June 9, 2013

My Favorite Things: May

Oooh, I was a busy little bee in May AND I am so busy this far into June, too! I cannot believe how quickly May went by, especially after my slight drop off at the end of April (womp womp). BUT I definitely feel like I've got my ~blogging mojo~ back and I've been delighted by the lovely comments from y'all this month!!

ANYHOO, let's get into some favey stuff from the month of May. Are you ready?!

Favorite new (tried) polish: So I think I only bought 3 bottles of nail polish this whole month (and they were a gift, so technically they were free mwhaha) and all of my newly 'tried' things are all indie brands... I don't have anything that is new-to-me this month that isn't an indie, BUT I have re-discovered my love of Sally Hansen Mint Sorbet! Yum!

Favorite new (tried) indie: Oh man, too many lovely indie collections that I've reviewed this month to choose from! Rainbow Honey's Costa del Sol was a winner for me; I even bought the full-sized Fab trio because I needed that gold glitter 4ever! But holy wow, I loved ALL of the Super Black lacquers I tried and the ENTIRE Trelly's M.I.S.C. Polish Summer Collection.  

Favorite new (UNtried) indie polish: I'm late to the game, but I finally snagged a bottle of Revlon Girly and I'm excited to see if I like it on or not! It's such a complex indie-ish pink glittery concoction. 

Favorite new polish collection: I'm sort of out of the loop of new 'normal' collections; I've been doing a great job of not buying things. Now that I have soo many polishes, I just don't find similar things as exciting anymore, you know? Like, yes, I love neons and I want to buy 12 new China Glaze neons each summer. But I have things similar enough that will never get used. *sigh* It's hard being a polishaholic! But anyway, my favorite overall collection lately would have to be the ENTIRE Trelly's M.I.S.C. Polish Summer Collection. It was so perfectly crafted for summer! And I loved the crelly polishes in it. Seriously, the whole collex is easy to work with and beautiful :D

here are macros of the whole collection; for the full swatch and review post click here

new technique/tip: I've really liked my photos lately, and it's all because I'm using my polish table as a tripod (ack, I told you my secret)! I would definitely recommend experimenting with your photography and maybe even trying a tripod [haha, this is totally something everyone else has said before and I was all, "Nope, too lazy. No tripods here!" but it does help to keep my hand and the camera steady to get better macros, etc.]

My favey April mani - I really liked the 'Abstract Floral Tapestry' nails for the Tri-Polish Challenge, but it didn't garner a lot of comments. Ah well, just goes to show you can't always pick a winner!

YOUR favey May mani (i.e. most viewed) My stats say it was my massive swatch post of Trelly Polishes, which is sort of insane because it was posted on May 31st?! Ugh, sorry I slipped up on this!

Favorite new makeup item: Definitely still enjoying the L'Oreal Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base; it makes covering my dark circles just a little bit easier because I can blend down from my circles into my cheeks without the concealer getting all patchy and dimply!! If you want to read my mini review on this primer, check it out here.

Face o' the Month: Now that summer is upon us, at least inside my house where the AC doesn't work very well, I'm doing really minimal mostly waterproof/smudged makeup. I'll probably do a seperate post on this soon because as someone pointed out to me I've been lacking beauty posts -___-

Favorite TV show to watch while blogging: I'm still trucking along with Doctor Who, but I've also discovered Torchwood. Yay! More Captain Jack!!

Favorite book Mah boyfriend has been enjoying reading Red Dragon a lot (we watch Hannibal, and he was interested in the book because of it), so I've been wanting to start reading it, tooooo! It sounds creepy and wonderful.

Favorite May blogging moment I've been really touched/floored/flattered/danced around the room for many, many minutes about the opportunities I've had to work with so many lovely indie brands lately!!! I LOVE INDIE POLISHES and the fact that some of them think my pictures are nice enough is still pretty *_____* each time someone asks me if I'd like to review something.

And there you go! What were your favorites this month?! Feel free to comment with your list! 

favorite new polish:
favorite new indie polish:
favorite new (seasonal) collection:
favorite manicure you did this month:
favorite new technique or tip:
favorite new makeup item:
favorite TV show right now:
currently reading:

I always enjoy reading 'favorite things' or 'wrap up' posts because it's so fun to see what other people like & get to know them a little bit better. If you'd like to see all of the 'My Favorite Things' posts, click here!


  1. love these - and hey guess what? i have been using that makeup base for years, i love it!

  2. Awesome favorites for May! :)

  3. I love that Trelly in the middle. And i think this has been your best blogging month ever- Emma has arrived!!!! xxx <3

    1. Aw, thanks Debbie! I've been really pleased with ze blog lately :D <3


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