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Friday, May 30, 2014

May Favorites


Currently, I'm the least stressed I've been in a long, long time. School is out for summer (yes, as in the Alice Cooper song), my school year ballet classes have come to a close, and I'm able to focus now on the things I love most. Oui, that still means ballet, but as well as blogging, writing, reading, and spending time with my family dog; I would love to spend time with my family, but, unfortunately, Top Gear, Bon Appétit magazine, and fishing are a little more interesting than I am.

But, it's not like I really care, because I'm currently ditching them to note my May favorites; anyway, beauty is more interesting than all those mentioned above. My favorite product out of this bunch is the RMS Lip2Cheek in Muse*. I wrote this product off when I first received it, realizing that it was rather pretty, but I never reached for it. Now, although I'm precarious to admit, I've reached for it everyday this month. It's gorgeous with a dewy sheen and the perfect dose of a "natural flush" pigment. And it's even more stunning paired with the NARS Laguna Bronzer. Technically, this is an all-time favorite, but I've just gotten back into slapping it on daily. Two other forever favorites that I just can't put down are the Dr. Jart Waterfuse BB Cream for its redness canceling and luminous finish and the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light to tone down shine and blur imperfections. 

Among the group that I've loved forever, and will continue to love in the future are some new purchases and a rediscovered favorite. The first of the cheeky loot is the Muji Acrylic Two Drawer with Lid Small Case; I've finally joined the Muji bandwagon. Not only does it look stunning, make getting ready in the morning that much quicker, and house my daily essentials, it also manages to make me feel a bit more truly "blogger"--and it allows more room in my storage drawer for new purchases. Another blogger favorite that I got my hands on is the Diptyque Candle in Figuier. I'll admit that there are a few disappointments with this pot of wax, but among the cons is an overwhelmingly gleaming pro: the scent. It's fresh and figgy, and, for lack of a better description, stunning in both whiff and aesthetics. Not necessarily a new purchase is the Royal Apothic Hand Cream in Holland Park. I owe Ellie for shoving me into purchasing this and I'm not disappointed. Well, my mom isn't dissappointed. In truth, I purchased this luxe, lush smelling mousse for my mom for Mother's Day; I just happen to be snatching it and applying it nearly daily. A product I haven't been stealing, but revived my adoration for is the Bumble and bumble Surf Crème Rinse Conditioner. It's been about a year now since I originally purchased this, and the reason it has lasted so long is because I didn't use conditioner for a while, and I still don't use it everyday. Nevertheless, I forgot how hydrating this is, especially for such a light texture. My ends always look so much healthier after shoving this on.

As June comes around, I hope I'll be able to indulge in more of my favorite things and, hopefully, stop schmoozing off other people's stuff. (Sorry, Mom.)

20 comments :

  1. Ooo, would I be regarded as 'nosy' when I say that I'd love to see your MUJI set up? The Hourglass powder sounds amazing though.

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  2. I love my Dr Jart BB cream, i swear the finish of them is like nothing else ive tried and the coverage is AMAZING!
    I recently purchased Verveine from Diptyque and i adore the scent of it, lighting it for ten minutes literally fills my house with the smell! Love!

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  3. Everything here sounds amazing, the way you write about it I feel like I need it all! The RMS Lip2Cheek sounds absolutely beautiful. I've always wanted to try this Dr Jart offering but I'm not sure how it would go with my acne scars :( I have the Ambient Lighting powder in dim light and absolutely love it. A lovely selection Lillian xx

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  4. Love the look of Laguna, it sounds perfect for the summer! x

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  5. Your Muji set up is stuff that (beauty) dreams are made of! :D I love Hourglass powders.. I have the palette and you can imagine how sparingly it must be used in order to preserve for a crisis! :P

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  6. Does the Laguna bronzer have glitter in it or is it matte? Always been interested in buying it but might skip if it has shimmer because I dont find that looks good on my skin :(

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  7. I really love NARS Laguna! I have a mini but I really want to buy a full size; I'd also love to try the Hourglass ambient lighting powders. In answer to your earlier question from that other comment, I'm going to NYU :)

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  8. NARS Laguna is a fave. I have been using this for a little while and usually go off make-up after a while, however, this product is standing the test of time with me.

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  9. So... much... coveting! I seriously want everything you have! These days, I often think to myself, "What am I letting Lillian do to me!?"

    The Bumble and Bumble Surf line seems lovely but it's just too pricey for me to justify the purchases right now. Some day..! xx

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  10. That Hourglass powder is to die for! I want to buy it everytime I see it popping up on a website but it is just too expensive. The conditioner sounds tempting as I have really dry hair. Maybe I'll try it in June. :D xx

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  11. Of course not! In fact, you're practically psycic. I shared a bit on it here. x

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  12. I love it too; it's my favorite base of all time. I've never heard of Verveine, but I'll have to do some investigating. x

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  13. Haha! Thank you/sorry, Anna. (: The Dr. Jart would work fantastic with your scars, or at least it does with mine. x

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  14. It's currently my staple. x

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  15. Haha! Oh, Divya. (: The palette looks stunning. I tried to get it for my mom for Christmas, but it ended up selling out. Now, it seems as though they have it in stock at Sephora. x

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  16. It has shimmer in it, but I've never seen it detectable on the skin. It's not exactly radiant, either. x

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  17. Ah, thanks amazing! Congratulations, Amber! (: I actually toured there earlier this year and loved it. x

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  18. I'm experiencing the same situation. x

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  19. I guess you should just stop reading.... But I would miss your comments dearly. Thank you/sorry, Celina. (: x

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  20. That's the spirit! x

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