Sunday, February 6, 2011

january favorites

I haven't done a monthly favorites post in what seems like ages, so i figured i'd try and start doing them again. Not making any promises though! ;)  These products are either newer ones that i've just discovered & have really liked or old favorites that i've rediscovered over the past month.
What have you been loving this month?
Dove Heat Defense Therapy conditioner.  This is one of the products i've rediscovered.  I used to use this everyday but i realized that it was contributing to the product buildup in my hair.  I put off using it for a long time, but have come back to it.  It makes my hair smooth & helps protect my hair from the heat.  I generally use this on the days i blow-dry my hair (i usually shower at night & leave my hair to air dry).  This is the old packaging of this conditioner, but this stuff is still available!

Favorite mascara combination.  I've been loving super thick, dark lashes this past month (well, every month really!) and these two products together help achieve the look.  Clinique's High Impact mascara is my favorite mascara i've ever tried, but in tandem the sample of Lancome's Definicils mascara, it's even better.  I probably won't buy the full size of the Lancome mascara as i'm not made of money haha, but i'll enjoy the little sample while it lasts :)

Favorite eyeshadow combination.  I've been finding it hard to get out of bed & putting the effort into looking super done up this past month.  But to prevent looking like a total mess, finding a quick & easy makeup routine in the morning was an essential.  Benefit's Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow in RSVP (review here) was something i ordered from Sephora a little before Christmas and MAC's Satin Taupe eyeshadow is an old favorite of mine.  I put two layers of RSVP all over my lid & into my crease (as a base & lid color in one) and using a MAC 217 brush, i put Satin Taupe in the crease & build it up into the outer v.  Both quick & easy, but it looks nice and put together.

MAC 129 & Sigma E65 Small Angle brushes.  One of the first things i ever purchased from MAC is the 129 Powder/Blush brush.  I love using it for blush, it applies & blends the color with ease.  Since it's getting quite old, it's getting a bit scratchy unfortunately but it's still nice.  I got a few Sigma brushes for Christmas and i have been absolutely loving them.  One of the eye brushes i got was the E65 Small Angle brush.  I love using this to apply eyeshadow on my lower lash line & i'm hoping this will work well for my recently purchased Clinique cream eyeliner.  We'll see how that goes!

Yes to Cucumbers Facial Towelettes.  This was one of the products i purchased in my recent skincare haul & since then, i've been able to try them out for a while.  Many of you commented on that post saying you loved these and they didn't disappoint!  These are really gentle on my skin & get my makeup off really well.  The towelettes are actually pretty big & since i'm quite cheap i cut them in half and find that's enough to do the job!  I use these to remove my makeup when the day's done, before i cleanse my face.  If i'm feeling particularly lazy, i'll just quick wipe my face with these, apply a bit of moisturizer, and go to bed!  Love these.

Three to follow: Morven, Kerti, Kelly.


  1. Ohh that eyeshadow combo sounds lovely!! Im loving quick and easy makeup at the moment too as its too cold to get out of bed haha! :) xx

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  3. Hm! I should try that eyeshadow combination. I fell in love with Satin Taupe last year and I'm always interested in seeing more ways to use it! It's a plus that it's easy to do, too. Great for those mornings when you're running short on time!

    I like the MAC face brush as well! I recently started trying out Sigma brushes and I'm really liking them. I'll give the angled brush a try the next time. :)

    I feel as though I need to try out the towelettes--I've been seeing them everywhere!

    Thanks for the input and reviews! :)

  4. I love the Benefit CC eyeshadows, I really need some Sigma brushes in my life right now :) xoxo

  5. I tried to comment on my iphone and it bummed up, hence the removed comment ;)

    I really want to try that Clinique mascara, I always hear good things about their mascaras but never get round to trying them myself! &those little face wipes are well cute (: xx

  6. omg!!Just found your blog!Your pictures amazing!!And love the header!!

  7. Laura! :) I love the benefit creaseless cream eyeshadows. I have one in Birthday Suit, and RSVP is next to get on my list. I wanted to try the yes to cucumber makeup remover wipes after seeing them on your blog, but when I went to target I ended up getting the generic target brand face wipes instead, because they were cheaper LOL.

    & Congrats on the new job at the thrift store! :)

  8. I'm a new follower, loving reading your blog! ^_^
    I really wanna try the conditioner and Clinique High Impact mascara now!

  9. Your blog is absolutely fabulous; just wanted to say that. Oh, and one more thing, Lancome Defincils is pretty much the absolute BEST mascara out there, and believe me, I have tried hundreds. Yes, it's a tad bit pricey compared to others but sooooo worth it!