Unlike most months, May hasn't seemed to fly by! It started with my final exams, then a glorious week of relaxation, and then my summer job started up with even longer hours than usual. Of course, being busy never stopped me from finding new things to enjoy--if anything it leads me to splurging because I've worked so hard. So here are all of the things I've been loving this month!
Bareminerals Bareskin concealer in Light-$20
With exams and the changing weather comes breakouts. I initially bought this concealer for my undereyes but as it matches my skin so well it's better suited for covering blemishes. It's been a lifesaver!
Milani blush in Tea Rose-$8.49
This affordable, rose-embossed blush in a bright pink shade is perfect for spring! I've been reaching for this every day, it gives the most beautiful, natural flush to the skin.
Stila Neapolitan eyeshadow trio
Although I love putting on make-up in the morning, some days I'm too tired or don't have enough time to put in much effort. In steps this trio! The shades included, inspired by chocolate, vanilla and strawberry ice cream, are perfect for creating a fuss-free look. Stila's shadows are some of my favorites as they are so soft and blendable, and these are no exception!
Makeup Revolution Fortune Favours the Brave palette-$15
This little beauty arrived around the beginning of the month and with 30 shadows included I wanted to put as many to the test as possible before I reviewed it! Whenever I wasn't wearing Neapolitan I was wearing these. There's a great assortment of colors and most of them are quite good quality considering how inexpensive this palette is! The plum, marbled, and olive shades are my favorite.
Girl Online by Zoe Sugg
I'm sure I'm not exactly the intended age group for this book, but I enjoyed it nonetheless! The main character is a blogger so it felt very relatable to me. It was a quick read and I think I'm going to get the sequel soon!
Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan
Last semester I took a mythology class (gotta get those humanities credits out of the way somehow!) and I really liked it, especially the section on Greek mythology. It reminded me of a series I'd read and loved ages ago, the Percy Jackson series. A quick Internet search informed me that the author had written a sequel series of five books, so I ordered them all! At my job I'm allowed to read when customers aren't in so with plenty of time on my hands I finished all five this month. I'm considering ordering some of Riordan's other series as I really enjoy his writing style.
The LA Complex
I started a Netflix free trial this month and I was surprised to see that this Canadian drama was on there! I'd watched the first season but never the second, so I finished up the series this month. It's about a group of young actors, dancers, comedians, rappers, and producers trying to make it in LA while dealing with personal issues. Think Melrose Place meets Degrassi: the Next Generation.
I've been feeling quite nostalgic lately so I started rewatching my old favorite childhood TV show, an Aussie show called H2O: Just Add Water. Mako Mermaids is a sequel series so I started watching it as well! I prefer the first series but the newest season of this just came out so I'll admit that I binge-watched the heck out of it.
Pop Culture Died in 2009
Is it just me or are celebrities now more perfect than they used to be? Everyone dresses impeccably, there seem to rarely be relationship/friendship problems, and unless you want to read yet another post about what a Kardashian posted on Instagram the gossip blogs are just plain boring. Insert this blog! The owner posts about celebs from 2000-2009, usually along the lines of "10 years ago this happened" or "the outfits from the 2006 Met Gala". Occasionally there are also updates on popular celebrities from that era who are no longer popular, which is interesting to see, too. I've been checking this blog almost daily, it's so interesting to see how much fashion and pop culture has changed!
Lately I've been very into a few different kinds of videos, in particular conspiracy videos and videos about social justice issues. On Kendall's channel, she talks about these sorts of things sometimes along with beauty and fashion posts so there's a great mix! I find her stance on a lot of issues to be really informative , even if I don't agree with everything. I'm also quite a skeptic but there's something about conspiracy theories that intrigue me!
Lastly, I've been going to the gym...shocking, I know. I'm quite unathletic but my friend got a membership and convinced me to go along with her, and now I've been having a lot of fun with it. I don't have any exact fitness goals but I like pushing myself to do a little more each day and it's cool to see how my strength has changed in such a short time. I hope I continue to go next month!
What have you been loving in May?