October Favorites

The Body Shop Aloe Calming Cream Cleanser

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The weather is changing and my skin is feeling it. I recently had to switch from a gel cleanser to a cream cleanser because my skin has been so dry. I have dry, sensitive, acne prone skin, so it’s important for me to use products with no fragrances, dyes, etc. I found this cleanser from The Body Shop and I love it! It makes my face feel so hydrated and moisturized while still feeling clean.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Eye Shadow Palette
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I wrote a post about this palette and how much I love it! It has definitely been my go-to in October.

Philosophy Apple Cider Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath
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I recently finished this entire bottle and I want to try another scent. Philosophy products are so fun and this apple cider shower gel was perfect for October. The product is mesmerizing in the bottle and smells delish.

It Cosmetics Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara
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I received this mascara in my October Boxycharm and it’s all i’ve been using since. This is an incredible lengthening and volumizing mascara. Two people asked me if I was wearing falsies when I had this mascara on.

Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask in Clear
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I have been wearing this lip mask every night before bed. It smells wonderful and I love how thick it is. When I wake up in the morning, I can still feel it on my lips. It’s so hydrating and protective. This would also be perfect to put on if you are going to be outside in the cold all day.

What products did you love in October?

lots of luv – shelrosebeauty

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September Favorites

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Bond Girl

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This lipstick is easily my favorite lipstick of all time. The formula is matte but so comfortable and not drying. In the fall, I gravitate towards deep berry shades because I like how it compliments but blue eyes and lighter skin. In the photo above, I was wearing the lipstick. I like to apply is lightly so it gives my lips a healthy, bitten look.

Kat Von D Sinner Perfume

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I love Kat Von D’s Saint and Sinner perfume collection. I purchased her Saint perfume for the spring/summer because it is a lighter, sweeter scent. September I started wearing my deep, spicy fragrances and this one is one of my favorites. As we all know, it’s difficult to find cruelty free perfumes, and Sinner from Kat Von D is a gem!

Color Wow Dream Coat Anti-Humidity Hair Treatment

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I found out about this product through my mom who had been recommended it by her hairdresser. I was pleasantly surprised to find that their brand is cruelty free because many products at hair salons are not. You spray a few mists onto your damp, washed hair and then dry and style. My hair get’s extremely frizzy throughout every season, so an anti-frizz product is a must for me. I really noticed a difference with my hair. It was so shiny and after I blow dried, I didn’t have a lot of those broken hairs sticking up like I usually do.

Colourpop Supershock Shadows in Brady and Muse

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This shadow combination has been a go-to look if I need to pop on something quick for work. I start with putting Brady in my crease and then add Muse all over my lid. You don’t even need brushes for this look since they are Colourpop’s creamy, Supershock formula. I love the Supershock shadows because not only are they pigmented and easy to use, they are so convenient for my busy life.

What products did you love in September?

lots of luv – shelrosebeauty

August Favorites

The Body Shop Banana Body Yogurt

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This has been my go-to body moisturizer for Summer especially in August. The consistency of this is so cool. It literally looks like yogurt. It’s a gel based lotion that goes on so smooth and dries almost instantly. Lotions that dry fast are a must for me. I hate the feeling of lotion on my skin especially when I need to get dressed after applying. This is so light-weight and sinks into your skin fast. The smell is incredible as well. It smells just like banana pudding and the smell lasts on your skin for hours. When I apply it at night, I can still smell it the next morning. Personally, I like that.

Colourpop Crème Lux Lipstick in the shade Lay Over

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I love the Colourpop Luxe Lips formula and Lay Over has been my staple nude for Summer. Since I am pretty tan, I gravitate towards darker nudes. The formula is very unique. It’s almost feels like a creamy powder and it lasts on my lips for a while. At first I wasn’t keen on the formula, but the more I wore it, the more I realized it’s actually very cool.

