May 30, 2017

May Favorites

Ever since school ended last month, my summer seems to be flying by! I'm working a lot and finally getting my blog back in a routine. I have a lot of favorites this month, as always, but for once no TV favorites!

In the beauty department I've been testing out a lot of new, popular brands and seeing if they live up to the hype.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting blush in Mood Exposure
Everything about this blush is perfect. The mauvey, shimmery tone, the easy-to-blend formula, the pigmentation...this one quickly soared to the top of my favorites list. I'm obsessed with it and it might be my favorite blush of all time after just a month of using it. Now I want to try the bronzers!

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche lipstick in Pepper
This is an absolute gem I found at TJ Maxx! I've been wanting to try out Bite for the longest time, and I love when I get a discount on a shade that is right up my street. Pepper is a creamy, dark rosy nude that I love now and I think I'm going to love even more in the fall.

The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA Moisturizer
If you haven't heard yet, the Ordinary is quickly becoming one of the most popular skincare and makeup brands. Their packaging is kept very minimal, which keeps costs down so that they can invest most in the actual products. This moisturizer is perfect for my dry skin so far, especially at night. It is on the thicker side but it soaks quickly into the skin. It doesn't have much of a scent, which I actually prefer for my skincare.

Mood Exposure, Pepper

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
I've loved this series for years, and although I thought the fourth movie was a bit of a disappointment, I was happy to go to Canada to see this one! Especially when I found out Orlando Bloom was making a comeback, along with one of my favorite Aussie actors Brenton Thwaites. The special effects were really good and although some of the jokes were cheesy, I laughed the whole way through.

I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga & All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda
I talked about both of these in detail in my Currently Reading post, but both of these are unique crime novels that I'm really into at the moment! I Hunt Killers is a series and I'm just starting the second book while All the Missing Girls is a stand-alone and I just got to a big plot twist.

This month for a donation, my favorite actress is making a cool new film that is currently being crowdfunded so I decided to put some money towards it! You can learn more about the film and watch a trailer sort of thing here.

What have you been loving this month?
Xx Katie

23 comments on "May Favorites"
  1. I need to place another order from The Ordinary, I need so many products including their foundation but since it is currently out of stock, I will have to wait a little longer.xx


  2. The pepper lipstick looks gorgeous!

  3. Mood Exposure has to be an all-time favourite of mine! I love the look of Pepper too and the Ordinary moisturiser is a fab everyday option :)

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  4. That Pepper lipstick looks gorgeous! I've heard some great things about The Ordinary but I don't think I'm willing to be waitlisted for their foundation!


  5. how gorgeous is this bronzer from hourglass ! the color looks really pretty .

  6. Great picks! Mood Exposure became a quick favourite of mine. Also, Pepper is such a gorgeous shade! I love the HG Amuse Bouche Lipsticks.

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

  7. A nice collection of favourites, the Ordinary skincare seems to be everywhere right now!
    I'd love to try something out from Hourglass but it's such a splurge...
    I went to see Pirates too, it's a shame they started to make them so cheesy but I did secretly enjoy it :P

    Rachel | Coffee & Avocados

  8. Pepper is such a stunning shade! Gorgeous favourites x
    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin | Blog Sale

  9. I'm pretty excited that The Ordinary is now available at Priceline xx

    Indie// In Search of the Holy Grail

  10. Pepper is a lovely shade. I love Orlando Bloom too, happy he's back!

    Lauren x Huggled

  11. Oooh this is such a lovely post - beautiful colours and lovely items too! :)

    Hope you're well and wishing you a wonderful week lovely!

    Layla xx

  12. I love the look of the blush! Blusher is my go to product I don't really wear bronzer as often, I like the pepper shade too x

    S x

  13. Loved the color of the blush and the lipstick!

  14. That blush is stunning! I'm hearing such good things about The Ordinary at the moment. - Amy

  15. That hourglass blush looks sooooo stunning :D

    xx Sofia | SOFIAADOT

  16. I wish they had some more beauty brands in my local TKMaxx, love that lipstick shade! The crime novels sound really intriguing, I ahven't got many crime novels at the moment, apart from some by Agatha Christie but I haven't got round to reading them yet :) Have a great weekend :) xx

    Velvet Blush

  17. I have Mood Exposure in my list to buy since forever! I just need to bite the bullet and get it.

  18. That lipstick is such a pretty colour. I've just bought a couple of The Ordinary products - so excited to see how I get on with them!xx

    Lucy |

  19. I love the lipstick shade, definitely something I would buy :)
    also, yes, I've been seeing Ordinary everywhere. it must be a great brand :D
    my monthly favorites are Essence lipglosses and Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder. And of course, Maybelline fit me foundation!

    xo Honey - blog Royal Lifestyle - Twitter - Instagram

  20. I just saw the Pirates of the Caribbean and loved it - even though I didn't think I would being the fifth installment! And I really want to try the Hourglass blush it's so so pretty! x


  21. I really am loving the Ordinary right now. Their products are amazing for the price xx

  22. I didn't realise that moisturiser from The Ordinary was quite heavy, for some reason I thought it was really lightweight. I might have to pick this up for night time use!

    The Makeup Directory


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