My Beauty Junkies

Friday, July 29, 2011

DIY Beauty Fridays: Homemade Anti-Aging Nourishing Mask

I'm 29, if I haven't mentioned that before, and began an anti-aging skin care routine when I was about 22.  (Thanks Mom!!!)  My mom always said that "it's never too early to begin an anti-aging routine.  This way you can banish them before they even creep up."  Extremely wise words, if you ask me.

My typical evening regimen consists of a cleanser, scrub (only every second evening), toner, serum, anti-aging night cream and an eye gel.  (Whew, it makes me tired just typing it.)  The biggest issue with having a skin care system that's this extensive is the cost.  Let's be honest, anti-aging products are very expensive.  So, when I stumbled across this homemade anti-aging facial mask about a year ago, I literally jumped for joy.  Not only is it super easy BUT the mask nourishes your skin, tightens your pores and will remove all the dead skin cells and will leave your skin super fresh and much tighter looking.

Anti-Aging Cucumber and Avocado Mask

1/2 cup coarsely chopped peeled cucumber 
1/2 cup coarsely chopped peeled avocado
1 egg white 
2 Tsp. powdered milk

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend till smooth.  Once done, place in a container and refrigerate for 30 minutes.  Once cooled, apply to neck and face and leave on for 30 minutes.  Then, rinse off first with warm water (to open pores) and then cool water (to close pores).

Your skin will absolutely glow from this treatment.  Not only that but your skin will actually feel younger.  I don't know how to explain it but trust me, you have to try it.  If you do, let me know what you think!!

Happy Friday and for all you Canadians, happy long weekend!

XO

Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Skinny on Concealers: What Types and What Works

I envy the girl that can wake up, throw on some tinted moisturizer (minus the concealer), add a quick dab of powder and look completely flawless.

Just in case you couldn't tell, this simple makeup regimen is NOT mine.  It's not mine because it's missing the most important makeup step of all: The Concealer Step.  And yes, I really do consider this a step.  It's a step (for me anyway) because I always apply is AFTER my tint/foundation and BEFORE my powder/setting powder.  Because it's an in-between step, I need a concealer that's not too heavy, provides great coverage and doesn't become shiny during the day.

For those that don't know, there are four different types of concealers: powder, liquid, cream and stick.  All four do different things but their primary goal is to cover imperfections.  Here's a list of my personal faves, (broken down by type):

Powder Concealer: IsaDora Mineal Powder Concealer

I stumbled on this brand while on a trip to the states a while back and picked it up on a whim.  (I'd never heard of a powder concealer until that moment).  Powder is a great concealer for problem skin because it covers the blemish without it looking too covered.  However, you must apply a powder concealer with a fantastic concealer brush.  (I highly recommend Quo for brushes.  However, if you don't want to spend a lot of money, you can go to a craft store and select some small paint brushes; they work really well too.)
 Pros:
Offers sheer to medium coverage depending on your application technique
Flawless looking when on
Mineral concealer so it won't clog your pores
Doesn't settle into fine lines so looks like you're wearing nothing at all
Price point is perfect: $12 USD
Cons:
Not available in Canada

Liquid Concealer: Clinique Quick Corrector  

Thanks to my mom, I've been using this product for years.  Liquid concealer is perfect for under-eye bags because it also doesn't settle into your fine lines.  It's also great for on-the-go spot treatment because of it's handy applicator.  Clinique's Quick Corrector is provides full coverage without being overly heavy looking.
Pros:
Full coverage 
Covers blemishes and scarring very well
Product does not look to heavy when on skin
Probably the best concealer for dark circles under eyes
Cons: 
Tube doesn't last too long
Applicator is quite unsanitary 

Cream Concealer: Youngblood Ultimate Concealer

This is honestly my go-to concealer; I use it everyday!  Cream concealers are perfect for people that like a little bit extra coverage or if you have oily skin.  This product gives fantastic coverage, lasts all day, does not make your skin oily, doesn't breakouts and lasts FOREVER.  Plus, since you use a brush to apply, you can apply the concealer perfectly without getting too much of the skin around the problem areas.  So, less product is used and your face doesn't look caked.
Pros: 
Full coverage 
Matches fair skin tones perfectly
Lasts all day without making skin oily
Is perfect for afternoon touch-ups
Doesn't settle into fine lines
Doesn't clog pores
Cons:
Is a bit pricey: $25 USD

