(Available @urbandecay.com, @ Sephora & Ulta – $20)
This has been a secret weapon for me this month. This eyelash primer can take any mascara from “ehh” to VaVaVoom – adding volume and lenght! Use before your mascara – coat lashes with primer (I do two coats), then go over with any mascara. Do not wait for the primer to dry – I’ve found that the white fibers are harder to cover if you wait. I hit one eye with the primer, move to the next, and when that eye is done I start on the mascara. In testing this product I used it under my $25 Dior Diorshow Black Out Mascara & my $2.99 Wet n Wild Mega Length Washable Mascara in Very Black… the difference was really minimal – they both looked like a million bucks! A mere $20 bucks to make every mascara a winner is a very small price to pay in the glamour game! It’s been selling out fast so check the web before you go to your local Beauty joint.
(Available @ Sephora & Ulta. Starting at $47)
Pangea Organics Lip Balm in Egyptian Fennel With Grapefruit & Sweet Orange.
(Available @ Sephora, Ulta & High End Department Stores – Full Size $26)
Got this deluxe sample as a Sephora Beauty Insider Reward and really liked it. Not sure if I will buy the Full sized product just yet but only because I have a dozen mascara samples to try but I would definetely recommend it. It works on both volume and length, and two coats will give you sexy, dramatic lashes!
(Available @ Drugstores – $12.99)
When the whole mania with B.B. cream hit this was the first one I bought, mostly out of curiosity. Since then I have tried many B.B. creams, high end and drugstore and this one still remains one of my favorite ones. I started using this combo regularly this month as the weather got hotter and I still wanted some coverage & color. I mix these two shades, stipple them on – hit with powder and they give my face a great glow. I would say the consistency is between foundation and tinted moisturizer. If you are looking to try a B.B. Cream I would definitely point you to this one.
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer In Shade 20 Light Pale
My mom got me hooked on this concealer. Love the consistency and I ADORE the applicator. I draw an upside down triangle under both my eyes and then I blend in (With my next must have stippling brush). Sometimes the cap gets really dirty which was my only gripe with this product. To remedy I just cleaned the cap the every few to avoid any bacteria gathering.
(Available @ Ulta – $9.99)
I’ve been looking for a good stippling brush for a while & had not found the perfect one. I had seen Real Techniques on The Ulta website and just decided to take the plunge… And am I glad I did! I have just fallen in love with it! I use it daily for my concealer and also use it to apply my setting powder @ times. I had heard people raving about this on YouTube & now I know why! Definitely worth purchasing and recommending and for $9.99 it’s a real steal!
Revlon Brow Fantasy Pencil & Gel, Dark Brown 106
(Available @ Ulta & Drugstore.com – $7.49)
(Available @ Drugstores & Drugstore.com – $12.79)
I haven’t had much time to tan or self tan this summer but there is nothing that I hate more than mozzarella white legs. This is my rescue balm for ghostly legs. Spray in your hand, then spread on your legs, wait 5 minutes and then get dressed. Two coats is perfect for me, makes my legs look like I just came back from vaca! It’s got great staying power and It’s also water resistant, so don’t worry about it smearing on your clothes or coming off. You are going to have to scrub with soap to get this off! Only gripe – almost $13 at the drugstore… wish it was a little cheaper!
Dermagenics – Physician Formulated Revitalizing Collagen Recovery Cream with Peptides.
(Available @ dermagenics.com & Amazon.com – $85)
Hold your horses before you shoot me some “Are You Effing Crazy!” Comments and Emails. I agree $85 is a lot to pay for 1.7 ounces of face cream – that why I take the tremendous burden of trying out these products for you 🙂 I’m in my VERY early 30s… Did I mention very EARLY? and I believe that prevention is the best solution, so I try and take very good care of my skin. Someone told me about this anti-aging cream… she started with “It was originally formulated for burn victims…” SOLD! Took that jar as fast as I could. I would say one Jar lasted me about a month and half, and in that time it truly transformed my skin! I would use only a dime amount for my face and as I would spread it felt so luxurious – it left my skin feeling like velvet and after a week my skin looked more radiant, more supple and just darn awesome! I am going to repurchase this despite the hefty price tag.
I got this in a sampling service I’m subscribe to- NewBeauty – TestTube™ – Click Here for Deets! Scent is incredible and does an amazing job keeping my hair smooth. I spray it on after I towel dry my hair and Voila’ I’m done! Sometimes I use it when I’m done styling my mane just to give my ends a little sheen! This product has been quite the little wonder for me and after a month I still have a TON of product left.
(Available @ Drugstores, Walmart & Target – $4.99)
Laura Geller Balance N Brighten Foundation in Regular
(Available @ laurageller.com, Ulta & qvc.com – $31)
I purchased this on my very first Ulta Haul (Click Here For That Post) Still loving on this bad boy! It has the same medium coverage as a foundation just without the heaviness. I use this over my B.B. Cream or sometimes just over my concealer to set it in place. In both cases it does a great job! Really good for summer coverage!
Guerlain Terracotta Light Sheer Bronzing Powder in 02 Brunettes
(Available @ Sephora – $50)
This is one of my all time favorite products! I repurchase this as soon as I run out! It’s a classic great light bronzer with a slight shimmer that makes you GLOW! A magical mosaic of five shades it’s perfect for all skin types! Don’t walk to get this… RUN!
Skindinavia Make Up Finishing Spray
(Available @ skindinavia.com – 2oz to 8oz Bottles, $19.99 – $39.00)
I found out about Skindinavia Finishing Sprays from GossMakeUp Artist! (Check Out His Channel Here) He said this was a very good makeup spray.. and he said it with a british accent so you know I had to believe him and get it. I give it a shake and I do a couple of sprays on my face. I has prolonged the wear of my makeup, and like I mentioned before I’m on of those people who is always touching her face so it takes some real setting power to make my makeup stay put!
A Gracious and Loving Gift for my father who still spoils me and makes me feel special! I’m just in love with this gadget! I have 12 of my magazine subscriptions in it and I can read various books without lugging 30 pounds worth of literature with me every day. You have access to any book, or magazine your heart may desire in under 1 minute. Infinite Choices and Fast? I kinda wish my nook was a man 🙂 It does have an option for Apps but I have an IPhone and that’s really got all the apps I need (163 of them and growing everyday!)
Much Love & Godspeed!