Thursday, June 7, 2012
May Beauty Favorites
Ah, summer is upon us. I know we're already one week into June. I but don't you worry - I haven't forgotten about my May beauty favorites! I love doing this monthly feature.
1. Suave Touchable Finish Extra Hold Hairspray
I forgot how much I like this hairspray. I used it once before and went back to it recently. I really like how it's not super crunchy, but it does a fantastic job at taming flyaways and holding my style. I like an extra hold spray, so this really does the job. It also sprays a super fine mist. I don't mind the scent (I am pretty sensitive to hairspray scents) - in fact, I like the scent.
2. Dr. Jart Premium Beauty Balm
I have been using Beauty Balms for about a year or so, you know, before it was cool. Yeah, I just got all makeup hipster on you. See, I don't think they're the most amazing thing ever created for your face, but I like that some of them provide more coverage than tinted moisturizer, particularly this one. I've had this one for about a while, and the color and coverage is great for days I just wanna slap something on my face and go. It's a great summertime face makeup that includes a good amount of SPF.
3. Stila Dream in Full Color Palette
One of my BFFs, Anne, sent me this for my birthday. I have enjoyed playing with this palette and the endless combinations you can create with it. This palette is huge! We're talking the size of a dinner plate. The size doesn't make it travel friendly, or even makeup drawer friendly in my case, but it fits underneath the sink. I like the palette a lot, regardless. There 29 eyeshadows, 6 blushes, 1 bronzer, and a waterproof eyeliner that comes with it. It even comes with a little look book that gives you tips and ideas for color combos. I haven't really read it but thought that was a nice add in. Some of the shadows I might not use (like the shocking bright blue) and a few shades are not very pigmented, but other than that, I really have enjoyed this. It's running for $22 on the Stila website, so I consider that a steal for such an extensive palette!
4. Nars Orgasm Blush
I've been reaching for this blush a lot more lately, so it's on my favorites list this month! I love the coral-pink color, it's got the right amount of shimmer, and it is perfect for summer. Nars always hits it out of the park with their blushes. It looks great on a lot of skin tones, and of course, it is a cult favorite blush, so it is definitely worth having in the makeup drawer.
5. St. Ives Energizing Citrus Body Wash
I just adore this body wash for many reasons. First of all, the scent is so yummy. I love citrus-y scents. Again, perfect for summer. Also, this body wash is made with mostly natural ingredients, so no harsh chemicals. I don't like to spend a ton of money on body wash (the husband goes through it so incredibly fast - yes, we share) and this one fits my budget nicely! I actually have tried all of the St. Ives body washes from their Naturals line and this one is my favorite!
What have you been loving lately? Give me your recommendations!