Look at this little chunk of trash I’ve got here! This month I finished up a good handful of beauty and make up products, as well as a little clear out of a few old things. This is my favorite post of the month because it shows I really use the products I talk about. So many bloggers are posting new reviews every other day, and I find it hard to believe they actually use anything up! Well, I love finishing products, even if I love them. This way I can feel better about buying anything new.
The first favorites I ever did was in February of 2013. It wasn’t until last year I started to do them more regularly. This month, I rediscovered a few old favorites, which is always fun because it means I didn’t spend money and instead found a love for things I already owned! I tend to use a lot of the same products day to day, so when it comes to make up, a favorite really means I used it a lot during the month. It’d be nice if I could afford to have brand new products in every months favorite, but in reality that just isn’t how most peoples lives work!
Sometimes I randomly pick up items from the drugstore with very little research, luckily, sometimes they work out in my favor. Once upon a time, Tati from GlamLifeGuru mentioned that the Garnier Texture Tease Dry Touch Finishing Spray was an almost exact dupe for the Bumble and Bumble Dryspun Finish. I thought “oh, that stuff seems cool, maybe I’ll pick it up.” And before I new it, it was coming home with me even though I didn’t really know what a texturizing spray was. Also, texturizing isn’t a word.
Sometimes you just fall in love with a product and you need to have it all the time in every color, shade, packaging, whatever. When I first got the Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in the shade Passion, it rarely left my pocket. I then knew I had to have it in every shade. But $22 or a tinted lip balm? I just don’t have the budget for that. Luckily, Fresh was smart enough to come out with sets of different shades in smaller packaging. I don’t really need a full size lip product, so little minis are perfect!
I’ve been meaning to write this blog post for days, but I actually had to do work at work this week, and by the time I got home I was so cold and tired it just never happened. One of my first blog posts ever was about Wen’s Cleansing Conditioner. I was unaware there were so many other Wen products until I received a few from Wen last month. I’ve had good luck with the original Cleansing Conditioner, so I was excited to try out some new things. First up, I chose the Sweet Almond Mint Texture Balm because I was intrigued by the packaging!
Everyday we’re getting closer and closer to the glory that is Spring, but that doesn’t change the fact that when I woke up this morning is was 3 degrees out and my car wouldn’t start. My apartment is pretty cold (oh the woes of cheap city living) and my work is cold (oh the woes of non-profit working). So to sum it up, I’m usually cold. Cold means dry skin. And for someone with already dry skin, these windy, cold days are not making it any better. But! I’ve got a beauty arsenal full of hydrating products that are helping me balance things out.
Oh what a surprise, I’ve got another review of an Andalou Naturals product! Today we’ve got the Blue Geranium Creamy Clay Mask from the Clarifying line. I’ve already review the serum and toner from this line, I’m just in love now as I was then. The Creamy Clay Mask does everything I could ever ask a mask to do, and is packed with amazing, skin loving ingredients.