Stick Concealer: Joe Fresh Duo Concealer Stick

This is a duo concealer so one side is a liquid, while the other is a stick.  I do not use the liquid whatsoever on this product.  Reason being is I don't like the texture of it and it doesn't cover very well.  However, the stick portion is great.  Stick concealer is perfect for spot coverage because you can just dab the spot with the stick and you're good to go.  Typically, I find most stick concealers really dry and difficult to apply but this one is reamarkably good.
Pros:
Available in Canada at every Superstore location
Fair concealer actually matches my super pale complexion
Tube lasts a very long time for a stick concealer
Much more hygenic than a liquid concealer
Only costs about $7 CAN 
Cons:
It's cheap quality
Might not be the best for people that are prone to breakouts

Concealers are a very personal choice and what might work for one, may not work for another.  I recommend trying out different brands and types to see what works best for you.  Remember, once you've decided on a type (liquid, cream, powder or stick), you are WELL on your way to finding the one that works.

XO

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

And The Winner of My Summer Essentials Giveaway Is......

Can I just say that random.org makes having a giveaway soooooo easy.  Whew.

So, the winner is:
Number 68!!!!  Yay for 68.  Oh, I guess you want to know who 68 is right?  Ha


It's Amy Bromberg from a little blog called The Beauty Call.  Congrats Amy and thanks again to everyone who entered.  You guys are all awesome!

XO

The Eucerin Moisturizer I've Stolen From the Boyfriend

On a recent trip to the States with the bf, Allan, we (of course) went to Target.  I have a feeling that I rave about Target all the time but let me reiterate how much I adore this huge, big box shop.  First of all, their color scheme involves red, which is my favorite color.  Second, their prices are out-of-this-world-fantastic and third, they have brands and products we just don't have in Canada.  Take the brand Eucerin for example.  Yes, we have a few of the body products in our Canadian drugstores but we DO NOT have the facial line.  Who knew that this awesome product line has everything from cleansers to redness relief night cream and, my personal fave, an SPF 30 moisturizer.

This whole hoopla came about when Allan ran out of his Clinique Moisturizer.  We were at the duty-free shop, perusing through the shelves, and could not find any men's moisturizers that contained an SPF.  After looking for quite some time, Allan got slightly frustrated and said, "I refuse to apply a sunscreen AND a moisturizer so the cream we buy has to do both."  Since there weren't any there, we moved on.  We drove the short way to Target who, low and behold, had a moisturizer/SPF 30 lotion for a measly $7.19.  I know, amazing.  So we bought it.
This miracle product is called Eucerin Everyday Protection Face Lotion.  I love Eucerin products because they are dermatologist recommended, non-comedogenic (so they won't clog your pores) and are completely fragrance free.  Though the bottle is small, a little push of the pump goes a very long way.

This amount came out of the container with one little push of the pump. (I will say that for my face, I only need about half this amount.)  However, it's a nice lightweight lotion (not cream) so the texture is light and absorbs very quickly into the skin.

Pros:
Fragrance-free
Non-comedogenic
Dermatologist recommended
SPF 30
Perfect for sensitive skin
Non-greasy and very lightweight
Price point: $7.19 for a bottle

Cons: 
Not available in Canada
Too much product dispensed in one pump

I am sooooooo loving this moisturizer.  Actually, Allan has taken the Eucerin bottle and hidden it from me because I'm constantly using it.  He's in luck that I am going back to the States this weekend so I can pick up my own bottle.  Ladies, if you're looking for an inexpensive moisturizer that is non-greasy and provides the perfect amount of SPF, I highly recommend you try this out.

XO

Monday, July 25, 2011

Cheap Tricks: Beauty On A Dime

I am ALWAYS looking for inexpensive ways to look amazing.  Let's be honest though ladies, aren't we all?  I think I can speak for everyone when I say that finding a dual purpose product that costs next to nothing is a dream come true.  So, here are some cheap beauty tricks that keep you looking amazing without having to spend a heap of dough....


Tap lip gloss under your brows
Everyone has a shimmery pink gloss in their makeup case so grab it and apply under your brows.  This is a great tip because it highlights, opens your eyes and blends (without flaking) really well.

Comb bronzer through your lashes
There is something so eye-catching about a shimmery bronzer and when applied to your lashes it seems to catch the light perfectly.  This tip is great for a night out!  (Apply with a brow comb or small crease brush).

Get an instant glow
Mix a small amount of metallic eyeshadow with your moisturizer for an instant brighter looking complexion.  I use a soft gold shimmery eyeshadow and it always looks fabulous! 

