Sunday, February 7, 2010

Products I am loving right now! ♥

So the reason why I don't blog more than i do is probably because i am endlessly frustrated with the way this blogging thing works. Having to put your pictures in first because or else they get inserted weirdly and then trying to make everything center and right and left and all that is making me frustrated and annoyed. Also trying to make the font look pretty and figure out the annoying buttons and tabs on this thing. So yes i officially have been neglecting my blog..a lot. I love reading other peoples' blogs and i love talking about beauty products but when it comes to writing..not so much yet, lol. I figured I'd do a post about a few things i'm loving right now, just because i think you all should know about them..thats how excited they make me! ahah:) let me know if you like these posts and i should start doing more of them..or just blogging more.
thank you to the beautiful people who follow me and comment, you guys are encouraging me to start writing more! :):)

Sigma SS168

I bet you all are bored to death hearing about sigma brushes but this really is one of my favourite ones. I like it better than its MAC counterpart. Why? Because its a little bigger, softer and fluffier. I like its larger shape and its fluffiness because it is perfect to use for blush. I am so picky about blush brushes and have searched endlessly for a good blush brush..i just recently purchased the bobbi brown one and i dont even know if i like that one that much. However this one is nice, it fits perfectly on my cheek and makes it easy for me to apply the blush without it looking like a big weird streaky blob. I find that often with blush brushes they don't blend the product out nicely so it looks unblended and weird. This brush is just nice.. i really love it and i wish sigma would sell it as an individual brush so i can buy more. I actually just found out that are selling sigma brushes as well as their make-up line individually so i might just pick another one of these babies up :) go it.. you know you want to ;)

Moroccan Oil

This stuff is soo nice! First of all, it smells amazing! It has the nicest scent which lingers in your hair after it dries...mmmmmm. You get a pretty big bottle of this which will last you a good amount of time because you only need a drop or two for all your hair. This is made from argan oil, a natural oil from argan trees in morroco (hence the name). It also has a few silicones and stuff in it to smooth your hair. This stuff is awesome for your hair! Ever since my hairdresser recommended it i have been using it faithfully and it makes my hair so shiny and smooth. I'm also a little convinced that it has helped my hair grow a bit because it has prevented split ends so that my hair didn't break off - which it is prone to doing. that is a HUGE plus in my book since my hair has been the same length for the last like 4 years. this stuff is really good, i just use a drop or two in my hair when it is damp and i apply it through my hair, concentrating mainly on my ends. This is also great for people with extensions because it provides conditioning to the hair since extensions can often become dry and brittle. It smooths and detangles extensions while providing lots of shine and a wonderful scent. Definitely worth checking out!

Lush Charity Pot

This stuff is so good! I have really dry skin in the winter. Generally my skin type is dry but in the winter i have to moisturize - especially my legs or else they itch. I know, weird. What originally attracted me to this was the idea of 100% of the proceeds going to charity - i'm all about products that give money to a good cause. I'd rather spend $20 on Charity pot vs. $25 on Lush's Dream Cream knowing that some of the $20 from Charity Pot will go to a good cause. This moisturizer is really nice because the texture is so light but moisturizes nicely. It isn't sticky or heavy like some moisturizers that take ages to sink in. I'm an impatient person and I hate having to wait around for 10 minutes waiting for my moisturizer to dry. I like to be able to moisturize and put my clothes on and feel like the product has actually sunk into my skin in a comfortable way. I can't quite describe it but you know that heavy sticky feel of a lot of body creams? This one doesn't have that. Go buy a pot, give your skin a treat and know that you can feel good because you're doing a good thing for someone else too!

MAC 239 Brush

Kay, so this is one of MAC's most basic brushes and since I am a brush addict it would be assumed that this would be one of the first brushes I would have in my collection. But wrong..I actually didn't have this brush until Christmas. Why? Because i was convinced that i didn't need it. To me, it just looked like a plain flat shader brush and i had plenty of those from various brands. I just didnt want to spend $30 something dollars plus tax on a brush that was nothing special. Now? I want another one!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE this brush. I have more than one 217 and now I am convinced that I must get another 239!!! This brush is really really good. It is extremely soft and not hard or stiff like many of the craft store dupes for it (Loew Cornell Maxines mop i am talking to you). This brush is extremely versatile because it is so soft and slightly fluffy on the side you can even turn it on its side and use it for crease work. It works perfectly at patting shadow on my eyelid and fits so well on my eyelid (i don't have huge lid space). It is good for pigments and lining under the eye with the tip/edge, smudging out eyeliner with the tip/edge - such a great multitasker!!! I want more!!!!!

