May 2016 Favorites

Before my Favorites-break I used to do „Favorite Face of..“ posts, where I showed you my most worn makeup in the form of a miniature tutorial.

But looking back now, only a few things that I used really were true favorites. Many of the things (like concealers or mascara) just got applied for the sake of finishing them. And on top of that my everyday makeup isn’t probably something you really want to see, as it is a little repetitive over time.

 

May 2016 Favorites
May 2016 Favorites

 

So I decided to go for a true monthly favorites style this time, including makeup, skincare and a few other things that have been entertaining me, conveniently summarized as lifestyle, which can be almost anything.

 

 

Anyhow, here is the video. Remember to click „Watch on You Tube“ for the ultimate viewing experience and enjoy.

 

 

 

Things mentioned:

  • Soap & Glory Lip Sculpting Crayon in „Baby Lips Blush“
  • L´Oréal Infallible eyeshadow in „004 Forever Pink“
  • Ebelin Makeup Sponge
  • Aurelia Probiotic Miracle Cleanser
  • Glam Glow Supermud Clearing Treatment (Review)
  • Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask (Review)

 

You may have noticed while watching that I was wearing a beautiful necklace (PR Sample) which conveniently doubled up as probs for my pictures.

The necklace is from a brand called „Happiness Boutique“. Happiness Boutique is an online store based in Berlin, Germany, but they ship worldwide (free shipping!) and offer a variety of statement necklaces and statement earrings to chose from.

They kindly offered to send me a piece of jewelry and I was pleasantly surprised not only by the cute packaging, but by the details on the piece I chose as well (In case you are interested, I chose the „The time is now“ piece in rose gold). Should you find anything that interests you on the website, enter lindalibraloca at the checkout for additional 10% off.

Here is a close up:

The time is now
The time is now

 

 

What have you been loving throughout May?

And do you prefer the favorites that way or the tutorial way?

 

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This post may contain affiliate links. All opinions are honest and my own. PR samples will be marked.

 

 

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  • I think I prefer the favourites that way, as you said, we can’t really have a new favourite for each part of the face every single month, the Elizabeth Arden mascara truly is gorgeous, I love the Baby Lips Brush Lip Sculting Crayon from Soap and Glory as well!

    http://fannyanddailybeauty.com

    • I think maybe I will film chatty GRWM if I feel like my makeup needs to be shared. And when I have the time to do it through out the day. Wouldn’t make much sense to film it in the evenings, I guess.

    • I think maybe I will film chatty GRWM if I feel like my makeup needs to be shared. And when I have the time to do it through out the day. Wouldn’t make much sense to film it in the evenings, I guess.

  • That necklace is gorgeous!

    Parie x

    classandglitter.com

  • I like the background like that! And heyyyy, nice bar you have! 🙂 What kind of lighting are you using here? Good to hear you’re liking the foundation sponge. And yeeees, I know you love your acids, good to know the Glamglow mask and the honey mask work so well together!

    • I am using two studio lights, but the ISO sensitivity was wrong, which is why I look a little washed out. I have to figure that all out again, as I used to film with these lights and daylight. Daylight is the prettiest, but I have to film at night. My son wants to be carried all the time, so there is no way I can film throughout the day.

      • No no, it looks good. I don’t have lights. So the ever-changing day light basically does whatever it wants with me. I really need to invest in some…

        • I had to invest when I went back to work early last year, because with my working hours my only chance to take blog pictures was after 8 pm when my daughter was asleep. I didn’t think about YT back then, but I was happy I already had them when I decided to film videos. Do you want to know the exact name and number? They are more expensive than the usual ring light, though.

  • That necklace is surely a gem! And I want to try out Soap & Glory products but in order to do that I need to order them online and I’m not a huge fan of that :/

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

    • Yes, I can relate. I want to see products in person myself before I buy them as well.

