01. 05. 2011

Hello ladies! Happy May! It was an awful, wet and cold April. I am looking forward to May in a big way! More sun, warmth, and of course…flowers! 🙂 I really get into gardening, and my lavender is already green again and growing and so are my Irises! I love growing my own herbs and different flowers. I will definitely share pictures along the way this spring and summer!

I wanted to pull together all of the items I have been using pretty much daily so you can get an idea of what I am “obsessing” over at the moment.

Dish of Obsessions!

  1. DDF Oil-Free Moisturizing Dew: I have finally found my HG moisturizer in this. It was a 100 point perk on Sephora.com, and it sounded interesting. Before using my points on it I read the reviews and people with oily skin were RAVING about this product. I knew I had to try it after that, being an oily/combo skin gal myself. This stuff feels amazing on the skin. It never feels greasy or oily or anything like that. EVER.
  2. Guerlain Meteorites Primer: I have already reviewed this here, but cannot say enough how much I enjoy using this product. And use it I do, every single day. I really feel like this gives my skin that added boost of luminosity and smoothness.
  3. Tarte Amazonian Clay foundation and MAC Pro Longwear Concealer: My HG foundation and HG concealer are never far from reach. After trying numerous of each, I have finally settled into happy land with these two essentials. Let’s face it, if you don’t have these two right, you can’t be fully happy with your makeup, at least I can’t!
  4. MAC Quad: I finally got the brilliant idea that keeping all of MAC shadows in 15 pan palettes is great for saving space, it isn’t the most conducive to using the shadows on a daily basis. So I took four of my favorites and plunked them into this quad. I don’t use them all together, but sometimes I do use just this quad for my eye makeup. Patina is great all over the lid in a rush. I love using Nylon on the upper lid and blending Mystery halfway onto the lid and into the crease for a grey smokey look. Soft Brown can and is used in many, many looks to blend out harsh edges.

    MAC Shadows L-R: Nylon, Patina, Soft Brown, Mystery

    T-B: Stila Kajal Topaz, MAC Sharkskin, JK Dewy Glow Rose Gold

  5. Jemma Kidd Dewy Glow: Although more recent to my collection I can already say that I am 100% in love. After trying it out I promptly returned Amber Diamond as this gives the same effect but in my preferred texture! Those of you who prefer creams and liquid highlights to powder will definitely want to give this a go! I got it in the shade Rose Gold.
  6. Stila Kajal Liner in Topaz: I have never really liked white on the waterline (except certain special circumstances and looks) I prefer more of a nude liner there. Having struggled to find something to stay the course on the waterline I finally settled on Topaz during the latest F&F sale at Sephora. I have used it everyday since and I am so impressed with the staying power! Keep in mind that my eyes are not watery and I don’t suffer from allergies so this may affect your results if you do.
  7. MAC Sharkskin Shadestick (Disc.): Found at a CCO in Orlando earlier this year. I had wanted it for some time and was delighted at finding it. I recently re-discovered it upon digging through my collection one day. I use an eyeliner brush and swipe it on my eyes. I have no problems with it staying put. Much more brightening than a black liner!

    Tarte Clay Blush in Flush

  8. Tarte Clay Blush in Flush: Ahh, long lost love. When I first discovered my love for these blushes back in February I went on a spree and snatched up 6 shades right away. To my dismay I haven’t had a chance to play with all of them that much because, yes, I have several other new blushes to try as well. Flush is gorgeous! It was one of the first two I chose (the other being Tipsy) for good reason. You should check this shade out if you haven’t already!

That wraps up my current obsessions, save for two things: my new favorite mascaras! I am saving those for a separate post, coming right after this one! I can’t wait to share these with you guys because I am really excited about these two products!

Do we share any obsessions? What products do you find yourself reaching for day in and day out?

12 responses to “My Current Obsessions”

  1. Jessica says:

    We have very similar taste in makeup products! I’ve been rotating the darker winter shades for brighter, spring (and dare I say summer?) shades myself.

    I keep seeing the Tarte Amazonian Clay foundation on QVC.com and I think I’m going to have to spring for it!

    ♥ Jessica

    • I know! I love that someone else out there has the same tastes as me! Whenever I read your blog I think, “I would so wear that” or “I wear mine like that too” It’s great fun!
      You should definitely give the tarte foundation & brush set a go. I have been using it just about every single day since Feb!

  2. Tiffany says:

    The DDF moisturizer sounds nice. I have super oily skin and I always have a hard time finding one that moisturizes but doesn’t make my face any more oily than usual. I’ll have to look more into this one! Also, Tarte Flush looks gorgeous and I can’t wait to make Jemma Kidd Rose Gold mine after P10P! 😀

  3. Lady says:

    Need to check out those MAC shadows! i def agree putting them in 15 palettes, I tend not to use them at all….got to check out the DDF also at Sephora ASAP!
    Thanks for sharing

    • Can’t wait to hear what you think of the DDF moisturizer. I didn’t expect a whole lot going in and was pleasantly surprised! Thanks for rec. Dream Matte, I picked some up at Walgreens tonight 40% off, gotta love a sale!

  4. 25FLONDON says:

    I definitely need to give the DDF moisturiser a go – is it the gel type? In the summer I get crazy oily, so I’m looking for a moisturiser that isn’t too heavy, creamy or sticky.

    Can’t wait for my Dewy Glow to come through the post – it’s been ages.. I hope I get it soon! & I have Topaz, but it looks odd on me. Mostly because I can never seem to get it to not get stuck in my lower lash line?! Annoying!

    • I would say the DDF does have a gel like consistency, but it isn’t really a gel. It def. is not the typical “lotion” type moisturizer either. It feels very light.
      Ahh, Dewy Glow!!! I am in LOVE with this stuff! I am so glad I ordered it after holding out for so long. You are really going to enjoy it, I can already tell!

  5. reaaally wanna get the tarte blushes.. they look so bright and beautiful!

  6. Kia says:

    Now I want the DDF moisturizer and tarte blush. Stop enabling me!

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