May 2012 Favorites

WOW!  Time FLEW during one of the longest months in the year.  I barely realized I was at the end of it until it was already June!  (Which explains why this is going up on June 5th! LOL  Anyway!!  I had lots of favorites, beauty and non-beauty related (even though I think they are beautiful)!
First up is a surprising product.  When I first swatched the Sephora + Pantone Universe Prisma Chrome Blush in Apricot Brandy I was thinking that it was entirely too shimmery to wear on it’s own.  I was thinking this was highlighter status and that was about it.  A fellow Beauty Buddy of mine said that she wanted it and it made me think that I should probably pull it out and give it a try…. well low and behold… it was on my cheeks for the rest of the month without skipping a day!  To see the swatches, go here.  Anyway, upon really giving it a go I find that it leaves a beautiful sheen to the cheek… not glittery at all.

A few other favorites this month were the Milani HD Advanced Concealer and the Coach Poppy Rollerball.  I have been using the Milani concealer for more than just May.  I have a few others that I use on a regular basis and love as well but I find this one is my go-to “I am in a hurry and need to cover this blemish NOW” type of concealer.  It consistently stays in my handbag as well.  
The Coach Poppy is an Eau de Parfum in a rollerball form that stays in my handbag as well.  Nothing like having a good solid staple scent traveling with you.  And almost everytime I am rolling it on at work I have someone ask me what it is and when I hand it over they sneak some for themselves!  ;P

A cream eyeshadow that I have been wearing under just about everything this month is the Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze.  I did swatches on it that you can see here.  It is another one of those colors that can get you out the door quick… there seems to be a trend with my favorites this month… I am serious ladies (and gentlemen), I felt like this whole month went WOOOSH!

Staple nail polish colors for me this month were Essie Grenadine and Julep Penelope.  Very simple and very pretty.  They go with everything and the scream who I am… girly but sophisticated?  ;)  
Right now Julep is still doing their first box for a penny so if you would like to join here is my referral link..  The codes to get your first box for 1 cent  are COLORS4ONE, PENNY, or TWITTER1.  They all work.  I promise you wont regret it!  

One of my BELOVED taupe palettes is the NARS Best (9944) palette.  If you would like to see another Monthly Favorites post I did with it here you go!  This is a palette that I simply can’t get enough of… I don’t know if it is because it is mostly taupe shades or if it is just so easy to throw a look together and have it look complete.  Something about this collection of eyeshadows really is the Best.  NARS is so creative with their names!  :)  Sadly this is a discontinued palette but all of the shades in it are permanent.  

OK ladies… If you don’t want to get addicted to something pretty awesome then scroll right away from this next picture and forget you ever saw it.  Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill mascara has been a staple for me all month.  THIS IS THE MOST AMAZING MASCARA EVERRRRRR!  I am so glad that I allowed myself to open up another mascara so that I could try this out for the sake of reviews! See what I did there???  ;)  Anyway… I have a full in depth review coming up on this very soon so I won’t get into it now… but you already know you want it, right?

Another Giorgio Armani product that I have been using the entire month of May is the Smooth Silk Eye Pencil.  It is a really nice black pencil that lines the waterline without much fuss and also smudges very nicely onto the lash line.  Nothing too much to be said other than that… It is the first one I reach for every day!!

First non-beauty item is my Trollbeads bracelet.  My sister got me into these a few years ago and as an anniversary present my husband bought the the chain, clasp and a few beads.  I have enjoyed adding on and have gotten some fun and fabulous beads.  I think it is about time for a new bracelet… Hope the hubby is reading this.  :D

A STAPLE for me during the warm months (and I live in FL so that means 10 months of the year) are the Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Glow Pads.  These have been in several of my posts for months and months so if you haven’t caught on… just go get some!  Seriously!  So many skin benefits as well as a GORGEOUS tan!  

And for those of you that don’t know, FL and much of the rest of the east coast had to deal with Tropical Storm Beryl for quite a long time.  The rain was ridiculous and made me slightly miserable after a while… and then I remembered that I had my BUNNY UMBRELLA! :)  This is from Etude House and was limited edition if I recall.  A lovely friend who was living in Korea picked this up for me last year and I am forever thankful!  If this little guy breaks on me one day (like most umbrellas tend to do) I am going to cry my eyes out.  I wish I would have gotten one of these in every color it came in.  

Last but not least I am loving my Old Navy Rhinestone Embellished Flip-Flops.  You know why these were worn most days in May?  Because my office only allows flip-flops on Fridays and they actually consider this a sandal because of the strap that goes around the back!!!!!!!  :)  I can be pretty clever sometimes. haha  

Anyway!  Thanks for reading what I was addicted to during the month of May!  What were you addicted to?  Any one thing in particular or LOTS, like myself?  Let me know below!  Thanks for stopping by!  
xoxo, 
Laura

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I'm Laura! I am a Navy wife and mother of two. I am passionate about all things beauty. I am a freelance makeup artist and because I am a mommy I am also a list of other things, including: chef, maid, chauffeur, dry cleaner, and I could go on. I am currently in Florida but who knows where I will be in a year's time! So grab a drink and read through my beauty tips, swatches, reviews, and other crazy parts of my life!

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07617598353890176354 The Driveller Kate

    Every time I pass a box of those Dr Gross ones I think of you! :D

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11274153782478267645 Laura MyNewestAddiction

      :) I do love them! <3

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10927837054968442879 Jayme and Mendi

    We are dying to try the Armani Eyes To Kill! And the DG Glow pads are a summer essential!!

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11274153782478267645 Laura MyNewestAddiction

      YOU HAVE TO TRY THE ETK mascara! You would LOVE IT!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08172760331580883487 Laura.

    Nice!
    i follow you on bloglovin,
    follow me back? xx

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11274153782478267645 Laura MyNewestAddiction

      Thank you!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01207876274926374666 Jessica

    Pantone looks amazing. Cute sandals!!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11274153782478267645 Laura MyNewestAddiction

      Thanks girly! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01781257603704191552 Beauty on a College budget

    I love Julep polish, I know some people complain about the quality but I have no problems at all. They last a super long time for me, and I rarely if ever get chips.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11274153782478267645 Laura MyNewestAddiction

      I have only had an issue with one polish from julep and I own quiiiiite a few! I love the brand! Customer Service is terrific!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17203899757128581331 Betzy’s Makeup

    Lavender nail polish is so cute

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11274153782478267645 Laura MyNewestAddiction

      Thank you!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17219355886051363757 ~Becs

    Did you pick up the Milani concealer at CVS? I didnt notice it when I was there. Do you recall how much it was??

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11274153782478267645 Laura MyNewestAddiction

      I did, I think they may have been getting rid of them…. super cheap if I recall.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01106545464122457548 Susan1029

    On the eyes to kill mascara are you referring to the original or eyes to kill excess? Just curious because one of them I did use and did not have great luck!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11274153782478267645 Laura MyNewestAddiction

      The original is the one that I have. Sorry if it didn’t work for you :(

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15772070754174869986 Maria Mendez

    That bracelet looks so cool, and I’m sure it means a lot to you. It looks really similar to something I saw at a Tampa jewelers last week. Great blog by the way!