May Favorites And Lessons Learned

Another month, another favorites video! I hope you all are having a great start to the summer. May was a fun month for me! I had a memorable trip to NYC with Matt and a trip to Alabama with Bartlett to visit my family. Here are the products, TV shows and more that I enjoyed over the month of May!

What were your favorite things this month?


I made my first unboxing video last month when the kind folks at BoxyCharm sent me the April beauty box. I was really impressed at the quality of products they selected and excited that it was a beauty box filled with full size products instead of tiny foil packets.

This month, I thought I would share my box with you!


The May box features several products that are perfect for spring and summer! I especially love that bold orange nail polish and the brow kit — something every lady needs.


If you’d like to win this box, all you have to do is:

  1. Follow @brokebutbougie and @boxycharm on Instagram

  2. Comment on one of my pictures, tag @boxycharm, and make sure you include in your comment, #BBBBoxycharm

I will select one winner sometime next week! Good luck!

Kool-Aid Lip Stains

There’s something about Kool-Aid that reminds me of warm weather and fond memories outdoors. Sure it’s a deliciously sweet and refreshing drink on a hot summer day, but you can also use the mix to make a yummy lip stain! With so many flavors to choose from, your lips will be colorful and sweet this summer.

All you need:

1 packet of unsweetened Kool-Aid mix (depending on what color stain you want)

a bit of water

Q-tip to clean up the look

(You could also add a little coconut oil if your lips are on the dry side.)


Dip your finger into the water, then into the dry, unsweetened Kool-Aid mix. Apply the wet mix to your lips like a normal lip balm. Then use the Q-tip to get rid of any bumps and even out the color!


I used the Black Cherry flavor for this look.


Try not to lick it off your lips immediately! Trust me, it’s tempting.