Showing posts with label foundation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label foundation. Show all posts

Friday, March 16, 2012

Friday Favorites: Raving Treasures

Happy Friday everyone!  For today's post, I want to showcase some of my favorite treasures of the week.  These are items that I've been using almost every day, or I'm just very pleased with the quality of them.  For example, I use this body wash religiously.  It smells so good and it has a hint of orange zest in it to wake me up each morning.  I've also been looking for a reliable drug store foundation, since I don't like to use my high-end foundations every day.  I decided to try out the Revlon 24-hour ColorStay foundation, which holds pretty well throughout the day.  The only down side is that I have to set it, otherwise it leaves my skin feeling a little oily.

I found these candlestick holders at a Japanese gadget store on Lincoln Road, which I am in love with.  The store is filled with modern items that can't be found in many other places.  I also picked up a cute backpack for my son (I'll show in a later post).  Furthermore, my breakfast typically consists of Quaker Weight Control oatmeal and it is so yummy.  I recommend this brand and flavor to all of you.  As for the candles I've shown below, I grabbed this steal at Pottery Barn.  They were only $3!  What are some of your favorite items?

What's in here:
1) Clean & Clear Pomegranate and Orange Zest body wash
2) Revlon 24-hour ColorStay foundation
3) Candlestick holders from a Japanese store on Lincoln Road
4) Quaker Weight Control oatmeal in Maple & Brown Sugar
5) Pottery Barn candles

Friday, February 3, 2012

Friday Favorites!

It's Friday, so you know what that means...Friday Favorites!  For this week, I've featured primarily beauty products but a few other items relating to fashion or health.  I was not compensated to promote these brands by any means.  Enjoy your weekend, guys!

This cleanser is one of my go-to face washes because it doesn't leave my skin dry at all.  I received this at a fashion show; however, it is most likely available at any of your local drug stores.
I'm a fan of Clean & Clear products (ever since my tween-age years), and this Morning Burst facial scrub is perfect for deep cleansing.  I use this about once a week.  I picked this up at CVS, but I'm sure it's available at Target or Walgreen's as well.
Urban Decay has my favorite eyeshadow primer, which some would consider an "indulgence" since it isn't really necessary when applying eyeshadow.  However, I find that it actually helps reduce the need to use more product because it acts as a glue to keeping your eye makeup on longer.  I grabbed this item at Sephora.
Lately, I have been using this bareVitamins PRIME TIME foundation primer as well.  At first I thought that the oily consistency would leave my face feeling greasy but it actually applies smoothly without any residue.  This primer helps keep foundation on throughout the whole day.  I purchase this product from Sephora as well.
I have to admit, I am a sucker for protein or nutritional bars and I love these Pure & Simple energy bars by PowerBar.  They satisfy my hunger and taste delicious too!  I buy these from Walgreen's.
Last but not least, this was one of my major splurges this week.  I owned an iPhone before and switched back to Blackberry for some time but now I've returned to the infamous iPhone and I'm loving my new toy!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Friday Favorites

It's time for another round of Friday Favorites!  See below for some of my favorite items of the week, whether it be beauty, health, home, or fashion items.  I was not compensated or paid by any of the following brands to review these products.

These Sephora Nail Bling Strips come in multiple different styles.  I don't think they are as great as the Sally Hansen nail strips, but they ultimately have the same effect.

The packaging
Bakery name and website
Can you hear the music playing now?
The most delicious macaroons I have ever tasted.  I picked these up at a local farmer's market where different vendors from South Florida sell all of their treats and some days they also sell vintage clothing!  Anyway, these were delish!

The packaging
More packaging
Once the jacket sleeve is removed...
Sephora had these available around the holiday season, as they serve as the perfect gift!  Included inside are twelve different perfumes that you can try.  I love it because it allows me to try all of them out and decide which one I truly want to purchase.  What is also great about it is that it comes with an interchangeable fragrance atomizer that you place each sample inside of. 
There were various sets, but mine included the following perfume selections: Bvlgari Mon Jasmin Noir, Clinique Happy, Coach Poppy Flower, Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue, DKNY pureDKNY Verbena, Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gioa, Givenchy Very Irresistible L'Intense, Gucci Guilty, Juicy Couture, Marc Jacobs Daisy, Prada Infusion D'Iris and Versace Bright Crystal.  Once the samples are finished, the voucher can be taken into any Sephora and redeemed for a fragrance!
I have a few different kinds of foundations that I use, but I am very pleased with this NARS Sheer Matte foundation in Tahoe.  My skin type is regular/oily, so I typically go for the matte foundations.  It blends easily, keeps my skin looking fresh and leaves no oily residue either. 
Here are a few of my favorite books:  Book of Secrets by Deepak Chopra, A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey, and Good to Great by Jim Collins.  I read a lot of motivational or inspirational books because I am all for positivity in my life.  I believe that whatever you put out into the world is what comes back to you: the law of attraction!