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Happy Wednesday, Ya’ll! Today I’m happy to share some of my favorite beauty products for the month of May. I’m so excited to share one of my favorite bold eyeshadow palettes for summer, fun nail polish colors, and seriously the cutest cosmetic bag that I found for only $5!
1. Wet n’ Wild Color Icon Palette – Poster Child, $4.49 Amazon
I purchased this palette at the end of last summer, because I thought it would be so pretty for creating out of the box eyeshadow looks, and it’s been worth every penny in my book. Although these aren’t your normal neutral shades, this palette offers versatility in creating bold looks for all kinds of fun occasions.
Needless to say, I’ve had a blast creating unique looks, and as you can see below, I even recently created a rainbow eyeshadow look that I shared on my Instagram page. You just can’t get more fun than this palette, and the pigmentation is amazing!
2. Revlon Super Length Mascara in Blackest Black, $5.39 Ulta
I honestly bought this because I recently noticed Revlon changed all of its mascara packaging and was curious to see if their formula was different. The only thing I could come up with is the size of their brushes have increased, but don’t let that scare you.
Surprisingly enough, this mascara is great for everyday wear, and it does a fantastic job at separating and lengthening the lashes. Although the brush is larger than what I’m used to, the bristles were soft and it did a nice job of coating the lashes with product. All in all a good mascara!
3. E.l.f Hydrating Face Primer, $6.00 elfcosmetics.com
I’m just now entering into the world of primers (I know, I know, I’m so behind!) , and I thought I’d start out with something inexpensive before I start buying the more pricier ones. I must say I was really impressed with this.
As someone who has drier skin, I was looking for something that would help with hydration and I definitely noticed my makeup stayed put longer with this applied first. I will note that this primer has a very strong Vitamin E smell, in case that bothers you, but it’s really not that noticeable. Other than e.l.f., what other primers do you all recommend?
4. Wet n’ Wild Shine Nail Color in Blazed and Be More Pacific, $0.99 K-mart
I’ve been on the hunt for really pretty, bright nail polishes for Spring/Summer, and these fit the bill. The shade “Blazed” is a beautiful coral color, while “Be More Pacific” is a gorgeous turquoise. Both remind me of the beach and make me happy! Call me nail polish obsessed, but I couldn’t pass up adding these to my collection.
The “Blazed” one is not yet on the website, but I found it on a new display at the end of the makeup aisle in K-mart, and I’m guessing you could probably find it at your local drugstore. Such pretty shades!
5. Cosmetic Bag, $4.99 Wal-greens (In-Store Only)
I mean how cute is this bag, really?! I saw it out of the corner of my eye in the store and I was so excited to find it was the very last one. You guys, seriously go scour the aisles of Walgreens now and find this. It’s too cute not to have!
The inside is lined with pink and it’s the absolute perfect size for carrying your makeup brushes and lipsticks, and would even be great to take on an overnight trip. And it pretty much has my life motto on it. 🙂
What have been your favorite beauty products this month? Any new products that you’re currently loving? Please share with me in the comments! 🙂
Hope you have a Wonderful Wednesday!-Cara
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Oh my goodness that make up look, gorgeous on you! So fun, although something that I could definitely not get away with! That lipstick bag, super cute too!
Thanks Sarah! 🙂 I couldn’t pass the makeup bag up!
Pretty palette and love the ELF primer, my go to!
Thanks! Glad to hear you enjoy it so much!
Cara you are so adorable! And you’re also a great makeup artist too. Thank you for sharing product reviews of your latest beauty finds along with artistic inspiration. I really enjoy your blog posts. 🙂
Aw thank-you so much! Your comment made my day! 🙂
That rainbow eyeshadow is so fun, and you look adorable!
Thank-you, you’re so sweet!
You did such an amazing job with the color icon palette, your eyes look gorgeous! I’m also wanting to try that Revlon mascara! I’m always on the hunt for a new favorite. 🙂
Thank-you! It’s a great everyday mascara that gives you great length and separation of the lashes. 🙂
wow your rainbow eye shadow looks amazing!! any chance a video tutorial is coming? =)
Thank-you so much! I hope to begin making youtube videos very soon and will definitely plan to include a tutorial on this look! 🙂
your eye shadow! you are a true artist!
