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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Third Trimester Beauty Favorites (July, August, September)

Today feels like a Wednesday...I'm a little behind schedule but better late than never, right? Here is my third trimester favorites post for 2013. Since I just can't do them every month, the trimester favorites is much more manageable. As always, if I've posted a review or have additional pictures, they will be hyperlinked.

Face / Body / Hair

1. Aussie Moist Conditioner. Love the smell. It smells fruity and sweet like a tropical smoothie. It's also very moisturizing.
2. L'Occitane Pivoine Flower Shower Gel. It smells so good, like a real flower. Soft and floral.
3. theBalm TimeBalm Skincare White Tea Almond Microdermabrasion Face Exfoliating Scrub. It smells nice and the scrubby beads are not too harsh or too gentle.
4. Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Cleansing Pads. Works like a makeup remover and facial cleanser in one.
5. NYX Eye & Lip makeup remover. Gentle and effective for even waterproof makeup. Only problem is the bottle is kinda small.

Face Makeup / Eye Makeup / Fragrance

1. Missha Cho Bo Yang BB Cream. Medium to full coverage. Natural finish. Has a bit of an ashy overcast but I still love using it as a base.
2. L'Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder. I loved pairing this foundation with the Missha Cho Bo Yang BB cream to counteract with the ashy overcast and give a bit of warmth to my face. I don't like it so much on its own since the coverage is light.
3. NYX HD Photogenic Concealer. Been reaching for this concealer almost every day. Has great coverage and last all day.
4. Yves Rocher Cream Eyeshadow Bronze. The color is gorgeous. The formula is great as well.
5. Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Crayong Blacquer. Best gel liner I've tried to date. I'm afraid that when I'm done with this sample, I might actually give in and buy the full size. It's really growing on me now.
6. Fyrinnae Eyeshadow Shenanigans. Love all the Fyrinnae eyeshadows I got but this is the one I'd wear most since it's a neutral color. This one is a beauty and needs to be seen in person to be truly appreciated.
7. Smash Cosmetics Pulchritudinous. Ok the spelling got me and I can't even pronounce it. Other than that, it's a lovely shade of mauve with a subtle gold shimmer. So flattering and easy to wear. Hope to post the review soon.
8. Versace Yellow Diamond. My new favorite scent. The perfect balance between citrucy, floral, with just a little hint of fruitiness. The scent reminds me of fresh flowers.


1. Jordana Twist & Shine Moisturizing Balm Stains Nude Chic. These are the 3 shades I've been reaching for the most. Be sure to check the review if you haven't already. 
2. Jordana Twist & Shine Moisturizing Balm Stains Terra Crave
3. Jordana Twist & Shine Moisturizing Balm Stains Honey Love
4. Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick Shine Berry Couture. Light-weight and pigmented. Love this color. 
5. Yves Rocher Grand Rouge Rose Hale. The formula is fantastic, luxurious, and pigmented. The shade is a great every day pinkish nude color. 

Nail Polishes

1. Butter London Scuppered...I wore this polish with some green glitters on top and I just couldn't take my eyes off of my nails.
2. Wet N Wild Atten Hut! A stunning and unique shade of textured green.
3. Zoya Pixie Dust Dhara. Gorgeous bright and coral with some gold shimmer. I love all the Zoya polishes I got but this is the one I truly got to enjoy this past trimester.
4. Nicole by OPI Grumdrops Cinna-Man of My Dreams. Stunning and unique. You need this polish!
5. Nicole by OPI Grumdrops My Cherry Amour. I can't get over the holo shimmer in this deep berry textured polish.
6. OPI Alcatraz Rocks. Yep more textured polish. Another lovely favorite that looks so much prettier in person.
7. OPI Peace, Love, & OPI. A must have for a duochrome and nail polish fanatic.
8. Kleancolor Salsa Much. Layer this baby over a black nail polish and your nails will look drop dead amazing.
9. I Love Nail Polish Ultra Chrome Mutagen. It glows like kryptonite! The colorshift is mesmerizing. So in love with it.

10. Rimmel Metal Rush Bronze Princess. Another new duo-chrome favorite that shifts from greyish mauve to olive green. Quite a unique color I must say.

Other Favorites I Almost Forgot To Mention

Ardell Color Impact Demi Wispies Blue. Colored eyelashes are the next best thing to eyeshadows. 

Missha Masks. Beside the scents, I can't really tell the difference in the effect between the Pure Source and the Real Essential masks. The scents are pleasant and easy on the nose. I love both. They are very moisturizing and make my skin feel so good, soft, and supple afterward. I need to restock on these. They also make me feel very relaxed when I'm using them cause they have a cooling effect.

So this sums up my most recent favorites. Thanks for checking.


  1. Great stuff but I am in love with the duo chrome nail polishes!!! I need to get some of those, I really like #7 and #10 :)

    1. Cool beans, you should still be able to find them in store.

  2. oh im addicted to masking lately hihi =) mis u!

    1. I like using masks but I like how the Asian mask make my skin feel so good

  3. I've been wearing the jordana balm stains a lot lately too, and those are my favorite shades as well. I have found that I like the others more if I top them with the nude, it tones down the brightness and makes them more wearable while still keeping the stain underneath. Soft pink was especially bright compared to the tube but with the addition of the nude shade it's almost exactly the color of the tube.

    1. oh I never thought about layering them that way but glad you found a way to make it work for you.

  4. i'd love to try that nyx concealer :)

  5. I am so terribly confused. When I'm on your google + profile it lists this post as a pregnancy post...yet I see no mention in the post or anywhere else anything about you being pregnant? LOL, am I crazy? Or, should I just assume google pushed it to "pregnancy" category just because of the title you used? Sheesh! ANYWAY! The Zoya Dhara polish is calling my name. I want to get a lot of their pixie dust polishes but have kind of put myself on check with polish purchases. But, it really would be perfect through the month of October!

    1. It is weird. I am nowhere near pregnant. I've been a virgin for the past couple years, lol. I pounced on the Pixie Dust on that last promo that they had and got all the ones I wanted, lol. Seriously addicted.

  6. You picked some really great polishes for this round! And the masques sound so relaxing. I really need to restock on masques before the hectic holiday season starts up.

    1. Thanks. I think half of my favorites always end up being nail polishes lol.

  7. I seem to always buy polishes because of your posts. I have Cinna-Man of My Dreams, OPI Alcatraz Rocks and Peace & Love by OPI.


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