Current Favorites: Skin

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Hey girlies!  I haven’t updated you on my “favorites.”  I believe it’s been almost a year since I last told you what I was absolutely loving.  I decided to start off with makeup/skin, just because I think it’s funner.  I will later share with you my current hair favorites.

Let’s start with skin protection.  I have really sensitive skin.  Just sneeze on me and I’ll break out in hives.  I know some of these things aren’t really “makeup products” but it’s better to apply makeup on skin that has been taken care of!

Dove Sensitive Skin Soap Bar

 

dove-skin-bar$3.47, Walmart

Yes, at $3.47 (for a two-pack) is pretty expensive, but if your skin gets easily irritated like mine, you will forever be grateful for this.  Of course, it’s unscented, sadly.  I’ve almost jammed it up my nose trying to smell it.

Johnson’s Baby Shampoo

 

Shampoo$3.98, Walmart

I know what you’re thinking.  “But I don’t have a baby.”  Ok, you don’t have a baby, but if you do, save yourself some bucks buy using this as a makeup remover!  And if you’re not a momma, just get yourself a bottle.  It doesn’t dry my skin and it’s super gentle.  Removes makeup in no time.  It’s perfect for sensitive skin, unlike makeup removing cloths.  Those things leave red patches on my face.  No bueno.

Neutrogena Sport Face Oil-Free Lotion

 

neutrogena$9.97, Walmart ($12 if you’re in PR)

I’ve noticed my moisturizing lotion (with SPF 15) just wasn’t cutting it.  My nose was peeling due to sun exposure.  I had seen this at Walmart during one of my weekly grocery shopping trips but didn’t buy it because I thought it was expensive.  I regret not buying it sooner.  It doesn’t stink up my face like ordinary sunscreen, resists sweat (a big woo-hoo!) and it won’t clog pores.  Yes, it’s also water resistant (up to 80 minutes).  This blends smoothly and quickly onto my skin and applying makeup over it isn’t a hassle!  The best part?  SPF 70, baby.

L’Oréal Magic Nude Liquid Powder

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$10.97, Walmart

Do you believe in magic?  Get ready, ’cause you’re about to.  This foundation really impressed me.  Within seconds, my face looked as if I had already applied powder.  The down side?  It’s not for dry skin.  My skin was going through a dry phase at the time and this looked horrible.  After a few scrubs with my Baiden mitten, the problem was fixed.  Oh la la!  Matte skin!

BareMinerals Well-Rested Eye Brightener 

 

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$18, Ulta

This thing really does brighten the under-eye area, making dark circles less visible!  But!  A tiny bit goes a long way!  Seriously, too much will make your face look oh-so-cakey.  Yuck! I don’t even remember how I found out about this product.  It was probably thanks to a beauty guru on YouTube.  Thank you, beauty guru!

Hopefully you’re willing to give at least one of these products a try.  I enjoyed trying out each and every one of these and I swear I’m sticking with them for at least a year.  Ok, maybe not.  (So many things to try out!)

 

 

 

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Liebster Award

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A couple of days ago, Mrs. Kaye nominated me for a Liebster award.  I know many bloggers find it annoying and some of them even consider it a form of chainmail.  I think it’s a fun way to discover new bloggers and even make new friends the only way I know how– via the internet!

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By the way, liebster is “darling” and “beloved” in German.  It also means “boyfriend.”  Weird.

The liebster is given to those with less than 200 followers.  I have over 200 followers on my Facebook page, but way less here on my actual blog, so I qualify.  If you receive it, you must list 11 facts about yourself, answer 11 questions, pick 11 nominees and send them your 11 questions for them to answer.  This award also has some rules.  For starters, you should link back to the person that nominated you.  Pretty simple, right?  Of course, you can’t nominate the person that nominated you and you have to let your nominees know they’ve been nominated.

Mrs. Kaye asked the following questions:

1. What is your dream job?

My dream job would be working for a fashion magazine in New York.  Editor-in-Chief would be the ideal position.

2. Favorite movie or movie genre?

Is 80s teen movies a movie genre?

3. Stuck on a desert island: 5 things/products you HAVE to have with you?

  • Chapstick
  • Hair tie
  • Sunblock
  • Socks
  • Imaginary friend

4. Pet Peeve?

When someone grabs my hand and starts rubbing it against denim.  Ugh!!!  I can’t handle the friction!

