Sunday, May 13, 2012

April 2012 Favorites

Here are my April favorites (late I know)!
So instead of putting in a pic for every item I'm going to do 1 - 2 of all the items or maybe for each grouping.  Let's see how this goes.  I just feel like these posts can be too picture heavy.


I started using Wet n' Wild's Silent Treatment trio again when emilynoel83 mentioned it in one of her recent shopping list ideas videos.  This is an easy go to trio on days when you don't know what to do or when you do want to much going on with your eye makeup.

I picked up The Balm's Nude 'Tude and Shady Lady vol 1 palettes from Hautelook during one of their sales.  I so did not need another neutral/nude palette but the reviews on it were good and the price was good.  The Shady Lady palette has a nice mix of colors.  The eye shadows are very pigmented, soft and have good staying power.  There are two other volumes of the Shadowy Lady palettes but I think I'm good with the first one.

I'm not a big MAC person.  I have a few items in my collection and what I do have I like.  I did pick up two MAC Extra Dimension Eye Shadows from one of their recent collections in Rich Core and Havana.  I've only worn them alone all over the lid.  They are very pretty shadows.  Lightweight tempted to pick up one or two more.  But at $20 each I think the two I have is enough.

The smashbox Photo Op palette is freakin awesome!  It contains all of the reformulated eye shadow trios along with two additional quads.  You also get two blushes, lip glosses, brow powders, cream liners annnnnd 3 highlighters.  It's came out during last year during the holidays and it's still available on QVC.  This is the perfect travel palette.  I took it with me on my recent work trip and I was good to go.  I've always loved smashbox eye shadows.  The new formulation is amazing.

I was going to mention Wet n' Wild's eyebrow pencil which I've been using.  I like it but the pencil is waxy and I don't feel the staying power is all that great.  Before that  I was using Maybelline's pencil in black which I felt was too dark.  I went to Ulta and picked up Iman's brow pencil in Brownest Black.  This right here!  The pencil is not waxy and looks very natural.  I've been using it the last two weeks and I think I may have found my HG brow product.  And it's only $8 which I'm happy about becuase some of the other products I was looking to try are at least $20.


MAC's Heroine was recently released as part of the Reel Sexy collection.  Wasn't checking for it until I saw a youtuber (crystalis007 I believe) post a video on it and I was sold.  It's a matte purple color.  It's not super matte which I like and it's a pretty color on.

I ordered a Mary Kay lip gloss in Berry Tart when I went to a Mary Kay party (which started me back in using some products that I already had and got me to get some other products, mainly from eBay).  I love berry colored lip products since they look good on my skin tone.  I used this product for a good two weeks.  I've used this with MAC's Heroine and on its own.

Revlon lip butter in Raspberry Pie is a great option is you're not a fan of or scared to wear a red lip.  I thought I had lost this but it was buried in my purse lol!!


**blush colors are seriously washed out in this pic -___-
Mary Kay Blush in Berry Brown is a perfect everyday blush for my skin tone.  On me it's very natural and goes with just about any look.

MAC's blush in Notable is another perfect everyday/goes with any look blush.  I took it with me on my work trip and I used it just about everyday for the week I was gone.  This isn't available via MAC anymore.  I lucked up and found it on eBay for a reasonable price.

I have several versions Bare Minerals Mineral Veil. I used the original version pretty much the whole month.  Mainly because I want to use it up.  While I was using it I forgot how much I liked it.  In the container it a white powder which I know for a lot of people is a no no.  However it doesn't leave any color on the skin and I can't explain it but it does make your skin look better.


I've been on a blue kick this month.  I've gone back and forth between Revlon's Royal, Midnight Affair and Spoiled by Wet n' Wild Your Fly's Down.

This and That
Safeway's Vanilla Milk - random I know lol!!!  I usually get Horizon's Vanilla Milk which is good but expensive.  I randomly stumbled on this a Safeway one morning.  They usually have a promo going on and the small bottles are $1.  I use it for my oatmeal and I don't add any sugar.  Very tasty :)

I was all over Target brand's baby wipes.  A pack of 88 is less than $2.  Then one day I didn't feel like going to Target and hit up CVS (which I've been doing a lot lately) and picked up the CVS brand baby wipes.  They're a little more price wise but I like them better because they are thicker like a cloth.  I use baby wipes to help remove my makeup before I was my face and for personal needs *shifty eyes* lol!

Ok that's all. TTFN.  Ta ta for now!

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