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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

March Favorites

I've been loving a lot of things this month so I know this is going to be a long post. I'll be jumping right into things.

In February while I was in L.A. I did a tiny bit of shopping at Downtown Disney in Sephora. I seen a few of my favorite Youtubers talking about how good the Make Up For Ever Mist & Fix was and I really wanted to give it a try. It wasn't until the first of this month that I was finally able to put it to use. I have really been liking the way this keeps my makeup in place and I have noticed it lasting for a good amount of hours. If my face is looking a bit matte this fixes that right up but also doesn't add any oils to my skin. Even though I have oily skin I don't like to look too matte.

While I was in L.A. I needed to make a stop at Morphe to picked up a few new make up brushes which I really didn't need ha ha. I picked up the M527 brush, this is a goat haired kind of tapered brush and I got this with intensions of using it for bronzing since it is so big and fluffy it would be perfect. This has became my favorite brush to bronze with! Its so soft which makes everything blend out so beautifully and since it is so big it gets the job done super quick. I highly recommend this brush if you're looking for a good bronzing brush. It's pretty cheap and it doesn't shed. I really love Morphe brushes they are my favorite brush brand.

The bronzer I have been using along side with the M527 brush is this Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer. I don't own many products from this brand but once I saw this bronzer I was quickly interested. The word butter made me think its going to be a very creamy easy to blend bronzer, and it is! This has already become one of my favorite bronzers. I can't remember exactly right now but I do think this product was made with something from Brazil and since I am half Brazilian is was a must ha ha. It also smells good and tropical a scent I don't usually tend to go for but I am enjoying.

Earlier this month I was at one of my local malls hanging out with my friend Imelda, and she wanted to stop at Lush to pick up a few things. I rarely ever go there since its out of my usual mall walk routine and so out of the way too. While we were looking around one of the employees that was super nice, asked if we needed anything or any help but I wasn't planning on getting anything at the time. I randomly remembered that I had been wanting to try one of their toner water sprays so I asked her about them. She first asked me what type of skin I had and then she recommended their Tea Tree Water toner. This specific one is for oily skin and she told me that it will also help soothe my skin along with break outs. She also mentioned that it helps reduce redness. I went ahead and grabbed a big bottle of it and ever since I have been using it twice a day, morning and at night everyday. I'm really loving this, I'm so glad I finally remembered to finally ask about this product. I already see a great amount of difference since I have been using it which has been about a month or so now. I have seen a big change in my skin but I think its due to a very big help from this next product I'm about to talk about.

While at Lush that same employee had asked me if I had every tried out any of their face products such as cleansers. I told her no I've only ever tried their masks and a couple of their bath bombs that they're so famous for. She then pointed out a face cleanser that looked very interesting since it looked like coal. This face wash is called Dark Angels, it is a black thick kind of 'powder' face scrub. It's such a strange texture for me to describe powder isn't even the correct word for it. It looks like sand or dough I guess is a better word. Its really cool and while I was at the store the girl did a little sample on how to use it on my hand. You grab a chunk of it and mix in a few drops of water until it creates a paste like consistency and then you just gently scrub it on your face or body since this is a face and body cleanser. It is a exfoliator type of face wash but it is also very gentle on the skin. I took home a sample of this and I have been using it every single day since. I recently purchased a tub of it too. I have noticed a significant change in my skin I love it. This product is also best for oily skin, it helps absorb oils and it also helps prevent break outs. I have even noticed that my makeup applies so much nicer since I started using this, especially around the areas where I have larger pores! My skin looks so smooth and close to flawless. I really want to try out some more of their skin care products in the future especially since everything is all organic. If there is any products from there you like, please feel free to recommend them to me in the comments below.
I think I've been most excited for this item this month. I had been in the market for a new camera for quite some time now just never really committed to one. It wasn't a necessity. Since I have been really into my blog this year I decided that once I receive my tax returns I would make the splurge and investment. I originally had my eye on a DSLR. It's something I have always wanted they're just really pricy and so is all the excess equipments. That same day that I was hanging out with Imelda the topic of cameras came up and I had mentioned how I wanted one and she highly suggested for me to get a smaller camera. She owns a DSLR and was telling me they are nice but they are so huge to carry around with you everywhere and they can be a hassle. She was telling me about her Samsung camera she got for Christmas and about all its features and I was so interested in getting my hands one. Sadly while I was looking online I noticed that that camera was sold out everywhere because it was being discontinued. One day while I was browsing around Best Buy I came across this Samsung camera that looked similar to that original camera along with similar features. I looked it up online and noticed  it had some really great ratings. I decided to take the camera home and I'm so glad I did. I'm in love with this thing and how cute is the color! This camera takes amazing photos and has so many cool features/modes I can't believe it. It even has Wifi which was exactly what I wanted in a camera. I am so excited to use it in future vacations and for future blog posts. This camera has everything I wanted in a camera and more plus it's so easy to use I have really been enjoying it and I can't wait to take it to Disneyland next month!

I'm always looking for something new to try from the brand Pixi by Petra. So far everything I have tried of hers I love. I had seen a couple of photos of this 'Glowtion Day Dew' and wanted to try it out. I like the more luminous look even though I have oily skin. Sometimes I even like to apply a luminous product underneath my makeup to give it a glow while using a matte foundation to control the oils. This moisturizer will give you just that. At first I was a bit worried to try it out since it is suppose to give you a glow I just didn't want it to make me look greasy or overly oily. A lot of products similar to this do exactly that. I have been using this for over 3 weeks now and I love it. It's quickly become one of my favorite moisturizers. It hydrates my skin without over doing it and it gives my skin a beautiful glow without making me look greasy/oily. It even holds my makeup in place amazingly through out the day. This product contains Glycerin which is perfect to prime the skin and I've seen that on myself. Pixi products can tend to be a little more pricey considering it is sold at Target but they have such amazing products. I believe anyone can use this product no matter what skin type you are and like I said I have oily skin and its been working great for me.

My last favorite of the month is this Maybelline Fit Me matte + poreless foundation. This foundation has been out for a while now. From the moment I first started hearing people talking about this and how perfect it was for people with oily skin I knew I had to try it. At the time I owned tons of foundations so I told myself I didn't need a new one, not yet. As I used up some foundations and gave others away that I no longer used I finally remembered about this foundation and decide to go pick up one for myself. I have used it a few times already and I am love it. It does keep my face matte or more of a satin finish for a good period of time. It also hasn't made my skin break out which is awesome! I have only used it with a beauty blender so far which I always like for foundations. I want to try it out with a brush one time to see how that will look and wear throughout the day. I'm really excited to continue using this especially with the warmer months around the corner.

Xo
Juliana

2 comments :

  1. So glad you liked the Maybelline Fit Me matte + poreless foundation, it's my current favorite too.

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    1. I'm so glad it's been working well for my skin because the L'oreal one made me break out :(

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