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Monthly Favorites | May!

Is the thought that counts, right? It's my (super duper late) May favorites post! There isn't a whole bunch of products because well, lately I've been going au natural for the sole fact that I'm exhausted. All the time. Blow drying my hair has been an Olympic sport. But enough about me, let's check out my faves!

  • MAC Sculpting Powder in Sculpt - I honestly don't know what made me buy this a couple of months ago, but I'm so glad I did. Sculpt is just one of those gorgeous matte shades that you can use to warm up your face and bronze with or use as a cool contour. It just works both ways.
  • MAC Melba - Miss Casey Holmes totally turned me onto this one. Melba is a spicy, light melon that I'm convinced will work on just about every skintone. It'll probably be my go-to blush all summer.
  • It Cosmetics CC Cream+ in Light / Review - This has been my favorite foundation for a few months now. Especially now that I have a light tan going on, it's been amazing. It's so light on the skin but provides medium-full coverage. It has a light minty scent but goes away once it's on. It's hands down, one of my fave foundations ever!
  • PINK Spring Break Mist - I don't even know if this is in stores anymore; that's how long I've had it. I'm almost positive this has been in past favorites as well but it just smells so summery and yummy, I couldn't help but wear it a lot. I think PINK is having a sale so definitely check this out in stores and see if you can snag it!
  • Aden + Anais Ultra-Gentle Lotion - Guys. This lotion smells so delicious. It's infused with Pawpaw fruit and I think I saw Sandlewood on the bottle as well. This is part of Aden+Anais' Mum+Bub collection meaning that it's both for use on you and your little babe as well. I'll have a review up on it soon as well as their stretch mark cream. But back to this lotion. Besides the amazing scent, the lotion is super lightweight and has kept my itchy pregnant skin at bay. I love it.
  • L'Oreal Luminous Miss Manga Mascara - I'll have a review up on this baby soon as well but oh man, if you haven't grabbed this yet - DO IT! Especially in the heat, I find some mascaras that usually hold a curl really well suddenly don't. This volumizes AND holds a curl all through the hot days summer brings.
  • L'Oreal TXT IT Tousle Waves Spray - Hello mermaid waves! I have pretty thin hair (just a lot of it) and I have a hard time holding waves and curls throughout the day. With this, I spray this onto my damp hair and scrunch. Remember scrunching? Totally 8th grade. But it works, I promise! Then I either let air dry or blow dry with my hair upside down and when I flip it up - instant beach waves! I'm SO impressed with this.
  • MAC Sea Me, Hear Me Extra Dimension Blush - Okay, okay. So there's a tie between Melba and Sea Me, Hear Me for my favorite blush. SMHM is more of a dusty rose color that has a little something extra I couldn't put my finger on. Plus, I mean, c'mon, that packaging!
Favorite Songs:
  • Smalltown Throwdown - Brantley Gilbert ft. Thomas Rhett (swoon!) and Kip Moore
  • Problem - Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea
  • Wiggle - Jason Derulo ft. Snoop Dogg
  • Somethin' Bad - Miranda Lambert ft. Carrie Underwood
What were your favorites in May? 


  1. Great picks! And LOVE WIGGLE, it instantly makes me happy :)

  2. Gteat favorites. Obsessing over that Miss Manga mascara and Melba blush is so one of my favorites. Totally overlooked for sure, and Sculpt is great cause it's simple, a hint of color and a great eyeshadow Inna pinch. Great picks! Can't wait to see June faves.

  3. I love seeing monthly favorites posts like this :)

  4. O want to try that Loreal mascara.

  5. Very nice list! It's almost time for me to go back to IT CC Cream Light instead of Fair or at least mix the two. I do love it! I was swatching SMHM today at Nordie's, and it was just a little too dark and lacked the color payoff that I was hoping for. But I shouldn't complain because I bought sandals instead, lol.

  6. Awesome picks... I really want to try the Miss Manga mascara badly

  7. I SO want Spring Break Mist, sound fab!

  8. MAC Melba is gorgeous. I have the IT CC cream in Medium, but I think I need the lighter version. I never tan!

  9. Wow I really love that MAC palette. I haven't seen the new ones yet lol I've been a lazy depotter and haven't needed any palettes! Maybe it's time!

  10. Great list of favorites! I love those blushes :)

  11. The last few months of exhaustion are brutal! I hope you are getting lots of rest. I do love MAC Melba's blush and Miss Manga is all kinds of amazing.

  12. I need to do a favorites roundup! I feel like its been forever!

  13. Great picks, love the IT CC cream!

  14. Amazing faves as always!! I love Melba!

  15. I haven't tried the It Cosmetics yet...I need it!

  16. Better Late than never! Love that CC Cream!


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