Tuesday, January 31, 2012

January 2012 Favourites

These are cosmetic purchases I grabbed for a lot this month.

#1 La Mer treatment foundation

It is super lightweight and blends into skin flawlessly.
I can NOT feel that I am wear a foundation at all but it still gives medium coverage.
The best part...my reactive skin finds it soothing & calming!

#2 Laura Mercier Mineral Powder SPF 15

This is the best mineral make-up out there! The END!

#3 Origins VitaZing spf 15 Energy-boosting moisturizer

A moisturizer that actually moisturizes, protects (SPF), adds just a hint of healthy color, and it makes my skin look and feel dewy? SIGH ME UP!

#4 Maybelline Age Rewind Eraser Brightener

What a pleasant surprise easily accessible at your friendly supermarket or a local drugstore! I use it under my foundation and I am loving it!

#5 MAC Snowglobe Beauty Powder

It's so lovely and extremely delicate!
It has been my "setting" powder used very lightly with a fan brush!

#6 Here's another drugstore shocker:

REVLON  ColorStay Eyeliner with SoftFlex in Blackberry 206

It glides on easily and it stays in place the entire day.
It's been my go-to tightline pencil.
The color is very unusual, a purple black that looks fantastic with my light brown eyes.

Finally, my nails have been thoroughly neglected this month, mainly because this cold weather is drying my hands out and my thumb nail is still healing from an injury. Boo!
I have a few very pretty brand new ZOYA polishes awaiting to be swatched.

Hope everyone is staying warm and cozy!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

TOP 11 of 2011 (cosmetics edition)

The year is over and it'd been a fantastic one!
Here's a list of my top 11 of 2011!
One word of wisdom though before I indulge you.
If I learned anything this year it is that expensive doesn’t mean better!
You will see some very affordable options on the list.
Now, can I have a drum roll please?

#1 Chanel Bronze Universel De Chanel Sun Illuminator
#2 Giorgio Armani Corrector 1 (HOLLY GRAIL)
#3 It Cosmetics bye bye under eye concealer
#4 It Cosmetics universal brow pencil
#5 Milani liquif'eye brown eye liner
#6 Hard Candy Blush Crush Baked Blush in Honeymoon
#7 Wet n Wild eyeshadow trio Walking on Eggshells
#8 Revlon Grow Luscious Plumping mascara
#9 L'oreal Fairest Nude lipstick
#10 Bobbi Brown - Bronzing Powder in Light
#11 Fusion Beauty LipFusion XL Lip Plumping Therapy

Finally, here is a picture of the happy family:
2012 here we go! :-)