Sunday, July 3, 2011

Favorites and a Giveaway!

Amanda just did a "favorite things" post, and I thought it would be great if all the DRD girls did one.  Consider it a challenge, ladies.

So, without further ado, these are a few things I've been loving lately.

EOS Lip Balm.  This stuff is amazingly moisturizing, and smells wonderful.  I use it every night before bed, and as a base for my lipsticks.  And, I'm a sucker for innovative packaging.


Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer.  I wanted a foundation primer because I have dry skin that tends to make makeup look a bit cakey.  So I bought this, though it was a little pricey, and it makes a huge difference.  Not only does it make my skin smooth and even, but it makes my foundation look  dewy and it lasts all day long.  My mom loves it too!


Urban Decay Baked Bronzer.  This bronzer is great for the summer, and makes a wonderful all-over glow.  I use a stippling brush to contour a bit and then dust it over where my skin would naturally catch some sun, like the apples of my cheeks and the tip of my nose.  I'm very fair, and this is the perfect color.


*GIVEAWAY ALERT*  Sigma E25 Travel Brush.  Sigma Beauty sent me this travel blending eye brush to review, and I absolutely love it.  I think I actually prefer the travel size to a full size, because the shorter brush allows for excellent control.  I haven't had any hairs shed from it, and it blends out eyeshadows really well.  I take it with me everywhere, but I even use it when I'm not traveling.  To win one, leave a comment telling me your favorite summer beauty product.  You have to be a follower of this blog to qualify.  Giveaway closes July 10.  Good luck!


Too Faced Cosmetics also sent me a product to review.  They were very kind and easy to work with, and even threw in a handwritten note with my item.  They sent me the Romantic Eye Palette, and I love it!  It's perfect for beginners because it comes with cards that give you ideas on how to use each color, but it's also really fun for people who've been doing makeup for a while.  The shadows are very pigmented and blend-able, and the colors are gorgeous and very natural.

That's it for today!  I hope you enjoyed it.  I also want to go ahead and say that unless I say so, I bought the products myself, and any reviews I give you will be completely honest.  I wouldn't accept a product if I was being told to give a positive review; I genuinely want you to have a good idea of the product before you go out and spend good money one it.

Have a great day!


  1. Of course I follow DRD=)

    My favorite summer beauty product is simply a "Tarte" lip-stick. It's coral, and helps me out bunches, especially since I don't prefer to wear much makeup in the summer.

  2. I follow DRD! :p

    I love my 'Yes to Carrots' tinted lip balm in Coral. I use it almost every day and it moisturizes and tints. :)

  3. I am a follower :)

    My favorite summer product is sunshine and my Revlon fuchsia lipstick.

  4. Well, I've been following since day one!

    My favorite summer product is Burt's Bees tinted lip balm (I have honeysuckle). So creamy and tastes nice, and it has a nice bit of shimmery color to it.

  5. I follow!! :D

    My favorite summer beauty product is my Aerie lip gloss, LOVE IT :)


  6. I follow DRD!

    And my favorite summer beauty product is my 'Fancy Nancy' MaryKay lip gloss. Technically I wear it all year round, but I love it lots, so it works. :)

  7. Oh yes, of course I follow:)

    my favorite summer product would definitely have to be my new covergirl natureluxe gloss balm. It's so lightweight and easy, but with such great color! plus it's apparently made with mango butter - couldn't resist that one :)