Tuesday, July 31, 2012

July Most loved items!

Besides empties posts (maybe even more!) my favorite posts to read has to be monthly favorites! They must be great products to make someone's fave list!

In July I really did try to minimize my makeup (at least during the day/work time) but evenings and outings I still managed to spruce myself up, when needed! Onto my most reached faves for July!

1. NARS Sheer Glow Foundation (Medium- Barcelona)- I've already praised this but can still go on and on.. This foundation is seriously becoming my HG/love! It's simply amazing- from The coverage, the longevity, everything but the no pump! But again I love it so much I still see myself using this for a long time!

2. Embryolisse Lait-Creme- I first heard about this Creme from Pixiwoo. It's amazing how it sinks into the skin and is the perfect base to apply my foundation. This is my third tube and will always have a tube on hand!

3. La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo Acne Treatment- When Hormonal acne decided to pop up on my chin and a few on my cheeks, this came to be rescue! This really is amazing! A little goes a long way, when used to much for a long period of time it can cause some flakiness/dryness. I used it sparingly on just the needed area.

4. VMV Hypoallergenics Re-Everything Eye Serum- I received this in my first Birchbox in January (I've since canceled that subscription). I apply this at night and it goes on smoothly, never irritates my eyes and sinks in quickly! I'm so happy this was included, as I believe this is quite expensive. Great company that is into being as natural as possible- points in my book!

5. Maybelline Age Rewind concealer- I've reviewed this recently so won't go too much into it again. Love this and how it doesn't crease under my eyes. The sponge applicator makes it quick and easy too!

6. Jemma Kidd On Set Mattifying Powder (Mid-Dark)- found this in the Target Clearance section for $6 (original price I believe is $22?). This reminds me of my beloved MAC Studio Fix powder foundation! I apply with a duo fibre brush for a light coverage look. Too much and it can look a bit cakey. I always have this around to blot any oil in my t-zone. I've hit pan and as soon as this is done I'll be repurchasing Maybelline Dream matte powder!

7. Orly Gumdrop- this tiny gem was $3 and I love it! The color is gorgeous and perfect for summer! It's a perfect pastel mint green. I've worn this several times this month on my toes and fingers, and always get compliments! Orly is a great brand and I love the minis- its quite hard to finish up a polish (at least for me- turns thick and has to be tossed).

8. Benefit They're Real mascara (mini size)- As much as I love my Cover girl mascaras (Lash Blast and Super Lash) they tend to smudge often, so I've been going back to this mascara. This makes my lashes long and luscious;) but my lashes need volume! Either way am falling in love with this for summer lashes!

Does anyone have any faves I should have a look at? I'm always looking to add to my beauty wish list!

July Empties

Half a year is gone-yikes:/ Keeping my empties until the end of the month may sound crazy but it honestly does make me feel good in that, yes, I buy a lot of "stuff" but have no problem using it up! This month I had a good amount.

