May Favorites | Beauty, Fashion, and Skin Care

Happy June! Does anyone else think the month of May flew by or is it just me? Man, we are half way through the year in what seems like a blink of an eye. May was quite exciting month for me and my husband as we celebrated our first year anniversary (post to come soon). The whole month I kept notes on what products I was truly loving and even in need of purchasing seconds or even thirds! So here we go, below are a list of my beauty, fashion, and skin care favorites for the month of May. I hope you like it, also make sure to leave me any suggestions on favorites you have enjoyed and I will check them out! – Jay


L’oreal Lumi Cushion Foundation

If there is one feature that you’d notice about me immediately is that I have a TON of freckles all over my face, a ton. And honestly I love my freckles, it makes me me, and it’s not something I want to hide. I think that my freckles are the main reason that I have always steered clear from foundations. If there was something I had to use I would pick tinted moisturizers, but if I am being completely honest I usually just throw on some light concealer, set it, and head out the door. With that being said, this past year I have really been into make up, including foundation. The reason I LOVE this foundations is because it perfectly evens my skin, it allows my freckles to pop through which makes it look natural, all while remaining light and luminous. This foundation is also great for those of you looking for a dewy full coverage as it is build-able.  I have used it countless times this past month and will continue to use it because it is perfect for summer!

NYX HD Finishing Powder

This NYX HD Finishing Powder is great for setting your concealer. I was on the hunt for one that wouldn’t show up in pictures and this one is perfect! It is a pressed powder and when applied you can also build this up in order to brighten the under eye to your liking. When I apply concealer on a day to day basis I go in with this finishing powder to set the under eye area and use a very light had just enough to allow my concealer to stay in place, and when I am doing a full face I will use this to set and go in a couple more times to really target and brighten the under eye area.

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer


If there is one make-up product I cannot live with out, it is CONCEALER. I love a really bright and awake under eye area, like I said above, on a day to day basis I can get away with only wearing concealer and a heading out the door. I have tried a couple different brands and while there are other great ones out there, I think Maybelline nailed it with this concealer. The coverage it provides is GREAT and it is not cakey or tacky but I do like setting it to ensure that it won’t crease or move. As you can see I am practically out of it, definitely purchasing it immediately!

Jordana Easyliner for Lips: Tawny


I tend to use more lip liners then lipsticks. I think they last longer and don’t feel like anything on your lips. Lately I have really been into pinky mauves I think they go with absolutely any look. I purchased this lip liner at Walgreens last month and have literally used it every single day since, sometimes by itself and other times with different lipsticks combined. It is creamy and smooth enough to run across and fill your lips, I usually apply it all over and apply a light light coat of lip balm over it.

Jimmy Choo Eau de Parfum (Gift Set)


There is not much I can say about this perfume other than its fresh, sweet, and feminine, but not too over powering. I absolutely love it! I received this Jimmy Choo perfume gift set from my dad and every time I wear it I receive a compliment. Definite must have!


BCBGeneration Ronny Chunky Heel Sandal

Three words: Perfect. Summer. Shoe. If you’re looking for a go-to comfy summer shoe, look no further. These shoes are comfortable and go with just about everything! And did I mention they’re comfortable?! They also have a couple of different colors. Definite Spring and Summer wardrobe staple!


Micheal Kors Bedford Small Crossbody Saddle Bag

The main reason I purchased this bag was to carry less. All my purses are medium to large sized and I have a bad habit of filling them with unnecessary items and end up hauling a fifteen pound bag around all day. So what was my solution? To purchase a tiny bag that would only hold my essentials. This bag was it when I laid my eyes on it, it’s cute and simple which you can never go wrong with; it holds all my everyday essentials and my phone perfectly, allowing me to worry about one single item while out and about. Not to mention, this color is to die for (note: you’ll quickly notice it is my go to color.)

Skin Care

Neutrogena Microdermabrasion System

If you are interested in microdermabrasion and are not sure where to start the Neutrogena  Microdermabrasion System is the perfect for you, thats how I started using this beauty. I love using it three times a week or when I feel like I need a really deep cleaning or notice any texture issues, it leaves my face soft, smooth, and firm. The applicator has two speeds and is gentle yet exfoliates like a dream!


NeoStrata Foaming Glycolic Face Wash


Ah face washes! Over the years I have tried countless amounts of different face washes all that offer different benefits. This how ever is worth every penny (note: this is on the pricey side considering it is 3.4 fl oz.). I have truly noticed a difference in my skin since incorporating it into my skin care routine, I have said goodbye to dullness and hello to an inner glow. I highly recommend this face wash!


Vichy Aqual Thermal Moisturizer


I am so excited to share this moisturizer with you guys because it just became available in drugstores. I have really dry skin and have been looking for a moisturizer that is hydrating which I can use on a daily basis and that doesn’t take forever to dry. This Vichy Aqua Thermal moisturizer is perfection. It is rich, but not heavy, its’ subtle smell is luxurious and not chemically scented at all. Just from the first application I could tell a difference, my skin drank it all up and the next day I could tell it was quenched and looked well rested. I have been using it for over a month now and it has become a staple in my night time skin care routine. If you’d like me to post my everyday skin care routine let me know in the comments below and I will be happy to share it with you!


– Jay

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