Aw thank-you! That made my day! 🙂
I love that rainbow eye look you created! I also need that makeup bag in my life!:)
Thanks so much! Hope you find it at your local store! 🙂
I could never pull of f eyeshadow like that but it looks AMAZING on you!!!!
Aw thank-you so much!
CARA! How the heck did you do that with the eye shadow?! You are amazing!! Great finds – loving that cute makeup bag from Walgreens!!
Ahh you know just played around with it like I’m 4 or something-haha 😉 Thank-you!
Loved those nail colours. And that bag is amazing! Great buys. 🙂
Thank-you! I thought it was a really cute bag!
Love the makeup bag! And it’s super inexpensive, too! That eyeshadow is so beautiful! Love those bright nail colors as well!
Thank-you so much! 🙂
I don’t even buy bags anymore because I get a new one every month with my Ipsy glam membership! 🙂 You are so talented and have the perfect eyelids for experimenting! Looks gorgeous 🙂
Oh that’s neat! Thank-you so much for your sweet comment! 🙂
Love that colorful palette and I swear by e.l.f. primer!
It’s such a pretty palette! Good to know you’ve liked your elf primer! I’m loving it so far! 🙂
I did a post on all of the new Revlon mascaras if interested. Love the WNW polishes and that palette can’t be beat!
Awesome, I’ll have to check that out! 🙂
Wow wow WOW! Your eye shadow looks amazing! Love the make-up bag, super cute.
Thank-you so much! I was so glad I stumbled across the bag, it’s really cute to carry my makeup in on the go!
LOVE that makeup bag! Need it in my life! And I LOVE that bright colored eyeshadow look you created! Wet n’ Wild shadows are seriously SO good!
Thank-you! Wet n’ Wild seriously constantly amazes me with their quality! It’s so good! 🙂
Oh gosh! That rainbow eye shadow, though! So pretty!
I wish I was even remotely coordinated enough to create a look like that. :O
Christie’s Take on Life. xx
Aw thank-you! I just sort of started playing around with colors like a 3 year old painting-haha I was happy how it turned out though! 🙂
Your eye shadow is seriously amazing, you have such great skills! I need to get that bag…need to! Also, I think you saw my post on primers recently, there’s some great ones from NYX and Maybelline–I’d like to try the elf one too thought!
Aw thank-you! Yes, it was so helpful and I had made a note to check out the NYX one next time I’m in Target, just haven’t made my way there yet. It’s best that I stay away as much as possible-haha or I buy all the things! 😉
That is an awesome eye look!! 🙂
I love that coral nail polish! I just bought that brand in a pink color and oddly enough, it hasn’t chipped at all in two days!! Pretty good stuff 🙂
It is! Especially to be so inexpensive! It’s well worth it! 🙂
I am a huge fan of e.l.f. primers! I LOVE that eye look you did with the wet n’ wild palette, you look amazing girl! So pretty for summer! Loved your favorites! XO -Kim
Thank-you! Glad to hear you like the elf primers too! They seem to work really well! 🙂
I love that bag and that eyeshadow palette is awesome. I may have to go snag one of those myself 🙂 great post
That rainbow eyeshadow look is soooo pretty!! Cutest makeup bag to put all those goodies in!!
Thank-you! It’s such a cute bag!
I’m loving your eyeshadow! How awesome, I wish I could do that. I also want that pouch! I’ve been 2places looking for it. These are great favs.
Thank-you! Oh I hope you find it soon! It was the last one in my local store, so maybe they’ll restock! 🙂
Love the color of those polishes!!! Those eye colors are so bright and vivid!! I love the look on you but I dont think I could pull it off myself. It is just so fun and pretty!
Thank-you! It was really fun to create. & the nail polishes are perfect for summer!
Cara your eyes look so cool. I am always just so impressed. You’ve got some serious make-up skills girl!
Aw thanks so much! I really appreciate your sweet comments! 🙂
Super cute makeup bag and I love that turquoise nail polish by Wet n Wild!
Thank-you! It has such a cute name too!
I couldn’t do that job with the eye shadow, but I really like when people have what looks like art on their lids.
If I could get away with creating halloween/artsy makeup looks every day, I totally would. haha 🙂
I really need that bag in my life! 😉 You are rocking the rainbow eyeshadow look…simply gorgeous!
