Sunday, January 30, 2011

January 2011 Favourites

Hey Guys!

It seems like FOREVER since I've done a favourites post. Probably because I did a cummulative end of the year favourites for 2010, not a monthly favourites post. I've been buying and trying out a TON of products lately. Here are some of my favourite products I've been loving this past month:

Maybelline Fit Me Foundation #220: I'm really enjoying this foundation as a cheap alternative to my NARS Sheer Glow. I really like how this foundation melts into my skin and matches my skintone regardless of if I'm super tan, or more my natural colour. The only downside to this is that my face is overly shiny unless I use a powder with it. Normally I don't even need to powder because I have such dry skin, but with this I MUST powder. To see how this looks on my face, click here.

MAC Pro Longwear Foundation NC25: This is perfect for my work. I put this on at 5:00 am and my foundation looks just as good when I get home at 4:30 pm. I do find this foundation to be fairly hard to blend into my dry skin even when I moisturize. I have to use quite a bit of Fix+ to make this look natural.

Estee Lauder Night Repair Serum: I've used samples of this in the past, but have never purchased a whole bottle. In the couple weeks I've been using this at night I can see and feel a difference in the texture of my skin. My skin is less dry and is more smooth. I noticed a difference in my skin after just one night of use! This is what my skin has been asking for and I'm so glad I decided to pick up a full bottle (I got 2 GWP when I bought this, Time Zone Moisture Cream and Night Repair Eye and I will be buying a full size of each once I'm done with them!)

Moroccan Oil: I picked this up when I went to Toronto and I love how this smells and can be used on wet or dry hair. My hair is incredibly silky. shiny and healthy looking when I use this. It is a bit pricey, but worth every penny because all you need is just a drop and it will suffice for even the longest of hair (i.e., mine)

NARS "Mekong" Eyeshadow: I love all the NARS eyeshadows I picked up this month, but this has to be my favourite. I've never been able to find a brown eyeshadow that has been dark enough for my liking. This is VERY dark and rich and really brings out my green eyes. I've been using this in my crease and as an eyeliner and it looks beautiful. I will definitely repurchase if I ever run out!

NARS "Madly" Blush: This is my new favourite NARS blush. I have several blushes and this is perfect with my NC30 skintone. It gives me a hint of colour, but more importantly a healthy glow that looks very natural.

Benefit Bad Gal Mascara: I've very picky when it comes to mascaras and I usually hate more mascaras than I like. However, I'm in love with this sample sized Bad Gal lash because it makes my eyelashes VERY thick and it doesn't smudge or flake. I will be purchasing a full size of this once my sample runs out.

MAC "New Vegas" Mineralize Skinfinish: I've been wanting this MSF for quite sometime and finally got my hands on one. I was always worried about buying this since it came out in 07' and hasn't been re-released sinced so I figured I would just be paying an enormous amont of money for a fake. I'm happy to say that this is authentic and everything I hoped it would be. It is quite glittery and I couldn't see fairer skintones pulling this off as it is quite gold, but it gives me a really nice glow when I'm tan. I've been keeping up with my self-tanning a lot recently so I've been really into buying warm colours, golds, browns...etc., that suit my complexion.

Goody Spin Pin: I forgot to take a picture of these since they were in my hair at the time. I got these at Christmas in my stalking and they are such an amazing invention...I can't believe someone hasn't thought of these sooner?! All you need is to twist the two pins into your hair and it firmly secures your bun. I like putting my hair out of my way when I'm doing my makeup so I've been using these everyday in the morning to secure my hair. Also, this is a quick way to style my hair when I'm on the go and my hair is a crazy mess...just twist my hair in a bun and twist these two pins in and I'm ready in less than 10 seconds!



21 comments:

  1. I have been wanting NARS Madly forever! You have great favourites! I loathe the MSF in new vegas, i have one and i may sell it or swap it hehe!

