NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla
I have terrible dark circles and bags under my eyes on the best of days. They’ve plagued me since high school. I’ve struggled with finding a concealer that would provide the coverage I need without caking or creasing around my eyes. This is the best one I’ve found yet. I plan to buy it again once the one I have is empty.
Dolce by Dolce & Gabbana
When I went to Montreal last winter I was on the hunt for a new perfume, I’d been wearing Paris Hilton since I was 18 and I thought it was time for a change, something more mature perhaps. I found this Dolce at The Bay but their credit terminals were down, and I don’t typically carry cash. I ordered it as soon as I got home. I’ve worn it nearly every day since, and I love it. JW likes it too.
Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask
Fall and Winter mean super dry lips for me, but I hate applying lip balm. I had read reviews about this lip mask and decided to give it a try. I wear a light layer like a balm through the day, and then put it on thick at night. JW isn’t always the biggest fan of this practice, but its helped so much that he’s going to need to get over that, fast.
First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser
I’ve been having trouble with my left cheek since last March. Its constantly breaking out. I’ve switched foundations, and brushes. Made changes to my diets. And it refuses to clear up. I decide to try this cleanser on a recommendation. It hasn’t been working miracles, but its not getting worst either. I’m hoping things will improve after extended use. It does a pretty good job of removing the makeup and grime from my skin, but doesn’t dry it out. Both are qualities I look for in a skin care product.
Bonus: This pretty red lip is courtesy of the Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro sample (in shade 400).
It’s no secret that I’m far from a makeup expert, but I’m trying. It helps to have a best friend who is an addict and enjoys helping me out. There isn’t a wide selection of products available in my city, and with Target closing, the options are going to be a lot less awesome. Soon I’ll be saying goodbye to E.L.F., NYX, Pixi, Sonia Kashuk and a bunch more I’ve grown attached to.
I’ve struggled for a while with spending money on makeup at all, so its taken me quite a while to warm up to the idea of paying non-drugstore prices. But, over the holidays, my mom and I swung into a Sephora in Montreal, and when I expressed my dislike of the amount everything cost my mom said, “If you’re looking for quality products, you’re going to have to pay for it.” While I didn’t buy anything that day, I took note of some products I was interested in so that I could quiz Megan about them when she got home from her trip to Mexico (jealous).
After a few back and forths, and numerous hours combing their website, I decided to give Sephora a go. A few clicks later and I had placed my very first order, for a whopping total of $200.
I had an eye infection when my order showed up, and I was under strict doctors orders not to wear makeup around my eyes, or wear my contacts, so I haven’t had a lot of opportunity to try anything out. As soon as I’ve thoroughly tested it all out, I’ll do a review of some sort. Promise!
P.S. I bought a new North Face parka over the weekend, and my only thought when I made the purchase was “I could be spending this money at Sephora.” Safe to say I may have a new addiction.