Tuesday, August 17, 2010

August Favorites!

For those of you. Okay, all of my followers (a.k.a my family) who don't know what an August Favorites..or a May Favorites..or insert month of choice. is... It's where at the end of the month you review what products you really used that month and products that you just LOVED! :) Sometimes you'll repeat some and sometimes you might throw in something wacky like "my new cell phone!" It's totally in your control of which way you want to go with it! :)

So here are my Favorites for the month of August!

Mac Goldmine Eyeshadow: "Intense gold with shimmer" -Frost
I have found myself reaching for this color just about EVERYDAY this month! It's a great color for blue eyes because golds really make blue eyes pop! I can use this with just about every color combination and it brightens up my eyes like that! I have gotten so many comments on how blue my eyes look at school! Thankyou Goldmine eyeshadow! :)

L'oreal Extra-Intense Liquid Pencil Liner (Black): Love Love LOVE this!!! I had already had the Liquid version of this eye pencil and loved it! I saw this in the store and thought I might as well try it out! I applied it onto my lowerlash line and waterline.. and BAM! I was hooked! It glided on SO well! It was true to its black color and it stays for a decent amount of time.. It doesn't stay as long on the waterline though.. I'm not quite sure if it's waterline safe or not? But overall. My new favorite eyeliner!

L'oreal Waterproof Voluminous Mascara (Black): Sister Haley introduced me to this! I "borrowed" hers for some days when I was running out of mascara and I loved it so much... I got my own! The only difference: mine is waterproof! I really liked everything about this mascara.. the brush, the color, no clumping!, full effect!, length! I think L'oreal has some of the best reviewed mascaras!

NYC Blushable Creme Stick (Plaza Pink): I really wanted a creme blush.. 1. For a good base under my powder blush 2. More pigmentation! I heard good things about the Maybelline ones but I also heard about the NYC creme stick. I was walking through a store that carries NYC and thought I better get it now! So I did and luckily it works great! It seems a little sheer when swatched but when you apply it to the face it's pretty easy to layer on the color! AND! IT IS SUPER BLENDABLE!!!!!!!! Blends out so well :) Just like butter! wait. did that make sense? ha! I've been wearing this everyday under a pretty coral powder blush!

Revlon Matte Lipstick (Pink Pout): So Creamy! Such a pretty color! I love these lipsticks! I love that they are a matte finish and I love how creamy they are on the lips! It's such a pretty color that looks great with smokey eyes!! :) This reminds me of the pink Mac shades! The black packaging and everything!

Victoria Secret Beauty Rush Lipgloss (Slice of Heaven): Gorgeous light pink shade that looks great over a nude lip! The first time I applied it, it felt a little sticky. But now, it seems more smooth and creamy which is great! And the bonus? The smell! First of all, the name just sounds great! The smell...smells like yummy marshmallows! :)) delicious!

Flirt Limited Edition Eyeshadow Set: These two colors out of the 40 that are in the box set, to me, can be duped with (left)Amber Lights and (Right)Satin Taupe from Mac. The orange/bronze color is great for blue eyes! and the grey/brown color is great in the crease! ALL of the colors in this set are beautiful..I just had used these lately! Maybe I'll do a review on the palette some day! (You can buy Flirt Cosmetics at Kohl's!)
I have searched long and hard for a deep dark matte brown eyeshadow. I had no luck. When I went by the Mac counter, NO color swatched to the color I was looking for! I looked in my eyeshadow drawer and just wasn't having any luck! I had overlooked my good ole' Flirt palette! I totally forgot about this shadow in the box.. It's beautiful! Dark, matte, pigmented, blendable, creamy! Everything I was looking for! It is absolutely perfect to darken up your outer V!

Revlon Colorstay Liquid Foundation for Combination/Oily Skin (Medium Beige): My baby. I love this foundation! If you need a good liquid foundation that is going to cover your face imperfections (acne, redness, discoloration..) with great coverage.. Try this! Mine is for combination/oily skin because I get oily in my T-zone. But there are also different ones for different skin types. It just makes my face look flawless! (on a good day that is! ha!) If you're scared of liquid foundation.. Don't be! This makes me look evened out without looking cakey and like I packed on 2 bottles of foundation. It's light enough for comfort but gets the job done! And it doesn't break me out!.score! :) Awesome foundation! p.s. I also love the smell of this!! (I buff this out with a pressed powder just so it blends in to my skin better!)

Garnier Fructis Leave-in conditioning cream Sleek & Shine: It never fails that I get out of the shower and my hair is stringy and dry and just UGH! I shampoo. I condition. I comb. But still, I can't seem to get soft and healthy hair. Given I have long hair. Haley always has the stuff I need! I've been using this for a while now every time I get out of the shower and just like that my hair is lovely! A dime sized pump of this leave-in conditioner is really all I need! Just comb through your hair a little bit (careful not to rip through your hair!) and then massage this on your ends, scalp, crown, EVERYWHERE! :) It smells like apples!! And do you want to know what the best thing about it is?! It never makes my hair greasy or oily! Somedays I'll even use a little more and it just always gives me the perfect amount of "silky smooth"..without the grease! ;) It's absolutely fantastic and I can really see the difference in my hair! Yay for leave-in conditioner!!

Pantene Style Volume Root lifter gel: I love when I discover things and I'm not even trying to! I was down at the good old Dollar Store picking up...oh, I don't even remember! and I passed by the clearance rack! Well, the bargainer in me came out and I was scanning the shelves! This sucker popped out at me and for 3 buckaroos.. Why not?! It is a root lifter to give you more volume! Just what I need!!..(did I mention my hair was lifeless and limp?) Well not anymore!!! I parted my hair. Sprayed a few pumps and my roots. Massaged it in. and Voila! I could already see and feel the results. Now, this isn't going to give you a major 80's volumized fro all by itself. But it does do a nice job of giving my hair some oomph! When I sprayed it in...it kinda had a sticky hairspray feel to it..PERFECT for teasing! So my new teasing system consists of this. Spray in root lifter on sectioned pieces. Tease with comb. Hairspray! :) Works like a charm! :))

Well there it was. My first ever favorites! :)
Thanks for reading!
xoxo - darbey
Have a BEAUTY-ful day!

1 comment:

  1. Hey there! I have been using Voluminous mascara since college. LOVE it. It's the best. I don't use eye shadow or liner but maybe next time your uncle and I have "date night" I'll try out some of your faves on those!
    Love ya!
    Auntie Kisses