May Favorites

IMG_9548 IMG_8077 IMG_6325 IMG_5865 IMG_4458 IMG_3698IMG_2390This month absolutely flew by, and here are some of the things that were essential to me during May!  Also, this is my first official blog post, and I couldn’t be more excited!  Let me know below in the comments what your favorites/must haves are, I am always looking to try new things!

The First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Purifying Mask has been a staple for me with the upcoming summer months!  It’s been pretty warm and sunny in Michigan lately, which means my combination skin is back to being more oily than dry.  This mask is perfect because it has red clay to pull out impurities, and it also mattifies your skin.  I let this mask sit on my skin for 20 minutes, and after I peel it off my face is glowy and baby soft!  You can purchase this mask here

The NatureBox Dark Cocoa Almonds have seriously changed my life!  I tried NatureBox for the first time during May, and I was extremely impressed!  This is a monthly subscription box for $19.95 per month, however if you subscribe they send you your first box for FREE!  They send you five DELICIOUS snacks of your choice (or they can surprise you), and there are over 100 snacks to choose from!  There is something for everyone, and I really think it is worth the money!  However, if this does not interest you, there are plenty of dark chocolate covered almonds sold everywhere that are equally delicious!  Sign up for NatureBox here

This month I re-discovered my love for the Capri Blue Hand Poured Candle in Hibiscus Teakwood!  It has a 100 hour burn time, and is a soy-wax blend.  It is described as a romantic floral scent of teak, sandalwood and vetiver, blended with sultry ginger, spicy amber and a heart of hibiscus and tobacco blossom.  I bought this candle in store at Anthropologie, however you can purchase a similar one for CHEAPER here

The Dior Addict Lip Glow in Pink is absolutely life changing.  This product is the most creamy lip product I have ever tried, and it is a gorgeous color.  It is incredibly moisturizing, and it has an SPF of 10.  This lip color is interesting because it changes color to enhance your natural lip color!  Each shade is unique to each person, and it reacts to the chemicals in your lips to create your “perfect shade”.  Ever since I started wearing this, I have received endless compliments.  My boyfriend even mentioned he liked the lip color on me 🙂 You can purchase this lip color here

The Marc Jacobs Beauty Style Eye-Con No. 7 Plush Shadow is truly a perfect eyeshadow palette.  I do not wear much makeup, and this is the only eyeshadow palette I own.  It is also the only one I need!  I have created so many versatile looks with this palette, and I believe it will look perfect on any eye color.  My palette is in the color The Lolita 206, however there are seven other palette shades to choose from.  The shadows are really pigmented, while also being soft and easy to blend.  Definitely worth the price, you can purchase this palette here

I am addicted to tea, and this tea from Tea Forte is AMAZING!  I love vanilla, and this tea is the perfect mix of vanilla and island flavors.  It has notes of coconut and a floral bouquet, and it is a black tea with mild caffeine in it.  This is a loose leaf tea, so you can steep it in your hot water for a strong, delicious flavor!  You can purchase this tea here

These were my essentials for the month of May, and I am really interested in hearing what some of your favorites are!  Let me know in the comments below!  Check back this weekend for an easy, affordable, gorgeous DIY, and also fashion!!

xo, Tessa


  1. Amber
    May 29, 2015 / 12:16 am

    Just discovered your blog and I love it! Can’t wait to see more, you’re awesome!!

    • Tessa
      May 29, 2015 / 12:19 am

      Thank you so much!!

  2. July 2, 2015 / 6:12 am

    I couldn’t resist commenting. Exceptionally well written!