May 2014 Beauty Favorites

For my first beauty post, I decided to go with what I’ve been loving for the month of May. I initially created this blog for fashion only, but recently I’ve been experimenting with new products. I’m definitely no expert, but these are the items that have not only been making my life a little easier, but they also have been helping me venture out into the makeup and beauty world one step at a time. 

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Bath & Body Works Country Chic Body LotionFor the past few years I have had this bad habit of not putting on lotion, and when I do, I don’t use as much as I should. I decided to hit up Bath & Body Works and buy a body lotion that I can not only use through out the summer, but also use as a transition scent into fall. Country Chic is the perfect summer/fall transition scent for me because it has hints of orange blossom which remind me of summer, and it also has hints of amber wood which remind me of fall. So it’s the perfect combo!

Mario Badescu Skincare Enzyme Cleansing GelAfter my 24th birthday about two weeks ago, I decided I think it’s time that I start taking care of my skin properly, which unfortunately means, that I have to spend a little bit more money on skincare. I went into Ulta looking for a reasonably priced face wash that could match my skin type (Combination/Acne prone) without leaving my skin too oily or too dry. This gel face wash not only smells AMAZING but it does wonders on my skin. I use it twice a day, and it leaves my face feeling fresh, moisturized, and non-greasy. This purchase was definitely worth the money!

Lancome Teint Miracle SPF 15 Foundation– Ladies and gentlemen, Anjuli’s first ever foundation! I have always been afraid of trying foundation, for fear that if I put too much on it wouldn’t look good, or I would get the wrong color, or worse, it would rub off on a guys shirt in the club (I’ve seen this happen one too many times). But, I finally built up the courage to try it, and I got matched to this foundation from Lancome (my color is Buff 5 (C)) and boy was I excited! This formula is great for day or night wear, and it’s moderate coverage so it’s great for beginners like me. Its formula goes onto the skin very smoothly and it doesn’t get caked or flakey.

Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser For the past few months I have heard a lot of buzz around this product, so I thought I’d give it a try (considering how inexpensive it is) and it actually works! I apply this before I put my foundation on, around my cheeks and t-zone, and once I have my foundation on, my skin instantly looks smoother and my pores aren’t as noticeable. Good job on this awesome find, beauty gurus!

Bath & Body Works Endless Weekend Eau de Parfum– Oh my goodness, this was probably one of the best steals I’ve ever gotten from Bath & Body Works! I went in to look for the Country Chic lotion, and as I was at the front desk, there was a little container full of these small Endless Weekend perfume bottles. The sales associate told me they were releasing this scent next week, and advertising the scent with these discounted $4 mini bottles. I decided to try it, and it smells amazing! The thing I love about it most is that it fits in my clutch, so when I go out clubbing I can just slip it in my bag and I’m good to go. 

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette I actually have been loving this palette ever since I got it for Christmas this past December, so I decided to include it because I have been using it literally every weekend. This is my first ever makeup palette and I absolutely love it. It is very versatile, and the eye shadows that I use the most are for a smokey eye look which include Foxy (under the brows), Half Baked (all over lid), Snakebite (outer corner), and Tease (for the crease). This has been my go to look for clubbing and going out at night, and with a little mascara and eyeliner, it really makes my eyes pop!

Revlon Super Lustrous Pearl Lipstick Cherry Blossom 028– I decided if I want to start being adventurous and try new makeup, I need to start trying new lipsticks. This was my first lipstick that I bought last year, but I only just started using it in the past 2 weeks, and it has been working wonders. It glides onto my lips smoothly, and the color is very pigmented. I think my new favorite lip color is red!

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Spot Concealer– This was actually a gift from a friend of mine who is a makeup expert, and she told me to try this under my eyes. I originally had a slightly darker shade of concealer, and thought that this would be too light for me, but it ended up concealing my under eye dark circles completely without making my skin look too pale! My skin tone is already pretty light as it is, so I didn’t need anything to make me look ghostly in pictures (haha).

Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush Pout Lip Stain in Eternal FlameBefore I ventured out to lipsticks I wanted to try a lip stain, and this was perfect for beginners like me. It stains your lips very softly, and also leaves a glossy look so it’s not too intense. Now that I am used to using it, I like to wear it over lipstick so it intensifies the color. This to me is like a lipstick and a gloss all in one!

That’s it for my beauty favorites for May 2014, thanks for reading!

Anjuli

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