January Favorites | 2016

Hey Hey! I am so sorry I have been MIA this week.. it was my Big’s and my 21st birthday this week, so I have been super busy and had no time to sit down and write.. With that being said, today I will be sharing my January favorites with you guys! These are just the products I found myself reaching for the most in the month of January! Hope you all enjoy!!
The first thing on my list of faves is my Foreo Luna 2. This one says it is for “combination skin to deeply cleanse and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for radiant, firm, youth-looking skin.” I haven’t really seen a difference in that aspect, BUT it does make a difference in removing my makeup, and the way my face feels after cleansing. I have had this for almost two years, but have just now started using it again after a period of about five months. I really love mine and recommend trying it out if you haven’t already! The next item that I loved in January, is the Clinique dramatically different moisturizing lotion. I use this mainly at night after a more intense routine, when I use masks, medicine, face wash, and all of that good stuff. It is really great for sensitive skin and always soothes my face after my routine. Just a little bit of this product goes a really long way, I only need a pea sized amount for my entire face. This my favorite “night time” moisturizer at the moment!Now, I have Amy Head eyeshadow in the shade Cupcake. I use this shadow mainly as a base for my more taupe/brown shadows. In the pan, it looks a lot more sparkly than it actually is. When I apply it to my eyes, the sparkle doesn’t show up at all. This is just something that I have been doing recently in my everyday routine. Now, I have this Ulta Complete Eye palette in Indie. Even though I do not shop at Ulta anymore, I still really like this little palette! As you can see, it has some great neutral shades in it. I’m not a huge fan of the bottom right color, but it was a freebie so I can’t really complain. I have really enjoyed using the top two in my everyday routine! It is the perfect size for traveling, too, as it takes up little to no room in a bag. I have been really pleased with this product!This is the Physician’s Formula Powder Palette Mineral Glow Pearls in Translucent Pearl. The way I have been using this product is for a cheek highlight at school/ in my every day makeup routine when I want a subtle glow. If you’re looking for an intense highlight, this is not your guy, but I have found it to be really great for a natural day!Still on the subject of eyes, this is the Esteé Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Eye Pencil in the shade Slate. This is probably my third or fourth one in this shade. It is the perfect charcoal gray eyeliner. Esteé Lauder is my favorite pencil eyeliners that I have tried. They aren’t super dry or hard to apply, and I actually really enjoy using them! If you guys have any other pencil eyeliners-or just eyeliners in general- that you love, please let me know in the comments below! I’d love to try your favorites out!The last “eye product” (not really but kinda) I have for this month is this Amy Head Round Precision Brush. I have recently been using this to apply my inner corner and brow bone highlight. It also works really well for gel liner. The eye brushes are my favorite from Amy Head, they are the only ones that haven’t shed on me, for some reason. I really recommend trying out their brushes!
Lastly, I have NARS Super Orgasm blush! I have just gotten back into this blush again, because I had been using a warmer Amy Head blush for fall and winter. (You can see my comments about the Amy Head blush in my November Favorites.) BUT, I have really gotten a lot of compliments about my blush when wearing this one! It is not as glittery as it looks in the picture. It usually falls out when I tap my brush before applying. I am so in love with this right now!

Well, y’all, that’s it for my January Favorites post! Thanks so much for reading! Please let me know in the comments below if you have used any of these products, and what your favorites were this last month!

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Favorite Products in 2015!

Good evening everybody! So, I have been trying to get this post out for weeks, and yes, it is really late to be doing this considering January is almost over.. But, I still wanted to share my most used, favorite products in 2015! Without further ado…Here is my really, super long favorites post!

