May 05, 2010

April Favorites.

Ok, so I decided to do a monthly favorites posts at the beginning of each month.
I really like reading what bloggers like the most and about their purchases and recommendations. Because honestly, I never buy anything expensive (especially makeup), unless I read some review or watch video review on youtube. It just helps me to make up my mind on whether it's worth it or not. And, most of the time I find out some good information on new products.
And now, let's talk about my April favorites. It's not a lot, but it works well. I will write down the name of the product and the price (not to brag), just so you guys can see that sometimes the price of a product, doesn't mean anything. I know many people who like only expensive makeup and would not buy anything cheap. However, nowadays, there are so many choices out there, that we can easily find good dupes of that high end brand for a much lesser price. So, I hope you guys will like this post.
And don't forget to leave a comment or ask questions!!!
#1 and I never thought that I would be saying this, but it's "Fantasy " parfume by Britney Spears. I love the smell!!! At the beginning I thought it was too strong, but it's a really wonderful smell. Sweet, fruity, very girly with a hint of sophistication. $14 at TJMaxx
#2 is Maybelline lipstick in Coral Crush. Perfect color for spring and summer. And it gives a lot of moisture to the lips. Target $6.99
#3 is ELFs mineral lipstick in Runway Pink. This lipstick goes absolutely with everything. It gives my lips a sort of nude shade. I like it a lot, since I can wear it anywhere: school, work, party, etc. $5.00
#4 is MACs GAGA lipstick. It's very pink! However, you can start from a small amount which will give you pinkish lips and build it up to a very pink color. Also very moisturizing! MAC counter at Macys $14.00
#5 is Maybelline mascara. It's called The Stiletto Voluptuous in very black color.The reason why I like this mascara is because it has a super curved brush, which makes it impossible to miss any lash and the price is trully awsome, Target $6.99!!!
#6 is my all time favorite makeup remover from Caudale Paris. I love this makeup remover! It's a cream and because I have a very sensitive skin, most of liquid removers irritate it. But this one works great! I use to buy Nivea cream makeup remover, but they discontinued it. So, I buy this one at Sephora for $26. A LOT!!! I know, but it lasts me for about 6 months! And I use it everyday!!!
#7 is my new favorite - Urban Decay primer potion. It works so good! I really like it. I bought it for the first time in April with one of my friends. She told me that hers didn't work. But then, I told her that once she applies it she has to wait like 30seconds for it to dry and then apply eyeshadow. She did so, and said that she will never go back to any other lid primer but UD primer potion!!! Sephora $18
#8 is my new liquid foundation. It's the Clinique even better makeup. This foundation is oil free (no breakouts) and makes my skin look super smoth. People in school and work noticed a difference in my skin. Sephora $24
#9 is Bare Minerals foundation in color Medium. I love it. the reason why? Well because this foundation is super light and I use it as my concealer over the Clinique even better liquid foundation. Sephora around $25.
#10 is Lancome Youth Activating Eye Concentrate. I didn't buy this, I got it as a free sample at the Lancome counter at Nordstrom. But this product prevents puffiness. I use it at night before bed if I know I have to wake up early. It really reduces puffines. I like it, It works.
#11 is my absolute #1 favorite in April!! ELF eyeshadow duo in Mocha Swirl colors. OMG!!! I cannot describe how much I like this product. The darker shadow I use all over the lid, and the lighter shadow I use under my brow to hightlight the look. It's sooo good!!! I got it at ELF online store for $1!!!!
#12 is two products: MACs "all that glitters" and "satin taupe" eyeshadows. I love MAC, but I used these two the most last month. I used "all that glittes" over the lid and "satin taupe" in my crease. I love the look it gives me. MAC counter at Macys $14 each.

And, just so this post would not be completely about make up, I decided to post a picture of my favorite book of last month. I actually got this book as a gift from the doctor I work for. This book is amazing!!! It's super easy to read too! When he gave it to me, I was like: is he serious??? But now, I'm happy I own it. It kind of teaches you how to talk to you patients, so that you would have a nice practice, and so people would like to come to your office. It also has chapters on how to collect money properly and how to deal with insurances. I know, strange, you would think?! But, trust me, it's helpful.

Ok! So, I hope I didn't bore you to death and that you will find some of my writing usefull. Let me know if you have any questions!!!

XOXO, Olya


  1. did you ever try other Caudalie products? I am tempted too but no one I know has used them before...
    I love EVERYTHING MAC ;)

  2. I bought the bare minerals kit a few weeks ago and I love it! It is pricey but the color matches perfectly. I like the elf color - I might try that!

  3. I just bought the bare minerals kit 3 weeks ago and I love it! I thought it was pricey but it's light and matches my complexion. Well worth the cost!! I like that elf eye color - I think I'll try that!

  4. i love the color of the middle lipstick!


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