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Friday Favorites

TGIF baby. I feel like it’s been a pretty short week but that’s because of my travel. Yay home! This weekend isn’t going to be too epic but I love myself a lazy weekend. BTW I’m thinking of moving my blog over to Blogger. Yay? Nay?

Let’s get these Friday Favorites started!

Brows are so important. They can make or break a makeup look. Kandee Johnson posted this awesome video about keeping your brows tamed.

Fellow blogger friend Laura (Emerald Green 88) posted this excellent tutorial on depoting MAC eyeshadows and blushes. Click here for the full tutorial.

Ever wonder where cursors come from?

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Get your faux tan on!

You’ve all heard it, tanning is bad for you. Nowadays I enjoy a subtle glow with the help of self tanners, but I kind of have to since I’m locked up in an office all day long. Stupid career getting in the way of me going to the beach.

Choosing the right self tanner can be quite a hassle. Too much DHA in the product can make you Orange County orange.  The ones I feature below are some of the highest rated tanners on the web. They contain lower amounts of DHA and/or contain color correcting agents to counteract the orange. Rest assured you wont be looking like an oompa loompa anytime soon.

 
Clarins Self Tanning Instant Gel– Good for face and body, you can expect full results in 2 hours.

 
Dior Bronze Self-Tanner Shimmering Glow Body– This is Lauren Conrad’s goto self tanner. Described by her to give her the most real tan around. It also smells really good! Full results in an hour.


St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Lotion– Contains color correctors, aloe, and fragrance technology to eliminate the tell-tale self-tan aroma by 70%.

 
L’Oreal Sunless Sublime Glow Daily Moisturizer– A budget alternative to most tanners. L’Oreal offers a gradual tan while moisturizing.

What’s your favorite self tanner?

April Favorites

I’m finally getting around to posting my April Favorites. I’m not that late this time though. Yay me! These are products I couldn’t get enough of in the month of April.

TiGi Bedhead Superstar Shampoo and Conditioner, Sulfate free for thick massive hair– The shampoo smells like strawberry candy and the conditioner smells like Philsophy’s Falling in Love perfume. So yummy! For reference, I have medium but fine hair. It’s a volumizing shampoo but it gives me a boost without weighing down my hair. It leaves my long hair shiny, clean and frizz free.  I’ve been having a slew of perfect hair days this month. Keep this up and it might become a new holy grail. You can find this at your local Ulta, Trade Secret, Target, etc.

Band-Aid Friction Block Stick– A-to-the-mazing!  You can wear your most evil, blister inducing shoes and still be able to walk like a normal person hours later.

MAC 182 Buffer Brush– I don’t have to worry about my foundation looking streaky with this baby. After slapping on some paint with my 189 brush, I buff my foundation in with powder in circular motions using the 182 brush. Flawless every time.

Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes eyeliner in Star Black 1L– This is my absolute favorite eyeliner, and I’ve bought it several times. It looks like MAC’s Phone Number but it’s waterproof. It’s a very soft black grey, perfect for everyday, and I pretty much wore it everyday in April. See a swatch below.

That’s it for my April Favorites! What are your favorite products from this past month? Let me know in the comments! Hope you guys are having a great Tuesday!

Don’t forget to enter my giveaway! It ends in a week.

Sephora Sale Haul

It took me a little bit of researching to figure out what I wanted, but here’s what I got from the Sephora VIB sale. I was running low on my skin care so I decided to try out some new products. Yeah, I’m hoping my skin doesn’t hate me for this…


Left to right: Smashbox Photofinish Primer To Go, Dermadoctor Poetry in Lotion, REN Frankincense And Boswellia Serrata Revitalising Night Cream, Philosophy When Hope is Not Enough SPF, Benefit Silky Finish Lipstick Jing-A-Ling

I also received a bonus VIB gift for buying too much crap. I’ve actually used the Ole Henriksen Three Little Wonders in the past and while I didn’t love it, I really liked the Truth Serum (orange bottle). It smoothed my skin and made it glow.

Expect reviews to be coming for the featured products soon. I also bought the Too Faced Natural Eye Neutral Eyeshadow Collection but it was a present for a friend.

What did you haul from the sale? Share with me in the comments!

Disclosure- products featured were bought by yours truly.

Britney’s rocking it un-airbrushed

I love it when a celebrity releases their un-airbrushed pictures. You’re expecting them to have hooves and multiple chub rolls but in Britney’s pics, that’s so not the case.

In Britney’s Candie’s ad campaign, she agreed to release her unaltered images and girlfriend looks dang good. No wonder she released them. I only wish my booty looked like her unphotoshoped version.

My Sephora Wish List

With the Sephora Sale starting today, I’ve compiled a wish list of things I’d like. I’ll probably only end up getting a couple things but oh would I love to blow tons of money get everything I want 🙂

Tarina Tarantino Candy Cameo Fashion Collection -because I like pink and I like cameos dangit.
Too Faced Natural Eye Neutral Eye Shadow Collection -I’ve been lemming this perfect palette.
Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch -I’ve heard so many good things about this primer.
Hourglass Superficial Lash Mascara – I’m a mascara junkie and would love to try this one out.
Benefit Silky-Finish Lipstick in Jing-A-Ling (Pearl warm pale pink) -I tried this last week and loved it. It’s a perfect pale glossy pink color.

What have you been lemming in the beauty world recently? Let me know in the comments!

Sephora Insiders- get ready to blow tons of moola!

Starting tomorrow, Sephora is having a 15% off everything event!  V.I.B‘s access to the sale begins early from April 8-19th. VIB’s, bring a friend to the kickoff party from 6-9pm April 8th at Sephora Stores.  Beauty Insiders have access to the sale starting April 12 through 19th.

VIBS– Shop online with the code VIBMADNESS
Beauty Insiders
– Shop online with the code BI15

One tip, Sephora usually doesn’t restock during an event such as this. As with the friends and family sale, once a product sold out they wouldn’t restock until after the event. Shop early!


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