Saturday, October 31, 2009

October Favorites

i.d. bareMinerals All Over Face Color in  Warmth (and brush)
I can't believe how orange this looks in the picture! That's terrible. It really is very brown, quite a dark brown. I only use a little bit to give me a sun-kissed glow. I am in love with the all over face color in Warmth! It contains super fine shimmer (mica I believe) so it gives off a beautiful glow without being too sparkley or chunky glitter like other shimmer bronzers. It's not muddy on me. And I think because of the formulation, the minerals and it being a loose power, it's a dream to blend it onto the skin; I'll use it on my face, neck, chest, or/and anywhere else I feel I need it.

MAC 168 Contouring brush
I have been using and loving this brush for my blushes!

Red  Earth Cherry Blossom Blush in Cheeky Flirt
Too bad Shoppers Drug Mart no longer carriers Red Earth Cosmetics. I bought this blush a year or two ago when it was marked down for clearing out. I bought some other items as well and it really is a great brand. However, nobody gave it any attention before (myself included) until everything was marked down. This shade is a matte light mauve color.  Hopefully I can find a good dupe or at least another new favorite :)

MAC Paint Pot in Painterly
This should be in my favorites every month, but I'm not going to do that. This one will go without saying. I think this is a must-have, especially for any beginner's makeup bag. It's a matte skin-tone color to even out the eye lid area. It's lovely alone by itself or to enhance eye shadow colors and their longevity. I hear that not all MAC paint pots are creasless (like Blackground, however I haven't tried it for myself) but you don't have to worry about any creasing with Painterly.

Sally Hansen Salon Strength Nail Polish Remover 
The best nail polish remover ever! It removes any last traces of dark nail polishes effortlessly. I got mine at Wall-mart. I find moisturizing formulas are pointless. I have to use more swipes to get the polish off as oppose to 2-3 easy swipes of a stronger remover. Eventually, a moisturizing remover is drying my nails out after all the rubbing I have to do.

Sally Hansen Vitamin E Moisturizing Nail and Cuticle Oil
I need something to treat my nails after all that acetone. Any nail cream or oil would surely work just fine. I've had this one around for a while and I always use it. I paint the oil on and massage it in until dry. My nails are quenched and healthy looking. I only use polish again the next day if I'm going to paint my nails again.

Color Corrector Slimline
I got this from Sally's Beauty Supply. This truely does beat the q-tip-dipped-in-nail polish remover trick. The tip on this polish corrector is hard and it's not dripping with remover like a q-tip would. So it's very precise and you're not removing more color than you had wanted.

Botanics Skin Conditioning Body Scrub
This is an "invigorating salt scrub with moisturizing ginseng extract" and it really works. I tried some salt scrubs from The Body Shop but I found that it disolved too quickly while in the shower. This formula here is thicker and doesn't dissolve so easily. I was able to scrub longer and slough away those dead skin cells. The scent isn't amazing, but it's not bad either nor strong. Although I'm not too concerned about the fragrance anyway because this stuff does the job wonderfully. My skin is really soft afterwards.

And finally, who doesn't love samples!? Especially free samples? The only sample I paid for was the argon oil from Sally's Beauty Supply. And by the way, those Benefit samples (Erase Paste & Some Kind-a Goregous) are super generous sizes!

I hope everyone has a safe, fun, and happy Halloween! I can't wait to see everyone's costumes in pictures tomorrow! I'm not dressing up this year :( I'm actually going to see a David Copperfield show tonight. Anyway, take care!



MissVonDurce said...

yesss the i.d. bare minerals bronzer is great! i use it because ive got pale skin & it gives me that tan look, lol. I love it.

Beautygirl24 said...

Thanks for the comment monica! Halloween was a lot of fun. BTW, I love your blog!