HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
I hope everyone had a fun and safe New Years!!
To start off this year, we will be having a new segment every 1st of the Month called 'Beauty Picks of the Month'. These will be products that we feel are some of the best beauty products out there that we would recommend trying, or a beauty launch we are dying to get our hands on.
The reason why I wanted to do this, is mostly because I had a bunch of people telling me I should really incorporate more of my experience with makeup into this blog. So, I hope all you beauty addicts out there find these posts informational as well as inspirational.
To kick everything off with a 'bang' for the new year, here is the first post!!
Enjoy and Cheers to a fabulous 2012!!!
Josie Maran '100% Pure Argan Oil'
Winter is definitely a time where our skin needs more attention since most people tend to get dryer skin. Josie Maran's 100% Pure Argan Oil is the perfect treatment for your skin if you have any dry spots, flaking, or just need a moisture boost. This is a very versatile product that can be used on pretty much any part of your body, including your hair! Even though it is an oil, it does not make you look and feel like a grease ball! Use it at night right before bed and then spot treat in the morning on the dryer areas.
Where to Buy: Sephora
Price: $14-$96 (depends on ounces)
NARS The Multiple 'G-Spot'
Using a cream color for your cheeks are the most appropriate during the winter months. It won't suck up all the oils on your skin like a powder blush sometimes would, they last long, and it looks natural.
The Nars Multiple in 'G-Spot' is part of their Holiday 2011 Collection. It is a pretty rose color with very tiny specks of gold to add a little bit of sparkle. The texture is very creamy so it blends incredibly well. The Multiple comes with a ton of product to last you, and it can even be use not only on your cheeks, but as a color for eyes and lips!
Where to Buy: Narscosmetics.com
Smashbox Bionic Mascara 'Jet Black'
Mascara can sometimes be very damaging to your lashes, especially if it is a waterproof formula. The formula of this mascara is made out of natural moisturizing ingredients such as aloe and olive oil, which helps to keep your lashes healthy and strong.
If you are looking for a mascara that will help lengthen and volumize without smudging or flaking, this product is your savior! This mascara does have a thicker formula, so to avoid any clumps, gently wiggle the mascara wand from the base of your lashes and slowly pull up and out. Beautiful lashes in an instant!
Where to Buy: Smashbox.com
CO Bigelow 'My Favorite Lip Balm'
This lip balm could also pass for a lip gloss because it leaves a bit of shine behind when you put it on. With shea butter, jojoba, and sweet almond oil, as some of the ingredients, it has a whole tube full of moisturizing properties that will help to keep your lips from looking dry and dull.
I personally like to use this product by itself, or if I wear lipstick, I will put it over my lipstick and use it as a gloss because it is not sticky at all.
Where to Buy: Bath and Body Works
MoroccanOil Restorative Hair Mask
To protect your hair against all the environmental free radicals and also to keep your hairs elasticity, a hair mask is a great way to treat your hair and yourself to some pampering. MoroccanOil is already known for their great hair products, and this one does not fall short. Use this a couple times a week to help rebuild hair strength, restore healthiness and shine.
After shampooing, apply to your damp hair and let it sit for 7-10 minutes, then rinse.
Where to Buy: Select Salons
Price: Prices vary depending on the vendor
Essie Nail Color 'Chinchilly'
The formula for Essie Nail Colors are one of the best. Super creamy and smooth, and they last long. The color intensity does differ depending on the color, and Chinchilly is more on the sheer side, so you will need at least two coats.
The color in the photo looks more beige/nude, but Chinchilly is actually a very pretty greyish/light pewter color, which is so perfect for January. When you think grey, you also think, 'dull' and 'gloomy', but this particular color, for some reason is very complimenting.
Where to Buy: Target