Refresh your lip color
If you're like me and you have tons of half used tubes of lipstick in your makeup bag, cut them up and create your own shades!  Cut off the ends, pop them in the microwave, melt them down and pour into little lipgloss pots.  You'll have your very own custom colors without having to buy anymore!!

Shiny, non-greasy, limbs
There is something super sexy about shiny (non-greasy) limbs in the summertime.  Add a drop of baby oil to your favorite body lotion and get moisturizing.  Your limbs will have a great shine without being too slick.

Shave with conditioner
Running out of shave cream always happens to me and instead of grabbing bar soap, turn to your conditioner bottle.  It softens the hair and makes shaving so much easier.  Plus, it smells so pretty! (**ensure you don't apply too much though as it can make it more difficult for the razor to get to the hair.)

Create your own scented body lotion
Don't throw out your almost empty perfume bottles.  Instead pour your fave into a container of unscented lotion.  (**The best thing about a scented body lotion is that it stays on your skin for longer so you won't have to re-apply the scent as often.)

Have any of you ladies tried these before?  If not, I'd love to hear some of your favorite cheap beauty tips...

XO

Friday, July 22, 2011

DIY Beauty Fridays - Using Herbs For Hair Treatments

 There is always something up with my hair.  I don't know if you feel the same way but my hair, honestly, is either too dry, or too oily, or too processed, or just too-something.  I am always on the hunt for new deep conditioners, shampoos, clarifiers and styling products that cause less buildup.  Sometimes, I am pleasantly surprised and find a product that works wonders BUT, let's be honest, most of the time the products don't do what I need them too.  I am always preaching about the importance of "keeping it simple" when it comes to skincare, so why not do the same with hair products right?

Rosemary and Horsetail.

I know you're reading those two words above and you probably think I've lost my mind but, I promise, I haven't.  Fresh herbs are fantastic as hair care products!  Rosemary, in case you might not have known, helps stimulate hair growth, fights dandruff and restores luster to your hair.  Horsetail, on the other hand, is a great source of silica.  (Silica strengthens the hair follicle at its core and restores shine.)  Plus, both herbs are extremely inexpesnive and you can find then at any grocery store.  Check these out:

Rosemary Hair Rinse

Pot of water (medium size)
Rosemary leaves

Bring a pot of water to boil and add the rosemary leaves.  Let the mixture simmer for 10-15 minutes.  Remove the leaves from the water and let the rosemary water cool.  (Refridgerate if need be).  Pour the mixture over freshly shampooed hair and rinse with lukewarm water.

Horsetail Shampoo

2 - 3 Tsp. of Horsetail
1/2 cup of water

Boil the water and then steep the horsetail in it.  Once steeped (it's similar to steeping tea so a couple minutes should do it) add the mixture to some baby shampoo and shampoo as normal.  Rinse with lukewarm water.



**If you have some issues finding horsetail, check out an organic grocery store or health food store.  Most shops like this do carry fresh herbs.

Try out these easy recipes ladies AND, if you do, let me know your thoughts

XO

Thursday, July 21, 2011

A Summer Avon Haul

Guess what?  I started selling Avon/Mark products!!  It's funny, I've been doing it a while and totally forgot to share it with you.  So, it's no surprise that my recent haul would be Avon/Mark.

As you all know, I really like Mark and Avon products.  I know I've blogged about multiple items numerous times but there's really a good reason for it: Their products are inexpensive and remarkably good quality.  No where else, that I've seen, can you get three nail polishes for $6 or a full skin care line for under $30.  Like I said, it's a fabulous line for people that don't want to spend a lot of money but still want great quality.

Here's what I purchased:

From left to right: Avon Smooth Minerals Radiant Veil in Pink Radiance (Illuminating Face Powder), Avon Ultra Color Rich Lipstick in Kicked Up Coral, Avon Ultra Color Rich Lipstick in Pinktastic, Mark Berry Grand Super Exfoliating Beads, Avon Nail Enamel in Mambo Melon, Avon Nail Enamel in Sunshine, Avon Nail Enamel in Mocha, Avon Nail Enamel in Ballerina, Scentini Eau De Toilette Spray in Rose Fizz and Scentini Eau De Toilette Spray in Plum Twist.

I was soooo excited for the Scentini Fragrances because they were newly launched, only cost $9.99 each AND they spray on like a dry oil which makes for a longer lasting scent.  Both scents are gorgeous but I am seriously loving the Plum Twist.  It smells like you're standing under a plum tree.  It's so gorgeous and summery.

