Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Before and After

My Favorite Products

Since I started really getting into make up, I have come to absolutely love certain products. So I'm going to mention some of my most used products! (:

Pangea Organics Lip Balm in Egyptian Fennel with Grapefruit and Sweet Orange: Oh my gosh, I love this product! I have used many lip products and this is my go-to moisturizing lip product. I even wear it under lipsticks and glosses! I got this in one of my first Birchboxes. I didn't even realize how much I loved it until a few months later. I like it because it softens my lips, smells nice, and it also a bigger size so I can just smother it on my lips!

Eos Smooth Mint Lip Balm Sphere: This is my other go-to product for my lips. It's a very yummy mint tasting product that moisturizes my lips. I've tried the other flavors, but none compare to this flavor! Because it's a giant sphere, it's really easy to apply onto the lips! It's also a hit with the guys I've kissed while wearing this! And that's a very nice plus.

Skin79 VIP Gold BB Cream: I got into the BB hype. Glad I did! It works fabulous as a moisturizing base foundation for me! I add a light dust of mineral foundation on top to cover my rosacea and it's great! Plus the dusting of the mineral powder helps if my face looks too dewy. Honestly, those two together give me the best looking skin and also look the most natural since I'm very pale but with neutral (mostly) and there are very few foundation for me!

Everyday Minerals Base: This was the mineral foundation I was talking about. It's pretty cheap, very good, and the perfect color! You can get samples from their website to try out a few shades to find your match! Honestly, don't spend 30 dollars on mineral foundation when you can try this stuff.

Tarina Tarantino Dolllskin Cheek Palette: Wow. This blush palette is amazing. You get four almost full-sized blushes for 45$! And it has a giant mirror that you can actually use! These blushes pigmented, silky, and just amazing! It's perfect for travel to me because I get all the basics of blushes. It looks amazing on fair skintones. The only downside is it might not be good colors for dark skin and the case can easily show fingerprints. But for me, I have no problems with that. :D

Picture by Leesha

Sigma Paris Palette: I wanted this on and off for weeks upon weeks. It was pricey for me to pay, but it offered so much! 8 eyeshadow, 3 blushes, a highlighter and 2 brushes for 60$?! Yeah, I gave in. I really do love this palette. The brushes are awesome, the blushes are amazing, the highlighter is great and the eyeshadows are lovely. I have only two complaints with this palette and they are that the black is difficult to work with and the dark blue is annoying but gives in and looks good! Outside of that, it's a really great palette that will come with me on trips!

Kat Von D's Beethoven Palette: It took me over 2 months to appreciate this palette. Really, go look at my review for this. Haha. Although it's not perfect, some of the shadows aren't super blendable even though others are, it's amazing. The colors are lovely on my eyes and you can do day looks and night looks. It was the palette that really got me into some color.

Kat Von D's Mi Vida Loca Palette: After getting Beethoven, I wanted more color. I spotted this palette and it was love at first sight. One day, I finally gave in and bought it. I've talked about how amazing this product is and how it completely lived up to my expectations in my review. My only problem is that the purple really sucks. I bought the MUF 92 to help it out though. (: The rest is amazing, the case is study and beautiful and the mirror is pretty big. When I want to go for a crazy look, this is the palette I grab. I think this palette is now discontinued. I don't know what I am going to do when I hit the pan!

Kat Von D's Saint Palette: Since I am a palette whore, it was only a matter of time before I got this. I was having a hard time justifying this purchase since I already have many neutral palettes. But I had heard amazing things and craved it. So, in a moment of weakness, I bought it. I looooove it! It's beautiful outside and in and the best palette out of all of Kat's! Every color is amazing.

Juicy's Viva La Juicy Perfume: Last but not least on this list is this perfume. I had a lovely perfume before this that smelled great on me, but the second I got a wiff of this, I knew my relationship with the other was over. This scent was light, but yummy, not too flowery either! It's my go-to scent now.

There you have it! Those are my favorite products I use almost daily! I have other products I love, but these are the ones that I can't live without. They are also the ones that I would probably take with me on a trip. Yes, all of them! (:

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

My current collection.

Well, most of it anyway. Took a picture to figure out how much I had. The answer is: a lot more than I realized.