JAN 2014 | Month Faves - Non Polish

This month my most reached for products were:

1. Bath & Body Works Wild Honeysuckle Body Cream
2. Nivea Kiss of Moisture
3. MAC Woodwinked 
4. MAC Mulch 
5. Real Technique's Crease Brush
6. Rimmel Black Satin

I'm not one to venture out and try new products, which means I don't rotate much of my weekly items either. In an effort to start using more of the products I already own (keyword: already) I've decided to jump on the monthly bandwagon that many youtuber's post. As you can tell I didn't use as many items but the items I used are well loved! Both MAC shadows have been reviewed here.

Wild Honeysuckle is a light delicate scent. I find it's not feint but not too subtle. The cream is hydrating and used consistently does improve skin texture. This is a non-greasy formula and is easy to work into the skin. On BBW online the key notes in this scent are: Honeysuckle, Jasmine, Violet, Fresh Honeydew, and Cassis. I can definitely pick up hints of Honeydew. I like this smell, it's dynamic yet classic. 

Nivea Kiss of Moisture is a winter MUST have. This is one of the only lip balms I feel truly hydrates and provides a protective moisture shield. I can still feel the lip balm after an hour of application, it may not seep into your lips immediately but it doesn't leave them greasy! I don't mind the slightly slick feel, hydration wins.

Real Technique's Crease Brush is so soft! I don't actually use this as a crease brush, rather I constantly spot clean this brush to use as my final blending brush. I find it doesn't pick up color yet easily blends away any harsh edges. It's a tad too big for my eye socket to be used as a crease brush but as an all over blending brush it does the job well. Sadly this brush is not available for individual purchase. It comes in a "starter set" that includes: base eyeshadow brush, accent brush, fine liner brush, and a brow brush for $18.

Rimmel Black Satin is my favorite black nail polish. There I said it. Heck I re-applied it at least six different times this month. See the full review here.

I only picked one polish for this month, if you're curious to see my other polish picks, check out my monthly nail looks post hereWhat were some of your non-polish monthly favorites?  

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04 February 2014 @ 1:00 AM / 0 comments

Jazzy January


Essie - Your Hut or Mine
Deborah Lippmann - Glamorous Life

Zoya - Cheryl

Deborah Lippmann - Glamorous Life 
Sephora by O.P.I - The Golden Age

Rimmel Black Satin (r)

Only 4 nail looks this month. A very flow month in nail polish land from me. I've been sticking to my solid favorites such as black nail polish and just top coat. I'm in a polish rut. Am I back to blogging? Will this saga of semi-regular posts continue? Stay tuned. 
31 January 2014 @ 1:30 PM / 0 comments

MAC Woodwinked & Mulch

Top Two Eyeshadows of January! 

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23 January 2014 @ 5:36 PM / 0 comments

Rimmel Black Satin

Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro Nail Polish

A true black creme nail polish, no microshimmers, nothing fancy, a simple black that is far from being "basic."

Formula: solid black color, light weight but not watery, self leveling.
Application: Can be a 1 coat polish, has a great shine on it's own, longevity IS enhanced by a top coat. Note: Rimmel nail polishes have a large flat brush, if you have smaller nails this may be a con. I prefer long tapered brushes, so this was a pro for me ^^
Wear time: I can get a week with no chips! 
Dupe: Not many others deliver on the shine front, but Milani Black Magic is a good alternative.

This is my most worn nail polish from my entire collection. Whenever I find myself drawn to darker nail colors, black is my first choice. This nail polish is different from other black polishes because it doesn't fall flat, it gives your nails a nice shine and can help lighten the skin on your hands. How? I'm not sure but something about this polish works great with my NC25-NC30 skin tone. I've been wearing it for two weeks and decided It deserved a post of its own!

Verdict: A high shine black nail polish looks clean, chic, and fits with most outfits. It's a definite must have in my polish collection. I love how black nails look on their own, but to up the 'ump' one can always apply glitter top coats. This is my go-to polish when I need to debrief and get back to basics. 

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18 January 2014 @ 5:04 PM / 0 comments

November && December Nail Looks!

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25 December 2013 @ 10:46 PM / 0 comments

Obtuse October, acute November.

Monthly Nail Looks

Ciate - Starlet

Sally Hansen Complete Manicure - Cafe Au Latte
 thank you warmfrenchonionsoup 

Zoya - Richelle

Zoya - Natty

O.P.I - Excuse Moi

Rimmel - Black Satin

This months nail looks: 6 , last month: 5

The month of October I wore Rimmel Black Satin for a good while. I may need to repurchase this black polish, it's almost gone. One of my favorite black polishes. 

November means it's official Fall right? I should go purchase my Zoya Fall wants...

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04 November 2013 @ 7:52 PM / 0 comments

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