I give you my loves:
It's a small lineup but it gave me maximum satisfaction and it's a lifetime of love!
I'll start with my recent big purchase: L'Art et la Matiere Guerlain, Angelique Noire. I discovered this at a Guerlain fragrance event at Neiman Marcus, mid-May, and I just couldn't go home without this bottle. The bottle is beautiful and heavy. It's gorgeous inside and out! Review from the fragrance event is coming soon, I promise.
Top: angelica seeds, pink berries and pear
Middle: jasmine, sambac and caraway
Base: vanilla, cedar and angelica roots
I get almost a citrusy hit at first spray so I want to say there's bergamot even though it isn't listed as a note. It then it turns to a powdery almond before settling into a sultry vanilla scent. Talk about a split personality but that's why I love it - I can wear this to work, running errands on the weekend and date night. It fits all occasions. This was money well spent!
I also added the most sought after taupe, for those LMdB fans, Corinthian True Color Eye shadow. At first, I felt I only bought this just because I've seen it reviewed by many of the bloggers I adore and follow. I wasn't really wooed the first few times I wore it. But suddenly, I was swept off my feet.
|(I am also wearing Toffee Creme on my lips)|
At first glance at Corinthian in the pan, it looks like a medium cool taupe with major glitter. Yes, when first swatched it is a cool taupe but it does lean on the purple side on me and it's a very sophisticated shimmer. When worn on top of a good eye primer, you will have eight hours of wear time on your lids. It's very easy to wear and it plays well with other neutrals. I wear this a lot with my favorite blue liner, MAC Hyacinth - review coming soon! I can see why this is a cult classic and doesn't stay on the shelf for long.
And of course, there's a NARS blush. I love NARS blushes - seriously they are my HG blushes. I never like to name HG because I feel like I'm jinxing myself or offending MAC/Chanel blush fans. The one I picked up last month was Liberte from the Summer 2012 collection. I love this matte burnt apricot. On me, it's more like a dark reddish-orange. I apply with a light hand and it just wakes my face up every time I use it. This is my current favorite blush. It's perfect for Summer but I see myself using this throughout the year.
Liberte blush and I have Toffee Creme on top of NARS Velvet Matte lip pencil in Bahama.
Here's a swatch lineup of my loves:
And here's Cocoa Creme:
Some other honorable mentions:
My new glasses that I picked up early April. I don't know why I forget to mention them.
They are Chanel - how could I not love them?
And I am always amazed on how much I love this subtle trio again from the NARS Summer 2012 trio, Ramatuelle, reviewed here.
I know I'm probably missing something but it's late and I'm tired.
What were some of your favorite discoveries for the month of May?