5. Celebrity crush?

Joseph Gordon-Levitt.  On the homo side, Emma Stone ❤

6. Musical guilty pleasure?

I can’t believe I’m admitting this… Miley Cyrus.

7. Dream vacation?

Las Vegas!

8. Preferred form of social media and why?

Facebook.  Probably because it’s the only one I’m remotely good at.

9. Favorite TV show?

My current favorite TV show is The Carrie Diaries.  Must I say why?  But my favorite TV show of all time is Golden Girls.

10. Celebrity you most dislike?

The Justins.  Justin Bieber and Justin Timberlake.

11. Is there a band or musical genre that you think people would be surprised to hear you enjoy/listen to?

Rap.  Yes, guys.  I enjoy rap.  I even know some of Nicki Minaj’s songs.  Shh!

11 Facts!

1.  My car is school bus yellow.  Eek!

2.  I’ve murdered my former housemates many, many times in my mind.

3.  I have an inner-lip tattoo.  It says “LOL.”

4.  I’ve had 16 piercings.

5.  I’m an overthinker.

6.  I can’t leave the house without mascara.

7.  Sorelle Amore thinks I have a pretty name.

8.  I went to a Lady Gaga concert alone.

9.  I love Jack & coke.

10.  I speak 3.5 languages.  Basic French and fluent Spanish, English and Sarcasm.

11.  I wish I were a nicer person.

And my nominees are…

1.  http://betsybgood.wordpress.com/

2.  http://lillynlilly.wordpress.com/

3.  http://letmebealittlecrazy.wordpress.com/

4.  http://kelseyrexroad8494.wordpress.com/

5.  http://cogitationproject.com/

6.  http://kathleenalison.wordpress.com/

7.  http://iambelicious.wordpress.com/

8.  http://shakeystacey.wordpress.com/

9.  http://beauteoptic.wordpress.com/

10.  http://makeupsurvival.wordpress.com/

11.  http://rizzardielena.wordpress.com/

My Questions

1.  Makeup or fashion?

2.  If you could travel in time, when would you go?

3.  Pearls or diamonds?

4.  Who’s your favorite person in the entire world?

5.  Favorite lipstick?

6.  Favorite movie?

7.  Is the glass half empty or half full?

8.  What do you do in your free time?

9.  Favorite beverage?

10.  Do you have any tattoos and / or piercings?

11.  Do you remember your dreams?

I hope you ladies accept my nomination and I look forward to reading more from you!

Urban Decay Revolution Lipsticks (Giveaway!)

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I’ve been going crazy over the Urban Decay Revolution Lipsticks since Ipsy sent me a sample in the shade 69 (A cherry red.)  They go on smoothly and don’t flake on me.  Unlike most lipsticks, these ones won’t make my lips look dry after a few hours.  I’ve tried the colors Anarchy, Venom, F-Bomb and Obssesed.  (Note to self: Ask for an awesome camera for Christmas.  Readers should be able to see how these things look on me.)

 

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Anyhoo… I purchased a Venom lipstick and lipliner by mistake.  (Whaaaat?) Yes, please believe me!  I swear I’m telling the truth.

I’m a hardcore Kandee Johnson follower and not so long ago, she uploaded a video to YouTube: A tour of Urban Decay.  At the end of the video, she announces a special price for the lipstick and liner duo for her viewers and ipsy subscribers: just $35.  The limited time offer was only available in two colors: Venom and Jilted.  I guess curiosity killed the cat because I just really wanted to see a swatch of the Venom one.  I clicked on the link and since my Ipsy account was already logged in, I automatically purchased the duo.  I had a few hours to cancel the purchase after receiving the order confirmation.  But I got it while I was in a three hour class and when I finally read the e-mail, it was already too late.  I tried begging ipsy to cancel the order, but that didn’t work.

 

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I thought long and hard about keeping them, but I already have similar colors, even though they are not Urban Decay.

So……

I’m giving the duo away!  Who will be the lucky reader?

There are two ways to enter:

1.  Like my Facebook Page and share it on your Timeline.  Take a screenshot/screengrab of it (the shared post) and post it on my wall.  (I need evidence, ladies!)

2.  Like my Facebook Page and post a picture on my wall of your most recent look.  (Fashion and/or makeup).

Yes, I know Rafflecopter exists, but my Website is hosted by WordPress.com for free and I can’t use Javascript.  Sorry! 😦

Winner will be announced on Halloween.  Good luck!