May 2015 | Favorites

As May comes to an end I have decided to do a blog about my favorite products of the month. Lately, I have been trying a lot of new makeup and skincare products, but I narrowed my favorites down to five. Here we go!

Burberry Perfume

I am not a huge perfume fan, but I enjoy wearing light scents on a daily basis. I absolutely love the scent of Burberry. It is light, soft and not the least bit over powering. I think this scent has the right touch of vanilla and fruitiness to make it perfect for everyday. Burberry is my go-to perfume and I love that Perfumania sells it at a good price!

Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief

Holy moisture! I recently received a sample of this Clinique gel moisturizer and was instantly won over. When I use this moisturizer it feels as if my skin has soaked up water. My face immediately feels soft, plump and hydrated. I apply this product to my face and neck both in the morning and at night. When I wake up in morning my face always looks refreshed.

For the past few years I have used a gel moisturizer in the summer months to prevent my skin for getting too shiny. In the winter I usually use something a bit heavier. I was presently surprised with how well this product moisturized my face for being a light weight gel. It is actually a great year-round moisturizer. I love this product and recommend it to everyone.

Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream

A few months back when shopping at Ulta, the Clinique representative suggested I try Clinique’s Moisture Surge CC Cream because I had expressed my love for the Moisture Surge Gel Moisturizer. At that time I decided to hold off until the weather warmed up and I was ready to change up my regular foundation routine. I recently received a sample of the Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream (color light/medium) with a Clinique purchase from Macy’s. Clinique has great promotional offers through their website and department stores which is a huge plus for me. There is nothing better than great samples! I think this product is going to be my go-to face makeup this summer. The light/medium color is perfect for my skin tone when wearing self tanner, but I will probably also buy one shade lighter for my less tan days. I have used two techniques to apply this CC Cream. For the first two weeks I applied the cream using a makeup sponge and more recently have been applying this product with my fingers. Even though I tend to prefer using a tool to apply my makeup, using my fingers to apply this cream has a better result. This CC Cream feels creamy and hydrating on my skin. When applying it with my fingers it glides on so smooth and does a great job of evening out my complexion. I then go back in with a sponge to blend the cream around the edge of my face and neck. As I mentioned in a previous post, setting powders finish off your look and combat shine. I dust my forehead, cheeks and chin with the bareMinerals Original Mineral Veil to keep my CC cream looking great all day.

John Frieda Sheer Blonde Go Blonder

I have long, thick, dark blonde hair which I have proudly never highlighted or dyed. Since graduating from college and joining the real world, my hair has remained on the darker side as a result of not spending as much time in the sun. I have used John Freida’s Highlight Activating Enhancing Shampoo and Conditioner which is meant to brighten your hair without actually altering the color. This past month I decided to try the Go Blonder Lightening Shampoo With Citrus & Chamomile because it does not contain peroxide or chemical lighteners. The combination of citrus and chamomile work to lighten hair with the help with heat (from the sun or your hair dryer). I generally wash my hair 2-3 days a week and have noticed my hair becoming slightly lighter. This product has a pleasant scent and leaves my hair looking healthy.

Yankee Candle Banana Nut Bread

I know this is not technically a beauty item, but I love a candle that makes me happy and puts me in a good mood. Less stress helps everyone to look their best! The Yankee Candle Banana Nut Bread candle is delicious! It smells like fresh baked banana bread. I find it a bit funny that I love this candle so much because until recently I hated having food scented candles in my bedroom. I bought this one on sale at an Yankee Candle Factory store for around $10. Definitely a scent I want to stock up on because I burn this candle so often.

What were your favorite products this month?
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xo Miss Alyss

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