Friday, June 25, 2010

Current Faves

I thought I would share some of the products I've been loving recently. These are in no real order and encompass everything from nail polish to sunscreen.

One Shea Butter Lip Balm in Cherry Pie - I reviewed this product back in March and if you remember, my only qualm was that it was potted. Well, I have come up with the solution of applying the lip balm directly from the pot onto the lips and it has been perfect. Since the product comes right to the top of the pot, it's not like Korres where you eventually have to stick your finger (or lip brush) in when you get past the first couple of layers, this is very easy to continue using directly from the pot. I've been keeping this on my desk and using it non stop. Love!
Blue-ish Gray-ish Lilac-y polishes - I think it goes without saying that I've been loving muted tones this summer while everyone else seems to be into brights. Brights are nice for some things, but they aren't really me.
The Body Shop Roseflower Lipstick in Soft Pink - This is a fairly neutral glossy pink that seems to match everything and it smells like candied roses. While it is no longer available for purchase, it came out with one of the previous summer collections and you might be able to find it on Ebay or at The Body Shop stores during sale time. I love this shade and keep it stashed in my purse. It seems to instantly brighten my face whenever I wear it and the formula is light and moisturizing - perfect for summer.
Urban Decay Primer Potion and Benefit Creaseless cream in Honey Bunny - I've been using this combination under my eyeshadows for several weeks now and it keeps them crease-free and vibrant all day long. Honey Bunny is just a tad too dark for my skin on its own but under shades it works great to enhance the colors!
Stila Kitten and Stila Wheat - I've already mentioned how these have been my go-to shades recently. I admit, I've been lazy and simply do a wash of color on my lids and (under my base combo above) these stick around all the way through my 9+ hour work day!
Coola Unscented Total Body Sunscreen SPF 30 - I happily bought this on clearance a few months ago and I've been loving this when I'm out in the sun longer than a few seconds (the usual amount!). This formula says it's moisturizing, hypoallergenic, water resistant & paraben free and it's unscented. I'll admit this is the least "sunscreen" scented sunscreen I've tried. They also make a Mango version that I also picked up and love. Even my husband likes this stuff. At the price I paid $6 it's nowhere near the somewhat crazy retail price of $30, but I'll be loving this until I run out this summer. You can see we've made quite the dent in the tube already.

So those have been some of my favorite products recently. What have you been loving?


ndoodles said...

I think muted color nails are just really popular lately! I myself tend to go for more natural look nails - so pinks and such... but I am definitely looking out for a pretty lilac shade like the one above.

Kimberly said...

That Shea butter balm looks good. I did a post just tonight on a lavender-ish gray.

ipehishere said...

that lipbalm soo cute <3

PoorCollegeStudent said...

What is that zoya color in the picture?

Jeweled Thumb said...

@ndoodles: I'm so pale that most muted shades look pretty natural on me. I think Miley is the perfect grey/blue/lilac sheer. You should check it out (it's the Zoya bottle)

@Kimberly: I'll go check it out! =)

@Ipehishere: Yeah, I love little tins, not a huge fan of potted lip balms though.

@PCS: Miley. I wore it in a NOTD here:

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