May Favorites – Beautisol, Ageless Derma, Perlier & Sugar Shock

Here’s a round up of some of my beauty favorites for May. I’d love to hear what you are loving this summer! Leave me a comment and your blog link below!



May faves

Funny story too….I thought I grabbed my bottle of Beautisol sunless tanner mousse for this picture. I *just* noticed that this is the Beautisol Tea Tan wash off bronzer. I bet I used that instead of the sunless tanner the other night too. Oops….oh well, I love them both!!

On to the rest of my May favorites!

Perlier Honey shower cream – I am in love with all my Perlier products from the travel set. This is such a gorgeous scent. It smells just like fresh clover honey and sunshine! The full review will be up soon!

Pssssssst! dry shampoo – I’ve tried a lot of dry shampoos, and disliked them all. This is the only one I like! I have been trying not to wash my hair too often, as it’s SO dry and falling out.


Bed Head by Tigi Sugar Shock – This is a root boosting product, much different from other root boosters. I don’t get a weighed down, crunchy, filmy mess at my roots with this. I use it on freshly washed hair and massage it into my scalp well. After a little blast from the blow dryer, I have volume! It smells awesome too, like Pink Sugar, without the pink.


Donna Karan Cashmere Mist deodorant – Yes, it’s weird to have a deodorant on my monthly favorites. BUT, it’s summer! I have super sensitive pits and I don’t want to stink. I don’t know what it is about this, but the formula just works for me! It’s really gentle and smells great.


Bare Escentuals Buxom Lash Mascara – I haven’t found a mascara I’ve like this much in a looooong time! I guess I am super picky about my mascara, but there is a lot to think about! I don’t like mascaras that irritate my eyes, are too wet, flake or smudge…You know! I guess I haven’t found my HG mascara yet. I love wiggly flexible brush with spiny bristles. It works really well to get into tiny areas. The formula is great too. I like my lashes a bit more volumized than this mascara provides, but that is easily fixed by layering mascaras.


Ageless Derma Retinol and Vitamin K eye cream – I have only been using this for several weeks but I love it already! My under eyes are dry and tend to look crepey if I don’t moisturize often enough, and with a good quality moisturizer. This eye cream has retinol, Vitamins K (said to help reduce dark under eye circles), vitamin E, green tea extracts, peptides and Coenzyme Q10. I love skin care products that are packed with ingredients like these! I haven’t found this cream (I use it 3 nights a week) to be drying at all. I’m really happy to have found an eye cream that will treat my fine lines and black circles AND moisturize at the same time! I will keep you posted on my long term results.


I’d love to hear your May favorites, so feel free to leave a comment below! Have you tried any of these products? What did you think?


Time for a giveaway!! This is a big giveaway for some of the best “cheap thrills,” in beauty! You know, those drugstore gems that you can’t believe don’t cost more? I have a handful of my favorite items and I will be giving them away! This giveaway is open internationally! I love my readers from all over the world! xox

Want to know what you will be winning?? Here’s a few of my favorite bargain beauty items:
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm stain in Sweetheart, Maybelline Color Tattoo in Cool Crush (LE Summer!!), Wet n Wild eyeshadow trio in Walking on Eggshells,Black Radiance eye appeal shadow collection (same as WnW 8 pan palette) in Downtown Browns(gorgeous browns and plums), ULTA extreme wear gel eyeliner in Primetime, Jordana Best Lash Extreme in Black, NYC cheek glow powder blush in Sutton Place Peach, and 2 ELF eyeshadow brushes, one is a flat shader for packing on shadow (similar to the MAC 239) and the other is a blending brush (perfect for crease, like MAC 217).

Have you tried any of these beauty bargains? What are your favorite cheap thrills? Leave me a comment and let me know! Thanks for stopping by and entering to win!

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April Favorites!

Well, it’s that time of the month again! NO, not *that* time! Time to tell you my most used beauty items last month!
When the weather turns warmer, I live in flip flops and comfy capris. That means, I need to ramp up my self tanning routine! I’m quite fair, which can prove a challenge in finding a sunless tanner that doesn’t make me look all oompah-loompah-ish.

I’ve recently become hooked on Beautisol self tanning lotion and Tea Tan Glow. The review of Beautisol Tea Tan Glow that I received through iFabbo, can be seen here

I love the Beautisol tanner for the color (nice olive toned golden tan), the fact that it lasts and when it finally does fade, it doesn’t get patchy. Another huge plus in my book, is that it doesn’t smell like other self tanners. It has a fresh scent, thanks to it’s odor eliminating technology. I don’t know how Beautisol did it, but it DOES NOT smell like baked skin! It dries very quickly as well, which is pretty nice!

Next up is Essie’s Apricot cuticle oil. I have very dry hands and cuticles. I normally go for cuticle butters (I like Badger, Burt’s Bees and LUSH) but this comes in handy for daytime use. It is an oil, but it’s a dry oil. It doesn’t smudge and leave greasy finger prints all over like the cuticle balms/butters do.

Finally, a surprising discovery! I had a $10 gift card to Victoria’s Secret, so I grabbed this Sparkling Citrus Lemon & Coconut body cream up on a whim. I don’t tend to be crazy about most of the scents from VS. This scent is very light and layer-able. That’s important to me, as I don’t want my lotion and perfume clashing! This body cream has a nice light scent, and moisturizes pretty well!

What were your April favorites? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!
xo Amber