Beauty Favorites May 2016
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May 2016: Current Crushes & Time Flies

I feel like May was a pretty uneventful month except for the very beginning and the very end. I had a big birthday BBQ with all my friends on May 1st (although my birthday was actually on April 30) and, if you follow me on Snapchat (carolinapage), you’ll know that I went to Verona for Adele’s concert on May 29 and 30.

Everything in between went by in a blur.

When I started doing the monthly favorites posts, I vowed that I’d never ever say things like ‘I can’t believe it’s already XXX, time really does fly‘, but this time I have to break my vow, because…

I can’t believe it’s already JUNE, time really does fly! 😉 I can’t believe that it’s already been a month since I turned 30, AND I also can’t believe that my blog is nearly one year old! Mind-blowing!

I could definitely go on with many more clichés, but I think I’ll tell you about my May beauty favorites, instead!

YSL Rouge Pur Couture The Mats in 208 Fuchsia Fetiche

The YSL Rouge Pur Couture The Mats in 208 Fuchsia Fetiche is one of the products I rediscovered in May and, boy, am I glad I did. It has one of the best formulas I’ve ever tried (if not THE best), which is luxurious, comfortable, pigmented, and long-lasting. If you’re ever in the market for a high-end lipstick make sure you check out this INCREDIBLE range.

KIKO Velvet Passion Matte Lipstick in 319 Chocolate

If YSL is not in your budget right now, you may have a look at the new KIKO Velvet Passion Matte Lipsticks. Make sure you pick your shade carefully, though, as one of the three I have tends to emphasize dryness. My favorite is 319 Chocolate, because I have nothing like it in my collection. Check out my review for more details and swatches.

BIODERMA Hydrabio Moisturizing Anti-UV Mist SPF 30

The BIODERMA Hydrabio Moisturizing Anti-UV Mist SPF 30 was one of my May Fantastic Finds. It is such a clever little invention! It allows me to top up my sunscreen throughout the day without disturbing my makeup. I really can’t be without it now!

Sisley Phyto Cernes Éclat Eye Concealer in 02

If you read my review of the Sisley Phyto Cernes Éclat (which is not pictured here!), then you’ll know that it is a very expensive concealer, but I love it so much that I think it’s worth the steeper price tag. It contains a number of plant extracts to soothe and moisturize the eye area, and shade 02 is perfect to neutralize my dark circles. Plus, it’s very lightweight and doesn’t crease.

L’Oréal Through The Looking-Glass Color Riche Lipsticks

I’ve just reviewed the L’Oréal Through The Looking-Glass Color Riche Lipsticks in my previous post, but I couldn’t not include them here, as they have the most gorgeous, original packaging I’ve ever seen (especially from an affordable brand).

Tom Ford Neroli Portofino EdP and Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue EdT

I tried to choose one out of the two, but I just couldn’t. I love them equally! Tom Ford Neroli Portofino and Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue are the fragrances that made me get back into wearing perfume, and if you like light, citrusy scents, I highly recommend giving them a sniff. Have a read of my review for more details.

What have you been loving over the past month?

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    June 1, 2016 at 11:39 pm

    I really wish we had access to Kiko products so many bloggers have been talking about their products

    Beauty Candy Loves

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    Shireen L. Platt
    June 2, 2016 at 5:10 am

    I am still planning to pick up that Bioderma Moisturizing Anti-UV mist but first I need to get my arse to the drugstore. What a great list of favourites and welcome to the big 3-0 club. Trust me, time flies extremely fast as soon as you hit 30. LOL!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    Adaleta Avdic
    June 2, 2016 at 6:25 am

    Lots of lovely shades here, seriously such nice colors! xx Adaleta Avdic

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    June 2, 2016 at 7:16 am

    The L’Oréal Through the Looking-Glass Color Riche Lipsticks look amazing! Every single shade looks so good on you, my favourite is The White Queen, such a lovely plum shade!


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    June 2, 2016 at 8:06 am

    I had a pretty uneventful May too, all in all its okay now. Anyhow great favs… I need some Kiko in my life =)) 🙂

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    June 2, 2016 at 11:35 am

    I hope you had a fabulous 30th birthday party and you’re enjoying your new age 🙂 I don’t think I saw that bioderma spray before, it sounds like a must have product for summer.

    Ela BellaWorld

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    June 2, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    I have been loving the Bioderma Hydrabio for more than a year now, it is amazing! And I cant believe your blog is only one year old? That means I have been reading it right from the start?

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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      Carol in a
      June 2, 2016 at 2:40 pm

      Haha, yes, you were one of the very first people to leave a comment on my blog!

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    June 2, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    Gorgeous picks here! The colourful lipstick caught my eye when I first saw this post, these L’oreal lipsticks look so lovely!\

    The KIKO lipstick looks lovely, a shade I would opt for in the daytime.

    Great post 🙂

    Laura xo

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    June 3, 2016 at 10:30 am

    Hope you an amazing 30th birthday. Loved all the products especially the Loreal Lipsticks. Great post.

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    June 3, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    I want those lippies! and it was great to attend the adele concert through u!

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    June 4, 2016 at 5:38 am

    I hope you had an amazing celebration of you. What’s not to celebrate. Happy almost one year to your blog. These lippies are so fab and how I love Tom Ford.

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    Kiss & Make-up
    June 5, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    I personally can’t believe your blog is ONLY one year old!!! You really look like such a seasoned blogger! 🙂

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      Carol in a
      June 5, 2016 at 11:55 pm

      Haha, thanks, Melissa. It’s a huge compliment coming from a real seasoned blogger like you! 😉

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    wendee isaacs
    June 6, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    I haven’t tried any of these products but I would really love to try YSL lipsticks and the Kiki products too.

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    June 7, 2016 at 12:17 am

    I was pretty close to buying Kiko products from the Memorial Day sale here in the US but I backed out. I want to try their eyeshadows though! I love the Loreal lipsticks but I haven’t gotten any from the Looking Glass collection.


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    June 7, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    That Kiko lipstick looks beautiful, such an unique color ☺
    Nati xx

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