Thursday, August 8, 2013

July Favorites & Unfavorites 2013

Hi everyone,

today I'm here with a favorites video. I finally decided to start making these and I hope I'll be able to do them every month. =)


NYC all day long smooth skin foundation in 737 Classic Ivory
This has been my life-saver in these awfully hot days. It is a substitute for my concealer. I was used to wearing only concealer - under my eyes, on my nose, around my nose, around my mouth, on my lids and the place where I draw on my eyebrows. But when it started to get really really hot, I felt like it's too heavy on my skin, even though I still didn't use like a ton of it. I decided to try this foundation and I'm so glad I found it! Now I only wear the concealer under my eyes (sometimes a touch around my nose if there's redness) and the consistency is so much nicer than the concealer. It feels lighter and that's what you need for these hot days =).

L'Oreal Volume Million Lashes mascara in Extra Black
This has been my absolute fav mascara this month. I believe I started using it in June and I've been wearing it every single day. I love what it does to my lashes. You can still get a nice, more natural effect and you can build it up and have thick long lashes. Mascaras are always a very individual thing so just because I love it, it doesn't have to mean you'll love it too. I'm a person who prefers rubberized wands like this one so I think if you're into those, you'll love it too =)

Maybelline Color Whisper in Orange Attitude
If you watched my Colors of the Rainbow tag video, you know I love this product =) It's a very nice way how to spice up your daily look, just by adding an orange tint to your lips. When I use this, I don't need to use my lipbalm, and I need my lips to be moisturized all the time because they get dry easily. This is super moisturizing, feels great on the lips and also has color. You just have to love it =) I'd love to get more colors from the Color Whisper line but I'm not the biggest fan of pink lip products and I feel like almost all the other colors are just variations of pink... C'mon Maybelline, there are other colors! :D

NYC Cheek Glow Blush in Sutton Place Peach
I'm not really the type of person to divide stuff into "summer appropriate" / "fall appropriate" etc., I wear whatever I want, whenever I want :D but I really have to say that when I first used this blush I told myself - well this is the perfect contouring color for the summer. As you know, I'm not a fan of bronzed, tanned faces, but this gives my face a :summery" look, which isn't something I tend to go for :D But I like it at the moment. I talked about NYC blushes before and I have to mention them again because I love them so much. I'm thinking about doing a separate video just about them and the different shades I have and show you swatches etc. They aren't super pigmented but that's also what I like about them - it's unlikely you're going to put too much with the first application. The colors they have go great with my skin tone (at least I feel so :D), they are not too pink, not too orange, not too ... anything =) They just really fit =)

 Dermacol Neon Poison, Neon Purple nail polishes
I love these babies =) It was love at first sight <3 :D I've been loving neon colors even before it became a big hit. But it's nice that it's easier to get neon stuff =) I'm planning to get more of these, they are very inexpensive, only 40 crowns (something less than 2 dollars) which is super affordable in my opinion. They have a lot of funky colors, all neons, pink, blue, green, yellow, orange etc. The only thing that you need to think about with neon nail polishes is that you need to apply more than just one coat. I applied 3 and it looked awesome =) If you ever tried neon nail polish, you know that the consistency of it is slightly different from the regular nail polish. It dries kinda quickly and is thinner. So when you apply 3 coats, it's not going to be like 3 coats of regular nail polish. I have huge chipping off problems, my nails are very soft and my nail polish usually lasts for like 24 hours without any cracks or chipping off and sometimes and this lasted for 2 whole days =)


Essence Colour & Go nailpolish in Flashy Pumpkin
I was so happy to see this nail polish on sale because as you may have noticed, I'm kinda "orange" crazy at the moment. I pained my nails with it last night, and it looked awesome, I LOVE the color. Then, when I looked at my nail in the morning at work, it was already starting to chip off :/ I mean c'moooon! As the day went, it got worse and worse. After around 15 hours of wearing it, almost half of the nail polish was gone on few of my fingers. :(
Well, never mind, essence still makes nice nail polishes, I have a few from their collection and I never had such bad experience with them. I guess it depends on the color.

Okay, so these are my favs and unfavs for the month of July =) Have you tried any of these products? Do you like them? Do you not like them? Tell me in the comments =)

I'll see you with another favorites video at the end of August! =)