  • PerfectPurity Acne Body Wash: I like to have several body washes, and since Id been having some bacne (ew-sorry for the visual), thought I'd give this a try. For .99cents this was a decent product. Repurchase: yes
  • White Rain Tropical Coconut Body wash: Again, this was a .99cent purchase that smelled yummy. Not sure if it's obvious but i really like The Dollar Tree and The .99 Cent Store. Repurchase: yes!
  • Trader Joe's Lavender Body Oil: This stuff is amazing. I found this last summer while grocery shopping at Trader Joe's and have repurchased several times. Its an oil that smells divine , leaves my skin so soft. As to not slip and break anything, I apply this at night and wake up to silky, smooth skin. Repurchase: Already have!
  • Bio Oil: I love soft skin, this is clearly evident if one steps into my bathroom. I have lotions and body creams galore. I'd purchased this for my skin when it was going thru a dry phase and also applied it to some scarring I had on my thigh. Noticed a bit of difference but not much. I adore the smell of this too. Repurchase: Maybe during the winter. 
  • Clearasil Acne+Marks Wash and Mask: I've had this for what seems like forever. There might still be a smudge in there, but I refuse to keep it around as it did nothing. As for the mask part? It was so runny I was afraid to get in my eyes and only tried it once. Repurchase: No.
  • Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair: This is my second time purchasing this product. I gave a mini review of this before. I think for the price it does a good enough job. Repurchase: yes
  • Philosophy Hope Oil Free Spf15 Moisturizer: I received this in my Sephora Sun care Kit. Hope in a Jar used to be my HG moisturizer for many years. It's a wonderful product but a bit too pricey. With the sun care kit I got several different face moisturizers and am set for a while. Repurchase: Not for a while. 
  • Maybelline Dream Matte Powder: This stuff is amazing. I love it. More than my MSFN (maybe;). Since purchasing this in March, I only used my MSFN when needed (i.e. I didn't have this on hand). Seriously this stuff is great-doesn't feel caked on, great lasting power on my oily t-zone. I have one powder (Jemma Kidd) to finish off before I will buy this again. Repurchase: YES!
  • Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Liquid Foundation (sample): I'd read countless reviews on this and was so anxious to try it. I think it's a great product, but even B50 was too light for me (that's the darkest it's available in the states I've heard). I'm so in Love with my NARS Sheer Glow it'd take a lot to get me to switch. Repurchase: No
  • Lush R&B Revive and Balance Hair Moisturizer: I love this! Was one of my first Lush purchases and am so happy I bought it without hesitation. I don't live near a Lush anymore but will definitely be buying when I visit a store (or online). This smells really, really good. I got compliments (even from hairdressers!) and it made my hair bearable thru my "ombre" stage. The bleach had completely fried my hair-this made it look and feel like silk. Repurchase: yes!!
  • L'anza Leave-In Conditioner: I bought this at the recommendation of the SA at Planet Beauty. She wasn't a hair stylist, and her rec was obvious. It was just Meh. I don't expect meh from a Specialty beauty/hair salon shop. Repurchase: no
  • Schwarzkopf Color Save Hair Conditioner: Was given this by a friend who is a hair dresser on multiple occasions. I think he was trying to tell me something. He was right, I needed it and it rocked. It's quite expensive but the bottle lasted me forever! This brand is well known for their hair care and color. I color my hair often and this is a staple of mine that i can count on for saving my hair color. Repurchase: yes. 
  • Hard Candy Glow All the way Tropical Tan Instant Bronzer: I bought this a while ago and was doing a clean out and was about to toss it out and gave it another go, and actually quite like it. It says that it has self tanner in it, but I only add a bit of this to whatever body lotion I'm applying (for special nights out) and it gives a beautiful glow! Hard Candy is becoming a favorite of mine again. Their prices are great and Im happy with all the products I've bought so far. There is a darker version of this but I like just a bit of a glow, nothing too over the top. Repurchase: Already have.
  • Elf Daily Brush Cleaner: This is a rather small bottle, but when I used it I only did it for a quick cleaning, so this lasted me well over 6 months. It's now available at Target (was previously only online-at least in my local Target). I prefer the Shampoo, so may not repurchase this right away. Repurchase: Maybe at a later date.

Whew! that took a while. But again it's nice to have a written reminder of the good, the bad and the, meh. 

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Elf Haul!

I finally got my elf package that I ordered last week! I haven't properly swatched or even had a good look at anything as this week has been hectic! I finally finished my swap with the lovely Mags over at Emeraldeyeliner.com (If you haven't been to their blog- go on! It's a brilliant blog written by 3 lovely beauty lovers) . I regrettably did not take pics of all the items I bought for Mags (as I knew I'd be excited and blog about it!) Hopefully Mags will like everything and post a blog- I will def post a blog when I get my goodies from her!