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  2. Man, I really wanna try the MAC MSF Natural.. >_<"

    I thought about trying out the NARS shadows, but to me they look like the elf studio line.. O_Ô elf sure are original huh? (not)

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  3. Man, I really wanna try the MAC MSF Natural.. >_<"

    I thought about trying out the NARS shadows, but to me they look like the elf studio line.. O_Ô elf sure are original huh? (not)

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  4. Agree with you about the maybelline fit, it's a nice foundation for DRY skin, but ya it makes me oily/shiny which is nuts cause my skin is dry, I just wish that it would give more coverage.

    I wrote reviews of the concealer and powder too, would love if you'd check it out and let me know what you think.

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  5. great post! i have the maybelline fit me foundation and have been using it non stop since i got it, i love it! and i have those goody spin pins too and they are amazing!


    Beauty Bag 411

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  6. your hair with the spin pin looks phenomenal!!!

    www.elleovely.blogspot.com

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  7. I love everything you've got listed in your favourites, especially Moroccanoil. I got one recently as well and my hair feels so super healthy and silky when I put it in. Love it!

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  8. Have you tried the Moroccan Oil shampoo and conditioner? I have really long hair that is super healthy and I swear by this stuff. It's amazing and a bottle will last you MONTHS (I had mine from Dec-May).

    -xoxo-
    deevine1217.blogspot.com

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  9. I've alwayssss wanted to try Moroccan Oil but I never got around to purchasing it, and I don't take the best care of my hair :/

    I'm SO happy you posted about those goody pins, I actually saw them in Wal-Mart and wanted to purchase but I passed because it was kind of expensive for a hair product ($6.99 or something) and I thought it was some type of gimmicky hair product that wouldn't work.

    Also, you mentioned that NARS Madly blush goes well with your NC30 skin tone, and I noticed in the PLW foundation you wear NC25 and in the Maybelline foundation #220, how do you go about picking drugstore foundations and making sure they match your skin tone well? I wanted to ask you because I know you're in Canada and unfortunately we can't return cosmetics and sometimes even drugstore stuff can be expensive.

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  10. Oh my goodness! I think I know might need need need this Nars shadow! Sounds perfect! Can we have a FOTD using it! I am also obsessed with marocan oil! I even love putting a tad of it on my legs when I'm wearing a skirt for a subtle sheen and moisturization!

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  11. I'm also loooooving those Goody spinpins! My hair is fine and silky and regular pins and clips just don't work - my hair always falls out. These things are amazing!

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  12. My fiancee bought me Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair and Pore Minimising Serum for Christmas and I love them both, I will be repurchasing, my skin is reborn! lol xx

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  13. Great favourites, I need the Moroccan oil in my life!

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  14. I checked Walmart here in Calgary, but they don't have the FIT line yet :(. I can't wait to try the foundation!
    And I want to try one of those spin pins! I think they would be great for work, it still makes your hair look classy, but so easy.
    Love your new blog look, too!

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  15. I've been wanting to try the Fit foundation but i'm nervous of how it would look. I think I still may try it though.
    Great post.

    Hannah

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  16. I'm obsessed with Moroccan hair oil... it does wonders for my hair too!x

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  17. I love NARS "Madly" Blush it's my all time favorite
    n

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  18. MAC New Vegas is my favorite and it is glittery, but what you should do is put it on your brush like normal and then tap the handle of the brush against the side of your sink/a table and the excess glitter will fall off the brush leaving you with the MSF powder.

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  19. Great favs!

    Ive been meaning to purchase moroccan oil for months now... I think they sell it at Sally's or a similar product..

    Isnt EL night repair awesome?? I never purchased a full size either... But I when I put it under my eyes.. It makes the area so smooth by the morning and I look much more awake. Also it seems to give my face a nice, even look all together. I spotted a full size at marshalls for $40. I wish I would of got it!

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  20. I swear that NARS Madly is on everyone's January favorites! It made mine! It it so beautiful! Love your blog!

    http://shoppingmakesmesmile21.blogspot.com/

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  21. I bought the Fit me foundation because its just a new foundation, but i dont really like it.

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