Friday, February 11, 2011

Show us Your Life - Beauty Secrets!

Today I'm linking up with Kelly for Show Us Your Life: Beauty Secrets!!  I've never done one of these before, but I always read them so decided I would participate today :)

I'm nutso about "products".  Always have been.  When I was in elementary and middle school, I wasn't allowed to wear any make-up so my obsession was lip gloss and chap stick.  I had one for every different outfit, probably around 100.  Crazy!  Now that I'm grown, I can't seem to outgrow my fascination with good products.  I have tried just about everything out there and here are a few of my favorites (sorry, they're not all cheap brands! =/)

Love this facewash, so simple and exfoliating.  I don't use this all this time, just when I need a refresher.  I wasn't blessed with beautiful flawless skin, but this helps breakouts and sloughs off dead skin!

I always, always moisturize.  It's the key to keeping my oily skin under control!  This is my current fav, helping me fight back damage I've caused to my face while going to tanning beds when I was younger...

I love MAC make-up.  Every single thing I have ever bought from them has been an absolute favorite of mine!  I use their face and eye primer daily and it works great!  I have EXTREMELY oily skin and this really makes my make-up stay on all day.  Here are a few of my favorites that I use daily:

Awesome powder foundation

Favorite blush hands down - it's called Dollymix.  Gives a nice, warm glow :)

Absolute favorite lipgloss, ever.

For eyes, I don't know how I made it without this AMAZING palette before now.  The colors are so awesome and the pigments are perfect.  I wear a variation everyday.  I was on a waiting list for this for about 6 months at Sephora.  As soon as it was back in stock, I bought it right away and I'm so happy that I did!

Mascara is my one make-up must have.  If I could only use one type of make-up product it would be mascara...hands down.  I'm a blondie and unfortunately so are my eyelashes! ha ha!  This is my favorite and so very affordable :)

And finally, this post would truly not belong to me if I didn't put my one serious "beauty secret"...(well, it's not really a secret, people close to me know I use this).  Like I said earlier, I have very very very oily skin.  To help combat the oil through the day, I put baby powder in a Bare Minerals case that used to be filled with mineral veil (SO much cheaper than buying more mineral veil) and use that periodically to soak up the oil (yuck, I know).  This works!!  Does not clog pores, just gives your skin a matte looking finish.  I've done this since I was 17 years old and I'll keep doing it until my skin decides to not act like I'm going through puberty!

Happy Friday, y'all!!


Sasha said...

I LOVE the Naked palette too- and that mascara is in my rotation rigth now! (I have so many opened that I am rotating them!)

Brittany said...

i've never used mac but always hear that it's awesome!

Carrie Louise said...

Ha ha you sound like me! This is my favorite, love it!

Kari Lynn said...

I love the Naked palette!

Nicole said...

Im glad to know im not alone in the oily skin world! I will have to try out some of your tips!!!

Jamie Lee said...

:) yay!!

AndreaLeigh said...

i'm so jealous you have the naked palette. i cannot find it anywhere.

love dollymix blush! i wear it everyday!