Monday, June 2, 2014

May favorites

I can't believe May has come and gone already, but here we are!  It's time for my favorites (beauty, food, clothing, and more!) of the past month.  These favorites are all about summer, whether it's glowy skin, no-fuss makeup, easy recipes, and fab workouts!  So let's get started!

First things first - beauty :)

Just purchased my oh-I-don't-know 5th tube of this loveliness.  I buy it every summer and it's my go-to tinted moisturizer that provides just the right amount of coverage and glow to my skin.  It's also got an SPF of 20!  For days or nights when I want more coverage, I just add a little of this under my eyes or on any problems areas.

Speaking of a glowy complexion, this highlighter is my absolute favorite and I wear it all summer long.  It's a beautiful golden-pinky color, and looks so pretty on the cheekbones or over your favorite blush.  I also use it as an eyeshadow! This stuff lasts forever too - a little goes a long way!   

Buxom - Buxom® Full-On™ Lip Cream

I recently splurged on this lip gloss and I have been reaching for it every single day.  It's a creamy pinky-nude color and looks great alone or over any lipstick.  It has that subtle tingling and plumping effect, which I especially love.  My favorite way to wear it is over my MAC "Hue" lipstick.  

Origins - Clear Improvement® Active Charcoal Mask Pods

I have been wanting to try out the full size of this mask, but wasn't sure if I would like it.  So when I found these mini pods for just $8, I immediately snatched them up.  I love pampering myself a little bit on the weekend with an at-home mani/pedi, a long bath, and a face mask - it just makes me feel so refreshed and energized!  These leave my skin feeling wonderfully clear and smooth.  The label reads "Activated charcoal acts like a magnet to draw out deep-dwelling pore-cloggers, white China clay absorbs environmental toxins, and lecithin dissolves impurities. Skin breathes a sigh of relief." Yes Please!

That weekend mani I was talking about above..... well, I've been reaching for this color for the past month, and it's becoming my new favorite.  It's the perfect shade of lavender-blue, and looks great with a tan!

Wow, I'm on a roll with leading into each new product!  This is my go-to tan lately, and it is so easy to use!  You just spray over a clean face/body, rub in lightly, and...instant glow!  AND it doesn't stink like all the other self-tanners!  That's a win-win for me!  Will definitely be repurchasing this when I run out of this one.   

Aruba Coconut Shower Gel - Signature Collection - Bath & Body Works

This has been my favorite body wash, and it's the perfect summer scent!  Tropical and Coconutty, and absolutely delicious.  Used with a loofah, it lathers up perfectly and makes my entire bathroom smell like a vacation.  And it's on sale right now!  (I just stocked up!)

TKEES 'Foundations' Flip Flop

Now onto my favorite shoes of the month.  I got these for my birthday and I think I have worn them every day since!  They are so comfortable, easy to wear, and go with everything!  The nude color is perfect for summer, with shorts, dresses, jeans, whatever!  I thought I would have to break them in, but they immediately molded to my feet!  LOVE!

I've been on a roll with my morning workouts, lately.  I usually take Andrew on a long walk in our BOB stroller, and as soon as he goes down for his morning nap, I do these 2 workout videos.  
This arms one is fantastic!  My arms are always burning, which is a good sign, and I swear they are looking more toned already!  (AND it's only 10 minutes! Perfect for the busy girl-on-the-go!)

Love Tracy's workouts, and this Abs one is my favorite.  It actually starts out with a little bit of legs, which I do as well, but it finishes with a simple but VERY effective Abs part.  I am always feeling this the next day!

Ta Ta Tamer II

This bra is my must-have for all of these said workouts.  It offers amazing support for these (new-mama) tatas.  It's not the cheapest thing in the world, but it is so worth the money.  Between this one, and this one , I am set!  And I love the pink color... cute workout clothes make workouts much more fun, right?  ;)

This has been my favorite snack/breakfast item lately!  I LOVE the dried blueberries, and the granola is so yummy.  For breakfast, I will put 1/2 cup of it in a bowl, top with 1/2 cup of Almond Milk, and then 1/2 of a sliced banana - sooooo yummy!!

And, last but not least, my "Mommy" favorite!  

I actually have loved my Baby K'Tan for the past 4 months, but I've just recently been wearing and enjoying our Ergo Carrier!  Andrew is finally big enough for it - and it provides lots of support and comfort for us both.  I'll be flying alone (eek!) next month to Florida with the baby, and I know this will be coming with us!

on our evening stroll!

Ok, a bonus favorite....

I know it's only the beginning, but as always, I'm hooked!  
Is anyone with me?

What are you loving lately?




BLovedBoston said...

Ok seriously there is so much goodness in this post!! Let's start with Bikini so Teeny - my go to summer favorite right now as well! I have been wanting to try the MAC highlighter for a while and just need to purchase that already!! I just bought my first Laura Mercier product a few weeks back (concealer) and love it!! And while I'm not a new mama - that sports bra might help tame the ladies for workouts!! Thanks so much for all of these!! Happy Monday!

Annie said...

Love everything! I was interested in hearing someone's opinion on the sports bra so that's great to know.

And yes, I'm obsessed with Bachelorette too. Last night was good so I'm really excited about tonight. Do you read Reality Steve? I do and love watching it having already knowing the ending!

preppylove said...

I'll have to check those Origins face masks... they sound great! And I am loving The Bachelorette this season! I think Andi is a great bachelorette and her guys are just so cute. I'm actually trying out for the Bachelor at the end of the month so cross your fingers!! :)

Meghan at Champagne & Suburbs said...

I love Bobbi Brown's tinted moisturizer, but I'll have to try Laura Mercer's next time. Also, there are so many awesome items in here. The arm work out is what I'm goign to do tonight when I get back from my run! Thanks for linking up with us! xo

Ally Harding said...

I've been doing Tracy Anderson workouts lately too and man she's tough! I need to try that tinted moisturizer. I like to wear not such a heavy foundation for summer. Is the VS spray tan long lasting? Or does it wash off after one use?

Ally Harding said...

Also do you find that Tkees run true to size?

Angie said...

always love these post! it's like having a free personal shopper! :)

MakeMeUpMia said...

Ok MAC Soft and Gentle and the White Russian gloss are definitely amazing! Love your list. We're starting a monthly favorites link up that will be on the first Wed of each month, starting July 2 :) We'd love to have you!