Monday, March 11, 2013
FAVORITES! | February 2013
Boots Extracts Brazil Nut Body Butter: Dry skin doesn't have a chance with this body butter in your medicine cabinet! I get chapped red skin on my sides like I've been out roping steers on the prairie. I typically slather on body cream with a few drops of Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil mixed in for extra moisture. Then I found this Boots Extracts body butter and my dry skin woes are no more. It smells like heaven and deeply hydrates without leaving you feeling greasy. Like Maxwell House, this stuff is good to the last drop!
Chloe Eau de Parfum: There is a note in certain perfumes that makes me extremely nauseous. I've tried so many scents but have been unable wear them because of this. I'm still trying to narrow it down to the note of doom so I can avoid it forevermore, but for the most part I just stick to citrus-based scents. They are light and smell divine but because they lack stronger base notes, they don't last. I've been looking for a perfume that holds on for a few hours without giving me a headache and that dreaded queasy feeling. I tried a sample of Chloe Eau de Parfum on my wrists and loved it; it's soft, fresh, and feminine with a hit of rosiness. The base notes are cedarwood, amber, and honey, and the scent lasts all day. I never wear perfume on my neck after some bad experiences where I spritzed it there, got sick, and couldn't wash the scent away! You've never truly had *fun* until you've tried to remove too-strong perfume from your neck with Soft Soap and 1-ply paper towels in the kitchenette of your office. After wearing Chloe in tentatively increasing doses (spray in the air and then waive one wrist through it, then both wrists, then spray directly onto one wrist, and so on), I finally put it on my neck and I was amazed! I could smell a hint of it throughout the day but it never got overwhelming. For someone with the fragrance sensitivity I have, being able to wear real perfume is thrilling!
Nina Ultra Pro Nail Polish in Violet It Ride: A fast-drying neon violet polish that lasted 6 days without so much as a chip? Yes, please! Review and swatches of this little beaut will be posted this week!
Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush: By now you're familiar with my penchant for blush, and when I saw this one, I may or may not have squealed internally with joy. The pink and peach shades combine into a shimmery coral that highlights the cheekbones without the disco inferno glitter bomb effect. Aside from the color being flattering, the blush lasts all day without fading. And have you noticed it's heart-shaped? Loves. I'm working on a full review with swatches now; here's a sneak-peek!
Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette: Who would have thought six neutral mattes would have become my most-reached for eye shadows since Urban Decay's original Naked palette? I typically love shimmery shadows, but these mattes really speak to me and make getting ready at 7 a.m. a cinch!
Have you ever tried any of these beauts? What were some of your February favorites?