Monday, March 4, 2013

February 2013 Favorites

Hey ya'll! I know I am slack about not posting updates on my blog. I have a lot going on in my life lately and have just been busy. Being a mom to a 15 month old, expecting the 2nd arrival in August and working full time has me pretty pooped.  I'll try to do better :)  So here are my favorites for the month of February!

Covergirl Lashblast Volume~This is an old favorite that I have been reaching for daily for the last few weeks and have really enjoyed.  It gives me volume and definition.  You just can't go wrong with this mascara IMO.
Jordana Fabuliner in Black and Brown~I recently discovered these two beauties this year and have been reaching for these almost daily also.  My local Walgreens was out so I ordered them from They are just so easy to use for a liquid eyeliner.  The black is a true black and the brown I love because it is a DARK brown.  If I use brown eyeliner, I prefer it to be dark. 
MAC Painterly Paint Pot~This is another product I have had forever that I've recently started using pretty much on a daily basis.  I wear it over my Too Faced Shadow Insurace and I have noticed that it makes my eye shadow look more even and it de-veins my eyelids so my shadow looks better and the wear of it is extended even longer than just wearing it with the shadow insurance alone.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

2012 Favorites

I know it's been a very long time since I've posted, and this is late because we're a month into the new year, but just thought I'd share my makeup favorites of 2012.  The year flew by!  So let's get right down to the favorites!

Foundations~Estee Lauder Double Wear Powder in Desert Beige was my go to foundation for the spring and summer months of 2012.  It was so easy to apply and lasted all day.  It has suprisingly good coverage for a powder.  A foundation I picked up later in the year that I have enjoyed is the Revlon Colorstay Whipped Foundation in Sand Beige.  I put off buying this a long time, but finally one day decided to purchase it and did not regret it.  The texture is amazing, it's light and blends in very easily and the color match is perfect for me.  Not sure about the 24 hr lasting power because I never wear makeup for 24 hrs but it does last all day for me for my purposes and makes my skin look flawless.  My only gripe with it is that the lid broke on it and won't screw on anymore so I can't really throw it in my makeup bag.

Blush~The only blush I consistently used a lot this past year was MAC Hipness Blush.  It's just a beautiful bright coral pink color that really brightens the face. I believe it was limited edition from one of MAC's summer collections but I can't remember which one.

Bronzer~NYC Sunny Bronzer I used up every bit of this product this year.  I never use up products so to me, this really says something about how much I liked it.  It is a perfect contour and looks great on my light/fair skin.

Eye Shadows~Revlon Nude Elements Eyeshadow Quad got used a heck of a lot this year once again.  It's just the perfect neutral quad for me.  I am upset though because I believe these quads from Revlon have gotten discontinued. I haven't been seeing them anywhere and I even looked online on Revlon's website and they were not there.  MAC Eyeshadows in Satin Taupe, Shale, Omega, and Shroom also got a lot of use this year. I love all of these, they go really good with my skin and eyes.

Eyeliners~MAC Phone Number Eye Kohl has been a favorite again this year.  It's a perfect soft grey day time eyeliner for me that goes great with the Nude Elements Quad I love. Urban Decay Perversion 24/7 Eyeliner I really enjoyed because it's an awesome deep black that is so creamy to apply as per all the 24/7 Liners.

Brush~The Real Techniques Domed Eye Shadow Brush was my favorite eye shadow brush.  It's awesome to apply eye shadow to the entired lid as it's kind of large and dense. It blends the shadow up into the crease easily.

So there you have it, better late than never, my 2012 makeup favorites!  What were your favorites this year?

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

February Favorites

So I've been wanting to do this post for a few days but couldn't decide what my February favorites were lol. These are products I used most this last month and enjoyed. Great products for a busy new working mother :).
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation~This was a new one I've only had for a couple months but it has a gorgeous finish. Coverage is light/medium but that's all I need. My skin is pretty clear, I just have issues with large pores on my nose. My shade is 5, which is slightly too dark for me right now, but it's the right color tone. I purchased 4 too, but it's too light and yellow. One of my aunts asked me what I did to keep my complexion so pretty one day when I was wearing this so then you know it's a good product and for the price it should be :).
Make Up For Ever Face & Body Foundation~This is even lighter coverage than the Giorgio Armani but what's so wonderful about this one is that it doesn't cling to dry patches on winter dry skin. It's very liquidy and blends effortlessly. I'm shade #20.
Maybelline The Falsies Volum' Express Black Drama Mascara~This is something old in my stash that I fell back in love with this month. It's dark and makes my lashes long with a beautiful curl. Only con is that it gets kind of flakey after a long day of wear. My tube may just be old, not really sure.
Wet N Wild Coloricon eyeshadow trio in Walking on Eggshells~This has been so easy to just slap on and not think about this month. It's pigmented, neutral, and goes with everything. A no-fuss product.
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion~I know I said I didn't like this as much since the formula changed but I think it's just taken some getting used to. The formula is thicker than it used to be, but I've found that if I just squirt a little on my finger and warm it up, it spreads easier and still has the awesome staying power that the old UDPP had.
Honorable mentions I also used a lot in February~Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Excess Mascara, NYC Sunny Bronzer, NARS Orgasm Blush, Hard Candy Baked Blush in Living Doll, Milani Liquify Eyeliner Pencil in Brown, Maybelline 24/7 Concealer in Ivory

Thursday, January 19, 2012

2011 Favorites

2011 was one of the best years ever for me! My son Tyler was born on November 27 (thus the reason for lack of posts) so I have been one busy girl lately! Just thought I'd jump on here and share some products that I love and used the heck out of in 2011! Also, please share some of your favs!!!

