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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

On My New-New: Beauty

Hey everyone!
If you've been keeping up with my blog then you know I was on bed rest for over a month. I am doing a lot better and while I am not 100%, I am cleared to do some light walking, driving (with a pillow), etc... After all that time in bed, I was ready for a change up. And I decided to start by trying out some beauty products I've been checking out for awhile.

When it comes to beauty, I am not a spontaneous buyer. I am very careful with make up and my skincare routine, so I always do A LOT of research before I buy anything. I read beauty blogs, youtube video reviews, etc... I keep a moleskin diary in my purse and while I am reading blogs, I write down any products that I think will be good for my skin and that way when I go to the store, I won't buy things that won't work with my skin type.

My moleskin diary filled with all my beauty notes.

My latest beauty buys were a mix of online orders, Sephora, and Nordstrom makeup counters. All things I have been reading about for quite some time now. You have plenty of time on your hands when you're just lying in bed.

All my latest beauty purchases

I have been hearing a lot about Real Technique brushes so I decided to give them a whirl. They are A LOT cheaper than Mac, Sigma, or Sedona lace brushes. For one of the packages its anywhere from $13-18. You can't even get one Mac brush for that price. If they work well, I'll definitely be a happy girl for the price I paid :).
Real Technique brushes ordered online

For skincare, I picked up a few new moisturizers and a beauty elixir. My Chanel moisturizer finished, so I decided to try out a couple new ones before I repurchased. I bought the Kate Sommerville Nourish day moisturizer, Origins High Potency Night-A-Mins for night time, and the Caudalie beauty elixir. 

I had been hearing such good things about the Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder. I actually have started using this one and so far I absolutely love it. I use it to set my concealer or corrector and it brightens my under eyes so nicely. I also picked up the Dior Amber Diamond highlighter. This is a perfect mix of colors for the summer to give that nice bronzy highlighted look. I cant wait to try it out!

My last purchases from Sephora were a few odds and ends that I've been wanting to try it out. A Sephora fan brush (Real Techniques doesnt make one), a beauty blender, and some L'OCCITANE hand lotion. I am a stickler about keeping my hands moisturized, so I like to keep a good hand cream in my bag with me at all times.

Then I headed to Nordstrom. I wanted to check out some Nars products especially their sheer glow foundation. I like a dewy look with my foundation and I heard this foundation does just that. I purchased the foundation, a concealer, one of their new satin lip pencils in a peachy nude color, a nude lip gloss, an every day blush, and got an orgasm cream illuminator as a gift with purchase.

My last stop before heading out of Nordstrom was the Dior counter. I love the Dior Addict lipsticks. They have such a smooth application and feel so good on the lips. They have such pretty colors out for spring/summer right now, so I picked up a bright pink color and a coral nail polish.

I will be using all these products for the next couple weeks and Ill let you know which ones I love and which ones miss the mark.

Stay Fab,
Sheri <3

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  1. Sheri , so nice to have net you @Nordstrom's makeup event @ Nars via Emilia @ DYL! I took your research to heart and replaced my brushes that needed replacing with Real Technique brushes too! Thanks for doing the leg work with the research.
    Gods best, Betsy

    1. Hi Betsy! Nice to meet you as well! I hope you love them! I use the buffing brush to apply foundation, it buffs it in so nicely!!


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