Juice Beauty Oil-Free Moisturizer

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This August I decided to revisit an oldie but a goodie. I discovered Juice Beauty about a year ago and this moisturizer was my holy grail. I hadn’t used it in a while because my acne had cleared up. My acne started coming back at the end of July into August so I decided to try this again. This moisturizer is apart of their blemish clearing range and it definitely works. A little goes a long way because it is a rather thick formula. I love that this hydrates my skin and also treats my acne. Definitely a great clean, organic skincare option for fighting acne.

Too Faced Tutti Frutti Fruit Cocktail Blush Duo in the shade Cherry Bomb
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I got this blush towards the end of August but it quickly became my favorite blush of all time. When Too Faced announced their Tutti Frutti collection, I was at first hesitant because Too Faced had been launching products left and right. I thought to myself, uhh another fruit collection. Their peach products were a huge hit but it seemed like people were getting tired of them. There was something about the Tutti Frutti collection that drew me in. I knew I had to try one of the blushes. I opted for the cherry blush because I thought it would transfer well into the autumn season. This blush is incredible. It gives your cheeks are beautiful cherry wine flush and the shimmer side acts as a highlighter that melts perfectly into the blush. I highly recommend these.

What products did you love in August?

lots of luv – shelrosebeauty

July Favorites

BECCA x Chrissy Teigen Endless Bronze & Glow
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This highlighter has quickly become my favorite highlighter ever. It includes three shades, two highlighters and a bronzer. I swirl my brush through the whole pan and it gives me the most incredible, warm glow. It looks wet on my skin and it doesn’t accentuate texture. Some people were concerned that the bronzer would mix with the highlight and look weird. I can tell you, it doesn’t do that at all. I don’t want to say the bronzer get’s lost on your face, but the product definitely shows up as a true highlight.

Farmacy Clean Bee Ultra Gentle Facial Cleanser

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Farmacy skincare is my favorite skincare line. After trying some of their products and loving them, I made it my mission to try more. I had been using my Juice Beauty face cleanser and I felt like my skin was building up an immunity to it. I don’t know if you ever notice that after you use a product for so long, it seems to stop working. That may just be me. The Clean Bee cleanser is so light and clean. Farmacy uses all natural ingredients so I know my skin isn’t going to get irritated. This leaves my face feeling refreshed and hydrated.

Colourpop Ultra Blotted Lip in the shades Ocean Ave and Vitamin Sea

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The Ultra Blotted Lip formula from Colourpop is my favorite lip formula ever. I hate the feeling of lipstick on my lips. I have always been a chapstick or lip balm kind of girl. However, I love putting some color on my lips. This formula is like nothing else. I would describe the finish as if you had a ice pop and it stained your lips. It’s not an actual lip stain, it’s still considered a liquid lipstick, but the formula is so light and velvety. You have to try it for yourself. These two knew shades are stunning! The red shade, Ocean Ave, makes my lips look so healthy and cherry stained. Vitamin Sea is a beautiful warm nude and also makes my lips look so healthy.

Marc Jacobs Beauty O!Mega Bronzer Perfect Tan in the shade Tantric 102
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This bronzer is something special. It would say it’s like a smoothing powder and bronzer in one. It is expensive, but I definitely notice it looks different on my skin than my other bronzers. I got the darker shade because I currently have a tan. I wish Marc would release more shades because this shade is almost still too light for me.

What products did you love in July?

lots of luv – shelrosebeauty

May Favorites

May was a great month for Spring makeup. A lot of the beauty brands launched their Spring/Summer collections that I couldn’t wait to check out. Here’s a list of some products I loved in May.

Wet n Wild Flights of Fancy Color Icon Blush in the shade Dare to Soar
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Blush has been a huge part of my Spring/Summer makeup routine. In the Fall/Winter I tend to keep my blush very light and minimal. This season, I really wanted to step out of my comfort zone with blush and wear more bold colors. This blush is perfect for that. It looks intimidating in the pan, but honestly, any skin tone can rock this. It is a very glowy blush and it does not apply too pigmented so you can definitely build it up. Wet n Wild has been doing amazing with their makeup. I highly recommend this color and the other shades they have.

