May 2014 Favorites

It’s time for my May 2014 Favorites! I cannot believe it’s June already and that I did not get this up sooner. I’ve been in a bit of a rut as of late and not “inspired”. Whatevs, so over it already. We have had a preview of Summer recently and I am happy to report I have FINALLY dropped my winter weight and ALL of my shorts fit! The best part is, I actually like all of them and I have adverted a shorts shopping trip. SO beyond proud of myself! That means I had more money to spend at The Makeup Show Chicago this past weekend! Woot woot! Anywho, on to my faves!


Back Row: Healthy Sexy Hair Color Safe Soy Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner Front Row L to R: Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick, Too Faced Melted in Melted Peony and L'Oreal's Miss Manga Mascara

Back Row: Healthy Sexy Hair Color Safe Soy Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner
Front Row L to R: Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick, Too Faced Melted in Melted Peony and L’Oreal’s Miss Manga Mascara

L’Oreal Miss Manga Mascara – I reviewed this here. I have been LOVING this mascara SO much that I have pretty much forsaken ALL of my other mascaras. I have to say that I thought after a few weeks I might hate the formula but I have fallen even MORE in love with Miss Manga!

Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick – This was reviewed here and a fav last month as well. The love continues to flow from me for this product! Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick is the bees knees and now that I have tested this in hot summer like conditions, I love this foundation even more! The Skin Foundation Stick stands up to the heat like a champ, especially when paired with a great primer.

Too Faced Melted Peony – I reviewed this here. I love the formula SO much that I recently ordered two more of their newest shades. Melted Peony has been my go to lip shade once again. I wear it all the time because it is simple to apply and it doesn’t go everywhere. Melted Peony lasts for a while sticking around through drinking and eating.

Healthy Sexy Hair Color Safe Soy Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner – I was at the end of my rope with my hair. It’s very fine but I have a lot of it, can be greasy, yet dry and frizzy at the same time. I saw a review of these products online and Ulta had their infamous liter sale going on so I bought them both and I have been in live ever since. I only wash my hair 2 maybe 3 times a week (I shower daily!) if that so this duo has really been getting my hair clean, not making me super oily AND taming my frizzies.

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Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow in Saddle – Ok, so I forgot this last month and it should have been included. But this shadow is my MUST have product that I can use to fill my brows, define my crease and line my eyes with. I have yet to find a shade of brown that is remotely similar to this in terms of soft color payoff, longevity and tone. It is my perfect shade of brown.

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Purples – My go to color for making my eyes pop is purple. I cannot narrow it down to just one purple color cosmetic that I love but some of my faves are NARS Eyeshadow in Daphne, Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide On Liner in Ultraviolet, Ether and Psychedelic Sister. I have way to many purple faves to really mention.

Non Beauty Related Faves

KPop – More specifically Girls Generation, f(x), 2NE1 and After School. I think it’s the lack of female pop groups in the US that I actually enjoy. Even with the current Danity Kane reunion, I find myself wanting more girl group goodness. I’ve always loved pop girl groups and I secretly wanted to be a member of a girl group when I was a little girl and well into my teens. I may not know WHAT my fave KPop Girl Groups are singing about, but who cares! I enjoy it and that is all that matters.

Bad Girls Club Chicago – Yes, I admit it. BGC is MY guilty pleasure. I can identify with these young women because I am quite hellraiser in my own right. It’s entertaining, it’s sad and sometimes for me,  it’s like looking in the mirror. There is so much more to this show than the fighting, twerking, etc. And what’s even better for me is this season was shot in my city. Loving it!

Spanish Olives – Yummy, salty little bundles of goodness! I L-O-V-E Spanish Olives. And I have ZERO self control when it comes to them. I can literally eat an entire jar. Which is very dangerous because it leads to swollen sodium bloat! And I am trying to avoid bloating/swelling at ALL costs this summer.

What were your faves for the money of May? Share them below.


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  1. I should try that Miss Manga mascara. Great summary of faves!

  2. I want to try a Too-faced Melted and that mascara. I saw a Wayne Goss video on that Bobbi Brown skin foundation stick, and now I want to try it even more!

    • The Bobbi brown Skin Foundation stick is fabulous! It’s the only “true” foundation I have been wearing. And the Wayne Goss vid about it only made me want it more.

  3. I haveto try Miss Manga mascara!

  4. I am in love with that mascara!!

  5. Such an enabler lol. The BB shadow looks perfect for brows and eyes. I love multi tasking products like that. I need to try the Miss Manga mascara and the TF melted lippies. Can’t wait to see how you like the new shades!

  6. I’m so interested in Miss Manga and also the Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick!

  7. That purple shadow is gorgeoussss

  8. I looked for the Manga mascara in waterproof, I hope they make one eventually, it would be a great addition to my kit.

  9. Just got the Manga Mascara and I can’t wait to try it!

  10. Everybody seems to love the Melted lip colors, I gotta get my hands on one of them!

  11. I SO want to try the Bobbi Brown foundation stick!!

  12. I totally have a problem with salt bloat, too, and I can hardly resist olives! I am loving that Nars shadow – and it’s my mom-in-law’s name!

  13. Obsessed with that mascara. Great post of so many amazing favorites. Love Love Love!

  14. Fabulous favorites! I still haven’t picked up any of the Melted lippies, but they are on my wishlist.

  15. I need Daphne!

  16. I love these kind of posts. Great favorites!

  17. Jess Scull says:

    awesome favorites! I love Miss Manga!

  18. I keep hearing great reviews of Miss Manga! Time to try it for myself!

  19. Great picks! LOVING Miss Manga!

  20. Dying to try the melted lipsticks!

  21. I want to try the Magna Mascara but I have so many others I need to use up first. Oh and I love the Melted Lipstick!

  22. I want the melted!

  23. Betzy Carmona says:

    I really want to give those lippies from too faced a try

  24. I really need to try that Miss Manga badly

  25. I was wearing Too Faced Melted Peony yesterday! I love it.

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