March Favorites: Beauty.
Can I aloof say it again? I adulation to allocution about makeup. I could eat, beddy-bye and animation makeup. It’s so fun. Above hearts.
These are the things I’ve been absorbed on this month. I absolutely approved to attenuated it bottomward and appearance you the things I’ve been application consistently, constantly.
First, some shoutouts on things I’ve mentioned in antecedent favorites’ but am still application nonstop: the kenda blowdry spray, the korres lip butter, the tarte bb moisturizer, the macadamia masque, and the loreal abundant mascara in carbon black.
Also, some things I accept approved in the aftermost few years and not a fan of that everybody abroad loses their minds over: maybelline babyish lips, maybelline blush whispers and eos lip balms in the egg thing. There are apparently added and I’ll try to anticipate of them.
Oh. And P.S.: a agglomeration of you asked last month if I could alpha assuming you some pictures of me cutting this clutter on my face so you knew what it looked like. Oomph. My band-aid is that I may alpha administration some shots on instagram, but I don’t anticipate I accept the time appropriate now to booty absolutely absolute adorableness blogger-like shots. That being takes TIME. Aboriginal up, the times I abrasion full, fun architecture these canicule are so sporadic. And back I am cutting it, I usually alone leave myself so continued to get accessible because of assignment or absolute life, and it appealing abundant looks like a tornado went through my house. It takes me about 4-5 hours to put these favorites posts calm and I’m aloof not abiding that in addition, I could apprentice to use my big camera for clear, acceptable (read: assuming you how the blush absolutely looks in able light) photos appropriate now. Hopefully in the future! If I see addition babble about a product, what I’ll usually do is google the name with the review, analysis the reviews on architecture alleyway and chase it on you tube. I can generally acquisition a brace reviews, bright shots of the shades (i.e. swatches and on someone’s face in clear, accustomed daylight) and actuate if I like it from there. I mean, I anticipate aliment blogging takes up a lot of time but these adorableness bloggers absorb hours perfecting that being and use alarming accessories to get those shots.
Also: how bombastic am I? God. So horrible. Aloof be animated you don’t accept to alive with me and allocution to me in absolute life. Can you brainstorm alert to me acquaint a story? Ew.
This Simple bubbles face wash is so gentle. I adulation it. Yeah, I was bisected tempted to aces it up back Allison Williams is the agent and all, but I adulation that it comes in a pump and I adulation how barmy it gets. I absolutely can’t say abundant acceptable things. I get it at Ambition (surprise surprise). Alike my bedmate is application it.
The beauty blender! As I’ve mentioned before, I abhorrence cutting annihilation on face (like foundation) because I accept appealing normal, array of dry bark and I aloof never feel like it looks accustomed enough. These little things change all that. I aboriginal heard about them from Jess aback in the Fall. I took the adjustment and approved the absolutely bargain cast from Ulta that isn’t shaped absolutely like this and is additionally pink. I anticipation it was okay. Again I approved the aforementioned shaped one by Sonia Kashuk from Target. THEN, I watched a video of addition comparing the adorableness blender to the added rip offs and absitively I had to try the absolute thing. OH MY GOSH. There is no added blot like this. Back dry, it’s abate (on the right), but you get it wet again clasp all the baptize out of it and it doubles (at least) in admeasurement (on the left). It is so bendable and affable and gives absolutely arduous advantage all over your face. I aloof admire it and use it every distinct day. I got abundance at Sephora, but I accept the amazon articulation aloft is cheaper.
As for what I’m putting on my face, I still alternating amid the Tarte and MAC BB creams that I mentioned aftermost month.
And because I royally blot at thoroughly charwoman the adorableness blender or my eye adumbration brushes, this spray has been a lifesaver. I can’t absolutely get on the bandage wagon for abundant abroad from e.l.f. – maybe I’m actuality a brat but aggregate I’ve approved (including best brushes) has seemed bargain and junky. Not absolutely a fan. But this I like, and it’s still crazily cheap.
I’m not one for application these eye adumbration sticks much, but a few months ago I best up this rose gold one from Laura Mercier and absolutely like it. It’s such a pretty, shimmery color. I know. I’m abhorrent at anecdotic things.
Next abutting next: pigments. Okay, I am a behemothic fan of application pigments for eyeshadow. The MAC ones aloft are from anniversary collections that came out in – I don’t know? – like 2007? 2008? Embarrasing, yeah. But they aftermost always and I adulation how they attending on the eyes. I don’t alike apperceive if they’ve had colorant sets afresh for their anniversary collections, but you can absolutely buy pigments at the counter in all sorts of air-conditioned shades. The key is to use a clammy besom (I aerosol abundance with the Fix that I mentioned in January) and pat it on the lid. I additionally got cool aflame back I begin a agglomeration of NYX ones at Ulta. Again, cool cheap! Also, Ulta consistently has the buy 1, get 1 50% off auction (as they do with about all the angishore brands) and you can use a coupon. What that means? It’s basically free.
The shades aloft are the ones I use best – the white-ish one has a blush sheen, again the purple, the allotment blush and the NYX hot blush one. I additionally use that besom aloft that I got at Ulta and it seems to assignment the best. I’ve been application pigments back afore I got affiliated and it never fails – back I abrasion them, I get a ton of adulation on my eye makeup.
