Friday Finds: March 22, 2013.

Happy spring! I am so glad that spring is finally here. With two snowstorms this week in New England, it certianly doesn't feel like spring right now. I am so ready for warmer weather! I am loving the longer days though and know that the weather I crave will be here soon.

Take a look at just a few of the new beauties I found this week.

Olay Total Effects 7 in One Moisturizer & Serum Duo with Sunscreen - $18.99
Olay’s most concentrated formula with broad spectrum SPF 15, combines a moisturizer plus an intense serum to effectively fight seven signs of aging. You can't ask for much more form one product that does the job of three.

Simple Eye Makeup Remover Pads - $5.99
Perfect for even sensitive eyes, these pads gently remove every last trace of eye makeup - even hard to remove shadows and mascara.

MAC Extended Play Gigablack Lash Mascara - $16.00
This super long-lasting mascara lengthens and defines lashes in a super pigmented rich black formula.

Pixi Beauty Extra Eye Bright Liner - $17.00
This waterproof precision inner rim liner is designed to brighten the eyes and make the eye whites look whiter. I also like to smudge a little bit of it on the inner corner of y lid to brighten up my eye look even more.

Estée Lauder Mad Men Nail Polish Pink Paisley - $24.00
Taking a nod to the 50's for their limited Mad Men collection, this nail polish is the perfect pale pinky peach shade in a retro looking bottle.

Hope you have a great weekend!


Friday Finds: March 8, 2013.

new spring makeup

Hope you had a great week. Mine has been pretty low key. I had my wisdom teeth out last Friday so I've been taking it easy and eating a lot of ice cream - yum! Because I've had so much extra time on my hands, I have been playing with a lot of new makeup and trying out some looks. Here are a few of the new makeup discoveries that I made in the process.

1. & 2. COVERGIRL LipPerfection Jumbo Gloss Balm in Apricot Twist (1) & Haute Pink Twist (2) - $8.49
I really like this new Jumbo Gloss Balm in the shade I have, Ballet Twist, so I decided to buy a few more with more color. These large sticks of color are fortified with Shea and Mango butters to keeps lips moisturized as they are softly colored. I bought Apricot Twist & Haute Pink Twist. Apricot Twist is a soft peachy rose shade that I have found myself wearing almost everyday. It is that perfect "natural lip but better" looking shade. Haute Pink Twist is another shade that is getting me out of my natural lip shade This is a really hot pink, but wearable because of the formula.

3. Benefit Cosmetics Creaseless Cream Shadow in Skinny Jeans - $20.00
This creamy long-wearing shadow is not only a great cream shadow, I am loving the color Skinny Jeans. This shade is a beautiful soft metallic taupe. I love using it all over my lid as a base color and then layer a darker powder in the crease and a highlighter on my brow bone. It's like an instant sexy and super easy eye.

4. L'Oreal Infallible The Super Slim 12H Liquid Eyeliner - $8.95
This long wearing black liner comes in a felt-tip for great control. What I really love about this one is that it is a thinner felt tip than what I am used to. It allows for a very precise line. And of course, I love how this one lasts. I've seen perfect results past the 12 hour mark. Really - this liner doesn't come off until you purposely take it off.

5. Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Lilac Rose - $42.00
I haven't purchased a new Shimmer Brick in quite some time, but as soon as I saw this new limited edition beauty with Bobbi's spring shades, I had to buy it. With strips of bright pink, golden pink, and icy pink pearl pigments I was instantly smitten. The color it leaves on my cheeks is so beautifully soft and shimmering in these shades of pink that look beautiful on my skin. It's perfect for all skin tones and a must for a spring face.

Friday Finds: March 1, 2013.

Happy March! I am so happy that winter is almost over. I will be thrilled when the first day of spring rolls around on the 20th. My skin is so dry. I have discovered a few new products that are really helping my skin overcome that super dry feeling. Mix that up with a few new makeup products that are taking me into spring and you have this weeks Friday's Finds. Enjoy the weekend!

1. Garnier Fructis Triple NutritionMiracle Dry Oil - $5.99
One product and a ton of uses. This dry oil that sprays onto skin or hair is like a miracle worker - especially on my legs. The dry oil soothes and moisturizes my skin as it instantly absorbs. It leaves my skin soft and supple; hair shiny. Bonus: it has a light citrus scent that smells so good.

2. Maybelline New York Color Sensational Vivids - $7.49
This shiny new lipstick leaves lips drenched in bright, vivid color and tons of shine. It almost looks vinyl. There are ten super saturated shades to chose from. I am loving Vivid Rose, a super bright shiny hot rosy pink.

3. Aveeno Skin Relief Healing Ointment - $7.99
This ointment is just what the doctor ordered. And really, my dermatologist recommended it for my chapped hands. It targets extremely dry, chafed or cracked areas that require ointment for extra protection. I slather the ointment over my hands (spread the extra on my knees and elbows) just as I turn in at night. My hands are finally feeling 'back to normal' soft.

4. L’Oréal Paris Telescopic Shocking Extensions Mascara - $9.95
Designed to give natural lashes a lash extension look, this new mascara is helping my lashes look the longest they have been - ever. Long lashes are easy as two coats, and they will last all day with no flaking or smudging. (Did you hear about the #GetNoticed challenge?)

5. Talika Instant Manicure - $33.00
My nails and cuticles are even dry this winter and this little treatment is really helping them to be not so brittle. Just one packet of this effervescent powder in a bowl of warm water is a spa like treat that I am doing once a week. It smells so good and is just what I needed to get my cuticles back to their soft, non-peeling ways.