As I'm still blogging from my iPhone (grr) this is just a sneak peek at my elf goodies! I will do a full review with swatches soon! I'm not the biggest fan of elf's customer service. I used a Groupon I'd purchased for $15 (worth $30 of elf products) and was shorted a baked blush that was out of stock, now because I used a Groupon I sense there'll be an issue, oh well!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Worth the Hype

There are some products I give into and rush out and buy, but for one reason or another don't work out for me. I tend to give any product many chances and either return it or gift it. Here are some things I bought into and am glad I did!

1. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Treatment Concealer (30 Medium)-
My under eye area is very dark and I have tried several (extra emphasis on several!) concealers and while I don't expect miracles, this does not sink into creases and does as good a job as can be expected. My mistake with concealers has been that I packed it on. What's worse than dark under eye circles? Pasty and visible creased concealer! MAC Studio Finish concealer is great for covering spots on my cheeks or chin- but under my eyes- not so much!

2. Nuxe Reve de Miel Ultra-Nourishing Lip Balm- This stuff must be sold every 30 seconds! Have seriously seen this everywhere. I waited until the price went under $15 (paid $11 with shipping on Amazon) before caving in. I'd had it in my cart on Amazon and when the price went to $8.95, decided to use up an Amazon credit I had. All the reviews I read said it was grainy upon touch and it is. But it instantly goes on smooth once I apply it on my lips. I've been using this at night and wake up with baby soft lips! Yay!! I know most don't like it for sanitary reasons (you have to apply with your fingers), I apply It before bedtime, my hands having been washed and dried. Very happy with this luxurious lip balm:)

3. Clarisonic Mia- Sooo expensive but worth it in my opinion. I saved up my Birthday and Christmas Sephora gift cards for this and haven't looked back since. Ok- not entirely true. During the "purging" stage I was ready to return this and just deal with my cystic acne and blemishes that we're causing my skin to look really bad:( I had tried everything to try and get rid of my acne (prescription topical treatments, ProActiv, OTC Salicylic Acid) and while it helped somewhat I found myself using heavier makeup to cover up my skin. I've been using this since January and can say that my skin has cleared up significantly, I do get an occasional (hormonal) spot or two, it's nothing like the cystic (and sometime painful) acne that had been taking over my skin for most of last year! Love this!!!

4. Real Technique blush and stippling brushes- AMA-zing! Excuse the not clean brushes- but haven't gotten around to washing these this week! Adore these soft, fluffy brushes! More than my MAC brushes and for waaaay cheaper! I still want the core set and especially the buffing brush that has awesome reviews! I did purchase the powder brush but ended up selling it in my blog sale. While it was soft and a good price, it was just too big! I found that it had my powder flying everywhere! No regrets on these two though!

Does anyone else give in to hyped up products so eagerly/easily like me? I'd love to hear about products that you recommend!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Two blushers that I can't get enough of

It's no big surprise that most of my blog posts are influenced by some of my favorite bloggers (listed on the right hand side of my blog- those are just a few, I have many faves!). I saw Claire's (at beauty&lechic) post earlier about Benefits Coralista and thought it looked beautiful on her. (Not a difficult job- Claire is stunning!). I don't personally own any Benefit blushes but her swatch reminded me of the much loved Milani Luminoso, which is often said to be a dupe of NARS Orgasm. Either one may be a dupe (depending on ones skin tone perhaps?) but Luminoso is undoubtedly one of my most used blushers and I adore it! It's one of those blushers that is beautiful and suitable for all skin tones. I thought it'd be too light and chalky for my skin but it's quite nice and adds that sheen that I love for summer! I definitely recommend this one to all!

My next love is Hard Candy's bombshell baked bronzer. I'm dating myself but does anyone else remember when Hard Candy was sold in Nordstoms!? No- just me? Maybe, but if I'm not mistaken I think it was sold there in the 90's. Ah, regardless I spotted this bronzer while searching for a dupe for MAC Warm Soul mineralized powder. I've had my eyes on Warm Soul forevah! But at $30 bucks, em, no can do. Again as I don't own Warm Soul I can't vouch for the "dupeness" of it but it's a gorgeous bronzer on it's own! I swatched Luminoso (heavy swatch to show up) and Bombshell was just one swipe!
I'll let the pictures show how truly beautiful they both are!
PS don't forget to check out beauty&lechic-
blogger on my iPhone will not let me link and as for now this is the only wifi I have!

