This isn't everything, lol, but I wanted to share with you ladies some of the new goodies I've accumulated over the past month. For the most part it's all beauty with the exception of one hair product.
First let's start with the Shea Moisture Wet/Dry Pressed Powder in Yuma Pecan. All I can say is Target made me do it. I feel like it's so easy to go in target for something as small as paper towels and before you know it you've spent $100 on some stuff you weren't even looking for. That ever happened to you? Well anyway this little baby was on clearance for $4.48! So, uhm yeah, my spending was justified, lol. I've already used this a few times and I love it! I used it dry. The
coverage is excellent and you can see an example of that in the photos I've posted of me below. What's cool about this is that you can add a little water to it to create creamy coverage!
I may go back and purchase a shade darker for Summer. I also picked up Shea Moisture Pressed Powder Insert in Montego Toffee. I planned on using this hue that's one shade lighter than the Yuma Pecan to set my under eye highlight. It's been working perfectly for me and I love the overall finish. I make sure to use a light hand because I don't want to look 'ashy' or cakey.
The next two products I really needed because I've been dealing with shine in my T-zone and I was out of eye shadow primer. This is my first experience with the NYX Shine Killer. I picked it up on a whim. If you follow me on Instagram, a few weeks ago I questioned if my current primer was right for me. It left me with a slight shine which I don't particularly care for. I don't want a complete matte finish, but after only a few hours of makeup wear I expected it to do more in that department. Since then I've added this sort of gel like product on top of my primer and it seemed to work like a charm. This has kept my shine at bay for at least 8 hours which is really good.
I got the chance to try the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion before and I liked it a lot. Plus it was on sale at Sephora for $10 so I couldn't pass it up! I went for a couple weeks without using primer under my shadows and could definitely tell a difference. My lids were a greasy, creasy mess, okay, lol.
All of a sudden I'm obsessed with NYX lip creams. I purchased different kinds: NYX Soft Matte Lip Crème in 'Abu Dhabi' and 'Stockholm' and the NYX Butter Gloss in 'Strawberry Parfait'. LOVE them all! So now I'm hooked. Below I'm wearing the butter gloss on top of another lip favorite of mine 'Flat out Fabulous' by MAC, lined with 'Magenta' also by MAC. This is an everyday lip shade for me. I really love how my skin tone looks with magenta, fushia, and violet colors.
I also picked up the Blender Cleanser 'Solid' by Beauty Blender which was a must have because I have a beauty blender. See that HERE! I heard that cleaning the sponge regularly would actually damage it. Have you heard about that?? I don't know. I didn't want to take any chances so I made sure to get it. You can also use it to wash your other makeup brushes, which is a plus because it's about that time. I like to wash my brushes once a month. I don't know if that's a good time frame, but it works for me!
Last but certainly not least I have the Shea Moisture Tahitian Noni & Monoi Smooth & Repair Blow Out Cream. It was gifted to me by my lovely co-worker! Thanks Teri! I had often times saw it in stores and always wanted to see how it was. Normally when I blow dry my hair I apply a leave-in after a wash and condition. Then I apply a heat protectant. Normally an oil and then blow dry. With this I just apply after I've put a leave-in on my hair. I must say, it works pretty good. I love that the cream is light almost like a whipped custard. It left my hair feeling really smooth and ready for a heat style. You'll see more of my results soon!