I have a few favorites this month. A lot of what I have been wearing, I was wearing at the end of last year. A couple things are new, and a few things are repeats from earlier last year that I am once again getting use out of. I love it when I rediscover old favorites months later!
Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara - I got this awhile ago as a sample and I am not even sure when or where I got it from, because I just tried it for the first time this month. I am faithful to my Better Than Sex and Lights, Camera, Lashes, but I was pleasantly surprised by this one! It has a large wand that is made up of your traditional type bristles (not the plastic bristles). It does a great job of lengthening and volumizing, without clumps, flakes, or smudging on me. It also helped to keep a nice curl in my lashes. I don't have straight lashes at all, but I do usually curl them just for a little extra. I haven't been curling mine when using this mascara, but it looks like I did. I think it is a great all around mascara that does a super job with only two coats! It is easy and long lasting for everyday, but it also gives the kind of look you would want for an evening look. I would definitely purchase and recommend this mascara to anyone.
Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Foundation - 30 Warm Nude - I bought this foundation quite some time ago. I really liked it, but started trying some new ones and got away from it. I remember why I liked it so much now. It is a medium buildable coverage, with a natural finish. It lasts well and blends beautifully. It is easy to find and reasonably priced. I wear this foundation on a daily basis for simple looks, but also on weekends when I have a more dramatic look. I think it is just as good as many high end foundations, and I love that it has a pump. I have nothing negative to say about it at all. They also have a coordinating concealer that I have heard is good, but I have yet to try it.
Too Faced Beauty Balm - Nude Glow - I bought this awhile back also, and got away from wearing it. Sometimes, I wear it as a primer, and sometimes I wear it alone. It gives a fresh luminosity to the skin with light coverage that just evens out the skin and makes it look like your natural skin, but better. I wear this on light makeup days when I am just running errands, but don't wanna look a mess. This also has SPF 20, so you don't need to add a moisturizer to it.
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Stash Mango & Coconut Tea - Stash had an online sale a few weeks ago, so I picked up some teas for myself, my mom, husband and best friend. I had tried this brand before, but I picked up some different flavors that I had not seen in store. Mango & Coconut was the flavor I bought for myself. I love it! I love coconut anything, and add mango to it.....well, it has to be delicious! I love this as an afternoon or early evening tea. I also purchased red velvet, white chocolate mocha, chocolate mint oolong, and salted caramel mate. Everyone has been enjoying the flavors I picked for them as well. You can find all these and more at stashtea.com.
OPI Polish - Thank Glogg It's Friday - I received this polish as a gift from a from a close friend of mine for Christmas. I love the color and think it is a great one for fall and winter. I have more O.P.I. polishes than any other brand, and I really do love the formula. I always top mine with vinylux, and my manicure will last for a week.
If you have any questions about these products, please leave a comment below. I hope everyone is having a good week!