{Monthly Favorites} May 2012

June 1, 2012
St. Ives Scrub-Free Exfoliating Pads
I admit, I’m a bit lazy when it comes to my skin care. I generally use makeup remover wipes to clean my face, but every few days I’ve been using these exfoliator pads after I clean my face for a deeper clean to help prevent blackheads. I’ve noticed my skin is not as dry and I have fewer face blemishes after using these. They’re convenient and easy to use- none of the mess involved with normal facial exfoliators. 
Gjarrah Keratin Almond Serum
This serum is a hair life changer! Yes the It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-In Conditioner has been a huge help to my hair, but with this keratin serum added to my hair regimen my hair is shinier and healthier than ever before. I apply this to wet hair concentrating on the ends and smoothing down the rest of the hair making sure to evenly distribute throughout. The formula is oil-free so it won’t leave hair greasy and it instantly smoothes and seals the cuticle to achieve shiny, silky hair.
This is my favorite summer blush as it resembles a bronzer with a little more color to warm up the cheeks. It has just the right amount of shimmer and truly adds a bronze-y glow to the face. I love it to add a bit of warmth when I’m just starting to get tan.
I picked up a full size sample of this foundation at Sephora recently and have been using it almost every day. My sample is almost up and I’m highly considering purchasing the full size version. It covers like a foundation with the consistency of a tinted moisturizer. It leaves a nice, natural finish while perfectly evening the skin tone. While it isn’t my favorite foundation, I do really like it and would recommend trying it.
I am a Chapstick/ lip balm hoarder. I’t true. But nothing truly cures my chapped lips quite like the Vaseline Lip Intense Therapy. This stuff rocks my world. I put it on every night before I go to bed and when I wake up in the morning. I find I don’t have to apply as often as most lip balms either meaning I’m not constantly having t reapply throughout the day. If you tend to have chapped lips, then meet your new best friend! 
This has truly been the ultimate multipurpose product for me lately. I use a light dusting on my eyelids for the perfect all over color and I use it as a face highlight in several ways. By brushing it along my cheeckbones, down the bridge of my nose and across my forehead, my face is instantly brightened giving a bronze glow. I even sprinkle a little in my foundation before applying to help give that glow-from-within appearance.
I’ve had this moisturizer for a while and never really used it. With summer pretty much here, I’ve been putting some serious effort into my all over tan. I don’t always feel like applying self tanner every few days so this moisturizer is perfect to keep that tan color lasting. It leaves a perfect, streak free color that takes hardly any effort.
What were your favorite products in May?

  • vintage process
    June 6, 2012 at 11:28 AM


  • Dale Janeé
    June 4, 2012 at 11:20 PM

    What a great post and I can definitely be more lazy than I would like with my skin care too. I definitely want to try this MAC product and I really like all your info. Following you now, great info!!