Aw thank-you so much! It’s definitely a cute bag! 🙂
That eyeshadow looks amazing on you and I’m absolutely in love with that bag! I’m still not a big primer girl. I love it for my eyes, but my face gets super oily, so I try not to put to many products on. I love E.L.F., though! All of their products are spot on!
Thank-you! I agree, I’m typically always blown away with their products- so good!
That bag is so cute…totally my motto! You are incredible at doing makeup! You need to do it for a living! xo, Kristina
Aw thank-you so much! I’d love to just seriously sit around doing makeup all day-haha 🙂
lovely picks! love that eye color – so cool! and love the nail polishes as well ♥
Thank-you so much! The nail polishes are such pretty colors, and for some reason remind me of a mermaid-haha
I think everyone should have at least one colorful palette like this…it’s always fun to play with color, even if you’re just going to wear it around the house. 😉
I have oily skin, but I have heard that the Make Up For Ever hydrating primer is a good one, I use their mattifying primer and I really like it. But it is pricier, I would try their travel size first.
Love those nail polish colors…I need some fun vibrant colors for Summer!
Beauty With Lily
I agree! I think people are always scared they will end up looking like a clown if they work with bold colors, but the trick is mixing it with neutrals, and then it doesn’t look so over the top! I mean I definitely don’t wear rainbow shadows to work-haha, but it’s a fun look to create for other occasions! 🙂 I will definitely look into that primer, thanks!
I swear, only you could pull off that rainbow eye shadow
Haha, aw thank-you! 🙂
Wow that eyeshadow is amazing!! I definitely want to check out that primer for $6 it seems like a steal
Thank-you! It was one of those purchases that I was like well if it’s horrible it’s only $6, but I’ve been pleasantly surprised at the quality!
That palette looks like a lot of fun! I loved the look you created with it. I recently started using a primer about 5 months ago, so don’t feel bad about being behind. I use Tarte’s Timeless Smoothing Primer. My make up stays on really well with it and its extremely smooth. Those nail polishes look like a lot of fun and I love that make up bag.
Thank-you! I’ll definitely look into that one!
That’s an adorable make up bag! Love it. I would also love to try the E.L.F. face primer!
Rachel / http://www.seashellsandsparkles.com
It’s worked really well so far! Especially for only being $6!
Ah so fun! I use their rose hue palette daily and you can’t beat 2.99!!
Ooo I’ve never looked at that one. Now I’ll have to be on the lookout for it! 🙂
I really need to try that primer! And can we talk about how amazing your eye shadow looks?!? WOW! I would look like a clown if I tried to use any of those colors! <3, Pamela
Sequins & Sea Breezes
Aw thank-you! & let’s be real you’re gorgeous and would never look like a clown! 🙂
I love what you did with that palette. You look amazing in those colors!
Aw thank-you! It was so much fun to create!
Lovely favs and love the makeup look lovely post
Thank-you Kerona! 🙂
I love ELF & Wet N Wild products. Awesome quality and prices! <3
&& Your eyeshadow is on point! I wish I was that talented! 😛
Elf & Wet n Wild are probably my fave drugstore brands! & Thank-you so much! 🙂
I want to check out that elf primer! Thanks for the recommendations!
You’re welcome! I’ve been loving it so far!
I love those nail polish colors! They’re so pretty and perfect for summer!
I agree! Something about them reminded me of mermaids and the ocean. 🙂
Love the bag!! And your rainbow eye shadow! That looks so amazing!!
Aw thank-you! Not gonna lie it was super fun to create 🙂
Would you ever be willing to do a post on which brushes you use and how/why?? You do amazing things with eye makeup that I can’t even fathom how to create!!
Thank-you! I actually did two posts back in January on Best Budget Friendly Eyeshadow Brushes, and Face Brushes, so you may want to check those out. https://www.kindlyunspoken.com/best-budget-friendly-eyeshadow-brushes/ and https://www.kindlyunspoken.com/best-budget-friendly-face-brushes/ But yes, I can absolutely do a more in-depth post on what brushes are for what! Thanks for the suggestion 🙂 Anything to help!
The bag is adorable and Revlon mascara is the best.
Thank-you! Glad to hear you’ve been impressed with Revlon mascaras! 🙂
That cosmetic bag is so cute!!! Love it!
Isn’t it adorable?! I can’t believe it was only $5 too!