Monday, April 1, 2013


I've been using Soap & Glory Scrub 'Em And Leave 'Em a few times a week in the shower lately, and it has been making my skin feel so nice! I have pretty dry skin - especially in the colder months - and it has been removing all of my dead skin, and leaving me with nice, supple skin. I would definitely recommend this product to anybody who needs an extra little bit of exfoliation. After getting out of the shower, I have been using the Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter Body Lotion. I wasn't expecting it to be extremely moisturizing, because it's quite light... but oh my, was I pleasantly surprised! It has a really nice finish that dries super quickly, and leaves your skin incredibly moisturized! The smell is great too... a nice musky and florally scent. I used to hate anything with a hint of floral, but I have been loving this one!

I've been going through my Moroccan Oil  hair oil quite quickly lately, so I decided I needed to try something less expensive, to see if it would do the trick! I saw the Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Moroccan Sleek Oil Treatment (the name is sure a mouthful!) in the grocery store, and I decided to give it a whirl! I have to use a little bit more than I would of my salon brand one, but it has really been taming down my frizz and leaving my hair with a nice finish! A good product for the price.

For some reason, I can never seem to cover and conceal my dark, puffy under eye circles. I found the Physicians Formula Gentle Cover Concealer Sticks in 'Yellow' and 'Light' at the drugstore for only $4 for the two-pack, and they have been working wonders at concealing my under eyes! I would definitely recommend them if you are having a similar problem.

Four years ago I worked as a receptionist and graphic designer at a spa, and became addicted to the brand Eminence Organics. After finishing working there, and no longer getting products at cost, I couldn't afford my addiction anymore! At Christmas time my mother was having a tough time trying to figure out what to buy me, but saw on Facebook that I 'liked' the brand, so she went out and purchased me a few of the products! I hadn't tried the Eminence Organics Sour Cherry Whip Moisturizer before, but I am so in love with it now. It has a wonderful scent, and leaves my skin feeling incredibly hydrated. They are quite expensive products, but the nice thing about them is that you don't need to use very much product. I have the travel sized one, and I have been using it 1-2 times per day since Christmas, and I still have over half of it left. When you don't need as heavy of an application you can emulsify the product with a few drop of water to make it go a little bit further. There is no added water in the formula, so it really goes a long way. If you haven't tried any Eminence products before, and you like to use high-end skin care products, I would definitely recommend them!

My go to blush, in anticipation of spring time weather, has been MAC Frost Powder Blush in 'Style'. It's a very nice orangey-corally-pinkey colour that works really well with my skin tone. It has a nice finish, and gives my face a more fresh look.

I bought the Benefit POREfessional primer and have been using it daily all month long! It's pretty expensive, I find, but I don't need to use very much product. I only use it on my cheeks, where my pores are quite large. It has such a nice silky texture - it almost feels like velvet! I really have been loving it.

I have been using the Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation nearly every day, because I have been trying to use less of my MAC foundations, saving them for more special occasions and not every day. I did a full review of it here.

I put off purchasing the Urban Decay Naked Palette for a long time, because I didn't want to give in to the hype. I totally regret that decision! I haven't been using any of my other eyeshadows lately, because the Naked Palette really contains all the colours I would possible need. It's totally worth the hype!

My mascara routine lately has been a few coats of the Rimmel Scandal Eyes then the Maybelline Falsies layered on top. Individually, I wasn't a big fan of either of them, but together they give my lashes the perfect finish: no clumps! I

For my lips I have been using either the Maybelline Color Whisper in 'A Plum Prospect' or the Revlon Lip Butter in 'Cherry Tart' during the day, depending on what I'm wearing. They are both really easy-wearing lip colours, with nice, moisturizing finishes. They are both very buildable, so I can easily achieve the colour I would like with just a few strokes.

In the evening when I go out, I have been loving the Revlon Just Bitten Lipstain + Balm in 'Flame'. It's a really pretty colour, and I can tell I will love using it for all of spring, and likely into summer. It stays on my lips for so long, so I don't need to worry about reapplying into the night. I definitely recommend trying out the formula!


So there you have it! Those are all the products I was reaching for this past month.

I'm really bummed out, because I filmed a video of all these products for my deserted YouTube channel as well, but when I transferred the files to my computer, I noticed it was just a touch out of focus the whole time... nothing major, but definitely annoying when trying to watch!

What have been your favourite products of the past month?

xo Raquel


Jessie‘s LalaLand said...

The M.A.C blush looks gorgeous...
It seems everyone loves Rimmel Wake Me Up.. but I'm not a huge fan of its finish..
Oh and Maybelline Color Whisper!! I cannot wait for it launching in Sweden :D
ps. You have a lovely blog! I feel in love with it right away. ;)

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