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10 Beauty Buys I’m Currently Addicted To


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1. MAC Prolongwear Paint Pot– This is what I use as my everyday eyeshadow primer. I have the one in Soft Ochre which has more of a matte look, but MAC also carries many that have shimmer in them as well. My eye shadow always lasts all day with this stuff. Running late? No problem. This also looks great by itself. The best part about this product is that it lasts forever! I have had mine for over a year and use it daily.

2. Benefit Stay Flawless 15-Hour Primer– I just bought this stuff on a whim to see if it held true to its promise. It does! The trick is to put on your foundation IMMEDIATELY after you apply the primer. If you don’t, the primer starts to dry and doesn’t blend well with your makeup. It is a bit of a race against the clock on this one, but it is well worth it.

3. Kate Somerville Tanning Towelettes– These are a great way to get an instant tan with NO mess! Just rub one of these suckers all over your body after a shower and you’ll definitely get a few shades darker. The best part? It doesn’t matter how many times you cover the same area. The shade will always turn out the same. So as long as you don’t miss any spots, you’re good to go. Amen for no streaks!

4. MAC Veluxe Brow Liner– I’m definitely a brow person and have tried a ton of different products. This is by far my favorite. They come in a ton of different colors and they just blend in SO well when you are trying to cover up over-plucked areas. I just wish it lasted a little longer!

5. Gelous Advanced Nail Gel Coat– A manicure that truly lasts a week. Instructions:

  • File and buff nails
  • Apply one coat of Gelous (let dry)
  • Paint just the tips of your nails with your chosen nail color (let dry)
  • Apply a light coat of your chosen nail color (let dry)
  • Apply one coat of Gelous (let dry)
  • Apply a light coat of your chosen nail color (let dry)
  • Apply a top coat (let dry)
  • Look fabulous!

6. Bumble and Bumble Hair Powder– This stuff is great for roots in between colorings! Bonus: It also works well as a dry shampoo and as a backcombing or teasing spray. It really helps give the hair volume. The downside: After your hair is done, you can’t mess with it too much, because it comes off on your hands.

7. Urban Decay Naked Basics– This palette is great for a night or day look, plus it creates an amazing smoky eye. Its great for a matte finish, if you aren’t into the shimmery look. Here’s a cool look I found on Pinterest using the palette: excuse-my-blog-10-beauty-buys-3 8. Davines Absolute Beautifying Potion– This is by far one of the best products I’ve used after styling my hair to tame down the frizz. It leaves your hair shiny without looking greasy. A little of this stuff goes a long way!

9. Osis Dust It Texture Mattifying Powder9.- This stuff is great for backcombing your hair. Before you tease, sprinkle a little of the product underneath the area of hair you are working with and then rub it in with your fingers. The powder will form a paste which helps keeps the volume up all day! If you find your hair falling flatting, you can just rub it with your fingers again and it re-activates the powder.

10. Amika Professional Straightening Comb– Want to make sure you are getting every last strand when straightening your hair? I’m in love with this comb that guarantees it! Close the comb on the hair you are straightening, close your straightener above it, and slide down! Thanks so much for reading! Info on my contest for a $250 credit to use for Facebook advertising is below!

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