I don't even know where March went, but here are my favorites of the month!
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Pangea Organics Lip Balm-
This was my favorite product in the box, but I wouldn't repurchase it only because it is $12. It smells really good (mine is Egyptian fennel with grapefruit and sweet orange) and it is really moisturizing.
Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta® Glow Pad-
I really don't like self tanning and so I won't even be trying this product. This is a wipe where you can pick the intensity of your tan by how much you rub it in. It's targeted for you to apply it to your face, but they say that you can apply it wherever you want a tan.
Marvis Classic Mint Toothpaste-
This is a minty toothpaste from Italy. I love the packaging of this it looks really cute on my bathroom sink, and it tastes really good.
Alchimie Kantik Mask-
I haven't used this yet and I don't know if I will. It is a weekly mask you leave on your face for 20 minutes and rinse. It claims to boost the appearance of your skin.
Pangea Organics Facial Cream-
This is a facial cream meant for normal or combination skin that penetrates deeply into the skin. It is full of antioxidants to restore and balance the skin.
They mentioned in their note to keep brows groomed and polished which is why they sent that brush so we can run it through our brows. Also, they gave us a voucher for a free song that they chose from iTunes.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
I am very picky about the jewelry I pick out from Forever 21 because I don't want the pieces I purchase to appear cheaply made (which is why I rarely buy anything but their earrings, I LOVE their earrings!). However, on my most recent trip there I fell in love with the below two pieces. I am so ready for warm weather and Spring/Summer trends--can't you tell from my choices?
Sunday, March 6, 2011
OPI-Coney Island Cotton Candy
This is a gorgeous sheer and creamy nude. It has peachy undertones, so it isn't a true nude. It is a very light and creamy color.
This color is so unique because it has this amazing subtle pink shimmer to it. This goes on opaque and has very light pink undertones.
This color comes out a little brighter and more opaque than it looks like it would in the bottle. It's a light pink shade with white undertones. The last time I wore this color, one of my guy friends actually commented on how much he like how the color was almost like my nail color.
Essie-Topless and Barefoot
This is the color that has been on my nails in the last two posts. Out of all the colors, I consider this to be a true nude color. It comes out opaque and looks like it has a dusty mauve undertone to it. If you are looking for the perfect nude color by definition, this is the perfect polish.
OPI-Tickle my France-Y
I'm currently wearing this on my toes! This has deeper mauve undertones and blends into my skin color very nicely. I am in love with this color for my fingers or my toes!
Saturday, March 5, 2011
This is the best mascara I have ever tried. Shrina gave me this for my birthday and I blame her for getting me hooked on it! I wore it everyday for about 2.5 months and now getting product out of it is nearly impossible, so unfortunately it didn't last long for me. However, it kept my lashes from clumping together and created fuller lashes which is my number one goal in a mascara so it was worth it. I wouldn't say it extremely lengthened my lashes which is something it claimed to do so if you are looking for a lengthening mascara, this probably isn't for you. I really liked the shape of the brush and I liked that it wasn't plastic. I'm not a fan of mascaras with plastic wands. It had a unique applicator which really separated my lashes. Even though it is pretty much empty, I still use it after applying my regular mascara (I'm currently using the mascara from Bare Escentuals I received in my Birchbox) to create that full lash effect. This is by far the best mascara I have ever tried, if only it was cheaper--I blame you Shrina! :D
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
The above beauty items are products that I found myself using the most in the month of February and were a part of my daily makeup routine.
AHAVA-Intensive Nourishing Hand Cream
I got this in my January Birchbox and fell in love with this hand cream! It is so moisturizing, and my hands get really dry in the winter months. Anytime I had a problem I just put this hand cream on and it felt like the dryness would immediately disappear. The only issue with this product is that although it initially comes out thick, once worked into your skin it becomes very greasy and takes a while to settle. But regardless, that's probably why it works so well! But if you aren't a fan of greasy lotions this one isn't for you.
TOO FACED-Sexpresso and Peach Fuzz eyeshadow duo
On the right is a closer view at the duo. Sexpresso is a dark matte brown color and Peach Fuzz is the cream based color with intense gold shimmer. Even the close up of this shadow doesn't do justice on how amazing Peach Fuzz is. Unfortunately these shadows aren't sold individually so in buying Peach Fuzz I was forced to get it in this duo. I don't mind though because Peach Fuzz is the color I had always been looking for! I was having a hard time finding a shadow where the glitter in it actually transfers onto the face, but this eyeshadow is amazing. I made a huge dent in the shadow this month I used it so much. The glitter actually shows up and sparkles on the eyes. I sometimes would use the brown to lines under my eyes.
MAC-Feline Kohl Pencil
This black eye pencil was a repromote from one of MAC's recent collections. It is a black liner pencil so nothing you can't get from another brand. I like this though better than MAC's smolder pencil because the pencil is really soft and is easy to smudge on the eyes. I would line my eyes and then smudge it out. I found myself also lining my lower waterline a lot this month with this pencil.
DIOR-lipstick in Serum de Rouge
This is actually a lip treatment with amazing color pay off. It glides on smoothly onto the lips and moisturizes so it has a shine to it. Even after it wears off I find it to kind of stain my lips so it always looks like I'm wearing something. I love this color, especially since spring is right around the corner. It is a juicy shade of pink.
LAURA MERCIER- blush in Lush Nectarine
You can build the color on this blush to a bright peachy coral, or keep it soft. It is a really easy color to work with and looks very natural on the skin. I also like how small the packaging is so it doesn't take up to much space in my drawers.