Thursday, May 31, 2012

31 Days of Beauty May: Empties!

Day 31: Empties!


I tried A LOT of different products this month, so I only have a few empties.

May 2012 Empties

Suave body wash in "Ocean Breeze"- I liked the scent and it is VERY inexpensive, but I probably wouldn't repurchase because it wasn't moisturizing enough.

Urban Decay "All Nighter" setting spray- I decided to try this makeup setting spray for the first time this month. I liked it, and it definitely worked well, but I don't think I'll be repurchasing.  This little bottle was $10.00 and I went through it in about 2 weeks.  The Elf "Makeup Mist and Set"contains more product and is only $3.00 at Target. I also prefer the dewy finish that I get after using the Elf mist.

Josie Maran "Argan Oil Hair Serum"- This is another new product for me.  It is a bit expensive, but I love it.  I think it may even be replacing my One 'n Only brand Argan Oil.  I like how this adds shine to my hair without ever causing product buildup.

Macadamia "Healing Oil Spray"- I will definitely repurchase this because I love how lightweight it is, but at $13.00 for only 2 fl oz.......................... It's pricey!

Carmex "Moisture Plus" lip balm-  I probably wont purchase this again because I have so many lip balms, and I honestly didn't find this one to be particularly special.  It is very moisturizing though!

Johnson's Baby Oil Gel "Shea & Coca Butter"- I love this stuff and will definitely repurchase because it makes my skin look really nice in the Spring and Summer seasons (especially with sleeveless tops and dresses). However, it is difficult to squeeze out of the tube sometimes because it's so THICK!

Let me know what you think.
Have you tried any of these products?

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

31 Days of Beauty May

Day 29:  Hair Inspiration


I know this is a fading trend, but I still love ombre hair.  Khloe Kardashian's is my favorite look.



Khloe Kardashian (ombre hair) [Source]

And............ I probably wouldn't be able to pull this look off because it's a bit extreme, but I've been really loving Ciara's hair lately.

Ciara (ombre hair) [Source]

Let me know what you think.
Who are your hair inspirations?

Saturday, May 26, 2012

31 Days of Beauty May

Day 26: Makeup Remover


Clinique's "take the day away" makeup remover

This works well, but I usually just wash my makeup off with my regular facial cleanser.

Let me know what you think.
What's your favorite makeup remover?

Thursday, May 24, 2012

31 Days of Beauty May

Day 24:  Hair Accessories


Hair Accessories

I RARELY put any accessories in my hair, but when I do........... this is it! I may bobby pin it all to one side, or if I'm having a REALLY bad hair day, I'll put it up in this leopard print clip I got from Target.

Let me know what you think.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Small Target Haul

These are a few beauty products I picked up at Target during the week.



Target Haul


Cos Bar Blueberry and White Tea body wash

Elf Makeup mist and set spray

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains in "Lovestruck" and "Darling Cherie"

Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment

Sonia Kashuk Flat top sculpting brush

Let me know what you think.
Have you tried any of these products?

31 Days of Beauty May

Day 19: Fave Celeb Look


Nia Long, Olsen twins, Kim Kardasian, Cassie

Friday, May 18, 2012

31 Days of Beauty May

Day 17: Makeup Stash (a day late).......


Work stash


This is the stash of lip gloss and lip balms that I keep in my desk at work.

Let me know what you think.
What beauty products do you keep at work?

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

31 Days of Beauty May

Day 16:  Beauty Inspirations


Kelly Rowland, Kerry Washington, Emanuela De Paula

Let me know what you think.
Who are your beauty inspirations?

Monday, May 14, 2012

31 Days of Beauty May

Day 14: Collage of You

 

Picture Collage

 

I don't really like taking pics, but there it is. lol

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day and Randomoness

Happy Mother's Day!

My camera is soooooo out of commission right now because my SD card broke!!! So, I've been taking pics with my phone. (excuse the horrible sentence formation, BUT I had to emphasis the !!! about the broken SD card..... lol).

Anyway, I've been really enjoying the 31 Days of Beauty May Picture Challenge on Instagram.  It has given me a chance to take a look back at some products I haven't thought about in a while.

Day 13:  Way Back When

31 Days of Beauty May Day 13

My favorite light/medium pink lip combo from my college days:  Rimmel's "Pink Chic" Lipstick and Philosophy's "Bubbly" Lip Shine. 

Along with my first Smashbox eyeshadow pallet. I think this was part of a Holiday release a few years ago. I wore this pallet ALL the way out! lol


And,  I know this is random and I don't talk about kids, but..............................

