Here we are heading into summer, finally! I can’t tell you how excited I am for some heat, long summer nights and days at the lake. We try to pack as much summer activities in as possible, seeing that we only get about 3 hot months a year. So suffice it to say summer is a very busy season for all of us!
As you may have guessed from the title this post is all about May Favourites. That time of the month when I fill you in on some beauty bits and whatever else I’ve been loving over the last month. I hope you find some summer inspo!
I couldn’t wait to share this first favourite with you guys! I’m sure you’ve been seeing watches like these around. Simple, white, large faced watches with pale leather straps. I loved the look and knew I wanted to get one, but I was having a hard time deciding what colour of strap to choose. Should I go for the blush colour, which is very popular pick these days. Or would I be better of with the more versatile grey?
I looked at a lot of different brands online, which led my social media sites to promote watches to my feed around the clock! So when the MVMT (pronounced movement) watches came up they already knew I was interested. The thing that’s so awesome about these watches though is that they are affordable and they have super easy detachable straps. So I didn’t have to choose just one colour strap, because I could buy extras! And as you can see, that’s exactly what I did.
I bought the Rodeo watch with the blush strap and an extra white and grey strap to go along with it. You can see in the picture above the little lever that pushes the pins in and out make changing out the straps really easy. I’m so happy with how this watch looks and have been switching things up whenever the mood strikes. I highly recommend!
The Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum Cream was a bit of a splurge! It’s like stupid expensive, but I just could not resist the smell of this cream any longer! It’s like a sweet yet sexy and totally irresistible smell. Every time I popped into Sephora I would make a bee-line for it just to have a giant sniff. Then I would hum and haw about buying it for a bit before ultimately walking away. It’s like we had this tortured relationship. So during the last Sephora spring sale I thought, “ok, it’s time to put an end to this, we must be together!” and happily I added it to my cart.
And let me tell you it is love. A love that won’t last forever, but I am trying to make it last as long as I can. Right now I’m treating it like pure gold and only using it on days when I want to smell extra amazing and have a little extra glow to my skin. Because yes, there is a slight shimmer in this cream. It was undetectable to me at first, but as soon as you step into the sun you will see the sparkle. It will be great for tanned summer time legs!
Not only is the smell and feel of this cream amazing it also is supposed to tighten the skin due to the addition of guaraná extract. A native Amazonian plant whose fruit contains one of the most potent forms of caffeine on the planet. You just can’t lose with this cream, if you can get over the sticker shock!
This sunblock has made a recent return to my routine and I couldn’t be more happy to have it back. It has just a slight tint to it which makes it perfect to wear on its own and it also plays well with makeup over top. It has a very liquidy texture that spreads easily and evenly and dries down to a natural skin like finish. I find a lot of sunblocks out there are either way too greasy or too matte and drying. This one has a perfect balance where your skin just looks like skin. If you’re in the market for a new screen, I promise you this one is amazing.
I did a little post not that long ago all about clean, natural makeup. And this little number was my top pick, hands down. I just had to include it in this monthly favourites because I’ve been wearing it non-stop. It’s that perfect everyday amount of coverage that feels so comfortable on the skin. And the best part is it’s free of many nasty chemicals found in a lot of other brands. So, you can feel good about having this as your everyday face product. Check out my clean makeup post for a more in-depth review.
We had a few really hot days in May and I was starting to feel like summer was upon us and here to stay. Of course it didn’t last, but during that time I started to have a real smudge issue. My mascara would melt and smear off my lashes, so by the end of the day it was a bit of a mess. I came to the conclusion (I do this every year BTW) that it was time to pull out the waterproof mascara.
My choice for waterproof mascara is this one from CoverGirl. I like it because it gives me very voluminous, fluffy and separated lashes. Which I feel is perfect for the summer time when my makeup tends to lean more towards a natural look. It also does not budge even in the most sweltering and sweaty situations.
Not only does this bronzer smell like coconuts, it’s actually a really flattering shade too. Not too orange and not too ashy, it hits that sweet spot for a great contour and bronzer shade in one. The one odd thing about it though is the little sponge applicator. I personally don’t get how you would use it and think you could just toss it. For me, I like using it as an all over bronzing powder with a large brush or on my lids to define my crease with an eyeshadow blending brush. This bronzer has honestly become a staple in my everyday routine. I reach for it daily for quick bit of definition and glow!
Let me know some of your summer time favourites in the comments! xo