Saturday, December 31, 2011

Favorites of 2011.


I cannot believe how fast this year flew by! After seeing Christine's meme (link), I decided to do one as well. Here are my favorite products of 2011:


MAKEUP

Foundation: Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua

Concealer: MAC Select Moisturecover

Powder: Make Up For Ever HD Powder

Blush: Nude blushes: MAC Prism, Tarte Exposed, and NARS Douceur

Bronzer: Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte and Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel (aka Bronze Universal)

Highlighter: Dior Amber Diamond

Eyeshadow: I don't have a favorite particular favorite eyeshadow, but I do have a favorite palette: Urban Decay Naked Palette

Eyeliner: Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink

Eyeshadow Primer/Base: Urban Decay Primer Potion

Eyelash Curler: Shu Uemura and Chanel Rocourbe Cils de Chanel

Mascara: Prestige My Blackest Lashes

Lipstick: Chanel Coco Shine in Boy

Nail Polish: None


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BODY

Shower Gel/Soap: Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash

Body Lotion/Cream: The Body Shop Vitamin E Body Butter

Body Exfoliator: None

Hand Cream: Soap & Glory Hand Food

Lip Treatment/Balm: Jack Black and Fresh Sugar lip balm

Perfume: Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb


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FACE

Cleanser: Jan Marini Bioglycolic Facial Cleanser

Toner/Lotion: Clinique Clarifying Lotion 2

Moisturizer: Eminence Organic Skin Care - Stone Crop Whip Moisturizer

Facial Mask: None

Exfoliator: None

Makeup Remover: Kirkland Wipes and Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm

I have two more products not listed: Tend Skin (which has helped prevented ingrown hair) and my handy epilator (which removes unwanted underarm hair).

I wish you all peace, happiness, and success in the new year!

Monday, December 26, 2011

{Review} Coty Airspun Loose Face Powder

The Coty Airspun Loose Face Powder has been around for decades. The price ranges from $4-$8 depending where you're located and which drugstores you go to. I've only been able to find this powder at my local Walgreens and CVS.

The packaging is plastic with a sifter inside... a huge improvement from the original packaging which was just cardboard.

The puff is useless. I use a kabuki brush with this powder.

Sifter.

Pros
- you get a lot of product
- a little goes a long way, so it'll last you forever
- doesn't give a cakey appearance (unless you put too much on)
- doesn't settle into my fine lines or pores

Cons
- not long lasting
- doesn't control oil

Neutral
- scent doesn't bother me, but it may be overpowering to some and may irritate the skin if one is sensitive to these kind of things

Overall, the powder is a bargain for the price you pay; you get a lot of product and it's a decent setting powder. 

Do I recommend this product? Only if you're looking for an affordable setting powder. I wouldn't recommend it for those with oily skin.

Would I repurchase? No. I prefer my MUFE HD setting powder.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Products I've Used Up/Tossed ~ November & December, 2011

I would like to apologize for being MIA! Life and I have not been getting along, but I'll try my best to stay active on here as much as possible!

Here are the products I've used up/tossed in the months of November & December:


1. IQQU Natural Sun Protection (2)
2. Garnier Skin Renew Anti Dark-Circles Repair
3. NARS Pillow Talk lipgloss
4. Costal Scents Grape Vine gel liner
5. YSL Faux Cils mascara
6. Maybelline One by One Volum' Express
7. Lancome Hypnose Drama (deluxe sample)
8. Lancome Cils Booster XL Mascara Base (deluxe sample)