Well hello there! I bet you guys are wondering where I've been (probably not)! I don't have an interesting excuse--I've just been busy with schoolwork. If you would like to know more about that, leave a comment and tell me! If not, then I won't digress. Anyway, shall we get on with the Friday Favorites?
Here's the video:
First up, we have the Stila "In the Garden" Eye-shadow palette. I bought this off of beauty.com and have been mesmerized with the shadows since I received the palette in the mail. The shadows are buttery, pigmented, easy to work with, and absolutely gorgeous. For about the past two or three months, I've been obsessed with green, earthy-toned eye makeup looks, and this palette fit right into the madness. Let's take a look at the shadows:
|"A confident woman knows her inner beauty will captivate you, and her eyes will mesmerize you." - Sarah Lucero|
|Look at those colors!|
Colors on top row, from left to right:
And bottom row, from left to right:
And the eyeliner that came with the palette:
|Smudge Stick waterproof eyeliner in "Starfish"|
I am so pumped to try out all of the eye-makeup looks that came in the little booklet! Love.
The Soap & Glory "A Great Kisser" lip moisture balm in Juicy Peach is very moisturizing and smells like peaches and vanilla. It is supposedly a dupe for the Dior Creme de Rose lip gloss, and that sucker is $27.00 at Sephora, whereas the "Great Kisser" is only $10.00. It gives you a really glossy high-shine finish and it doesn't feel sticky on the lips, yet you can definitely tell that it's there. It is a peachy-pink color in the tin, but it doesn't really show up as anything but clear on the lips. The only downfall of this product is the fact that it is stored in a tin. Bacteria! Viruses! Cooties! Wash your hands really thoroughly before dipping your nasty-ass fingers in something you'll be schmearing on your lips, I beg of you.
|How very retro|
|Look how glossy this lip balm is!|
|Used all that in one week!|
|Left swatch: sheared out to a clear gloss;|
Right swatch: layered on thicker for a pink sheen.
This product is a winner! I just wish the Sephoras Stateside would import those other three flavors (Chocolate Cherry, Sweet Coconut, and Vanilla Bean)!
I got this bag at Target ($29.99) at the beginning of this week and I've been carrying almost everything I own in it. I usually carry my 13.3 inch MacBook Air, my iPad 2, my laptop charger, a few PB&J sandwiches (don't judge) and a buttload of other necessities all in this tote. The floral fabric is actually a pleather material and the two tote straps are adjustable. This bag is great for work and for play. I plan on using this bag when I go into the city on the weekends--it'll fit all of my shopping acquisitions perfectly.
|Merona Floral Tote Handbag - Navy|
I got this candle (and also the other one) at TJ Maxx for $7.99. I couldn't find the candle anywhere on the Internet, so I think TJ Maxx is your best bet. The candle just smells very soothing and fresh, a tiny bit warm, but not overpowering at all. It's JUST right. None of those migraine-causing Bath & Body Works three-wick candle fumes from these puppies!
|Feathers Citrus Cilantro candle|
|Soothing and fresh|
This song just might be my summer anthem. It's catchy and... I don't know how to describe music. Just give it a listen:
|HELL yaaaaah, that's good music|
Have a great weekend, everyone! Thanks for watching my video and reading my blog. Aren't you so proud of me for posting this?! Leave a comment below telling me what your plans are for this weekend. Hope the weather's great wherever you are!