Wednesday, May 1, 2013

April Beauty Favorites


I thought I was going to say every month "how fast time flies", but not today. Between having multiple essays, tests, and quizzes (sometimes even two every day of a certain week) April couldn't go slower for me and I'm glad it's over!
Now onto the miracle products that made me look decent enough to walk around in public while I felt like a zombie:

1. Essence Multi Action Waterproof  Mascara. I actually have a love and hate relationship with this one, but the past week it's been good and hasn't smudged on me, so I'll include it here. Some days it makes me look like a panda, other days nothing happens, and I don't really know why it works differently for me some days if I'm doing the same thing and using the same products. I guess I'll never know.

2. MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NW20. I can't live without concealer, and this covers up my dark circles almost perfectly. It can settle into the fine lines sometimes, but that's only happened to me a few times and it's nothing a swipe of your finger can't remedy!

3. Estée Lauder Signature Eyeshadow Duo in 02 Cappuccino. I didn't even wear eyeshadow for about half of the month, but these past weeks I've been reaching for this duo - I used the lighter color in the entire lid and the brown in the crease and I'm ready to go.


4. Leblon Lip Treatment. I haven't been wearing much lipstick either - I just always forget about it! I've always used this - my lips are so dry I need to have the medicated stuff!

5. Nivea Mattifying Toner. Ever since I started using this I've noticed my skin isn't as oily as it used to be, specially in the mornings.

6. Whoosh by Lush. I love Whoosh! It's required in my university to go to the gym twice a week, and I find this is the perfect pick-me-up scent after a grueling session at the machines! 

7.  Herbal Essences Paralísalos Conditioner. I didn't really believe in the claim that this product made (to actually straighten your hair) but it actually works! Of course it doesn't leave my hair like I'd just straightened it, but it makes my curls look more like waves and it even makes some locks of hair almost straight.  

Have you tried any of these products? What have you been loving this month? 

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En verdad pensé que iba a decir todos los meses "que rápido pasa el tiempo", pero no hoy. Entre miles de pruebas, controles y ensayos (hasta dos cada día una semana) Abril pasó demasiado lento para mí y estoy feliz de que se haya terminado!

Éstos han sido los productos milagrosos que me han echo ver decente mientras me sentía como zombie:

1. Essence Multi Action Waterproof  Mascara. En realidad tengo una relación de amor y odio con esta masacara, pero estas últimas semanas ha sido buena y no me ha dejado como panda, así que la incluiré. Algunas días funciona muy bien, otros horriblemente, y como hago todos los días lo mismo todavía no sé porqué. Creo que nunca lo sabré.

2. MAC Studio Finish Concealer en NW20. No puedo vivir sin corrector, y este cubre mis ojeras casi perfectamente. Lo que sí es que de repente se queda un poco en las líneas finas debajo de los ojos, pero solo me ha pasado un par de veces y no es nada que un pequeño retoque no pueda remediar!
3. Estée Lauder Signature Eyeshadow Duo en 02 Cappuccino. Ni siquiera usé mucha sombra por la mitad del mes, pero estas últimas semanas he usado este duo - uso el color más claro en todo el párpado y el café en el doblez y quedo lista para irme.

4. Ungüento Labial Leblon. Tampoco he estado usando mucho labial - siempre se me olvida! Siempre he usado éste - mis labios son tan secos que necesito algo medicado.
5. Loción Matizante Nivea. Desde que empecé a usarlo he notado que mi piel no está tan grasosa como antes, especialmente en las mañanas. 

6. Whoosh de Lush. Amo Whoosh! En mi universidad es requerido ir al gimnasio dos veces a la semana, y me encanta usarlo después de una sesión en las máquinas!

7.  Acondicionador Herbal Essences Paralísalos. En realidad no creí que iba a funcionar, pero de verdad alisa! Obviamente no me deja el pelo como si recién me lo hubiera alisado con plancha, pero hace que mis rulos se vean más como ondas y hasta deja algunos pedazos de pelo casi lisos. 

Has probado alguno de estos productos? Cuáles son tus productos favoritos de este mes?

17 comments:

  1. Wow these products look amazing! Thanks for sharing! Xo, M&K at brewedtogether.com

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  3. I like the mascara too. Maybe it´s acts differently because of the weather.

    xx

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    1. I hadn't thought of that! Thanks :)

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  4. Hi Monica, love the eye makeup. That palette is really pretty. :)
    Claudia P.
    http://claudiapersi.blogspot.ca/

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  5. Monica, your university requires you to go to the gym twice a week, amazing! Is it compulsory for all students? How do they monitor this? I think it's actually a brilliant idea, exercising was my life saviour when I was at uni!

    Also, is Whoosh a body gel/soap/jelly? What does it smell like?

    Blindly Beautiful

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    1. Yeah, it's compulsory for all students! Whoosh is a jelly that smells like lemon :)

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  6. That twin eyeshadow looks so nice!!!
    Love the blog.
    Please check out mine. Maybe we can follow each other?!
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    1. Sure! Followed you on Bloglovin' :)

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  7. Hi! While travelling in South America i found and used leblon lip balm. This is a perfect product for me. Im back in the Netherlands now and running out! Do you know where i can buy online? Thank you!!

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