Wednesday, May 4, 2011

A Few Products I'm Loving & Giveaway Winner

The past month has brought more rainy days than I would have liked and as a result I haven't been as creative with my makeup. Nonetheless there are a few products that I have been reaching for quite a lot recently. 

1. L'oreal Voluminous - this is so far my favorite mascara. This is my second tube and I'm almost through with it too. It is really as amazing as everybody says it is, it's easy to apply and is just what I want for full, fluttery lashes. 

2,3, and 4. Inglot Cream Blush # 88, Inglot Face Blush #24, and Royal & Langnickel Stippling Brush - these three in combination make the perfect go to cheek for everyday. The cream blush is a cream to powder finish and is nice on its own, but I like to put the lighter peachy powder blush over it to brighten it up and make it last longer. I love the stippling brush for applying these blushes because it blends them in well and gives a really light finish. 

La Roche Posay Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid - I try to wear SPF everyday especially now that it is warmer and I spend more time outdoors. I have always hated the sticky feeling left on your skin by sunscreen, the reason why I would never have put it on my face a few years ago unless I was going to the beach. I'm so glad I found this sunscreen because it is not greasy at all and sinks in to your skin almost immediately. It is pretty pricey for a sunscreen, but in comparison to the other excessively high priced products that I buy, this one serves a much greater purpose.

Burt's Bees Radiance Body Lotion - I first heard about this through one of juicytuesday's videos where she raved about it. While at the drugstore one day, I saw it, got excited, and bought it. It is a really runny, gel consistency but it really does look very pretty on the skin. In general it gives a glowy sheen, but I have found in some lights it can look a bit glittery. It is great for going out and it smells amazing!

L'oreal EverStrong Sulfate-Free Bodify Shampoo & Conditioner - this shampoo and conditioner really gives my hair some body and makes it feel thick and less prone to oiliness. It does say it is sulfate-free, which is not the reason I bought it because I can't really be sure that it is any better than the other shampoos/conditioners that are out on the market. All I know is that it is nice to use and works well.

And finally, the winner of my 100 followers giveaway is Pepper!
Funny story - I dropped the lipstick while photographing it for the giveaway picture. Not to worry, I'll pick a new one up this weekend, and you can expect an e-mail soon so I can ship all the stuff to you by next week.
Thank you to all who participated, hope you enjoy my blog =)



  1. I have the Voluminous and I was so excited to try it since a lot of people love it. But it didn't do much for my short, skinny lashes and seemed to clump them together :( I have a ten shadow palette from Inglot which I love but I didn't pick up any of their blushes yet! I'll be sure to swatch some colors next time I go~ The colors you have are really pretty and very spring-like :D

  2. I must try some products from Inglot. Great post as usual. xx

  3. Just like you, I used to hate sunscreen because its greasy and sticky. I can't bear the feeling at all. Only recently I discovered Biore sunscreen. It's very light and not sticky at all.

    That Inglot blush looks gorgeous!

    Thanks a lot! I was so excited to know I won the giveaway! Thank you, thank you so much.

    p/s: I feel bad that I hardly leaves a comment in your blog, but I read all posts!

  4. I'm currently using L'oreal Voluminous Carbon Black and I love it! I usually go for lenghtening mascaras but this one volumizes AND lengthen, yey!

    I have tried a sample of this Burt's Bees lotion and found it way too light and shimmery for my liking. Funny because I've just applied Mario Badescu Summer Shine Lotion and I hate it, it's super shimmery!

  5. I need to get me some inglot. xo :)

  6. I bet that cheek combo is stunning! I should try that..a cream blush plus a powder blush..very smart! I've been wanting to try that lotion since Juicytuesday mentioned it, too! I'm not a big fan of glitteryness so good to know :)

  7. I want to try INGLOT sooooo bad. Where can you purchase it?

  8. @Sana - I got my stuff at Imats in NY, but there's a few stores scattered around the US - there's one on Broadway in NY!

  9. I use La Roche Posay Anthelios tinted fluid everyday, I love it!
    Thanks for sharing your faves and congrats to the winner!

  10. i was actually planing to up pick up that sulfate free shampoo and condition today!i've heard great things about it.

    Love your blog, new follower! :)


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