Friday, May 31, 2013

May Favorites (And a Giveaway) !!!

May 2013 Favorites!
May Favorites!

Josie Maran Argan Matchmaker Serum Foundation in Medium/ Dark (MSRP $42) - Swoon! Seriously, I'm in love with this foundation. I'm generally terrified of foundations {because I'm afraid of looking fake, if that makes any sense}, but this wonder blends in so perfectly and is so light and airy on the skin that it is just about foolproof! It gives a nice dewy, but not greasy, finish and just makes my skin look so good! But let's be real-I haven't encountered anything from Josie Maran that I haven't absolutely loved.

Soap & Glory Super-Colour Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Plumping Gloss in Punch Bowl (MSRP $16) - I dished on my love for Soap & Glory in a Fab Five Friday post a while back, and this lip gloss that I was sent to review can be added to the roster of favorites! The pink color is the perfect "my lips but better" shade and while my lips are plump enough for my liking, I do quite enjoy the tingling sensation the gloss provides. This gloss lives in my purse now...

Bath & Body Works Capri Seaside Citrus - Last month, Peyton picked the Venice Dolce Berry scent {it's part of the same collection from BBW} as one of her favorites and I guess now it's my turn! I have the body lotion and the shower gel and I have to go get the shimmer mist while it's still available-that's how much I love this scent! It's fantastic for the spring/summer-it's described as "a sunny seaside blend of fresh citrus, juicy nectarine & orange flower." 

Caudalie Divine Oil ($9 for 0.5 oz and $49 for 3.4 oz) - I'd been hearing rave reviews about this on the interwebs, so I just had to try it! I was able to use my Birchbox points to score it for free, but I think it is awesome that there is a mini bottle that you can get for $9 at Sephora if you want to try it out but aren't ready to make the big splurge. It smells SOOOO GOOD and is super light, non greasy, soaks into your skin very quickly, and makes your skin feel so soft. I love that it dispenses through an atomizer spray nozzle {it makes application so easy}. I HIGHLY recommend giving this a try!

OPI The Bond Girls Collection in Solitaire (MSRP $9) - I actually got three shades from this collection {Honey Ryder, Solitaire, and Pussy Galore} and I am obsessed with them all! This whole collection is in the Liquid Sand formula and I love it so much, I think I want every single Liquid Sand shade there is and every one that comes out from here on out!

Weleda Skin Food (MSRP $18.50) - I was able to get this with my Birchbox points too! I really REALLY like it, I use it on my hands and forearms at night before bed and the texture of my skin there has improved so much that I want to get a bigger tube and use it all over. When I'm feeling extra dry, I actually mix it with a spritz of the Caudalie oil and my skin feels better than brand new. 

AQUAhydrate - I've been trying really REALLY hard to drink more water, and I've been doing really good, but I still don't like it. I was sent a few bottles of AQUAhydrate to review and this is the first bottled water that I actually LIKE! I'm guessing it's the electrolytes that are in it, but it just tastes so much better to me than any other water I've ever tried. I can literally guzzle a bottle of this and it doesn't feel like a task or chore. Electrolyte enhanced and pH9+ Supercharged™, AQUAhydrate delivers the key elements that help restore and balance the body without the extra calories so you can feel confident rocking your new bathing suit all summer long! AQUAhydrate is the water of choice for celebrities like Mark Wahlberg, Sean Combs, Jamie Lynn Sigler, AnnaLynne McCord, Tiffani Thiessen, Audrina Patridge, La La Vazquez, and Anthony Anderson, among many others! From laying out to going out, AQUAhydrate keeps you feeling supercharged so you don’t miss any moments of fun!

Red Vines Twists, Original Red, 16 oz - I'm not gonna lie, I grew up totally loving Twizzlers, but when I got a chance to review Red Vines for National Licorice Day {yep, that's a thing}, I may have been swayed to the other side! These taste light and delicious and a great treat you can have without feeling totally guilty. 

Biore Acne Clearing Scrub (MSRP $5.99) - I thought my issues with acne were over, but it turns out I was wrong. My clear skin was apparently a side effect of the birth control I was taking, and now that I've stopped {because I could not deal with the other, far less positive side effects}pimples and blemishes have once again erupted on my face :( So this Acne Clearing Scrub has been my jam all month! If you couldn't tell already, I'm a huge fan of Biore products, for both myself and for Peyton. So I'm very pleased to announce that I will be giving away 5 bottles of  BiorĂ© Steam Activated Cleanser!

Harness the pore-opening power of shower steam for a deep clean with this exclusive formula, featuring SteamActiv™ beads. Watch as it dissolves dirt, oil, and make-up instantly and lifts them away for a rejuvenating clean. For optimal results, use daily in the shower by squeezing cleanser into your hands, activating the beads as you work the cleanser into a creamy lather. Gently massage over your entire face, and rinse thoroughly to reveal gorgeous, spring-ready skin.
I'll be giving two bottle away here on the blog, one on Facebook, one on Instagram, and one on Twitter. To win here, just leave a comment below telling me what you loved during the month of May!

Gillette Venus and Olay Razor (MSRP $10.99) - Y'all already know I'm all about hair removal right about now, and nothing beats the convenience of an old fashion razor. I really like this collab from Gillette and Olay because the moisturizing bars that surround the blades are moisturizing enough that you can get away with skipping shaving cream, but they're not so obtrusive that they get in the way of a close shave. 

So there you go, the products that I kept reaching for during the month of May! It's actually quite hard for products to make this list-I try so many new things almost everyday, so if something stands out enough for me to use repeatedly, it is really spectacular! Did any of your favorites make my list this month? What have you been loving lately? Make sure to leave a comment below so that you can have a chance to win the Biore Steam Activated Cleanser! You have until midnight (EST) on Wednesday (June 5) to leave your comment and I'll notify the winners via email (leave it in your comment) by Friday, June 7!  Until next time...


  1. I love the Gillette Venus and Olay Razor. It is one of the best razors out there for women in my opinion.

    dlatany at gmail dot com

  2. I recently started using Josie Maran products on my hair and I have been so impressed! Looks like there is another one I need to try. Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. I started using the meutrogena natural face and acne cleanser, so far I am loving it.

    My email address bburgess128@hotmail.com

  4. i would love to try this! i use olay right now but im always looking for a new fun product!
    dtdady at gmail dot com

  5. I use the Biore Acne Clearing Scrub - it's the best! vera khule at gmail dot com.

  6. i really like the idea that this is steam activated! i love the new fun technology companies think of for beauty products!

    daniellex (at) gmail (dot) com


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