Wednesday, April 20, 2011

MARCH Favorites and MUST REACH for Fav Products


I know I'm super late on this, but I would like to share my favorite products including for the month of March.  I LOVE watching favorite/haul videos on YouTube and reading blogs that show favorite products cause it's great feedback especially if it's something I am interested in.  Most all YouTube gurus have the same favorite products to share and I have a few that hasn't been spoken or written of so if you're interested, keep reading  - -


I'm always being asked what I use in my hair to get such pretty curls and thanks to my sister who introduced it to me in January, I'm happy to share CATWALK -


I believe I paid $14.00 at Target & it's 4oz./100 ml.  Catwalk carries other products such as moose, spray, etc., but I LOVE the curl amplifier.  I have a lot of hair and I only use 2 pumps to cover it all.  It also smells good so your hair will be too.


  • Crown Brushes, Inc.

Besides MAC, I LOVE my Sigma brushes!!!!  In December of 2010, I got a chance to try Crown Brushes thanks to Kandee Johnson, who was offering a discount code on her YouTube channel for $27.00 the set.  This brush set retails for $43.00.  O.M.G, these brushes are F A B U L O U S!!! 
The quality and price is great!!!!!!  I truly recommend this to anyone!!!!  Check out the link above to see all Crown products.  

Crown Brush, Inc. will be at the Makeup Show in New York City in May so make sure to check them out!!!!

Black Reptile Pleather Clutch (pretty!!!)

Nice to cover and protect brush bristles

15 Red Handle Brush Set - PRETTY!!!!!!

  • Sonia Kashuk Brushes

I LOVE this brush!!!!  I bought this in March & paid $12.99 at Target.  This brush is an all purpose brush & can be used for what you like.  It works good with cream, liquid and powder.  It's also great for blending, no fall outs (always a +) and nice size to work with.

This is another all purpose brush made by Sonia Kashuk.  I can't remember the exact price but I believe it range between $14.99 - 19.99.  The bristles are soft yet full like a kabuki brush (small version).  It's great cause there's no fall outs.  It can be used for foundation, blush and even contouring.

  • Jewelry (ebay)

Alex, the owner and native New Yorker has beautiful accessories in his store.  Check out the link above.

  • Face & Body Puff
I really like these large puffs.  I purchased these on Ebay for .99 cents each.

  •  False Lashes
Miss Adoro Lash #74 and lashes with diamonds

I purchased both of these lashes on Ebay.  This was my first time trying Miss Adoro lashes and I LOVE it!!!  The lashes are made of 100% Human Hair.   It feels light on your lid and very comfortable.  I paid $3.00.  As for the diamond lashes, my friend recommended it to me and I'm so happy.  It's so pretty (I'm wearing it on my Wet & Wild 'Spoiled Brat' post) 

It came in a set of 10 pairs for $5.00I really like these cause the band on the lash was easy to work with and come on IT'S PRETTY!!!!

Make UP:

Sue Devitt Cosmetics

'Carina' roll ball eyeshadow (no base applied)
'Amber' eyeshadow (no base applied)

I LOVE this color!!!! It's a burnt orange w/red & gold particulars

Sue Devitt is from Australia and developed her cosmetic line focusing on skin care & treatment for all women.  She has worked with many A list celebrities.  Click on the link above to read more about her and products.  You can find her line on her website, Macy's counter (not all Macy's carry it) and even Ebay (not all).  Both eyeshadows retail for $18.00.  In March, I bought 'Amber' and paid $6.00 on Ebay and I received 'Carina' for FREE.

In February, I was at the right place at the right time one day (& thanks to a friend) and received a FULL MAKEOVER at Macy's by Sue Devitt's MUA Assistant.  He was great!!!!  I mean this wasn't just a makeup application, I received a facial,  mask and then makeup.  Her products are mixed with mineral water so the texture of the foundation was very light on my skin, no caking and has a matte finish.  However, her foundation do offer "medium to full coverage", but it didn't at least not for my skin (dry).  Reapplication is a MUST.  Overall, I really like this brand and recommend to anyone.  It's perfect for those real hot days coming!!

Eve Pearl Cosmetics 

I LOVE this line!!!  Eve Pearl is a 5 time Emmy Award winning, celebrity makeup artist, author and producer of Plastic Surgery without the Surgery, the Miracle of Makeup Techniques (Book & DVD).  She designed her products to help woman that deals with typical flaws (acne, acne scars, loss of pigmentation, redness, etc) and transforms it to be FLAWLESS = CONFIDENCE!!!  Click on the link above to read more about Eve and her products.  Make sure to sign up for her mailing list so you can receive notifications on special sales (great especially during Black Friday).

Her products are High Definition, great full coverage especially the salmon concealer, feels great and light on the skin and lasts for a long time.  

E.P will be at the Make Up Show in NY in May so make sure you check her out!!

Benefit Cosmetics -

NEW 3D Face Powder 'bella bamba'

Color: Watermelon 

Face Powder 'Coralista'

Color - pink/peach (no base applied)

Lemonaid Color Corrector 

I recently got into Benefit in late December of 2010.  All items were purchased on Ebay.  I purchased the face powder 'Coralista' and color corrector 'Lemonaid' first and fell in love quickly.  The face powder is so beautiful and leaves such a pretty glow on your cheeks (wherever you use it on the face).  It retails for $28 and I paid $14.00.   The color corrector retails for $20 and I paid $8.00 on Ebay.  It can be used in so many ways, but I really like to use it on my brows.  In addition, it's also good to use as an eye & lip primer.  I have even used it on my face to help reduce redness.  I love it!  My new addition, 'bella bamba', I again bought off Ebay for $21.00 in March and I love it!!  Just like 'Coralista' it gives a beautiful glow on your cheeks.  

  • Tarte Cosmetics - NEW Tarte Amazion Clay 12 Hr. Blush

Color 'Flush' (deep berry)
No base applied

This is the first time I have ever tried a Tarte product.  I immediately fell in love with the color, but more cause it's supposed to last for 12 hours and guys IT DOES!!  I love the packaging and design on the blush.  It has a mirror.  This blush retail for $25 and I paid $18.00 on Ebay.   This collection carries 8 colors (including 'Flush') and I really would like to get more colors so this is a must if you can.

  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance Glitter Glue Bonding Eye Shadow Primer - 
Left - glitter over potion and Right w/o potion

This is a NEW potion from Too Faced and it works just like the original.  Since it's a glue it can also be used to apply false eyelashes.  I'm not such a glitter person cause it's messy, but now with this potion, I most def  will be playing more with glitter.  This retails at $18.00 and I paid full price, but I've seen it on Ebay for cheaper, lol.  
  • Sephora e/s
Sephora 'Aspen' eyeshadow (no base applied)

I received this eyeshadow FREE from Sephora for my birthday (so nice)!!!!  I love this eyeshadow cause I use it on my lid, inner corner, brow bone and even as a highlight on my face. 
  • Maybelline Lipsticks/Milani Lip gloss from CVS
L to R: lip gloss '#09 Charmer'; lipsticks - '#365 Sugared Honey'; '#375 Toffee Tango'; & '#720 Pearly Pink'

  • Mascara
L to R: Benefit Bad Gal Blue and Cover Girl Lash Blast Fusion
I have really come to love both these products!!!!!

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