Of the haul though, the items I was most excited to receive are:

The lipsticks.  From left to right: Pinktastic and Kicked Up Coral.  So, ever since I saw Elisha Cuthbert sporting the new Joe Fresh Fuscia Matte Lip Color, I had wanted to get a bright pink tone for myself.  However, every Superstore I visited was completely sold out of the lipstick.  So, for a little bit less than Joe Fresh ($4.99) I decided to get this lipstick.  I am so wearing this to work tomorrow!

The Exfoliating Beads.   I have been eyeing this product for quite some time and yet never bought it until now.  This is such a great skin care item for those that adore their cleanser but still need to use a scrub daily or even weekly.  Add a little scoop of this mixture to your cleanser and you have your very own scrub, without having to buy a separate product.  These exfoliating beads are made with rice, corn, cranberry, apricot and pomegranate so you don't feel bad about putting them on your face AND it's not too gritty so it won't irritate your skin.  Such a bargain at $12.

The Nail Polishes.  Of all the polishes I have I don't have any coral tones so Mambo Melon (first on the left) was my first choice.  Since they were 3 for $6, I also got Mocha (third from the left) and Ballerina (fourth from the left).  My mom purchased a couple too and gave the Sunshine (second from the left) to me.  YAY.

I am loving my new Avon things and can't wait to do a FOTD with the new lipstick.

XO

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tropicana Eyes

Tropicana Eyes



 
There is something so fascinating about lagoon-inspired colors.  They are beautifully rich in tone (almost resembling the richness of a peacock) and make me wish I was on a permanent beach vacation. 

The best part of wearing colors like this is the fun they add to any outfit.  Whether you're relaxing in capris or a long maxi skirt, wearing tones like this on your eyes attracts attention; in a good way!!

What are your thoughts about lagoon/peacock eye shadow colors?  How have your pulled the look off?

XO

Monday, July 18, 2011

FOTD: The Work Appropriate Black Smoky Eye

NOTE TO SELF:  Never attempt to apply a black eyeshadow before going to work.  Or, ensure you double check the eyeshadow you've grabbed before you apply it.

Yes, I'm sure you can figure out exactly what happened here.  I was applying my makeup, like I always do, and as I was applying my eyeshadow, I realized I had selected a color that could literally pass for black.  As you all know, once a color like that is ON your eye lid, it's very very very difficult to remove.  So, after rubbing my lids with a kleenex for a very long time (alright, slight exaggeration...more like 5 minutes) AND applying a shimmery shadow on top, I think I found the perfect smoky eye mix:


Face:
Smashbox Photofinish Color Correcting Primer (Green)
Dior Diorskin Forever Extreme Wear Flawless Makeup 010
Youngblood Fair Ultimate Concealer 
Clinique Perfectly Real Compact Makeup in 102
Youngblood Brow Artiste in Dark (Eyebrows)

Cheeks:
Gosh Cosmetics Giant Sun Powder
E.L.F. Natural Radiance Blusher in Shy

Eyes:
E.L.F. Elements Essential Custom Eye Shadow in Dusk
Urban Decay Stardust Eyeshadow in Diamond Dog (bronze sparkle)
Youngblood Eye Liner Pencil in Blackest Black
Benefit BADgal Lash Mascara in Black

Lips:
Victoria's Secret Beauty Rush Lip Gloss in Kiwiberry

I have to say, once applied I really do enjoy the look.  All in all I am pleasantly surprised.

XO

Friday, July 15, 2011

DIY Beauty Fridays: Homemade Eye Makeup Remover

I ran out of eye makeup remover about three days ago.  I was using my favorite Sonia Kashuk eye makeup remover and remember thinking, as I neared the bottom of the bottle, that I need to purchase some more.  However it completely slipped my mind.

After scrounging drawer after drawer of my vanity table, searching for even a Clinique or Lancome sample product, I remembered a homemade eye makeup remover recipe that I used to make all the time.  I love this recipe because it only contains three products that almost EVERYONE will have in their house. 

Homemade Eye Makeup Remover 

1 travel size shampoo container
1 cup water 
1 1/2 Tbsp. Baby shampoo
1/8 tsp. Olive oil (extra virgin)

Mix all three products together and pour into shampoo container.  Ensure that you shake well prior to use so the oil/water combine.  Pour on cotton pad and apply to eye area.

