Thursday, February 8, 2018

January 2018: Favorites & Flops

Hello 2018!

I loved doing my Favorites and Fails posts in 2017. It was such a good reminder, for me personally, LOL, of what I loved and what I should not purchase.

This year, I am going to change things up only slightly. I am ditching the word Fail in favor of Flop, because even though something might not work for me, it might not be a fail for YOU, my lovely readers. Flop seems a little more gentle, doesn't it!?

As usual, let's start with my Favorite items from January:

  • I loved L'Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Sculpt Mascara!
  • I loved ColourPop Super Shock Cheek in Parallel!
  • I loved Burt's Bees Overnight Lip Mask!
  • I loved Milani's Keep It Smooth Luxe Lip Treatment!


A few weeks ago, I was in a mood and in a uncomfortable position, so I went online shopping. Fixes everything but your credit card debt, right?! ColourPop is so inexpensive that you can make quite a satisfying haul for fairly inexpensively, so that's what I did. I picked Parallel, a super bright blush, and I have used it every day since! I cannot get a brush to work with it, so I just use my fingers and dab it along my cheekbone line and then a few dots right on my cheeks. It lasts ALL day and is so pigmented.


If you live in a cold climate, you know all about chapped lips. Not just chapped lips, but dry, peeling, flaking, bleeding...I could go on and on. This year, however, I am beyond prepared! The Milani, on the right, is a lighter, gel texture for day, and the Burt's Bees is a waxier, clingier texture for overnight. Love BOTH and both were under $10 each.

Lastly, I couldn't get a proper pic of the L'Oreal mascara's wand, but it's funky! I actually saw an Ulta customer (I work there..I think you've got that, right?) with amazing lashes and asked what she used. Surprisingly, she pointed to the mass (drug store) side of the store! The Voluminous Mascara does exactly as promised, no clumping, and no flaking below the eyes. Legit LOVE, and the price makes it even better.

Now, it is time for everyone's least favorite portion of the post: the Flops.


Just two Flops to report!

Farsali Unicorn Essence: I was swayed by everyone's love and rave reviews for this, but it does nothing for me. It IS fun to put on since it is glittery and pink and dries to an instant, velvety matte, but that's about it. Womp.

Pacifica Rose Water Makeup Removing Wipes: I dared to sway from my Formula 10.0.6 wipes and that was a doozy of a mistake. These all natural wipes smell great but just smeared my makeup all over my face. Gross. However, my Mom loves them and they do great with her makeup, so they will go to good use, at least.

What do you think of these products? Love or hate any of them?!

Tell me in the comments,

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