April 11, 2012

March 2012 Favories!

Here are my top 10 favorites for the month of March.  They are not in any particular order...

1. Illamasqua's Skin Base Foundation- Full coverage, yet very natural looking.  Illamasqua recently came out and its $46 but very worth it.  I love it so much I think I may consider  using it if I get married on my wedding day.  Thats how much I love it.

2. NYX's slide on eye liner pencil in tropical green- A rich, deep emerald green with green shimmer.  The color is so intense and sultry.  It lasts all day long.  I used it as a base under my club eyeshadow by Mac and it looked insane.  I love it. 

3. Olay's Regenerist Micro Sculpting Cream- I wouldn't say its the best but its affordable and I love the smell.  It claims to have peptides that help your skin.  I dont know if it makes a difference but I wake up loving the way my skin looks. 

4. Olay's Mini Thermal Peel- I use this after washes once in awhile.  It contains glycolic acid to help exfoliate.  It's about $19 a tube but I think its worth it. 

5. Make Up For Ever's Smokey Lash Mascara- I got this in a gift set.  I love this mascara so much.  It gives volume like crazy and some length. 

6. Mac's Blushcreme in Bit Wit- I am in love with cream blushes.  I love this color.  It gives the prettiest pink that looks super natural. 

7. Mac's Fix +- I have a love hate relationship with Fix + but recently I am loving it.  I find my skin kinda dry so I give it a boost before applying makeup.  I also use it for my pigments and even to wet my beauty blender.  I sometimes use Fix + over makeup when my makeup can look to powdery. 

8. Beauty Blender- I was so against this product when it first came out.  I have fallen in love with it.  I had no idea a sponge can make your foundation look so flawless.  Amazing!

9. AmLactin moisturizer- Yep, just plain o Amlactin.  It contains lactic acid which helps exfoliate the skin.  I use it on my hands and feet to help soften the skin and boy does it work. 

10. Yes to Carrots Melon Lip Butter- My favorite lip balm of March.  It glides on wonderful and I smells amazing.  It also nourishes the lips perfectly for me to apply lipstick.  I also wear it to bed and wake up with the softest lips.  LOVE!

April 3, 2012

New Products

I recently just bought a few new products to test out.  I'm one of those people who know what products works best but can't help trying other things out.  One of my favorite products I purchased lately is the Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation.  I originally came for their old super pigmented foundation that was only $36 but they are discontinuing it =(.  The newer products I got was $42 and is less pigmented, however, it is still full coverage and contains primer products inside to help it stay on longer.  Smart on the company's part.  They are charging more for less quality product.  I still think Illamasqua is one of the top makeup companies out there.  Their products are AMAZING!

I recently purchased Model in a Bottle, which is a setting spray, and loved it.  However, I always have to have two of something so I invested in Urban Decay's All Nighter.  It is suppose to last for 16 hours it claims and it sets matte.  I do think the All Nighter has more product and I love how it sprays much better.  The Model in a Bottle squirts more than sprays.  The Urban Decay's All Nighter gives an even spray that distributes all over the face.  It does cost more though.  It is $29 compared to Model in a Bottle, which I bought for only $14.  

I have always heard about how hemp is wonderful on the skin.  I originally heard from my sister and mom when they showed me their hemp face wash and body wash.  Honestly I thought it was too drying but did agree it cleaned like a mother.  So I invested in the product below, Hemp Pure Herbal Body Lotion.  It is enriched with 100% pure organic hemp seed oil.  It contains vitamin C, E, and E and smells wonderful.  

And lastly, I purchased Desert Essence Natrual Tea Tree Oil Facial Cleansing Pads.  I recently got into different oils, but have been hearing the benefits of tea tree oils for a long time.  It is for more acne prone skin but I got it for a good cleaning.  Tea tree oil is one of those oils that actually can dry out the skin.  Kind of like grapefruit oil.  

I am excited about my new products and cannot wait to keep using them =)