  • I haven’t tried the Ebelin dupe for Beauty Blender, yet… I may have to try it now… I’m not sure if you have Bipa drugstores in Germany, but I use theirs and it soaks up a lot of foundation, so I use it just for blending, not applying… Also, I was quite surprised to see the Glam Glow mask in your favourites after reading your review 😀 but I’m happy you found a way for it to work, especially considering the price tag 😀 xx

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    • We don’t have Bipa in Germany, I think they have it in Austria where I have seen them. I really recommend the Ebelin one, it doesn’t soak up very much and I honestly don’t see any difference to the BeautyBlender other than the price.

  • I have an expert question for you since you use serozinc for a while. It is good at mattifying the face and getting rid of the excessive oil but does it make your skin dehydrated? My skin is dehydrated and after using serozinc it feels even more dehydrated, I wonder if it is just me. I need a really good hydrating mask and antipodes sounds like a good option.

    Ela BellaWorld

    • It is not just you. Serozinc contains Zinc and NaCl, which is salt. So like the ocean it will be anti-inflammatory, but dehydrating at the same time. My skin isn’t very dehydrated, so a nice serum afterwards does the trick for me, but if you are dehydrated to begin with, you should follow it up with intense hydration to get the best of both worlds.

    • It is not just you. Serozinc contains Zinc and NaCl, which is salt. So like the ocean it will be anti-inflammatory, but dehydrating at the same time. My skin isn’t very dehydrated, so a nice serum afterwards does the trick for me, but if you are dehydrated to begin with, you should follow it up with intense hydration to get the best of both worlds.

      • My skin wasn’t that dehydrated before, I don’t know what’s going on with it since the beginning of this year. It is not only really oily but also dehydrated, no matter what I do I seem to have dry bits. Thanks for the info, I make sure you to use something really hydrating.

        • I use it before my serum, a hydrating one, and that deals with the issue quite well. Do you use a serum?

      • My skin wasn’t that dehydrated before, I don’t know what’s going on with it since the beginning of this year. It is not only really oily but also dehydrated, no matter what I do I seem to have dry bits. Thanks for the info, I make sure you to use something really hydrating.

  • That is a cute necklace!

    I discovered we have soap and glory here after I’d won a giveaway for some of their products on a blog. I want to give more of their things a try, once I’m finished getting through all my sample sizes of things…I’m still going, I had waaay too many products in my bathroom!

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • Oh yes. I am trying to finish as much stuff as I can before the move, so I don’t have to pack and unpack so much stuff. But I feel like I am fighting a loosing battle.

    • Oh yes. I am trying to finish as much stuff as I can before the move, so I don’t have to pack and unpack so much stuff. But I feel like I am fighting a loosing battle.

  • Great video, I almost choked on my tea when you turned around that camera haha you have quite a huge drinks display hahaha. That cleanser sounds really interesting. I really loved the sound of it. And I love your necklace. It’s so classy! Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

    • And I don’t even drink. Seriously, I don’t like the taste.

    • And I don’t even drink. Seriously, I don’t like the taste.

  • That necklace is so cute! I really enjoy watching your favourites this way – I wish Soap and Glory products were easier to get a hold of here, I keep seeing awesome reviews about them!

    http://www.lindseyginge.com

    • It is the only item I have tried so far. Wait, no, there was a corresponding gloss, but I didn’t like that one too much.

    • It is the only item I have tried so far. Wait, no, there was a corresponding gloss, but I didn’t like that one too much.

  • Love the necklace!

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  • A lovely video 🙂 I like the sounds of the Ebelin Makeup Sponge, I have just started using a Beauty Drop from Tropic Skincare (similar to a beauty blender) and it’s great to apply makeup. I will have to check out this sponge.

    I haven’t tried any Elizabeth Arden products but this mascara sounds lovely, I love volume without clumping.

    Great review! That pretty necklace photographed too looks gorgeous!

    Laura xo
    http://www.shehearts.net

    • I only recently discovered the mascara, and it is the only Elizabeth Arden product I have ever tried. Kind of curious about the rest of the line now though.

