Top 8 May Favorities & Must Haves!

 

So I wanted to start this series because I am an avid YouTube watcher and I love watching my favorite YouTuber’s post their monthly favorites. In that spirit, lets kick off this May Favorites post with my Top 8 this month!

*Also can we please take a moment to appreciate the featured image on this post? Yes ma’am, ya girl did that!

  Top 8 Favorite Products in May!

1. High Key Sunglasses in Black Fade from Quay Australia

I have known about Quay Sunglasses and buying them for about a year now. I remember last year when the My Girl’s in blue came out and it was the hottest of the hottest sunglasses, Summer 16.  Me being me, I didn’t want to be like everyone else and opted to get the My Girl’s but in a red/pink-ish color instead. I ultimately regretted it later but of course I had to be different *rolls eyes*. Those weren’t my first pair of Quay’s though. About a few weeks before I got the My Girl’s I bought the Black Invaders as well. I loved those and still have them and rock them today!

Nonetheless, I saw the Black Fade High Key’s on Jaclyn Hill and Vicky Logan and absolutely had to have them (I had unfollowed the Quay Australia Instagram Page because I was obsessed with everything and buying things I couldn’t afford). I purchased mine from the Nordstrom’s website but I will link the website to Quay Australia here. They are so unique and fashionable that I definitely recommend them to any and everyone.

2. Tiffany T-Clip Ballpoint Pen from Tiffany & Co

I see you judging me but do not fret, I got this as a graduation gift. Even so, I love it so much! It writes like a charm and is a great addition to my purse collection of pens. Thanks to my lovely Aunt and Cousin, I am now a proud owner of a Tiffany & Co pen! Maybe I’m the only one that finds that exciting but oh well. This isn’t my first Tiffany product though. A few years ago I got a classic Heart Tiffany necklace for my birthday from my sister. Hmm, I’m going to have to bust that out of my jewelry box soon.

3. Kylie Cosmetics Lip Gloss in “Like”

So I’m very back and forth with my feelings about Kylie and Kylie Cosmetics (Khloe is my ride or die favorite Kardashian). Don’t get me wrong, Kylie is a very cute and rich…and yeah. I just don’t now how to describe my feelings! All I can say is that this lip gloss is BOMB! It is the perfect shade to throw on over a light or dark nude lipstick. It is also the best shade, in my opinion, for my darker skin toned ladies. Its consistency is kind of tacky but not uncomfortable to wear at all. I’ve been wearing this shade constantly over the course of this month and I don’t think I’ll stop anytime soon *face palm*.

I haven’t really seen anything else I wanted to buy from Kylie but I’ll keep my mind open…

4. Daisy Perfume from Marc Jacobs

I got this perfume for Christmas in 2016. I usually get a really fancy perfume from my mom every Christmas and this was her choice last year. At first, I didn’t think much of it so I didn’t use it often (I also still had my perfume from the last Christmas that I was still using). Recently I started to use it more and my God… it’s gold. It really smells so good and I can’t believe I was sleep on the great potential my aura could have smelled like. Needless to say, I smell like a bag of gold these days!

5. Honey Dew Me Up Primer by NYX 

I was on the hunt for a new and improved face primer after I was running low from my usual primer, the  Smash Box Photo Finish Primer (I also learned that I may be allergic to the silicon in that primer but that’s another story). I had seen a few of my fav  YouTubers using NYX primers and one specifically was Honey Dew Me Up. I wouldn’t say that I need “Dewing Up” but it seemed really cool looking with the gold flakes and everything. So the hunt began and I heard that Target had the lowest price for the primer. I went to several and couldn’t find it so Ulta was my saving grace (They do sell it on Target.com but I’m impatient (: ). For me, this primer does exactly what I need it to do… keep my makeup on my face. I do love it better than the Smash Box primer because of the whole allergy thing but overall the application is easy, it smells nice, and it dries somewhat sticky on the face which makes me believe it’s keeping my makeup on my face!

6. Elle Rose Gold Earrings in Brown Pearl from Kendra Scott

Ladies. When I say that I could write a whole post about Kendra Scott and the 1000000 items of her jewelry that I have, please believe me. I love Kendra and the empire that she’s created. I low-key (okay maybe high-key) aspire to be like her one day. This month, I decided to stick with one of her signature styles and go with the “Elle” earrings in a gorgeous brown pearl color. You might not know this about me yet but I am an extremely indecisive person. So when I go to the store and there are 50+ women in there (and the stores are not big AT ALL) I get flustered because I can’t stand around, look, and be indecisive how I want to be (being indecisive is a lifestyle in itself). Nonetheless, I left the store kind of disappointed in the pair that I decided to get. After wearing them to work a few days later and getting compliments, I fell in love and let my disappointment wash away. They go with almost everything and I would now recommend this color combo to anyone!

