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:
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Maybelline New York Eye Studio Color Tattoo Metal 24 Hour Cream Gel Eyeshadow, Barely Branded, 0.14 Ounce
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!
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!
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!