Monday, June 13, 2016

A belated April & May Beauty Favorites

Well,  it seems I took an unexpected hiatus. I have a ton of blog posts planned but have yet to find the time to sit & write! Today, I thought I'd catch you up to speed with what I have been loving these past few months.

In April, Preston & I took a trip to Taiwan. We had an amazing time-just check out the pictures for proof. I brought some of my favourite beauty staples as well as discovered a few new favourites. I decanted and packed up my holy grail shampoo and conditioner Sake Bomb from DryBar. This is my second set of bottles from my initial purchase. Another DryBar favourite is Mr. Incredible, a leave-in conditioner. It was new when I picked it up, but alas I am just mentioning it now. Months later. Still loving the Mineral Fusion Lash Curling Mineral Mascara from Whole Foods for dark, long, and thick lashes. For an even thicker lash appearance, I have been tightlining with this set of kohl eyeliners from Physician's Formula. I can't go a day without using the Blame It On the Nars blush palette. I can contour, blush, and highlight all in one little kit. It even has the brush. We forgot to pack sunscreen which we learned our mistake rather quickly,  so we picked up this sunscreen from Biore. The gel consistency was easy to apply.  To hydrate, I have been loving The Body Shop Body Butter in Green Tea. The scent is so light and fresh. Finally, on the last day of April, Preston & I used these Panda Warming Eye Masks to get through the seemingly never ending flight back to New York.

I have been trying to do a no-buy, which I have to say I am pretty proud of myself so far. Not that I've been perfect-but my bank account can attest to progress. I kept to my April favourites into May (and now June) only adding a few things to the rotation. I have been loving Too Faced Brow Envy for perfectly natural brows. It's always a fav, but last month, I found myself reaching for it more than my other brow loves. I have been on a sample testing kick and discovered this gem, Josie Maran Argan Enlightment Illuminizer. I dab a little bit on my cheek bones before foundation for glowing skin. In the shower, I have brought back the scent of my youth. Middle and high school memories are full of Bath & Body Works Cucumber Melon. It's a classic. And for my only make-up purchase in May (because I ran out!), Andalou Naturals Coconut Water Visibly Firm Day Cream. I needed a new moisturizer and on a trip to Whole Foods picked this one out. I love the texture. It's hydrating, dries quickly for make-up, and has a light scent. The packaging is pretty cute too.

So now you are updated on my beauty world for the past couple of months- leave some of your recent favorites in the comments!

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