Thursday, May 31, 2012

May Beauty Favorites 2012

My makeup this month has been super minimal. Being in New Jersey the humidity has been out of control, especially at work, so I have been wearing makeup that can stay on all day.

  • Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation/Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer- I have been mixing the two of these since the tinted moisturizer doesn't give me the coverage I want and the foundation gives me too much coverage for the summer. Mixing equal parts together has been really good for my skin and I don't need a blush when I do this since my cheeks are naturally so flush.
  • Cover Girl Lash Blast Volume- I love this mascara. It stays on all day and won't smudge all over my face. It gives amazing volume to my already long lashes. 
  • Tarte Lip Surgence in Enchanted- This is one of the greatest lip products ever. I feel like I can put it on at work and not have to worry for a while. Since I am becoming more tan I feel like my lips are blending in with my face more so I like having the pop of color on my lips without having to fuss about it too much. 
  • Sheer Cover concealer- Best concealer I have tried in a while. I got it sent to me in the Influenster Spring Beauty VoxBox and I am so happy I did. I really like that it has two tones so you can mix your perfect shade. I mostly have been using the lighter one to brighten up my under eye area.
  • Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadows in Skinny Jeans & R.S.V.P.- I am obsessed with these. I will wear R.S.V.P. all over the lid by itself or put Skinny Jeans in the outer corner with R.S.V.P. over the lid and blended into the corner. This is going to be my go to summer look.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Influenster Spring Beauty VoxBox

I received my first Influenster box earlier this month and I wanted to give an overview of the products and review them a little.

  • Sally Hansen Salon Effects strips- I love these. It \was my first time using them, but I had been wanting to try them for a while. They were super easy to apply and the lasted to long. I was surprised that they didn't chip even when I was at work (since I work at a home improvement store) They were kind of a pain to take off, but it reminded me of removing glitter polish.
  • Sheer Cover concealer-I love this concealer. It is my favorite for under my eyes. It hides my dark circles and really brightens up my under eye area.
  • Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body wash- This is the best body wash I have ever used. I love the fact that it is natural, but they don't lie when they say it is moisturizing. I usually have really dry skin and I have used less moisturizer on my skin than I usually do. I also have these little red bumps on my arms that have seemed to disappear when I started using this. I can't wait to get a big bottle of it!
  • SoyJoy Bar- I have had SoyJoy before and it was extremely dry and didn't have much of a taste, but this one was pretty good. It was still a little dry, but there was more of a taste to it and I could see myself bringing them to work with me for a healthy snack.

  • Bath and Body Works Fine Fragrance Mist- I have two of these scents already, but this is one I have wanted for some time, so I was really happy to be able to try it. The scent is sweet, but it has a nice spice to it also. I bring it with me to work for when I need a little pick me up and I feel so much fresher when I wear it. 

  •  Dr Scholls Ball of Foot pads- I love all the Dr Scholls products specifically designed for women. They really help target the spots that tend to hurt the most and with even my little heels these worked wonders to avoid blisters and toe cramps.
  • ChapStick Lip Shield 365 (SPF 50+)- I tried this over the hot sunny weekend we had and I love the lemony smell of it. I'm glad it doesn't smell like sunscreen, but it does leave a bit of a white cast if you apply too much of it. I also feel like if you add too little it can be drying. I had to play with it a little to find the perfect amount to apply, but it isn't a terrible ChapStick. 

All products were sent to me for testing purposes from Influenster. 

Monday, May 21, 2012

Friday, May 11, 2012

No Makeup Buy May

I have decided not to buy any makeup for the rest of the month of May. I am going to try to save some money and use a lot of the products I have. I did just purchase some Inglot shadows last week,  but that will be all until June. I hopefully will be able to do a post of products I have used up at the end of this no buy.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

May Birchbox!

I was so excited to get back from vacation and have my very first Birchbox waiting for me. It is the Gossip Girl box and I am in love with it!

L to R: Ojon volume advance Volumizing Shampoo, Color Club in Disco Nap, Algenist Complete eye renewal Balm, Dr. Jart + Waterfuse BB Cream

I am super excited to try all of these, especially the Dr. Jart + BB Cream. I have wanted to try it for the longest time. Hopefully I will have some reviews on these soon.