Thursday, February 28, 2013

February Favorites 2013

I can't believe it's the last day of February already! The month seemed to pass by me in the blink of an eye. I apologize for the shortage of posts this month but between classes, interning and performing there was little time for me to blog. I hope to be a lot more active come March and I'm also determined to finally put up my 100 followers giveaway! I've also been thinking about a name change for my blog to make it a little bit more personal; my top choice at the moment is Ellehearts92. Let me know what you guys think, yay or nay to the blog name change?

Anyways, lets get on with my February Favorites, which of course I created once again using Polyvore. So if you're a Polyvore user like me, then be sure to follow me there as well!

February Favorites 2013

1. Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour in Secreté ($38) - I hauled this in my recent Barneys New York Haul and even though it's only been a little over a week since I've purchased it, I already know I'm going to be using it well into Spring and Summer. The color is a beautiful mauve-pink and is very moisturizing and highly pigmented. It lasts for a long time and it seems to leave a staining effect on my lips so even if you lose the satin finish, the color still stays.

2. Bobbi Brown EXTRA Eye Repair Cream ($69) - I also hauled this in my recent Barneys New York Haul and even though it is extremely pricey, it is worth every penny. This eye cream is very rich and moisturizing and a little bit goes a long way. It has a much thicker consistency than most eye creams I've tried but it really works to hydrate your eyes and it has an added bonus of priming your eyes for any concealer you may put on.

3. First Aid Beauty Daily Face Cream ($20) - I bought this a while ago when I was picking up things for my Florida trip in January with my boyfriend. I remember Lindsey, or Beautybaby44 on YT, mentioning that she likes to use it as a day cream as part of her skincare regimen for oily/acne prone skin so I wanted to give it a try since I was dealing with some pretty bad breakouts at the time. So far I'm really liking it, it's hydrating without being too heavy or oily feeling. I can't say that it does anything in terms of oil or shine control but at least it's not breaking me out and my skin has started to come under more control.

4. NYX Cosmetics Powder Blush in Angel ($6) - I bought this off of Hautelook a while ago when they were having a NYX sale and it came in a three-pack of blushes. I've been reaching for this one in the shade Angel a lot lately because it's a very light pink that gives you a very subtle glow. I think it's great for the winter time when my skin doesn't have a lot of color because darker blush shades can be too harsh and clown looking on me.

5. Almay Eraser Sticks ($4.89) - I've had these babies for a long time and I've only just gotten down to my last three. These are basically q-tips with makeup remover inside so you can fix any mistakes on the go. You snap off one end of the q-tip and allow the remover to seep into the other end, remove your makeup, and you're done! They're extremely convenient and way more sanitary than any reusable makeup eraser sticks in my opinion.

I hope you enjoyed this favorites post and found some of these products interesting. Remember to follow me on Twitter and Instagram for more updates!
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P.S. Don't forget! What do you think about a name change to Ellehearts92?

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

February Wish List 2013

February is quite a busy month for me; my classes are starting to kick into high gear and with Chinese New Year on the 10th and Valentine's day on the 14th, there's a lot going on in my life. I'm not sure if I mentioned this already but I'm part of a lion dance team, which means that around the time of Chinese New Year, we start to get a lot of shows and it also means I'll be on the road a lot with no wifi to blog! I'm going to try to write up posts ahead of time and schedule them to be published so my blog won't be completely post-less this month. Also, I mentioned that I hit over 100 followers while I was on vacation last month and I've been wanting to do a giveaway but since this month will be so busy, my giveaway might have to be pushed to next month. I'll keep all my followers updated via Twitter so if you don't already follow me, make sure to follow for updates!

Now let's get on to the real post, my February Wish List!

February Wish List 2013

1. Urban Decay The Glinda Palette ($39) - I really want to watch this movie! The palette has a lot of pretty and girly shades that I don't have in my collection. Also, if I was to be in the movie, I'd probably be Glinda.

2. Orly Nail Lacquer in Rage ($7.79) - I've been wanting this polish shade since forever. It's a very pretty rose gold color that would look great worn alone or used for designs.

3. Wet N Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Palette - This item on my wish list isn't a specific product. Believe it or not, I have never tried a Wet N Wild eyeshadow and I've always been meaning to. They're so inexpensive and I hear such great things about them but I hardly shop at my drugstore since everything is so overpriced and it's not sold at Target so I never got around to trying it. I think it's about time I picked one up.

4. Anastasia Beauty Express for Brows and Eyes ($39.50) - I've been neglecting my brows in terms of shaping them. I've been just plucking the strays and hoping they turn out alright. This set comes with 4 stencils, a brush, a duo powder, gel and a duo shadow so I'll have no excuse to be lazy about my brows.

I hope this post turns out alright because I'm writing it from my iPhone while on the road upstate to perform. I'll talk to you all soon!

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Saturday, February 2, 2013

January Favorites

I didn't even realize it was already February until I looked at my calendar today, and you know what the beginning of a new month means: monthly favorites! All my favorites from the month of January were products that I brought with me on vacation. They've certainly been pushed to their limits since while I was on vacation I was running around, out for over 12 hours a day and I didn't have much time to stop and reapply makeup.
January Favorites 2013

1. Laura Mercier Shimmer Bloc in Golden Mosaic ($40) - I got a sample size of this product from the In The Glow set I bought from Sephora and decided to bring it with me since one half of it has contour shades and the other half has highlight shades. I used this product the entire time I was on vacation to highlight and contour and it worked perfectly. However, if you don't like any kind of shimmer in your highlighting and contouring products then I would skip this since it does have a hint of shimmer in it.

2. Too Faced Lashgasm Mascara ($21) - I got this full sized product as part of my Too Faced Shadow  Bon Bons ($42) set and reviewed it along with the shadows and Shadow Insurance here. I mentioned how it impressed me in my review and it impressed me once again while I was on vacation. It's perfect for lengthening and defining your lashes. It also stayed put all day and didn't smudge.

3. Urban Decay Naked Palette ($50) - Do I even need to explain why this made it onto my favorites this month? It's my go to palette for traveling since it has all the warm neutral colors I love and could possibly need while I'm away. It's an oldie but a definite goodie, and if you don't have it, I highly suggest getting it!

4. Sigma Mrs. Bunny Essential Kit ($120) - Okay, I know the picture is not of the Mrs. Bunny Essential Kit but rather the Mr. Bunny Essential Kit, but you'll have to excuse that since for some reason I couldn't find the Mrs. Bunny set when I was creating this favorites set. Anyways, I finally purchased Sigma's synthetic Sigmax brush set and I brought it with me on vacation and loved it! The brushes are so smooth and soft, and they apply makeup wonderfully.

5. Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzing Powder with Real Cocoa ($29) - I also got this as part of the In The Glow set from Sephora and I brought it with me on vacation since it was a smaller travel sized version and I had heard great things about it. I used it the entire time I was on vacation and I absolutely loved it. It really does smell like chocolate and it gives your skin this nice hint of color.

6. Maybelline Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Balm in Cherry Me ($2.97) - I believe this has showed up on my favorites list before and it's back on because this was the only lip product I used while I was on vacation. It's so easy to apply and it gives a nice hint of gloss and color. It's also very moisturizing so I was able to get a good color on my lips and hydrate them at the same time! The product also conveniently fits in my boyfriend's pockets so that was a plus as well. If you want to know more, I wrote a review here.
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