I really want to start doing favorites every month so I decided to start things off with some of the let downs this month for me. Maybe it will help you decide on whether you should buy something or not. Also, just because I say it didn’t work for me doesn’t mean that it will be the same for you, you may love it.
So this is kind of a nice product to have in your purse. I have 3 different colors and you can usually get then for around $4 or $5. You get quite a bit of product compared to most lippies out now. These give you some sheer color and are also supposed to moisturize (as they are a lip balm) I actually like these quite a bit. For a lip balm I don’t want anything with too much color, I just want something I can apply easily throughout the day whenever I want.
So earlier this week my mom got rid of a bunch of her nail polish. She can never get it to work for her so she’s moved on to gel. That’s awesome for me though because now I have a bunch of new polish to try and share with you guys. I got 8 different clear coat type things. I won’t put pictures up of all of them but I will tell you what they all are. I got 3 Sally Hansen ones: Double Duty which is a strengthening base and top coat that I tried today so I’ll let you know whether I like it, Dry-Kwik which just dries your nails quickly and I also tried today (it dried the nails really fast, like moments after I put it on), and then New Lengths which is a strengthener to help grow longer nails (this one looks old school so I’ll have to see how long my mom has had it). I also got Primetime from ORLY (a nail primer that I used today), a Barielle instant liquid nail hardener (never heard of this brand and it looks a little old school again so we’ll see), Nutra Nail Bullet-Proof Strength, Cutex Nail Developer (this is a 10 day system so sometime when I don’t have polish on I’ll try it), and OPI Start to Finish base and top coat (I also used this today. I used this on one hand and the Sally Hansen one on the other so I’ll see which one I like better).
Since yesterday was all about foundation let’s talk concealer today. I have yet to find a concealer that I really truly love but I have a couple that I use on a daily basis. I need concealer for a couple of things. I need a concealer that can cover my terribly dark circles. I have yet to meet someone who has as hard a time covering up their dark circles as me. I also have pretty acne prone skin so I need something that can cover spots without breaking me out more than I already am. For my spots I’ve been using either the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind (the dark circle eraser one) in the color light or the Sonia Kashuk Hidden Agenda pallet in light. Under my eyes I use a combination of products, I just can’t find one that does the job by itself. I usually put a thin extra layer of my foundation on under my eyes, then use my Pixi Correction Concentrate in brightening peach, and then I’ve been switching between using Maybelline Instant Age Rewind in the brightener shade or the Covergirl De-Puffer Eye Concealer in fair.
Today I want to talk foundation. I have three different foundations I use for different reasons. All of them are drugstore foundations. I have yet to try a more high-end foundation so if you have any that you think are amazing please let me know, I would love to try some. Currently I use Revlon Colorstay, Covergirl outlast stay fabulous, and Rimmel Match Perfection. Just for reference, my skin is weird. It changes a lot and definitely has drier and more oily patches on it. So I guess that would make it combo. I also have fairly sensitive acne prone skin. It gets red easily and I still haven’t figured out everything that can make me breakout.