MAC Face and Body Foundation
THIS STUFF IS AWESOME. I know I've said that about the other products, but thats why its a products im loving post.. This is such good stuff, really. I am loving this foundation SO much. Now first of all, I don't usually use foundation. Day to day, I don't wear foundation - I just use a powder, usually MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural and I buff it on my face really fast with a large kabuki brush (MAC 182 - BEST BRUSH EVER. GO GET IT..NO RUN..RUN AND GET IT, you will not regret it). I wake up about 25 minutes before I leave for school so my makeup routine is extremely short and very fast. I'm just not really a fan of foundation. It feels heavy and sticky on my skin and the scent is often really offputting but most of all i hate the feel of foundation, i don't like feeling like theres stuff on my face. Also, to be honest I have quite good skin. I have never had acne and don't get many pimples so my skin looks quite good (my friends say i have skin like a child lol). My mom didn't use foundation till she was in her 30s so i guess thats where i have it from. But back to this foundation! I do like to have a bit more coverage when i am going out or if i just feel like it and i heard really good things about this foundation - it is supposed to impart a dewy and glowing finish and be beautiful for photography purposes. NOW IMPORTANT. This foundation will not give you good coverage.. In fact, it will not cover much AT ALL. It doesn't cover spots or scars or marks.. It is very very light and more like a tinted moisturizer, however it is buildable. You can also use concealer on any spots or marks you have which i do sometimes. BUT best of all this foundation makes your skin look like you're not even wearing foundation- even out in natural light. It makes your skin look naturally flawless and it is so glowing and pretty. I wore it on the weekend when i went to visit my friend and at the MAC store one of the makeup artists commented on how nice my skin looked - little did she know i was wearing this foundation! It photographs BEAUTIFULLY. I will probably post a FOTD soon with this foundation which will show just how beautiful this foundation looks in pictures. It is actually often used for beauty photography, weddings and on the runway (on models). It is also waterproof which is awesome if you are going on vacation and want to swim but still want to have a little bit of coverage on your face. I would recommend it highly, but probably more for people with normal to dry skin to combination.. I think anyone too oily would find it way too dewy because even i usually set it with a powder. but nevertheless, TRY IT - it is a stunning product.

Biore Restore Skin Boosting Night Serum
I LOVE YOU BIORE SKIN BOOSTING NIGHT SERUM. honestly, i wish i could order like a bucket of this stuff. This is FANTASTIC. ahhhhhhhh i really love this product. I was hearing a lot of stuff about antioxidants and vitamins in skin products and figured that it would be a good idea to benefit my skin and try out a product like this - especially an overnight one since these would work while i was sleeping. I found this product in my local walmart (yes for cheaper stuff!) and i will never go back. Here is the description of the product from Biore:
"Infuse your skin with powerful antioxidants and vitamins A and C while you sleep - and wake up looking refreshed and beautiful. BiorĂ©® RESTORE Skin Boosting Night Serum incorporates soothing chamomile and aloe, as well as a blend of rosemary, sage, and nettle extracts to help recharge skin's appearance. "

It looks like a small bottle but actually gives you 40 ml which is more than a normal MAC bottle of liquid foundation which usually gives you 30 ml or 1 ounce. This product lasts you a good amount of time, I use 3 pumps on my whole face (yes i like to overdo it a bit) and I still have a lot left. THIS ALSO SMELLS DIVINE. i love love love the smell! even my boyfriend, when i stuck this product under his nose to smell since he and everyone of my friends are subjected to my endless obsession with beauty products and everything related, liked the smell and commented that it smelled really nice! You can put it under your moisturizer or use it as your moisturizer at night - i often just use it as my nighttime moisturizer, unless i am wearing a self tanning moisturizer - i will apply it under :)
To test if this actually worked i have tried not putting it on my face at night a couple of times and I NOTICED A DIFFERENCE. i honestly did and i have high standards for products. When i didnt apply it at night my face looked more dull the next day and not as radiant and "glowy". I love this stuff, go check it out if you want to jump on the glowy and radiant bandwagon. mmmmmmmmmmmm 5 buckets of this stuff please!

NARS Penny Lane Cream Blush
This has probably entered into my Hall of fame of all time favourite beauty products. This product is incredible. I know people rave about Orgasm blablabla and i have that blush and yeah i like it, its really pretty and nice and i use it a lot but i love this SO MUCH MORE. It is such a beautiful and gorgeous blush, especially for light skin.. If you have light skin, then go RUN BUY THIS BLUSH..OR TRY IT OUT. It gives the most beautiful glow to your cheeks, when i got this and tried it i just fell in love. Its staying power is awesome (a cheaper dupe would be Revlon Cream Blush in Rosy glow if you want to try it out but the staying power is crapp) and it just makes you look beautiful, awake, glowing and dewy and all good things! I own a bajillion blushes, my blush drawer is overflowing but this one has just captured my heart.. it is so stunning. It looks boring in the pan but on cheeks it makes you look like your skin is naturally so PRETTY and glowy. I apply this with a MAC 168 brush and it works perfectly with the cream product. This would be one of my TOP RECOMMENDATIONS. It is THE secret to glowy skin. If you don't always want to wear heavy blush that may look streaky or unnatural, try this, you can layer it and it just is the best blush in the world..period.

I hope you liked my little product rant. I am really enjoying these products. Let me know what products you are loving right now and what products you would recommend in the comments! Also let me know if you have any requests for new blog posts:) you are keeping me inspired ♥

till next time

xox, Emm


  1. Hello sweety! I love your selection of products! I have just become a new follower since I love your blog!!

  2. Hi hun! that is so sweet of you!! Thanks so much!! i love your blog too just followed you back