May Favorites

Who is loving this warm weather?! I know I am!

I have a few favorite items that I am loving this month, almost as much as I’m loving this warmth!

Lets talk about cleansers. I know, you feel like you have the worst of the worse when it comes to breakouts. But believe me, we ALL fight with our pores. I’m so embarrassed when it comes to exposing my back, chest and even shoulders. Okay okay, even my face at times, but that’s what makeup is for, right?! Wrong. Don’t hide behind your makeup, your acne will only get worse with all that oil that comes with the foundation and the concealer and the bronzer..blush..highlights..etc. SO MUCH GOING ON. I researched a few (budget friendly) cleansers that I use DAILY. Best part? THEY ACTUALLY WORK! So here is what I use.

Face Routine:

First thing I do before using any other product is wipe my face (eyes too) with these Aveeno Ultra Cleansing Makeup Removing Wipes . I remove all of my makeup with these, they’re gentle on my skin and, most importantly, they are gentle on my eyes. They smell good too!

After using the wipes I use the Yes To Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Micellar Cleansing water . The first time I used this product I already noticed a difference in my skin. It removed so much dirt I couldn’t believe it. I will also use this in the morning when I wake up to remove any dirt that comes from my pillow. Yes, your pillow cases DO get dirty!

Then in the shower I use  St. Ives Blackhead Clearing Scrub on my face and neck (because lets face it, most of us put foundation on our necks too). Scrub scrub scrub! This stuff makes my nose and cheeks feel so soft!

The next thing I do is wash my face with Tula Purifying Cleanser . This brand is a little pricier BUT it is magic! I just recently purchased their Discovery Kit for the first time at the beginning of this month, and I am hooked on their products. Definitely will be purchasing more! I then use the Resurfacing Gel  followed by Illuminating Serum and then finish with the Revitalizing Eye Cream .

Body Wash:

Yes To Tomatoes Charcoal Bar is my absolute favorite. I have had the hardest time finding a body wash that clears my pores. I had a photoshoot recently and was really worried about how my skin looked and this bar cleared it up just in time! Thank you Yes To! This one hasn’t let me down yet! I highly, highly recommend trying this if you struggle too!

Then I use St. Ives Blackhead Clearing Scrub on my shoulders and chest to really get into those pores.

After I shower I  use Acne Free Acne Pads everywhere I see breakouts. These help to dry out your pores and soften your skin back up.


Okay, that’s enough talk on skin control.. Let’s get into some good, fun stuff!

My favorite items this month!

Clothes.. we all love clothes! Shorts, to swimwear, to active wear… and anything in between!



My boyfriend surprised me with this swim suit from Hollister last weekend and it is my favorite bikini I own (thats a lot)!

Along with the bikini, he also surprised me with this new sports bra from Victiora’s Secret 


Notice the acne on  my chest. Believe it or not, it was WAY worse just a month ago!



I am now a very proud first time aunt to the most beautiful baby niece! My heart has never loved someone as much as I love this girl. May 17th was the best day ever!

My favorite things to do this month:

Swimming, spending time with my NEW NIECE, and discovering (and drinking) a new found love of Summer Shandy’s  . Sitting outside in the pool, soaking up the sun and enjoying a cold beverage. If you need me this weekend that is where I will be!

I could share so much more of my May Favorites, but this would be a very long blog post! I hope you have a few favorites from this month, and I hope you try some of the things I’ve shared as my May Favorites! Maybe they will become your June Favorites!

Lots of things happening in June, I can’t wait to share with you!

Here’s to June!




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