Friday, May 30, 2014

May Favorites

I'm going to say this again and again, but this year is really going by too fast. It seems like it was just yesterday that I was graduating college. Anyways. Back to the products. This month I introduced two new skincare products into my routine and it's transformed my skin. My skin is still dehydrated, but it doesn't feel as tight and painful. I'm still looking for a skincare routine that I really love, but onto that later.

I only bought the 2 oz. because I wanted to test it before I splurged on the big tub. I've been using this day and night, and even though it's a very thick cream, it does not feel heavy at all. It sinks into your skin completely. The smell is a bit herbally, but not strong and fades away quickly. You can use this everywhere on your body and it just makes your skin so soft. I didn't want to believe the hype, but it's worth it.

First, do not use this everyday! When I first used this, I got tiny dry patches on the areas I put the cream. The packaging tells you this will happen, but I definitely cut back and used less. This is an acne treatment cream for mild-moderate acne-prone skin. Some people use this all over the face, but I think it's enough to just dab onto the places you have pimples. I use this even if I don't have a full grown pimple, when I feel one coming, I put some on to prevent it. This is supposed to heal your acne scars too. I don't think the US has the Effaclar Duo+ yet, but I'm sure I'll love it just as much as this one.

Tarte LipSurgence Lip Tint in Elite

Another lip crayon?? Yes, another, it's a problem. You can see where I got it from here. This is a pinky coral shade, and it's just so flattering and easy to wear. It's quite sheer, but you can build it up into a super bright color. It's not drying on the lips either and has a very smooth application. This is supposed to be a stain, but I don't think it really left behind much color, especially after eating. Once this tiny one runs out, I just might pick up a full size.

Cover Girl Exact Eyelights

I was looking through all my mascaras, and decided to use this one day. This was the first Cover Girl mascara I ever used and it's still one of my favorites. This mascara is supposed to bring out the colors in your eyes and it has a slight shimmer. I don't see the waterproof one in stores anymore, so I hope it's not discontinued! This is not a volumizing mascara, this is a lengthening and defining one, and it does exactly that. When I'm just out during the day, this is the one I use. The brush is not too fat, so you won't get it all over your lids, and you can get the tiny lashes on your bottom lash line. This makes my lashes sooo long, love it.

What's a favorites post without at least one unfavorite? 
I have not been loving this mascara at all. The L'Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Waterproof Mascara promises to make your lashes flare out like a butterfly. The wand is so hard to use, especially since I don't switch hands when I apply mascara. I can see how it does lengthen, but it doesn't give any volume at all. Ugh, the wand. I gave this mascara many tries, and I just couldn't find a good way to use it. Maybe other people will have more luck with this.

Any favorite recommendations? :)


  1. Your favourites are really nice! :)

    1. aww thank you! I hope you can check out the rest of my blog! :)