May 2013 Favorites

I actually have a lot of favorites  this month. I’m going to start with the non-makeup favorites first. 

Lush’s Ponche this was a shower gel released in the Christmas collection. I love it’s fruity orange scent. I saved this for use in the summer since this isn’t a moisturizing shower gel. Review here

Eucerin Original Healing Cream this is the thickest cream ever, thicker than body butter. I love it for applying to my legs after I shave. It makes my skin feel smoother and more moisturized. I know a lot of people don’t like heavy creams in the summer. I think it’s worth using at night. I say this because lets be honest ladies we probably shave our legs 3 times a week in the summer. I do. 

Neutrogena Acne Stress Toner I’ve been breaking out a lot lately so I pulled out the big girl toner. I really like this toner because it’s strong. I really feel it helps clean my skin after I wash it, the proof is on the dirty puff after use! 

Aloe Vera Gel this stuff is essential in the summer! I do wear sunscreen a lot. I apply often, but sometimes you still get burnt. I just recently burnt my back to a crisp when my friend and I went swimming the other day. So of course I pulled this out. Target makes a great one.  

Next up are my makeup favorites! 

Mirabella Lip Lustre Liner in Hypnotic  I got this in my first ipsy bag, and love it! I use this pencil when I use my MAC Red Russian, and Sail Le Vie. It really does help me stay within the lines!

I’ve been loving Milani ultrafine liquid liner in Emerald Glisten This stuff really lasts! The color payoff after 2 layers is amazing! Just the fun color needed to wear in the summer! Review here

With all these parties, and birthday celebrations I’ve been going to in May I’ve been wearing a lot of lipstick.

MAC Sail Le Vie has been a rediscover for me. I recently learned I actually love this orangey color on me. I’ve been wearing it with a simple winged liner. It’s something different then my usual red lipstick I wear when I go out. Review here. 

MAC Please Me This is my day lipstick. It’s a lot like my lips but better, pinker. I rarely wear this when I go out. If I do it’s because I’ve did a smokey eye, which this goes great with!

MAC Russian Red I’ve recently won this in a giveaway. I love wearing Red lipstick when I go out, and this instantly became my favorite red to wear. I’m kicking myself for not getting this sooner!

These are my May favorites, what are yours? Does anyone have a good sunscreen suggestion?


  1. BubblegumBengal
    June 7, 2013 / 5:53 am

    Lol! First of all, I have the same countertop in the kitchen as you have pictured above. White w/ the gold and dark speckles…it's old, it came w/ the house (built in the 50's) and I've seen pics of Graceland where one of Elvis' kitchens has the same counters, haha! Anyway, I really regret not getting Ponche last holiday season, but in the brightside I doubt it comes close to my fav citrus…The Body Shop Satsuma shower gel. I also regret that I chose the first Viva Glam instead of Russian Red…I had both in my hands back in the Autumn, I don't like the VivaGlamI at all…too dark and drying.

    • Beauty and Fashion on a College budget
      June 17, 2013 / 2:10 pm

      I'm really hoping they come back with more ponche smells this holiday season! I hate that when you have to choices and you end up picking the wrong one, such a bummer. Actually that's my bathroom countertop hahaha. It's the same one the house was built with so I'm sure we have twin counter tops! Hahaha how funny!

  2. BubblegumBengal
    June 7, 2013 / 6:00 am

    Oh, I forgot to mention that I finally found a good facial sunscreen. Most spf's break me out like as in the same day I try them. Yes To Grapefruit has one in a pump container called Correct & Repair Even Skin Tone Moisturizer spf15, it works really good…no breakout! It also leaves a nice matte finish. As far as for the body, I've yet to find one that works w/out irritation/breakouts.

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