We haven’t done this for a long while. Here’s the beauty product reviews (brief) for stuff I’m loving right now.
Giorgio Armani Maestro Fusion Foundation. Holy hell, Hannah! I’ve loved the Armani foundations in the past, but this one is a whole other level of fabulous. It’s not going to give you solid coverage, but if you are aiming for sheer coverage that makes your face look amazeballs, this is it. I layer in a little bit of concealer on the ruddy areas of my face to tone that down. It’s $62, which is really high! But I use like three drops, so a bottle of it should last you into the next decade. Anyone tried the concealor that comes with this? Worth it?
Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Coutur glossy stain rocks. Best lip stain I’ve ever tried. $32, which is pretty pricy, and you don’t get much, but dammit, It’s really good!
I use the Becca lip pencil below, then this, then a gloss or my other product (quick review below) on top, and my lips last for like an hour or three! It’s a miracle, I swear. Nothing lasts on my lips for longer than 30 minutes.
This Becca Nude Liner Plump & Define Lip Pencil is amazing. I used to love the MUFE double-ended, still use it for the inner bottom eye lining to get the red out, but this combo with a lighter color to highlight outside the lips and a great color pencil for inside as a base for that YSL Lip stain is a great combination! $23, which seems like a steal for getting two products in one and two great beauty products.
This is what I put on top of the pencil and the lip stain – Yves Saint Laurent Volupt Sheer Candy. This is a great red, the fig one is also a great color for a darker mouth look. It’s also a lip balm and doesn’t dry out my lips. It’s Colorado and winter, the season for DESERT LIPS. My lips get so chapped and dry by March, it’s insane, so I need the protection of a good lip base and now I think I have it!
Last but NOT least! This Christmas Wreath. ZOMG ZOMG, the cuteness, the unbelievable cuteness!!! You can buy them at Petal Pushers Wreaths from like $149 up to $229 or so. They have so much more than Holiday wreaths. There’s Hannukah wreaths, Valentine’s wreaths, St. Patrick’s Day wreaths. I had NO idea I needed to change out my wreath for every season. Well, now I know!
So do you have some products you’ve found that are amazingly great or amazingly bad and not worth the money? Holiday things you think are adorable?
My mission for this Christmas, replace ass-shaking Santa. His butt is about like mine these days – slow, dragging and the shaking part of it isn’t that much fun to watch. I feel the need to get something much more largely tacky for the front lawn. What I’d really like to have is something like this:
But with the price tag of $250!!!!! it’s so not anywhere in my budget. What I can maybe afford is something like this to replace ass-shakin Santa with a new ass-shakin Santa with more lights for$70!
But I think I need to UP the tacky factor a bit more without completely blowing my budget. Ideas? On a Christmas Tacky Scale 1-10 with 10 being Honey Boo Boo, Pumpkin, June and a case of Go-Go Juice, I’m at a 12. Suggestions? I like blow-up Eyeore in the Santa hat, but he’s only 3 feet tall, which seems a little small for my visions of Tacky Grandeur. Is there a Used Tacky Lawn Decoration store where I can get something really cheerfully awful for next to nothing?