Sunday, January 31, 2016

January 2016 Top 5 & More!

So I'm sticking with five products again this year.  I'll also include any surprise products, fails and other randomness for the month. Sound good?

Here weeeeeeee gooo!

Top 5

Maybelline Superstay Better Sin Concealer + Corrector

This was a random Target purchase. Ckey Beauty has raved about this concealer. When I first saw the Deep shade in person, I was kinda doubtful. When I applied it, I was like oh no. But I blended it out and continued with the rest of my face routine and said, ok not bad. As I continued using it, I noticed that I haven't had any creasing/it doesn't it caught up in the fine lines under my eyes. I was kinda shocked. Usually after I do my face I take a Q-tip to get any extra product that gets caught in my fine lines. I haven't had to use a Q-tip with this concealer. Now when the warmer weather hits and I get a tad darker, I think this shade will be too light for me. We shall see.

Black Radiance True Complexion Soft Focus Finishing Powder

I know you're probably like, ok she just mentioned this in my 2015 Top Ten post. Now she's mentioning it again?!! LOL! I am but I'm raving about a different shade. With the cooler temps and losing a bit of color from the summer, for giggles I decided to give the Creamy Bronze Finish a whirl and I have really been enjoying it with the Covergirl All Day Flawless foundation. I thought it would be too light but it's a good shade for me during the winter time. During the warmer months, I have used it under my eyes from time to time with my under eye concealer.

Signature Cafe Tuscan Tomato & Basil Bisque

I haven't mentioned a food favorite in a while. This soup is from Safeway and I love their Signature Cafe soups. When the colder temperatures set in, these soups are one of my go to lunch items. When I was sick earlier this month, I was wanting this something terrible. It's smooth, creamy and has a little kick to it.

Rhonda Sheer Fleece-Lined Leggings

I stumbled across these leggings on HSN in a two pack. I've never worn leggings other than bumming around the house. I had purchased a fleece lined pair from Avenue. I liked them but their starting to come a part boo! I saw the reviews on these and said why not. I ordered them in black and LOVED them. I went back and ordered the black/charcoal pack and just recently ordered the black/chocolate pack. These leggings are so comfortable and fit the body nicely. I typically wear them with a tunic, long cardigan and knee boots. I have been living in these leggings. They are the first leggings I have felt comfortable wearing outside of the house.

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette

I was going to recap this in my February shopping my stash post. But since this turned out as a favorite for the month, here you go! I really enjoy using this palette for the month. I never got bored with or had trouble figuring out what eye look to do with it. The shadows are pigmented and easy to blend. I did not have to reach for any other eyeshadows to complete an eye look. This would be a good palette to travel with. I definitely have my eye on the Bons Bons palette and another warm toned palette they have coming out this summer.


Philosophy Total Matteness Pore-minimizing & Mattifying Cleanser + Mask

This is another outlet purchase from Philosophy's website. If you're a philosophy girl or curious about the brand, check out the outlet section. It's their sale sections and I've scored some good deals. I remember when this line came out but never really paid attention to it. This was on sale for have off, so I decided to give it a go. I used it as mask first and was blown away! You only leave it on 3-5 which I appreciate. Once I rinsed it off my skin was so smooth and just look really nice. The next morning some breakouts I have were just about gone! Then I used it as a cleanser and it do feel it helped keep my oils at bay. I'm curious on how this will work for me during the warmer months. So far I'm really impressed with this cleanser/mask.


Milani Prime Shield Face Primer (Mattifying + Pore-Minimizing)

I picked this up from CVS. When I picked up the tube out of the display, it felt empty. I picked up another on and the same thing. There is only 0.68oz of product. Most primers be it drugstore or high end that I've seen, you get 1oz of product. This primer is $10 and change at CVS. I had coupons when I got it. There are cheaper primers at the drugstore that perform better than this one for me. The primers that I have been loving have more of a lotion feel to them. This one looks and feels like silicone and I feel like it doesn't fully absorb into my skin. It did not keep me matte. So this is a definite no go for me during the warmer months. I'll continue using it since it's winter time. Definitely do not plan on repurchasing this one.

Passion Planner

Ok I don't hate this planner but I'm just not wowed by like others seems to be. It's a nice planner and it can get/keep you organized. If you have some goals that you really want to work on then this a good planner. I mainly got it for work because I wanted something all in one. Last year, I had a planner and then a separate note book for to do lists, reminders and such. I do like that there is a space for to do lists and there is ample space for note taking and such. I don't like the daily view with the times. It's good if you're someone that has a hard time grasping time or you need to "force" yourself to do something at specifics times. Luckily I've never had that problem. Also I prefer month tabs, so that you can easily flip to a particular month. This a definitely a "hype" item that I bought into. Oh well. You live and you learn as they say.

Heidi Swapp Memory Planner

Again I don't hate this planner but just not wowed by it. This is my personal planner. It's super cute and it came with stickers and everything to set it up. This joker was a PAIN to setup. Now mind you, you don't have to use the stickers provided but since it was my first time using it, I wanted to use the items in the kit. The stickers for the months are SUPER SMALL and hard to place. The daily date stickers were bigger but they were hard to peel off. I do like that there isn't a lot of space on the days. My problem is I'll list way too many things to get done in a day and then be annoyed when I didn't get something done. So it's made me really focus on the two or three things that I want to get done today. The month view is small, so there isn't a lot of space to write a lot of items. I'm glad I got it on sale lol.

I think that's it. Let's see what February brings.


  1. Good post definitely will pick the palette up Make-up queen lol Msvirgo

    1. Thanks! I hope you like it. I ordered the Urban Decay Vice XX palette last night from Ulta since I had a 20% off coupon and $11 reward dollars.

    2. That's a good deal!!!!! Hey I purchase a 2016 planner from Office Depot for 20.99 it's a weekly/monthly one that has a pocket in the front, dates to remember section,each month have a huge 2 page calendar with the boxes and space to write on the side of the calendar, and weekly pages for each month, contact section in the back, and note section in the back. I love it way cheaper than the Erin Condren I was going to order for 50.00 plus dollars. Let me see can I put the UPC code in google and see will it come up. Msvirgo

    3. Oh that one sounds nice. If you find it let me know. I've also been looking at The Happy Planner. They are currently on sale online for $12 something. I was thinking about going by Michales to see if they're on sale there too. I have a note in my planner to start looking for a 2017 planner.

  2. what do you think about the urban decay spectrum palette? I have 29.99 left on a sephora gift card and already told the BF about the chocolate bar palette. So now I'm trying to spend the gift card money lol Msvirgo

    1. It's in my Sephora cart lol. I have some money left on a gift card too. I think it's only about $10. Hopefully I can scoop it before it sells out. I love Urban Decay eyeshadows. So I'm always here for what every palette that the release.

    2. LOL!! It's in stock at my store I will check it out on Saturday morning soon as they open!! Msvirgo


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