Summer Skin loves Part 1

My blog consists mainly of make-up loves of mine that I want, need to share with everyone! That being said I present some more HOT summer skin loves I've presently been loving, using and telling everyone that will listen about them! First up the new Maybelline Dream Fresh BB 8-in-1 Beauty Balm Skin Perfector. I managed to snag this at Walmart for about $6. I've been using this for about 3 weeks and while I'm still iffy about it will add that I love the way it applies! It feels like silk gliding onto the skin- I have been applying using my fingers of course and it sits beautifully. I do have to set it with powder (more often than my beloved NARS Sheer Glow) but usually just wear this to work, errands or if I'm going to be swimming, etc. It has an SPF of 30, which is great! The colors available are great, I believe in the US- 6 colors were made available. I picked up Medium/Deep and it matches my skin exactly.

My skin is combination (more oily than dry during the summer), I like to apply Peter Thomas Roth Max Sheer All day Moisture Defense Lotion Oil-free SPF 30, if I'm just going to be swimming. I received this small sample in my Sephora Sun care kit and love it! May have to repurchase when this is done. Sinks into the skin immediately, and leaves no streaks or whiteness on the skin. Long name but very worth it in the Long run!
Lastly is Origins Vitazing SPF 15 Energizing boosting moisturizer with Mangosteen. Also received this in my Sephora Sun Care. I'd wanted to try this for several months after reading it in several blogs, and I usually apply a bit of this over my PTR moisturizer or under my Maybelline BB cream. It states on the bottle that there is a Sheer Tint release, when it's squeezed out of the tube it looks a bit off white with a beautiful sheen but no color on my skin (no surprise as I'm often to dark for "sheer" products) but a lovely product nonetheless! It smells delightful! And I can honesty see a sheen sitting atop my skin while wearing this. Although I may not repurchase if I finish this off (pricey product!) I'm glad I got to try it and will definitely continue to use it through the summer.

swatches are the same line up as the products pictures: Maybelline BB cream, PTR, Origins Vitazing.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

All about pinks!

I recently blogged about my love of peach and corals, but this week was definitely a pink week! I'm a true girly girl and do love me some pink! More so this week, with a wedding to attend, summer nights, relaxing in the pool. Pink is in my life for summer again:) I raved about MAC Speed Dial and MAC Dollymix, after having a browse in my friends makeup stash. Speed Dial is beautiful on it's own but for some extra kick I've been applying MAC Petite Indulgence Cremesheen glass (which was a Christmas gift from a friends who works at MAC). The outcome is beautiful! And I've gotten lots of compliment while wearing it.
Pink cheeks is cute but as I'm in my 30's (early 30's ahem) I don't want anything to extreme. Enter MAC mineralize blush in Supernova, from the Heavenly Creatures Collection. This is the perfect addition to the shiny pink lips! The golden swirl in Supernova gives a beautiful shimmer to my cheeks. It's pretty pigmented, so it only need a light hand! When I find a lip combo I love I usually wear it to death until I find something else- but I think this still has a few more times to be worn! Swatches in the photo are: Petite Indulgence, Speed Dial, Supernova.

Are there any pink lip combos I'm missing out on? What's your favorite pink lip and gloss at the moment?

Friday, July 13, 2012

I'm on Twitter

I never thought I'd do it...I don't have a Facebook, and it took me quite awhile to start blogging, but here I am announcing I'm on Twitter! So far, so good. I'm getting the hang of it! (Or so I think). Let's have a follow and talk makeup!

