{Monthly Favorites} April 2012

May 3, 2012
It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-in Product 
This stuff is awesome. It is a leave in conditioner, hair strengthener, de-frizzer, heat tool protector, seals and protects hair color, helps prevent split ends, enhances natural body, adds shine, stops hair breakage, and creates silkiness. What more can one ask for in one simple product? I’ve been using this every time I get out of the shower on wet hair and I’ve noticed a difference in my hair and find that it is much smoother after styling and helps reduce frizz through the day.
Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Illuminating Serum
I’ve been laying off the heavy foundation lately and sticking to a much more simple makeup routine. Smooth Operator is like a more sheer tinted moisturizer. I use it over my regular moisturizer to even out my skin tone and add a nice glow to my skin. 
Sephora Collection #44 Classic Bronzer Brush
I really have no idea why it took me so long to purchase this bronzing brush. It is amazing- my absolute favorite brush in my ridiculous brush collection. I find it adds the perfect amount of color to my face without looking like I caked on the bronzer. I use it to apply bronzing powder on my cheeks, contouring and going across my cheekbones, forehead, down my nose and on my chin. The thickness of the bristles and the construction of the brush work great to add just the perfect amount of color.
bareMinerals Ready Bronzer in The Skinny Dip
I love bronzers. Probably my favorite beauty product to invest in. I usually stick with my Benefit Hoola Bronzer but I have been venturing out to try new products. I have been wanting to try this product since it came out and I’m so glad I finally tried it. It is the perfect balance between Benefit Hoola and NARS Laguna Bronzer. A light terracotta brown without looking too orange-y. It has the slightest amount of sheen that is almost invisible when on the face; even fainter than NARS Laguna. I love the slim, convenient compact that this product comes in and I can see myself repurchasing this later on in the summer.
MAC Paint Pot in Rubenesque
Since I have been trying to cut down my time it takes to get ready in the morning, many products have had to be cut from my daily makeup routine- this includes eyeshadows. Eyeshadows can take time and I’m not exactly a one shade eyeshadow kind-of-gal. Blending, proper placement and color choices take too much time in my hectic morning. So I started using Rubenesque as an all over eye color/ eye base. It adds just a bit of sheen to my eyelids and also works as a base so my eyeliner stays put all day. 
Essie Nail Polishes in “Orange, It’s Obvious”, “Secret Story”, and A Crewed Interest”
I seem to be rotating between these three colors lately and I find them to be the perfect colors while transitioning from spring to summer. Bright orange, fuchsia and pastel orange sherbet have all been putting a smile on my face. 

What were your favorite products from April?    

  • Laura.
    May 3, 2012 at 11:23 AM

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