April 2013 Beauty Favorites

You guys. It’s May. That means it’s almost summer (yay for no work!) and nearly one month away from my 21+9 birthday. It’s a big birthday this year. So I guess I only have a month left to enjoy 21+8.

Regardless, I have my monthly recap of my beauty favorites. I haven’t gotten that many new things this past month, but of course I always have my favorites of the month! Duh! Not to mention, two of these things I received for free. Bonus!

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ANASTASIA PERFECT BROW PENCIL
This is seriously my Holy Grail brow pencil. I love a defined brow. It makes you look so much more put together, and I am always getting compliments on my brows. I just repurchased this pencil after going through my old one for a year and a half. Yes, you read that right. It lasted me that long. I prefer a brow pencil that I can sharpen because I feel like you get more product than one of those self-sharpening ones. In the process of trying to make this pencil last, I bought a few others. All of which I didn’t like as much as this one because either it ran out so fast, the color was off, or it wasn’t pigmented. I have this pencil in Medium Ash Brown and it is seriously perfect. Never straying away again.

VO5 TOTAL RECOVERY DEEP CONDITIONING HAIR MASK
At Blissdom, I received the entire new line (and then some) of VO5’s new Salon Series products. They totally rebranded and reformulated their prodcuts to perform like high end products. I have been quite impressed with the things I have tried, but this hair mask is my favorite. Not to mention, it’s really cheap. And I got it for free, which makes it even better. I was actually in need of a hair mask because my beloved Macadamia  mask saw its last days.

REVLON PHOTOREADY BB CREAM
I received this BB Cream as a Klout perk a few weeks ago. Revlon is one of my favorite drugstore brands (remember, Colorstay is my holy grail foundation!), so I had high hopes for their BB Cream. See, I honestly think BB Cream is hyped up to be this magical product, when essentially it’s an amped up tinted moisturizer (at least, the American brands are). So with that in mind, I have loved using this underneath my foundation and it’s helped with the need to use concealer. On its own, it’s great for days where I just need something quick and light. I use this how I use a tinted moisturizer, and I find it has a bit more coverage. I have this in the shade light-medium and is a great shade for me.

REDKEN GUTS 10 VOLUME SPRAY FOAM
I first saw this product on my friend, Veronika’s, blog. She has fabulous hair, so obviously I needed to try it. I’m still battling postpartum hair loss (seriously, it is the worst thing ever). My hair is so thin these days, and falls flat a lot. When I blow my hair out with this stuff, concentrating it at the roots and nowhere else, it really does bring my hair to life more.

LORAC BEHIND THE SCENES EYE PRIMER
This primer came with my Lorac Pro Palette (you know, my fave eyeshadow palette of the moment). It’s a small travel size, but it’s lasted me forever. I think I like this just as much as Too Faced Shadow Insurance (which I think is better than Urban Decay Primer Potion). Eyeshadow and liner lasts all day. Loves it. The end.

What are you loving lately? Leave me your suggestions in the comments!

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