Hello everyone! First of all I want to start off by saying shame on me for ignoring the blog for the past few weeks – I’ve been busy with life/work/traveling/Tone It Up-ing, but that’s no excuse! I’m making a promise to myself to get back into blogging about the things I like and enjoy because it just makes me happy 🙂
Now that that’s out of the way…MAY FAVORITES!!
I have been waiting all month to share some of my favorites with you all. Some oldies but goodies made it onto the list this month and of course I already have some great things saved up for June favorites…but you’ll have to wait for those! Without further adieu, I present to you, my favorites for the month of May:
I am ALWAYS on the prowl for eye makeup that will LAST on my eyes. I will admit that my eyes are not sensitive and have endured a lot of tugging and pulling and rubbing… BEFORE I learned all of the above will give me wrinkles.
And yes, I’ve now got the wrinkles to prove it.
In truth, my real issue is that I have (gasp) — Oily Eyelids. OH, the HORROR. My eye makeup – shadow, liner, mascara – all look great when I leave my house everyday (ok, I’m biased. “Great” is a relative term.) But within three hours, my shadow fades, my mascara makes me look like a coon, and my liner is literally running off my eyes in search of a better home.
I have found some AMAZING products for primer and mascara that but the kibosh on the aforementioned issues. You can find them here.
However, the liner and I have been at odds for going on years now.
Sure, I LOVED the MAC Liquidlast liner… but it gets so thick and difficult after a short while and let’s be honest, I’m not made of money. BUT, it was the ONLY stuff that stayed on my eyelids (and waterline).
Until I found this little baby and tried it out on a whim simply because I got it for FREE at CVS (after coupons, Extra Care Bucks, etc).
Physician’s Formula 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner & Serum
Holy cow, can we please talk about how fast 2014 is going?!? I cannot believe it is May already and almost half way to 2015. Time flies when you’re….bust with life!
Anyways…April was a pretty good month for me, not gonna lie. My skin has finally settled down, I’ve found some great products that are really helping me in my day to day routine, I got a promotion and a raise at work!! I also started the Tone It Up Bikini Series, which kicked off on April 28 (see my blog post and follow my journey on Instagram!).
I already have some favorites in mind for May, but first my April favorites!
Let’s be honest
I’ve managed to keep my makeup obsession under control in merely one area: BLUSH.
This is probably only due to the fact I can never find a shade I love while avoiding looking like Mimi from the Drew Carey Show. True story.
These five little babies have quickly become my favorites in various shades of pink and coral; matte and shimmer. Amazingly enough, all of these are DRUGSTORE finds! (Please join me while I shout hallelujah that CVS now carries NYX! #amazing)
Side note: if you haven’t joined the CVS reward club, you have NO idea what you are missing out on! Free makeup almost every trip, not even kidding.
BUT BACK TO THE POINT!
Feminine Flushed Face
These five little gems will each get their own 15 seconds of fame below…