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2013 Beauty Favorites

My favorite and most used Beauty products of 2013

most used beauty products 2013

These were my most used and favorites of 2013.

Smashbox BB Cream in Medium

smashbox bb

BB Creams were all the craze and still is.  Being in Florida,  we need to wear spf to protect our skin from the sun.  Smashbox is the perfect fit for my skin with the shade of color and coverage.   It’s in between a tinted moisturizer and full coverage foundation.

Sigma F80 Foundation Brush

sigma f80

Since I started off with the BB Cream, the Sigma F80 Kabuki brush is what I used to give me that flawless finish.  They’re reasonably priced and I haven’t had any shedding of the bristles like my other brushes.

Elf Contouring & Blush set

elf contouring

This is by far the best, hands down contouring & blush set in one for the buck!  For only $3 and I still havent reached pan.  It’s super comparable to the NARS set.

MAC contouring brush 168

mac brush 168

I use this baby for my contouring and blush.  I do the contouring first then I just dab on the blush on the apples of my cheeks.  I like how they’re white bristles so I can see how much of the contouring product I have on it.  You don’t want it to be too harsh and have too much product on it.

Macadamia Hair treatment oil


I fell in love with this product when I received it in one of my monthly Ipsy beauty bags.  I love the smell and I don’t need a ton of it.  I have super long, color-treated hair.  I only need one pump for all of it.  The left over that I have in my hands after smoothing it through my hair, I just rub it on my cuticles to nourish them at the same time.  They are quite pricey, but it’s worth every penny.  The normally have deals on these at CVS & Target where you buy one and get a 2nd product at half off.  When I see deals like that, I go ahead and jump on it.

Victoria’s Secret Love Spell lotion

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This is my absolute favorite scent.  I feel so fresh and sexy in this.  It’s not overpowering and makes my skin feel so smooth.

MAC Blacktrack eye liner fluidline

mac blacktrack

This is my go-to eyeliner!   It doesn’t smudge and stays in place ALL DAY!  I typically wear the cat eyes everyday.  It’s pretty much my signature eyes.  It doesn’t matter where I am or going.



I don’t know what I’d do without my Clarisonic.  This has saved my skin!  My skin feels so clean after I use this.  When I don’t use it, I can definitely tell the difference.  It’s pricey but so worth it.  Don’t let the other look a likes fool you.  This is the real deal of skin cleaning.

Urban Decay’s Naked 2

naked 2

There’s so many possibilities with this.  From my everyday wear in my Air Force uniform to a night on the town.  You can create different looks with this  one AMAZING  set!

Last but definitely not least….

MAC lipsticks


I never leave the house without something on my lips.  If I don’t have anything else on, I always have lipstick or lipgloss on.  I feel naked without it.  For me and my lips, MAC makes the best lipstick formulas.

Well beauties, were any of my favorites yours as well?

Until next time Dolls

Let me know what your favorites were in 2013. 



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November Beauty Empties


Can you believe it’s already December?!Where has the time gone?
It’s time for my November empties!

First up is…….
Hypnotic Poison by Dior.
My FAVORITE perfume!  I can not go without this perfume.  Once I ran out, I went and bought me a new bottle.  This is my signature/holy grail perfume.  It retails for $98 for a 3.4 oz’s.  It’s so worth it!
If you haven’t already tested this out yet, next time you see it at the counter, you must give it a go and let me know what you think.

It’s described as:
Mysterious and mesmerizing, extravagant and bewitching, Hypnotic Poison is a magic potion for modern times. Audacious and profoundly feminine, the fragrance is an unsettling harmony, a fusion of contrasting olfactory facets.

Bitter Almond, Caraway Spice, Sambac Jasmine, Cinnamon, Tuberose, Vanilla, Musk, Mosses, Jucarunda Wood.
Hypnotizing. Extravagant. Bewitching.

Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment 4.2 fl oz

I received a sample in one of my Ipsy monthly beauty bags a few months back and fell in love with it ever since.
It came at a perfect time too.  I just had my naturally dark filipina hair dyed and highlighted to honey blond/light brown.  So, naturally I needed to make sure I take care of my hair and this is perfect for my long strands.

It’s described as:

Healing Oil Treatment is a therapeutic hair oil perfect for all hair types and is especially beneficial to dry, damaged hair.

  • Intense nourishment for tangle & frizz free hair
  • Hair that is ultra-smooth, manageable & shiny
  • Natural UV protection extends the life of color treatments
  • Reduced drying time by an amazing 40-50%The last place I purchased this was at CVS and at that time they were having a Buy One Get One for half off.  You can also get them at the Macadamia website and at Target.
    FYI, at Target they are having the Buy One Get One for 50% off NOW!


