Wednesday, July 2, 2014

June 2014 Favorites

Wow.  We're halfway through 2014.  Okay then.  Time for some recent favorites!

Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color High Gloss Nail Lacquer in Ahoy! -- This polish is from the Summer Escape 2014 summer color collection.  It is a pinky coraly dark peach that screams "summer" to me.  It's incredibly long wearing, and the brush makes it quick and easy to apply.

MAC Refined Golden Bronzing Powder -- The packaging is from the Alluring Aquatics collection, but the bronzer is a permanent color.  It is a warm tan that looks pretty glittery in the pan, but not sparkly on the skin.  It warms up my skin beautifully.  I love pulling the compact out of my makeup bag (well, out of the box the that I keep in my makeup bag -- I like to pretend it's brand new every time I use it).  I have to gaze at it for a bit before I use it.

L'Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Mascara (review)-- This mascara is still making my favorites list.  I just noticed my new tube says "Lash Out Butterfly" on it.  But the picture of the tube on the L'Oreal website says "Voluminous Butterfly."  Way to confuse the consumer, L'Oreal.

Revlon Colorburst Balm Crayons -- I think I'm a bit late to the party for these.  I thought they would be drying and not balm-y for some reason, but after trying Rendezvous (one of the balm stains -- it's a slightly shimmery orange) this spring, I decided I needed to try more of the different formulas offered in the line.  I now own Lacquer Balms in Demure and Coquette, Balm Stains in Honey and Rendezvous, and a Matte Balm in Elusive.  I'm really surprised how much I like Elusive.  I'm not a matte lip person, but I'm really enjoying this one!  They aren't as pepperminty as I thought they would be, either, thankfully.  If you haven't tried them, you probably should.  I'm just saying.

from left: Demure, Coquette, Honey, Rendezvous, Elusive

Detroit Tigers Baseball -- I am watching every game I can!  My favorite announcers are Rod Allen and Mario Impemba from Fox Sports Detroit.  A couple of nights ago, Rajai Davis hit a walk-off grand slam.  That is why you watch the game until the last pitch.

Whoo hoo summer!

P.S.  I didn't include any eye products because I've been using so many different ones, that I couldn't decide on any favorites!


  1. The first half of this year just sort of flew by, right? I still haven't tried any of the Revlon balm crayons so I guess I'm REALLY late to the party. Rendezvous and Elusive do look pretty nice though.

  2. That bronzing powder looks great! It would be too dark for me though. I really wanted the lighter contour/bronzer/powder they had in this collection but my MAC was all sold out. Love the packaging on them too.

  3. Yeah, um, I bought both bronzers... The dark one is great for now when I'm self-tanning. Stupid LE stuff selling out.

  4. I wish I had tried them sooner! lol

  5. I really was surprised how smooth the matte formula is. Doesn't tug on the lips or anything.

  6. I love Rod and Mario! My parents have Fox Sports Detroit in Windsor and I really miss not having those games in Toronto! The bf and I will be going to the Tigers/Jays game in TO in August- can't wait! And great favourites picks- I have all of these Revlon pencils except for Coquette and love them all :)

  7. Oh you lucky girl! Going to the Tigers vs Jays game should be so much fun! (I don't have plans to go to any games this year, but I'm happy with watching the games with Rod and Mario at home.)