Jun 3, 2014

May Favorites

    I decided it would be fun to share a list of items that I used excessively in May. As usual when the Spring and Summer like temperatures hit, I change-up my foundation routine. I tend to go for the "less is more" when it comes to the quantity of products I use on my face since I have very oily skin. My new foundation routine is really simple and light weight which is perfect for summer.  

1. Urban Decay Naked Palette: When I first purchased this palette I thought it was a complete waste of money but it has became my favorite eye-shadow palette my favorite colors are Naked, Half Baked, Toasted and Sin (for eye ducts).  I honestly reach for this palette daily.

2. Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter Pressed Powder Opal: This highlighter adds a beautiful glow to your cheek bones, tear ducts or wear it as a eye shadow. I find that if I apply it under my foundation it looks better on my skin.

3.Red Cherry Eyelashes #43: I have always struggled with applying eyelashes typically I would purchase the Ardell lashes but I decided to order a lot of six from ebay.com I love love love these lashes.

4. Nars Blush Orgasm: A long time favorite a top seller beautiful on all skin types but especially women of color.

5. MAC Pro Longwear Concealer NW40: My holy grail full coverage concealer love it.

6. MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Dark: The perfect powder and coverage for my summer foundation routine. 

7.Buxom Lipgloss Sarina: The perfect shimmer lipgloss to go over the perfect nude lipstick. This lipgloss smells like mints and tingles on your lips. (May not be for everyone)

8. Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser: I really like this product it's similar to Benefit's Porefessional but a third of the price. If you have large pores it helps to reduce the look of them when you are wearing make-up.

9. Mac Enchanted Lipstick Aquatic Alluring Collection: My near perfect nude lipstick (I'm still on the hunt for the perfect nude for my skintone) .

10. Alien by Thierry Mugler: I absolute love this fragrance it has such a distinctive smell that is unlike any other perfume I own or have smelled. The fragrance is very intoxicating and I receive so many compliments on it. I find my self using it for daytime events as well as nights.

I know black women typically don't tan but we can achieve a radiant glow. To achieve this glow I use the above products.

11. Vaseline Cocoa Butter: I don't use a lot but it gives me a nice luster.

12. MAC To The Beach Body Oil: I found this at the CCO in Allen Texas. I really wished I purchased two. It gives me the perfect glow with a hint of bronzing shimmer.

13. Pure Paradise Body Lotion: I use this mostly to work everything in and to distribute it evenly plus is smells like great.

14. L.A. Colors sent me their Color Craze Nail Polishes. My absolute favorite color for Summer and Spring is white. Therefore I choose their Energy Source (white) which is a gorgeous alpine white.
Colors Shown (left to right) Energy Source, Flicker, Mint, Atomic, Mega Watt, and Fuel. You can find these at you local K-Mart.

15. The Michealik: I've been on the hunt for the perfect red bag and I found it. I found this gem at Aldo and I'm really impressed with the quality and structure of the bag.  It's similarities to the Celine bag is the icing on the cake since I've been on the wait list for months at Nordstorm's. The zippers on the side adjust to make the hand bag smaller. I love the zipper in the front which allows space for my loose change. In the inside there is another zipper to allow more change and two compartments for cellphones. The handbag has plenty of space for me store all my items. I really love this bag. If you are interested in purchasing it you will have to go into the store it is not available online.  

16. Ipad Mini Handmade Crystal Case: Although it took 50 million years to arrive from China I love the look it gives my iPad. I ordered this beauty from e-bay and took an entire month to arrive. Now I must be honest, it isn't as functional as my other case that has the stand and a cover to prevent scratches but I just love this one better.

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