Tuesday, March 1, 2011

February 2011 Favorites!

Hey everyone!

This month I've become obsessed with quite a few products. I'm going to post a more detailed video on my YouTube Channel, so I won't bore you with too many details here! I'll include links to make it easier for you to find these items online :)


Mario Badescu Botanical Facial Gel

This month I rediscovered my love for Mario Badescu's Botanical Facial Gel. I used this cleanser in high school and then COMPLETELY forgot about. Thank goodness I happened to see it online one night! This cleanser is not soap-based, so it doesn't lather at all, but it's really effective at controlling oil without completely drying out your skin. LOVE. You can buy it here!

Neutrogena Deep Clean Invigorating Foaming Scrub

Another skincare fav for February is Neutrogena's Deep Clean Invigorating Foaming Scrub. I don't know about you, but I really like it when skincare products just feel like they're working :) This scrub's menthol content gives it a really addicting tingly cooling sensation. You can buy it here!

Exuviance Moisture Balance Toner

One of the girls working at my Ulta store recommended this toner to me. I'm usually a sucker for toners with high salicylic acid content, but she insisted that I try a gentler toner this month. The Exuviance Moisture Balance Toner smells ridiculously incredible- kind of an apple-raspberry-floralish scent- and it's has miraculously helped control my oily skin this month. It's kind of expensive, but I've only gone through about 1/4 of the bottle in one month. You can buy it here!

Tarte Mineral Powder Bronzer in Park Ave Princess

Oh my goodness, I cannot say enough good things about this bronzer. This is definitely my holy grail bronzer, and I will have to do a more detailed review on it asap. Tarte's Mineral Powder Bronzer in Park Ave Princess is literally everything I could ever want in a bronzer. In real life, it's darker than this photograph, but the color is just the most perfect slightly shimmery bronze color. The powder gives good color without being so pigmented that your skin looks streaky, and the coverage lasts even in high heat and heavy humidity. Amazing, amazing, amazing. Do yourself a favor and buy this now

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero

I used to be a huge StyliStyle eyeliner fan, but Urban Decay has converted me once again. Urban Decay's 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero is the perfect black eyeliner Highly pigmented, smooth application, super longlasting, and just the right amount of waterproof-ness! It will stay on your waterline all day, but it comes off easily with makeup remover. I have these pencils in several colors, but Zero is definitely my favorite! You can buy it here.

Smashbox Lip Enhancing Sheer Color Lipgloss in Illume

Since spring is just around the corner, I've been reaching for lighter lip shades. Smashbox's Illume lip gloss is the perfect pinkish-nude color with just the right amount of shimmer. I'm not super crazy about the brush, but I love the texture and color of the gloss! I've been wearing this gloss almost every day! Buy it here.

Maybelline Great Lash BIG Mascara in Blackest Black

No matter how many high-end mascaras I try, I keep coming back to Maybelline. They just have the best mascaras for the best price. I'm currently in love with the Great Lash BIG collection, especially the color Blackest Black. I brush is ridiculously big, and the mascara builds volume and length without clumping or smudging. I highly recommend you go buy some!

Urban Decay Book of Shadows III NYC Palette

I have a problem. I cannot stop buying Urban Decay palettes, BUT I definitely do not regret buying the Book of Shadows III. First of all, the palette lights up! How cool. Urban Decay eyeshadows are so luxuriously siky and super pigmented, and I loved the mix of bright and neutral colors in the palette. I got another one of my FAVORITE 24/7 Eyeliners in Zero and Ransom along with their awesome Primer Potion. This palette was limited edition unfortunately, but you can still buy one here! Unfortunately, it's quite a bit more expensive than it originally was!

Nail Products

Essie Nail Polish in Turquoise and Caicos

It's been cold in LA lately, so I've been lusting for summer almost every day. I can only be excited about sweaters and boots for so long! I need sunshine! Essie's Turquoise and Caicos is such a pretty light turuoise. The coverage is slightly sheer, so I used about 3 or 4 coats to get it really opaque and beautiful. You can try it for yourself here!

Hair Products

Davines Nourishing Vegetarian Miracle Deep Conditioner

I'm constantly on the lookout for deep conditioners for my color-treated, dry, and damaged blonde hair. My hair stylist recommended Davine's Nourishing Vegetarian Miracle to me recently, and I really feel like my hair is much stronger and more resilient since I started using it. I love this formula because while it's super moisturizing, it is not greasy or heavy at all. It's so light that my stylist recommended using it EVERY time I washed my hair before my normal conditioner. Awesome product. Buy some here!

That's all of my favorites for now, but I will be adding some additional favorites to my video....so be sure to check it out and subscribe to my YouTube Channel!


