30 May 2014

may beauty favourites!

Hey guys,

It's that time of the month again! Going through and showing you guys what I have been absolutely loving for the month of May. Some of these have been mentioned before on my blog or social media, some haven't been mentioned as much - some are even new products that I have been OBSESSED with for in the last few weeks of May. You guys know the deal - I'll show you the products and give you a little mini review of each one!

1. Elf Mineral Green Primer

My GO TO primer this month. Seriously, considering I paid around $8 for this I am so impressed. It corrects any redness I have and also makes for a great silicon base for my foundation. The other thing that has made me fall head over heels for this stuff is that it keeps my face on for a ridiculous amount of time. Loving that Elf is finally available at Kmart! You can find this in store at Kmart.

2. Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Foundation

I love nearly everything about this foundation. I have a complete review on it here, so I won't harp on about it to much. But I adore the finish, the coverage, how it feels on my skin... Everything except it's staying power, which I wish was better. But hey, every other aspect is spot on! I just have to remember to bring a powder to touch up. You can find this here on the Benefit website for $36US.

3. NYX Dewy Finish Setting Spray

I've always loved this setting spray, but I've been using it every single time I wore make up this month. It just really sets my face and also allows it to melt into my skin a little so it doesn't look cakey whatsover. I brought this from Target for $14.95AU, but you can also find it on Beauty Joint.

4. Appelles Vitamin B Bath Caviar

The most luxurious bath item I have ever I used. I'm actually someone whos really not that into baths normally - my hair goes all weird and the bath gets cold way too quickly - but OMG this stuff has me running to get in. It just looks so beautiful, like little teeny tiny gold pebbles that you sprinkle in your bath to dissolve. It makes the bath more moisturising and hydrating for your skin, rather than drawing the moisture out. Love this stuff! You can find it here on the Appelles website for $7.95AU!

5. Elf Eyebrow Kit

A bit late on the bandwagon for this item. I finally found this hanging out in my Kmart, the last one there and knew I had to dry it. On first using it, I used the powder and really wasn't happy with it. I was advised to use the gel side by my Instagram followers, and oh lordy were they right. The gel is amazing! It just looks so effortless and natural when applied, and best of all, it stays put. Again, amen to Kmart for finally bringing the goodness of Elf to Australia. You can find this in store at Kmart - I think I paid between $8-12 - or here on Beauty Joint.

6. Covergirl Flamed Out Mascara

Why have I not tried this before? Honestly, lord knows. I am so impressed with this mascara! I've never really liked alot of Covergirl products before but I was given the oppoturnity to try some of their products and I am so glad I found this gem. I will be doing a seperate blog post on it in the near future as it's most definitely a close dupe for one of my most beloved high end mascaras. You can find this here at Priceline for $14.95AU.

7. Whitening Lightning Color Your Smile Lipgloss in Nude

This is one of the newer additions to my collection, but you guys I'm so in love with these lipglosses. I ended up buying the Jaclyn Hill bouquet that consisted of four lipglosses including this for $59US (great deal considering these retail for $38US each), and I am so glad I did. Again, there will be a seperate blog post on all of the shades I got, so I won't harp on too much. But as someone who isn't really a lipgloss person, (#longhairproblems amirite?) but this is most definitely the exception. You can find the Jaclyn Hill Bouquet here on the Whitening Lightning website - I'm not sure if this is limited edition or not, so if you want to try these get in quick!

8. Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in Nudist

How I felt when I swatches this colour: the heavens opened up, a white light came beaming down and  shone directly on this colour. It is without a doubt one of the best formulas I have ever tried, matte without being too matte and completely non drying. Not to mention the colour - its absolutely gorgeous. So easy to wear without being a nude or bold! I will be purchasing some more of the shades at some point, but for now this is just amazeballs. You can find these here at Priceline for $24AU

9 & 10. Benefit Hydrating Lip Balms in Lollibalm and Posiebalm

Three words for winter: tinted lip balms. And these are so good, I won't even lie. I don't own any of their tints - I wanted Lollitint so bad, but held off because I actually wanted to use it on my lips and I've heard they are quite drying for your lips. It's like the Benefit Gods heard my dilemma and brought this down just for me. When they became on the Benefit Cosmetics website, I went straight away and purchased both Lolli and Posiebalm, and went away wishing that I brought the other two shades as well. These go on like butter with a sheer amount of colour, but it is slightly buildable. These are relatively new to my collection, but I'm definitely in love - and I will be getting my hands on those other shades. These won't be available in Australia until August, but you can get them here for $18US each from the Benefit website until they're here

11. Covergirl Smoochie in Luv U

Another tinted lip balm which is a perfect MLBB colour - plus it smells exactly like Lip Smackers. I love this its so hydrating and moisturising, and is perfect for those times where you just want something to give you a sheen without a ton of colour and to act as a lip balm as well, this your match made in heaven. You can find these here at Priceline for $4.95AU.

And that's all for this months favourites! What were some of your favourites this month?

Until next time....


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  2. Great favorites! I want to try out the benefit balms especially the 2 shades you mentioned here!


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  5. great post, I really want to try that elf primer! I get really red cheeks so green ones are the best for me, I used to use the Smashbox one but I hate how expensive it is so I will definitely give this one a go! X