Tag Archives: May 2013

May Favorites

photo(44)It’s a shock to the system that May has flown by!  I thought I would divulge my favorite and most used products of May 2013!

Boscia B.B. Cream: I’ve written about Boscia B.B Cream before in my “What’s in my Makeup Bag” post. I use it underneath my foundation and I am confident that it helps my skin look a lot better.

JOICO K-PAK Deep Conditioner: I use this shampoo and conditioner as well.  I have extremely dry, crunchy hair. I refuse to cut it (even though I should) as I want to grow it out more, so I need something that will help the dryness and my split ends.  I put this deep conditioner on once every 2 weeks. It makes my hair soft, manageable, and smells great.  This is a professional salon brand but I am sure you might be able to find it online.

Soap & Glory Face Soap and Clarity: I don’t have that many blemishes but once in a while, I do get one or two that are really bad.  I love this face soap as it leaves my skin feeling fresh, clean, and soft.  My skin is also dry with some oily spots on the forehead and chin. It’s gentle enough to use everyday (I use it at night) but I make sure to alternate with a face wash without exfoliating beads as it can strip the skin of necessary oils.

SilkySexyHair Frizz Eliminator:  When I blow dry (often) or flat iron my hair, I am sure to apply some of this.  It smooths my flyaways and has a great scent.  It also keeps your hair frizz free, which will be greatly appreciated when the humidity approaching.  It leaves a magnificent shine.  You can also use it on your natural hair to help the frizz and to control your curls, if you have them.

Soap and Glory Clean on Me: I still can’t get over how much I adore this product.  It leaves my skin soft and moisturized.  I also love the feminine scent. I think it has officially become my must have. I don’t think I will be going back to Dove again.

I am excited for June and I hope I will be able to try more products, who knows what will bump out some of my favorite products. What are you favorite products? Have you used any of these products?

Ipsy: May 2013

2013-05-026I received my first Ipsy a week ago and I was uber excited to see the cute hot pink package in the mail.  I didn’t know what to expect as I am a BirchBox subscriber.

My first thought was how great the glam bag was. I think it’s really cute and will make a great cosmetic bag or pencil case. I love the colors and the design, it’s very cute.

image(81)When I reached in there were 3 cards inside.  The above was in it and it just has some offers on it. I didn’t really came much for it but maybe they will be useful in the future.


Zoya Nail Polish in Gie Gie: As a nail polish addict, this was the product I was most looking forward to receiving. I was silently praying to get the blue or pink one and I got it! I think most of my nail polish collection is blue so I think it’s a good thing that I got this. It’s a really soft pink and I love the Zoya brand. It doesn’t have that strong smell of nail polish.  The only problem is sometimes I think the formula is too sticky and it’s a little messy but I think it’s because I’m more used to liquidy polishes like Essie. I love all their colors and the brand anyways. Did I mention this was full-size?Amazing!

image(83)Anastasia Brow Gel: As a girl who threads her eyebrows, I find it completely transforms how my face looks.  I was thrilled to see this in my bag as I always like to keep my eyebrows tidy. I just can’t get over how this is full-size as well. I’ve used Anastasia’s Brow Pencil and I can’t wait to replace that with this gel. It seems more reliable as I could never sharpen that pencil and ended up with a wasted product.

photo(42)image(86)Mirabella Lipstick in Bellarina: Another full-size sample! I don’t think I can get over all of this full sized madness! I was ecstatic to get some lipstick because I’ve been wanting to test out some lipstick that I could wear in the summer. This is a very sheer color, so sheer it just came out as shimmer on my hand. I was a bit disappointed at the color but maybe I can layer this lipstick on top of another. It was creamy and I know it will probably be used several times.

image(87)Yaby Concealer Refill: This would be great…if it wasn’t some random little sample. This was one of the ones I didn’t like. I am willing to try it but it is so tiny, I think I will end up losing it before I use it. I do need concealer badly, but where will I put this? No idea. Not worth my ten bucks.

photo(43)Pacifica Roll-On Perfume: I don’t wear perfume so I wasn’t really excited about this one. I rolled some onto my wrists and was instantly nauseous.  It was way too strong and floral for my tastes. I will most definitely be giving this away to my cousins, who may appreciate it and use it more than me.  This was a no go for me.

For my first month, I can only say I was uber excited about 3/5 of the items and I will continue my subscription to see what the month of June brings! For all the full-size items, I may even decide if I want to keep Birchbox or not.

Do you subscribe to Ipsy?What are your thoughts and favorite items you’ve gotten from them?



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