May beauty favorites!

Hello, friends!

I hope everyone is enjoying the beginning of summer. The cold seems to have finally left, which means it’s time to enjoy the sunshine!  I love to ride my four wheeler around and look at all the pretty flowers blooming, and I also love reading A TON during the summer. It’s so nice to relax!

Anyway, I thought I would do a post on my favorite beauty finds for the month of May. Here they are!

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I received my Clarisonic Mia 2 a total of three days ago, and I have already seen and felt a difference in the texture of my skin. Lately, I had noticed that my skin was looking a little dull; I felt like my makeup wasn’t going on smoothly, and I was breaking out more than usual. I had been wanting a Clarisonic for a while, so I finally decided to try one. Let me tell you—this device works wonders! After just ONE use, my skin felt smoother and looked radiant. After I used it, I exclaimed out loud, “Where has this wonderful thing been all my life?!” Some of the small acne scars I had have already faded. I choose to wash my face with it once a day. I use it at night to ensure that all makeup is off my face. Don’t worry—the Clarisonic is not rough on skin at all. It is gentle enough for daily use. You will NEVER want to be without this! The Kate Somerville Gentle Daily Wash came with my Clarisonic. I love it, too!  It is definitely one of my most favorite facial cleansers I’ve ever used. I recommend it to anyone!

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During the cold months, I like to wear a heavier foundation, but in the warm months, I like to wear something lighter. Wearing heavy foundation in the summer feels like wearing sweatpants in 90 degree weather—so sweaty and uncomfortable! And so, I began my search for a lighter option, something that is lightweight but still has medium coverage, and shine control would be nice too. Finally, my search came to an end! Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation is perfect for summer wear. Like I said, it is lightweight, covers well, and keeps you from looking shiny. I put a little bit larger than pea sized amount on the back of my hand and apply with a cosmetic sponge. After that, I use the Stay Matte powder to dust my T-zone. Your face will be shine-free, and not feel cakey at all!

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Rosy lips are in this season. So when I set out to find my perfect shade, I often found that each product was too red or pink, not really a rose shade like I was looking for. I came upon L’Oreal Colour Riche Extraordinary Lip Color in Blushing Harmony in Ulta the other day and I’m obsessed! It is a true rose color, not too pink or red, and is perfect for summer or any season! The formula is unique also; although it has a glossy texture, it is not sticky. Instead, it is very plush and silky, with good staying power. This shade would flatter anyone!

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Nivea Lip Butter in Caramel Cream Kiss is my new favorite lip balm! I love applying this before bed; when I wake up, my lips are so soft. The scent is very comforting, it smells warm and sugary. Not cloying at all. In addition to putting it on my lips, I also put it on my lashes at night too—I know it sounds strange! A VERY small amount keeps my lashes conditioned. When I apply mascara in the morning, I find that it goes on smoother and my lashes even appear thicker and longer.  

So there ya have it—my May beauty favorites! Hope you enjoy these products as much as I do. What is your favorite beauty item to use during the summer?

Have a fabulous day!




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