May Favorites

This month I have a mixture of things that I want to share with you guys from beauty to foods. I think its quite nice when I have a variety of things I want to talk about as a monthly favorites that isn't always beauty related. Lets quickly begin!

I've mentioned here before that I love a classic cherry red lip for all occasions. Another shade that comes at a tie with red is a orange-red lip! I love this shade especially for warmer weather such as spring and summer. I wore orange-red lips during my last trip to Disneyland and I just loved how it photographed. I felt it really completed my entire makeup look. I own a couple of lipsticks in this shade from different brands and I recently purchased another. I decided to purchase a liquid lipstick from Anastasia Beverly Hills in the shade 'Spicy'. I had seen this shade online and it didn't look like a shade I would really like. Then one weekend while Rudy and I were walking around Sephora I came across the shade and swatched it on my hand and I fell in love immediately. Since then I've worn it a couple of times and have gotten so many complements on it. I love a matte finish lipstick and of course a liquid lipstick. These are my favorite formula because they last on my lips and I don't like to have to touch up my lipstick while I am out. I'm definitely going to rock this lipstick a lot until summer comes to a end.

This next item is pretty random for me. I mentioned on my May Ipsy Bag post that I usually tend to stray away from eyeshadows during warmer months because I like to keep my makeup a lot more natural and sometimes close to no make up at all. Wearing eyeshadows will only end up making my makeup feel heavy and that's a feeling I hate especially on a hot day, granted it hasn't been too hot just yet here in San Jose. I have noticed I have been grabbing my Urban Decay 'Electric' pallet a lot this month. When this pallet first came out I was obsessed with it. This pallet is very loud in color so I would mainly use it for pops of color and I loved it. This pallet also came in handy for all the Halloween looks I was doing in the past. This year I've been wanting to wear as much color as possible and since bringing out this bad boy I've been able to incorporate colors into my makeup. I don't like to go crazy in color for my shadows, I always keep my looks pretty wearable I'd say. I've shared a couple of my looks using this pallet on my Instagram and I got so many complements. It really makes me feel good since I feel I'm still learning  something new with makeup everyday. I'm really looking forward on using this pallet a lot more now for the rest of Spring and upcoming Summer. The pallet may look a little scary but trust me it really isn't, there'e a lot of ways you can make these neon colors wearable.

The last beauty favorite of mine for the month is a product I never seen nor heard of in the past. I was doing some shopping on the Sephora mobile app and began to browse their sale section. I saw this facial spray by Buxon called the 'Total Fixation Set & Refresh Gel Face Mist' now thats a mouth full! It was on sale for only $10 so I just tossed it in my basket. When I placed the order for this I over looked the part where it said Gel mist and it really does look like a gel consistency. Once I got it in the mail I kept starting at it and playing around because I have never seen a facial spray in a gel consistency and that really intrigued me. I have used this spray a few times already and I'm really loving it. It holds up my makeup so well it even kind of reminds me of my 'Model in a Bottle' spray. Personally I feel like it gives off a semi matte look because when I used this I didn't get oily by the end of the day. I'm still playing around with this spray and using it with different foundations as well to see how I like it best. So far its been really good and it also gives off a refreshing feel like it says on the box. Since this was on the sale side I'm not sure if it's going to be discontinued, if so I suggest you getting your hands on it before its gone plus the you can't beat the price.

I was gifted this tote from my good friend Imelda which she made herself once again. Its super cute and I love it because on the tea cup on the front, it's the same exact tea cup from the Mad Tea Party ride in Disneyland. This is my favorite cup of them all I even have a tattoo of it on my leg! I never really wear these types of bags since I didn't own any up until she gifted me the one I took to Universal Studios which I shared here. It has a Mickey shape silhouette along with the Deathly Hallows sign. When I wore that tote at Universal I felt so comfortable with it. My shoulder didn't hurt or get tired at all by the end of the day and I can fit so much things in there if I choose to. Once I got this new one I wore it for two weeks straight. I'm planning on taking this with me to Disneyland in a few days and I'm excited to see Alice's and the Hatter's reaction once they see it.

The next two things I'm going to be talking about are food favorites. The first is a drink that I had been wanting to try for some time now. It is Belvoir Fruit Stands drink in Elderflower and Rose Lemonade flavor, this is a sparkling drink non alcoholic. I know some of you may be thinking, "but Juliana, I thought you didn't like lemonade?" that changed a couple months ago and I find myself to really enjoy it now even crave it on a few occasions. This drink looks super cute and fancy which is why I always wanted to give it a try and now that I actually enjoy lemonade I thought it was perfect timing to give it a try. It even sounds like it would taste lovely. I had never seen this drink sold anywhere I typically shop. I searched online one day and it mentioned it was sold in Targets and Walmarts along with a few other places but I never seen them in a Target. A friend of mine told me World Market carried it so Rudy and I made a trip to our local World Market and they had it in stock! The following day we tried it out once it was nice and chilled and it was heavenly. You can taste some rose along with the lemonade but the lemonade wasn't too over powering it was all just right. The bottle didn't last the day ha ha. This drink is going to be perfect to enjoy in a late warm afternoon. It's super cute and would also be perfect to have for a party. I can't wait to go back to pick up some more along with other flavors they have.

I really wanted to share something a little more random this month and its one of mine and Rudy's newest healthy obsession, Brussels Sprouts. Rudy and I have really been loving to eat Brussels Sprouts. It's a more different vegetable for us and one that I hear not many people enjoy. Luckily we are one of the few that do. We had been wanting to try some for a while and now we eat it at least once a week. I used to hate vegetable, it was super hard for me to eat my greens. Its so great that I now have a bunch of veggies that I actually enjoy to eat. I never thought I'd see the day. I have one recipe that my godfather taught me when he made Brussels Sprouts and I love it. I plan on making a post dedicated to it so I can share this easy way to cook Brussels Sprouts that include bacon and it's super yummy!

For my last favorite of the month is a phone case that I am completely in love with. I used to have a horrible addiction with ordering phone cases and I've promised myself I wouldn't do that anymore because it can be some what of a waste of money. I've been really good with not purchasing phone case no matter how cute they are. I found this case on eBay, where I usually order all my phone cases, and I had been eyeing it since late December so thats quite a while now. I finally decided to just go ahead and buy it. I regret nothing! This phone case is different from all the cases I have ever owned. It is Alice in Wonderland of course with the Cheshire Cat's tail hanging from above. There is three little cards same as the movie and it has GLITTER! From the moment I saw this case I thought it was so cool. I had seen cases like this in the past but nothing of Alice and I don't know this one was just perfect. As soon as I shared it on Instagram all my friends went crazy for it, I mean why wouldn't they. It was only $4 too! Such a steal for something so cute. They also had other Disney characters if you're interested just click here.

I hope you've enjoyed this months monthly favorites!


  1. Those red-orange color lipstick really compliment your complexion. Awwww! I'm so happy you've liked the totes I've made you, it makes me happy. This post reminded me, I need to get that phone case.

    1. Thank you it's becoming my go to lip color. I don't even wear nudes anymore lol. Yes you need to get it the price is so worth it.


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