| Loves | May 2018 Favorites

| Loves | May 2018 Favorites 

There were so many launches this past month it was really hard to keep track of what I was using consistently but these products were definitely living on my vanity for the past month. I discovered a lot of skincare products with sun protection and my love for super natural makeup! Happy June and I hope you days keep getting better! 


COOLA Full Spectrum 360° Sun Silk Drops - With the weather getting warmer and warmer, I have been spending more time out in the sun and sun protection is my number one priority. But this product not only protects against UV rays, it protects your skin from infared rays that are emitted from your electronic devices! This screen has a serum-like texture is super lightweight and is totally invisible on the skin, leaving no noticeable white cast. The light texture allows you to easily layer or mix this into your products! I love this because the formula really allows you to truly get full coverage with your sun protection! Check out my full review here.

Elemis Marine Collagen Cream SPF 30 - I love the gel-cream formula of this moisturizer, it is extremely hydrating but absorbs quite quickly making it the perfect moisturizer for makeup prep! I used to use the original which contains no SPF but with summer around the corner they release one with sun protection! It still has the same luxurious and light formula but now it protects you. I love having SPF in my moisturizer because it's one less step I have to worry about!

Kevyn Aucoin Neo-Elixir Weightless Beauty Oil - I became extremely obsessed with this product near the end of the month but because I haven't stopped using since I received it, I had to include it in this monthly faves! This oil is so versatile but what I really love it for is creating a "glass skin" look, where your skin is extremely plump and glowing! The lightweight formula and consistency makes it ideal for under or over makeup! Check out my review here and check out my glass skin pictorial here.

Herbivore Jasmine Green Tea Balancing Toner - This refreshing toner has been a staple in my skincare regimen for day and night! It has been balancing my skin and managing the oils while providing a boost of hydration! It has a strong Jasmine fragrance but it's all natural, along with all the ingredients in this toner! It is an exceptional toner and with the spray bottle, it makes it very easy to use! Read all about the benefits of this toner here.

Herbivore Phoenix Regenerating Oil - I have been using this consistently every night for weeks now and I'm obsessed! I had high hopes for this luxurious natural brand but this product really exceeded my expectations! The oil is rich and hydrating but it's heavy and greasy. A few drops, about 3-5, is more than enough to hydrate your face and neck. In the morning, my skin feels totally transformed, it's soft, plump, and supple! My skin is very hydrated and it doesn't cause any irritation or breakouts. It really is a regenerating oil! Check out my full review here

CeraVe Sunscreen Face Lotion SPF 50 - I've become increasingly concerned about sun damage and since this month I've been out and about quite a bit, I like to use a stronger SPF. I have developed a deep love for CeraVe products because not only are they affordable, they work so well for dry and sensitive skin! This face lotion protects but also repairs and helps my skin's natural barrier become stronger! 


Giorgio Armani Neo Nude Collection - These adorable little tubes of contour, blush, and highlighter have me totally smitten! The watercolor formula is so natural and stunning on the skin! The applicator allows for precision and easy application. These products are the ultimate easy everyday products to create a super natural complexion! Check out my full review and swatches here

NARS X Erdem Fleur Fatale Palette - All the shadows in this palette are creamy and intensely pigmented! The shades really compliment each other and are very versatile. I have created natural everyday looks and I have created intense smokey eyes! It has been a while since I bought anything from NARS and this palette has me falling in love with the brand all over again! Check out my full review and swatches here.

Erborian CC Cream - The CC cream self-adjusts to the perfect skin tone shade and offers a beautiful soft glow! The product layers very well and the coverage can be built up without looking heavy of cakey. The product also blurs imperfections, pores, and texture! It has a great long-wearing formula and it feels so good on the skin! Check out my full review of it here.

Tatcha Illuminating Eye Treatment - I have been using this product daily since I purchased it. It has a beautiful coverage and finish! It really brightens my under eyes and covers the darkness very well! It feels very good on and it is also eye treatment. This product has completely replaced my concealer, corrector, and eye cream routine! Check out my full review here.

