Saturday, October 26, 2013

October Favorites

I haven't posted a blog in forever... Ever since I discontinued my Birchbox, Ipsy, and Glossybox, I've slacked on my blog posts. I canceled my subs for a few reasons.

1) I felt as though I was getting the same brands over and over. I may get different product, but they were repeatedly from the same brands.
2) I really don't need 12 make up bags a year...but thanks anyway, Ispy. It was just getting too ridiculous. My cabinets were just getting cluttered.
3) As with Glossybox...I felt like I didn't know the brands I was receiving. I kept getting stuff that I'd never heard of from brands I'd never heard of and most of the time, the brands weren't available in the US. I just got my last Glossybox, and I must say, they did step up their game this month, but I can't help but think it's because I'd emailed them 3 times telling them to cancel my subscriptions.
4) I kept getting the same color palettes. Always red lip products. Always brown shadows. Always pale ugly nail polishes. No variety.

I am going to try to get subscribed to Popsugar, but it seems like it's really hard to get on the list for that. Every time I try, they're sold out. There are a few others I want to try, like some chocolate subscription and some "time of the month" boxes. Until then, here are some of my favorite products lately.

Oh...and I almost forgot....my town finally got a Sephora (inside JC Penney...but better than nothing) and and Ulta!!! And....I heard we were getting a Gigi's Cupcakes!!! This is what heaven must be like.....

October Favorites

Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquers

Stop what you're doing and go buy these. Right now. They are TO DIE FOR!!!!! They are so pigmented, so creamy, and stay on for hours. Best of all, they are AFFORDABLE!!! Less than $5 each! (The links take you to Walgreens...where they are on sale for $3.99 right now! The sale is in the store as well. It probably ends today or tomorrow...) I have the two shades I'm posting: Apocalyptic (bright pink) and Big Bang (vintage/old Hollywood red). I LOVE THEM. I get compliments every time I wear them. They are better than any high end gloss/lacquer I've ever used. Hands down. You can find these at Target, Walmart, and Walgreens. I've really started loving Rimmel products. I posted before that their Stay Matte powder is phenomenal and I still think so. So, if you're on a budget, try some of the Rimmel products!

Big Bang


Nars Bronzer in Laguna

Nars Bronzer in Laguna is my all time favorite bronzer. It is the perfect color with no orange tones or shimmer. It retails for $36 and is worth every penny.

Nars Light Reflecting Pressed Powder

I tried this in the loose powder form and HATED IT. I decided to try the pressed version and LOVE IT. When you swipe your brush over it, you won't think you're getting any product but you are. You have to gently sweep it over your pores to get the desired effect. It helps hide flaws and pores beautifully. It's $34 at Sephora.

Nars Single Eyeshadows in Fathom and Lhasa

Fathom is the prettiest pale pink shadow! It has silver glitter that give it just the right amount of shimmer. I don't usually buy shadow singles, but I couldn't pass this beauty up!!! I love how it brightens my eye without looking like a babydoll pink. It is a nice change from cream/off white shadows that I usually put from lid to brow.

Lhasa is a gorgeous lavendar-grey that gives the most gorgeous subtle smokey eye, especially when paired with Fathom! I thought Lhasa was only around as a special edition shade, meaning it was going to be discontinued, but maybe they are keeping it since it's still available. I hope they are, because it is gorgeous.  These sell for $24 each.

Batiste Dry Shampoo

I happened across Batiste Dry Shampoo while on vacation this summer and I'm so happy I did. I have two: Wild (I couldn't resist the leopard print bottle...sue me) and Hint of Color Dark/Deep Brown, which sprays a dark brown rather than the white. So, if you're like me, most of the dry shampoos that are white show up in my hair. The "Wild" version is white. I LOVE the dark brown dry shampoo. I don't have to worry about it showing up in my hair and making me look silly. It also comes in a color for blondes, but I haven't tried that one so I'm not sure how it works. Batiste comes in a variety of scents such as Tropical, Paisley (not sure what that scent is...but remember they have one called Wild...), Cherry, among others. These are available at Ulta, some Walgreens stores, and various other drug stores. The regular ones that aren't colored sell for $7.99. The brunette/blonde versions sell for $8.99. Ulta often runs a buy 1 get 1 half off on these...and currently is...so get you some!

I have so many more favorites I want to share with you, but writing, gathering pictures, editing, etc takes a lot of time, so I'll have to continue this another day. Thanks for reading! Please follow my blog and "like" my Facebook fan page! XOXO