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August Faves/ SkinCare

Hey Bloggeristas so I hope everyone is doing well. I am over here trying to stay sane with all of this madness with Hurricane Irene. Hoping to squeeze in this post before we lose power at some point.

I decided to do my Favorites in conjunction with my Skin care Items because they are also a part of my Favorites and everyday use.

For Hair:
I am in Love with all Moroccan/Argan Oil Products. For my Curls this has been the only thing that has been able to manage my frizz and give me definition to my curls. I love the Styling creme and as a matter of fact this bottle is totally empty and had to buy a new one today.
The smaller bottle i got at Sally’s Beauty Supply for about $8 and its Moroccan Oil . I sometimes just use that if I am not going anywhere and just gonna hang out in the house and put it in, let it air dry and my curls are super bouncy!
For Body & Feet:
Organix Coconut Milk White Chocolate Shaping Body Souffle. (Say that 10x fast!)
As you all know by now I am obsessed with coconut scents and white chocolate! What better than a body Souffle that combines them both? And helps shape! 
I use the Ms. Pedicure Foot Tool in the Shower along with my Rough Skin Eraser. With Summer its a Must to keep those feet looking purty!
Some Eye Items:
Benefit Powderflage I use underneath my eyes to set my concealer and to prevent my eyeliner from running underneath which I have a major prob with!
Ruby Kisses Eyeshadow Primer is a great cheap alternative to the Familiar Urban Decay Primer Potion! 
was $2.99!
Cheeks:
Laura Geller Blush-N-Brighten in Apricot Berry Awesome color payoff one of my goodies from my previous Birchboxes!
NARS Hungry Heart Duo: 
NARS created the Blush Duo, made with smooth, superfine micronized powders for supreme blendability, and infused with radiance-reflecting pigments. Plus a bit of glitter, or as Nars calls it, ‘jewelry for the face.’
The double compact opens to reveal one highlighting and one sculpting shade, allowing you to literally shape your desired look. Hungry Heart, which pairs a gold-flecked light pink with a shimmering golden ivory, can be used aloneโ€”the pink blended into the apples of the cheeks, and the ivory as a highlighter along the cheekbonesโ€”or atop a richer shade of NARS blush for a seriously sculpted look.



Tools:

Mac 187 
Kabuki
Eyebrow Tools?

I actually looove these to separate my Eyelashes after I apply my Mascara

Mystery Kabuki ๐Ÿ™

My Favorite Kabuki! Not sure where I got it think it wasEither Crown, or Coastal Scents. Doesnt have a label! Help! lol
Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara. I picked this up in one of my recent Sephora visits. Now I love the Original Formula and I was actually trying to get the new Doll Eyes but they were out. I decided to give this a try. I love it however it is a bit too wet so have to work with it accordingly .



Awesome Eyeliner Goes on super smoothly!

Lip Products:


Milani HD Advanced Lip Colors AMAZING!!!!!! Smell sooo yummy and color lasts and goes on soo great!


POP Lip Magnet Primer works great right before applying my lipsticks. Leaves my lips nice and smooth!


I got this Great lipstick for $8 at ULTA and I love love this color called Win me Over!
(Sorry didn’t show the color just realized Im an idiot woops)

Foundation:

I have never tried Illamasqua products and decided to give their foundation a go . I have heard so many great things and was decently priced for $36 at Sephora. I will say the color ranges aren’t that impressive but such great quality coverage. Unfortunately this turned out to be a bit too dark for my NC40 Skin. I used Temptalia’s  Foundation Matrix for this and didn’t work ๐Ÿ™ 
I decided to try adding a white color corrector from Coastal Scents to Lighten it a bit and it seemed to work a little but need to play with it more. Pretty neat product!

Skincare Holy Grail Items!


As you can see my skin is far from Perfect:


Step one:

This has to be the only eye makeup remover I have liked for about 5 years now.I  have tried so many that have that oil and either my eyes get irritated or leave my eyelids all greasy and oily. 

I go through this about every 2 weeks and its about $6 wish it came in bigger bottles!

I use this mainly at night at the end of my day but in the morning I do it one more time in case I left anything behind.

Step 2:
Philosophy Purity is super gentle and love it so much so that I get the Huge one from Sephora .
Morning and at night routine.

If I am looking to get a little deeper and exfoliate a little:

This stuff is beyond great. I mean a little like pea size goes such a long way and feels so creamy. it is very thick and has tiny exfoliating beads . My Skin feels like a babys bottom after this!

3rd Step!

This is the most amazing product I have used in a while. It is exactly what it says a softener. The best way to explain it is you know how a matte surface or the outside of a matte nail polish bottle feels? Nice and Smooth or NARS Compacts? Well the outside of this bottle is the same way and no lie your skin feels the exact same right after using this.

I put some on a Cotton Swab and dab it all over my face and let it sink in !

EXTRA:

About once a week I use a Face mask . It just helps calm down any redness or freakouts my skin may have throughout the week. I also Love Benefit Total Moisture Facial Cream . This little sample has lasted me for almost 4 months! 

I will do a more in depth post with more items but this is the overall Staples in my skincare. There are Eye Cream and night treatments as well. 
Check out my Shiseido Haul post if you missed it to see all my other Shiseido and Nars Goodies !

Comments 12

  1. Lexy

    Great post! I just put about 3 new things on my wish list lol I am dying for a laura gellar blush *_*

    P.S I am having a giveaway on my blog check it out ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Ms. Prettyful Girl

    Good stuff! Those 2 (Moroccan/Argan oils) were the ones I was thinking of getting. And I saw that Philosophy Purity on QVC today and I wanted it! Now I want to try that Ruby Kisses Eyeshadow Primer too ๐Ÿ™‚ Great post as always. I’m hoping to have my first favorites post this month!

  3. Andrea

    http://sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P294007&categoryId=B70

    Cathy, if you’ve never tried this eye makeup remover, I recommend going to Sephora and at least getting a sample of it. It takes off all my eye makeup without any tugging and is super gentle. I recently had a Retin-A fiasco and ended up with some underneath my eyes. The skin peeled for a good 2 weeks and this eye makeup remover was the only thing that didn’t sting or make the dryness worse!

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