Tuesday, November 29, 2011

My 10 Favourite Beauty Products

I was nominated for the Top 10 Award by LaaLaa Monroe from DolceVanity.com a while ago. I don't usually like to have the awards that I was nominated for displayed on my blog, but I thought this tag is a nice idea for a blog post, so here it is!

This is a post on my 10 favourite beauty products so far & these are products that I happen to reach for all the time. Please note that these do not include beauty tools. It doesn't even include eyeshadows because I don't wear eyeshadows on a regular basis. These are just some basic beauty products.

For the lips...

  • C.O. Bigelow's Rose Salve:
    This is what I use as my everyday lip balm. I have an older one of this salve, which I used to apply with my fingers & since that got a bit old, I have saved that just to use on dry skin or on my cuticles once in a while. I also used to get dry patches around my eye that came back every few months, but ever since I used rose salve on the dry spots, they haven't returned.
  • Revlon's Matte Lipstick in 009 Fabulous Fig:
    My fav shade of red. Although I don't use it in the summer because it's a brown-ish red & tends to show up a bit dark on me in the summer, I love how this looks on me in Fall, Winter, & most of Spring.

For the eyes...

  • Urban Decay's Original Eyeshadow Primer Potion:
    Over the past few years my eyelids have started to get oily, especially when I'm tired. This primer stops my eyeshadow from creasing. At times I apply a bit of this primer on my eyelids even when I'm not using any eyeshadow because it helps prevent my eyelids from getting oily.
  • Annabelle's Smudgeliner in Electric Sapphire:
    This is one of the very few blue eyeliners that show up well on my medium skin tone & I love using it when I'm sick of wearing the usual black eyeliner.
  • Lancome's Hypnose mascara:
    I usually don't splurge on mascara since you should be replacing your mascaras every 3 months & there are some drugstore mascaras that are amazing, but this mascara is definitely worth the hype. It's really black & it gives my lashes length & volume without clumping or flaking.
  • Annabelle's Liquid Eyeliner in Black Out:
    I've never come across a liquid eyeliner that's so matte. The pen brush tip allows easy application & is helpful when you're trying to wing your eyeliner as well.

For the body & hair...

  • True Blue Spa's Refreshing Citrus Body Scrub - Need a Margarita:
    I've used this myself & I like it so much that I've given it as a present too. It leaves my skin so soft & I don't feel the need to apply lotion after I use this scrub since it's so moisturizing. My scrub has turned yellow for some reason (maybe because I've had it for a while?), but it hasn't gone bad.
  • True Blue Spa's Shea Cashmere & Silk Body Cream:
    This cream has a light butterscotch & vanilla kind of scent. It's not as light as a lotion but not as heavy as a cream either, so it applies smoothly. It leaves a light scent on my skin, which I love. Whenever I've taken out this cream to reapply it & my male friends were around, they complimented me on the scent & a few of them accepted my offer to try it out too!
  • Bath & Body Works Signature Collection's Eau de Toilette in Blushing Cherry Blossom:
    This scent is good all year around. It isn't too heavy for the summer or too light for winter. It's priced well as compared to other perfumes that size. I like carrying this in my purse for the times when I'm in a rush & forget to apply perfume before stepping out. This particular fragrance might be discontinued though because I don't see it on the Bath & Body Works' website, but no worries.. they have tons of other fragrances that you can choose from.
  • Hana Shine Shield Thermal Protectant:
    Ever since I stopped following up my blow drying routine with my flat iron I've noticed that my hair is fine the day I style it, but at times the next day it doesn't want to cooperate. When I use this protectant though, my hair holds up even the next day & it gives my hair a nice shine.

I love these 10 products! I have linked the products to their respective sites. The packaging for 2 of the products has changed, but it's the same product.

What are your favourite beauty products? Have you tried anything that's on my 10 fav beauty products list?


socialitedreams said...

i need more of that rose salve. i lost it ages ago and really liked it!

November 29, 2011 at 8:54 PM
indianmakeupways said...

I would love to try lancome hypnose

November 30, 2011 at 12:27 AM
SilhouetteScreams said...

I constantly do my makeup according to the Northern hemisphere and have been doing vampy lips even though it's boiling in Australia right now, so I totally need to check out Fabulous Fig! :)

November 30, 2011 at 2:01 AM
LaaLaa Monroe said...

Ohh :) thanks for doing this. The body cream sounds divine cashmere & silk with a vanilla scent sounds heavenly

November 30, 2011 at 2:55 AM
Sara.H said...

Great picks! x I have yet to try Revlon lipsticks and of course UDPP is the best! :D

November 30, 2011 at 3:27 AM
Shang J. said...

These are some great picks. I love the mascara.
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December 13, 2011 at 2:08 AM

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