Monday, March 12, 2012

Beauty Buys

I love a good trip to Sephora, especially when it evolves from a quick trip to pick up some necessities to a full on splurge (is it even possible to leave that store without some sort of impulse buy?).

I've talked about how much I love that Fresh Sugar lip treatment before...I use that stuff a couple of times a day.  I'm also a huge fan of the Clarisonic, so I stocked up on fresh brushes.  I have the worst scaly skin on my legs, so I'm trying the body brush to see if I can get my legs looking better before Spring. 

I've mentioned before how I'm a big fan of Clinique's black honey "almost lipstick."  A lot of early-20's girls I know want a little more color and oomph than a gloss gives, without the potentially overbearing and stuffy look of lipstick.  Up until recently, Clinique only made "Almost Lipstick" in black honey.  I was super excited to see they were offering it in a bunch of new colors.  This is "shy honey," which is really perfect for everyday on my fair skin.  It definitely gives a pretty pop of color that's still appropriate for class. 

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I'm super duper late on the Naked palette trend.  I've read tons of blog posts raving about it so I was really excited to see it in stock.  I'm just generally a sucker for eyeshadow palettes in general, but I was really excited to see one that was mostly earth tones.  As a super fair girl with freckles, I just don't have the complexion to pull off black/very dark shadow.  These shadows give me the ability to do pretty and smoky eye makeup without looking like I got socked in the face.  Plus, the lighter colors are subtle enough for everyday/school events. The only big drawback with this product is the cost...I think it was around $50, which is pretty steep.  

Have you tried the Naked palette or the new Clinique lipsticks?  What were your thoughts?

1 comment:

  1. I love the Naked palette, it is expensive but it's such a great selection of colors! I purchased some hot pink Bobbi Brown lipstick this week that I'm loving.