Friday, April 9, 2010

march faves -- breakin' it down!

So, I kindasortatotally hated what a clusterfart my march favorites were.  I just had sooo many, especially since it was my first faves post.

Here's a breakdown -- I hope this helps!


Tresemme 24 Hour Body hair spray (gives hair hold & body far superior to the often-raved-about Elnett)
Lush Big shampoo (so fun to use, and the sea-salt scent is delish -- makes my hair tangly, but it's worth it for the volume I get after I blow-dry!)
Veganese conditioner (not the greatest conditioner ever, but the lemon-lime scent is AWESOME and works so well with Big, I just can't give it up)


Lush Honey I Washed the Kids soap (smells amaaaazing, really nice texture/consistency)
Kings & Queens Queen Elizabeth Sugar shower gel (ditto for this fruity scent)
Lush Lemony Flutter cuticle butter (smells like lemon Pez and works wonders on beat-up hands)
Lush Dorothy bubble bar (cute, with a really relaxing scent -- and turns the bath a pretty blue hue)
Lush Dream Cream (like a miracle cream for dry skin)
Soap & Glory Blueberry Thrill big butter (I love the texture and scent of this)


Benefit Some Kind-a Gorgeous "foundation faker" (nice light texture, gives a dewy glow)
MAC Shell Pearl Beauty Powder (works beautifully as both a blush or highlight on cheeks)
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural (the perfect face powder)
MAC Dainty mineralize blush
Illamasqua cream blush in Rude 
Make Up For Ever HD blush in #14 Star Struck (the perfect peach)
MAC Studio Finish concealer (the best spot concealer I've tried)


MAC Bough Grey eyeshadow
Urban Decay Alice Book of Shadows
Nars Lola Lola eyeshadow
MAC Black Tied eyeshadow (my go-to for a smoky eye crease/outer V)
Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes waterproof eyeliner in 18L (my favorite waterline shade; a subtle burgundy that draws attention to the eye more than a matchy-matchy shade!)
Smashbox Heartbreaker Liquid Liner Pen (this is the best liquid liner I've ever used.  It doesn't budge OR smudge.  Too bad it was limited edition! Ugh!!)
Lancome Hypnose Drama mascara (hands down the best mascara I've ever tried -- and I've tried a LOT! dramatic lashes, no smudging or flaking, nice subtle tuberose scent)


YSL Rouge Volupte lipstick #30 Faubourg Peach (the perfect coral, part one)
MAC Viva Glam Gaga lipstick
MAC Perennial High Style lipglass (looks great over pinks, nudes, and corals)
Lancome Chris & Tell lipstick (the perfect coral, part two)
Tarina Tarantino Showroom conditioning lip sheen (my favorite work-appropriate pink)
NYX Black Label lipstick in India (perfect nude pink, like YSL Rouge Pur 148 Tea Rose or MAC Hue, but better!)


OPI Mad as a Hatter (the best glitter polish ever!)
China Glaze Something Sweet (this season's equivalent to OPI's Mod About You -- one of my all-time faves)
Essie Van D'Go (the perfect peachy-pink -- essentially my favorite lipstick shade in a nail polish!)
Illamasqua Milf (forget Chanel's Jade, this green is amazing)

No details on the rest, 'cause I think they're pretty self-explanatory!  Okay, lovelies, it's off to bed for me.  Thanks for reading!

xoxo Jess


  1. The pigments in those YSL makeups are amazing. My current favorite is a Two-Faced lipstick. I should print this out and take it to the mall with me, expect it would turn into a very expensive trip!

  2. Wow, longest favourites post I've ever read :D

    Except now I want to go buy all of this stuff :(

    I'm not a fan of some kinda gorgeous,think it's a bit rubbish but then I need mega uber coverage.

  3. Rosie -- I need good coverage too (redness and acne scars from my teens), and at first I was like, "What? It's like nothing's on my face!" But then I realized it had basically perfectly evened out my skintone! I still need concealer and powder after, but I definitely think it gives a nice glow! Not sure if I'd repurchase, though, just because in my opinion it's a bit pricey ($28 - I paid about $25) for what it does and I feel like it's going to run out more quickly than other foundation products.