    • I only recently discovered the mascara, and it is the only Elizabeth Arden product I have ever tried. Kind of curious about the rest of the line now though.

  • Loved your video and the bloopers! And that necklace is so pretty!

    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  • Toyas Tales

    I have been meaning to try the Soap & Glory line mainly because I have always been obsesses with their vintage pinup style packaging.
    LaToya
    http://www.toyastales.blogspot.com

    • Yes! Just like Benefit, the packaging and the vintage vibe are amazing, and I enjoy the tongue-in-cheek names they have.

    • Yes! Just like Benefit, the packaging and the vintage vibe are amazing, and I enjoy the tongue-in-cheek names they have.

  • Great video!
    Beataba.blogspot.com

  • Great video, and I love the delicate details on the necklace.
    themakeuptrain.com

  • That necklace is so pretty.

    http://www.mydailywear.co.uk

    • Thank you. Do you wear dainty or statement jewelry yourself?

      • I wear both. It really depends on my mood and outfit.

      • I wear both. It really depends on my mood and outfit.

    • Thank you. Do you wear dainty or statement jewelry yourself?

  • Ooh i’m looking forward to your full review of the Aurelia Probiotic Miracle Cleanser. Sounds very promising already. I really like Soap & Glory body products but I’ve yet to try their makeup.

    • Can you believe it is the only Soap&Glory product I have tried so far? And that even though they are readily available here. I will have to look into this line a lot more in the time to come..

  • Great video! That probiotic cleanser sounds amazing! Happiness Boutique has so many cute pieces! Love your necklace!

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    Doused In Pink

  • Rosanna Briguglio

    Great video as always! I love Soap & Glory!
    Have a great weekend 🙂
    Rosanna x
    http://rosesrooftop.blogspot.co.uk

  • I’m yet to actually try any Soap & Glory products, though I’m curious as everyone seems to love the brand 🙂 Lovely necklace by the way, the detail also surprised me, very nice!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

  • I could hardly concentrate on the video because your makeup and your hair look so pretty! Is it that Infallible Pink eyeshadow that you are wearing?I think I have the same shade, just haven’t used it in a while.

    Lovely necklace and a nice drink bar 😉

    Agata http://herandmakeup.com

    • No, it isn’t. It is way too subtle to show up on camera. But I have a tutorial on this look coming up soon.
      It is surprising how much color intensity the camera and the light takes away.

  • I could hardly concentrate on the video because your makeup and your hair look so pretty! Is it that Infallible Pink eyeshadow that you are wearing?I think I have the same shade, just haven’t used it in a while.

    Lovely necklace and a nice drink bar 😉

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  • idu

    Your hair looks really good and your skin is positively glowing. Great favorites, I love that Ebelin sponge.

    http://fashionablyidu.blogspot.com/

    • Yes may hair is my pride right now. But it already starts to fall out post-pregnancy, so I enjoy it while I can.

    • Yes may hair is my pride right now. But it already starts to fall out post-pregnancy, so I enjoy it while I can.

  • idu

    Your hair looks really good and your skin is positively glowing. Great favorites, I love that Ebelin sponge.

    http://fashionablyidu.blogspot.com/

  • wieder ein fantastisches viedeo 🙂 Ich muss glaube ich mal mehr produkte von der liste ausprobieren 😀
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    • Das Problem ist immer, man hat so wenig Gesicht zur Verfügung zum Ausprobieren!

  • Claire Cavanagh

    You’ve convinced me that it’s time I tried some Glam Glow products!

    Claire | Vanity Claire

  • Dressed With Soul

    Deine Kette ist wirklich super schön – so wie Du – und ich bin wieder absolut beeindruckt, von dem, was Du alles über Make-Up-Produkte weißt und wie professionell Du sie verwendest.
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    • Ich fürchte, ich beschäftige mich einfach viel mit ihnen. Mein Mann sagt immer: Was Du erreichen könntest, wenn Du die Zeit in etwas Sinnvolles stecken würdest!

