Hola chickadees … Thanks for all your positive feedback last month when I debuted my new blog series Love It/Want it! I am having so much fun putting these posts together! It lets my inner makeup obsessed self shine through!
Sooo here’s what I’m loving and wanting this month, are ya ready?! Let’s dive right in:
I decided to get back to basics a bit with my skincare routine. Recently while spending time with my sister I noticed that her skin was looking amazing, and she said she started using good ol’ Noxema. Talk about going old school! I used to use this stuff alllllll the time in my younger years! In fact, after I purchased and used it for the first time again the scent gave me soooo much Déjàvu! I love how gentle it is on my skin, I am able to wash my face with it day and night without my skin feeling over-dried or tight. And my skin feels smooth and soft and my skin is visibly clearer then it has been in months.
Oh my heaven. Whenever I want to feel like I’ve been whisked away to my own private island, I slather myself in this body butter. It smells like vacation, and summer. It reminds me of being a teen and lying in the tanning salon. And the formula of this body butter is divine. I find a lot of other body butters very greasy, but this one is great, my skin soaks it up and it leaves me feeling hydrated and smelling like I just stepped into the tropics.
I am loving the Fresh Effects line from Olay. Adding this gel moisturizer to my routine has seriously done wonders for my skin. I love the smell and the consistency of it, my skin seems to just respond really well to it. I’ve been using it at night after cleansing my face, and it is just so cooling and soothing. I imagine it is going to feel even more amazing in the summer!
Like I mentioned above, I am loving the Fresh Effects collection. The eye cream is great. I’ve been putting it on twice a day, in the morning right before my makeup, and at night before bed after I have washed my face. I have noticed that my dark circles are not as severe and I don’t have to put so much concealer on to hide my racoon eyes, which is a definite plus to me!
I first purchased a beauty blender months and months ago, and did not like it. I will admit, I used it dry at first, and I hated it. I honestly did not understand the hype. So, I forgot about it for awhile. You already know I’m a social media junkie, what you may not realize is I’ve recently expanded that addiction to YouTube and watching many a beauty videos. – I am subscribed to dozens women who I now consider my beauty gurus. And that’s where I learned the beauty blender works its magic best when its wet!!!! (I can’t be the only one who didn’t know this at first right?!) OMG – yes, yes yes – flawless beautiful application! I find that I don’t even need to put on as much product anymore (and sometimes I don’t even need to conceal!) because the beauty blender is that good!!!!
I love the idea of a one-stop-shop when it comes to moisturizing, priming, protecting my skin, color correcting, pore minimizing and all that good stuff. I had tried a ton of BB creams and none of them really were that great to me. They all provided minimal if any coverage, and I saw no real difference between what my face looked like with BB cream on or off. When CC creams started coming out, I decided to try one, especially since CC creams are supposed to be more geared towards color correcting which was one of my biggest concerns. I l decided to try the Revlon age defying CC cream because when I sampled it in the store it was thick and looked like it provided good coverage. And it did. I can definitely get away with using this alone, and in the summer months I probably will. But right now, it works wonderfully as a base for my foundation!
For awhile I was very into very heavy full coverage makeup. But then lately I’ve been craving a more natural no makeup makeup look (especially in anticipation of summer! I don’t want heavy, cakey makeup in the warmer months!). I wanted to try the Hello Flawless from Benefit, but my Sephora did not have the shade I needed in stock. So while I was waiting for it to come in, I went into my local drug store and looked around the makeup aisles as I frequently do. I came across the Revlon Nearly Naked line which was having a buy one get one half off promo, and decided to try it out. I am soooooo glad I did! Even when not on sale, the Revlon is obviously much cheaper then the Benefit line, and I haven’t yet tried the Hello Flawless line to compare, but I don’t think I need to right now, because I am in love! The combination of the Nearly Naked liquid and the powder is amazing. It definitely gives me that natural look I was going for! Especially when I use my CC cream first!
I have two “Want It” products this month, and they are both from the latest collections at Milani. I am a huge fan of Milani products, but the only downside is that whenever they come out with their latest stuff I have to search forever to find the products I want to try out! They are either sold out completely, or not the colors I wanted to try or not even in my local stores at all … I’ll keep looking and won’t stop until I find em!
I am in love with the colors in these Milani Rose Powder Blushes … and the best part that I am most excited about is the fact that they are a matte finish! I’ve never really experimented with a matte blush before, but I am not a huge fan of an overly shimmery cheek, so I think this could be a lot of fun to try out! If I ever do find them I think I want every color! LOL!
I first saw these Milani Lip Intense in a few of Coffee Break With Dani’s Youtube video’s. She is one of my favorite beauty vloggers and her videos featuring this product really made me want to run out and try this formula. I especially like the Pink Rave & Fiery Coral colors. Hopefully I can find them to try them out soon!
That’s all for this Love It/Want It post. I hope you enjoyed it! I actually could of listed a million more products that I am currently loving or wanting … but this would seriously become the never-ending post! So, I guess I’ll save some for next month!
PS -> I’m considering making #loveitwantit a monthly linkup. Let me know if you would be interested in participating! If enough of you are I will make March be a linkup!