Sunday, May 06, 2012

April Favorites ~ hair + makeup

For those of you that subscribe to my YouTube channel, you're already familiar with "Monthly Favorites". For those that may only follow my Blog...here's the rundown. Each month we talk about our most used products for that month - our favorites. They could be new items or old stand-by's. I usually post these on my channel but of course my camera wanted to be a pain and not focus. Seriously, I spent 30 minutes or so playing with the settings on that darn thing. Not sure what I was missing this time. I know so many of you have commented on the great quality of the last few videos since using my DSLR camera {thank you!}. While I love the camera for photos, it's such a pain in my rear for good video. {I know a few of you out there that can relate} So here's a peek into what I loved using this past month. Let me know what some of your favorite products have been. :)

~Eyes~
NYX The Runway Collection in Champagne & Caviar {love this, don't use it enough}, L'Oreal Lineur Intense liquid liner in Carbon Black, Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Underground {I've had this forever but started using it again and LOVE it}, for days when it's just lip gloss & mascara: Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara {trying to use this up}, Too Faced Shadow Insurance {the only eye primer I've used in months}

~Blush, Bronzer & Highlight~
L to R: Cargo Waterproof Bronzer for contouring {has a slight shimmer but looks good this time of year with some color}, Josie Maran Blush/Bronzer duo in Flushed/Contoured {mainly used the blush, the bronzer is really dark}, Benefit Coralista blush, Tarte Amazonian Clay Highlight in Champagne


~Foundation & Concealer~
L to R: Cover Girl & Olay Simply Ageless Foundation used as concealer{been doing this for months now}, Bare Minerals Foundation mixed with a small amount of Well Rested to tone down any redness. This works great! You could also dust a small amount of Well Rested directly onto red areas before applying any powder foundation.


~Lips I've been loving!~
L to R: Rimmel Moisture Renew in Coral Shimmer {I bring this back out this time of year}, NYX Waterproof lip liner in Nude Pink last seen here, Bourjois Effect 3D gloss in Rose Angelic {discontinued}, Maybelline Color Sensational lipstick in Pink Me Up last seen here. For days I only wear gloss & mascara: Tarte Lip Surgence in Sweet, NYX lip balm in Shukran, Milani Crystal Gloss in Fruit Punch


~Pantene Shampoo & Conditioner for Color-treated hair - Shine ~
I bought this on a total whim one day. Sure, I've used Pantene off and on throughout the years but have never loved it - til now! This stuff is amazing! No joke. Y'all know I LOVE my Alterna but let's face it, it's pricey! I don't feel as guilty using this and it makes my hair SO shiny! I know several of you mentioned my hair {thank you} in some recent videos. Well this is the secret. It gives great shine w/out weighing it down. I have fine hair and I just love this. Give it a try, you won't be sorry.

*All products can be purchased at Ulta, drug stores or Sephora with the exception of Bourjois*

10 comments:

  1. Love the new blog look! Awesome job! All fun items and some I havent tried and will have to! Erica

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  2. Oh I have that eye shadow palette and I forget about it. Must pull it out and enjoy it this spring. Love your new blog design.

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    1. Thank you so much!
      Yes, it's a great palette. So many go-to colors. :)

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  3. Great post! love how you split up the favorites into different parts of the face :) Also loving my tarte lipsurgence!

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    1. Thanks Emily! And I have that on today, lol. Love it! :)

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  4. Crystal, where did you get that Tarte Amazonian Clay highlight in Champagne? I'm assuming Ulta because I have a bronzer in that smaller packaging- if so I definitely need to go grab it! Great post!

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    1. Hi Kim!
      It came in a trial set from Sephora. Surely they sell it seperate though. :)

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  5. I think I need that NYX palette!!

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    1. The colors are great! It does have some fall-out but it's a great palette. :)

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