Makeup Revolution Fast Base Stick Foundation
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I featured this product in my cruelty free drugstore wishlist and let me tell you, it has quickly become one of my favorite foundations of all time. I am a huge stick foundation fan so when I heard about a drugstore version, I had to get it. The color I got is perfect and I love the finish. It’s not too thick and a little goes a long way. I like to blend this out with my Morphe M439 brush which is perfect. The coverage is medium but buildable. It lasts all day on my face and it does not break me out which is a problem I have with a lot of foundations.

Morphe Continuous Setting Mist

 

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I have tried so many setting sprays and most have worked, but nothing compares to the mist on the Morphe one. Nothing bothers me more than a spray that squirts out on your face unevenly and leaves droplets. I always have to go back in with a beauty blender and pat the spray in. This Morphe spray is a true, fine mist. It is perfection. It smells great and you will never have to worry about water droplets ruining your makeup.

Elf Blush in the shade Candid Coral

 

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I have been on a blush kick especially with bold colors and orange/coral colors. I wanted to try a true orange blush and I found the perfect one from Elf. This blush has gold glitter flecks in it but it does not look glittery on the face. It looks amazing over my bronzer, enhancing the warm glow of the bronzer.

NudeStix Nude Gel Balm Founder Set

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I had never tried a NudeStix product until a few months ago when I bought a matte lip trio. I loved the colors and formula and knew I had to try more from the brand. I saw that the founders of NudeStix, a mother and two daughters, came out with their own custom shades. They are in a gel formula and are super hydrating on the lips. I love the nude colors because they are perfect for work when I want to pop on something quick, easy and not too bold. If you haven’t tried anything from NudeStix, you definitely have to.

What products did you love in May?

lots of luv – shelrosebeauty

March Favorites

FARMACY Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm with Echinacea GreenEnvy™

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Cleansing balms are my favorite product to remove makeup. I have tried many, and one that has made it on my top list is the Green Clean by Farmacy. This product is so refreshing on my face. It smells like lemon-lime and it doesn’t leave an oily residue after washing it off.

Models Own Sculpt & Glow Highlighter Powder in Golden Sand
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I had heard about this highlighter from Jamie Paige on Youtube and when she swatched it in her video, I knew I had to get this highlight. This is one of the most blinding highlights I have ever tried. You need to try this, that’s all I can say.

Physicians Formula Healthy Lip Liquid Lipstick in Vitamin Beet

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There is something so unique about this liquid lipstick formula. First of all, they smell so fresh and they feel super lightweight. They do not dry down completely matte. Instead, they give your lips a healthy, plump look and it doesn’t accentuate texture or lines on your lips. I know a lot of us are over the super dry, matte lips, so this is a great new alternative for spring!

Natasha Denona Mini Sunset Eyeshadow Palette

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This palette has been receiving many mixed reviews and I must admit, I don’t think it is a good representation of Natasha Denona shadows. However, I actually found myself reaching for this a lot in March. The matte shadows are actually very good. The colors are right up my alley and I like that I can get a complete look from this palette. The metallics only seem to show up when I use my finger, but I don’t mind. The size also attracts me because it’s so travel friendly.

Butter London Double Decker Lashes Mascara

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I got this mascara in my March Boxycharm and it has quickly become a favorite. My favorite kinds of mascara are the ones with bushy bristles like this one and the Better than Sex by Too Faced. This immediately makes my lashes, bold, dark and thick. It is a little clumpy but honestly, I kind of like that look.

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A go-to coat I bought in March was this faux suede biker jacket from Zara. I am obsessed with pastel pink and biker jackets are one of my favorite style jackets. It was still a little to cold to wear this in March but I can’t wait to start getting more use out of it in April.

What did you love in March?

lots of luv – shelrosebeauty