Last week was my Birthday!!! I am 22 and totally feelin’ it. Also, the closer I get to 30 the more panicked I get. I had always heard people say that but now it is becoming real. One moment I want to be older because of all the perks that come with age like wisdom, financial stability, children, and etc. BUTTT I also wanna stay young for a while.
With my Birthday money and Target gift cards I decided to splurge on some beauty products I had been eyeing for a while.
- L’oreal: Total Repair 5 (Hair Mask)
I have never really tried a hair mask before and this looked perfect. It smells amazing and for under $5, I had a coupon, I had to get it! I will definitely do a review on this soon.
- Afican Black Soap: Purification Masque
Winter and the Psoriasis, my dad genetically “gifted” to me, really wrecks my scalp in the winter. I can not wait to see if this mask works to take away the itch and dry flakes (eww I know). I will say that it smells horrible. If I do not see any benefits there is no way I will be able to put it on for 30 minutes once a week!
- Herbal Essences: Naked Shampoo
- Herbal Essences: Naked Conditioner
I am just going to be honest, I bought this for the smell. It is aaahh-mazing! Specifically it smells like guys cologne. MMMMmmmm.
My only worry with shampoo and conditioner is that I do not want them to make my hair look greasy. I have used it two times so far and everything looks good.
- Ojon: Oil Therapy
EssieButton has done reviews on this item many, many times. I needed it. The travel size was half the price and not in a glass bottle so that seemed the way to go for me. Glass bottles are pretty but I tend to break them and they do not travel well. I can not wait to see if this product does all that it says. There will be a review coming!
- The Body Shop: Vitamin E Sink in Moisture Mask
I have bought this product before and loved it! This is the travel size version for just a couple of uses. This amount works well for me because there is less ‘commitment’ than buying the bigger size. Last time I got about 7 uses out of it. For it being under $3 dollars that is pretty sweet!
Instead of putting my normal moisturizer on at night I put this mask on. It is heaver than a moisturizer but does not feel oily or heavy.
- The Body Shop: Mini Moringa Body Butter
I have never gotten a body butter from The Body Shop before but when my mom said she would buy it how could I pass that up!? It smells just like honeysuckle!!
I plan to put it on at night before bed because it is a little thicker than a day cream.
- Real Techniques: Blush Brush (Pink Handle)
- Real Techniques: Powder Brush (Gold Handle)
These brushes are raved about by everyone I talk to, read about on blogs, and YouTube.
I decided to try out the blush brush and powder brush first. The blush brush looked great for putting on blush (duh) and even contouring. I have some really good powder blushes that I enjoy using, from Sigma and MAC, but neither of those are as dense as this one. The real techniques one looks perfect for those days when I need a little extra coverage.
These two items I am most excited about trying out!
- Maybelline: Rocket Mascara
I always love trying different mascaras. This is one I have not purchased before so I thought YOLO.
- L’oreal: Eye Liner (Carbon Black)
Liquid eye liner is a staple in my everyday makeup. So far, this one seems to be working the best for me. It is a re-purchase and I know I will not be disappointed.
- NYX: Wonder Pencil
I needed something that would do wonders for my water line! Once I ‘discovered’ eye liner I went a little overboard for a while and basically lined my eyes top and bottom. I’m not gonna lie, I resembled Pete Wentz. Really…
Since discovering that that look was not for me I have been in need of a good eye pencil for my water line. Others that I have tried have been too dry or did not last long. I am hoping with this it will do the job of covering up the redness without hurting to apply.
- L’oreal: Infallible Eye Shadow (Hourglass Beige)
Pigments are an interesting concept but messy. When other people use them they look so good, but I know that it is not something I could do quickly or without getting it everywhere!!
The Infallible eye shadows are a great fix for this, or so I have heard. It is a pressed pigment eye shadow. The color I picked looks perfect for an inner eye and brow bone shade.
- Maybelline: Color Elixir (Amber Gold)
No one can do a beauty hall without some kind of lip product..right!?
These were just released and have been said to resemble YSL glosses. Anything that resembles something three times as much I am all over. I love a good dupe.
- NYX: Studio Finishing Powder
NYX is a great drugstore brand. I discovered it at Ulta a few years ago and now they even sell their products at CVS and Target. Also, everytime I look they have new products.
This finishing powder will hopefully be a great way to set my foundation and take away any excess oil.
- Tarte: Amazonian Clay Foundation (Fair Sand)
EssieButton recently did a brand focus for Tarte…so naturally I wanted everything. I decided on the Amazonian Clay Foundation. Foundation can really make or break the whole look of my face.
When looking for a foundation I want the right shade and ‘feel’ of foundation on my skin. I do not want to look cakey or orange. Surprisingly, it can be hard to find the right ‘sweet spot’.
Recently, I bought this Chanel foundation that I loveee. But I find that it can be not enough coverage on some days. I feel that this Tarte foundation will do the trick to give me a little more coverage when I need it.
- Urban Decay: De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray
I have never tried a setting spray for my makeup but I was really interested in Urban Decays line of them. I chose the De-Slick because of the excess of oil on my skin after a few hours of putting on makeup. Yuck.
I have high hopes for this!!
What have you bought recently?