May Favorites: Beauty.

Oh hiiiiii favorite time of the month!

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I have new things, old things, red things and blue things. Okay not really red things and blue things but you know. Maybe. So much of what I’ve been using this month is the same as last – because I have found some serious, serious favorites.

I am still very very very hooked on the benefit rollerlash mascara. LOVE. I finally listened to you guys and made the best discovery at TJ Maxx, finding my macadamia deep repair masque and batiste dry shampoo for SO much less than anywhere else. Including amazon, where it was previously the cheapest. That was definitely my highlight this month!

Plus, they have like tons of Shisheido skincare?! Who knew.

Anyhoo – let’s do this thang. 

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First, a new version of an old fave.

You may remember that last summer I discovered the Estee Lauder bronze goddess perfume. OMG, it smells exactly like my childhood at the beach. It’s fabulous. I wore it for about two months before finding out I was pregnant, and then I just couldn’t really stomach much perfume. So I have it left in the larger bottle. BUT! I was so freaking excited to see that they had a rollerball. I picked mine up at Macy’s and not only is it so pretty, it’s perfect for the purse. You KNOW my obsession with rollerballs.

Plus, now that I have Max, they are the easiest way to use perfume – if I leave him, I can wait to put this on in the car and it won’t bug him. Win win win.

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Um, how pretty is that? Right?

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Next up!

We have this new Tarte sunscreen that I grabbed during the VIB sale. I love all things Tarte so I didn’t hesitate. I’ve been using this instead of the first aid beauty SPF cream and I really like it. Everyday it goes on my face and neck (with the excess on my hands) and yes, it’s just sunscreen, but it works super well under makeup. Especially since I have dry skin.

And. I think the complexion rescue is coming out on top of the meteorites baby glow that I mentioned last month. I LOVE THIS. It is completely foolproof. Half the time I don’t even look in the mirror when I put it on my face and a little goes a really long way. I also love the glow that it gives.

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For lip things – two colors that I’ve been grabbing from my purse (almost always in a rush, and again, almost always not even looking in the mirror) – the first being a Too Faced melted metals. The shade I got is melted bunny and, uh, it’s sort of like frosty 80s pink and I love it. Like better than an 80s icy pink if you get my drift. Do you get my drift? Ever?

My other grab-and-go shade has been an oldie but a goodie – MAC saint germain. I’ve always loved this color but it can be scary if you’re not cool toned. It definitely leans blue-ish pink and I adore it.

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Still loving from last month: this Kevyn Aucoin bronzer. GAHHH. It is so, so pretty. We’ve been walking outside a bunch and I’ve been planting during the day, and even though I wear sunscreen, my freckles come out in the sun. I love this even more with some color on my face! The shimmer is so, so subtle.

I also went back to the tartlette blush in celebrated this month. It might even be taking the place of my usual favorite, exposed!! EEK. I still really love the clinique blushes I mentioned last month, but the shades aren’t quite neutral enough for me to just grab a random lip color.

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And finally, the only thing I’ve had on my eyes is urban decay sellout. And TONNNNNS of mascara.

So this is the exact run down of what I’ve been wearing on my face this month if I have somewhere to be or just want to wear makeup: the tarte sunguard > the complexion rescue > maybelline age rewind concealer (I mix the lightest shade and the pink brightener shade) > NARS eyeshadow base > urban decay sellout on my lids > mascara, and if I go OUT out, single false lashes on the ends > kevyn aucoin bronzer > tarte celebrated blush > either the clinique chubby highligher or the hourglass ambient lighting powder in luminous light.

This way, I can do whatever kind of lip color I want – and many times it’s just lip balm so I can kiss the crap out of my baby.

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Also! For years I’ve raved about St Tropez and the miracle self tan that it works on my super pale skin. You know? I haven’t used it since Max was born because I used to dress in all black sweats and not touch anything for 8 hours after putting it on – and well, that’s just not realistic with a baby.

But! They have an express tan that is awesome – and works in just 2 to 3 hours. I’m only doing my arms/legs/shoulders/etc since I’m still nursing, but it’s the best. Definitely my go-to over the original.

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And one more oldie… my favorite Hempz lotion. I’ve used this brand + scent since I was in college (back when I was an idiot and used a tanning bed every now and then – a girl there recommended this to me) and it smells like bananas. Kind of? In the best way possible.

It’s super moisturizing without being greasy and I’ve always used it on my skin when I get a little sun. Freaking love.

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That’s a wrap! I tried to keep it a bit simpler this month. Did I keep it a bit simpler? All you minimalists are laughing hysterically and rolling your eyes at me. I KNOW IT.

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Soooo you know what’s up. Tell me what you are L.O.V.I.N.G. right now. Just today, I bought the sparkly white Essie summer polish in private weekend. It’s more opaque and less streaky than I anticipated! Okay. That is all. Give me the deets!

{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!}