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May Favorites

Hello beautiful beauty lovers. This post is about my May favorites as well as a update/review from my latest new purchases post. Some of those are in my favorites and some I’m still trying out and haven’t formed a full opinion about. Some products take a little longer to figure it out for your skin type and needs.

Lets start with skincare shall we:


TonyMoly brightening bubble foam cleanser. Now I first pick this up for my day time cleanser. Although it is great as a morning cleanser, I recently switched it to my nighttime second cleanse and I have been loving it even more. The foam just really gets in those pores and get all the dirt out that gathered all day and really gets left over makeup. And it smells amazing, very light and clean like fresh laundry (that smell gets me every time loll). I bought this cleanser on a whim because it was on sale at ulta and I’m glad I did. But I wish I bought them all cause I don’t know if they will carry it regularly. #sadpanda

The ordinary Caffeine solutions 5% + EGCG. This is an acid for under the eyes to lessen eye puffiness. It really helps with my puffiness and darkness under the eyes. I apply it AM and PM after I wash and tone my face. Definitely a new addition to my routine.

The Ordinary Niacamide 10% + Zinc 1%. This acid helps with skin aging and the zinc helps with oil control. Adding this to my routine in the AM has really helped with my skin’s oil over production. And it really allows my moisturizer penetrate the skin better in return helps makeup lay on the skin more flawlessly. I apply this Am only after cleanser, toner, and caffeine solution, and before moisturizer. I let it soak into the skin and feel a little tacky before applying moisturizer.

Bliss Drench -N- Quench cream to water moisturizer. This moisturizer smells amazing and soaks into the skin quickly. It almost replaces my Pur Minerals Soak it Up intense hydrating moisturizer, Almost.

Clinic Pore refine solution instant perfector. I use this as a primer on my cheeks to fill in pores. You can use this with makeup or on its own. It blurs the pores like a dream. It has a slight color but it doesn’t show up on the skin.

Base:


Nyx Pro foundation Mixer foundation in white. This is an amazing product. You can mix it with any foundation that is too dark to lighten the shade. It doesn’t change the finish or the coverage of the foundation. You can add this to any liquid product to lighten it. They even have darker shades to darken foundations. There are 6 shades to customize your perfect shade. I will be picking up the other shades when I start building my freelance kit.

Wet -N- Wild photo focus foundation in Desert beige. This is the best foundation I have tried in a while. It is medium to buildable full coverage but yet very lightweight. It is great for everyday. Super easy blend and the applicator makes it so easy to use.

Essence No More Redness Concealer stick in green. This helps combat redness on the skin. I use this around my nose because lately, since introducing acids in to my regimen, My skin around my nose has been a little red. It also helps to keep my foundation stay n my nose throughout the day.

ELF HD concealer in medium is my favorite concealer for my natural slight under eye highlight. So creamy and doesn’t crease badly on me. You wouldn’t know the difference between this and a high end concealer. I find that it is a good dupe for Nars creamy concealer.

It Cosmetics bye bye under eye concealer in medium. I love this to conceal slight darkness under the eye before I apply my foundation. I have the travel size because a little goes a really long way. Creamy but stays in place which is a surprise for a really full coverage concealer. I am impressed.

Lancôme Translucence powder in 400. This is a great lightweight powder with color to set you foundation. It has good pigment but doesn’t add more coverage so you won’t get cakey.

ELF Under eye setting powder. This tiny jar of powder is a big deal. It is a translucent powder with a light hint of pink and a little glow properties to it. Really sets the under eye so no worries on creasing.

Bronzer and highlighter:


The Balm cosmetics Betty loumanizer. This is the brozer of the manizer sisters (Mary loumanizeris the highlighter and Cindy loumanizer is the blush). This bronzer gives the perfect golden bronze glow. Just fresh of the beach bake look, which is kinda my thang.

It Cosmetics CC+ radiance palette. I love each powder in this palette. But I have been really loving and abusing the matte bronzer. It has a beautiful bronze and contour on the skin. I put this on first and then finish with the Betty loumanizer for the perfect easy summer look.

Wet -N- Wild Megaglow Highlighting powder in the shade precious petals. I put this highlighter everywhere because it is so beautiful. I hunted this one and the other one in the shade crown my canopy. I have two of each of these because they were limited edition. They were such a hit they are now a new item and you can find them everywhere. This is the only backup highlighter that I have cause this is THE ONE!!

Brows:


Essence brow gel in the browny brows and Nyx brow gel in brunette. These two are my favorite and only brow gels I use. The Essence has fibers in it so you can use in alone or with other brow products. Apparently everyone else at the ultas I go to knows how great it is, cause they are hard to get. So when the Essence is sold out I reach for the Nyx brow gel. It is just as amazing and I can’t live without either one of those.

Billion Dollar Brows eyebrow duo pencil. This is a very versatile product. I use the darker side to carve out my brows and the lighter side to highlight the inner corners of my eyes and in my waterline. You can also use this to conceal.

Lashes:


Pur cosmetics big lash mascara in black. I use this alone or with my holy grail mascara, Jordana best lash extreme. This mascara is great for the upper lashes. It separates and gives volume at the same time. Top it with the jordana mascara, and you have a full jet black set of lashes.

Ebay bottom lashes. Now these are  bit much for bottom lashes, but I love them for a natural easy top lash. They are whispie and easy to apply/. They come 10 pairs in a pack and I paid less than $3 for them.

