family. These also look like some great products. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Sounds like you had an emotional and exciting month. Very exciting for you.

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  20. I haven't heard Iggy yet, I've been catching up on movies and now I'm behind on music, sigh

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  22. Sea salt spray? Never tried it but I should and congrats on finding your bio family. I can only imagine how crazy and wonderful that's been for you

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  23. I could use the man version of all of these. Dry skin isn't very cool.

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  24. Sounds like a really great products, all of them. Thank you for sharing!

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  25. I would love to try the Sea Salt Spray for some beachy waves! Thanks for the review.

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  26. I love the colors in that Vincent Longo Trio. I would definitely use that.

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  27. I didn't see my comment update but I will try posting again. I love the The New Classic Iggy is amazing.

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  28. Wow look at that makeup you should bring food to your office.

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