Sorry for the lack of posts lately, its been crazy with the finals and the holidays. Despite the craziness of the last few weeks, I managed to test out a few great products and will have them up soon. First up: Chanel Inimitable Mascara. Not too long ago I posted about Chanel Exceptionnel mascara, which I love, however I think it has been replaced. The Inimitable mascara literally makes my lashes look fake! I have never had a mascara make my lashes look so long. The brush is almost rubbery with tons of small bristles that coat each lash. The formula is fairly thin which allows for multiple coats and it literally does not budge.
I have literally never been out of shampoo and conditioner but between finals and all of the papers I have been writing lately, I completely forgot to replace it while I was at home over Thanksgiving. Luckily I have the best mom in the world and she sent me some, I told her to get me whatever she wanted and I got Pureology PureVolume Conditioner. I am in love! Its a really thick creamy conditioner, but it packs serious volume! It has an acquired smell, sort of almondy-earthy but I like it. It doesn't linger too long which is nice. In addition to the volume, this conditioner is highly moisturizing and protects color. All around its a great conditioner!
Ladies, winter is upon us and thus so is dry skin. I finally ditched my daily exfoliating cleanser for a new, creamier version. Voila Olay Total Effects Anti-Aging Anti- Blemish Cleanser. This creamy, blemish reducing cleanser is the answer to my skin whoas! Seriously! The cleanser moisturizes perfectly and helped clear up my t-zone zits in a matter of days. Also the light, flowery smell is delicious! While it may seem absurd that I, a 22 year old would use an anti-aging cleanser, my motto is that you can never start too soon!
Also during my Target trip, I stumbled upon this little gem of a blush! Pixi by Petra, another high end line of cosmetics for Target, offers nice cosmetics in adorable packaging. I needed a new blush and decided to try the line's Energy Blush in "Pick Me Up" a great pinkish shade with a lighter pink highlighter, mixed together, the two create the perfect flush. The Energy Blushes each come with two shades, one color, the other highlighter, both are perfectly matched, so that when mixed they create the perfect combination of color and glow. Again the downfall is the price, at $21, it is a little steep for a product from Target.
While I love snowy winters, I love summer more, thus I am constantly looking for products that remind me of summer to use during the long winter. Enter Philosophy's Senorita Margarita Hot Salt Body Scrub! This delicious salt scrub gets rid of my dry skin and give me that summer scent that I crave! The perfect stocking stuffer, definitely adding this one to my list!
I have glanced at the new cosmetics offerings at Target several times and was less than impressed, however when I was shopping yesterday, I decided to give it one more try. Behold, Jemma Kidd Mannequin Complexion Skin Enhancer. This light, shimmery primer gives skin a much needed moisture boost as well as a summery glow, perfect for dull, winter skin. The primer is meant to be applied under foundation but today I was running late for class and I rubbed some on before running out the door, only to be asked several times if I went somewhere warm for break because my skin was "glowing." The only downfall to the product is its $24 price tag. Its so hard to plunk down that much for a product that comes from Target, but trust me once you buy it you'll be happy you did, especially in the winter months to come! Overall this is a great 1 step product!
Rating: 10 out of 10
Would I buy again? Yes, but I wish the price was a little bit lower