Thursday, January 26, 2017

Beauty Trove's Top 5 January 2017 Picks!

The first month of the new year has gone by fast!  I've had a chance to go through some of the new cosmetics that have been stashed on my vanity, some of which have found a place in the Top 5 for January.  Comment below to let me know what products you have been enjoying in January!

1.  Pur Cosmetics Hydrafluid Water Foundation ($39.00).  I typically wear a CC cream because of the ease of application.  I picked this product up during their BOGO sale and am happy I did.  The
color selection is somewhat limited but I did find that the light shade matched nicely.  You will need more than a few drops for full coverage.  I did like how the foundation applied when I used my Urban Decay Karma blurring foundation brush.  The application is pretty flawless and stays on for at least 8-10 hours.  If your try this product out, be sure to use a water based face primer.

2.  ColourPop's Super Shock Shadow in Glitterati ($5.00).  I love this shadow for dramatic holiday and party eye looks.  The super shock shadows have a very luxurious and bouncy texture.  Glitterati is a super metallic silver eye shadow.  It is perfect for a
bold, winter party look.  I've used this in a makeup tutorial "Silver Bells" on this blog.

3.  My Brush Set Oval Brushes ($25.00).  What a great deal!  These brushes are a dupe for a much more expensive brand.  For half the price of a single brush, you can purchase 10 oval cosmetic brushes from My Brush Set.  I especially love the powder, blush, foundation, and contour brushes.  I use the contour brush for my highlight.  The brushes are extremely soft and applies foundation and powders like a dream.  Great value for the price!

4.  ColourPop's Ultra Glossy Lip in My Jam ($6.00).  I have been wearing this lip gloss almost every day this month.  It is a gorgeous rosy, nude lip gloss with gold metallic.  It is nice on its own and kicks your look up a notch when applied over a nude or pink lipstick.  It's very comfortable to
wear and does not bleed over the lips.

5.  Urban Decay's Naked Ultimate Basics ($54.00).  Another neutral matte eye shadow palette.. no, you don't really need another one.  But if you are going to invest in a high end palette, this is the one to get.  I've been using this at least 3 times every week in January.  The colors do blend well and create a number of versatile looks that you can wear to work and into the evening.  The brush that is included in the palette is also very good.  I wish the case were metal rather than plastic.  But I do appreciate that it is a square versus rectangular palette.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Steal of the Day-Bath and Body Works 75% off

Today's beauty steal is the final day of Bath & Body Works semi-annual 75% off sale.  Be sure to check out the sale to get 75% off, lotions, fragrances, shower gels, and much more!  I like the Apple Blossom and Lavender Shea butter body lotion on sale for $3.00 (orig. $12.50).  Sale ends today!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Monday, January 16, 2017

Beauty Trove's Top 5 December 2016 Picks!

It is hard to believe we are already in 2017!  After a contentious 2016, it is a welcome sight.  However, 2016 wasn't all bad.  We have some great December favorites to share with you.  Try them  out and you may want to add them to your makeup arsenal.

1.  Urban Decay's Full Spectrum Eye Palette ($35.00).  This limited edition palette is what unicorn
rainbow dreams are made of.  Full Spectrum has 21 iconic, creamy Urban Decay eyeshadows.  The eyeshadows are extremely pigmented and add a fun pop of color to your look.  Given that it is on sale, I may just pick up another palette so I never run out.

2.  Medusa's Makeup Enchanting Lipstick in Sugar Daddy ($12.00).  This all vegan company has some of the prettiest lipsticks
you will see this year.  My favorite is Sugar Daddy, a spectacular nude rose.

3.  Mary Kay's Brow Gel ($10.00).  This is my ride or die brow gel.  It is the best brow gel to tame unruly brows.  It also comes at a great price.

4.  PUR Cosmetics Big Look Lengthening Mascara ($21.00).  I love this mascara!  It works great with my long lashes.  Also, it nourishes my eyelashes with argan oil.  This is a great mascara that provides midsize

5.  Gigi Microwave Tweazeless Facial Wax ($4.88).  This is the perfect wax to get rid of peach fuzz on your face.  I suggest using it with facial strips to make wax removal easier.  This is the fastest way to remove unwanted facial hair.

If you like my favorites, comment below.  Let me know what your December favorites are!

Raise the Roof on Ulta Shampoo/Conditioner Liter Sale!

It's that time of year again--Ulta's Shampoo and Conditioner Liter Sale!  Get your favorite brands like Redkin, Wella, Matrix, Crew, and much more on sale for $12.99 and up.  Sale ends 01/21/2017.