What I am Using Right Now – 2011 edition
Last year I completed this list of products that I was using at the time. It was actually really cool to see and it’ll be even cooler to compare what I am using now in comparison. So the products I am using now will be in bold so that we can compare.
Shampoo: TIGI Dumb Blonde still – TIGI Dumb Blonde
Conditioner: TIGI Dumb Blonde still - TIGI Dumb Blonde (if I even use conditioner… perks of having no hair, I used to go through bottles)
Styling products: SAME – Paul Mitchell Dry Wax, Shu Uemura Shape Paste (would love a dupe because it’s way too expensive), Got 2 Be Glued Hairspray (mohawk days)
Shower Gel: LUSH Yummy, Yummy, Yummy – St Ives Oatmeal & Shea butter (ehh it was on sale.. works good enough)
Body moisturiser: Still use coconut oil and sometimes Cerave – Pure Coconut Oil
Deodorant: some Degree for men lol… I like men’s deodorant – Degree Classic Romance (I think I change deodorants every time I run out)
Fake Tan: It’s just now starting to get nice out FINALLY. I’ve been using Versaspa self tan system at the tanning salon – nada all though I’m the palest I’ve been in a long time right now
Cleanser: Pond’s Deep Cleanser & Makeup Remover the Cool Cucumber Classic along with my Pretika – Boots Soft & Soothed Gentle Cleanser
Toner: Ole Henricksen Balancing Cucumber Face Tonic. I LOVE this toner! It’s not drying and actually removes the excess makeup I missed cleansing. – Boots Soft & Soothed Gentle Toner (I added this category… Totally gentle toner for my dry skin)
Exfoliator: Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant and LUSH Angels on Bare Skin or Dark Angel if my skin needs it. – Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant
Peeling: Ditto what I said last year – I rarely use peel off masks which I’m assuming “peeling” means
Mask : I actually use LUSH Angels on Bare Skin as a mask too. – Boots Conditioning Clay Mask (I added this category too. Check out my review.)
Serum: I still use Boots Protect & Perfect Beauty Serum when I remember. I do use Neutrogena 3-1 Hydrating Acne Treatment pretty religiously. It keeps my skin nice and clear. It is a salicylic acid treatment and leaves my skin moisturized and smooth. – Boots Protect & Perfect Beauty Serum
Moisturizer: I changed moisturizers several times in the last year I see but I am now sold on Olay Age Defying Nourishing Night Cream. It contains BHA’s and leaves my skin so nice!!! It keeps my normal to dry skin moisturized and clear. – Boots Advanced Hydration Night Cream (for night duh), Boots Triple Action Day Moisture Cream (SPF 15 for day)
Primer: Nada… I’ve decided that primers don’t make enough of a difference for me. I have a couple that I need to review though. - Used to use Smashbox Photofinish but don’t notice enough of a difference on my skin
Foundation & brush: Hmmmm interesting. I have gone through a couple foundations since I last reported. I was loving MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Dark but it was breaking me out. I now use and LOVE Mac Face & Body. This is also my kit foundation – Revlon PhotoReady Natural Beige (When I wear liquid foundation… I actually prefer to mix this with my moisturizer to make a tinted moisturizer), Amazing Cosmetics Mineral Foundation Medium Beige, Lorac ProtecTINT Tawny Temptress (My go to tinted moisturizer especially when the weather is nice)
Concealer: I still use Amazing concealer once in awhile but I’ve been reaching for theBalm concealer more lately. I don’t use concealer often. – Amazing Cosmetics Medium Beige (I don’t use this everyday)
Powder: I use Guerlain Meteorites in Teint Rose EVERY SINGLE DAY. Love it! - Amazing Cosmetics Powder Set (Love that it is a pressed powder but is so finely milled that works like a loose powder)
Blusher: Wow I haven’t used Dainty in forever. I pretty much use MAC Pink Swoon 80% of the time. I see I’ve gotten into a blush rut when I’m reading my response from last year. – Ok come on… I can’t possibly narrow this down to one. I will go with MAC Mineralize Blush Dainty
Bronzer: I’ve neglected my Cargo bronzer and now use a combination of MAC Sunny By Nature and Too Faced Pink Leopard bronzer. I might have to dig up that Cargo bronzer now that it’s getting nice out. - Cargo Bronzer Medium (Quite possible the one product I have stuck with for years)
Highlighter: Oh boy… I don’t think I can narrow down a highlighter. I use MAC Moon River when I wear Pink Swoon. I also am now loving theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer! I probably use those two the most but I rotate highlighters quite a bit. I still love Brighten, Pink Leopard Bronzer & Love Rock though. I also love Perfect Topping and By Candlelight MSFs. I’m going to go ahead and move on from this category. – Revlon Mineral Finishing Powder Brighten (pink highlighter), Too Faced Pink Leopard Bronzer (This is too light as a bronzer for me so I use this as a highlight for when I wear bronzer), MAC Mineralize Blush Love Rock (The lighter side makes a great cool toned highlighter)
Eyeshadow base: Still use and love Painterly - MAC Painterly Paint Pot
Eyeshadows: Seriously this is just impossible to answer STILL – Errr… I pass
Eyeliner: I have gotten lazy it seems. I no longer use a gel liner because I hate washing the stupid brush. I now use liquid liner and right now I’m using Lineur Intense although I’m falling out of love with it. I also use Wet n Wild liquid liner. I just picked up an ELF liquid liner which I heard was good so I’m crossing my fingers. – Maybelline Gel Liner Blackest Black (Just happened to be using that now after a year of using L’Oreal Hip Liner)
Curler: I use the classic Revlon curler now after a couple seconds under the dryer. – Ugggh mine has magically disappeared. My next purchase will be the Ardell heated curler.
Mascara: Maybelline The Falsies Waterproof - Max Factor 2000 Calorie
Lipstick: Looks like I still use and love the same lipsticks. – Riiiiight. One lipstick. I shall go with my current fav MAC Girl About Town. Somehow I feel guily leaving out Up The Amp, Ruby Woo, Impassioned, Gaga, Rebel, Show Orchid…..
Lipgloss: I still adore Milani Secret and reach for it a lot – Milani Secret (I adore this gloss. It’s my perfect milky, nude gloss. It’s also perfect for toning down lipsticks that are too cool.
Nail Colour: HA! This year I’ve gained an obsession for nail polish so I can no longer answer this question as easily as I did last year. - OPI Done Out In Deco
I would love to see your answers to these questions!!! Link me if you end up posting this! I can’t wait to see what things I will still be using in a year.
Nymphette- Ill take one in every color please! Confessions of a fashion and beauty addict
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