Though I would usually never recommend using water to remove eye makeup, when combined with olive oil, it creates the perfect balance.  Plus, baby shampoo makes a great cleanser because it's extremely gentle and will never cause your eyes to tear.  Together, this concoction makes an inexpensive alternative to the over-priced products on the market AND it works loads better than most brands I've tried in the past.

Have a great weekend, ladies, and let me know your thoughts on this recipe if you try it!!

XO

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Video: Reverse Eyeliner Technique

YAY...I am super stoked to share this video with you for two reasons:  One, I'm crap with eyeliner myself and am still learning application techniques from my makeup artist pal, Ariella and two, this girl is AMAZING.  If you haven't checked out her blog before I highly recommend that you do.  Tiffany always creates fabulous tutorial videos and she is completely self taught, which makes me heart her even more.

Check out the video and her blog ladies.  She is, without a doubt, someone you'll want to follow.

XO

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Review: DHC Deep Cleansing Oil

Cleansing your face with oil?  Are you serious?

I'll admit that's exactly what I thought when I received a sample of DHC's Deep Cleansing Oil.  Gone was my knowledge of (and experience with) olive oil products and in it's place was utter apprehension.  I know, I know it's wrong of me but my skin has been breaking out lately and the LAST thing I thought it needed was a layer of oil.

But....(drumroll please) I was very very wrong.

For those of you that are new to DHC, (acronym for Daigaku Honyaku Center) it's a Japanese cosmetic/skin care manufacturer with it's headquarters being in Tokyo.  The product that started it all was DHC Olive Virgin Oil and, from there, the power of olive oil transpired into a full product line.  Yes, they have tons of other products aside from olive oil but, honestly, there's no need to look any further than the Deep Cleansing Oil.  I mean, there must be a good reason that SO many top makeup artists and celebrities are loving this stuff.  I was about to find out why....

Pros:
You only need a dime size amount to cover your entire face
Can be used on dry, makeup covered skin
Remove with either water or a dry cloth
Removes eye makeup in addition to foundation/concealer
Adds great moisture to your skin
No greasy residue left behind on skin
Makeup seems to melt of face without having to scrub
Skin is soooooo smooth and soft afterwards
Removes blackheads and buildup
Takes off waterproof mascara extremely well

Cons:
Must be purchased online only 

Gosh, I love being wrong.  This product did not make my skin break out or become greasy.  In fact it made my skin supple and very very silky feeling.  Plus, it removed my makeup better than most of my other cleansers.  I will, without a doubt, be placing an order for the full size (6.7 fl oz) bottle.  Plus, at only $26 USD, it's an absolute steal.

QUICK NOTE: Ladies, DHC will give four free samples to ANYONE that calls their toll free number.  In fact, they have sample sizes of ALL their products.  If you haven't done so already, call them at 1-800-342-2273 to get yours.  Oh, and if you do, you should definitely get the Deep Cleansing Oil.

XO

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

My First Sleek MakeUP Haul

I read so many fabulous beauty blogs and a common trend among them all is Sleek MakeUP.  I'll be honest, until I got into blogging and reading blogs, I'd never heard of this UK cosmetic brand before.  After seeing the colors available and hearing so many positive things about the line, I made my first Sleek online purchase.

I must say, their prices are fantastic and they have such a wide range of color palettes.  Needless to say, I couldn't make up my mind on colors and bought WAY too many eye shadows.  Here's what I got: Storm i-Divine Palette, Monaco i-Divine Palette, Bad Girl i-Divine Palette and the Molten Metal Metallic Eye Shadow Duo.  Whew, I know right?  So many eye colors....

The Storm Palette seems to be exceptionally popular as it's the one I always read about on everyone's blog.  I liked this palette (like everyone else) because it's filled with more neutrals: bronze, grey, brown, burgundy and black.  All are colors I love to wear on my eyes AND, the best part is, they are so pigmented.  Seriously, for a $10 palette, you would never expect to get this quality.  I love it.

The Monaco Palette is filled with exceptionally bright colors and reminds me of being on an island.  (Hence the name I guess...ha).  I haven't worn most of these colors before but can not wait to dabble in and see if I can pull off magenta eyelids.  Though the Storm Palette didn't have a "name sheet", this one did.  The colors (left to right; top then bottom) are Bamboo, Aquamarine, Midnight Garden, Sunset, Washed Ashore, Magenta Madness, Summer Breeze, Sand Walker, Kiwi Zest, Lotus Flower, Humming Bird and Moors Treasure.