*On Wednesday’s Kendra Scott usually has a 15% sale on select styles and if you sign up on her site or in stores you can get 50% off one item during your birthday month!

7. Diva Lashes by KoKo Lashes (Bought from Lady Moss)

If Kylie’s lip gloss is BOMB then these lashes are BOMB.COM! They are so full and fluffy and glamorous! They are hand-made and just perfection. I’ve owned these lashes for awhile now but these are the lashes I wore on my graduation day and they were perfect with my overall look! I’m from Texas so there are not any stores nearby, that I know of, that sell this brand so I have to order online. I have a few other pairs from KoKo lashes that I love as well!

8. Pom Pom Raccoon Fur Keychain from Luxe Blogger

This is probably my absolute favorite from my list this month and that’s why I saved it for last *evil laugh*. If you’ve stayed around this long or just skipped around, you lucked out because this Pom Pom Keychain is to die for and one of my absolute MUST HAVES! I ran across this ball of perfection on Pinterest (follow me on Pinterest (: ) and had to have it. It’s unlike any pom pom I’ve seen because it doesn’t look stiff or small or just ugly. It currently retails for $39 which is kind of a lot and I wanted to cry when I saw it BUT it does get better because they do have different coupon codes pretty often. I think I got my Pom with either a 30 or 40% off code (Right now they have a 20% coupon and free shipping).

The Pom is really full and incredibly soft! It’s raccoon fur apparently but either way, it’s a great addition to have on a bag. I currently style mine on my Louis Vuitton Speedy 30 and it looks SO good!

Well, that concludes this month’s favorites and I really hope you enjoyed and decide to try these brands and products! If you have any of these products and like or dislike them let me know in the comments!

Until Next Time –

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20 Comments

  1. Rechelle McArthur
    June 7, 2017 / 3:07 pm

    Love your May favorites. I got a pair of Quay sunglasses too.

    • Gabrielle
      June 7, 2017 / 4:30 pm

      Thank you! Don’t you just love them? (:

      XO

    • Gabrielle
      June 13, 2017 / 4:38 pm

      Soooo good! (:

  2. June 13, 2017 / 8:46 am

    I’m loving your faves for May. All super cute, especially the lippie and the falsies. (They are my ultimate weakness at the makeup store.) I’m looking forward to seeing your June faves!!!

    • Gabrielle
      June 13, 2017 / 4:40 pm

      Yes, my weakness too! Stay tuned!

  3. June 13, 2017 / 8:51 am

    Nice i like quay sunglasses

    • Gabrielle
      June 13, 2017 / 4:41 pm

      Yes, they’re great!

    • Gabrielle
      June 13, 2017 / 4:42 pm

      Thank you, Edwige! (I love you blog, btw!)

  4. June 13, 2017 / 10:48 am

    I want a Tiffany Pen so bad they are so cute!! #blmgirl

    • Gabrielle
      June 13, 2017 / 4:43 pm

      I love it, Autum! <3

  5. June 13, 2017 / 3:55 pm

    Big fan of your May favourites! In particular the earrings 🙂

    • Gabrielle
      June 13, 2017 / 4:44 pm

      Kendra Scott earrings are THE best! (:

  6. samanthamcnair07
    June 14, 2017 / 6:07 am

    I love the Kendra Scott earrings! They look like they’d be perfect for work or play 🙂

    • June 14, 2017 / 6:59 am

      Yes, they really are!I love them (:

  7. June 14, 2017 / 5:06 pm

    Great favorites <3 I love my Quay sunglasses so much, they look amazing on everyone. I've been living for the KKW collab with Kylie Cosmetics, those colors are the ones I've been reaching for everyday.
    Kimberly
    http://www.brunchandgloss.com

    • June 14, 2017 / 5:24 pm

      I haven’t tried the KKW Collection because I don’t know if those nudes will work with my skin tone ):

      Love your blog, Kimberly!

  8. June 15, 2017 / 12:35 am

    A Tiffany’s pen has been at the top of my wish since I was a little girl! And such a perfect graduation gift

    • June 15, 2017 / 6:52 am

      It’s so great! And I know you’ll get it soon, love!

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