Foundations~NARS Sheer Glow in Fiji was still one of my favorites this year. Everytime I stopped wearing it and then started back, I fell in love again. It's the perfect amount of coverage while remaining really lightweight on the skin, plus something about it just perks my skin tone up. This product could probably almost be considered a HG for me, I have been wearing this since 2009! Revlon ColorStay Foundation in Sand Beige was just a no-fail foundation that has also been in my stash for a long time. This color is the perfect match for me, flawless coverage, and has never irritated my skin. Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation was also another fav of 2011. I wear shade B20. Coverage is like your skin but better and it's also very lightweight on the skin.

Powder/Foundation~MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium I wore as a foundation for most of probably the later half of the year. I would never be without this product. It's the perfect, most glowy skin like finish I have ever found in a powder. It was super easy to just buff on and go. It's also an excellent powder to set foundations with.

Concealer~Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer in Ivory I picked up in a CCO while on vacation and have used it as an under eye concealer just about every since. It's moisturizing and covers well.

Bronzers~NARS Laguna was a staple that I hit pan on this year. It just creates the perfect bronze glow with a slight sheen that is flattering for light-medium skin tones. NYC Sunny Bronzer was the matte bronzer I got the most use out of. It's not too light, not too dark and looks very natural.

Blushes~Benefit Bella Bamba was the perfect brightening pink blush. It's gorgeous, pigmented, and instantly lights up the face. NARS Deep Throat was my favorite peachy-pink blush this year. Nars blushes in general are awesome, very pigmented and no-fuss. NARS Orgasm Blush is another staple. This peachy-pink (more pink than Deep Throat) blush goes with most makeup looks and is just gorgeous! Love it or hate it, but I adore it!

Eye Primer~NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base was my go-to eye primer this year. Something about the Urban Decay Primer Potion formula was different on the squeeze tube I bought, it was too dry or something and hard to spread. I tried NARS as recommended by lots of the ladies on Makeupalley and I fell in love. It's the perfect consistency, it doesn't dry my lids out, and my eyeshadows don't crease.

Eyeshadows~Revlon ColorStay Quad in Nude Elements produced the perfect neutral eye looks for me. All these colors are flattering on me and look perfect together. Not to mention are long wearing. It's just a great quad that you can throw on and not think about, and it goes with everything. The Urban Decay Naked Palette was just another great neutral palette I wore a lot this year. Chanel Taupe Gris eyeshadow is the epitome of my love of taupe eyeshadows. It's a gorgeous, unique color that I love to wear over Benefit Creaseless Cream eyeshadow in Skinny Jeans for a smokey look.

Eyeliners~MAC Phone Number Eye Kohl is a beautiful gray eyeliner that is great for daytime wear and looks really nice with the above mentioned Revlon Nude Elements eyeshadow quad. Urban Decay 24/7 in Zero was my go-to black eyeliner pencil. Creamy and long wearing, you just can't beat it!

Brow Product~Wet N Wild Brow Kit in Ash Brown. This is so cheap and works just as good as any expensive brow product IMO!

Honorable Mentions~Covergirl Lashblast Mascara, MAC Painterly Paintpot, Benefit Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow in Skinny Jeans, MAC Satin Taupe,Contrast, and Omega Eyeshadows, Bare Escentuals Ready Eyeshadow quad in The Dream Sequence and duo in Showstopper, Wet N Wild Eyeshadows, Too Faced Naked Eye Palette, Loreal Fairest Nude Lipstick, Revlon Lipbutters, Makeup Forever Face & Body Foundation

Monday, November 21, 2011

The Honeymoon Phase

I have gotten a few new things and wanted to share my FOTD.

Maybelline 24/7 Concealer in Ivory
MUFE Face & Body #20
NYC Smooth Skin Pressed Powder Naturally Beige
Lancome Miel Glace Blush

NARS Primer
Bare Escentuals e/s duo in The Honeymoon Phase
MAC Phone Number Eye Kohl
Loreal Voluminous Million Lashes WP
WnW Brow Kit Ash Brown

MAC Creme d'Nude l/s
Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Sugar Frosting

Saturday, September 10, 2011

CG Drama Eyes

Wow, can you believe I'm posting 3 times in one day? Anyway, just wanted to share my FOTD.

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer in Fair
Estee Lauder Double Wear Light Intensity 1
Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Exposed

Covergirl Drama Eyes Quad
Lancome Le Crayon Khol in Raisin Noir
Covergirl Lashblast Mascara
WnW Brow Kit in Ash Brown

Loreal Fairest Nude l/s

29 Weeks Pregnant

I haven't really updated you much on my pregnancy, but that is the reason I haven't posted much recently. I was 29 weeks pregnant yesterday and I have no complaints! I have had a really good pregnancy so far-I haven't been sick at all until last week and then it was a sinus infection which was miserable because I really couldn't take anything for it. I am feeling much better now, I just have a residual cough. The only thing is that I have gained a ton of weight! I have already gained 27 lbs last time I went to the doctor about 2 weeks ago! So I am trying to watch that but everything else has been great. My glucola test came back normal so that was good. Oh and we are expecting a son and we are naming him Tyler Gage! Here are some pics to update you along the way!

Pre-pregnancy! I was tiny! I was about a size 2 or 4.

At 12 weeks-still tiny!

About 14 weeks on our vacation in the mountains!

16 weeks. Can you see the bump forming?

21 weeks 6 days :)

Now here I am at 29 weeks! 11 weeks to go!