*Disclaimer* you are likely to see the words “completely obsessed, so in love, amazing, awesome, favorite, definitely, etc. over and over again.The first product I want to talk about is the Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer. I have had this primer since June and I am still so in love with it! It smooths out the skin, reducing the size of my pores, and keeps my foundation in place all day. Definitely my favorite primer that I used in 2015.The next product on my list is the NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation. I am so picky about foundations, and I am really into this one! The only “negative” thing about this is, when I use it with a Beauty Blender, my face can look a little rutty. However, it goes on completely flawless with my Morphe M439 brush. It is awesome for oily, sensitive skin. Love love love this foundation!Now, I have the Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Coverage Concealer. This is my holy grail concealer! I cannot rave enough about how awesome it is. I have not tried a concealer that is as nice as this one. I never need to touch up after using this, and it doesn’t crease or get cakey throughout the day. I just love this so much!Next, is the Beauty Blender. I think it goes without saying why this is a favorite. I use it with my concealer and to set my face. I just love the way my makeup looks when I use it. Really recommend this over just a regular sponge or a concealer brush! img_4404This is an Estée Lauder blush palette that I fell in love with this fall. As you can see, I really like the top left, Bronze Goddess, for winter and fall! It’s technically a blush, but it is so brown that I use it more as a bronzer. It does have a tiny bit of a pink undertone, so I use it by itself without a blush. This is probably my favorite Estée Lauder product ever!This is my absolute FAVORITE Morphe brush that I have, the Morphe E4. The Elite collection is SO bomb. I absolutely love this brush for bronzing the face, and it is also really great for blush. If I get more Morphe brushes in the future, I will only buy from the Elite collection, because I have found the others don’t work as well, for me. This one feels so luxurious and is really great quality for the price!Now, to the eyes.. This is the Lisa Perry Estée Lauder palette that I also really enjoyed in 2015. I really like all of these shades. I have the first pale, shimmery one, Ivory Slipper, in the full size container that I have actually hit pan on, because I used it like every day for half of the year. Provocative Plum, the last purple shade, is also a favorite of mine! I feel like the Estée Lauder eyeshadows get really overlooked and forgotten about because it’s very rare that a Beauty Blogger talks about them. They are super pigmented, but with that comes some fallout, but it’s nothing that can’t be easily fixed.My favorite high-end mascara, right now is the Benefit They’re Real Mascara! I can definitely tell a difference in my lashes when I have this on as compared to the Urban Decay Perversion mascara. The wand was a little intimidating at first, but it quickly became a favorite!The Maybelline Turbo Volum’ Express Mascara is my favorite drugstore mascara! Unlike most of the drugstore mascaras I have tried, this does not get my lashes too wet, and ultimately make them droopy. I have really enjoyed this, all thanks to my Big for telling me to try it!img_4398Now, we have the Anastasia Brow Wiz. This little beaut has completely changed my eyebrow game. I will never go back to what I was doing before. However, I may try out the rest of her brow products just to see if I could ever like anything better than this. I absolutely love this thing!!! Definitely the best in the business!img_4396Next I have the Anastasia Clear Brow Gel. This is actually my second one to go through, and I need a third because I am almost out AGAIN. This thing is like glue for the brows. It keeps them in place where I want them all day and night, and I just can’t get enough. Definitely a must-have! I think I have been in love with this product since the day I saw it… This is the Becca + Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector- Champagne Pop. You can tell, I have used this thing a LOT this year. It is definitely my favorite highlight of the year…possibly ever. Champagne Pop is BEYOND gorgeous! So glad Becca decided to make it permanent!THIS IS BAE!! I am so so so SO in love with the Too Faced Melted Liquid Lipstick in the shade Melted Fig. I usually don’t go for purple lips because they scare me, and I never think I can pull it off.. However, this completely changed my view on purple lips. It is a gorgeous purpley, mauvey shade. I am so obsessed with this lipstick and am anxious to get more. This takes the cake for my absolute favorite product in 2015.This is another Estée Lauder product that I really enjoyed this year. With going to Ole Miss, and red lips at football games pretty much being a requirement, I have gone through lipstick after lipstick trying to find my perfect shade and this has gotten pretty dang close! This is the Estée Lauder Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick in Scarlet Siren. I really love this lipstick. It stays on through tailgating, eating, drinking, screaming at the games, and when I get home, it’s STILL on. It is super creamy, but can bleed out of line if you’re not careful. Using a good liner with this product is definitely a must, or it will bleed out real quick. Still, I really recommend trying out their lipsticks. So good!Now, I have the Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray! I bought this product after watching a Jaclyn Hill video where she used the Chill Setting Spray, and decided to get this since I’m already a little oily and don’t want a dewey look. It really does make a difference in the longevity of my makeup and keeps it looking fresh all day. I would definitely recommend this for anybody who is oily because it really makes my makeup stick!
This is the L’Occitane Dry Skin Hand Cream in the Original Scent. I really like this product for the winter because in the Mississippi cold, my hands can get really dry at night. I use a pea size drop of this, and it makes my hands feel so much better and moisturized. I received this as a gift in 2014 and I still have almost a full tube left. I gave a few of these as Christmas gifts this year because I love it so dang much. img_4392This is actually a gift I received for Christmas, from my sister-in-law. Her friend makes a bunch of all-natural soaps, scrubs, and other bath products. It is a Brown Sugar Scrub and yes, you guessed it, I am COMPLETELY OBSESSED. I have seen such a difference in my skin from using this and some of her soaps. I cannot imagine a day when I go back to that store-bought crap. I am so in love with her bath products.Mmmkay… Last, but definitely not least, I have the Clean and Clear Night Relaxing Deep Cleaning Face Wash. I use this every night in my skincare routine, and I love how good and clean my face feels after. It doesn’t dry out my skin and make my face really tight like some (which is really bad for your skin), but it makes my face feel so clean without damaging my skin. I used this a couple of years ago, but re-bought it again last year and re-fell in love with it. Definitely my favorite drug store face wash, as of now!

