Friday, April 5, 2013

March 2013 Beauty Favorites

Hi Bellas,

It's that time again...monthly favorites!  This year I have both old and new that i'm rediscovering and loving again.  I have some classic items as well as some really affordable drugstore options (i've been obsessed with drugstore products lately) for you to try.  Check it out!


Check out the video!


Without Further ado, here are this month's favorites:

Seche Vite
My old bottle started to thicken and not apply so well so I bought another brand's top coat at the grocery store - it was a fail!  I love Seche Vite because it dries soooo quickly and gives a nice shiny finish to make not so great nail polishes look awesome.  Definitely won't be straying again.

Milani Multi-tasker Powder in Light Tan
I've already featured this in a monthly favorites but I finally picked up my correct shade!  This is a great facial setting powder and I also use it with just concealer on days when I just want a little something something.  It's a great drugstore powder and the yellow tone is really nice.

Posner Red Lipstick in 206 Glam
I have over a dozen red lipsticks in my collection but this is my favorite.  Posner is a drugstore brand that I found after hearing another YouTuber rave about it.  This color is so glamorous and I always get compliments when I wear it.

L'Oreal Infallible Shadow in Iced Latte
This shimmery, champagne color makes the perfect tearduct highlight.  It almost seems to have a glitter quality and really brightens up the eyes.

MAC Archie's Girl Pearlmatte Powder in Flatter Me
Unfortunately this product is limited edition but I'm going to do a giveaway!  I like how this product gives such a beautiful, subtle highlight.  I actually avoid the pink hearts and just go for the light pink surrounding shimmer so that it's not too colorful of a highlight.

Koren Zander Brush Soap
My good friend Koren from EnkoreMakeup came up with this really good idea of a solid brush soap, genius!  First off, it smells amazing, he has tons of scents.  The soap also contains essential oils to condition your bristles and break apart hard to clean makeup like lipsticks.  It also has a loofah on the back so that when you rub your bristles on it, the tension helps get product out of the brush, great idea!  And I like having the option of a solid soap for easy travel and transport.  Check it out at http://www.enkoremakeuponline.com/BrushSoap.html

And here are my Not So Favorites:

OPI Top Coat
I picked this up at my grocery store when I ran out of Seche Vite.  Boy does this take forever to dry!  Ain't nobody got time for that!  I think I got spoiled with Seche Vite.  I will not repurchase.



Time for a Giveaway!
I mentioned i'm going to make a tradition of giving something away during a favorites video.  Today I'll be giving away the MAC Pearlmatte Powder.  Yay!  Here's how to win:

  • Follow my YouTube channel
  • Follow my blog
  • Leave a comment on this post telling me why you'd like to win
  • Open internationally
Good luck!

FTC Disclosure:  Post not sponsored.

33 comments:

Maria Cardoza said...

I'd Like to Win this powder because I don't own any MAC Makeup Products and this is a Limited Edition Powder with Very Cute Packaging that I never got my hands on and Probably never will only if you give me a chance!

Linni Snupp said...

I would love to win the mac Blush because it is my Birthday in under two weeks and we do not have any Mac Counter or Store in Norway,it would be the Perfect Gift :-)

Tinisha Watson said...

This would be a great bday present for me also. I am a freelance makeup artist too. I don't own many Mac products and would love to try this powder.

Chantel said...

Nice favorites, I was looking forward to try that OPI Top Coat.

NREnger said...

I would like to win because I have been looking for a nice highlighter that is not all glittery!!

Claudia Lowe said...

I would definitely love to win this powder! I don't own any MAC Makeup or a highlight color, and when you showed this in your video I absolutely loved it! I think it's the highlight I've been waiting for :)

Unknown said...

would love to win the flatter me compact so i can try out highlighting my face!

Bridgette Harris said...

I would love to win because I love MAC products and I have always wanted to try the pearlmatte powders but unfortunately I have lost my job and I am unable to purchase anything new until I get a job.

Thanks

TrailerHood Chic said...

I have like no MAC face products. I only own 4 MAC things total and they were gifts.

Joanna Kay said...

Ooh I really want to try the L'oreal Infallable eyeshadows! :)

Jo xx
http://a-hint-of-glitter.blogspot.co.uk/

its MEluhhKNEEE :) said...