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Shopping the friends stash

The best thing about visiting friends that love makeup as much as I do Is having a peek and getting to swatch and try on colors and products I don't have (but now want!). Although I had already done up my face with foundation, powder, mascara and a bit of blush, I still wanted to play makeup! So off I went- searching and dipping (clean fingers of course!) here and there. I now have a longer wish list! My friend has a beautiful collection of benefit products I'd never tried before such as Lemonaid (which is a color correcting eyelid primer), cha cha tint (gorgeous color- much too light for me) she also had two MAC shades I'd not ever owned or seen much, but now am in love and Want them both ASAP! Since I already had a full face of makeup undecided to add a bit of Dollymix to my cheeks (pigmentation is amazing!) One swipe showed up nicely- I did use a couple extra swipes as I wanted it to show in pictures. After that it was onto MAC Speed Dial which is a beautiful blue based bubblegum pink ( at least on my NC42 skin). How I've not own either of these gorgeous gems is beyond me! I will be getting Speed dial as my next B2M:) Oh and Dollymix- it will be mine!!
Has anyone tried these two beauties out? Do you ever go to a friends and play makeup?
L to R: Dollymix blush, Speed Dial Lip stick
above products in action (taken with instagram filter-love those filters. makes me look airbrushed;)

Ten under $10

In case I haven't said it enough, I'm a bargainista! Which is not a bad thing! I find that there are lots of beauty and skin care products to be found that won't break the bank. That's not to say I never splurge but lately that hasn't been happening. (I'm also in the midst of a super swap with a fellow blogger from Ireland!)

Here are a few of my favorites that are all under ten dollars-although I love them and use them often, I wouldn't necessarily say they are my top ten, just ten I'd like to share:

  1. elf Golden Bronzer $3- This is a bargain at just $3! It's quite light but that's a good thing, the idea is to look dewy and have a light sheen to my cheekbones, not doused in glitter. I've seen this mentioned a dupe for Dior Amber Diamond. I don't own Dior Amber Diamond, so I cannot agree nor disagree, but for me it applies beautifully for a nice golden sheen. Would definitely recommend this lovely product.
  2. elf Eyebrow Kit in Medium $3- Another elf gem! I've used Benefit's eyebrow zing in the past and this is a great (and cheaper) alternative. It has the two pans-one a dark brown wax and a warmer brown powder. It comes with a mini brush that can be used in a pinch. But i prefer to use my MAC angled brush. 
  3. Ruby Kisses 3D Face Creator in Level 9  $4.99- I use this as a concealer and love that this company caters to women of color (WOC). I have a hard time finding drugstore concealers that are my shade. I don't always like the one shade lighter under eye type of coverage-look, sometimes I prefer to have a similar color to my skin tone. This can be mixed and it applies smoothly and does not crease! It feels like silk. A brush would probably make it more neat, but if I'm in a rush a simple swipe with my ring finger is all I need. 
  4. Jane Cosmetics Oil Free Finishing Powder in Translucent- This has been with me for quite a while (as one can probably tell by the very visible pan!), I'm guessing I paid under $5 for this. The Jane cosmetics website is under construction (maybe revamping the line?). I've tried several translucent finishing/blot powders but always end up with a white cast, even with a light hand. I can apply a few swipes of this midday or whenever I need a touch up and won't even have to look in a mirror to make sure I don't have a white ashy face! This stuff is great! I really do hope it hasn't been discontinued, it's a great product for a fantastic price. 
  5. Eco Tools Bronzer Brush $4.99 ($4.99 was Clearance price, regular price is about $9.99, I believe)I found this while browsing Target one day for the awesome price of $4.99!! I love this brush. I use it quite a bit-everything from applying my MSFN powder to applying bronzer/blush. I'm definitely going to be adding more of the Eco tools to my collection. 
  6. elf Studio powder brush $3-This is an amazing brush that gets lots of love on the blogosphere, and with good reason! It has a flat top which works perfectly for applying  mineral powder, cream blushes or buffing in your foundation, which is what I use it for. If you don't have this brush-get it!!
  7. Purple Eyelash curler $2.80- I purchased this random, no brand name eyelash curler at Forever 21! I usually use the elf brand but it recently broke, picked this up as I liked the lovely purple color, and it works quite nice! 
  8. Revlon Deluxe Slant Tip Tweezers- I've tried several brands of tweezers-from Tweezerman, elf to Sally Hansen- these are the ones I always go back to. In fact I have two of the same to keep with me and keep one at home. 
  9. Nabi (L38) Hot Pink Lipliner Pencil $1- I'd never heard of this brand but for the price figured I'd take the chance! This is a great lip pencil-not just because the color is beautiful but because it's soft but not to soft and doesn't tug on my lips! I found this in LA's Fashion District (I could browse all day in Santee Alley). It reminds me of NYX-everything from the packaging to the quality-a very good product for the price.
  10. NYX  Eyeshadow base Skin Tone- I'm not a huge primer kinda gal, I've only owned a few drugstore brands-elf, wet'n'wild, NYC. But this NYX is pretty good! It goes on smoothly and actually works well. I've not tested it out more than 6 hours but it holds quite well on the nights I've worn it out. The pot has a pretty good amount, so I think this will last me thru the summer!

