Tuesday, March 31, 2015

March Favorites

First off, I am so sorry I haven't been more active the past month or so! School has been keeping me busy and I haven't had many ideas on posts but luckily there have been a few great products the past two months to review today : )

The first product I've been loving is Milani's Baked Blush in Dolce Pink. It is a gorgeous warm-pink with a hint of gold shimmer. It is gorgeous for spring/summer and I think it is the perfect, everyday blush that adds the right amount of glow to the skin.

The next product is a frequent mention of mine on this blog and that is Jordana's Color Effects Eyeshadow Powder in 08 'Perfect Team'. Its a white and black eyeshadow duo that is quite pigmented. Although I love the black for setting gel liner, this month I've found the white to be the perfect shade to sweep across my eyelids when I was really into the 1960s makeup look thanks to this amazing tutorial here.  Although its not the most pigmented white eyeshadow, its matte and definitely brings light to the parts of my eyelid that needs it when doing a heavy smokey eye look.

Thirdly, I've been loving Jordana's Fabu-Liner. Its a eyeliner pen with a long but stiff tip that is perfect for precise eyeliner work. Now although the pen is stiff and can be tricky to work with compared to my all-time favorite liner by Kat Von D, this liner is not only extremely affordable, but it actually is a very nice drugstore liner and can create a strong point at the inner and outer corners of my eyes. After I draw the outline of my cateye, I fill in with the pen by using the side of it rather than the point so it won't poke me in the eye.

Next, I've been loving The Body Shop's Radiant Highlighter. Its beautiful when used mixed in my foundation or just along the cheekbones and gives the most gorgeous glow ever.

Next, I've been adoring Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer. When I first used this, I honestly didn't see what all the hype was about but then I started experiencing different ways with applying it and that's when I could see the difference. At first, I would use a small eyeshadow brush like the Real Techniques Deluxe crease brush but I found it clung to my skin in an odd way and then if I tried to apply it with my fingers, it just was too wet to work with. Now I use my foundation brush, which is the Real Techniques Buffing Brush and just stifle it into my skin.

Lastly, I have been loving Milani's lipstick in Sangria. Its a beautiful deep purple color and even though its spring, I love darker colors and this is a warm, beautiful plum-oxblood color.. It feels nice on the lips and doesn't transfer and just simply looks stunning.

Me wearing Milani's lipstick in Sangria:

Non-Beauty Favorites

The movie I saw this month and loved was HBO's The Normal Heart.
It made me cry my eyes out, so you will need tissues, but its such a beautiful, touching movie about something that was incredibly tragic. 

I've been loving three TV shows this past month and that is RuPaul's Drag Race, the CW's iZombie, and Friends.
RuPaul's Drag Race season 7 is amazing and hilarious! I am loving Max and Violet Chachki, though she can be a bit 'shady' sometimes. ; )

Friends is a hilarious show now available on Netflix and I am already on season 6 after starting it in the beginning of February. Its easy to watch and is relaxing and just a very good show. : )

iZombie is new and so I've only seen two episodes but it is so damn good! Its not your typical zombie show; there isn't a lot of blood and guts, but its like a detective show where the detective gets help from the medical examiners but it just so happens that the medical examiner is a zombie who can see 'visions' from the dead victims after she eats their brains.

I am reading 5 books at the same time right now, but there is one that I have been really enjoying and that is Cheryl Strayed's Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail. I find it very touching story and am half way done with it!

That is it for my March favorites, thank you for reading. : )

Tumblr | Twitter | Instagram | GoodReads