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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Favorites: August 2011 (Picture Heavy)

Hello, my Pretties!

Every month I say I'm going to do a monthly favorites post and every month I forget. Not this month! I'm so excited to finally be doing one. So, no more talking. Let's get to it. Lots of pictures ahead.

My monthly favorites!
Most used products for August 2011.
You might be able to tell from the pictures that these products have a lot of wear and tear to them. This is basically what you would see in my makeup bag. I use these products almost on a daily basis.

Avon Anew Age-Transforming Pressed Powder
E220 Tan Beige
I love how this looks on my face. It is very smooth in its application and it mattifies my skin very well which I like. As of right now, this is the only pressed powder I use when I wear makeup.

Avon True Color Blush
Classic Aura
I have been wearing this blush so much. I've always veered towards the coral shades over the pinker ones but this one seemed so light and sheer and very wearable. It is very pigmented! It can be very, very pink if applied with a heavy hand. I wear this lightly and it looks great. My favorite pink blush.

NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss
160 Tea Rose
And just like blushes, I tend to stay away from pink lipsticks or lip glosses. I think that my color complexion is too dark for pink. But, I have seen on a daily basis on blogs and videos, darker complected girls can wear pink too!

Such a pretty pink!
Smells so good too!
Look at this pink! It is so pretty! I love it so much. This shade looks so vibrant but when applied to the lips, it is actually on the sheer side. 

mark. What a Line Felt Tip Liquid Eye Liner
Wee Hours (Black)
I love liquid eyeliner and a liquid eyeliner with a felt tip applicator is even better. I love felt tips because it gives me more control. It's just like using a marker! This eyeliner glides on easily and without any tugging which is crucial for me since my eyelids are starting to wrinkle!

Swatches.
Top to Bottom:
Wee Hours, Tea Rose, Classic Aura, &
Tan Beige.
Don't the swatches showcase the pretty colors? I am happy with these products. I'm not kidding, this is what my face looks like almost on a daily basis. The only thing that really changes up, is my eyeshadow.

Yes to Cucumbers
Cool Conditioning Hand Cream
I got this hand cream at Target on clearance for $2.98, I believe. And I love it! I always have dry hands. I do a lot of washing dishes and cleaning house and I never wear gloves, which I should. I have old lady, wrinkly hands!! But when I feel my hands dry, I use this and seriously, it's like my body drinking water. I can hear my skin say, "ahhhh...." I use this on my legs, arms, and sometimes my face too. As you can see the bottle is pretty beat up. This baby goes everywhere with me.

Avon Moisture Effective
Eye Makeup Remover Lotion
I have not used a store bought eye makeup remover in years. This eye makeup remover by Avon is the only one I have used for years. I love it. It's like lotion. Although it stings so bad when you get it in your eyes, I think the cleanup aspect of this product, trumps that. Very little of this product goes a very long way. You can't see it in the picture but this bottle is almost all dried up. I had to bang this on the palm of my hand to get a drop out. And now that it is practically finished, I might try one found in drug stores just for a change after all these years.

Left to Right:
Yes to Cumcumbers
Eye Makeup Remover Lotion

As you can see from the swatches, it would be hard to tell which is a hand lotion and which is an eye makeup remover. I think the eye makeup remover is actually thicker than the hand cream.

CVS Pharmacy Chap•Block Lip Balm
Lip Moisturizer
Skin Protectant/Sunscreen
This was a last minute buy as it was sitting by the checkout counter at CVS. I bought it because it was the cheapest lip balm. Yup, that is the frugalista in me! It turned out to be such a good buy. It has no color, no taste, a very light scent. It works wonders for my dry lips.

Left to Right:
Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara  in Black
Dior Diorshow Mascara in Black
These two mascaras are trial sizes that I was gifted by a friend. I would never buy these because they are too expensive. I am a drug store kind of gal. But they are so wonderful! I love them. I might buy the full size of Clinique because it's only $14.50. Not too bad.

Left to Right:
Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara  in Black
Dior Diorshow Mascara in Black
I use these two mascaras together sometimes. The Clinique mascara has a long and thin tapered brush which I love because it gets the tiny lashes and elongates them. This mascara gives me really long lashes!

The Dior mascara has a huge jumbo brush and I don't know why, but I like this one too. This mascara gives me the volume. It makes my eyes look like they have so many lashes. Only downside, aside from the obvious price issue, is that it is so heavily scented. Smells like flowers, or something. Too much for me.

Avon Smooth Minerals Liquid Foundation
Medium Beige
This foundation here is almost empty but I know I can still go a long way with it. Very little of this product is needed to give you a nice canvas to apply your makeup.

Swatches:
Out of the tube and then blended in.
I don't need a heavy foundation. This is very light. The foundation itself is on the runny side. It blends in easily.  It does not leave my skin matte, however. There is a very slight sheen to it. It might be a little "greasy" but for my dry skin, that isn't a problem. I feel and look moisturized when I wear it.

BONUS FAVORITE:
MARGARITAS!!
And just for fun, here is a bonus favorite. Nothing better than a frozen margarita to ward off this ridiculous 100+ degree summer Texas heat. Sheesh, it's been hell down here. But a freezing cold margarita with extra salt around the rim makes everything so much  more bearable!

Shall we do this again come September?

Luv & Luk,
--L.

6 comments:

  1. Awesome favorites!!! NYX Tea Rose Mega Shine Lipgloss looks pretty!!!

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  2. Love the post. That NYX gloss is gorgeous and that blush too. Love the Margarita Ending! Fabulous

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  3. Love ur favorites doll
    With this hot weather a frozen margarita is a most..LOL
    ~Jazmin

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  4. @Jacquelyn, hey girl! Thanks for stopping by my blog. That was very sweet of you. And thank for taking the time to comment, I appreciate that. And yes, Tea Rose is really pretty. I recommend it :)

    @Cathy, HI! I'm glad you liked this post. I'm happy I finally did a faves post LOL. I do love that NYX gloss and I can't stop wearing that blush! I love it :)

    @Hunter, thank you! I'm happy to see you here again! Every time I see that margarita picture, my mouth begins to water! LOL. I wish I had one in my hand right now :)

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  5. Lovely favorites, doll! Ooohh, I really want to try that Yes To Cucumbers hand cream. I have the makeup remover wipes from that line, and I just love them!

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  6. @Huda, hey, sweetie!! How is everything? Especially school?? Keeping real busy, I bet. Thanks for taking the time to stop by :) Well, I highly recommend the hand cream. So good. And now I want to try the makeup remover wipes! I trust your judgement :) Take care, my dear.

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