Wednesday, August 1, 2012

July Favorites

Monthly favorites, yay!

There are some things that I wanted to include but didn't because I don't feel that I've used them enough to really consider it a 'favorite'.

Just going to jump right into the products!

L.A Colors Art Deco Nail Art Lacquer in Silver Glitter and Black
These are the first nail art stripers I've tried and so far I'm really liking them. They're so easy to use for just doing a quick design or even help with something more detailed. 

Urban Decay Naked 2 Eyeshadow Palette
As I'm pretty sure all of you know, my boyfriend bought me the Naked palette last month and I'm extremely in love with it. It's so versatile and the colors are gorgeous. It has great blending, crease, highlight, and all over lid colors. So in love!

NYC Smooth Skin Translucent Pressed Powder
This is the main powder I use right now and I meant to include it in my June favorites and forgot. Bottom line, it helps to set my makeup and it helps to keep oil under control. I wouldn't consider it anything spectacular as it doesn't have any coverage (it's translucent) but it does do a good job keeping me "matte".

Renuzit Air Freshener in After The Rain
This is kind of random but I've always loved these things, especially the After The Rain scent. It smells so nice and fresh and all you have to do is twist the top up.

Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Deep Conditioner
I'm really loving this deep conditioner since I got it. I've used it before but I wasn't really that into hair care so I didn't really think about how it affected my hair I just kind of used it. I haven't noticed that it weighs my hair down and it leaves it so soft. I also really like the smell, kind of coconut-y.

Milani Liquif'eye Metallic Eyeliner Pencil in Black
I looove pairing this eyeliner with my Physician's formula eye booster eyeliner and it makes such a deep black. I did notice the first time I used it I started to get smudges which never happens with my physician's formula, so I knew it wasn't that, but I was also kind of greedy with the amount of primer I used and the second time I tried it everything was fine. (Also, I don't think my concealer was set in enough under my eyes.)

OPI Cuticle Oil Pen
I really like this cuticle oil pen because it's so convenient and quick. This is another thing I meant to include in my June Favorites. It gets rid of the dryness I can get around my nails and makes everything look soft and pretty. All I have to do is swipe and be done, so it's really great.

China Glaze Nail Polish in For Audrey and First Mate
I've really been liking these two colors and their formulas. First mate is pretty much opaque with one coat and is such a gorgeous dark blue. I've really been liking For Audrey, it's kind of reminds me of a more dull blue-toned version of my Revlon 'Minted'.

China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat
This base coat was definitely a step up from my last. It's thinner and not goopy and much easier to apply. However, it's not the best at preventing stains it does an OK job. If I apply two coats I can probably get away with no or minimum staining. I do feel like it makes my polish last longer though, with the help of OTD top coat,  of course.

Thanks for reading!
~♥~

28 comments:

  1. I love your favorites! :) I've been wanting to get my hands on the Naked and Naked 2 palettes for soooo long but it's so hard to get it where I live, sucks that we have limited make-up lines here. I can't even find online shops that ship Naked palettes here, haha, urggh. =/

    Hope you have a fab day hun!
    xxo, Christine <3

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    1. Thank you! Me too, I'm so glad I finally did. (:
      Aww, I think Beauty.com might but I'm not entirely sure.

      Thanks, you too! ♥

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  2. I love AUSSIE products, they smell so good, my grandmother got me into them! I need to try out that NYC pressed powder for those extra hot days -_-

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    1. This is the only product I use from Aussie right now but I definitely love how it smells. I read reviews of people complaining about the smell and I'm like "what?" haha. Yeah, I'm not sure how it stands up to heat for a long period of time, but it's so cheap you really aren't losing anything by trying it. I also saw it at the dollar store, of course that was after I already bought it at CVS.

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  3. Wonderful favourites Christa!! The Art Deco stripers are great aren't they? And they are cheap! And yes, I've been pairing the Milani eyeliner with the PF eyeliner which smooths out all the "rough edges" and gives such a dark line!

