Sunday, May 31, 2015

May 2015 Top 5

Well May has come and gone. This was a fun play around with stuff month. Again I had a LONG list of items that I listed throughout the month and then had to go back and narrow down to five, Oye. So far, so good on sticking with five items. Even though I kind "cheat" here and there lol! Here is my top five for May!

June Ambrose Tote with Lock

I haven't talked about bags in a while and I have picked up quite a few in the past few months. All have been relatively inexpensive and all have come from HSN. Maybe I'll do a post. Anywho...I purchased these two of the June Ambrose Totes when they were on clearance on HSN in February. I picked up tan and black. It was also available in red. I could have mentioned this bag in a Top 5 post by now but I kept forgetting. I carried the black for a while and then finally carried the tan in April. At the end of April when I was figuring out what I was taking with me on my work trip, I had a tough time deciding what bag to take on the plane. I usually have a book bag that I stow in the compartment above my seat and then whatever handbag. Of course I usually take something larger. I had my mind set on another bag that I picked up from HSN by Big Buddha (Grayson Hobo). But then this bag popped in my head. It might not look that big but it holds A LOT like a tote but it doesn't look like your traditional tote. I can carry it on my shoulder with ease. It's also easy to get in and out of which is a big plus. You can just about see everything in your bag even though the lining of the bag is black. This was an inexpensive bag but the quality is fantastic. I carry a lot of stuff and it has held up well. I was in Safeway one morning and while I was in line, a lady in front on me went nuts over my bag lol! It was pretty funny. June Ambrose has another bag that I have my eye on but I'm waiting on the price to go down.

Korres Wild Rose Radiant Skin 4-piece Collection

I know, I know more skin items! I told y'all I'm on a skin care kick! I got this set after my no buy when it was a Today's Special on HSN. I hadn't tried any skin items from Korres but I love their bath and body products. What got me about this set is the fact that it's all about brightening the complexion. I have a good mix of products that help with breakouts (which is one of my main issues). But I have been wanting something that helps with post acne marks and brightening the skin. This set is EVERYTHING! Just UGGGGGH! LOL! The set comes with Wild Rose Daily Brightening & Refinishing Buff Cleanser, Wild Rose Brightening 24-Hour Moisturizer, Wild Rose Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial and the Wild Rose Vitamin C Petal Peel 2-Step System. It wasn't available on auto ship when it was a Today's Special. I so wish it was. I've been stalking HSN to see if the set was on event price. I lucked up and ordered another set yesterday when the price of the set was lower. Woohoo!!!! It's rare that I end up liking all the items in a set. I like every single piece! The star of the set for me is the cleanser. I didn't take it with me when I went to San Diego and boy my skin was like ummmm NO! I got a HUGE breakout on my face and my skin just couldn't get back right. This set has not only helped brighten my complexion, it has also helped with the smoothness of my skin, breakouts and gradually fade post acne marks. Rose has so many skin care benefits for various skin types. Do a quick Google search and you'll see what I mean. Also the Wild Rose scent in amaze balls! I can't say enough good things about this set.

Liquid Lipsticks

Here I go cheating again lol! I have been on a liquid lipstick kick during May. I ended up getting three of the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks during the Sephora Beauty Insider sale in April. I picked up Lolita (dusty rose), L.U.V. (rich violet) and Bauhau5 (deep raspberry). I also picked up two more of the Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipsticks that were restocked towards the end of April. I got Celebrity Skin (brown nude) and Unicorn Blood (dark dusty red). My two favorites would have to be Jeffree Star's Unicorn Blood which is and Kat Von D's Bauhau5 . I was also surprised by how much I liked Celebrity Skin. When I first put it on I was like ooooooohhhh!!! This is an AWESOME nude! It is very brown girl friendly! I can't even stand it lol! It's up there for me with Buxom's White Russian and ya'll know I loves me some White Russian. I like these lippies for days when I don't feel like "keeping up" with my lip color. I slap one of these on in the morning and don't have to worry about it until I ready to remove my makeup in the evening. I traveled with the Kat Von D ones and they were great since I had long days and couldn't really worry about touching up my makeup. Seems like everyone is coming out with their version of liquid lipsticks. I'm not really checking for any other brands. When and if I purchase more, they will be from Kat Von D or Jeffree Star.

Graze Snack Box

I found out about the Graze Snack Box via Facebook. It's inexpensive plus you can get your first and fifth box for free. I was like what the hey, I'll try it. I had thought about trying Nature Box but never looked into it. The snacks they have are so good! They are tasty and healthy. There have only been maybe two snacks so far that I didn't really care for. I have my box shipped to work and leave them there since I really don't snack a lot while I'm home. I even took some with me to San Diego. You can set up how often you want to receive your box and you can delay shipment if you're going to be out of town. You can also rate the snacks that you  receive and tell them what you would like to try from what they offer. They also offer special promo boxes and other special deals too. I highly recommend this snack box. Check them out today and get you a free box!

Urban Decay Revolution High-Color Lip Gloss in Bittersweet

Purple lippie lovers you need this in your life! I can't say no to a purple lippie. Bittersweet is described as a bright purple. I'm so glad I got this. Urban Decay released some new lippies and blushes. I got 3 of the new blushes and they are er'thang! They are up there with Tarte blushes for me and Tarte blushes are in my Top 3 for blushes. Ok back to the gloss lol! I only got one gloss but now I want more. I love the formula. It's not super sticky and it's the wear time on my lips is fantastic. It leaves a nice stain on your lips. I also love the applicator, It's different. It's pointed so you can really get a precise application on your lips. I can't say enough good things about this gloss. I need to see the other colors in store before I picked up any others.

And Fin! This was a good month. Ok time to cool my heels on the spending and play around with I have lol! We'll see how that goes. On to June!


  1. I'm going to check that graze box out I seen a commercial for it and I was wondering was it good or not but your picture look good. MSVirgo

    1. Awesome! I think you would like it. I'm thinking about switching to the one where you get 8 snacks instead of 4.

  2. Oh ok what snacks you tried so far that you like? MsVirgo

    1. I get the 4 variety snack box. I've tried:
      chocolate pretzel
      chili & lime pistachios
      scrumptious blueberry swirl
      apple & cinnamon flapjack
      caramel apple
      herby bread basket
      beach bum
      pecan power
      and too many more to name lol! here's a listing on their snacks


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