Friday, August 17, 2012

Products I Love...

It's been a while since I've shown you some of the beauty products that I'm really liking. Thought I would do a quick round-up!

Smith's Rosebud Salve - link!

Oh how I love this little tube of lip heaven. Back in High School (oh, a mere 11 years ago... meep!), I read that Mary Kate Olsen used Rosebud Salve religiously. Now this was most likely read in Seventeen Magazine so the reality is, I have no idea if MK really ever used this product, but if you learn only one thing about me from reading this blog, know that MK can do no wrong in my mind.

I picked up the tin of Rosebud Salve at Sephora and loved it. As always happens, I moved on to some other lip product and Rosebud Salve was forgotten about. Until now! I love the convenient new(ish) tube packaging and it's just a great lip balm.

Korres Lip Butter / Wild Rose - link!

If you've read any beauty blogs in the last few years, you know that the Korres lip butters have a lot of fans. I've just never been interested. Perhaps it's the $12 price tag for what is basically a tinted lip balm.

All that changed when I was easily influenced by the witty, well-spoken v/blogger Estee (link!). In a recent video she mentioned that she loved using Korres and well, I must have been in a shopping mood because I went out straight-away and picked it up! Ah, never underestimate the influence of bloggers.

Love the pinky-red stain this product leaves on my lips. Hate the messy packaging. I suppose I should have cleaned up the rim of the product, but life isn't always perfect and neither is my lip balm!

Essie Good To Go Rapid Top Coat - link!

Oh my Gosh, you guys. I don't even know how to properly express my love for this nail product. Forget about Seche Vite and it's thick, goopy formula. Essie Good to Go is a magical top coat that dries your nail polish in seconds. Seriously. For $8, you can paint your nails at 11PM and be snuggled in bed at 11:30pm and you will NOT GET BED MARKS ON YOUR NAILS.


I find myself painting my nails more often because it takes less than 30 minutes to paint and dry. I can watch an episode of House Hunters whilst doing my nails and when it's over, my nails are perfect. GUYS, come on.

Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer / SC-3 - link!

This concealer duo is creamy, smooth and really does the job. I won't gush about it, but will only say that I really enjoy using it and am happy to stick with this product for a while!

L'oreal Telescopic Mascara - link!

I rarely buy the same mascara twice. It's not that I'm in search of a holy grail (hate that term) mascara that will forever change my life (or at least my lashes). I just like trying new mascaras! I can't for the life of me remember who influenced this purchase, but yay! Insert happy mascara dance.

Some will say this wand is flimsy. Can't argue there. But the tiny brush! Look how cute! This will not give you voluminous lashes. Not in the slightest. It will give your lashes length and coat them so nicely and evenly. It is also fab for easily putting mascara on your bottom lashes. 

Don't buy this product if you want Kim Kardashian lashes. This is for the more natural gal.

Urban Decay Naked Palette - link!

An ode to Sin. I use you almost everyday. You are slightly shimmery, but not in that obnoxious glittery mess of way like Sidecar. You are neutral enough to get me through my day under bright office lights, yet can easily move me into the night when paired with a deeper shade. I fear the day that I will hit pan on you. Will the UD Naked Palette be useless to me once you have disappeared? Perhaps. I will continue to enjoy your neutral-pinky-beige-champagne-goodness until that day comes.

Sephora Mineral Powder Brush - link!

I have been on the hunt for a new liquid foundation brush. My beloved Kirkland (for Costco) brush has started to shed after 3 years of daily use - I kid you not, I used that brush every single damn day.

I am (still) tempted to buy the Real Techniques brushes - the price is right, and I love supporting YouTubers (they were created by a Pixiwoo goddess) - yet I don't have an Ulta in my area so that purchase must wait.

Enter Sephora. This brush is tightly packed and has just the right softness for a face brush. I really have nothing bad to say except maybe I wish it had been slightly cheaper. I feel like a bit of an ass paying over $25 for something Sephora branded.

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What have you been loving? :)


  1. Definitely going to try that topcoat, I do like Seche Vite but the formula is not the best!

    1. I hope you love it as much as me! It really has changed my nail painting for the better :)

  2. I must try that Essie top coat! I love their To Dry For, but it isn't as fast as Seche. Great list :D

    1. Thanks, Bailey! I haven't tried the To Dry For polish!

  3. Hi.

    Just wanted to let you know that I nominated you to the Liebster Blog Awards :)
    Check it out here:

    Xoxo Mari


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