Tuesday, June 21, 2016

May 2016 Favorites -- Beauty & Bath

  1. It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Concealer + LA Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer, Orange Corrector + Garnier Skin Care Skin Renew 5 Second Blur Instant Smoother, 1 Fluid Ounce + BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector™ Spotlight Trio = The Best Concealer In The World!!!:   I already had all of the things mentioned and wanted to use them up; but, didn't know how.  Lots of people absolutely LOVE Bye Bye Under Eye concealer; but, I've always found it too thick for my liking.  The L.A. Girl Orange Correcter was a little too dark for me.  One day I decided to experiment and play mixologist.  The ratio was basically 1/2 or a little less concealer (I used up whatever was left in the tube of the It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye, added little of the L.A. Girl orange concealer, and a little of the Becca liquid shimmering skin perfector), then I added 1/2 or a little more of the primer.  I don't think Garnier is the only primer that can be used for this.  After I am out of this I want to experiment with a cruelty free primer.  I may try using my NYX Angel Veil primer.
  2. CeraVe Skin Renewing Night Cream:  I like to use this when I wear powder foundation.  I mix this with my vitamin C serum and my Paula's Choice 9% BHA serum.
  3. belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb:  I got this as a deluxe sample a long time ago from Sephora.  I didn't try it until I saw all of the YouTube gurus raving about it.  I didn't hold out a lot of hope as my skin care needs can be a bit finicky.  But I LOVED it!!!  It's very moisturizing; but, not oily or greasy!  I have, since, got myself a full size jar of it. Sometimes, I use this and skip the foundation primer.
  4. Essential Wholesale Leave-In Detangler Spray:  I decided to give this a try -- which was actually a dangerous notion, as the smallest size I could get was 1/2 a gallon and I have never tried a spray-in conditioner that I felt I loved.  I added a little vial of pear fragrance oil to it, that I bought from them.  I absolutely LOVE this!!!!  I had to use my own bottle which is actually an old VERB bottle.  So far, I've refilled it 2X and am still in love with it.  I use it every time I brush my hair.
  5. Shade + Light Eye Contour Quad in Rust:  I bought this to use as an "In The Hurry" eyeshadow quad.  I have ADHD  & having a palette full of colors can cause delays.  LOL  They are my kind of colors, really pigmented, blend well and work really well with the e.l.f. cool bronzer palette!
  6. e.l.f. Bronzer - Cool: As I said in my You Tube Made Me Buy It Contour/Bronzer entry, this can be used as contour, matte highlight, bronzer, blush and eyeshadow.  I like to have this on hand for when I am in a hurry and even in the handbag for touch-ups.  (This will definitely be a stocking stuffer item during the holiday season!!!)
  7. Wet n Wild Color Icon Collection Bronzer SPF 15 in Reserve Your Cabana:  I had this a long time ago; and, gave it away as I didn't know what to do with it.  I bought it again because I heard it was a good substitute for Laura Geller Baked French Vanilla highlighter.  I discovered that, instead, I liked mixing this with powder foundation to help it not look dry on the skin!
  8. Kat Von D - Lock-It Tattoo Foundation: This actually goes along with number 9.  I've been using this foundation mixed with Backlight Priming Filter which has some luminosity to it and really enjoying it!  It thins the foundation out a little bit; and, give it a bit of dimension with the luminosity.
  9. BECCA Backlight Priming Filter:  (See #8)
  10. It Cosmetics Superhero™ Mascara: Holy length and volume Batman!  I got this off of QVC in a two pack -- that way I ended up paying not much more than 
  11. Colour Pop Ultra Matte Lippie in Bumble:  I ordered this almost a year ago.  It was my favorite color out of the 12 that I ordered at the time.  It is still a favorite of mine .  their description is perfect,  "dusty warm terracotta".
  12. NYX Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick in Embellishment:  I bought this along with 4 or 5 other colors some months back.   The first couple of times I used it, I didn't think I liked it.  For some reason I was under the impression it left my lips looking cakey and dry.  Several months later, I decided to use it again and I loved it!  Maybe my lips were chapped at the time or something.  Embellishment has some lavender in it that goes very nicely with my skin tone.
  13. Laura Geller Filter Finish Setting Powder: I decided to try this because it's difficult to get the Baked French Vanilla highlighter and the Baked French Vanilla highlighter is a bit small for what I use it for (all over the middle of my face).  I decided to give this a try.  It's has just a tad more shimmer and works just as well -- and is A LOT bigger!!!
  14. Morphe Brushes 35OM - 35 COLOR MATTE NATURE GLOW EYESHADOW PALETTE:  I loved the 35O palette so I knew I would love the  35OM & S palettes.  I love collecting Morphe eyeshadow palettes.  They're really nicelty pigmented and really fun to use.
  15. Morphe Brushes 35OS - 35 COLOR SHIMMER NATURE GLOW EYESHADOW PALETTE:  (See #14)
  16. Dr. Woods - All Natural Eco-Friendly Castile Soap Pure Tea Tree:  I've been using this for a while.  I have a new found love for it ever since I went on vacation & decided I didn't need decant a little in a travel bottle to take with me.
  17. Nubian Heritage COCONUT & PAPAYA BODY WASH with Vanilla Beans:  I love this stuff!  It smells great!  It's moisturizing and it helps brighten skin.
  18. Flora Udo's Choice Super 8 Hi-Potency Probiotic 42 Billion Cells:  I firmly believe a beauty routine is not just about what you put on the outside or how you groom yourself.  It's also about how you take care of yourself on this inside.  Science has been finding out more and more about the benefits of probiotics for mental as well as physical health.
  19. CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser -- I like to use this with with either a cloth or my FOREO to take makeup off.  It feels good and doesn't leave a greasy residue that I have to scrub off.
  20. Bragg Organic Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar:  Again, I believe beauty is taking care of the inside as well as the outside.  Cider Vinegar is good for the complexion, appetite, blood pressure and all sorts of other stuff.

Ta Ta For Now!

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