Sunday, June 5, 2016

May Monthly Favorites!! Vegan & Cruelty Free!

May was a whirlwind of a month!!  I worked at so many Ultas this month!  I tried a few new things, got some new things in my Vegan Cuts Box, and of COURSE wore lots of Too Faced!  Here are the products I was loving this month!  As always, all products are cruelty free, and they are vegan unless otherwise stated!

SKINCARE:

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair SPF 40:  I am in love with this product.  I was worried it was going to be too heavy for my combination, acne prone skin, but I am finding just the opposite!  My skin drinks it right in and it makes everything smooth and plump.  I haven't had any issues with it making me shiny or sticky, either.  My only word of advice is that if you are particularly dry, you will want to supplement with a moisturizer underneath.

First Aid Beauty Eye Duty Triple Remedy:  I love this product!  I prime my face every day with Too Faced Hangover primer, eyeshadow primer (currently using up Urban Decay Anti-Aging Primer), and this below my eyes.  It hydrates and plumps the skin, de-puffs, and also slightly color corrects.  It is, simply put, the bee's knees.

MAKEUP:

Too Faced Born This Way (in Snow & Nude):  I have been wearing Snow for months.  I noticed that lately it's not quite enough color, so I've been applying Snow to the center of my face, then mixing it equal parts with Nude to add more color to the borders of my face.  I reviewed my favorite foundations and went more in depth here.

Medusa's Makeup Blush in Jezebel: I got this blush in my Vegan Cuts Beauty Box, and instantly fell in love.  I visited Chicago maybe five years ago and got my first glimpse of the brand, but never ended up buying any.  When I saw it in my box, I was excited.  As soon as I tried it on, I knew I was going to be using it often.  It's a coral color, but it has a gorgeous pop to it.

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Pencil in Moonspoon: I'm a pretty big fan of this exact liner.  I can't say I'm a fan of ALL of the 24/7 Pencils, but I do like Moonspoon a lot.  I ended up with a LOT of UD liners during my years with Sephora, so I've been trying to use them more lately to use them up before they all dry out.  This one is my favorite because it reminds me of the Perfect Eyes in Perfect Storm from Too Faced.

Too Faced La Creme Matte:  I don't even have a favorite color, I am in love with all of them!  I wear As If! a lot because it goes well with Jezebel from Medusa's Makeup, and Love Hangover from Too Faced.  Bachelorette is another gorgeous choice.  Pitch Perfect is a purple-fuschia that looks good on everyone.  I haven't tried one on yet that I didn't like!

EDIBLES:

Ben & Jerry's Non-Dairy:  Holy crap!  I CAN'T EVEN.  The best non-dairy ice cream I have found is the So Delicious Coconut and Almond Milk varieties.  They are still fantastic, but now I am in LOVE with the Ben & Jerry options!  I haven't tried one I don't like yet!  As a matter of fact, Fudge Brownie is waiting in the freezer for a taste test...

Gamma Labs G Fuel in Mystery Flavor:  I have now tried Fazeberry (yum!!), Pineapple and Mystery.  The Mystery Flavor smells like the Lik-Em-Stik from Fun Dip, but tastes floral, almost like I would expect cherry blossom to taste.  I don't think it's my favorite, but I would buy it again!

Chameleon Cold-Brew and Califia Farms Cold Brew:  I have been drinking cold brew for over a year now, and it's amazing how much better my stomach does with it.  I used to brew my own, but I started buying the Chameleon Cold-Brew while we were still in Texas.  Shortly after, I discovered Califia Farms had cold brew and have often picked up the single serve bottles every time I work in an Ulta or Sephora near a Whole Foods.

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