I ran out of a lot of products this week and so this meant that a quick trip to Sephora or my favourite drugstore was in check. There are quite a few things that I'm excited to share with you this month! I'm still in dire need of more products (I finished off my primer this morning!) and so I'm going to be filming a makeup haul video soon! So without further ado, here are my May favourites!
Rimmel Stay Matte: This mouse foundation is amazing! I've never encountered anything like it: it keeps my face matte all day long (from 7am to 8pm) and the texture is beautiful. It goes on so easily on the skin and the mousse texture makes it feel really lightweight on your skin. The formula is also quite thick which means that the coverage is amazing. The only thing is that it streaks which mean that you have to be careful when applying it. I found out about this foundation with this list; there's a whole bunch of other foundations that are good for oily skin.
Bioderma Micelle Solution: After running out of my Bio Elita makeup remover, I went for a quick trip to the pharmacy and was told that this makeup remover was great for removing all makeup, including eyes and face. Seeing as it was a pretty good deal plus the fact that it also made it to Chatelaine's Beauty 100, intrigued me. I was so glad that I picked it up! Not only does it remove all of my makeup like a charm, but it also refreshes my face! The solution itself feels so thin, nearly the same consistency as water but it is so much more. It also distributes the product through a pump, which is a life saver if you happen to drop it! (happened to me once with this bottle, I was so glad that nothing spilled out!)
Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner in Smoke: I know that I've already raved about these eyeliners many times already, but after making a trip to Sephora a few weeks ago, I decided to pick up another set of 3 Urban Decay eyeliners (smoke, sabbath and Perversion) and I have fallen in LOVE with this colour! It's such a nice gray that it's perfect for every day makeup. It doesn't look to dramatic yet it still adds some boldness. I like to tightline my upper lashes with Perversion but line my lower lash line with Smoke because it gives a softer look. If you haven't tried Urban Decay's 24/7 eyeliners then you're really missing out on something. Did I mention that they glide on like butter!?
Goody Bun Spiral: I didn't know if I should have put this one up because I kinda have a love hate relationship with this product. Firstly, I really like this product because they have the same concept as their spin pins which I absolutely love! In fact, they've literally replaced all of my bobby pins. No joke. You don't even need an elastic; all you have to do is twist your hair into a bun, spin the bun spiral into place and voila! You've got your bun!
Now, here's the problem though: I can't seem to master the art of twisting it into place! At first, I thought that it was because my hair was too long or thick, but afterwards, I tried it on my mom (she has shoulder length, if not shorter hair) and I still had trouble. You see, it holds the hair perfectly, but it doesn't hold it close to the scalp. When I put it on, the result is a floppy, unattractive bun that just hangs there. I've managed on a few occasions to have it acceptably close to my scalp but it just ends up flopping after a while. Which is fine when I just want my hair out of the way but otherwise, my hair has never looked like the picture that's on the box (let's be real, when does it ever?)
So in the end, I would probably say that convenience wise, it's not too shabby but ultimately, don't bother with it unless you know how it works for sure!
The Fire by Kina Grannis is the song that I've been playing non stop on my phone. Something about the melody and her voice makes me want to listen to it over and over again. It's not a "pop" song that you here on the radio, which is what I like about it. It's unique and strangely enough, catchy as well. It reminds me of a certain movie or song that I've read/seen but I just can't seem to put my finger on it. Anyways, who can listen to it here.
The Fault Is In Our Stars by John Green is a very touching book about two cancer ridden teenagers who fall in love. Their adventure is an amazing one albeit the fact that their lives are very short lived. This book isn't like the normal book that's filled with false hope and a fairy tale ending. It's very down to earth and realistic, which is something that I really appreciated. I wasn't really interested by it at first, but my friend kept pushing me so I finally caved in and ordered it from Amazon. Plus, for those you have been awaiting for the movie, it comes out today! I know what I'm going to be tomorrow this weekend ;)
Lemon water has many benefits. The lemon gives you a great boost of vitamin C, it helps your digestion but mainly, it detoxifies your body and helps your immune system. I've been drinking this non stop, at least one cup a day and I've been feeling great. All you need is some boiled water, and half a lemon (rule of thumb: half a lemon if your under 150 lbs and a whole lemon is your over 150 lbs), more or less depending on your taste. Squeeze the lemon into your cup of water and voilà! You have yourself some lemon tea.
This month, I've been rewatching a favourite tv show of mine: Les Colocs.tv. Featuring Québec comedians Alexandre Barett and Billy Tellier, this funny show is about two men who are trying to break through and become famous in the entertainment industry as comedians. As real comedians, there were definitely some points in their lives where it wasn't always easy and this show is mostly them trying to make fun of that. You obviously have to understand a bit of the Québec culture to understand some of their jokes, but they have great comebacks make even the littlest things funny. The show isn't on the MusiquePlus site anymore, but you can rewatch all episodes here.