  • thefashionfolks

    The L’oreal eyeshadow lthough!! Xx

    http://www.thefashionfolks.com

  • I loved this post and your necklace is really beautiful!
    Have a lovely weekend 🙂
    xx Elisa
    http://www.francinesplacediy.blogspot.com
    DIY & LIFESTYLE BLOG

  • I loved this post and your necklace is really beautiful!
    Have a lovely weekend 🙂
    xx Elisa
    http://www.francinesplacediy.blogspot.com
    DIY & LIFESTYLE BLOG

  • That’s a very cute piece of jewelry!

    • Thank you. I don’t really wear a lot of jewelry at the moment, the baby keeps grabbing and pulling.

  • Aisha

    What a lovely video 🙂 so nice to watch you! There a lot of good products but I’ve never tried anythig 🙁
    Have a wonderful day xx

    aishettina.blogspot.it

    • There is so much good stuff out there, it is hard to try everything.

  • Thank you again for mentioning me 🙂 The necklace is beautiful, I love clock pendants. And it’s so affordable!

    alicered.co.uk

    • Our conversation about how to get noticed as a niche-less channel sparked the idea. You really deserve a lot of recognition.

  • I love this! Thanks for sharing.
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  • I bought a beauty blender like that one but it is soooo damn hard!! Love the video!!
    Dora http://www.bangsbang.com

    • The problem with the dupes is that many of them are very hard, but that one feels very soft and bouncy.

  • Der rosa Eyeshadow sieht süß aus, normalerweise bin ich skeptisch bei rosa/pink Eyeshadows 😉 xoxo

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    • Ich auch. Die mit Goldanteil sind die einzigen, die funktionieren, und auch dann nur mit schwarzem Eyeliner, sonst sieht es verheult aus.

    • Ich auch. Die mit Goldanteil sind die einzigen, die funktionieren, und auch dann nur mit schwarzem Eyeliner, sonst sieht es verheult aus.

  • i see a few of these that i need to pick up, as some of them were new to me. this is a great reminder to get out that loreal shadow–it’s so pretty.

  • Ooh, that is such a pretty necklace! I also really like soap and glory products, but have never tried any of their cosmetics, might give them a go soon!

    Pop over to my blog!

    Sarah

    sarahinks.co.uk

  • I love those infallible shadows and Forever Pink is a shade I do not own! I happen to really love a pink eye look. Especially muted with some browns. It’s something you could wear every day! I’ll totally have to pick that one up now! (:
    http://www.accordingtokiki.net

    • I only own one other, Sahara Treasure. Which ones would you recommend I take a closer look at?

      • I love Amber Rush, Iced Latte, and Eternal Sunshine! In any given week, I wear all of them in some way. They are all sooooo pretty!

  • The Aurelia cleanser broke me out so bad when I was on holiday. Such a shame! :/

    http://www.sandrafsilva.blogspot.co.uk

  • I really need to put that Antipodes Honey mask on my wish list. I’ve always wanted to try Antipodes and have been curious as to whether honey will help with my skin clarity. So seems like a must, huh? Lol.


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    • It is one of their top products so I guess every beauty lover needs to try it at least once.

  • Bernadette

    I’ve really wanted to try the glam glow masks, they sound incredible. x

    http://www.themakeupaficionado.com

    • I will have a look into other ones from the brand, but the Glam Glow is not for me.

  • That Antipode Honey mask sounds great ! I love your May favourites , a great selection. have you seen mine on my blog?
    http://allornothing-blog.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Nadia

    Loved the video, hon! Always look forward to your monthly favourites (even if I catch up later on). Antipodes has been intriguing to me as a brand and now I am finally sold as to what to try first from them. Thanks for great recommendation & that necklace is absolutely beautiful. Love the idea behind it as you mentioned in a caption – the time is now <3
    xox Nadia
    http://www.mielandmint.com

    • If you are interested in Antipodes, make sure to check out the serums. I reviewed three of them some time ago, and they really were amazing!