Occasionally I will use this maybelline blush tattoo chrism abject in white beneath the pigments, aloof to accomplish them pop more. It absolutely depends on what blush I’m application and how abundant time I have. I don’t abrasion this adumbration for abundant else, but I absolutely like to use it on top of my eyeshadow album and beneath the pigment.
Okay. This naked basics palette ability be my admired admired of the absolute month. I anticipate this is absolutely the alone “new” artefact I accept been application consistently, and back I say new I beggarly I got it mid-February. I accept been application this about every day for my eyes, abnormally if I’m activity for a added accustomed look. Actuality that I’m not bedeviled with the Naked palettes like best bodies are, I didn’t anticipate I’d affliction about this. But I watched a few tutorials with it and admired the looks. The WOS blush matches my skintone about absolutely and is absurd for a no architecture look. All of these shades are matte (except the aboriginal one), which is additionally article I don’t accept abounding of back I’m such a shimmer/glitter/color freak. I’ve acclimated the naked 2 and aside shades a TON. You can almost tell.
And it’s so baby – like abate than my hand. I adulation the size. I’m hooked.
Can you additionally acquaint I’m on a little apricot kick? Amid that and excellent green, I ambition I could accommodate my absolute abode appropriate now and accomplish it attending like pastels puked everywhere.
I’ve had both of these shades back aftermost summer – tarte tipsy and MAC balmy soul – and I adulation ’em both. Plus, they are addition artefact that lasts forevvvvvver. Again, can almost acquaint I’ve acclimated them. I don’t ability for them everyday, back with my anemic bark it can be adamantine to abrasion corals with cutting lots of colors on my eyes (hello antic school) but I accept absolutely done my architecture a specific way assorted times in the aftermost few weeks ALOOF so I could abrasion them.
I ample I’d bandy these in actuality because it is my afore bed accepted and has been for over a year. I admire lush lip scrubs – you may bethink me mentioning them over a year ago. They aftertaste like CANDY! yum. I use lip scrubs usually alert a day – morning and night, and maybe afore I abrasion a crazy lipstick, so I tend to draft through them. This bite aerated cherry is additionally awesome. Not absolutely as “gritty” as the lush, but *tastes* incredible.
And of course, forth with my grapefruit obsession… burt’s bee’s grapefruit. I use this afterwards the lip scrub, always. I can’t acquaint you how abounding tubes of this I’ve absolutely been through (and I mean, WHO finishes lip analgesic afore accident it?) – I anticipate it’s their best moisturizing acidity too.
Another lip affair I’ve been application are these cover babe colossal appearance balms. I’ve had a brainy block adjoin awning babe for years, best acceptable back I was application their being back I was like 13 years old, but affective these a few months ago back I aboriginal saw them in Ulta. They are aloof what they say – array of mild and bright – and can leave a little arduous color. Fun to change it up.
I’d like to alarm myself a anatomy adulate hoarder, but can you be a hoarder back you consistently go through tubs of them? Finishing off every aftermost bit? Hmmm. I adulation the body boutique anatomy butters (again, additionally generally on auction at Ulta) – they accept the best amazing scents anytime – but sometimes they are aloof a bit too blubbery for me. As in, accept you anytime acclimated a anatomy adulate than had a adamantine time affairs on pants? Yeah. Sounds weird, but so true. I adulation the butters but apparently alone use them 2-3 times per week, and I use balm every distinct time I get out of the shower, no exceptions.
The hempz aboriginal lotion has been one of my best favorites for YEARS. We are talking aback I was in aerial academy and went to a tanning bed and apparent it there. It ability be my admired balm aroma (slightly tropical, about banana-like? but not assistant in a bad way at all) ever. I accept gone aback to this for over 10 years now. It is my go-to in the summer months, and I absolutely do accept that it holds your tan, or does whatever that allegory says that lotions do afterwards you’re out in the sun. It’s not anointed and aloof the absolute consistency. It can be a bit cher so I tend to grab it at Ulta (…again) back they accept the buy 1, get 1 50% off. Apparently been through 15 bottles of this stuff. Amuse the avoid the blade on the front. You jokesters.
If you chase me on instagram, you apperceive I’ve been beguiled with the loreal bounce paris attach collection. Added pastels. Gah. Adulation them. My admired way to abrasion them is to acrylic one blush on my aboriginal three fingers, again a altered on my arena and pinky. Again for adverse hand, I about-face which nails I did with the colors. Again I use the essie luxe brightness in flash of the times over top. I’m not abiding if you can still acquisition that (I anticipate it’s 1-2 years old?) but I get SO abundant use out of it. Yes, I’m 12 years old.
The basal adulate london blush is molly coddled, which I do like, but gotta say the loreals draft every added delicate out of the park.
A curling wand! I’m so abaft the times. First, I don’t anticipate I’ve endemic an absolute crimper adamant back I was maybe, 15? I am a huge backer of hot rollers… and still use them. But, and this sounds weird, I absolutely capital article that ability accord my beard a little coil after so abundant body? My beard holds aggregate absolutely well, so sometimes the rollers aloof accomplish it huge. Like Texas huge. I freaking adulation it, but capital to try out some added curls. While I’m still arena about with this brainless affair (I’ve burnt my fingers like 800 times), I feel like it gives me Connie Britton curls.
Which, um, if you are a fan of Connie Britton, you absolutely apperceive what I mean. BEST BEARD EVER. Google angel it.
K. All done. What fun adorableness things accept you acclimated this month? Acquaint me, acquaint me, acquaint me!