Saturday, October 15, 2011

Recent Favorites

These are some of my recent favorite product. They're not new products but they are new to me, well, sort of...

Harajuku Lovers "G"
I'm addicted to this scent right now. This is one of Gwen Stefani's first perfumes. It was released as part of the permanent line for her Harajuku Lovers brand. It has since been discontinued, which makes me extremely sad, especially since I have recently re-discovered it. I've had this perfume since her HL line was released. -I'm kind of a really huge, extremely massive fan of Gwens- I never used it too much; I've always preferred the scent "Love" from the same line. I'm glad I decided to start using this scent. This perfume is so coconuty and delicious smelling. It's really sweet but has a warmth to the sweet smell. I've been using it everyday, which concerns me since I can no longer get it easily. But that's okay, I might as well enjoy it.

Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash Mascara
This mascara is amazing. I have never been one to buy high end mascaras. I feel it's a waste of money to spend so much on a product that I will toss in 3 or 4 months. However, I got to try a sample size of this in a free MUFE promotion at Sephora  -spend $35 get this free sort of deal-
I was really impressed. It's super pigmented and really rich. It gives volume and holds my curl, which is so important to me since I have super straight eyelashes. It's the first time I've ever spent $22 bucks on a single mascara, but I love this one so much that I will probably do it again.

Physicians Formula Eye Booster eyeliner

This is a brush tip liquid eyeliner pen! From the drugstore! I was really excited when I found this product. I love brush tip liquid eyeliner; they're so precise, and you can get such a fine and/or flicked out line, so this was a great find for me. The product claims to be an eyelash growth booster but honestly, I have no idea if it works. I haven't noticed if my lashes are longer and I don't care because that is not why I bought this product. The finish of the liner is quite shiny and very black. It also has really great staying power and doesn't fade.

MAC Typographic
I only recently started using this eyeshadow to fill in my brows. I have very dark black hair and I find that I can use this shade heavily to create a really dramatic look or very lightly to create a more natural brow. I love the ashy color of this shadow and it matches super dark hair nicely. I use Typographic for the majority of the brow color and throw Omega into the mix in areas I want my brows to be a bit lighter or have a faded, more natural look. 

MAC Espresso 
Espresso is a warn brown that I use as a contour shade on my brow bone just under the front, inner part of my eyebrow. It gives my eyes a bit more depth, shape, and really warms them up. It's very subtle but on days I forget to do it, I can tell the difference it makes to my bone structure.

Bragg's organic extra virgin olive oil
Since I can remember, I have used natural oil to help improve my skin and fade acne scarring. I used to use vitamin E oil but I can no longer find it for a reasonable price. I also started seeing irritation and redness from using it on my extremely sensitive skin because it's mixed with other oils like sunflower and coconut oil? Gross. So, I purchased this 16 fl oz organic extra virgin olive oil for $8 at a local food market as opposed to $12 for 2 fl oz bottle of vitamin E oil that can be mixed with up to 5 different kinds of oils, that could and I'm sure would, irritate my overly sensitive and high maintenance skin. The extra virgin olive oil is smooth, velvety, and it does not burn or irritate my skin in any way. I filled up the travel bottle with the oil to keep in my bathroom for ease of use at night when I'm getting ready for bed. It makes my skin feel amazing. I'm glad   vitamin E oil started irritating my skin because I wouldn't have found something 100x better! Haha.

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