Hiiii!! Thanks for taking the time to post videos, they help me out alot!I would like to win because I would like to try something new on my face such as the idea of the highlight you suggested on your video . Thank you ! -mel

velocitygirl said...

Love love love give a ways! Especially, MAC give a ways! Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.......

TamaraB♡ said...

Loved the favs, especially the color you wore in the video on your lips.
I would love to win the Archie's Girl Pearlmatte Powder in Flatter Me. I have eying it even BEFORE it was released online. I think it would look great on me and I would use it as you do. Probably mainly for lighter color to highlight my cheek bones. Thank you so much for the opportunity.

natasa said...

I`d like to win for the simple reason I can`t get MAC products in my country, not even by mail ordering. And buying it on line is not always safe.

Tebe said...

I would love to win this MAC powder. It looks beautiful on you and I love how subtle it is (thanks for swatching!). Very healthy looking. Thanks for this video I must try the other favorites!

JamieC said...

I would like to Win This Blush or Face Powder this to Highlight my skin because I think it's a subtle looking wash of color and I have been looking for a highlighter like this for my skin tone and just unfortunate that it was Limited Edition.

Supriya said...

I'd love to win because my skin has been dull lately and I think this would help me get a little glow!

Jennifer T said...

I'd like to win because I'm on a tight budget since I'm starting grad school next month and this would be a fun way to try something new.

Amanda Cook said...

I'd like to win because it is so cute and looks like a great beauty powder for anybody :)

Babes ♥ said...

I would be so happy to win this! I never had the chance to pick up anything from this collection, and I wouldn't mind adding this beautiful blush/powder to my own collection ;) Thank you for this giveaway<3

beba said...

I would love to win Flatter Me because it looks beautiful and i do not own a hilghighter

Andra said...

Well, I've been watching your channel for years now. i really learned a lot of makeup tips for you!! :) thank you for sharing your life and passion with us.
i'd like to win the powder because it's gorgeous and it's sold out in my country ):

thank you!

Julie Sheranosher said...

Looks great!

Keisha Miller said...

Hey RenRen! I have been following your blog and YouTube posts for about 4 years now. I really enjoy them! I would love to win the Archie's Girl Pearlmatte Powder in Flatter Me because although I love MAC products I am a single momma on a budget. My daughter comes first but I would enjoy adding this to my (SLLLLOWLY) growing makeup collection. Keep making videos you do a FABULOUS job! :D

Keisha Miller said...

Hey RenRen! I have been following your blog and YouTube posts for about 4 years now. I really enjoy them! I would love to win the Archie's Girl Pearlmatte Powder in Flatter Me because although I love MAC products I am a single momma on a budget. My daughter comes first but I would enjoy adding this to my (SLLLLOWLY) growing makeup collection. Keep making videos you do a FABULOUS job! :D

Hira Saeed said...

Oooh I wud love to win the mac powder! It looks so pretty!

Nathalie said...

I would Love Love Love to win this powder for two reasons! 1) I adore Archie! I know that sounds geeky but I use to collect the comic books when I was younger lol and was always for #teamVeronica. 2) I love MAC! I only own one Mac product since it's so expensive and can't really afford it, plus i'm sorta in between jobs so can't really spend $$$ like that. If I were rich, I would buy everything at their store ;P ....This powder would be perfect to win since I'm currently looking for something good to set my face + a highlighter that would compliment by tan complexion! <3 thanks for this awesome giveaway! *fingers crossed* hehehe

Clare Zhang said...

Sam Schuerman talked so much about that Mac powder, I would love to try it out. I have similar but lighter skin tone than yours, and I've been trying to find a good highlight powder. Thanks!

Robert Bounds said...

I've gone thru (&still am)major medical issues and lost my teeth & my looks a bit. for a long time i didn't do my makeup bc i figured there was no point. i'm in the middle of getting new teeth & am trying to work on my appearance. I would so love some "nice" makeup. my husband also is ill w/cancer, so i can't afford to buy nicer things. this would mean the world to me! esp. since its ltd ed. ty

Fatema A. said...

I would love to win this face powder because I have never tried any of MACs powder products before and this one looks like it would make a beautiful highlight on my medium toned skin. Thank you!

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Candace said...

I want to win because I missed out on this collection. I already follow you on YT.. Going to follow your blog now:)

beba said...

I would lone to win because i tried getting this face powder and it was sold out everywhere