Make Me Up Mia: A Lifestyle & Beauty Blog: May Favorites/Unfavorites + June Focus

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

May Favorites/Unfavorites + June Focus

Well, bam. Just like that, another month has come and gone. Which means it's time to share my product loves from May and a new monthly focus for June. This month I'm even sharing a couple products I didn't like.

Thank you all so much for your sweet birthday comments yesterday, you all are the sweetest! 

Favorites:
-Sinful Colors Nail Polish in Island Coral- I used this color several times in May. I'm a fan of the Sinful Colors polishes. They're under $2 and they last longer than a lot of the more expensive brands. This color is what I would describe as almost a neon coral, can't get enough! I did take a picture, but honestly it doesn't really capture or do it justice. 


-Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Eden- This stuff has replaced all other shadow primers for me. I might be the only one, but I am not a fan of the original Primer Potion. This one however, I love. It's more like a concealer color and consistency which creates a great base and makes my shadow not budge, at all! 

Unfavorites
-If you remember in my Benefit Gimme Brow review, I said I wanted to try the Sonia Kashuk Tinted Brow Gel. Well, I did and I don't like it at all. I thought the color wouldn't be dark enough, but that's not the problem. The problem I have with this stuff is it's way too liquify, it gets everywhere. Not a fan unfortunately. 

-I've also been trying out some BB Creams this month. I'm loving the Dr. Jart+ brand ones, hated this Boscia one. The whipped like consistency just didn't win me over. I felt like you had to use way too much for any coverage amount. 

Also, linking up with Maegen today for my monthly focus, my 1 goal for the month of June. 

                                                                            

For me this month, I'm putting myself on a "No Buy" for the month of June. As most of you know, we're moving to the beach as soon as our house sells. We're still saving so we can be as prepared as possible. What's this mean? I can't buy anything extra this month. No beauty, no shoes, no clothes- nothing but the necessities. Now I do still have a little birthday money left and a Sephora gift card, so that doesn't count. Can't spend any extra money though. This should not be a problem after my birthday spoiling, if it is, I have a problem. Prayers on the house selling are appreciated :)

Have you tried any of these products, what is a May favorite or unfavorite for you? 

26 comments:

  1. Love that polish color! The BB cream I use is Dr Jarts & I like it. :) Here's to no spending this month!

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  2. Good luck with the No Buy month - I've tried to do a No Buy week a few times and haven't been completely successful haha!

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  3. I love that urban decay primer! It works so well!

    www.madeintheshadeblog.com

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  4. The nail polish shade is so pretty!! Glad to know about the boscia bb cream!! Wont be trying that!!

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  5. I'm glad you tried that SK brow gel- I tried the twist up pencil thinking it might be a dupe for the brow wiz and it was horrible-- I might post about it eventually, but the only thing I can use it for is a colored pencil- which it works quite well because it doesn't smear or transfer on paper, haha. That nail color is gorgeous! I've never tried sinful colors but it sounds like I need to!

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  6. oh wow, that nail polish is a gorgeous colour! i have heard such good things about that primer, might have to try it.. one day!

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  7. Glad to hear you like the Sinful polishes! I've heard mixed reviews on them so I was nervous about I'm trying them! Sometimes I feel like the cheaper polishes stay on better than the more expensive because of the thinner consistency! Definitely going to pick some up now!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  8. I love that nail polish - I don't mind buying weird colors so if I don't like them, for $2, I can give to my niece with no guilt :)

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  9. Love that nail color! I totally agree that sometimes cheap nail polishes last even longer than the $10 ones. And oh gosh, I should probably join you on the no-buy month now that we're moving pretty soon! Good luck with it!!

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  10. I'm going to have to hunt down that nail polish! Gorgeous color... and it's under $2? Yes please! And I love the UD primer. I have it in the champagne color (I don't think they make that one any more) so when it's gone I'm going to have to try the eden!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  11. Good to know about the staying power of that nail polish because I've picked it up a few times and put it back because I was thinking it would chip immediately. I am on a spending freeze again as well! Need to shop in my closet for a little while ;-)

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  12. Oh my gosh I have Island Coral on right now! We are twinsies! Best of luck with your "no buy" focus this month! I couldn't do it! The second I tell myself not to spend... I seriously find EVERYTHING I want!

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  13. I bought Island Coral last year and totally fell in love with it too! It's just the perfect shade of coral, isn't it?! I think I have a sample of the Eden primer in my makeup drawer so now it's time to dig that out and give it a try!! :)

    xo Always, Abby

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  14. I love the sinful polish and always love a fun coral for summer. I need to put myself on a no-buy month in general too! Good luck with selling your house!

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  15. Love the nail color! I've never tried Sinful Color but I will have too! And I've been meaning to try the primer forever so maybe I'll just skip the original and try this one! Good luck on no spending! What an awesome goal to set for yourself!

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  16. LOVE Sinful Colors. They're like $1 at Dollar General so I always grab a new shade. Can't beat the price!

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  17. Love the island coral color for sure! To be honest, I need to do the no-buy as well! I like that!

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  18. I'll have to try that eyeshadow primer once my UD original runs out. I'm not sure I could do a no spend month....would be interesting that's for sure! I'm anxious to hear how it goes!

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  19. Love that nail color! And thanks for sharing what you didn't like too -- veryyy helpful for sure! xo

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  20. Good to know about the Sonia Kashuk brow gel! I know Carly and I were both interested to hear about that. :) That nail polish is perfect for summer!

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  21. My May favorites will be up tomorrow! :) I just saw a huge display of those nail polishes in Target last week - I guess that and your post are signs that I need to try it out. I'm also with you on the original UD Primer Potion - not a fan.

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  22. Definitely praying for your house to sell! You should try the Aveeno BB cream and let me know what you think. It's the only one I've used now so I'm not sure if it's good or bad. Love the nail color! I like that brand, but one of the darker blues I used dyed my finger nails and it took forever to get it off. Very affordable though! Good luck with the no-buy thing. I need to do that too. I think I'm still going to get another pair of Target shorts though :)

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  23. always on the hunt for a good BB cream. good to know I should stay away from that one

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  24. I have tried several of the Dr Jart+ BB Creams and they are all great, too bad this Boscia one wasn't any good.
    I'll be staying away from the Sonia Kashuk tinted brow gel....
    Hope your home sells quickly!
    xoxo

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  25. very excited you will be moving to the beach what a blessing!

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  26. Wishing you so much luck on your no-buy month!!

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