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Olay Silk Whimsy Cleansing Body Wash with Rose Extract & Almond Oil 700 ml’s
I love this stuff!  The fragrance and silkiness is heavenly in a nice warm bath or shower.

It’s described as:
Awaken your senses with the deep cleansing and fresh scents of Olay Cleansing Body Wash. Unlike regular soap, Olay Cleansing Body Wash won’t dry your skin, leaving it fresh, beautiful, and more hydrated. Bring home specialty-brand indulgence at half the price* with Olay Cleansing Body Wash.
You can snatch yours up from pretty much any drug store.

For my ever so changing hair needs…
Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy Complete Care Anti-Dandruff Shampoo
For some reason, every now and again my hair goes through a strange stage when I literally feel like my scalp is like a snake shedding it’s skin.  It’s not the normal dandruff stuff, its big chunks of my scalp and it’s soooo embarrassing!
One of my life-long bestest friends Veronica from MyCoupoiningLife suggested I go out and get this, and of course she had a coupon for me to save some money.
I went out and purchased it and have used it ever since.
It retails around $5 and you can normally always find a coupon to save some money.

It’s described as:
Specially formulated to deeply nourish and help eliminate dandruff symptoms, while leaving hair strong & beautiful. Made with Nutrium 10™, an advanced moisture complex of vitamins and nutrients.

Organix Hydrating Macadamia Oil Hair Conditioner

I’ve had this for a while because I like to switch up my hair care needs.  Macadamia Oil is the big trend when it comes to hair care and this was an inexpensive conditioner.  I really didn’t notice a difference in my hair from using this but I didn’t want to just throw it away and waste my money.
It’s described as:
Drench your strands in an ultra-moisturizing luxurious conditioner infused with nutrient rich macadamia oil to instantly hydrate and smooth parched, fry hair while exotic sugar cane extract and bamboo extract soften and mend split ends for a luscious, vibrant mane with brilliant shine.


Skintimate Moisturizing Shaving cream Extra Gentle

I absolutely LOVE this for shaving my legs.
Of course with my life-long Bestie Veronica at MyCouponingLife, she turned me onto this too.  She always has coupons for this.
It makes my legs feel so soft and smooth after I shave.  I seriously can’t help but feel on my legs after I get out of the shower or bath.
It’s infused with Vitamin E & Soy, but really all I care about is how my legs feel afterwards.
It’s a MUST BUY.


Loreal Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold Hairspray

This extra strong hairspray has a micro-diffusion technology humidity protection formula which is a must for me being that I live in the capital state of humidity.  It holds strong yet it doesn’t flake out with those white little flakes everywhere.

It’s described as:

Elnett Satin is the legendary hairspray of choice for red carpet events and cover photo shoots. Its micro-diffuser spray offers a clean, soft shiny finish. So fine, it disappears at the stroke of a brush. So strong, its hold lasts all day.

Garnier Mosture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream
(Normal/Combo Skin)

This is a refreshing moisturizer face gel-cream that has a light cooling cucumber scent.  I used this throughout the summer and now.  I use it after I wash my face in the morning and before bed.
It just soaks into your skin leaving a lovely scent.  It locks in moisture and is Oil Free.  Which is what I need for my combo skin type.


bigsexyhair Weather Proof hair spray

I received this in one of my previous Ipsy monthly beauty bags.
Just like my Loreal Elnett Satin hairspray, this did not disappoint.  So, this is another hairspray that is on my MUST HAVE list.

It’s described as:

A high-performance humidity resistant spray that contains polymers that, when sprayed on hair, create a shield of protection against humidity. It is perfect for keeping blowouts, updo’s and curls from collapsing due to climate conditions. This spray is the last step before walking out the door.


Neutrogena Shampoo anti-residue formula

I use this weekly to get all of the leftover hair product residue out of my hair.
My hair feels so light after I use this.
I also had my 13-year-old daughter use this.  She is constantly using tons of products in her hair.
Prior to me making her use this, when she flat ironed her hair in her room, I could literally smell all the products in her hair burn throughout the house.  I don’t even know how much left over products was in her hair.
I was so fed up with the nasty burning smell, I made her jump in the shower one day and had her use this.
When she finished in the shower, she was a new child!  When she dried her hair and straightened it, she couldn’t stop flipping her hair everywhere!  I didn’t even notice that she was flat ironing her hair because I couldn’t smell that nasty scent.
I am so grateful for this product!  She now uses it weekly.

Last but not least…..


U by kotex sleek tampons

Didn’t see this one coming, did ya.
Now all child-bearing aged females goes through the monthly.
I love how these are very protective and saves us from those ever so embarrassing moments.  They are super cute and small enough to tote around in your purse, pocket, or even in your evening clutch if you’re out on the town.

Well Dolls, this wraps up my November Empties.

As Always, Thank You for stopping by and reading my posts.  I hope you continue too and Share the Love with your friends and family.


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