Thursday, July 5, 2012

June 2012 Favorites

Played around with various products this month but only a few things stuck out.  Used Photo Grid to show everything (except one item). Let's see how this goes.

I've been on a drugstore mascara kick.  I wanted to find some favs since I've been on a high end ones for a while now.  I lucked and found Rimmel Sexy Curve Mascara.  CVS had a really good sale on various products and this mascara was one of them.  I got for around $2.  It says it adds volume but on my lashes it gives more length and curl than volume.  L'Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black mascara is another one that I recently picked up.  I had tried the original version a while back and loved it.  I had heard people raving about the Carbon Black version and decided to give it a go.  I can see myself keeping this one in my mascara arsenal.

Last year Bare Minerals launched their READY eye shadows.  I have several of their loose shadows and love them.  So I was interested to see their new pressed shadows.  I should have figured that I would love them! The pigmentation is very good and have good staying power.  I have several of the duos, one quad and the 8 pan palettes that were released during the holidays last year.  I have my eye on the Dream Sequence quad *sigh* we shall see if I get it.

I finally picked up the three Black Radiance Eye Appeal Shadow Collection palettes in Urban Jungle, Downtown Browns and Posh Plums.  These are similar to the Wet 'n Wild ones which I like and I like these.  The colors are very pretty, pigmented and easy to blend.  I know they are advertised for women of color but I think if you're a lover of the colors that you should check them out :)

I've had a love/hate relationship with gel eyeliner.  I love it because it stays on all day and looks a little more finished that a regular eyeliner pencil.  What I hate about it applying it.  I have a couple brushes that get the job done but recently used  Real Techniques pixel-point eyeliner brush and it has made the process effortless.  At first I thought the brush was too big and the line would be too wide.  I decided to try it and for me it creates the perfect line and surprisingly enough you can get a thin line with it.  It comes it their starter set.  If it was available for purchase on its own I would purchase another one.  They recently released a fine liner brush and it's thinner than the pixel-point one.  Going to give this one a go in July and see how I like it.

Revlon makes some of my favorite lip products be it drugstore or high end.  Revlon Colorburst lip glosses are some of favorite glosses.  Lip glosses are probably the one product I have most of and I'm snob when it comes to them lol!  I hate hate hhaaate sticky ones and the smell for some glosses have turned me off!  I have this one NARS gloss that I love the color but hate the smell.  It's the only one I have and don't plan to but any others.  Ok back to Revlon lol.  I only have 3 of these glosses and they are Orchid, Sunset Peach and Papaya.  Every time I go into CVS I stroll by the Revlon section to see if I can find another shade I like.  They feel good on, not sticky and good pigmentation.

When it comes to lip pencils I don't have a lot.  Typically I only use one no mater the lip color I apply which is a dark brown.  My absolute fav has always been smashbox's nude lip liner in Dark.  QVC has a duo set which I have repurchased several times.  A while ago I picked up a couple of
NYX Slim Lip pencils based off of reviews I've seen of people loving them and they're inexpensive.  I got them from Ulta when they were buy one, get one 50% off in Brown and Espresso   I must say I've been reaching for NYX more so than my smashbox one.  Go figure! The Espresso shade is a direct match to the smashbox one.  The Brown one is a little lighter but works well if I want a little lighter of a lip.  I have a couple other NYX lip liners that I got from sets that I purchased via Hautelook.  I may play around with those to see if I want to pick up any other colors.

Lancome Blush in Shimmer Coral Sunset is the first Lancome blush that I've tried.  I lucked up and got it during a blog sale. It's gorgeous!!  It's a nice deep coral color and the shimmer in it isn't bad.  With some shimmer blushes it looks like you've thrown glitter on your cheek.

I picked up Black Radiance's Complexion Perfection Shine Control Primer off a recommendation from crystalis007.  She always mentioning products that work for here combination skin, so I decided to try it when I saw it in Rite-Aid.  I've only used it with my Bare Minerals foundation and so far so good. It does control my oil for a good part of the day compared to some more expensive products I've tried.

Essie Turquoise and Caicos is the perfect Tiffany blue color! I posted a picture on Instagram and I got a lot of comments on this polish.  It's so pretty.  I don't buy back ups of nail polishes.  If I did I would totally get another bottle of this one.  Heck I just might!

Essie Trophy Wife is  a pretty blue green color.  I get compliments when I wear this one as well.  And I get a kick out of the name lol!!!  I wear this one year round.  I would get a back of this one too.

This and That
I don't know what took me so long to try Nutella!  I went to Big Lots looking for some other items.  I saw it and decided to pick it up.  It tastes so good!  I'll have it on toast with a cup of coffee and I'm happy!

I've had my orange Dooney & Bourke Juliet satchel for a while and had never used it.  It still had the tags on it. First I debated on giving it to one of my cousins for a Christmas gift.  Then I tried to sell it with no luck.  Then I decided to keep it.  So glad I did!  I don't have an orange bag (which is one of the main reasons I got in the first place).  It a nice size and I like that it has the short handles and long shoulder strap.  Nice fun bag for the warmer months.

Here comes birthday month! *throws glitta*


  1. I love Turquoise and Caicos! Every time I wear it I get tons of compliments too. Great picks.

    1. It was hard to put it up to use the many other nail polished I have :)


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