Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Current Favorites

Current favorites

Here I am again with another post out of the blue. Today I had an urge to write something so I thought I would show you some new favorites.

Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray

I purchased this from Sephora in NYC after reading positive blog reviews. I have tried MAC FIX + setting spray in the past and although I loved how it refreshed my skin and helped my makeup stay on, I suspect it was breaking me out. Since using the Urban Decay version my skin has been behaving well. It is oil and paraben free, maybe this has something to do with it. My makeup looks fresh all day when I apply this, I apply about 4 sprays. With the heat/humidity in Sydney currently, my makeup does not last unless I set it with this spray. Yes, I have tested this and not applied the spray on some days and there is a definite difference.

Covergirl Lash Blast Volume Mascara

I love my Dior Show and Lancome Doll Eyes mascara, but I do not love the $50 price. We will be purchasing our first home this year so I am looking at ways to cut spending here and there. I decided it was time to find a good drug store brand mascara. I chose the Covergirl Lash Blast formula as it is certainly one of the most talked about mascaras on youtube/blogs. I love this so much! It separates my lashes, doesn't smudge and doesn't clump. This will be a definite repurchase. I am kicking myself I didn't try it earlier. 

Illamasqua Zygomatic Cream Blush

I purchased this after a hardcore recommendation by my friend Jac. She basically said I had to buy it. I am glad she did because it is worth the hype. I love the effect it has on my skin, it makes my cheeks appear very dewy with a natural neutral glow. It is a perfect blush for work or where you are trying to achieve a "my skin but better" look. 

Goldwell Dual Senses Scalp Regulation Deep Cleansing Shampoo*

What a mouthful the name of this great shampoo is! Since discovering the awesomeness that is Batiste dry shampoo, I have been getting a whole lot of product build up in my hair and scalp. I am also occasionally wearing hairspray too which adds to the crunchy dusty mop on my head. The Goldwell shampoo is aimed at removing product build up and cleansing the scalp deeply. And it does just that. I have found other brands to do a good job of this, but they would always leave my hair so stripped and dry. This shampoo doesn't give my hair that dry feeling after a wash, it feels soft and very clean. Even when shampoo it twice. 

Travalo Atomiser

I have only owned this for about a week but already I love it. I am one to never carry around a glass bottle of perfume in my bag due to the worry it will smash. I'd seen the Travalo atomiser on YouTube and decided I should try it out. I am loving it so far. It is so convenient and holds around 50 sprays of the fragrance you load it with. Highly recommended.

Real Techniques Stippling Brush

I purchased this from iHerb a while ago and have been using it every day. I mostly use it to apply cream blush and it blends the product nicely into my cheeks. And just for the record, I love all of the Real Techniques brushes.

What have you been loving lately?

* Denotes PR sample


  1. I also use the RT stippling for cream blush, it also works really well with pigmented (and crazy bright) powder blushes too :) Glad you are loving your Travalo, they really are fabulous and so great for the handbag :)

    1. Thanks Emma. I really want another Travalo for my other perfumes!
      I love the stippling brush, so easy!

  2. Love the RT bushes and am so glad you got and love Zygomatic. Best blush ever!!!

    1. Yes the RT brushes kill the others. So much cheaper than MAC and their shedding rubbish!


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