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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Top 10 from April

With the inspiration of some of the Beauty Guru's I watch on YouTube, I decided that on the 10th of the month, I would name my top 10 FAVORITES from the month before!! They will be a mix of everything from make-up, to clothes, to accessories, books, etc! If you are wondering here are the gals I follow on YouTube:


In NO particular order :)

True Blue Spa Nail Buffer $5.00 at Bath and Body Works
OH MY GOSH!!!!!! How did I EVER give myself a manicure without one of these things?!?! My nail polish lasted about 6 days WITHOUT chipping! Before using the buffer, I was good to go 2-3 days! It takes hardly no time at all and see you see such difference! It has once side for removing ridges, one for smoothing, another for buffing, and the final one is for shine. They are numbered to make it idiot proof, too ;) AND it's PINK!

Beauticontrollers $1.25 from BeautiControl (ME!)

You get 50 of these tissue paper type things. My skin is oily, especially in the summer! These are perfect size to throw in your purse. When you start to feel that oil developing or that shine that you do not want on your face you simply take one of these out and press on your face where the oil is. IT DOESN'T REMOVE YOUR MAKE-UP!!!! You might see a little bit of a transfer, but nothing that will be noticeable on your face! These are a MUST HAVE, especially with summer approaching! I will be placing a BeautiControl order May 16th if you are interested :)

GEL EYELINERS! Maybelline $9.99 at Ulta or Drugstore MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack and Dip Down $15.00 MAC Cosmetics
I learned about gel liners from watching the YouTube Beauty Guru's I mentioned above. Gel Eyeliners are not at all what I expected! LOVE THEM! I will probably never go back to a pencil or liquid eye liner again...well I will use the ones that I have left, but won't buy anymore! These go on sooo smooth, STAY on, do not flake, look amazing!!! I don't notice a difference between the Maybelline or the MAC, so for the price, go for the Maybelline since it's cheaper, and if you live by me-more easily accessible at a drug store versus the MAC products which you would either have to order online or go to a MAC store.

BIG Shampoo from Lush $22.95
Once again, thanks to YouTube Beauty Guru's, I have become ADDICTED to LUSH! I have only tried a few of their products, but I am soo excited to go a LUSH store and smell all of their products and continue to try them out! Lush is all fresh, handmade, ORGANIC beauty products! When you go into the store, they literally have slabs of soap bars and you tell them how much you want and they cut it right there for you! This product is designed to give you volume, hence the name BIG. Now, in my opinion, I can't say that I notice my hair being BIG. What I notice is my hair is lighter, blonder, and softer! It looks like a sugar scrub. You don't need a lot, which is a bonus! You put the salty mixture in your hair, I just put it around the top of my head, then wet my hands again, and then work it into a lather. This lathers up SOOOO MUCH!!!!!!! This is a product I WILL repurchase!! The other thing that is cool about Lush, is you keep the pots that some of the products come in and when you have 5, you take them into the store and you get a FREE FACE MASK!!!!! BOOYA!!!

Skinlogics Herbal Hydrating Mist from BeautiControl $10.00
I use this EVERY DAY after applying my make up. It is a cool mist that "locks" your make up into place. Now, the directions on the bottle tell you to spray it on your face after you use your toner. I don't do that. haha You can also put this in your fridge, and spray it on after you have been out in the sun and gotten burnt :( Anyways-I think it really does help to set my make-up and keeps it looking fresh thoughout the day! You can get this from BeautiControl....again placing an order on May 16th :)

Samsung Mesmerize-MY PHONE
Ok, so of course, my phone doesn't look like this! This is just the photo I found on google images LOL! Mine has a pink rubbery case to help protect her when she falls! I LOVE THIS PHONE! It is completely touch screen! Some of the apps I have that I love are: SoundHound (song comes on the radio and you're like, who sings this? Oh, put this app up to the speaker and BOOYA it tells you the name of the song and the artist! Go SMS Pro-just a customized text messaging thing-you can choose your background, font, colors, etc. Sudoku, Angry Birds, Tetris, and WordswithFriends just some games to keep me occupied! Facebook and Twitter :) I gotta stay connected to my social media!! ESPN Score Center..gotta follow my Cubbies and Bulls......who are BOTH playing tonight! Pandora! A MUST HAVE! I listen to it while I am getting ready in the morning! Those are probably the ones I use the most! I have many others! Let me know what apps you use!

Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Masque $30.00 from Ulta
Again, another recommendation from YouTube Beauty Gurus! This is a hair conditioner for dry, damaged hair. The directions are to use this 2 times a week, which is what I do. I have read reviews that some people use this every day!! For me, using it twice a week works just fine! You use this AFTER you shampoo and condition. You apply to your hair just like you would a conditioner and then use a widetooth comb on your hair to get the conditioner really worked in. Leave it in for AT LEAST 7 minutes. It comes out SOOOO soft and shiny!!!!

Aromatherapy Sleep Dream Bath in Lavender Vanilla $16.50 from Bath and Body Works
My new thing has been to take a bath every week. OK-stop the jokes, I take a SHOWER every day, but I take a bath ONCE a week!! I pour myself a glass of wine, grab the book I am currently reading, light a candle, and run a hot bath. Currently, I have been using this product! The smell is sooo soothing and relaxing and it moisturizes/softens your skin and puts a little bit of scent on your skin. I use about 3 capfulls, this girl likes a lot of bubbles! This is a great way to escape for the world and give yourself a little "ME" time.

Aromatherapy Vanilla Verbena 3 Wick Candle from Bath and Body Works $19.50
This is the candle I currently burn while I am taking my bath! I LOVE THIS CANDLE! I just looked on Bath and Body Works' website, and it says they are OUT OF STOCK!!!! It's OK, I have 2 more on my shelf!!! If you want to buy this candle, or any candle from BBW, wait until they go on sale 2 for $20! This candle doesn't SCREAM out notes of Vanilla, nor Verbena (I don't know what Verbena smells like, but when I think of Verbena I think of Coconut Lime Verbena and it DEFINITELY doesn't smell like that!) This is just a great smelling candle!!! *LOVE*

Too Faced Natural Eye Palette $38.00 from Ulta
Another recommendation from YouTube Friends!! This is THE BEST palette to create natural eyes! It comes with 9 different eye shadows. It also comes with 3 look cards to help you create different eye looks, and it comes with an applicator (which I have yet to use!) I have played around with this quite a bit and created my own looks. I LOVE IT!!! I've gotten SOOOO many compliments when I use this on my eyes!!! BOOYA!!!! It's nice to be complimented!!!!

Other Things To Throw At YOU!

Book I am Currently Reading:
The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs

Shows I am Currently Watching: *We have a DVR, otherwise I would NOT be watching all of these!!
Ellen Days of Our Lives Army Wives Coming Home The Dance Scene Dancing with the Stars Mad Love The Biggest Loser Glee The Voice American Idol Modern Family The Real World Big Bang Theory Friday Night Lights CMT's Next Superstar

THAT'S IT!!!!!!!!!!! Reminder-if you want to order BeautiControl-let me know!! I will be placing an order on May 16th!! See some of my other posts for some BeautiControl product reviews!!!

Let me know what some of your favorites are, or if you've tried any of the products I mentioned and what you thought!!

Disclaimer: All products were purchased by me. All opinions are MINE.


  1. How long do you think that "jar" of shampoo will last? That's pricey!

  2. I have used it probably 6 times so far and haven't even used close to half of it! You don't have to use a lot of it because it lathers up so well!


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