Hey friends! Here we are on the last Friday of January. Wow! I don’t know about you, but for me it feels like months since Christmas. I don’t mean to be hatin’ on January, but I’m not sad to see it come and go. Come on spring! I am such a lover of warm weather and sun that spring and summer are my favorite times of the year.
You girls who have little people at home have so many cute, fun things to make your favorites every week. That’s just one of the many reasons I miss having my kiddos here. At least when KT (Katie) is home I have something else to draw on. So for this week, I’m going to share a few new things and some old favorites from my makeup routine.
If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it 100 times. THIS.IS.THE.BEST.MASCARA!
I’ve been using this mascara for as long as I can remember and anytime I go in a store to look for it, if they don’t have it I almost go into a panic attack. I’m telling y’all, this stuff is legit. I don’t sleep in it anymore now that I use Lash Boost at night,? but that was one of the original reasons I fell in love with it. You can sleep in it and it doesn’t rub off on your pillow case or sheets and when you get in the shower it comes off without tugging on your eyes. It literally just pulls right off your lashes.
I had read a lot of reviews on the Better Than Sex Mascara and decided to give it a try. Well it couldn’t hold a candle to this. No matter how hard I tried it wouldn’t thicken up my lashes the way the Loreal does and I can’t stand the name.
I have an oily T-zone and I don’t know about you, but I prefer to shine in other ways than on my face. Kellyann shared a version of this product that she likes to use and I knew I needed to try it. It really does a great job of keeping the shininess to a minimum. I pair it with my Avon Magix (another one I’ve been using forever) and together they are a mighty 1, 2 punch!
I started using this powder within the last year and guess what? I love it. I’ve never been a heavy foundation wearer and since I do have oily areas I prefer a powder over a liquid to help combat that. This powder wears well, applies beautifully and has built in SPF20, which I love.
The retractable brush has wonderful, soft bristles and I like that you can even go ahead a dip it in a little powder, retract it, put the lid on and throw in your purse for a touch up.
I’ve been using a Mac all-in-one highlighter/bronzer for about a year. I really like having a combo product that isn’t a straight up bronzer. Sometimes with a bronzer it’s a little hard not to go overboard. Mine is discontinued but I’ll try this one when I run out and need a new one.
A mini version of this highlighter came in a Sephora Play box I got. I liked it so much I used it all up and got a full size. My favorite use for it is under my eyebrows on my brow bone in in place of a highlighter eye shadow. I also dab a little in the corner of my eyes and down the center of my nose. Try it, you’ll like it.
This sunny little pot is my new favorite product. I actually received this product complimentary through Influenster for testing purposes. I still love my Rodan and Fields eye cream and use it everyday, but in the morning before I put on my makeup I’ve been using this Banana Bright Eye Cream. It has a wonderful light creamy feel and immediately brightens my under eye area and I feel like it neutralizes any color that is under my eyes. I think it helps my concealer and powder go on better too. If you aren’t familiar with Influenster here’s a little about it:
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So what are your favorite beauty products? We all have them and sharing about them is a great way to discover something new.