Other reviews:


The Ordinary Vitamin C suspension 23% HA spheres 2%. This is great for dark spots. It completely cleared my acne scars that I had on my cheeks. This is the strongest Vitamin C that you can buy over the counter. Since it is a very strong Vitamin C, it is gritty which bothers me. It also really tingles on the skin which I eventually got use to and goes away once you add moisturizer. It also claims to helps the skin glow. I did notice some slight glowage. I only use this while I have a blemish to correct it and about twice a week to keep my freckles from getting too dark or getting more.

The Ordinary Alpha Lipoic Acid 5% concentration. Helps with visible texture. This is to be used no more than 3 times a week. Since I don’t use it everyday it takes a little longer to notice a difference. It took me a while to find the best way to use this. I found, for me, using it at night alone and no moisturizer seems to work best. This product stinks, like a subtle skunk smell, so I use it at night and change my pillow case the next day. Even adding moisturizer in the morning wasn’t getting rid of the smell. It’s very subtle so only you can smell it, at first I thought my perfume went bad loll.

TonyMoly sheet masks. I love these and use them all the time. It is concentrated serum in a sheet mask. It’s great for an at home pamper sesh. I use these about once a week to really kick start my skin. I ran out before I had the chance to take a pic. Oops

Well folks that is all of the things I have been loving lately. Now some things that are my holy grail products are still my favorites, I just feel like I talk about them all the time. Like you know all the feels I have for the NYX micro brow. I could talk about that bad boy all day. Thanks for stopping by. Don’t forget to like, comment, and subscribe.

Smooches

Kim B

 

 

October new products favorites

Hey folks!!! Today I want to talk about new products that I have been loving. I love new amazing goodies and these are some that I have found that everyone should try.

Nivea lip butter
Nivea lip butter

The cold weather is approaching and the sooner I get my routine of extra moisturizing down, the better I will be. This lip balm keeps my lips soft all night. I put it on before I go to bed and before I use a liquid lipstick which can dry your lips out.

Dry conditioners: L to R Chi , It's a 10, Tigi Rockaholic
Dry conditioners: L to R
Chi , It’s a 10, Tigi Rockaholic

So I work out five times a week and I will never wash my hair that often. EVER!! So in between washes I use a dry conditioner. The different between a dry shampoo and a dry conditioned is that a dry shampoo cleanses oily scalp and hair, while a dry conditioner cleans and adds moisture to a dry scalp. These are a few that I have been loving. They all smell different. The chi smells like a good mens cologne, it’s a 10 smells like fruit (their leave in conditioner smells the same), and the rockaholic smells clean.

Formula 10.0.6 So totally clean acne treatment toner
Formula 10.0.6 So totally clean acne treatment toner

This toner smells like baby lotion so i’m completely love it. But it makes me miss my Nephew baby Kendrick when I’m home. I digress lol, I use this toner in my nighttime routine to deep clean my face and prevent and breakouts that may plan to ruin my life the next day. No ma’am no sir, not with this toner.

Beca afterglow palette
Becca afterglow palette

This palette was a huge surprise. So I have all state insurance and I have the drive wise device in my car, well I didn’t know that you can use your points and safe drive rewards money to get discounts on all sorts of products. When I went on my account, I saw a beauty fragrance tab and OMG!!!!!!! I hit the mother load!!!!!! I saw this Becca palette and didn’t look back. They have tons of brands and products in all kinds of categories. I ended up getting this for about 40% off. enough said, throw that baby in the cart!!! The 3 highlighters are gorgeous and the 2 blushers is super creamy. The color right to left are:

highlighters- moonstone, rose gold, topaz

blushers- wild honey, and flower child.

The Balm
The Balm “the manizer sisters” palette

This is the infamous the Balm highlighters all in one palette. These are amazing and I haven’t been able to put it down. There is Mary-lou, Cindy-lou, and Betty-lou. This is sold at kohl’s and it’s worth the hunt. They are smaller that the individual highlighters but a little goes miles aka a long way lol.

Billion dollar brows brow duo pencil
Billion dollar brows brow duo pencil

This pencil is creamy amazingness!!!! I use the darker left side to highlight my brow bone and the lighter right side in my water line. It lasts all day and so easy to use.

NYX eyeshadow base in skin tone
NYX eyeshadow base in skin tone

Best eyelid base out!!! Perfect dupe for Mac paint pots and a fraction of the price!!!! my shadows stay pigmented and in place all day.

Pur minerals miricle mist
Pur minerals miricle mist

This is a setting spray that leaves your skin slightly dewy without making you oily. Smells like citrus which is nice. I’m combo/oily and I love this stuff.

Garnier clean nourish cleansing oil
Garnier clean nourish cleansing oil

Now this product says for dry skin but, I use this to break down my makeup and then I wash my face with a acne control cleanser after. I was using and loving the Tatcha cleansing oil but I ran out. And it expensive!! So I decided to try a more affordable cleansing oil. This oil doesn’t burn my eyes, it breaks my makeup down like a dream, and it doesn’t leave a oily film. Amazing!!

Estee Lauder concealer in medium deep
Estee Lauder concealer in medium deep

I use this concealer under my eyes and then top it with my liquid highlighter when I need extra coverage. It doesn’t crease, roll, or break up. Its thick but doesn’t cake. I love this tiny thing. I have a travel sized that came in a kit and it has lasted me forever.

Nivea in shower cream for very dry skin
Nivea in shower cream for very dry skin

I am all about that soft/ash free skin and like I said before, the more winter skin prep the better. My sister hates this stuff (she loved the old Jergens one that they had years ago). She said “if the next person getting in the shower doesn’t slip and fall, it ain’t good.” My poor niece and nephew lol. I love this stuff, it works for me and smells amazing. I don’t rinse it all off. I like to leave a little on to soak in throughout the day.

Well folks those are my new products that I have been loving. Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to like, comment, and subscribe

Smooches

Kim B