L to R, Counter clockwise: Elf golden bronzer, elf eyebrow kit, eco tools bronzer brush, elf studio powder brush, jane oil free finishing powder
Top to bottom: Ruby Kisses 3D, Nabi, NYX, Revlon, F21 eyelash curler

Nabi Hot Pink, NYX Base, elf golden bronzer, Ruby Kisses 3D

Monday, July 9, 2012

Summer Lust List

If Money grew on trees....these are a few items I'd be out shopping for! Seeing this also makes me think it would be a great mix for a weekend getaway!

Summer Lust List

Nars cosmetic

Giorgio Armani clear mascara

Lip gloss

Beauty product

Naked Palette

Friday, July 6, 2012

Jordana Best Lash Extreme Volumizing Mascara, I think I love you

I'm a mascara fiend. For sanitary reasons I know one should only have one or at most two mascaras opened at a time. But I probably have 6 (gulp, maybe 7?!?) Then I found this Volumizing beauty at Kmart (truth be told, haven't stepped in a Kmart in years!) for $2.99, how could I resist! I will be repurchasing and using for as long as it available! this stuff is truly amazing and doesn't flake! Ok, it did but by that time is had it on for maybe 8 hours and I was out in the sun. I cannot praise this stuff enough. I'll let the picture do the rest of the talking, this is only two coats!
Upper Left: Bare Lashes, Upper Right: 2 Coats

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July!

Today (in the US) is the 4th of July... BBQ's, Fireworks, Family and friends and here in Southern California-hot weather! Since today will be a casual day, relaxing day:) I'm going to do a everyday, easy makeup look and instead focus on my nails. I'm not very creative,  just opting for a dark blue and Barry M Red (one of 3 Barry M polishes I own thanks to Beautyandlechic.com) on my ring finger. for my toes maybe I'll get creative and add white polka dots.

Face and products of the day:

