Monday, July 5, 2010

My June Favorites

I actually had quite a few favorites this month, mostly because I was trying to purchase as few new products as possible! SOOOO.. I grew attached to these amazing beauty marvels...

First off, we have the Herbal Essences Body Envy Hairspray.

How to describe this stuff?? It's... well.. one of the best hairsprays I have EVER tried. Half-way through the day, after being in the musky, murky humidity and the brutal sun, you would think that any sort of attempt at nice hair that you accomplished that morning would have been demolished... BUT NO. Not if this miracle has anything to do with it!
It gives and keeps volume, it doesn't fall flat, and it smells delectable.. If it was tasty, I could eat my own hair because it smells so good! Don't get me wrong, theres a slight settling process that happens throughout the day, but overall, my hair stays perky and pretty alllllll dayyyyy!

Next, we have the Loreal Double Extend Mascara.

Okay, so at first I was a slight skeptic as to whether this mascara really was worth even trying, because I'm not an enormous fan of double ended mascara. I find that having two products attached to eachother for some reason makes them poorer quality?? I don't know, maybe thats just me, but I decided to reluctantly try this out.. and I was completely proven wrong. The primer is the main reason that I loved this mascara, and as I said in my video, if I could, I would buy it alone. It is amazing in every way. It makes mascara smooth on and wrap lashes up in pure lengthening delight. No other lash primer I've had has made me this happy or satisfied!
The actual mascara side is good! Not as good as the primer, but it does lengthen and thicken a reasonable amount. Enough to make me one to buy this again, and again.

The next lovely favorite is the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Bourbon.

This eyeliner has amazing pigmentation, an easy application, and insane staying power. When it says 24/7, it freakin' means it my friend. It won't budge one bit. It is a water and tight line must, because it's water proof, but is still contact safe! I've never had a problem with smudging or any other problems like that. Speaking of smudging, you better smudge it IMMEDIATELY after you put it on, or you won't be able to do it at all! After about 20 seconds of being on your skin, the eyeliner sets in place and won't move a millimeter, which I find absolutely wonderful!

Next favorites were two of my Stila High Shine Lip Colors in Guinevere and Wanda.

Both of these colors are gorgeously pigmented, and insanely, luxuriously moisturizing. I prefer them over any other lipstick I've tried, including MAC! Oh my.. I can't even describe how great they are. They have a delicious vanilla smell, and an insanely intoxicating color. They accent any eyecolor beautifully, and I'm definately going to be buying more :)


Next favorite is kind of a weird one, but it's the Burts Bee's natural toothpaste...

So, sadly I don't have a picture of it, but that dang toothpaste was my favorite thing this month DEFINATELY. BY FAR. Oh my, they whiten your teeth and make them gleam like pearls :D No joke, This toothpaste is insane! try it once and you'll fall in love...

Next, theres my new favorite cream blush, Nars Creme Blush in Cactus Flower!

Okay, so to be completely honest.. I absolutely LOVE this blush. I like it.. okay this is a big deal... I like it more than MAC's Ladyblush *GASP*!!! I know, I know! It sounds crazy, but this gorgeous hot pink has amazing gold pigments mixed in that give you that "I just ran a mile because I'm incredibly athletic and in great shape look". And don't we all want that?? Of course! It smooths on and blends like a dream.

Lastly, Poule De Luxe in Vanilla Lemon Pie.

This is a solid perfume that is so irresistably insane that I literally have been tempted to eat it it's so good. No joke this thing smells like heaven shoved into a tube. It's just the right blend of sweet vanilla and tangy tart lemon that creates a cocophony of delight. Smell it once in stores and you'll die of happiness.

So there you go! Those are my absolute favorites that got me through the month of June! Don't forget to go check out the video review of these products on my Youtube channel:
Or you could mayhaps follow me on twitter?? My account is, of course, Arose186!


  1. I'm now really tempted to try some of these products out :) Especially the Nars blush and Burts Bees toothpaste!

    You haveee to post a new video :D
    I'm looking forward to it :]

  2. I want to try the NARS blush now! It looks gorgeous!

  3. i want the Nars blush toooo! it's such a gorgeous color. I also want the lipstick in Guinevere. When i first saw it on here i didnt like it that much but in your video it looked super pretty.

  4. Hey! You're always so sweet and funny! Glad u're here on blogspot! :)

  5. You should try the Burts Bees lip balms they are awesome! <3

  6. hey! i would really love if you posted a makeup collection video and closet tour video on your arose186 youtube account. also good luck with aroundwitharose. ill be sure to watch!

  7. yes we want to see the closet tour and makeup collection! ... Angie. Also I will like to know if you have highligths in your hair. !! we need hair tutorials yours is beautiful!

  8. I think you convinced me to take a cream blush... And since there's no way to find Nars here, I'll go for a MAc one...
    Please visit my blog too!
    Thank youu

  9. Oh! women have a parallel world taht men don't know.
    Well, I think it's interesting... and I think we must take a look.
    Can we?


  10. OMG I love, love, love your blog! Hope you can check out mine sometime :)...

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  12. You're my number one source for beauty! :)

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