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    1. Thank you, Jayne! They really are, and they are cheap. It isn't too often you find that anymore, haha.
      Yes! I love it. I'm so glad your reviews convinced me. :D

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  4. These are awesome favorites! Yay Naked 2! I really need to use mine more lol. That air freshener seems like it smells amazing :D

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    1. Thanks, Traci! Hehe, yay! I've been trying to use mine as much as I can but truth is I don't really go anywhere much. xD So I pretty much just play around with it when I feel like putting makeup on.
      It does smell amazing! :D

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  5. awesome faves!! I think that OPI cuticle oil pen sounds interesting! I have never noticed it for sale before!

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    1. Thanks! It's really handy, I didn't hear about it before I opened it either, actually. I bought a nail set from Ebay and it had come with it. (:

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  6. Great post :) i love reading monthly favorites. Thank you for your lovely comment :) I'd love it if we could follow each other. Following now, hope you'll pop by and follow back too :D

    http://sophiameola.blogspot.co.uk/

    xx

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    1. Thank you (: I do too!
      Of course, you have a lovely bog. I've actually already followed you, thanks for following back!

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  7. These are all great picks. Don't you just love the Naked 2 palette? So universal! I want to try that nail art stuff too. Looks like it would be an *easier* way to do an at home french mani!

    New follower from Blog Hope Till You Drop!

    The Pretty Pinhead

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    1. Thanks! I do, it is so versatile and I'm really loving it. I would definitely recommend them, they're so cheap! Thanks for following! (:

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  8. Hi Chrissy, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Thanks so much. I've followed back, you have a very lovely blog. (:
      Thank you for following!

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  9. ive been hesitant about the urban decay naked palettes because it seems to me that so many of the colors are dark. i dont like my neutral looks to be too heavy/borderline smoky eye... but everyone is obsessed with the palette so i feel like im missing out haha. you look like you have lighter colored eyes, what do you think? xoxo

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    1. If you have the money I would say definitely go for it. The best thing about this palette is the colors blend out so well. Even though it looks dark, you can blend it to be a lot lighter if you aren't happy with it. I do a lot of very subtle looks with this palette and I love how they all turn out, I actually haven't done any heavy look with it yet.
      Also, whether you get it from Sephora or Urban Decay, they both have great return policies. (:

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  10. I love the NYC powder too. Very good for touching up throughout the day, when I tend to get a bit oily.

    Ill have to try the Aussie stuff!

    Like your blog~~following now!

    Erica xxoo

    www.ericabelliocreations.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! It is good, I was surprised for how cheap it was. I would definitely recommend trying the Aussie deep conditioner, I really love it so far. (:

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  11. I am def going to get the naked eye shadow pallette for Fall! I've ready nothing but positive reviews and I think it's time I add something like this to my make-up drawer! I need to try that cuticle oil pen! First time visiting from the blog hop, hope you'll stop by and would you like to follow each other?

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    1. I very highly recommend it. The only negative things I've ever seen about the palette is saying it's over hyped, which I would say it definitely livs up to the hype. I love the cuticle pen! Haha. (: Oh awesome, definitely checking out your blog, I'd love to follow eachother!

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  12. Hey chrissy, I came across your blog on I am Pisces, and it's really cool!I loved this post, and your pictures are really great quality :)
    Maybe you would be intersting in following eachother?
    livelizloves.blogspot.com

    xxx.

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    1. Oh, awesome. (: Thank you so much! I try to do what I can with what I have.
      I would definitely be interested, I really like your blog!

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  13. love this post! btw i love your blog & followed! do you think you could give me some tips on my blog and maybe follow or just leave a comment? would love to hear from you :)x

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    1. Thank you! I appreciate the compliments.
      I will definitely check out your blog, thank you for following me!

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  14. the china glaze polishes look really cool and flawlessly beautiful xoxo
    would you like to follow each other?
    A
    xx
    http://epiquemoi.blogspot.com

    Latest on my blog: Win $300 to spend on Boticca!

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    1. Thank you~ (: They're really nice.
      I would, I've followed you already. I like your blog!

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