Olay Fresh Effects BB Cream – It’s been pretty hot out, so I have been trying not to wear such a heavy foundation. The new BB cream from Olay is so lightweight and has pretty great coverage! I don’t find it greasy or sticky on my face at all. It also has SPF15 which is perfect for spring & summer!
Benefit Boing Concealer – Because I was so in love with my Benefit Fake Up concealer, I decided to give this cult favorite a try. I ordered it in the lightest shade and it works absolutely perfect for under the eyes and to cover up blemishes. It’s extremely creamy and easy to work with.
Benefit They’re Real! Mascara – I feel like I have talked about this so many times . My absolute favorite high end mascara! They’re Real makes my lashes look fuller and gets them sky high. It doesn’t smudge and is extremely long lasting. I love buying the deluxe sample sizes because I always switch out mascaras constantly.
Benefit Hoola Bronzer – Another cult favorite! I don’t know why I hadn’t picked this up before! Because I’m pretty fair skinned, certain bronzers tend to look too orange or muddy on me. Hoola is absolutely PERFECT for all skin types! It blends easily, has no shimmer and just gives you a natural looking tan glow. Highly recommend giving this a try if you’re in the market for a new bronzer!
MAC Blush in Springsheen – If you’re looking for a gorgeous blush for summer, Springsheen should be your number one pick. A mix of peach and pink with a golden shimmer sheen. This blush is very similar to NARS Super Orgasm (Not a definite dupe, but it’s pretty close!) It’s a sheertone shimmer finish, so definitely buildable!
Paul & Joe Cheek Color #6 – Another gorgeous blush for spring! This is the first Paul & Joe product I have tried and I am SO hooked! It’s so soft and extremely pigmented. #6 (There’s no other name.. sorry!) is a berry blush on one side and a light shimmer pink on the other. I’ve been mixing the two together and it creates a perfect shade!
Diorskin All Over Face Powder in Amber Diamond – This is seriously the highlights of all highlights. Mixing all of these beautiful colors together creates a perfect sheen. You can even use the individual colors for eyeshadow! Yes this will be quite the splurge, but it will last you forever! You only need the tiniest bit to create a halo of light glow!
Swatch (All colors blended together)
Nivea Lip Butter in Vanilla & Macadamia Kiss – We’ve discussed these before and I seriously cannot get enough! The vanilla & macadamia kiss is my absolute favorite out of the 4 released! These lip butters leave your lips smooth and hydrated! LOVE them!
MAC Girl About Town Lipstick – I just rediscovered this color in my stash this month and I am so glad I did! I have been wearing it NON STOP! Girl About Town is the perfect hot fuchsia pink. Not only is it very creamy to apply but extremely pigmented as well! Girl About Town is an amplified creme finish (One of my faves!)
Laura Mercier Lipsticks in Damask & Girly – This was my first time trying out Laura Mercier lipsticks and they are fantastic! They were creamy and lasted a good 6 hours on my lips. I would definitely say they are comparable to MAC lipsticks! Awesome quality!
Damask – Dark berry pink
Girly – Light bubblegum pink
Stila After Glow Lip Pencil in Electric Pink – Need a pop of color? Look no further! This new lip color from Stila is INCREDIBLE! And the cool part? It glows in the dark when exposed to UV light! (I have yet to test this, but I have seen other photos where it did in fact glow!) I didn’t find it to last a super long time, but once it does wear off it leaves a nice stain on your lips!
Revlon Lip Butter in Juicy Papaya & NYX Butter Gloss in Apple Strudel – This has become my favorite go to lip combo lately. It’s super easy to swipe on if you’re in a rush to get out the door and looks so gorgeous together! Juicy Papaya is one of the new Revlon summer lip butters and is a beautiful coral color. I will have a full review up soon on the new NYX butter glosses, so I don’t want to go into them too much. They are absolutely fantastic though – Non sticky and the color payoff is pretty great!
Cult Nails Dance All Night Collection – You can read my full review HERE
I absolutely have to mention my trip to NYC to visit the Rita Hazan salon. If you don’t know already, I was named ‘Next Top Beauty Blogger’ by celebrity stylist Rita Hazan. She & her team have worked on everyone from Khloe Kardashian, Jessica Simpson, Katy Perry & Vanessa Williams! (I actually SAW Vanessa Williams at the salon!) My mom & I got to go this month and we were treated with royalty! We stayed at a top rated hotel, had an incredible dinner and were pampered from head to toe! Here’s a pic of us before dinner! I went from being dark brown to having amazing blonde highlights! The team did a fantastic job! Thank you Rita! xo
Sigma Brushes!! My amazing husband got me a few kits from Sigma for Mother’s Day! Mrs Bunny set, Travel Mrs Bunny & the 5 piece synthetic kit. They are SO worth it if you are looking for a new brush set!
http://www.youtube.com/user/Mrslolalynn – She’s a MAC queen! LOVE her videos!
http://www.youtube.com/user/ShadesOfKassie – Absolutely stunning – Her videos are top notch and she’s such a sweetheart!
http://www.youtube.com/user/shaaanxo – Shannon is beautiful! Her videos are high quality and she seriously knows her stuff!
Adventures in Polishland – Christina has great content and she’s always on top of her swatches. Check her out!
The Lacquerologist – Emily is always so positive! Her nail art skills blow me away and she has definitely become a blogger to watch out for! Very highly respected in the blogging world!
Whew! I think that’s it! Let me know your favorites for the month of May in the comments below! Would love to hear your thoughts! xo