Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Summer Beauty Review Pt. 1

It's time to talk Summer beauty finds! I have come across and tried a few new products so far this Summer and have been waiting a while to share them with you! Let's start with nail polish.

Zoya is now my favorite brand of nail polish. I've mentioned before that I used to be a total Essie girl. That's all I would buy. Then, I started getting bored of going to the store and seeing the same shades every time. It was getting hard to tell what I had already since so many shades are just so similar. I went into Ulta one day in search of a new color and Zoya popped out at me! Right in front of my eyes was this gorgeous and unique shade called "Perrie."

Left to Right: Perrie | Myrta | Charisma

Perrie and Charisma are both matte polishes. Perrie is probably my favorite out of the two. I'm not sure why I thought Charisma had more purple in it but it is definitely a pinkish fuchsia. Perfect if you're looking for a bright, Summer color. Myrta has beautiful flecks of gold in it and I just love wearing this color too!

While the quantity of nail polishes still doesn't compare to O.P.I [in Ulta, at least] the colors are all so different and bea-uuu-tiful! The color goes on super smooth and rich and doesn't take forever to dry which is always a plus! I was also impressed with how long the polish lasted before starting to chip, and when it did, it was mainly down near the cuticle.

Zoya is officially my new favorite nail polish! What is yours?

Moving along... Sigma Beauty was kind enough to send me their Synthetic Precision Kit and these brushes have officially become part of my daily make-up routine.

1. P80 - Precision Flat
2. P82 - Precision Round
3. P84 - Precision Angled
4. P86 - Precision Tapered

I use the P80 and P82 brushes mainly to buffer and blend my concealer in around my eyes and nose. The bristles are very soft and really help smooth the product onto my skin. Wonderful quality! The bristles are soft but sturdy enough because, c'mon... who likes flimsy brushes? Not me!

Click below to shop now and receive your free gift! Let me know what you buy - I'm always looking for new products to try :) I'm in desperate need of a new blush brush and the F15 Duo Fibre Powder/Blush brush is looking mighty fine!

Speaking of concealer, I have found one of the best concealers in the world!
Hard Candy Glamoflauge Heavy Duty Concealer

I asked on my blog a while ago what concealers you recommend and when Michelle described this concealer, it sounded exactly like what I had been looking for. I had used many concealers in the past and finally just gave up on them because they didn't seem to do anything for me. Then, once my dark circles started to appear under my eyes, I knew I needed to find something.

I love the consistency of this product. Michelle described it as being almost clay-like, which it is. And guess what that means - it doesn't budge during the day! I apply this onto my skin after my foundation and blend using the brushes mentioned above! A little product goes a LONG way and spreads very evenly and smoothly onto the skin. Another amazing thing? You can pick this bad boy up at Wal-Mart! I will never use another concealer again!

We'll stop there for today. I wouldn't want to put you into beauty review overload now, would I? I still have a foundation, mascara, and powder review to come!

What other beauty posts would you like to see? Favorite products? Least favorite? Tutorials? Let me know in the comments! :)

*All product reviews are my own based upon my own personal use*


Haley W. said...

Definitely planning to try out that concealer! I've been trying to find one for some time now..hope it works just as well for me! :)

Carly said...

I want to try that concealer, sounds great!


Danielle said...

My friend did a youtube video featuring yours truly using that concealer to cover tattoos!

Raquel said...

Omg i've been looking for new makeup brushes! I've heard such great things about Sigma. I think i'll definitely get some :)

Britt said...

Ohh I am always looking for new nail polish colors. I will have to check Zoya out next time I am at at Ulta.

Kristen said...

i've heard so much about sigma and am in desperate need for some new brushes. thanks for all the reviews love!