Sunday, July 6, 2014

Summer Faves 2014♡

   Hello babes!It's that time of year again and may i say it is hotter than ever!I've literally been just sweating any makeup that touches my face off. However, my love for makeup has not lessened any which leads me to still wear makeup during the summer.With this being said i am back to using my blog ,which i was suppose to launch back in April ,but my days became busy making the start of this blog now.I posted a picture onto my instagram{@itsabbeybabe}showing all the products I've been in love with this summer!(seen below)
Check out the picture on my ig @itsabbeybabe
I decided that it would be a good idea to tell you why I've been loving these products here to give you a better idea instead of just seeing a picture i posted and leaving you to wonder why these products have benefited me this summer.
   Beginning with the hoola bronzer from benefit.This bronzer is great for a variety of skin tones. Being that i am very fair due to the winter season,it is really hard for me to find a bronzer that doesn't turn me orange and have me walking around looking like an oompa loompa! Also being that it is summer my skin will be getting darker within the new few months ,so this bronzer is great for that transition as well! This bronzer is also great for my contouring lovers out there due to the fact this bronzer is matte!!Which I've had so much difficulty finding a good matte bronzer that is actually matte (no shimmer). Not only is the color pay off great but it is also build able which is great for when your skin gets darker during the summer season!
 




   Next up is my all time favorite summer blusher. This blusher is the Milani baked blusher in "Luminoso". I have so many good things to say about this! For one this blusher is a drugstore blusher, and for a drugstore blusher i think that is amazing! By far one of the best blushers I've used ever. This blusher is a coral shade ,however it also plays the role of a highlighter.No need to purchase a highlighter with this blusher!! After using this blush my face just has this beautiful glow to it and gives off the perfect summer vibe. Overall i couldn't put in words how amazing this blusher is!


   Moving onto a mascara I've had a hate to love relationship with. I'm a big mascara girl and with that being said i have tried my fair share of mascaras in the past couple years. When i first purchased this mascara ( the great lash "lots of lashes" from Maybelline) i had seen it through a youtuber and thought wow her lashes are huge!After purchasing it i soon realized it did nothing for my lashes. I soon tucked it away later coming back to and deciding to give it a go on my lower lashes because of the shape of the bristles and the small size of the wand. This mascara has now taken the place as my go to lower lash mascara! I could never find a small enough brush to cover all my lower lashes without getting mascara everywhere!! This mascara that i hated at first has now impressed me to becoming one of my favorites!


   Moving along to yet another bronzer! This bronzer is a great dupe for the Hoola bronzer. May i add it is way less expensive than the Hoola from benefit!! I use this bronzer on days i don't want such a heavy bronze look. This bronzer gives me a nice glow to my face without giving me a full contour. I love to use this on those days where i just slap on some concealer and bronzer and leave the house  for the day. It is definitely a great light bronzer for everyday use!!



   Say hello to my current favorite mascara! Yes i have two mascara favorites! I have come to the conclusion my lashes look way better if i use two different mascaras for my upper and lower lashes which may sound insane but hey it works! The maybelline mega plush was huge at one point and everyone was raving about it. This kind of pushed me away from purchasing it,because usually when people love a product i end up hating it due to my expectations being so high.A few weeks ago i was at the store and decided to pick this one up to try (mainly because it was on sale).After the first use i was in love!! My lashes look amazing with just one coat of this on.The wand is big and great for upper lashes! Also it doesn't clump at also and puts a good amount of product onto your lashes!

   Now you may be wondering why a powder is in my favorites for the summer. "It's so hot out you're just gonna sweat it off." Yeah,yeah i know! However I've noticed this powder actually last a lot longer than my other powders and keeps my face pretty matte whilst im hot a sweaty. What more could a girl ask for? This powder is also super cheap and a drugstore product. I love to just throw this in my purse and touch it up a little when I've gone somewhere where im outside for a while in the heat and voila back to matte skin! Loved this product to pieces ,however i wish the packaging was a lot better,but hey the price for this is great!

    Almost done! Next is a product i find myself reaching for when im looking a little on the tired side. The Benefit eye bright is one of my surprising good products! I received this in a set i purchased from Sephora thinking i would never use it! It ended up being one of the products i never leave the house without! This is a pink toned crayon stick that i like to apply on my brow bone for a little lift and my inner corners to make my eyes appear more awake. I find myself using this a lot at school because i hate trying to keep eye shadows from breaking in my school bag but still want that brightening in my inner corner. This product is also great because you can't really tell the product is on but the difference it makes to your eyes is fascinating. So if you don't want to look a little more awake without a ton of makeup this is the perfect product!!

   Last but not least is something i have talked numerous times about on my youtube channel, and you can watch me demonstrate many tutorials with this over there! This is the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette. This palette has the perfect variety of golds and browns, which make any summer look complete! I also love the sleek packaging of this product its great to throw in any bag and not having to worry about it busting open everywhere! There is so many great things i could say about this palette and it's great pigmentation ,but i would be going on for days and days!!


   So there you go! My summer go to products for 2014.I hope all of your summers are going well and stick around for another blog post coming soon!!
  -A