May Favorites | A Little Summer + Beauty + TV

May Favorites | Cup of Tea blog

Yes – I’m not afraid of weird pictures of me on the internets.

I cannot believe another month has come and gone. ¬†Holy moly. But that means it’s favorites time ūüôā ¬†This is a collection of things that I have been obsessed with this month. ¬†Some beauty items, some entertainment.

If you missed last month’s favorites, you can check it out here!

Here’s what I’m loving! You can read (boring) or watch (fun!) below!

Fireflies – This is what Summer means to me. ¬†I love those little twinkling bugs. ¬†It’s a rare thing these days that I’m actually awake when it’s dark outside to see them (I’m lame), but they just make my heart sing. ¬†Some of my favorite Summer memories as a kid are my sister and I running around, catching fireflies, and putting them in jars. ¬†We also used to shake them up (lightly!), and put them down in our “Firefly Hospital” and try to help them fly away. ¬†Man, I’m itching to open up an NC branch of the Firefly Hospital.

Favorite Nail Polish –¬†NYC Long Wearing Nail Enamel in Lexington Lilac¬†– I’ve talked about finding a lilac or lavender nail polish for months now. ¬†I have been searching forever. ¬†I finally bought this one at Target (for $0.89!!!!) and the color is perfect! It’s not too light, not too neon. ¬†I feel like, as a lady approaching the big 3-0, I can wear this color and get away with it. ¬†In fact, it’s been on my nails almost every day for the last month. ¬†As you know, I bite my finger nails, so you don’t want a close up. ¬†This blog¬†has some good snaps!

Favorite Make Up –¬†L’Oreal Visible Lift CC Eye Concealor¬†– I am a loyal user of both the¬†Bobbi Brown Corrector¬†and the¬†Creamy Concealor. ¬†I’ve been using them for 10 years. ¬†But I’ve had an itch to try a new concealor. ¬†The L’Oreal concealor is great! ¬†It blends and builds really easily. ¬†It also blends into a powder finish. ¬†But my favorite part is that it has a metal rollerball application. ¬†Love that. ¬†Why can’t beauty manufacturers make a metal rollerball tool without product? Rolling that little guy under my eyes is simply delightful.

Favorite Hair Product –¬†L’Oreal Volume Filler Thickening Shampoo/Conditioner¬†– I love any shampoo or conditioner that claims to thicken, volumize, plump… you get the picture. ¬†I enjoy swapping out my shampoo and conditioner a lot, and I decided to try this set. ¬†My hair feels so soft AND volumized! ¬†I normally have a hard time with conditioners. ¬†They weigh my hair down, so I tend to just put conditioner on my ends. ¬†With this set, I can condition my whole head and still have bounce! ¬†I’ll definitely be repurchasing these!

Favorite Styling Tool –¬†Curling Wand¬†– I’m still getting the hang of it, but I’m loving my new curling wand. ¬†I got a 1″ non-tapered curling wand, but there is also a 1.5″ version. ¬†My hair doesn’t hold a curl well, so I opted for the smaller barrel to get a tighter curl. ¬†My hair stays curly all day! ¬†Not super spiral curls (that’s not the look I’m going for), but even when I finger comb all the curls right after curling, I still have waves all day. ¬†Quite lovely.

Favorite TV Show – Breaking Bad – I know, I know…. I’m late to the game. ¬†My hubby and I started the series on Netflix, and we quickly got hooked! ¬†We’ve only been watching for a few weeks and we’re on Season 3 already! ¬†I’ll admit, at first I felt like I shouldn’t like it. ¬†I mean… it’s about drugs! ¬†I shouldn’t find it entertaining. ¬†I shouldn’t be rooting for the drug guys. ¬†But, I’m addicted! (Ugh… wrong word choice) The show is obviously drama-filled, but it’s also hilarious!!! ¬†Check it out if you’re behind the times like me.

Favorite YouTube Channel – Grav3yardgirl¬†– I’ve been doing some serious YouTube channel cruising. ¬†There’s some good stuff out there! ¬†My newest obsession is Grav3yardgirl. ¬†She. Is. Hilarious. ¬†I can’t stop laughing when I watch her videos. ¬†First of all, she’s quirky. ¬†Her mannerisms are awesome. ¬†And she does this video series of reviews for As Seen on TV products. ¬†I seriously bing watched them all one morning. ¬†If you haven’t seen her before, check it out!

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