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May Favorites

Hey. Hi. Hello!! Happy Monday to everyone except the person who inventory doing inventory for retail stores. My store is currently working through inventory, which means that today AND tomorrow ya girl has to be AT WORK at 4:00am. If you’re following along at home then that means I have to be up at 3:00am in order to get to the store on time. It’s modern day torture and I swear if they don’t supply so much food I will literally fall asleep in the middle of the floor during store hours.

In a slightly LESS dramatic turn of events, it’s June! Not sure who let that happen, but here we are. In my continuing quest to be a successful beauty guru without having to actually record videos, I’m here to present you with my favorites for the month of May! We’re doing some beauty, we’re doing some skincare, and, in the spirit of my blog name, we’re doing some miscellaneous things as well! Read on if you care about me at all.

  1. Oui Shave Razor – TBH I think I found out about this from a Facebook ad. For someone who claims they don’t spend a lot of time on Facebook I sure to click on the recommended ads a lot. I love this product for two reasons: 1. it’s aesthetic AF and 2. It’s better for the environment in comparison to a normal razor. To make a long story short, it’s one of those fancy single-blade safety razors where you just replace the blade instead of a whole cartrirdge. Once you learn how to master it without cutting yourself, it gets a pretty close shave too! 10/10 would recommend.
  2. Elizabeth and James Nirvana Bourbon – Nirvana White has been a staple in my perfume collection for years now, but I’ve kept rollerballs of all their fragrances to try out an travels. One day after work I went to Sephore impulsively and bought a full size of Nirvana Bourbon because I am not fiscally responsible. I’ve worn it everyday this month, and it’s *quite possibly* replaced Alien by Muglier as my new signature scent. I know, I know, that’s a bold statement, but one that I’m willing to make.
  3. Dermalogica Gentle Cream Exfoliant – This product isn’t what it sounds like at all. I was recommended this by a Dermalogica aesthetician because she said it worked more as a chemical exfoliant to penetrate the first layer of skin as compared to a normal exfoliant. It’s a mask that you leave on for 15 minutes then wash off. It tingles the skin at first, but isn’t nowhere as uncomfortable to use as the Indian Healing Clay. I use it once a week and I’ve definitely felt cleaner skin, so that must mean it’s working!
  4. Body Glide Anti-Chaffe Stick – If this is TMI, I don’t care. It’s summer and for us girls without a thigh gap, that also means it’s chaffing season. Now, I’d have no problem wearing pants to work, but our AC isn’t working in our store, so between walking to work in humidity, and running around a store for 9 hours, it’s too damn uncomfortable to be wearing pants all the time. I used to use deodorant, but that would just rub off in 15 seconds of walking. This, however, applies the same way, but lasts throughout my whole day of movement, so I’m not waddling like a duck on my way home!
  5. Dermalogica Breakout Control – I’m almost out of this product, which is a tragedy because my account is under review with Ulta for some reason and it’s honestly too inconvenient to get to any store that sells this product, so we’re gonna hope and pray it doesn’t runout soon. I apply this under my moisturizer on days when I’m working, and let me tell you, this shit works. Given the sweaty/hot and stressful conditions I’m working in, normally I would be breaking out left and right. However, that’s not the case. I have no idea who gave this product the right to be magical, but I’m sure as hell glad it exists, because it’s been a saviour more than once.
  6. Function of Beauty – Another FaceBook ad that I clicked on. Function of Beauty, if you don’t know, is a Shampoo and Conditoner set customized to your hair goals and preferences. I’m not going to go too much into detail, since I will have a post going up later in the month about it, but it’s definitely changed my hair. I no longer feel like I’m in wavy-hair limbo, but instead have started to notice some defined curls that hold even when I brush out my hair. Has definitely helped simplier my hair situation when I’m rushing to get to work. 11/10.
  7. Tempur-Pedic slippers – There’s LITERALLY nothing better than getting home from a 9 hour shift, plust 1 hour of walking through New York, and slipping my feet into these bad boys. It’s like getting the nicest hug, or being at a 5-star spa. When I googled Tempur-pedic slippers I didn’t think I was going to get any search results, but I’m so so so glad I did, because I never want to take these things off. Will I try and wear them during inventory? Absolutely.
  8. Nike Air Huarache City Sneaker – This is my gateway into ugly sneakers. I’m not saying these sneakers are ugly, so please don’t come for me. But they’re definitely a far cry from my usual Converse or Ultra Boost. I didn’t know what to expect when I went to try these shoes on, but it certainly wasn’t what I got. It honestly feels like walking on a cloud when you wear these shoes. Like a step down from my Tempur-Pedic slippers, which is saying something. Everytime I’m getting dressed for work, I’m constantly trying to create an outfit where I can wear these shoes because they’re the only things I can wear that don’t truly make my feet hurt by the end.
  9. Care/Of Vitamins – ANOTHER FaceBook ad…but I promise this is the last one I’m mentioning today. Similarly to Function of Beauty, Care/Of is a daily vitamin pack customized to you wants and needs. I’ve made some posts before about how I’ve been a supplement addict, and have been taking vitamins for over a while now. However, Care/Of makes it simple for you to get quality supplements sent right to your door, and each month you can re-create your packs if you want to try new things. I’m taking 12 different supplements, which is probably a bit aggressive, but this product made it so simple, and affordable, that I don’t even care.
  10. Drybar 100 Proof – Think of this as like Moroccan Oil on crack. I think the concept behind Drybar is a little weird IMPO, but their products are incredible. They call this a “treatment oil” because it’s meant to help with dry, damaged hair, which is something I definitely have because I refuse to get a haircut. But, the main reason I use this product is to help tame my frizz. I swear, without this product I look like Sorceror’s Stone Hermione. I apply it right after I towel dry my hair, and as my hair dries I begin to look like Yule Ball Hermione (hair-wise…beauty wise I’m more like Kreacher).

So, that wraps up my May Monthly Favorites. I think it goes without saying that my April favorites are still my May Favorites as well, but who wants to read TWO rambly posts about the same products?! If you try any of these out, let me know what you think! But until next time, xoxo.

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