Tuesday, December 4, 2012

My Latest Obsessions

It's been too long since I've last shared my latest obsessions with you all. I mean, isn't that what my blog is all about according to my little tag line? So let's get to it, shall we?

NYX Matte Bronzer in Medium. Okay, so I know I just bought this bronzer on Sunday, but it's already at the top of my latest obsessions list. I'm always looking for the next best bronzer that I don't have to fork over an arm and a leg for, and this is it! I'm loving the matte finish to this bronzer. I hate sparkly/shimmery shit in my bronzer. I don't want to look like a fricken vampire from Twilight when I walk out of the house. Let me also mention that this bronzer lasts all day; I worked out after working eight and a half hours and my bronzer looked just as great as it did when I first put it on. I'm pretty sure it would leave you glowing after surviving a nuclear bomb, that's how amazing this stuff is. But the best part? Ladies, brace yourself. I bought this bad boy at Ulta for $8.99! Do yourself a favor and put down that $34 NARS bronzer that everyone and their moms are raving about and run over to the NYX display. You can thank me later...

Olay Regenerist Microdermabrasion and Peel System. Soon after Justin and I got engaged, my mom did what any good mom does and bought me a couple bridal magazine. While perusing the amazing, but overpriced, wedding decor and dresses, I came across a great article about all things beauty a bride-to-be should be doing to prepare for the big day. One thing the article suggested was for brides-to-be to jump on facial peels and scrubs to perfect the even and glowing bridal complexion. Now, a girl like myself can't afford to splurge on professional facial peels, so after a lot of research, I found Olay's at-home system. I can't rave enough about this product. It's gentle enough for my super sensitive skin and has done wonders at evening my skin tone and minimizing pores. Even my makeup goes on smoother! The price tag is very reasonable as well. At around $25, you can't really beat it! But be careful about overusing this product! You really don't want to use it more than once a week.

Sephora Purifying Brush Shampoo. The last time I had cleaned my makeup brushes prior to purchasing this brush shampoo was..... never. I know, I know, it's so important to clean your brushes, but I'm lazy people! So I finally grew up and bought Sephora's purifying brush shampoo. I had forgotten what clean brushes felt like! Not sure you're going to like this brush shampoo? No problem! Sephora sells a 2oz bottle for $6, so if you don't like it, it's not a huge deal!

Li Lash Eyelash Conditioning Serum. My natural eyelashes are light, short, and thin...something every girl wants....NOT. A couple months ago, I finally took the plunge and bought an eyelash serum. I did a lot of research and Li Lash had the best reviews, so I bought a tube off eBay (because I'm too cheap to buy it straight from the company). I had every intention of dedicating an entire post to Li Lash with before and after pictures, but since I'm really great at remembering to take pictures (not) that idea went out the window. I'm not lying in the least bit when I say that this eyelash serum is worth every penny. I've been using it since September and I can tell a significant difference in the length of my eyelashes. Even Justin commented on them! You know it's really working when a man comments on the length of your eyelashes.

elf 32 pc. Warm Eyeshadow Palette. This eyeshadow palette just reinforces my love for elf products. I tend to stick with warm, neutral colors for my eyeshadow and this palette gives me enough options for days! Shall I mention this bad boy only cost me $5?

Have you tried any of my latest obsessions?

Happy Tuesday, lovelies!


8 comments:

lesley: the dream tree said...

i'm going to have to try the eyelash serum. my lashes sound a lot like yours!
i love to have sparkle in my bronzer. in fact, i add an illuminator all the time bc to me, the more sparkles, the better (:

Yesi said...

My favorite is definitely the NYX bronzer & the Elf War eyeshadow palatte. I have my little ELF collecttion lol. I think I'll have to try the Eyelash serum. I have super small lashes as well.

Oh and I tagged you in my Christmas Link up. I hope you don't mind. Here is the link in case you want to! Happy Holidays hun <3

http://formiamiandlove.blogspot.com/2012/12/only-21-more-days-until-christmas-img.html

Carolyn said...

I'm adding that brush cleaner and that bronzer to my next shopping list for sure! :)

Erin said...

Oh heck this post was exactly what I needed right now. I got new bronzer....it has shimmery shit in it. I feel like I'm twelve again and have resorted to just wearing no bronzer during the day because I do indeed look like a vampire if the suns out. BAD BaD BAD. So now I need this matte stuff you speak of but I've never been to ulta (?!)

And this peel derma stuff. Yeah never done that either. Maybe I should invest.

Chelsea Lennox said...

I just bought rapidlash and have been using it on my invisi-brows haha. I'm too scared to use anything on my eyelashes for fear of me going blind/them falling out. ps this bronzer is THE BEST- http://www.echemist.co.uk/p-rimmel-natural-bronzer

so cheap, like I bought it in canada for like $3 from a drugstore? and it's not shimmery. I hate that shimmery shit too, 100%. all about the matte!

Kristin said...

will have to try li lash!! thanks for sharing!!

Shelley said...

Gotta love elf!!

Jasmine said...

I'm so jealous - we don't get NYX or ELF products over here :( and that eye palette is making me salivate. My precioussss...

Plus everything over here costs an arm and a leg to purchase. Which btw makes putting on make up really hard when you're on a lean and only have one hand...

Xx