Friday Favorites August 1
1.) Lush Cosmetics – Vanilla Dee-Lite Lotion We do not have a local Lush store where I live so whenever we do get to visit one in our travels, I smell all the pretty soaps. I picked up this lotion just to smell it and I knew that I absolutely had to have it. It legitimately smells like vanilla cupcakes! Besides it’s amazing smell, this product is very creamy and moisturizing. I find that in the winter time my skin gets super dry and using this lotion after showering really locked the moisture into my skin. The scent left on your skin lasts for hours but it is not over powering.
2.) Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers While the title as well as the topic of this book may be offsetting for some, it is actually a very informational yet enjoyable book. The Author, Mary Roach, shares the information she has gathered on what happens to human cadavers. From medical experimentation to transportation safety research it is surprising to learn all of the productive uses for human cadavers. This book is written with the utmost respect and recognition for those who have chosen to donate their bodies once they pass. It is educational and at times shockingly humorous. It may be too gruesome for some, but as a medical hobbyist, it has been one of my favorite reads.
3.) Benefit Cosmetics Fake Up Concealer $24 is a bit pricey for a concealer, but this product is well worth every penny. I use this on a daily basis as an under eye concealer. The formula is very creamy and glides on effortlessly. The additional vitamin E in the product moisturizers the under eye area. Many concealers I’ve used in the past settled in the fine lines under my eyes which made them look cakey and dry.
4.) Loreal Colour Riche Balm This by far the best lip balm I’ve purchased since my Bonnie Bell days. I’ve never really been a big lipstick person. It is pretty and all but give me lip gloss, balm, chapstik, etc. I like that this product is so sheer yet still gives a hint of color. The consistency is very light and smooth the perfect combination in my opinion. I have it in a few colors but my favorite is probably nourishing nude.
5.) real Techniques Starter Set I purchased this set at Ulta because I needed some more eyeshadow brushes. I have several MAC brushes which are great, but pricey. This set is very reasonably priced and excellent quality. It’s been well over a year since I’ve purchased these and they have held up as well as my MAC brushes.