Thursday, December 29, 2011

DECEMBER 2011 favorites

Hello beauties,
As promised I am going to reveal my top 5 favorite products of the month.
In addition I will share one fail item, luckily it was not expensive.
Here we go:
#1 -  Peter Thomas Roth Retinol Fusion PM

Wow! Maximum results with minimal irritation! So true! I'm blown away!
At $65 per 1oz I was not in a rush to purchase this but I am so sorry I'd waited so long!
My skintone has evened out, it is much smoother, my fine lines and wrinkles have diminished. Highly recommend it!

#2 - Make Up For Ever HD  Invisible Cover Foundation
My shade is 120 (soft sand).
The truth is that this is my old reliable stand by foundation.
It is lightweight, it does a good job perfection my skin leaving it with a pretty satin finish.
It applies easily with my stippling brush, it is definately ONE of my MANY favorite foundations.

#3 - Hard Candy Crush Baked Blush in Honeymoon

Unfortunately if you want this to act as a blush you will be disappointed, this has very little color payoff however there is still good news,  it works as an amazing highlighter!
It gives a beautiful light peach-pink highlight aka "healthy glow" which is spot on for my pale winter skin.

#4 -  Giorgio Armani Master Corrector #1 (pink)

This is a fantastic corrector! It blends amazingly into my skin & is a perfect first step to fight those narly undereye circles.

Finally, a shocker!

# 5 - CETAPHIL Gentle Skin Cleanser!
I love that it is so gentle but it still removes most of my makeup and even leftover stubborn mascara (I start with L'Oreal eye makeup remover first)!

This is how I work my Cetaphil (pay attention!).
I pump a few squirts into my dry hands, rub my palms together to emulsify the product, turning into a milky lotion.
Next, I begin massaging it onto my dry face.
This will gently remove some makeup, dirt, etc.
Take your time!!!
Add a little water to emulsify it further but keep massaging the product with your fingertips.
Finally, wash it off with lukewarm water.
I always follow up with Clarisonic & any cleanser I desire at the moment since I have an army of those! :-)

For the grand finale, here is my "FAIL" of the month:

Physicians Formula Eye Enhancing Shimmer Strips Shadow & Liner Candy Collection, Hazel Eye Candy.

Well, where do I start?
No pigmentation, all the shimmer, sheer finish, flimpy applicator, the fact that it did nothing for my hazel eyes?
A lesson learned and luckily cheaply.
The set is on clearance at CVS at the moment, marked down to 75% off.


Saturday, December 3, 2011


This is a bit late but the Holiday time is the busiest around here!
I have not really endulged into anything exciting however I would love to highlight one very special product here!

Here it goes:
 La Mer Treatment Fluid Foundation SPF15

This silken, lightweight fluid provides flexible medium coverage, a luminous and flawless finish, as well as long-lasting benefits. The exclusive Blue Algae Lift Ferment™ immediately adds radiance while working to improve firmness, clarity and brightness. SPF 15.

Why do you ask especially given an $85 price tag?
Well, my dry skin is a brat and this is the most superior foundation, in my humble foundation junkie opinion, out there that satisfies its needs.
Trust me, I've tried them all!

My skin feels and looks moist and radiant without being greasy or shiny.
Unlike any other treatment foundations out there, the coverage is phenomenal.
It is just light enough to cover some issues (redness, scars, sun spots, minor acne) yet not too heavy where is feels like it is suffocating my skin.
My color IVORY is yellow based hence it rids of any redness in my skin.
(for your reference I am about NW/NC 20 in MAC shade chart)
It is also so comfortable.
I don't feel it, I don't think about it!
Once put on in the morning it stay put all day, no touch-up's needed!
Finally, giving the reactive (sensitive) nature of my skin, the treatment aspect of this product comforts my skin all day long.
How many foundations do you know that  make your skin feel amazing upon its removal? 
This is my favorite foundation of all time! least for now! :-)

Hope this was helpful and informative enough.
PLMK if you have any questions.
Have a very happy & healthy Holiday Season!