Sephora Collection: Instant Depuffing Roll-On Gel $16
I’m always on the prowl for any under eye formula that claims to combat puffiness. My under eye area seems to always be puffy since I became a mom. Some (or most) days I am tired and I need a little help when I wake up in the morning. During my latest mini haul at Sephora I found this Instant Depuffing Roll-On Gel by Sephora Collection on sale! This product claims to instantly reduce under eye puffiness so I had to try it. I noticed an immediate difference after the first use. The applicator consists of three little round metal balls used to roll-on this moisturizing formula. There is an immediate cooling sensation where the product is applied that feels amazing. For best results, use on the under eye area morning and night. Gently pat the area until it is fully absorbed. Unfortunately, this product is out of stock so I linked another similar product by Clinique: Pep-Start Eye Cream.
Sephora Collection: Teint Infusion Ethereal Natural Finish Foundation $24
I love trying out different foundations, so when I saw that this one was on sale I didn’t waste any time purchasing it. This Teint Infusion Ethereal Natural Finish Foundation in almond from the Sephora Collection is a great everyday foundation in my opinion. It is described as a lightweight, moisturizing foundation with a natural barely-there finish. This formula is great for the colder months in that it provides a dewy finish. It is perfect for those who have dry combination skin like myself. If you have oily skin, it might be in your best interest to pass on this one because the formula is oil based. Besides that, it is very easy to apply. I just drop 2 dots on my fingertip and place at different points on my face. Next, I blend with my fingertips to a smooth finish. This foundation provides light to medium coverage and is easily buildable. This is the perfect no fuss foundation!
Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme $8
With Valentine’s Day coming up I decided to feature two lippies in this month’s Beauty Faves. Milani’s Amore Matte Lip Creme in Fling* is the perfect lavender mauve shade if you want to be extra cute and girly this month or whenever! This is a bold, opaque, non-sticky formula that dries to a velvety finish. Milani also claims that this amore matte lip creme lasts up to 16 hours. While I didn’t exactly keep track of the hours it was on my lips, I can say that it is long-lasting. I ate, drank and my lips were still gorgeous. This formula also seems to make my lips look fuller which I can’t complain about. I need all the help I can get in that department! Do remember to exfoliate those lips for a nice smooth base. Check out Bombshell Tips for my lip care routine.
*Unfortunately, this color is out of stock but there are other great shades of pink by Milani linked above.
Kat Von D: Everlasting Lip Liquid Lipstick $20
Next up is Kat Von D’s Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Nosferatu. This is definitely one of my top choices when I want a matte finish. Even though this formula applies like a gloss, it is a full-coverage liquid lipstick that dries to a smooth matte finish. And long-wear is an understatement. I have gone to bed with this lippie on and woke up with it still on! It does not come off easily so be warned! In spite of the hardcore matte finish, it leaves lips surprisingly soft. This may be attributed to the vitamin E and sunflower seed oil that it is formulated with. So if you are looking to vamp it up on V Day give this blood crimson shade a try. If this shade is not your style, Kat Von D has you covered by one of her other 27 Everlasting lip shades! And don’t forget to kiss the one you love all you want. This lippie is not gonna budge one bit.
CHANEL: CHANCE EAU TENDRE Eau de toilette $60 to $100
I received my first bottle of Chanel Chance Eau de Toilette from my mother as my “something new” on my wedding day. After the ceremony my husband asked me if I was wearing a new fragrance. I said yes, then he smiled and said I like it. Honestly, I like it too – in fact I love it! It is delicate, light and fruity but strong enough to last throughout the day. In my opinion, this is the perfect scent for V Day because it has a romantic feel to it that lingers after you walk by. Your mate will follow the trail desperately trying to reach the source! Leave a lasting impression that drives ‘em wild this Valentine’s Day.