Clarins Liquid Bronze Self Tanning (review) -- I've been using this every other night to give me some color on my face and décolleté. It's light and milky, and feels kind of refreshing. A great, gradual self tanner.
Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation -- True story: I needed a new foundation to match my newly self-tanned face, and I didn't want to spend too much money on one because I wasn't sure how often I was going to self-tan, or even if I was going to like doing it. So, I went to CVS and looked for the cheapest (or close to it) foundation and discovered this one for $6, plus I had some Extra Bucks, so it cost me $2. I hadn't done any "homework" on it, so I was buying it with only having read the ingredients on the back (I liked the fact it has titanium dioxide for sunscreen). I took it home and immediately slapped it on my face, and discovered it was a light, liquidy, comfortable foundation with light to medium coverage. It was a win! I've been wearing it almost everyday, and think it is rather great. The packaging, however, leaves something to be desired. It is a glass bottle with no pump that is narrower at the bottom than the top, so it is quite tippy. Chance of me spilling it: near 100%.
Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder -- I have already repurchased this powder. It gives a nice finish to the skin, doesn't look powdery, and it isn't drying. Inelegant packaging, but whatever. It works.
Too Faced à la mode Eyes -- This palette has nothing but shimmery shadows, so I have to supplement it with matte shadow from somewhere else, but I don't mind. The colors are so springy/summery and just feel right for this time of year. My favorite colors: Jardin (shimmery peach), Cannes (shimmery and sparkly copper), and Soleil (shimmery plummy brown). De La Mer (shimmery navy blue) makes a great liner color.
MAC Lipglass in Water Deities from the Alluring Aquatics Collection -- This is a very shimmery "light bronzy pink" (according to MAC). It has the signature Lipglass vanilla scent and tacky texture that makes it long-wearing. Gorgeous color. Pretty packaging doesn't hurt either.
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My Garden! -- The garden is looking lush and full now that all the plants are up. Plenty of spring flowers have been blooming over the past month, and it's really fun to see what blooms when, what starts growing when, and where I need to add more plants!
I'd love to hear about some of your recent favorites!