Tuesday, March 1, 2016

February Favorites - Beauty Products and Nails!

Goooood morning! Can you believe it is March 1 already?  Perhaps it's time for me to get going on those 2016 goals, including blogging more! Starting today, I will have a post for you three times per week: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Hope you'll stop by!

To start the month of March, I wanted to recap with some February Favorites. I have some manicures to show you and some of my favorite beauty products, too. I plan to include a couple of higher price point items and some great drugstore finds, too.  Ready?

First up, my favorite February manicures:

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Featured here you see, clockwise from top:

  • SinfulColors White On White with bornprettystore decals
  • ColorClub Peace, Love, and Polish with bornprettystore decals
  • Orly Flawless Flush
  • Orly Prelude to a Kiss with Moon Emporium monogram decals
  • Dry Brush Technique with SinfulColors White On White and a variety of pink cremes
  • ellagee Wrong Lever!

Now for the beauty products!

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Let's take a look at each one.

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OPI Nail Envy in Samoan Sand
I am a huge fan of the original, untinted, OPI Nail Envys and a tinted version is just that much better. Neutral nails seem to be a huge trend for spring, so if you're on the go, but still want polished-looking nails, this is your new go-to. One small drawback is that, if you go to Sally's, this is about $15. The bottle will last quite a while but still, it's a splurge item.

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L'Oreal Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream in Anti-Redness
This is a slimey GREEN product that you put on over moisturizer and under your foundation, or you can wear it alone. The green color tones down redness on your face. The product is super weird when you first try it - slimey, green, gooey, but oh the results! My face looks pretty flawless, if I do say so myself. I use it alone with no need for foundation. I believe this is under $10.

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LUSH Cosmetics Eau Roma Water - Toner Water
If you follow any of my social media, it should be no surprise that a LUSH item is included. This is about $23, so it's def a splurge item, but it's just lovely. After a too-hot shower or a workout, mist one or two sprays on your clean skin to calm and refresh your face. The smell is lovely, not overpowering at all,

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Sephora Rose Mask - Ultra Moisturizing and Brightening
Another one of my recent obsessions are face masks. At about $4 per mask, with almost a dozen different varieties, the Sephora brand masks are a must try! Thanks to LUSH, I am loving all things rose scented, so this is a favorite of mine. Sephora also makes these adorable little pots that are overnight masks in similar scents. I like to throw those in my purse when I sleep at my boyfriend's house since you don't need to wash them off.

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Gosling's Chop Saver LipBalm
HOLY GRAIL item alert!!!!!! I cannot say enough about this lipbalm. I haven't used anything else in over a month - and I seriously own 100 lipbalms. This product was created by Dan Gosling, a professional trumpet player, so it is some serious stuff.  I actually have a blog post coming up devoted to this product. It's a steal at $4, so get thee to a CVS rightnow and try it out.

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Wet n Wild Geometric Highlighting Powder in Desert Explorations
When I first saw the new Spring 2016 Wet n Wild collection on Nouveau Cheap, I pretty much ran to Walgreens. Luckily, my Walgreens had the eyeshadows, highlighters, and liquid eyeliners out already! I grabbed a shadow palette and this - the Geometric Highlighting Powder in Desert Explorations. As you can see from my finger swatch, if you swirl the colors together, you get a beautiful light sheen. Highlighting it on trend right now, so it is no surprise Wet n Wild came out with an affordable option. At $5 for the palette, it is well worth it. The powder is pigmented but subtle and I also have been using it as eyeshadow.

That wraps it up for my February Favorites. Have you tried any of these items? What do you think?
Thanks for stopping by. Looking forward to more blogging and showing you some good stuff!

xoxo,
Lacey

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