May Favorites

In this post I will be sharing some of the things that I have been loving in May.  I might make this a series type thing, by posting about my favorites every month.


Rimmel 25 hr Lasting Finish Foundation


I recently switched up my foundation by going from the Yardley Whipped Matte Mousse foundation to the Rimmel 25hr Lasting Finish Foundation and I’ve got to say it feels good to be using a liquid foundation again.  I love the Rimmel foundation, because it gives great coverage, doesn’t feel too cakey on my skin, applies easily and basically lasts for as long as I need it to.


Revlon Matte Balm in the shade Fierce Redoutable

It has a minty smell, which I absolutely love, because it kind of reminds me of the Cadbury mint chocolate, which is also a favorite of mine.  I love the color as well, I don’t usually go for brown lipsticks, but this one might make me rethink the whole not using brown lipstick thing, plus I’m excited to do some winter makeup looks with it, seeing that we’re in my not so favorite season.

NK lipstick in the shade Burgundy Tint

This lipstick has super cheap packaging, but don’t let that put you off.  I was actually pleasantly surprised.  As you can probably tell already, I love using stuff that have a good smell to them and this one definitely falls into that category.  I love the colour, the pigmentation and the fact that it is infused with vitamin E, which is definitely a bonus for the winter months.  I am definitely going to be creating a lot of makeup looks with this lipstick.


Hair products


  • Aunt Jackie’s “Knot on my watch” Instant Detangling Therapy

I can’t tell you guys how much I LOVE this product!! It is said to soften the hair, help restore moisture balance and eliminate knots and tangles and it does exactly that. The best part about it: It smells absolutely amazing.  I will definitely be purchasing more products in the “Aunt Jackie range”

  • TRESemmé Keratin Deep Treatment Masque

Another hair product that I have been loving is the TRESemmé Treatment Masque.  It makes my hair feel super soft, which makes it more manageable and helps with the detangling process, as I put on some of this stuff right before I start detangling with the Aunt Jackie’s Detangling Therapy.



  • 13 Reasons Why
  • Star
  • Blindspot



  • Sushi for beginners – Marian Keyes



These are some of the music that has experienced the replay button more than once this month.

  • So good – Zara Larsson ft Ty Dolla $ign
  • Work the middle – Alex Aiono
  • Swalla – Jason Derulo ft Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign
  • No Frauds – Nicki Minaj ft Drake & Lil Wayne
  • Flame – Tinashe


Favorite Instagram Accounts

  • Lasizwe

If you haven’t watched Lasizwe aka Babes Wamaleyvels’ videos, then do yourself a favor and go search for him on Instagram as soon as you finish reading this post.  He is a South African based entertainer, aspiring actor and socialite and absolutely hilarious, he will definitely have you in stitches.

  • Superficialgirl

I first started following Carlinn on her Superficial girl blog, when she posted all things fashion and beauty.  She has however changed up her blogging by switching from beauty and fashion to travel blogger.  Her pictures are stunning and her account is definitely travel goals!  She will definitely give you a case of wanderlust, so be share to check her out on Instagram, as well as her blog Campsbay girl.


Favorite YouTube Accounts

  • Kalyn Nicholson

She’s a 23 year old Canadian, who posts beauty, fashion and lifestyle videos.  She always includes a quote at the start of every video, which I find pretty cool. Her videos are very relatable and she gives pretty awesome tips on how to adult (which I definitely need).

  • Tess Christine

Another beauty, fashion and lifestyle YouTuber, she is based in New York.  I love her fashion videos, which sometimes include “Get the Look” videos, where she shares how you can dress like your favorite celeb for way cheaper.

  • Cynthia Gwebu

Cynthia is based in Cape Town, South Africa and mostly posts beauty videos, but you’ll see a few lifestyle videos making appearances on her channel as well.  She comes across as bubbly and her makeup looks are simply GORGEOUS!!

That’s about it for now..until next time!

xoxo Lilanie









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