Well, guys, that’s it for my extremely long favorites of 2015! If you made it all the way through, I give you props. I hope you enjoyed this post! Again, I’m so sorry it took me so long to get this out.

Were any of these products your favorites in 2015? Let me know in the comments below!

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November Favorites | 2015

Hey everyone! It is finally December!! I absolutely love this time of year. Makes me wish I was in the mountains with a warm chocolate chip cookie, hot chocolate, and a pair of skis… ugh, I miss it.

These products are some that I just really fell in love with and used a LOT in November. I had planned to post this sooner, but with a sick puppy and all of the chaos from Thanksgiving, I haven’t had much time. Hope you enjoy!

  1. Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash- Pink Grapefruit Foaming Scrub. I have been using this since Halloween and it is seriously one of the best drugstore face washes I have ever used. It kind of dries me out (since I’m more normal/combination, it doesn’t bother me that much) but I use my Mario Badescu moisturizer to balance it out.
  2. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz. So, I have never been a huge fan of filling in my brows. I always felt like they looked too fake every time I tried, so I haven’t done it since high school. Until I got this pencil. This thing has completely changed the way I feel about filling in my brows. I am SO in love with the Anastasia brow products!
  3. Becca + Jaclyn Hill Champagne Pop. My gosh I love this highlight so much! It is so gorgeous on the apples of the cheeks, Cupid’s bow, tip of the nose, inner corner highlight, everywhere! Just beautiful.
  4. Maybelline Turbo Volum’ Express Mascara. I haven’t used a drugstore mascara in a little over a year, but my Big introduced this to me in October, and I’ve used it almost every day since. I have trouble with my lashes drooping with some drugstore mascaras and they don’t with this one! (Finally!!)
  5. Estée Lauder Resilience Lift Moisturizer. I used Estée Lauder for so long that I got tired of it and stopped buying. I started back with their toner and received this as a sample. It’s big enough that I’ve been using it everyday for over a month and I’m not even close to using it all. Some moisturizers tend to make me really oily and gross, but this is really light and I just love it.
  6. Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer. This is definitely my holy grail concealer. It covers my dark circles and doesn’t feel thick under my eyes (hence the term weightless.) My favorite concealer as of now, hands down!
  7. Amy Head Powder Blush- Fresh & Lovely. I have just recently gotten back into using this blush. I got it two years ago but I got really pale right after buying and it started turning me orange. It’s somehow made it back into my day time routine when I’m just out running errands or shopping.
  8. Hydrogen Peroxide. This is going to sound completely ridiculous, but hear me out. You know the days when you wake up with those blemishes that hurt like crazy and the only thing you can do is just wait it out? All you have to do is put a little bit of Hydrogen Peroxide on a cotton ball and put it on the blemish. One to two days later, it will be gone. Thank you Pinterest for informing me of this method!

Well, that is it for my November favorites! Feel free to leave me a comment below if you’ve used any of these products. I’d love to hear your favorites, too!

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