Willow and Jada Smith


Hey Willow Girl! (her hair is really cute though!)

Let me know what you think.
What were your favorite products way back when?

Friday, May 11, 2012

31 Days of Beauty May

Day 11: Makeup Brushes


Everyday Makeup Brushes

These are the brushes that I keep in my everyday makeup bag. Most of them are from Sonia Kashuk, but I have a lot of random ones from drugstores and sephora also. 

Let me know what you think.
What is your favorite brand of makeup brushes?

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Day 10: 31 Days of Beauty May

Newest Beauty Purchase.


These are my NEWEST beauty purchases.

Maybelline Great Lash Lots of Lashes Mascara, Covergirl "Clear" Tinted Lip Balm, Buxom Lip Cream in "Berry Blast" (again this was taken with my cell phone, excuse the lighting)


Let me know what you think.
Have you tried any of these products?

Sunday, May 6, 2012

31 Days of Beauty May

Day 6: Fave Beauty Trend

My favorite beauty trend right now is Orange and Coral. I LOVE the way these colors look on my skin tone.

Favorite Beauty Trend 2012 (Orange and Coral)

Let me know what you think.
What's your favorite beauty trend?

Friday, May 4, 2012

31 Days of Beauty May

Day 4:  Fun in the Sun


Hawaiian Tropic Shimmer Effect Sunscreen and Johnson's Baby Oil with Shea and Cocoa Butter (pic taken with cell phone so excuse the quality. lol)

I LOVE this combo for Spring and Summer.  The Sunscreen Lotion adds a nice golden glow to my skin without looking glittery.

Let me know what you think.
What are your favorite Sping/Summer beauty products?

Thursday, May 3, 2012

31 Days of Beauty May Challenge

Day 3: Newest Skincare Purchase


L'oreal Youth Code Eye Cream Daily Treatment

I recently purchased L'oreal's Youth Code Eye Cream Daily Treatment to brighten up the dark circles under my eyes and reduce puffiness.

L'oreal Youth Code Eye Cream Daily Treatment

L'oreal Youth Code Eye Cream Daily Treatment

I just started using this product, so I'll probably post a review at the end of the month.

Let me know what you think.
Have you tried this eye cream?

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Picture Challenge: 31 Days of Beauty

Ok...... This month I'm going to TRY and participate as much as I can in the 31 Days of Beauty Picture Challenge on Instagram. I haven't done any of these "Challenges" before, but this one seems fun.

Here's a list of the Challenges for each day this month, I already see a few that I definitely won't be posting because I really hate taking pics of myself... lol, but here it is...............................

[Source]


31 Days Of Beauty May Day 2:  Lips

Today I'm wearing Revlon's ColorBurst Lip Gloss in "Sunbaked"

31DaysOfBeautyMay Day 2:  Lips
Instagram:  emeraldcitylive
Let me know what you think.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Products I've Used Up (April 2012)

April Empties!


April 2012 Empties


Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser.  I always have a bottle of this. I use it every night to remove my makeup.

Dove Gentle Skin Exfoliating Beauty Bar. I bought this because I read it was a good moisturizing exfoliator.  It is very moisturizing, but I prefer exfoliating sea salts or sugars.

Elf Hypershine Gloss in "Flirt."  This is probably my first time ever using up an entire lip gloss.  "Flirt" is just a really pretty warm pink shade that goes with every look.

Pond's Dry Skin Cream. I go through these like crazy. This is the only face moisturizer that works for me.

Vaseline Total Moisture Body Lotion.  I think I like this lotion a little better than the Vaseline body lotion with Cocoa Butter because it smooths into my skin easier, and it has a fresher/cleaner scent.


Florida Water Cologne. I heard about this online a few years ago.  I like to add this to hot bath water with Lavender scented Epsom Salt. It has a soothing lavender scent, but it doesn't linger.  I get it from Walgreens.

Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Cleansing Pads.  This is definitely one of my favorite cleansers.  I tried a different Aveeno product after I used this up, but it doesn't compare.  I will be repurchasing this.

Colgate Optic White Toothpaste.  I've said it time and time again..... this is my favorite toothpaste.  I found the minis on sale at Target for about 25 cents each, so I bought a few of them.. lol

Degree Shower Clean Invisible Solid Deodorant.   I'm not really picky about deodorants. This one worked fine for me.

Let me know what you think.
Have you tried any of these products?
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