Tuesday, December 22, 2009

2009 - Top 10 Favorites!

The year is coming to an end and I figure it would be appropriate to compile a list of my all time favorites this year. It is difficult decisions because there are so many good products out there. I tried to pick an item from different categories. Please note that they are in no particular order and that these products do not necessarily launch in 2009.

Bare Escentual Buxom Lipgloss ($18): I am hook on BE Buxom diamond edition. The gold shimmer is just oh so pretty and the tingly sensation is kinda fun. Favorite shades are Starr (raspberry) and Claire (mauve with some brown undertone).

Avon Anew Alternative Intensive Age Treatment Spf 25 ($32): This is a personal favorite of mine. I have yet found a sunscreen that feels more luxurious and though a bit shiny alone, it gives that nice healthy glow under makeup. Loving the higher spf too. Click here for my
full review.

Bobbi Brown Corrector ($22): This is my go to everyday must have item. It hides dark circles better than any concealer I have tried. Tips: make sure you hydrate your under eye areas well.
Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder ($22): Very finely mill, set concealer without caking and also brighten the under eye area. Also a jar will last you a very long time.

Maybelline Full and Soft Mascara: As the name imply, full and soft, non-flakey and sold at a reasonable price.

MAC Star by Night Eyeshadow: Part of a LE, very nice and vibrant deep medium blue that is shimmery but not frosty. A beautiful color for smokey eyes if you want something more vibrant than gray eyeshadow.

DHC Acerola 100 Serum ($22): Every time I stray from this, it shows. Skin is not as even tone and bright. During summer, it really helps keep my freckles at bay.

Shiseido Extra Gentle Cleansing Foam ($29): It cleanses well, very gentle and non-drying, and the lather just feels so luxurious. Click here for my full review.

Masaki ($60-$80): This perfume was created by a Japanese designer. It smells light, soft, and elegant, a scent that goes with every seasons. Available at Sephora.

ELF Eyeshadow Brush (White Handle): OMGosh, for $1, I did not expect much. It is dense, super soft, picks up color, and sturdy. Definitely worth buying back up.

Phew! That is a lot of information. Now, what is your favorite?

Thursday, December 10, 2009

2009 Holiday Stocking Stuffer for under $25

It has been awhile, hi there. Can you believe it, only 2 more weeks till Christmas? Whether it is the economy or whatever reasons, below are some budgets friendly stocking stuffer.

Benefit Lust Dusters Trio (Sephora, $10). I actually got the second Trio myself as they are such good value ($54). Colors are shimmery and versatile, for both cheeks and eyes. EDIT: Unless you are into shimmer, these might be a bit too shimmery for your liking.

Urban Decay Get Baked Eye Kit (Sephora, $18)This is currently on sale. The colors are so pretty too.

100% Pure Almond Body Kit (http://www.100percentpure.com/, $25)A little something for the organic fanatic. The set includes good size of the Organic Honey Almond Body Scrub (6oz), Organic Honey Almond Nourishing Body Cream (2oz), Organic Honey Almond Milk Shower Gel (2oz), and Organic Mint Lip Balm (.5oz). Also available in other scents.


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