Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The Dry Shampoo for me

     Last week, I was casually perusing the beauty isles of target when I came across the Dove refresh+care dry shampoo. I have never really been a fan of dry shampoos because the ones I've tried just ended up leaving my hair greasier than it was to begin with! Nevertheless, I decided to give this one a go after reading quite a few rave reviews on it. My thoughts? I think it is pretty darn  amazing! Not only does it refresh the hair, it also adds quite a bit of volume. This feature makes it a great multipurpose product. To sum it all up, if you're having a hard time finding a dry shampoo that works, this might be the one for you!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

TOP 13 OF 2013

Hellooo fellow beauty junkies! Hope you had a fantastic New Years! To start 2014 off with a bang, I thought I would take some time to reflect on all the new products I have discovered in 2013. So without further ado, let's get into my favorite skincare and makeup goodies of the year!

1) Zoya Nail Polish Remover: You're probably thinking that a nail polish remover is a slightly strange thing to be gushing over, but this one is truly amazeballs. Not only does it come with a super convenient pump, it also swipes off all of my polish without any scrubbing required.

2) Origins Drink up Intensive Mask: I have already mentioned this in a rather lengthy blog post, so I will keep this short. If you want to wake up and glow like you have had 20 hours of sleep, then this is the face mask for you.

                                                                3) Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentrate: Now if you are into french skincare, then you will surely know about this product. It is the perfect daily moisturizer for all skin types which does its job without leaving your skin feeling greasy. What can I say, its an oldie but a goodie.
                                                                 4) Aesop Parsley Seed Cleansing Mask: This is a product that I discovered pretty late into the year, but I just had to include it. I think this is one of those masks that does it all. It deeply cleanses, refreshes and smooths the skin! It's a must have.

                                                                 5) Emma Hardie Cleansing Balm: If I had to pick my favorite product find of the entire year, it would hands down be this cleanser. This was my first time using a hot cloth cleanser and let me tell you I will never go back! I use this cleanser morning and night and it leaves my skin feeling squeaky clean!

                                                                 6) Caudalie Hand Cream: In 2013, I was on a hunt for the perfect hand cream and ladies and gentlemen, this is it. It is the perfect everyday hand cream because it is moisturizing without leaving a sticky residue. Definitely a handbag essential!

                                                                   7) Josie Maran Argan Color Stick in Coral: I had to include my favorite peachy coral blush of the year and this time it is a cream formula. I have never really got along with cream blushes because of their short lasting power, but this one doesn't have that problem. It stays on for a good couple of hours, provides easy application and who doesn't love that gorgeous rose gold packaging!

                                                                     8) Rimmel Scandal Eyes in Nude: I love to use this eyeliner in my waterline on days when I just look a little dull and dead... so basically everyday. For real though, this is great for making your eyes look bigger or just making you look like you got a lot more sleep than you actually did because you've really been watching Mad Men all night. Sigh.

                                                                      9) Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad to the bronze: Now I am really not much of an eyeshadow girl. All that patting and blending seems like way to much effort at 6:30 am, but this I can work with. All you need is to swipe the color all over your lid and BAM, you're wearing eye makeup. Perfect product for a lazy gal.

                                                                      10) Japonesque Eyeshadow Duo in 08: Japonesque launched their makeup line this year and I just couldn't stop myself from picking up a little something! I went for a neutral eyeshadow duo and I am more than happy with it. The color looks exactly how it looks in the tin on the eyes and the staying power is fantastic. Plus, the package is so artsy and beautiful!

                                                                      11) Laura Mercier Oil- Free Tinted Moisturizer: This product was another one of my favorite finds of the year. It provides the perfect amount of coverage for everyday and doesn't make you look like you've caked on too much face makeup. Another everyday staple.

                                                                       12) Revlon Balm Stain in Honey: Revlon came out with a lot of matte and glossy lip stains during the holiday season which I am dying to try, but for now I am still faithful to the originals. I think this shade would suit a variety of different skin tones and for me it is the perfect year round mauvey pink color.

                                                                       13) Korres Lip Butter in Plum: Another great handbag essential that I love throwing on during the fall and winter months. Not only does it give the lips a deep berry color, it also keeps them moisturized which is a must.

         That concludes my 2013 Favorites! Let's raise a glass to new, amazing product discoveries in 2014! Please leave a comment with your favorite finds of the year : D Byeeee