The Bad Girl Palette is my absolute favorite!!  It contains beautiful deep blues, purples, silvers, and blacks that create the perfect "bad girl" smoky eye.  The palette contains (left to right; top then bottom) Innocence, Gullible, Blade, Gun Metal, Underground, Noir, Intoxicated, Envy, Obnoxious, Abyss, Twilight and Rebel.  Eek...I can't wait to put this palette to good use.

Lastly, the Molten Metal Cream Eye Shadow Duo.  As you all know, I adore metallic eye shadows and I am so glad I bought them.  These colors are super creamy, extremely pigmented and glide on like butter.  Definitely worth the $10.50

I am super happy to say that this will not be my last online purchase from Sleek MakeUP because I'm blown away by their quality and prices.  However, next time, I'd like to buy some other items aside from eye shadows.

Have any of you tried Sleek before?  What are your thoughts?

XO

Monday, July 11, 2011

YAY for Blog Awards

I was recently nominated for the Top 10 Award by Catharina over at Makeup Look.  If you haven't checked out her blog before I highly recommend you do so.  Her blog is one that I read all the time because I love her youtube video channel.  She gives fabulous tutorials and tips!!!  Thanks again Catharina for the award..

So, the rules are as follows:
Link back to the person who tagged you
Nominate 10 other bloggers
List your 10 favorite beauty products 

Here is a list of my favorite (well, right now anyway) beauty products:

1.  Batiste Tropical Dry Shampoo - I have tried many many many different types of dry shampoo but always go back to this one because it smells like coconut/pineapple, it does a fab job removing the excess oil from my very thick hair and it only costs about $8.99 CAN.

2.  Avon Smooth Minerals Blush in Blushing Mauve - If it's good enough for Reese Witherspoon (who supposedly wears it all the time) it's definitely good enough for me.  I love this blush because of it's gorgeous pinky rose tone and the fact that it adds the perfect amount of color without being overbearing.

3.  Smashbox Cream Liner Palette - Amazing colors right?  These liners are cream based so they go on very smooth and have great lasting power.  This palette has a price tag of about $35 CAN but I only paid $17 at the duty-free shop.

4.  LORAC Starry-Eyed Baked Eye Shadow Trio in Superstar - Sigh, once this brown trio is combined it creates a gorgeous bronze smokey eye which is perfect for daytime.  Plus, LORAC is an amazing brand.  Not only is the quality outstanding but the color will last all day, on your eyelids, without any creasing.

5.  Gosh Cosmetics Giant Sun Powder in 001 - I can NOT stop raving about this product!!!  It has literally become my go-to bronzer because it gives a great sun-kissed glow AND has gorgeous little gold flecks that seem to fall perfectly on your cheekbones.  Ladies, if you're near a Shoppers Drug Mart, go there and buy this palette...

6. MAC Cremesheen Glass in Partial to Pink - I am definitely a gloss girl and pink tones are always what I gravitate towards.  I particularly like this one because the color is perfect, it doesn't have a sticky feeling and it has a sponge applicator.  (I despise any other applicator for gloss.)

7.  Benefit Bad Gal Lash Mascara - I bought this on a whim as I was looking for a mascara that ACTUALLY made my lashes look huge and I am so happy I spent the money.  This one definitely lives up to the hype.  It has a huge mascara wand which separates every lash and adds a ton of volume to each and every lash, making your eyes look huge.  It's worth the money ladies.

8.  Revlon Luxurious Color Satin Eye Shadow Platinum Glimmer - Aside from bronze eye colors, my other faves are either grey or silver.  This one is fab because it combines both the grey and silver in one shadow.  Once on, it maintains its grey tone and adds a punch of glitter.  Not bad for $5.

9.  Clinique Moisture Sheer Tint SPF 15 in Fair - When it comes to summer, tinted moisturizers are the way to go.  This one is great because it actually provides quite a lot of coverage but still moisturizers your face.  Also, it's one of the only ones that doesn't make me breakout in the sun.

10.  Revlon Lustrous Lipstick Creme in Pink in the Afternoon - I was cleaning out my vanity table this past week and stumbled upon this forgotten pink lipstick.  Ever since I discovered it (Tuesday) I have been wearing this non-stop.  This pink color looks fabulous on my lips because it matches my fair skin tone perfectly.  I will definitely be buying this again.

The bloggers I'm nominating for this award are:

Bronwen at Rubyna
Erica at Meet Makeup
Miss A at Beauty Boudoir
Gaia at The Non-Blonde 

Have fun with the posts ladies!!!  I sure did.

XO
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