Entries in Bought by Me (79)

Tuesday
Jul302013

Top 10 Beauty Items in My Beach Bag.

My beach bag is stuffed. Not only do I fill it with a big hat, flip flops, sunglasses, a towel, and stack of great magazines, I fill it with some beauty products too. I like to keep cool and comfortable at the beach and depend on a variety of beauties to get me through. Take a look at the top 10 beauty items that I carry in my beach bag.

Beach Bag Beauty Items:  Everything you need to stay beautiful at the beach.

1. Sunscreen - Sunscreen is a must. My favorite is L’Oréal Paris Sublime Sun Advanced Sunscreen SPF 50+ Lotion. Remember to apply 30 minutes before heading out into the sun and reapply every few hour or after going in the water.

2. Self-Tanner - Yes! I bring self-tanner to the beach. It is the only way to get a safe tan and I want to look like I went to the beach before I head home. I usually just apply it to my legs and face before I head home. I bring a mitt for applying it to my legs and with a makeup sponge on my face.

3. Bronzer - Like I mentioned above, I want to look the part at the beach. I sweep it on over my sunscreen and reapply if I take a dip in the water.

4. Moisturizer with SPF - I use this on my face first thing in the morning, obviously, but I  reapply as needed. I do have my favorites and you'll have to check back later this week to see my list.

5. Body Lotion - Susncreen, sun and salt can dry out the skin. I like to keep one ion hand, just in case

See also: Beach Beauty Essentials

6. Aloe - No matter how careful you are, you can wind up getting burned. I spent some time at the beach during the recent heat wave and stayed in the water the entire time. Even with sunscreen, I got a little burn. Aloe is the best thing to soothe a burn. I pick up a generic brand from CVS and it does the trick to soothe my skin each and every time.

7. Hydrating Face Spray - When I am feeling extra parched, I spritz on a bit of Clinique Moisture Surge Face Spray to quench my skin.

8. Beachy Wave Hair Spray - Beachy waves don't happy naturally, they need help. As my hair starts to unwind in the wind. I spray on some L’Oréal Paris EverStyle Beach Spray or Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray and scrunch.

9. Lip Balm with SPF - Lips are often neglected in the sun, and I apply a lip balm with sunscreen multiple times at the beach. I like Sun Bum Lip Balm that has an SPF30. My favorite flavor? Coconut!

10. Waterproof Mascara - I do; I wear mascara to the beach and sometimes need to reapply, especially if I'm heading to my favorite beach restaurant after. My latest fave is COVERGIRL Flamed Out Mascara in the water resistant version.

Tuesday
Jul232013

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty Exclusives 2013.

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is in full swing. This sale has not just some beautiful makeup, it has some of the best beauty exclusives that are released, ever. I pre-ordered some beauties and have more that I want to pick up at the store. Seriously, these deals are too good to pass up. Check out my picks from the annual sale.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty Exclusives 2013

Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser Duo - $50.50
I pick up this duo every year. It contains my much loved cleanser in two sizes; one super and one travel. This cleanser removes every trace of makeup, dirt and oils in a cinch. It leaves my face feeling clean and never stripped. It lasts me the year!

butter LONDON Backstage Basics Set - $39.00
This set includes must haves for the perfect manicure. It contains Nail Foundation Flawless Base Coat, Hardwear P.D. Quick Top Coat, Powder Room Acetone-Free Lacquer Remover, Nail file, Thames Nail Lacquer, plus an additional lacquer of your choosing.

NARS Some Like It Hot Lip Bag - $49.00
My perfect lip shades are either nude or pink, and this terrific trio is full of NARS' most beautiful nude and pink shades. This exclusive bag contains, Full-size Pago Pago Lipstick, Mini Gold Digger Larger Than Life Lip Gloss and Mini Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Bettina.

MAC Illustrated Face Kit - $49.50
This designer designed fabric wrapped compact contains a mix of products in similar shades, that includes products for cheeks, eyes and lips. The kit includes a powder blush, 4 eyeshadows, 3 lipsticks and a duo eye and lip brush. Pick from two kits, one with shades of brown, one with shades of plum.

Bobbi Brown Telluride Glow Set - $85.00
This beautiful makeup seat that was inspired by one of Bobbi's favorite vacation spots contains everything to keep your summer glow going straight onto fall. This set includes Smokey Brown Eyeshadow Palette, Telluride Illuminating Bronzing Powder, Black Extreme Party Mascara, Black Ink Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner, and Bellini High Shimmer Lip Gloss.

Kiehl's Jumbo Creme de Corps - $75.00
This is my favorite body cream, and this super size, which includes a pump, comes with a travel size too. The rich, yet light scent of this quick absorbing and very hydrating body cream calms me as it nourishes my skin with Kiehl's finest ingredients.

Let me know which Nordstrom Anniversary Beauty Exclusives that you are lusting after. If you picked up anything good, let me know that too.

Tuesday
Jul162013

Top Ten Cream Cosmetics.

I am the first to admit that I am picky about cream based cosmetics. For years, I wouldn't even give them a try. For me to like cream based makeup, it has to be really good and really work well for me to use it again. I've tossed more cream makeup then probably anything else. Here are my favorite cream based makeup products. If I like them, you know they have to be good.

Top 10 Best Cream Makeup Products | Beautiful Makeup Search

1. Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for Lips & Cheeks

2. MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Cream

3. NARS The Multiple

4. COVERGIRL Clean Whipped Cream Foundation

5. Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even Finish Compact Foundation

6. CARGO Cosmetics ColorStick for Eyes, Lips & Cheeks

7. MAC Paint Pot

8. Maybelline Color Tattoo

9. Benefit Cosmetics Creaseless Cream Shadow

10. Laura Mercier Creme Eye Liner

Check out the top ten cream cosmetics products that my beauty friends love.