  • Sephora Age Defy Moisture cream SPF 15: this mini came in my Sun Safety Kit I bought in Sephora a few months ago. Today is my first day trying it, so far , so good! Smells good and feels good on the skin!
  • Murad Absolute Bronzing Boost: I love this stuff (I've included it in last months monthly favorites). Even though NARS Sheer Glow in Barcelona is a perfect match for me, with all the summer swimming (even with massive SPF applied frequently) I have a golden glow going on-this helps even out while I'm a tad darker.
  • Maybelline Dream Matte powder in Honey: This stuff is awesome. I'm running low and will def be repurchasing. Doesn't cake on, lasts for 4+ hours, travels easy and has a mirror. 
  • MAC Vegas Volt: Coral goodness! 'Nuff said!
  • Revlon Colorburst Lip gloss in Papaya: Just purchased this gloss yesterday and am wondering why it has taken me so long to try these glosses? Color and pigmentation is wonderful! Cannot wait to add more to my collection. Walgreens had these on sale and a $2 coupon in their in-store coupon booklet-this was about $4! Score=)
  • MAC Brow Set in Show off: Cannot even count how many of these I've purchased over the years! This is a quick and beautiful way to get my eyebrows looking full and dark. 
  • Benefit Their Real: I like this but don't love it. As long as they keep making samples, I may keep one in my make up bag. It adds length but not much volume! May add a couple coats of Cover Girl Lash blast (not pictured)
  • Maybelline 24hr Color Tattoo in Bold Gold: May add a bit of this later tonight for a wee bit of sparkle. 
  • NYX Cream blush in Tea Rose: I've had this for a couple of months but lately it has been getting a lot of use! This color is perfect alone or under a bronzer. ALone it makes me look glowy! 
Sounds (and looks) like a lot but when you love makeup, 

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

June Empties!

 One of my favorite blog posts to read are monthly empties. It's interesting to see what's good, bad and so-so. I like posting because it will remind to not buy again, or maybe keep buying! It also makes me control my stash and therefore not feel guilty buying when I see that I actually do use stuff up!

  • Gucci Guilty EDT: Love this stuff! But am realizing why I'm on my second bottle-while it smells amazing, it needs a lot of sprays to actually be able to tell I'm indeed wearing perfume! Definitely will not be repurchasing:(
  • No7 Radiance Boosting Hot Cloth Cleanser: I've been using this since December and adore it, feels like buttah and makes my skin soft. I usually use my Clarisonic in the shower, but on nights where I needed to wash my face, this was my go-to. Will repurchase asap!
  • La Roche-Posay Effaclar K: This was something I saw on a lot of blogs and had very good reviews, with good reason! This helped get rid of my cystic acne that had been flaring up on my skin since last summer. Quite pricey, but if I see it for a good price, will def repurchase!
  • Mark c-thru-u Beautifying Sheer Tint: This stuff was amazing!! I've had this for way too long, but as with my Murad Bronzer-I liked to add a smudge with my foundation for a glowy look! Sadly this is no longer on the site and I think has been discontinued.
  • Yes to Tomatoes Clear Skin Skin Clearing Mask: I got this in a christmas gift basket. It was extremely thick and hard to apply! I didn't feel much after washing it off, except some slight irritation. Will not be repurchasing.
  • Sephora Express Nail Polish Remover: This stuff is awesome and works like a charm!! It was a bit pricey-about $5 for a 50 ml bottle, but def worth it. I only had to go once around the block (nail) to remove most polishes! Will repurchase once I finish my Target brand of Acetone polish remover.
  • Philosphy Have a Cherry Christmas Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath: Love the scent of cherries.  got this for christmas last year and love it. Even though it's a 3-in-1, for the price, I don't think I'd repurchase unless there was a deal or huge sale. 
  • Rusk Deep Shine Oil Moisturizing Shampoo: I won this (and the conditioner-still have a bit left of that) on the Lucky Magazine website. This made my hair crazy soft and smelled lovely. I also have the hairspray with moroccan oil, and it's perfect for spraying down flyways and again, love the smell. Will repurchase if I can find it on sale.
  • Aussie Split End Protector: I love Aussie products. I usually added a bit of this with some leave-in conditioner or a some hair serum and quite liked it! I have tons of hair products but will maybe buy this again when I finish more products in the future.
  • Tend Skin Liquid: Good, but not great for Ingrown Hairs. Have already repurchased.
  • April Body Cream Coconut & Angel of Mine Creamy Baby Oil: I got both of these at the .99cent store and love them!! I have dry skin and have to apply moisturizer immediately after showering. These two smell divine and make my skin baby soft (Especially the Baby oil;) For the price I cannot say no-I have repurchased many times and have several backups of each!