May Favorites: Beauty.

Hellllllo end of May! How are you here?

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This is nuts. This year is FLYING! Glad it’s my favorite time of the month to ramble on about how much of a product junkie I am. Indulge me!

For makeup, I’ve been wearing next to NOTHING! And loving it. My current routine is moisturizer, BB cream, concealer, bronzer, highlighter, brows and mascara. No eyeshadow at all. Sometimes blush depending on what I’m doing with the lip. Always something on the lips but it just depends! I’m loving the summery feel and going with it. I’ve even been wearing a more natural look OUT which is crazy for me. Of course I’ll still trash it up with a smokey every now and then but time is not on my side at the moment.

Ooooh let’s talk about hair! I got a small size of Living Proof Blowout spray and uh – absolutely hated it. It seriously made my hair feel like straw and made it IMPOSSIBLE to blow dry. It was the weirdest thing. At first I thought I used too much so I used less TWO more times and it was still terrible. Ugh! I only tried it because I love the Kenra Blow Dry Spray so much and wanted to see if it did the same. Spoiler alert: it doesn’t. Kenra all the way! I’ve actually been blow drying my hair again recently (I probably did this only 5 times in the last year until this month, ha) and I will forever love that stuff.

MY OTHER RECIPES


Okay, so loves this month!

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Bronzer in Light. Eeeep. You know I’m nuts about the Bronze Goddess line. My cousin grabbed me this because she loved hers last year and I’m so glad she did! Last year I was using the Kevyn Aucoin Tropical Nights bronzer and absolutely love that too – but it has a highlight and shimmer in almost half of the powder. This one isn’t completely matte (not as matte as chocolate soleil) but it’s close.

Supergoop Everyday Sunscreen SPF 50. I’ve loved supergoop for years and this is what has gone on my skin every single morning this month. I’ve mostly finished the illuminating Dr Jart sunscreen that I talked about last month and have stashed it in the diaper bag, so I’ll mix this with the Glowstarter below. I’m pretty insane about sunscreen and wrinkles so I will reapply multiple times during the day if we’re outside and it’s smooth without that sticky sunscreen feel. I usually go by what the EWG recommends for sunscreen and this is still in their moderate range, but it really works well under makeup.

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Sephora I Love Cushion Bronzer in Light/Med. Since I’m really into bronzer at the moment but also love liquid and cream products, I threw this in my cart the instant I saw it. This is SO cool. It definitely leans a little orange but since it’s liquid-based it’s so easily blendable and I just use it mostly around the edges of my face and cheekbones. It doesn’t lift my tinted moisturizer and the little sponge thing it comes with is great. I have a feeling I will completely go through this in a month or two.

Glam Glow Glowstarter. Oh to the em to the gee – I’m not being dramatic when I say that this is my FAVORITE purchase of 2016 so far. Absolute favorite. So I bought this as a sephora VIB exclusive because I love all things Glam Glow. I thought it was just a regular moisturizer that would give me some glow and I was blown away when I opened it and saw the most gorgeous shade of shimmery skintone pink. And it makes my skin SO glowy – not glittery or shimmery, just glowy. I cannot get enough of this. The only thing that totally sucks is that it doesn’t have any SPF. So I’ve been mixing it with my sunscreen in the morning and even with my BB cream. LOVE so much. This is definitely a daytime moisturizer for me and I still am using the Tidal at night.

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Dr. Jart+ Premium BB Cream. Oldie but goodie!! You might remember when I started my beauty posts, this was my all-time favorite BB cream. I stopped using it when I got pregnant with Max since it has parabens, but I did buy it again last summer. I recently threw on some self tanner and needed a darker shade than the Chantecaille that I’ve been using and remembered I still had this. I love this so freaking much. It’s way too dark for me in the winter but it works for my skin now and is so super natural. It will be a forever favorite.

Hempz Hydrating Stick SPF 30. I grabbed this on a whim at Ulta and it has been a lifesaver. Max and I have been outside a LOT – like every single day, multiple times in the day – and it’s a lot more than I’ve been outside in years. I’ve used the sunbum stick for the last few years but it is smaller. This stick is huge (like deodorant sized, clearly) and covers my face or shoulders or neck in a swipe or three. It also smells wonderful. I’ve used the regular Hempz lotion since high school (the one that smells like banana) and always love their stuff.

Skyn Iceland Hydrocool Firming Eye Gels.I LOVE using these right now – as it gets warmer out – because they are so refreshing! I still rarely sleep much thanks to Max so popping these on under my eyes at least makes me FEEL better if I look like a zombie.

Orly Cake Pop. I love white polish in the summer but it isn’t very flattering on my skintone. This is the perfect alternate – it has a little purpley pink undertone in it but it still opaque enough and white-like. Love it.

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That’s it! What are you loving this month? This summer? What is your go-to summer look? Are you slathering on more highlighter than is humanly possible like I am? xoxoxo

{as usual, none of this is sponsored and all of these products were purchased by me. i am not affiliated with any of the companies above, nor do i accept free products. just love to talk about what i like, makeup junkie to makeup junkie. there are a few amazon affiliate links above. thank you for being here!}