Friday, 3 June 2016

May 2016 Favourites

I am back this month with my May favourites. I got some really positive feedback from my last favourites so I thought I would do it again this month for you!

May was a really hard month for me. I had really bad Glandular Fever which lead me to be bed bound for about 3 weeks. I am now up and about again but not 100%. I have had Glandular Fever before and it hospitalised me for over a month, so I am considering myself lucky this time.

But, due to my lack of movement through the month I haven’t had much chance to wear makeup. So, there are a couple of new items in this favourites and others are old loves and things that I have rediscovered.

So, let’s get started…

1)             Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation

I bought this foundation because of Casey Holmes. I have no shame in that, most of what I buy is because a YouTuber convinced me to. I love this foundation so much. It is a thin consistency with such a high level of coverage and it covers absolutely anything. I have a full blog post coming up about this foundation, so keep an eye out for that if you want to know more about it!

2)             Laura Mercier Translucent Powder

After lusting over this powder for a long time I decided to bite the bullet and finally buy it. I am so glad that I did. This powder is so finely milled that it makes the skin feel really nice and silky soft. I also find that this powder really helps to blur imperfections on the skin. I like to apply this heavily using a cosmetic sponge in the areas I tend to get oily and it really helps.

3)             MAC Woodwinked Eyeshadow

I love this shadow. It is a shade that I constantly go back to. I go through waves of loving this and loving matte shades on my lid. I think I have gone through about 5 of these now because I just use them up so quickly. The flecks of shimmer in it really catch the light and make your eyes look lighter and brighter. I like to use this all over the eyelid then go in with a MAC shade like Cork in the crease to blend it out.

4)             YSL Black Opium Perfume

My mum got me this perfume for Christmas a few years ago and I was obsessed with it. I run out of every other month and I always repurchase it. It is right up there with my Chanel No5 in my eyes. It has a deep smell but still very feminine at the same time. I love this to wear in the evening especially when I am going out.

5)             OPI Gel Alpine Snow

Alpine Snow is a perfect white shade. I love to use this for nail art. I don’t think I could get away with wearing this as a full colour because my skin is too tanned, it would make me look even darker. I love this for doing French tips. I often do my own nails at home, so this is perfect to get a nice crisp line. Now I just freehand the tips on but you can get guides online really cheap to help get that line.

6)             MAC Pro Longwear Concealer

This is another thing that I have rediscovered this month. Due to the lack of sleep and how shitty I felt in general I needed a thick concealer that would cover everything. The darkness underneath my eyes have been really ridiculous. My usual Nars Creamy Concealer just want thick enough for my under eyes. So, I busted this bad boy out and I have been loving it. I apply it with a small concealer brush, then blend using a beauty blender then set straight away and it stops it from creasing up.  Perfect for if you feel like death warmed up like I do!

7)             LA Girl Pro Conceal – Contour

Again, this has been something I have been loving while I have been ill. No matter how tanned I am or how much makeup I put on when I feel ill like this I am so pale. Nothing tends to help warm my skin up because there just isn’t any colour to it. I applied this darker shade around my hairline and my cheekbones and blended in using my beauty blender and it just helped me look a little bit healthier.

8)             Morphe M439 Brush

Another purchase because of YouTube, but this one is thanks to Jaclyn Hill. I wanted to know if she raved about it because she genuinely liked it or because she is an affiliate for the brand and was getting money for it. I have to be honest when I say that this is probably the best foundation brush that I have ever used. It does the job so perfectly and I have to say I prefer it ten times over the Sigma F80 brush!

9)             My Treasured Scrunchie

I have a lot of hair and when I say a lot, I mean it. Bobbles do not fit around my hair to tie it up so I have to use a scrunchie, like I am from the 1990’s. While I have been ill, this is the thing I reach for constantly. I have had this same one since I was a little girl, I think I got it from Claire’s Accessories back in the day. It is still going strong and it has never let me down.

10)          Ardell Demi Wispies

I wear false eyelashes every single day and if I don’t have them on I feel like I can’t even see my eyes. For such a long time, I have just gone for bigger and better, even to the point of wearing a strip lash and adding individuals to it to make it even thicker. Then while I have been ill I went out but didn’t want to go full glam so I put on my Demi Wispies and I am now in love with them. I went to wear my big lashes again and as soon as they were on I felt like a clown they were that big. I wear these every day and I adore them!

I hope you enjoyed this favourites post, I would love to hear from you and find out what your favourite products of this month have been! Either leave me a comment or drop me an email.


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