Friday, October 17, 2008


Today I am going to do things a little bit differently! I am going to share with you my favorite things that I love to use during my daily regiment! Hopefully you will find that they will be some of your favorite things too! I am such a product AND makeup junkie! I get in trouble lots of times for having WAY too much! I was looking under my sink this morning ( I was packing for a trip this weekend) and noticed that I have two bags of make-up that I am not using! I ted to keep make-up for a long time and continuall switch it all out! Also, I used to get in trouble, because I would always have three different bottles of shampoos or shower gels in the shower at all times! I just love to switch it up!! are my faves!!

For starters...I LOVE this concealer! It's Clinique's Advanced Concealer. I really don't wear very much Clinique...their lipsticks and stuff just don't look good on me! But I love this stuff! It has awesome coverage! I have worn this since I was a Sopohomore in college...I specifically remember when I first bought it. I was at Dillard's with Katie and she was looking for new concealer...the woman told us that this stuff was so good, that it would even cover up a black eye! SOLD to the tall blonde and the short brunette! It's a very small bottle...but a little bit goes a long ways! I think the tube that I have right now, I bought about 4 or 5 months ago!

Next thing on my list...Clinique Super Fit Makeup! This stuff is very light on your face and you don't feel like you have a ton of make-up caked on! But it still gives good coverage as well. I love the way it makes your face fel once you have put it's this odd silky/soft feeling! I love this stuff!
Mac Cosmetics are one of my most favorite lines of makeup! They always have new and fun stuff to try and the colors are ENDLESS! I have tons of their eyeshadows...but I particularly LOVE their bronzer!! I am a bronzer fanatic! I don't do powder at ALL... I just go straight for the bronze baby! But I am not one of those girls that wears so much that her face is orange and completely unnatural! You just have to watch yourself and really blend it! I wear this in both Golder or Matte Bronze. It seems a little sparkly when you first get a new compact...but really it's not as bad as it looks!

Rimmel is a great line if you are looking into not spending very much at all! If you haven't heard of it, it's a drugstore line and pretty dang cheap! I know this sounds bad...but I LOVE thick almost clumpy mascara! I dn't like to feel like I have nothing on my lashes...that is for sissies! Plus, my lashes tend to be kind of straight, so I need something to help them hold the little bit of curl from my eyelash curler! I use the Rimmel Volume Flash Mascara in black! I think that eyes are the most attractive thing that a girl has....why not make then stand out!?

Ya'll.....I love lipgloss! No, like, I REALLY love lipgloss! And, like my mascara, I really like it kind of thick! But not TERRIBLY thick to where the wind blows and all of your hair is then stuck to your face! I LOVE Mac's lipglass ( don't have a spelling problem!) in PRRR. This color honestly looks great on everybody! It's a pretty subtle pearly pink color! Go try some!

Moving best friend Liz got me hooked on Bumble and Bumble Creme De Coco shampoo and conditioner! This stuff smells great and it makes your hair SUPER soft too! The great thing about this product line is that it used to only really be sold in salons and specialty Target carries it too! YAY!

I have really thick, long I use Aussie 3 Minute Miracle alot of the time! I will use it by itself or even mix a little bit in with other conditioner. I really like a THICK conditioner. I feel like it makes my hair fix so much better! This stuff is awesome and super cheap too! A little goes a long way with it will last you a while!

Now...onto every girls (or at least it seems like it!) best friend! I could not look like a decent person without the love, care, and support of my Chi Straightener! This thing is THE straightener! I just love it! My hair is super thick and tends to have a little bit of a wave to it... even if I don't dry my hair and let it go wavy...this bad boy can straighten that out! They tend to be around $100-ish but they have a waranty on them and they are VERY wrth the money! Think of haw many $25 straighteners you have had to buy! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

I just love Aussie products! They are so super cheap and work really great! YES...I am a southern girl...and YES I tend to give my hair a little extra "oomph" by teasing it a little bit! Not like joking/ "here is my professional teasing comb and my hardcore hairspray" teasing... you should ask my sorority sisters... we are obsessed! This hairspray is AWESOME! Aussie Instant Freeze hairspray...go get some! I love hairspray that you can kind of feel in your hair and know that it is doing its job! This stuff is it!

Last, but not least, this is the best smelling lotion EVER! It's Crabtree and Evelyn Naturals Line in Mage Butter and Grapefruit. It's called Body Butter because it's a much thicker lotion than normal. It is so moisturizing! I love it big time! Go get you some!

Well...there you have it folks! That is my list for today!! I hope you enjoyed it and I hope you found some fun and great things for you to try yourself!! I would LOVE to know what some of your personal faves are! I am always looking for new things to try! Let me know!!!!

I am leaving work early to travel to Arkansas for the weekend...I am super excited! I haven't been back since this time last year! Plus, I get to see most all of my old friends! YAY! I hope you all have a perfect weekend and stay super safe! Safety NEVER takes a vacation...even though you may! :)




Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

Ooo...a favorite things on makeup/beauty products!! I heart makeup! I was happy to see a whole bunch of stuff that I haven't yet tried...I'm always looking for good recommendations. I'm using the Aussie hairspray right now. Rockin' stuff! I love the smell. Have you ever tried mineral makeup? I swear by it gives your face a total airbrushed look and is so weightless. And haha, I loved that you said you like a little clump to your mascara. So many ads claim to be clump free and I'm like...I love the thickness! (I wear three different mascaras and get asked all the time if I'm wearing fake lashes.) Great post today!! Hope you have an awesome trip!!!

Jennifer said...

I love BB shampoo! Julee cuts my hair and that's what they sale at their salon so it's now my favorite too! You need to get the tonic spray. I'm kind of addicted to it.

I'm jealous of you're going to TT this weekend. I wish we could go, but I'm glad I get to be at home with my little man...and my big man too! Have fun and be safe. Cheer loud for me!

feather k said...

I am SO with you on the 3 minute miracle!!!

Megan said...

Hope you had a good weekend in Arkansas! I need to check out that Aussie 3-min miracle!

Savvy Mode SG said...

i am going to look into a new straightener. i just cut my hair into a bob so this will come in handy in the morning. thanks for sharing.

Cara Beth said...

Hil, just go to etsy and type in "Keep Calm and Carry on" and you'll get lots of different colors!! So fun. I seriously can't decide what color to do. So many choices.

Katie said...

I love your faves list for today!I love my Chi tooo! And I love Mac eyeshadow! And I love Bronzer! And I love Rimmel! You have good taste! ;)

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

Hi Hilary! Just stopping by to see how your weekend went. Hope it was just great! -Mandi

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

Does that Bumble & bumble shampoo contain Sodium Laureth Sulfate?? I'm staying away from anything that has that in it. It's bad news! So please let me know if it has it or not. I hope it doesn't! Enjoy your time in my state! LOL It is suppose to be a nice weekend!

kari and kijsa said...

Oooh- That Bumble & Bumble shampoo looks fabulous! Great stuff- thanks for sharing!! Have a safe and happy Halloween!
kari & kijsa

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

What happened to you Hilary? Last we heard you were going on a weekend trip to Arkansas...hope all is well!