  1. Nice favorites =) I've never tried Mario Badescu products before, but I really want to! Hopefully soon!


  2. that nail polish looks gorgeous! and I agree with you, I'm needing summer as well! :D

  3. Love your blog! Keep up the good work!

  4. I so want to try Mario Badescu products....and I love Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero my favorite. Thanks for following my blog :)

  5. Hi Doll:) Just ordered the Mario Badescu product ! I am sucker for anything that can control oil, can't wait to see your youtube videos:)

  6. Hi Ashley! Thanks for your compliment and comment on my site! I really like yours too!
    I want to definitely try that Tart Bronzer!!
    I too love love love Maybelline...NO OTHER
    mascaras compare at all!!! Keep up the good work and hopefully I will get my YouTube
    channel going soon! I love your photos so clean and crisp, good job!!! Keep in touch!!!!!
    XO Carrie

  7. hey hun
    thanks for checking out my blog
    i really like your as well
    i love Maybelline's mascaras to although even though i love Great Lash BIG Mascara i find it hard to remove and I am so with you i have been loving the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils their amazing ^_^
    keep up the amazing post

    *besos* AnaIveet

    check my youtube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/BellaBeauty119

  8. Great Favorites, smashbox lipgloss are my favorite


  9. turquoise and caicos is one of my current faves!


  10. Love the post. Neutrogena's Deep Clean Invigorating Foaming Scrub is one of the cheapest and most effective products out there; I use it at least 3 times a week! I'm definitely going to give Davine's Nourishing Vegetarian Miracle a try... my hair is dry and damaged, as well. Fabulous!

  11. I just bought the Essie turquoise & caicos, I love love love it! lovely blog by the way!

  12. I love love love Mario Badascu products! Love your blog! Please follow mine back! Thanks!

    Miss Nine West


  13. Great products;) ANd i like your blog ;)

  14. I have to agree, maybelline has good mascaras. I love them too. This is a great round up of products! And your blog is too cute.
    Thanks for following me. I did the same!:)


  15. Hey, thanks for commenting on my blog! I really like yours as well, I followed :) Mines is only new, but I'll be updating regularly, so follow if you like! :) x

  16. Love these kind of posts, thanks for sharing! Great nailpolish!

  17. Hi darling:)! great post! i like reading it so keep it up:) we're hosting a giveaway on our blog by the way!
    come and participate so you can win:)


  18. great post & blog, thanks for checking out my blog, I just followed you back xxx

  19. Great post! Your living in the city of my dreams so i´ll follow your blog for the latest updates hehe :)



  20. Thanks for the follow i'm following your blog too its really good :)and i love that nail polish colour xxx


  21. Thank you for reminding me to do my Feb favorites video! I love Neutrogena products! They really do feel like they are actively working. I love the tingle I get after I use their facial scrubs.

  22. it seems like a lots of great products!
    i Love the mascara nd i love the smash box (L)

    thanks for the comment on my blog,
    i have a new outfit, will you take a look?

    Xo model from holland

    everyday a new post .

  23. WOW so many products. I'm in between cleansers at the moment but the first product you reviewed sounds really good
    Thank you for the comment


  24. Great picks! I love Tarte but I have yet to try the bronzer. The smashbox lip gloss color looks gorgeous.

  25. Nice blog! Now i'm ur follower....

    Check mine out if you get a chance :)


  26. Dear Ashley,

    Thanks for visiting my page and leaving a lovely comment. The essie nail polish is such a lovely colour. Thanks for sharing and leaving useful links too to the products that you recommend.

    ME TOO! I also like cleansing products that feel like they are working hard (especially if it makes the skin tingle). But would you recommend the Neutrogena scrub as a daily use?

    Squeeze The Pug

    p/s: Following you back! :0)

  27. I have just come across your blog, its great!

    If you get the chance check out my blog: its new so I'm trying to get used to all this blogging stuff!!



  28. Your blog is so wonderful! I just love the preppy heaven! Now following! Maybe you would like to follow each other :)


  29. I LOOOVE Urban Decay, and I have that pallete, along with a few others. I also really love the lipsticks. Another brand quite similar to UD is Too Faced. Yep, im a makeup geek!



  30. Oh my gosh. I love the UD Book of Shadows III. I don't own it, but it looks so adorable, really just like NYC. I love Maybelline Great Lash, too. I haven't tried the big brush one, but my friend has and she loves it, so I'll probably pick that up soon. Great post!

  31. Thank you for your sweet comment, I appreciate it. :-*


  32. I love these favorites!! I love Urban Decay liners too, I have Bourbon but I really want Zero next!

    xo, Val

  33. Thank you so much for following me!
    I love your blog and followed you back ;)



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