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Another month, another excuse to shop so I can make an awesome favorites video! I gotta admit, this may be my favorite kind of video to make, because feel I like it justifies my shopping habit. Nothing quiets a shopping killjoy better than saying “hey man, it’s for my job!” Really though, I don’t shop for pleasure, I shop to keep my readers and viewers informed. It’s more like a labor of love, really. Not convinced, huh? Ya, neither was anyone else hahaha.
In any case, here’s what I loved for the month of April!
Aveeno POSITIVELY RADIANT Intensive Night Cream $16.99
CoverFX Mattifying Primer with Anti-Acne Treatment $38
Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo Metal 24 Hour Cream Gel Eye Shadow- Inked in Pink, Gold Rush – $6.99
Aqualillies for Tarte Amazonian clay waterproof eye and cheek palette $38
NYX Jumbo Eye Shadow Pencil- Peacock $4.99
NYX Glam Liner Aqua Luz Collection – Glam Azure $5.50
L’Oreal Infallible 24 Hour Eyeshadow – Smoldering Plum, Midnight Blue $7.95
I started my search for an amazing summer palette early this year, and found this stunning waterproof eye and cheek palette by Tarte Cosmetics. At $38, this gorgeous compact has everything you need to look stunning on a gorgeous summer day – six eyeshadows (matte and shimmer), bronzer, highlighter and blush. Best of all, these colors are all waterproof, sweatproof and heatproof! Watch my review now, then check out the color swatches below!
I’m in love with the selection of colors, that features mattes, shimmering neutrals and just a few pops of summer color. I especially love the turquoise shade (poolside), which is super pigmented and looks lovely swept along the lower lashline.
The top picture in this series is the colors when they are freshly swatched, while the second picture shows the colors after being submerged in water. As you can see, they faded a tad but stayed remarkably well considering how much water I exposed them too. If after a long shower, hair washing and a hair treatment these colors still look great, they will surely hold up under the bright summer sun.
Check back soon for reviews of the rest of the Aqualillies for Tarte line, and visit Tarte.com to get your own!
Hello, my lovelies!
During an impromptu trip to Walgreen’s this evening, I discovered the Marc Anthony Oil of Morocco Treatment I raved about in my last favorites video is on sale, buy one, get one free! Making it an even bigger steal, several of the boxes have mail-in rebate coupons attached offering up to $7.99 back – the actual cost of the product. So not only did I get one bottle free, but I’ll also get back the money I paid for the first bottle, making both of the items FREE.
I use this oil as a styling serum pretty much every day, as it keeps my hair shiny and moisturized. Once a week, I use it as a nighttime treatment as well, saturating my hair with it before bed so my curls can absorb the nutrients overnight. Not only does it leave my hair looking splendid, but it doesn’t even stain the pillow cases!
According to the Walgreen’s circular, this sale ends Saturday, so stock-up now!
Hello my darlings!
I know I’ve been absent for a bit, but this flu season has struck me with a vengeance so it’s been hard to keep up with my beauty blogging duties. I’m back to 100% now, so expect an onslaught of posts in the coming weeks as I get caught up on the pile of products that has taken over an entire corner of my already teeny apartment. Up first, however, is the matter of my favorite products for the month of January. A few of these will come as no surprise to you as I’ve been raving about them incessantly (L’oreal Total Repair 5, perhaps?), so check out the video below and see what made the cut!
Products mentioned in this video:
Disney Cinderella Collection Storylook Palette
Get it: Sephora.com
L’oreal Total Repair 5 System
Price: $4.99 (shampoo & conditioner), $7.99 (Damage Erasing Balm), $7.99 (Restorative Dry Oil)
Get it: Drugstores
Mariah Carey by OPI Nail Polish – A Butterfly Moment
Get it: Ulta stores
Yes to Grapefruit Correct & Repair Brightening Facewipes
Get it: Drugstores
Benefit Total Moisture Facial Cream
Get it: Benefit, Sephora, Ulta
And by here I mean right in my hot little hands. I’ve been dying for these to come out since I heard about the line in August and I can tell you these colors are just as gorgeous in person as they are in all the campaign photos.
Colors from left to right: Anti-Bleak, Pink yet Lavender, Sprung
Colors from left to right: Get Your Number, Can’t Let Go, The Impossible, Stay the Night
I won’t review these just yet as I’m still testing them and plan on making a video once I’m done, but from what I can tell I’m going to love these. Not that I’m surprised, as a card carrying “Lamb” I expect nothing but the best from my girl Mariah =)