My May Favorites (radiant skin edition!)

07 Jun 2012

I’ve been getting a lot of compliments about my skin lately. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you all sooooo much! Means a lot to me, since I’m always struggling with it. Besides having that pregnancy glow, I guess (is that even a real thing?), I do have a couple of (new) products that help me out on a daily basis. I’ve been using these daily of in the past month, so they are definitely favorites!

May Favorites

Details below! ๐Ÿ™‚

Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Scrub
First off, I wash my face twice a day with my neem scrub. It contains neem and apricot, which exfoliate and purify the skin. The bits of apricot gently scrub away blackheads, dead skin cells and impurities. Neem is known for its anti-bacterial properties, effectively cleansers clogged pores and helps to regulate excess oil secretion. Love this stuff!

Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Scrub

Neova Day Therapy with SPF 30
My second favorite is this moisturizer. It’s a photo protectant moisturizer that provides daily defense against incidental UVA/UVB damage and reduces the visible sign of photoaging with potent antioxidants and emollients. So basically, a moisturizer with SPF that also repairs your skin. Definitely a favorite this past month.

Neova Day Therapy with SPF 30

Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector Daily all-in one B.B. Cream
Next… makeup! I mix two foundations (I use my new Minerals Mate for this of course!). The Garnier B.B. cream is a primer, tinted moisturizer and skin care in one. Unfortunately it comes in just two shades and the darkest one is too light for me. It also doesn’t have a lot of coverage, so that’s why I mix it with my ‘regular’ foundation. It does give me a nice glow, which I love.

Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector Daily all-in one B.B. Cream

Make Up Forever HD Foundation
This is definitely my current favorite foundation. It has a lot of coverage and great staying powder. It doesn’t ‘melt away’ in the Kentucky heat, doesn’t make me oily (or oilier) and it doesn’t oxidize either. It has a matte finish, but mixed with the BB cream it controls my oil while giving me the right amount of glow! My shade is 170 Caramel.

Make Up Forever HD Foundation

Exuviance OptiLight Tone Corrector
This is a product that I’m currently trying out, so I can write about it on the site. It’s a potent targeted treatment that helps diminish the look of dark spots. NeoGlucosamine, Retinol, Vitamin C and Turmeric help correct an uneven skin tone and reduce the intensity of existing dark spots while optical diffusers create an instant brightness for a brilliant new clarity.

So far I’m absolutely IN LOVE with it. I’ve been noticing a big difference in my skin tone. My review will be up soon.


Here are swatches of everything. From left to right: the scrub, moisturizer, bb cream, foundation and the corrector.

swatches May Favorites

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