Monday, February 6, 2012

January 2012 Favorites

Hi Bellas,

It's time for another monthly favorites!  This time I managed to film a video on my January Favorites.  I actually filmed it early in the month so I added a few items to this blog post that didn't make the video.  In order to make my favorites I need to use the product consistently and love it, hopefully you all love them too!


Check out the Video!


Sole Society Leylani Booties
I love these little booties from Sole Society.  The color is a great neutral and they're real suede.  I love pairing these with little sweater dresses and tights.  They're extremely comfortable and I get compliments on them all the time.  I think i'm going to get them in the black leather version too.


Ninena Raw Virgin Coconut Oil  
I've been using this coconut oil as a moisturizer for the last month and my skin has never been better!  I used to use a shea butter home made cream but this is much lighter and actually works better.  I got mine from Coastal Scents but you can also get Raw, Virgin Coconut Oil from Whole Foods or any other health type store.  My skin is so soft, bright and old scars are fading.  I definitely recommend!

Nuance Blush Trio
You saw this in my CVS haul video.  It's a really lovely product.  A little pricey but the quality is great.  The blend of colors is gorgeous on my tan skin...and it's subtle enough for everyday.  The amount of color in each third is also big enough for you to dip your brush in.  I'll often just use apply the shimmery cream shade on top of my cheekbone after I do the swirl of all three to get a nice highlight.

Qosmedix Sponges
I loveeee this sponge.  Run it under some water to inflate it and it's amazing to apply and blend foundation.  I even use it after my complete face is done to take away the made up look and to make my skin shine through.  To me it's much more durable than the Beauty Blender but it's not overly tough like the Sonia Kashuk Blender.  Best yet, it's $1.95 each!

Milani Baked Blushes 
I got a couple of these in a goody bag from a blogger event and they are as amazing as people say they are. The colors are so pretty, they're not overly frosty, they're affordable and they look great on.  I definitely recommend these!

Milani Liquif'eye Metallic Eye Kohl in Black
Everyone has always raved about this liner and I see why.  This liner is so black and applies so smoothly on...I'd venture to say it's even black than MAC's Feline eye kohl.  Two thumbs up!



Milani Glitzy Glamour Gloss in All About Me
This isn't my first time trying this gloss but I just love this new color!  It goes great with my red hair...not something I'd typically wear but i'm glad I ventured out of my box.




Maybelline Eraser Foundation/Concealer
I'm actually wearing these products in this video.  I filmed a drugstore foundation tutorial featuring them which will be up soon.  They are so easy to apply and the texture is just amazing.  This is a great foundation for those that don't like anything heavy or are maybe beginners at makeup.  Unfortunately I'm in between colors.  I now just use Tan on the outer half of my face.  Honey is a bit on the beige side for me.
I love using the Medium Concealer on top of my salmon corrector for a bright, highlighted look. 

Not Included in Video:

gloProfessional Renew Serum 
You know I love facial serums and this one by gloProfessional is amazing!  I started using it after I filmed my huge gloProfessional giveaway video.  As soon as you put it on, you immediately feel it working!  It has Retinol, Glycolic Acid and Salicylic, wow!  These ingredients definitely work to smooth, tighten and soften your skin.  I use about 1.5 pumps once a day and my skin feels amazing and definitely has a glow.  
Do you guys have any January Favorites?  Let me know in the comments below!  I'm always looking for something new to try.

FTC Disclosure:  Post not sponsored.

Atlanta Makeup Artist
Atlanta Photographer


FTC Disclosure:  Post not sponsored.

Atlanta Makeup Artist
Atlanta Photographer

2 comments:

Holly Kolvig said...

The Maybelline Eraser Foundations were disappointing to me. I got them in the fall, I ran out of my usual Estee Lauder Double Wear and needed it ASAP.They just slid around on my face and were slick like butter. YUCK. They also did not seem to cover enough for me and if I layered I looked all gooped up. How did you use it. Did you apply with the sponge then buff or pounce or what? Mine was just streaky everywhere.

Threcia said...

The sponge and every applicator/brushes are definitely affordable on the site ... the shipping payment is not a joke LOL omg I knew it was too good to be true! If only I knew a beauty tools warehouse/store at my location.