Tuesday, June 3, 2014

What I Loved: May 2014

Monthly favorites time... and this month I actually shopped my stash and incorporated quite a few different products into my routine.  Here are the one's that got the most love:

Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadow in Bad to the Bronze - I recently reorganized my makeup collection (post on that coming soon) and now my cream eyeshadows/bases are nicely displayed, which means I pick them up to use a heck of a lot more than usual.  Nothing super fancy to say about this product because everyone knows how good it is.  Works as a base for other shadows and a great wash of color all over the lid when you are in a hurry.  I like to apply it with my fingers and then blend it out with a brush.

Fresh Sugar Rose Lip Treatment - I've been trying to incorporate more products with sun protection into my daily routine and as I was going through all my lip products I noticed that this has a small amount of SPF in it.  I wear this most days at some point because it is easy to apply and the color is great, although I do tend to pat it in a bit to make it a bit more natural looking.

Clarins Beauty Flash Balm - I have a love hate relationship with this product and I'm not really sure why.  Right now it's love.  Recently I've needed my makeup to last longer than usual so I've been going through my primer samples to see what I get the best results from.  I (almost always) love the color, texture and smell of this product; it really does feel silky smooth on the skin!

Maybelline Brow Drama Sculpting Brow Mascara in Medium Brown - My neighbor is a flight attendant and flies to London once a week.  Every so often, or perhaps more than I would like to admit, I ask her to pick up beauty products from Boots and Superdrug that I can't get in America.  This is the latest product I had her pick up and I really like it.  The wand is almost circular in shape, quite small and it covers the width of my brow nicely.  It isn't the longest lasting of products but it is a really nice product to have around for when you are on the go.

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser - This concealer is brilliant! I was originally put off this product because of the packaging and weird twist up applicator but I'm so glad I finally tried it. The product itself is really creamy, especially for a drugstore product, and does a fantastic job of covering the under eye area.  I also have the dark spot concealer that I use on blemishes, acne scars and the lovely scar on my nose right now and it works just as well as the under eye concealer.

Random Favorite - Thought I would throw in a non-beauty favorite this month.  My jewelry collection is almost entirely made up of J.Crew jewelry.  I had my eye on this green colored necklace for quite awhile and recently it turned up in the sales.  (Secret: I only shop J. Crew during sales.  I'm not talking the sale markdown section in the back of the store.  I'm talking that section + the sale on that sale, which is usually 30-50% depending on the time of year, + student discount of 15%! Yep, it is indeed possible to shop in J. Crew without spending tons of money!)  This necklace is perfect for summer and adds some color into my extremely neutral wardrobe.  Bonus?  You are sure to get tons of compliments when you have J. Crew jewelry on!

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