January + 2014 Favorites

michael kors wallet

inside micheal kors wallet

MICHAEL Michael Kors Set Travel Flap MK Signature Wallet, $58

I have been in love with this wallet since I got it a few months ago! It’s the only wallet I use. It’s perfect for my cards and ID. I even put my bus/train pass in there and I don’t have to take it out to tap it to pay (yes, I ride the bus and the train my life is not as glamorous as my beauty spending habits I know what a shock! haha!) If you follow me on Twitter you know I was hesitant about buying a Micheal Kors wallet or bag. I was not planning on getting one but I just saw this one and I thought it was so practical and simple. So I had to get it and I am so happy I did!

Real Techniques Brushes expert face powder brush 2

Real Technique Brushes, Powder Brush & Expert Face Brush, $10,$9

I use the big fluffy Powder Brush to apply my powder foundation when I want a sheer coverage or to make sure my highlight, blush and contour is blended well. Now the Expert Face Brush is a real rockstar! I use it to apply concealer, foundation, coutour powders, you name it! I have 3 of these brushes and I will keep buying more because they can be used for so many things!

mac and fashion fair

1. MAC Studio Fix Powder Foundation NW50 $27

I wear the MAC powder foundation daily! It’s a staple! It is great for my oily skin and it is full coverage!

2. MAC Powder Blush in Format $22

This blush is a frost finish and it gives the most beautiful bronzey shimmer finish! I love it!

3. MAC Eye shadow in Brown Script $16

 I love this as a transition shade in the crease. It adds great depth and dimension to a simple or complex look!

4. Fashion Fair Blush in Chocolate Chip $17

This adds great color to the cheeks or eyes if used as an eye shadow. It is very pigmented and high quality. It is also deep enough to be used as a contour. This color is a brown girl essential!

shea moisture and aussie

1. Aussie 3 Minute Mircale Moist Deep Conditioner $2.99

This is a busy and frugal girl’s dream! It deep conditions in 3 minutes and is only $2.99. It does a great job and it works phenomenal on my thick coarse hair!

2. Shea Moisture Tahitian Nono & Monoi Smooth & Repair Hair & Scalp Weekly Therapy $10.99

I got this product in a Cocotique box! Click here to see my reviews on Cocotique beauty subscriptions boxes! I no longer mix my Tresemme or Herbal Essence conditioner with extra virgin olive oil as my prepoo. I use this product as a prepoo instead. It hydrates my hair like no other! It is now a part of my hair regimen. 

january favorites

1. MAC Prep + Prime Highlighter in Peach Lustre $26

I use this to color correct the darkness and discoloration around my eyes and mouth. I then put on my foundation or bb cream on top! 

2. MAC Eye Brow Pencil in Stud $16

I usually am a powder girl for eyebrows but I use this pencil a lot too! Its tiny and pointy so it’s easy to be precise and fill in your brows neatly.

3. Maybelline Colorsensational The Buffs Lipstick in Untainted Spice $8.29

This color is a great nude brown lipstick! It looks so AMAZING on brown skin. 

simple facia wipes

Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes $5.99

These wipes take off makeup like a dream but yet it is very gentle and does not smell like chemicals. The wipes are very wet and do not leave film or residue on the skin. 

This is what I have been loving all of 2014 and into January 2015! What have you been loving?

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April Favorites 2014

shea moisture illuminating powder

Shea Moisture Illuminating Powder Mandaly Dusk,  Target $11.99

This is a brown girl must-have. I use it as bronzer on my cheeks and in the crease of my eyes. It is the perfect color. Love this!

whole foods coconut oil

Whole Foods 365 Everyday Value Organic Coconut Oil, about $5

I love this stuff! It seals in the moisture in my hair like no other. I love the texture and is a staple in my hair regimen.

Mac Select Moisture Cover Nw45

MAC Select Moisture Cover Concealer in NW45, $22

This is a great highlight color under my eyes. It’s moisturizing and has great coverage. This has been a staple in my makeup routine since freshman year in college!

forever 21 contour makeup sponge

Forever 21 Contour Makeup Sponge, $3.80

Please excuse my dirty sponge, that’s to show you I use this baby! It’s my Beauty Blender dupe and I use it with the Mac Select Moisture Cover Concealer. The sponge blends the concealer beautifully!

