Friday, July 16, 2010

5 favorite beauty products

Anyone who knows me knows that I love anything that has to do with cosmetics and beauty products. I'm also sure that one thing automatically comes to mind when they think of me... MAC Cosmetics. I am completely obsessed. It is the only makeup I use and by far my favorite for many many reasons. Their shadows, liners, and mascaras look great and stay on great all day long. Also, they have such a wide variety of colors and shades that the possibilities are endless when it comes to eyeshadows and lipsticks. They are a great company too, they support finding a cure for aids, they have a whole line of lipsticks that the profit goes straight to the MAC Aids fund.
This "Barbie Loves MAC" line was one of my absolute favorites.

Next, we have my favorite skin care line at the moment, Murad. I discovered this at Ulta about 2 or 3 months ago and I'm hooked. I have tried so many different acne treatments and none of them have worked anywhere near as good as this one has for me. Proactiv worked for a little bit then just stopped and I've tried Neutrogena and even an organic brand from Whole Foods and this is the first one that has worked for longer than a month. The whole kit works together to make one amazing acne treatment regimen. I use most of the steps daily, the cleanser, the spot treatment, the exfoliating gel and the moisturizer and my skin has never looked better. It's a tad pricey but I definitely think it's worth it and the bottles last for a really long time too.

My favorite fragrance at the moment is Pink with A Splash, Fresh & Clean. It smells amazing. It's fresh and yet a little fruity. Love it!

Next up we have my favorite lotion. I don't think I'll ever change lotions again. It's OPI Avojuice in Peach Juicee. It is the most amazing lotion I've ever tried! It doesn't stay sticky and slimy hours after you put it on it dries fairly quickly and is so soft and smooth and of course the fragrance is amazing! Peaches are my favorite fruit and I love the smell of fresh peaches.

Last, but definitely not least, is my current obsession...China Glaze nail polishes. I have been collecting them for a few months now and I have, let's just say, a lot. Out of all the nail polishes I've been trying lately they are by far the best. They last the longest and don't chip as easily and a lot of the others I've tried. The only competitor at the moment would be OPI polishes but I don't have many of those so I couldn't really give a great opinion but they seem to last quite a while too.

My current fave is the 3 from the left on the bottom row. Second would be the second from the right on the bottom. :)

I also picked up this little gem the other day at Ulta. It is a matte top coat that makes any polish have a matte finish. It is awesome!

Let me know what your 5 faves are!


  1. starting to get annoyed with my skin (perhaps its allergic to summer? psshtt) and might try Murad again...or Proactiv. Hmmm

  2. yes yes yes!!! re-fresh mint is my favorite favorite color now, but i am obsessed with anything mint/seafoam green. AND i bought that matte magic stuff awhile ago too! Its amazing. I saw matte nail polishes last year by some brand online but they were insanely expensive, like $15 or $20 a bottle. So I was so happy when I found that stuff! Wahoo i like posts about makeup