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Sanctuary Warming Microbrasion Polish

20 Aug

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I love reading the beauty sections in magazines about all the products that people use on a daily basis. One of my favorite websites for this (trolling someone’s makeup and skin routine and wanting to buy everything she uses is Into the Gloss). The ladies featured on there are super glamorous, um HELLO Alessandra Codinha, possibly the hottest woman in the world. They always have these international products that they’ve discovered and kept using because they work so well. 

My foreign obsession is the Sanctuary Microbrasion Polish. Its from Boots, so not crazy expensive or chichi or anything. Just a good old-fashioned warming scrub that leaves your mug gleaming like the day it was born. Ok, maybe the day after, because aren’t babies born covered in goo? I tried this stuff on whim in London last year and have not shut up about it since the day I cracked it open. It’s gentle, moisturizing, creamy, and satisfying to use.

You smooth this creamy exfoliator on your face (don’t worry, it doesn’t feel rough, it’s not trying to have discourteously have its way with your pores).  You’ll feel it warming up on your skin and opening up your pores. HEAVEN. You only need to leave in on for a few minutes (though, in my perennial quest to outsmart cosmeticians, I always leave it on for longer). Then you rinse off with warm water (if you’re like me, you’ll need a face towel to get it out of your eyebrows). Voila, a beautiful, clean, and moisturized visage.

 

 

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Stila Waterproof Eyeliner – HG Liquid Liner

20 Aug

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THIS.

Of all the eyeliners I have owned, Stila is the one that has failed me the least. You’d think I’m an Olympic swimmer with really greasy skin from all the eyeliner fails on my beauty dance card. But alas, I’m pretty sedentary as far as humans go and, I don’t know, maybe my eyelids are secretly greasy, but I can’t see any of it.

Anyway, enough about me. This liquid eyeliner has a thicker brush tip. I know some people prefer the skinny minnie brush. If that’s you, move along, genius make up artists, this liner’s not for you. I find that this slighly thicker brush allows me more control over the line I’m drawing (and the liner can still do the little cat-eye flick really well – subtle or Adele. You decide). Most importantly, it lasts all day. And I mean, ALL day. I wear it every day and I can usually just follow yesterday’s line if I need to touch it up and go. The color I use is Jet Black, which makes for a rich, sexy line. I want to try them all!
Stila Waterproof Eyeliner, $20