Sunday, February 5, 2012

January Favorites! 2012

Hi all!  I just wanted to share a few of my favorite things Ive been grabbing for lately.  This is not all of the things Ive been loving but just a few.  I don't want this to go on forever.  My goal is to do this once a month....or every other month.  We shall see.  Below I you will find pictures and the reason I love it!!! Enjoy!

Starting from left to right.  On the far left is the Mia Clarisonic.  I purchased it from Ulta.  It Retails for $119.  I've had my eye on it for over a year and got it for Christmas.  Its so worth it.  Next is the Witch Hazel.  I use it as a toner and apply it after I cleanse my face.  Its 100% natural astringent and it only cost a little over $3 at Walmart.  Love it!  Next and last of the skin care is a cleanser by Benefit.   I purchased it from Ulta as well and It retails for $24.  It foams up really nicely.  I love it.  The scent isn't too much, its clean and fresh and it leaves my skin squeeky clean but not dry.  I absolutely love how it works with my Clarisonic.  Love this cleanser. 

So Next on my faves is primers.  Primers are used for many different reason depending on your skin type.  I have oily skin so I tend to use product to control my oily skin throughout the day.
So, in case your wondering .....I use two types of primers.  On the right is a  Black Radiance Complexion Perfection.  I got in from Walmart and its was no more than $7. It smooths out my skin before my foundation and I love it.  On the left i what I use for controlling my oiliness longer.  Its M.O.M. or (Milk Of Magnesia) It never fails me :-)

I have been using Milk of Magnesia for over a year and so far so good.  Ive never had any break outs or reactions.  Its done nothing more than keep my oily skin under control all day.  This will always be on my favorites list. 

Next is my foundations I was loving in January.

On the left is M.A.C. Matchmaster foundation and my shade is 7.5.  It retails for $33. Its not a full coverage foundation, it dries to a matte finish.  I like how it last and dosn't look chalky by the end of the day.  On the right is the Smashbox studio skin foundations.  I got it from Ulta and it retails for $42.  I love the coverage, its not heavy and it also leaves that matte finish like I like!

I have been in love with the Covergirl trublend minerals since I got it back in December. I use this to set my under eye concealer.  Its perfect.  I love it!  And to set the rest of my foundation I use M.A.C. mineralized skin finish and lately Ive been using he shade Deep Dark. 

Last but not least is eyeshadow primer!!!

From left to right: Urban Decay primer potion in "Eden" Ruby kisses "magic primer" and Urban Decay primer potion "original"

I love this primer because its helps my eyeshadow last longer and not crease.  With this primer I don't have to use an eyeshadow base to make the colors pop. To me its a two in one.  Primer and base.  Awesome!

Ruby Kissed Magic eyeshadow primer is a favorite for me because it on $4.99 in my beauty supply store and it works great for keeping my eyeshadow from creasing and lasting all day.  I can't tell the difference between this one and the Urban Decay primer.....
This is the Urban Decay primer potion in "original"  Its my all time favorite eyeshadow primer how ever....I got this for $10 at Ulta because this is the old packaging.  The new packaging retails for about $19 If this is not in your price range You can opt for the Ruby Kisses primer or e.l.f. has an eyeshadow primer as well that works just as good for $1 :-) 

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