Beautiful Textures Tangle Taming Leave-in Conditioner

Beautiful Textures Tangle Taming Leave-in Conditioner, Walgreens $5.99

I love the price and I love that it’s easy to find at my local drugstores. You can mix this with other products and it works so well! Alone this products leaves my hair feeling light but moisturized.

elf healthy glow bronzer in warm tan

E.L.F Healthy Glow Bronzer in Warm Tan, Target $1

This is a great highlight on my cheeks and hello it’s a $1! Say what!

You guys know I love to buy products! I am a beauty/makeup product junkie so it is imperative that you leave a comment telling me  your favorites for the month of April. I am always looking for new products to try out and to review! Let me know what you have been loving!

March Favorites 2014

biore deep pore charcoal cleanserBiore Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser, Walgreens, $6.99

This cleanser does a great job at deep cleaning and clearing up pimples.

Victoria's Secret Such a Flirt Body Butter

Victoria’s Secret Such a Flirt Body Butter, Victoria’s Secret, $12

This is such a light clean feminine scent and it leaves my skin feeling really nice.

elf contouring blush & bronzer turks caicos

ELF Contouring Blush & Bronzer in Turks & Caicos, Walgreens, $3

This is the perfect contouring bronzer I have ever used for such a low price.

bss pumice stone

Orange Pumice, Local BSS, $1

This keeps my feet looking and feeling silky smooth and soft.

olay face brush

Olay Face Brush, Walgreens, $30.99

My cheap alternative to the Clarisonic. This device power cleans my face!

wet n wild fergie mattifying powder pedestal

Wet n Wild Fergie Mattifying Powder in Pedestal, Walgreens, $4.99

This controls the oils in my tzone and adds a nice glow to my face.

elf wet gloss lash brow clear mascara

ELF Wet Gloss Lash & Brow Clear Mascara, Walgreens, $1

This keeps my eyebrows tamed all day!

Hey guys! Sorry I have been away for a little awhile, but do not worry I am back! I have a lot of great posts coming your way so stay tuned!

but for now, please tell me, What are your current favorite products?

February Favorites 2014

Wet n Wild Fergie Shimmer Palette Rose Golden Goddess

Wet n Wild Fergie Shimmer Palette in Rose Golden Goddess, Walgreens $5.99

I love to use this on the high points of my cheeks as a highlight, it gives a nice glow, it is super pretty!

Caress Evenly Gorgeous Exfoliating Body Wash

Caress Evenly Gorgeous Exfoliating Body Wash, Walgreens, $2.39

This smells amazing!

blistex lip medex

Blistex Lip Medex, Walgreens, $1.99

This has kept my lips moisturized during this cold winter month!

Beautiful Textures Moisture Butter Whipped Curl Creme

Beautiful Textures Moisture Butter Whipped Curl Crème, Local BSS, $6.29

This smells amazing and adds lot’s of moisture to my hair!

Milani Brilliant Shine Lip Glosses

Milani Brilliant Shine Lip Gloss in (L) sweet grapefruit, ravish raspberry, mauve fetish

Walgreens $5.89

I love these colors they are so pretty and they are really affordable!

Have you tried any of these products? How do you feel about them?

January Favorites 2014!

black radiance bb cream

Black Radiance BB Cream in Brown Sugar, $5.49 Walgreens

I wear this bb cream during the work week to even out my skin tone.

Su Kari Peaches & CreamSu – Kari Peaches & Cream Body Butter, $3.19 Purchase Here

This body butter leaves your skin so shiny and it is the best scent of all time!

derma e microdermabrasion scrubDerma e Microdermabrasion Scrub, $32.50 Purchase Here

This scrub leaves my skin smooth & bright. It also helps with improving the texture of my skin.

revlon super lustrous lip gloss berry allure raisin

Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in Berry Allure (L) & Raisin (R), $7.99 Walgreens

The colors of these lip glosses are very flattering and the formula is moisturizing.

elf powder brush

ELF Powder Brush, $3, Purchase Here

This brush does a superb job with applying/blending my liquid face products.

black radiance warm berry blush

Black Radiance Artisan Color Baked Blush in Warm Berry, $4.99 Walgreens

This blush gives a beautiful “glow from within” look.

mac eyeshadow bronze

MAC Bronze Eye-shadow $15 Mac Counters/Stores

The color is great on the lid. It gives a brightened bronze look.

mac eyeshadow embark

MAC Embark Eye-shadow, $15 Mac Counters/Stores

I use this shadow to fill in my eyebrows and to define my crease.

I am a tad late for January Favorites…my apologies. What products having you been loving in January?