Marc Jacobs Coconut Dew Drops Gel Highlighter in Coconut Fantasy - This dreamy liquid rose gold highlighter is something I have been drenching all over my body! It gives such a stunning summery glow, especially when mixed into your other products! I love mixing it with primer for a an all over subtle glow, into my lotions for my arms and chest, or even mixed with my other liquid highlighters for a unique glow concoction! Check out my full review and swatches here.

Hourglass Veil Retouching Fluid - I have been loving this retouching fluid but not for it's intended use, which is touching up. I actually love it for concealing and covering for a no-makeup makeup look! Check out my Ultimate Glass Skin No-Makeup Makeup Look here. It has such a sheer and light texture but a decent coverage that I use it all over to cover redness and imperfections. It really perfects my skin without it looking or feel heavy. It looks extremely natural and beautiful on the skin! Check out my review on this product here.

Smashbox X Valda Petal Metal Highlighters - These stunningly packaged highlighters offer the most beautiful natural sheen to the cheeks! They have a very finely milled baked formula that sits on the skin beautifully and doesn't emphasize pores or texture! Check out the swatches and my full review here.

Tom Ford Cream Color for Eyes - Every spring/summer I feel this urge to wear these beautifully glossy cream shadows. They are so quick and easy to apply and the create a stunning effect on the eyes! I love a glossy look and these cream shadows also have a strong pigment to them! The blend so beautifully and they last all day for me! Platinum and Spice are my two all time favorite shades! This month I also used a fair amount of Opale, a light champagne shade!

Colourpop Pressed Powder Eyeshadows -These pressed eyeshadows blend like a dream and they are incredibly pigmented! Not to mention, these shadows are incredibly affordable! I have my own custom palettes that basically lives on my vanity because I reach for them so often! They have a huge selection of shades and I highly recommend them if you haven't tried them already!

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders - I don't know why I stopped using these but these are one of my all time favorite powders ever! I was very tempted to buy the new hourglass setting powder but I love the ambient ones so much because of their soft glow, so I'm still on the fence about the new setting powder. These ambient powders some in several shades and finishes, perfect for anyone who loves a luminous or brightening effect!


I'm not at all a sunless tanner person but because it's been still cloudy and chilly lately, I haven't been outside much. Recently, I had a friend's birthday party where I was wearing a dress and desperately needed to even out the color on my body compared to my face and arms. I was basically a patchwork of skin tones, so I pulled out these tanning products from COOLA and I'm kind of in love! The body products smell like pina colada! 

COOLA Sunless Tan Sculpting Mousse - Great for my very pale legs! It helped my legs come very close to the color of my arms, after I add a bit of self tanner to my arms! The mousse is clear and super easy to use! You don't need gloves and it develops over time to an amazing bronze, in one application!

COOLA Organic Sunless Tan Firming Lotion - This is typically my preferred formula because I often tan so easily, I need something gradual so I don't over do it. It really helped give my arms, which already had more color, a bit more of a tan without looking too dark! Plus that firming effect, doesn't hurt! 

COOLA Organic Sunless Tan Anti-Aging Serum - This tanning face serum offers skincare benefits but also a soft gradual glow! I used this to match my face and neck to the rest of my self tanned body! I love this face serum for adding just the perfect touch of color! I use this often during seasonal transitions! Check out the full review here.


DPHUE Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse - As you can probably tell, my hair is color-treated so I try not to wash it too often because it makes my color fade and run. Even with color-protecting and color-depositing shampoos, it's still harsh on my hair color. However, the problem with not washing you hair as frequently is that it becomes greasy and the buildup causes dandruff! So I started using this rinse as one of my "washes" for the week and it has been a miracle worker! It removes and prevents buildup and doesn't cause my hair color to bleed at all!!! Seriously an amazing hair product for anyone! Check out my full review here.

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    Ok... so I'm obsessed with the Erborian CC Creme, it's amazing the way it changes and matches perfectly to the skin! Tom Ford cream shadows? YEEESSSSSS! I'm also loving the Elemis Marine Collagen. Adding SPF to it was a great idea on what was already a perfect product! Now, it's like the best EVER! I've heard so much about Coola, I really need to try their stuff!