First of all I have to say my most favourite thing from the past month is finishing my Bachelors degree! I'm equally excited and scared to be finished, but finishing the work I'm all happy about. I kept up with the blog pretty well I think, except for at the end of the month when I just couldn't find the time. Now though I'll have all the time in the world to blog which I'm super excited about! For my May Favourites I used makeup pretty much everyday this month so I've got a few items here that quickly became staples the past month.
Tom Ford Cheek Color in '02 Frantic Pink' ( here ) is a long-time favourite that I keep forgetting and coming back to. It's just a perfect peachy pink that looks beautiful and natural even if you apply a lot. The formula is spectacular - very pigmented, but blends effortlessly. This is one of few blushes I like to apply more of so that it's more noticeable, as it still looks natural and gorgeous. I can't recommend this blush enough - if you don't have it yet, just get it and thank me later!
Nars have been releasing so many great products the past year and I was late to the bandwagon with these lipsticks, but now that I own one I totally get the hype. Nars Audacious Lipstick in 'Anita' ( here ) is a stunning rosy mauve shade. It's very natural, but as it's a bit darker you still get a bit more of a statement. Perfect for lipstick lovers that need something a bit 'less' at the office, but still don't want to go down the nude route. Besides the shade the formula is spectacular. Super creamy and pigmented - I can't wait to get more colours from the range!
I've enjoyed this here and there in the past, but this month I truly fell in love with the Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pen in 'Soft Brunette' ( here ). I think as my brows have finally been starting to really grow back, this looks a lot more polished than before and I don't have to use my Anastasia Dip Brow (though I still love that one as well). This is just so much quicker and easier, and it gives a really soft and natural brow.
My perfume-pick of the month has to go to Tom Ford White Patchouli ( here ). White Patchouli is a bit of a heavier scent, so if you prefer the light sweet or citrusy scents this probably won't be for you. I find it to smell rather 'clean', but patchouli heavy. Basically; if you don't like patchouli, then definitely skip this one. It smells rather horrid (in my opinion) when first spritzed onto the skin, but after letting it develop it turns into this really soothing balmy scent. We've had a month of beautiful full-on summer days, mixed in between cold windy and rainy days. On the darker days I've loved wearing this as it's still more floral, but isn't full on summer. It also has the most amazing lasting power and I can smell it all day. I really recommend trying it on, but wait a bit to let it develop before deciding on wether you like it or not!
I bought the Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation in 'Light 2 Mont Blanc' ( here ) in February and have slowly started using it pretty much every single day. It's rather foolproof for me and the colour is perfect. For now at least, I'll probably have to use a darker foundation in a months time. I'll write a full review of it soon as I've used it enough now to be ready to give my opinion. Also to feature it in this post - it's spectacular! Go get yourself matched if you haven't tried it yet! It's super natural, covers pretty well, is buildable, lasts really well and doesn't break me out. Basically it ticks all the boxes for me!
One skincare item I've fallen back in love with this month is the REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask ( review - here ). I've reviewed it already and you can check that out for more details. This month my skin was looking a bit off and nothing could quite fix it. It's not strange though as I had a lot to do with finishing school and all. Then I decided to use this one evening and after rinsing it off my skin immediately looked so much better, and even better the next morning. I wasn't sure if I was going to re-purchase this or try something else after I finished it, but after this month I'm contemplating picking up the mega-size! This is seriously good stuff!
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