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May 29, 2014

may beauty favorites.

1. Rimmel Moisture Renew lipstick in 'to nude or not to nude?' // 2. NARS blush in 'albatross' // 3. Benefit Gimme Brow // 4. Stila One Step Complexion brush #33 // 5. Benefit Watt's Up!6. Burt's Bees Cucumber Facial Towelettes // 7. Herbal Essences Naked Cleansing Conditioner // 8. Origins Clear Improvement Charcoal Mask // 9. The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial WashI went back to an old favorite this month with the albatross highlighter blush. It was the first NARS product I ever bought, and it's so much better than I even remember for highlighting the cheek and brow bones. The Watt's Up! is a sample I received for my birthday from Sephora last year, and I just found it in my drawer. It's amazing! It highlights like a dream under or over concealers, BBs, and foundations. I've never had an issue with my eyebrows not looking full enough, but I started tweezing them a little bit thinner and Gimme Brow is the perfect lightweight eyebrow gel to add a tiny bit of color and keep the shape looking good. The lipstick was a random clearance find that I am so glad I got because I've been trying to find the perfect everyday red. This is named as a nude, but it's a very sheer red color that looks great during the day or at night. The brush was recommended to me by an associate at Sephora, and I'm so glad he told me about it. I use the larger side for concealer, even though that side is meant for foundation, because it really gets in the corner and evens everything out under my eyes. I use the small end to dab concealer over blemishes, and that also works like a dream. Such a great brush duo.

This month I made a few breakthroughs with my skin, with the help of the charcoal mask pulling gunk out of my pores and the tea tree oil cleanser. I swear by that weird green stuff now, my skin has never been so clear! The cleansing conditioner is interesting - I would recommend it to people who wash their hair every day to use it every other day because it does leave the scalp a little less clean and more oily than freshly shampooed hair. I wash my hair twice a week, so if I use this I use regular shampoo on my roots only, and then this stuff everywhere else, which leaves my hair clean and soft after three or four days of non washing. The cucumber wipes have been awesome for nights when I'm out late and I just need a quick swipe to get my makeup off. Normally I hate wipes because I don't feel clean after using them and they usually dry out my face, but these are very moisturizing and I can't complain about their removal skills. Another great month for beauty and more proof as to why I should never go anywhere near a Sephora (#cantstopwontstop).

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