Thursday, February 26, 2015

Look of the Day: Cool Tone Smokey Eye

Color is one of those things I think a lot of people are intimidated by, but it can actually be very fun and very wearable. This look used cool tones, blue, purple, and teal to be exact, but it will look good on all eye colors and skin tones. You can also use this same technique with any 3 colors you want. You just need a deep shade, and mid shade, and a bright, and you can can recreate several versions of this look. I will list all the products I used below if you want to recreate this exact look, but definitely pick any three shades of your own, use the same technique, and have fun creating new combinations!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Haul! Sephora, Ulta, and MAC

Apparently after doing an Empties/Products I Hit Pan On as my last post, I felt like it was time for a shopping trip. I actually did quite well with self-restraint this time, and this is a roundup of trips to Ulta, Sephora, and MAC. I got some necessities and some experiments. But enough about my thought process while shopping, let's get to the products!

SheaMoiture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie 

I like a lot of SheaMoisture products for my naturally curly hair, a few of which I mentioned in my Best Styling Products for Curly Hair, and I kept hearing good things about this, so I decided it was time to try it. I used it today, and I have to say, it might be my favorite of their products. It really helps your natural curls be their best. It is very moisturizing so it really smooths and defines curls, but it is not extremely thick or heavy, so it will not weigh down or flatten your hair. I got lots of body and volume, with really well defined curls, the perfect combination. It also holds and maintains curls really well. Your curls stay in tact and hold up, even when sleeping on them, which is always great because you can go a few days between washes and still have in tact curls.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Products I've Hit Pan On/Empty Products #2

Philosophy Cranberry Medley Hand Cream

I mentioned this and the set it came in as part of my November Favorites. I went through this stuff quickly, and loved it! The set came with three scents, but the Cranberry was the first I used up. It just smelled so festive and perfect for the deep winter. It had a mix of crisp fruity fragrance with warm, spicy undertones. And can we talk about the formula? Granted, Philosophy makes a lot of great formulas, but this has to be one of my favorite hand creams now. It is deeply moisturizing, but not greasy, and if you've read my Winter Skin Savers or My Favorite Fall Skincare, you know that I love any product that feels super thick and moisturizing but that your skin actually absorbs and doesn't just leave a greasy film. This definitely was one of those products. Unfortunately it was a limited edition Holiday set, but they do make the same formula year round in less festive scents.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

January Favorites

Conair True Glow Cleaning Skin Beauty Treatment 

I talked about this recently in my post where I called it a Clarisonic Drugstore Dupe and I'm still obsessed. Seriously, how did I think my face felt clean when I used to wash it with just my hands? I use this about every other day because I find every day starts to irritate my super sensitive skin a bit, but even on the days in between I am amazed at how soft, smooth, and just absolutely clean my face feels. I won't talk about it too much because you can read about it in my previous post, but holy wow, I am still amazed, and (again) at half the price of the Clarisonic! Amazeballs.