May 2016: Beauty Favorites

Colgate Optic White Platinum
High Impact toothpaste,
one of my favorites for the month
of May.
As a lover of all things beauty, I can honestly admit that I am quite the addict. And if you are anything like me, you will not only love an amazing beauty discovery, but appreciate it much more so. As we Spring into Summer, I have tried quite a few beauty essentials this month that I absolutely love. Rounding up the month of May, I have discovered quite a few favorites this month. So, what are my beauty favorites for the month of May?

I love mascara. It is one of my favorite makeup essentials. If I don't wear mascara, I feel as if my makeup is incomplete. And although I love mascara, I have never been a fan of waterproof mascara until I discovered the Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara. Not only does this work to define my lashes, it works to thicken, lengthen, voluminize, and even curl them. The best part is, it is waterproof so you can cry in it, workout in it, swim in it and you know, make love while wearing it and it will not smudge nor budge.

Located in the heart of New Zealand lies one of the world of beauty's best kept secrets, Mellow Cosmetics. Although they have created quite a few gems, their matte lipstick is a tried and true holy grail. Available in an array of shades, this amazing lipstick is not only pigmented to perfection, but moisturizing and long-lasting too. This matte lipstick is truly one of the best I have tried yet and a favorite for the month of May.

Speaking of lipstick, another one that I am really enjoying this month is the Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Moisturizing lipstick. Not only is this lipstick extremely pigmented, it is long-lasting and moisturizing. There is nothing worse than using a lipstick that will dry out your lips and make the color bleed. This lipstick does not do that yet lasts quite a while. Whether you are looking for a haute nude or a classic red, the color range is quite extensive. This lipstick is outstanding.

Moving onto skin care, as of late I truly loving the Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser. I wasn't sure if I was going to love this particular cleanser or not, as I am a huge fan of the Tata Harper Purifying Cleanser (a 2015 Examiner Best in Beauty winner). I am shocked at how incredible this terrific skin treat is. Infused with a plethora of organic ingredients, this cleanser works to clarify, exfoliate, purify and moisturize your skin. What more can I say? This is definitely a winner for the month of May.

When it comes to moisturizers, I am always searching for the best; however, I have discovered some I love, some I hate, and some I contemplate and debate whether or not to use again. One of the best moisturizers I have discovered recently is the Armani PRIMA Glow-On Moisturizing Balm. This is one of the greatest skin care products I have ever used on my face. Not only does it make my skin feel smooth and dewy, but it makes it easy to apply my makeup. And on top of that, it leaves my skin looking luminous.

Lately I have been really appreciating cleansing towelettes. Most of the are relatively convenient as you can just put them into your purse and gym bag and go. There is something to be said about a textured cloth that works gently and effectively to cleanse your skin. My favorite cleansing towelettes right now are the Luminous Clean Wet Cleansing Towelettes from Pond's. Not only do these clean my skin by removing impurities, oil and makeup, but they clean it without destroying your skin's natural acid mantle and barrier.

As I move onto bath & body, I must admit that I have been modestly obsessed with the Olay Fresh Outlast body washes. Available in five amazing scent combinations, not only do they cleanse the body generously, but provide your skin with instantaneous moisture. What I love about these fabulous body washes is the fact that they cling to your skin and are quite long-lasting. You can snag these at your nearest mass-retailer.

You know what else I am loving right now? The AHAVA Mineral Botanic Cream Wash. Located in the heart of Israel, I have garnered a huge love for these body washes. Infused with an array of natural botanicals and organic plant extracts, this outstanding cleansing medium delivers vitamins directly to the skin that work to soften, smooth, moisturize and most importantly, protect your skin. Free of harsh detergents, this great for every skin type.

Another bath & body favorite for this month is definitely the beauty 360 Cocoa Butter Gel Body Oil. Exclusively available at CVS, not only does this body oil work to moisturize your skin, but revitalize your skin too. It also works to lock in moisture, which I absolutely love. Plus, it is infused with a variety of antioxidants so it works generously and effectively to boost your skin's natural moisture barrier and balance your skin's natural pH levels. It also works to prevent your skin from being exposed to various environmental stressors. If you are searching for an amazing bath & body essential this is definitely the one.

So, what about hair? Well, this month I have discovered quite a few favorites including the Vibrastrait Flat Iron from Brocato. Not only does the Vibrastrait heat up in just 8 seconds, but it automatically shuts off in 50 minutes. With various temperature settings, it heats up to 450 degrees. Made from tourmaline ceramic, the ergonomic design is one to both love and appreciate. And the best part is, there is absolutely no pulling or tugging. Available in three unique sizes including a half inch, a one-inch and a one and three-fourth inch, this is one of my favorites for the month of May.

The NutraStim Pro Laser Hair Comb from NutraLuxe MD is one of my favorite beauty products right now. This amazing device uses laser light which works to stimulate hair follicles and promote hair growth. It's quite easy to use as it features a very lustrous design. Although results don't happen immediately after one use, you will start to see results within due time. I noticed a change in my hair density, as my hair looked and felt fuller. The way a plant uses the sun to grow is the way our hair and scalp uses this device to grow. And that is truly a wonderful thing.

Well since we are on the subject of hair, I have to admit that I am obsessed with the Phyto Huile Soyeuse Hydrating Oil. With a very serum-like texture (an oil-based cream) it works amazingly to protect your hair and works to tame frizz as well as static and flyaways. When using this fantastic Phyto addition I noticed that my hair looked and felt healthier. I also noticed that my hair was easier to manage too. Free of parabens, sulfates and other chemicals almost 100% of this product is made up of botanicals which makes it that much more appealing.

Although quite a few fragrances this month have sparked my interest immensely, I have to admit that I am in love with Ralph Lauren's newest fragrance Love. If you can imagine an unique blend of red apple, rose and cotton candy the result is this fragrance. It's quite fun and great for every girl who wears it, as anyone who does will love it. I love many fragrances, as I dislike quite a few, but for the month of May today I am loving Ralph Lauren Love. Available at Ralph Lauren, this is a perfume you are going to want to check out.

One of my other favorites for the month of May is the Colgate Optic White Platinum High Impact White toothpaste. This toothpaste is literally activated within a 3-day period and after the 3rd day I noticed my smile shined, as my teeth looked whiter and brighter. It is also convenient, as it can be found at your nearest mass-retailer and it is affordable for the at-home whitening it delivers.

Another favorite this month is the Lily Cup from Intimina. I am a huge fan of the compact cup, as it is collapsible and great for traveling; however, I am absolutely loving the regular Lily Cup. It is hypoallergenic and does not contain any dryness or irritation. And although you can forget you are wearing it due to it's comfort level, it protects intimate balance and lasts up to 12 hours. Granted there are quite a few brands of pads and tampons I enjoy, right now the Lily Cup is one of my favorites.

To end my monthly favorites list I just want to let you know that I am really loving the organic drink Telula. I discovered this drink when searching for coupons that I could use at Whole Foods. Luckily in my quest, I was able to try this beverage. This drink is not only certified organic, it is GMO-free and contains no additives as well as toxic pesticides or any synthetic ingredients. Packed with an array of antioxidants and nutrients, the taste is clean and makes you feel amazing.