August 17, 2010

Let's Talk Beauty, Beauties!

Happy Tuesday, lovies!

Wasn't the Lilly celebration a blast yesterday? I can't wait to see the KoP Lilly Store in person! Oh my word!

I've had this post sitting in my drafts for a few days and thought today was as good a time as any to share!


I thought today I would do a little review of some of my favorite beauty products, aka things I use everyday.

I snagged this idea from Busy Bee Lauren. I love to find out what products people are using, don't you? If you want, feel free to share your fave products too!


I've talked about this moisturizer (Nurtura by Avon) before, I swear by it. I use it twice a day, morning and night. It has such a fresh smell too, and makeup goes on so smooth over it. Promise!


I've used many variations of Dove body wash, but this one is definitely my favorite. My favorite scent is the Nectarine and White Ginger, yummy.


I don't know how many times I've mentioned Bath Junkie on this blog, but I can't say enough good things. I love all their products, but their scrub is by far my favorite! You can immediately feel the difference in your skin after you use it! Not to mention, you can create your own scent for it!


These are my favorite 'face' products: Estee Lauder Double Matte Foundation, Lancome mineral powder and Physician's Formula bronzer in 'Sunlight.'


In case you haven't noticed, I love bright lipsticks! The pink one is Lancome 'Cocktail Dress' and the red is Rimmel Lasting Finish 'Temptation.' These are two of my favorite colors.


If one person has ever been obsessed with two products it would be me over these two. Maybelline Colossal is the BEST mascara I've ever used. I don't have naturally long eyelashes, but this stuff makes them look so glamorous. The L'Oreal Telescopic Liquid Eyeliner is the perfect combination to the mascara for a pretty day or night look.

Burt's Bees. Addicted. Enough said.


I have been using Matrix Mousse for as long as I can remember. It gives just enough hold. Aussie 'Aussome Volume' is my favorite hair spray that I've found. It doesn't take much to hold your style all day.


I love nailpolish. I try not to be nailpolish snob by only using OPI or Essie. I used to think that you had to use expensive brands for them to last. That was before I discovered that first little bottle. If you don't own OPI's Chip Skip Run don't walk! It will hold your polish for days. I promise.

This is Petites 'Blue Frost.' If you're ever uncertain about a color and you want to test it out without spending a lot or getting a full-size bottle, Petites is the way to go. That bottle on the end on the right only cost $1.50, and I LOVE it! This was my color a couple weeks ago.


I know I posted about this perfume (Jessica Simpson Fancy) last week, but it's my new favorite scent. I saw this on another blog and I can't remember which one! But, I took your advice and tried it and love it!


So, to accompany my beauty products here are some fabulously beautiful photographs that I've collected lately.


(Photos here, here and here)


Tell me some of your favorite products! I'm always looking for new things to try!

Happy Tuesday, everyone!


FYI: Something is going on with blogger and my blog. For some reason the updates are delayed. VERY delayed. For example, I published this post at 9 am and it didn't show up on my dashboard or google reader until 12:30. The post is there on my blog, but the updates aren't happening immediately. Can anyone help me with this problem? Has it ever happened to you? Did any of this make sense?

Music Info:
Song:Summer Girls


Anonymous said...

Hi Julie,
Been reading and enjoying for a while, but you posted on my favorite topic today so I had to comment!! =) I've been trying to get into the practice of doing my own eyeliner (at 36 I am just now trying!) so was wondering if you can share how you apply yours, since it always looks so pretty? Plus I am now starting to do my own nails after years of acrylics so I'm out of practice there, too!! Where do you get your OPI products? I haven't seen them in any stores I've looked at. Anyway thanks for all your pretty and inspiring posts!! =)

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

I'm definitely going to have to look into that Bath Junkie goodness. No wonder you're so beautiful. You are an expert at it!

ABC said...

I'm dying to expand my nail polish collection. I'm developing quite the addiction! When are you coming to visit me, I mean, Bath Junkie?

Vær våken said...

Glad I found your blog! Your first image is definitely one to love!!!!Have a beautiful day! xo Kristin

Pink Champagne said...

Oh such lovely summer photos! J'adore! I have been in search of the perfect mascara for a while, so I will definitely have to try that one out. And Chip Skip? This is a MUST try!

Happy Tuesday, darling!

melifaif said...

Oh, MUST try the Telescopic Mascara to go with the telescopic eyeliner...yes ma'am. It will rock your world. I was a 15+ year lover and pusher of Loreal Voluminous Mascara...that all changed last week. Go get it. It will not disappoint...and I may go pick up some Fancy. Just to tickle mine...

Mommara said...

I love Burt's Bee's and the song today has me giggling. Happy tuesday. :)

DSS said...

Totally rocking out to the LFO tune! I love 8-track flash backs :)

I am absolutely obsessed with the Maybelline Colossal as well. Best mascara for sure!!

Burts Bees...a given for this girl too.

Funny you should mention Aussie hair spray. I bought some last week. It was some sort of "high shine super hold" or some such? Let me just say...shiny helmet head ensued. Don't try that one :) I'll give the volume one a try!

{andthisiswhatshesaid} said...

love this post. post like this is awesome

I love burts bees and aussie!

this free bird said...

Julie I love the Dove Body Wash too. I have the cucumber melon one and it is definitely a staple at my house. Thanks so much for sharing your list!


Val said...

Cute post!! I'am addicted to the Dove body wash!! Liquid eye liner owns and the fancy perfume is one of my favorite!!! = ))

I Do Declare said...

I'm a fan of the Physicians Formula bronzer, too! My recent beauty product purchases include Kiehl's moisturizer w/ SPF 15, and this organic under eye cream from a company called iLike which I found at a hotel spa - it's AMAZING!

Anonymous said...

I really want to try that Avon moisturizer.

Bethany Grace said...

My boyfriend bought me Fancy for valentines day and I am obssessed as well! it smells so good and very feminine! love the products! great choices!

Ashley @ The Sweet Life Studio said...

I DIE for the model (at the top)'s turquoise nail polish! Any idea what color that is?

Anonymous said...

I love Loreal's Lash Out mascara and Bare Minerals foundation. Hope you get an answer to your blog problem. xo

MCW said...

I love Burt's Bees too. I have them stashed all over my apt and usually have at least 3 in my purse.

Gaby Fauchon said...

OMG Fancy is my absolute favorite scent! It's so sweet and yummy <3 <3

Mama Pea said...

Fun post Julie! I wish I could pull off red lipstick! This is my favorite lip gloss because it supposedly customizes itself for you: Smashbox O-gloss from Sephora AND it's not sticky like lots of other lip glosses.

Kerr said...

I have heard so many good things about the Avon moisturizer, I am going to have to try it!