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At the end of every month, I like to revisit the products that have been near and dear to my heart.  Here are the standouts from the month of April.

Milani Eyeshadow in Lily White.  I was cruising down the aisle in Walgreens when I spotted this beaut.  I immediately thought of using it as a highlighter, so I purchased it.  I can’t wear eyeshadow because it bothers my eyes, but I LOVE this as a highlighter.  It’s shimmery and gorgeous.  It adds just the right amount of glow on my cheekbones and I haven’t touched another highlighter since I bought this.  Perfection.  Read more here:  http://www.milanicosmetics.com/p-129-runway-eyes.aspx#!prettyPhoto%5Bgallery1%5D/0/

Dove Creme Mousse Body Wash.  This stuff is amazing.  I swear I’m not affiliated with Dove…I just really love their products.  I’ve gone through a couple of bottles of this and it’s just so nice.  Soft, smooth, lathers really well, and the scent is to die for.  Can’t say enough good things….just adore it.  Read more here:  http://www.dove.us/Products/Bar-Body-Wash/Body-Wash/Creme-Mousse-Deep-Moisture-Body-Wash.aspx

Tanya Burr Lip Gloss.  Oh.my.gosh.  These are fantastic in every way that a lip gloss could possibly be.  Tanya is a well known Youtube Beauty Guru that also happens to be a makeup artist.  She now has her very own line of lip gloss and nail polish.  I order from Feel Unique, which is based in the UK.  They won’t ship the nail polish internationally, but they can obviously ship the lip gloss.  I bought two initially to try and I’m hooked.  They are glossy, SUPER pigmented, and they smell like strawberry candy.  They also last quite awhile on the lips, especially if you wear them over a lipstick.  I am in love and just last night, I found out Feel Unique had restocked all of the colors in the range.  I ordered 7 more.  LOVE.  They sell out quickly, so get the color you want while you can.  Get them here:  http://www.feelunique.com/p/Tanya-Burr-Lip-Gloss-38g

So, as you can probably tell…I love blush.  In fact, I am borderline obsessed with it.  I buy it constantly and while I love lipstick the most…blush is a very close second.  Let me introduce you to my new love.  It’s Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush in the color, Tipsy.  First, I have to ask…where has this been my whole life?!  It’s a peachy coral, but bright enough to give you a natural flushed look.  It looks bright..aka scary…in the pan…but, I promise it’s not once applied.  It’s a simple “I just ran a mile” flush yet with no sweat.  Makes your skin look healthy, glowy, and just alive.  Gorgeous.  It does wear for 12 hours, but honestly most of my makeup does.  I never touch my face and use a setting spray…works wonders.  I haven’t stopped using this blush since I first tried it.  I bought another one today in the shade, Glisten.  See?  I have a serious problem.  I swatched Glisten in the store and it’s beautiful.  I’m certain I will be writing a review on it soon.  Read more about this blush here:  http://tartecosmetics.com/tarte-item-Amazonian-clay-12-hour-blush

Ok, so this last item took awhile for me to love.  In fact, it took roughly a year.  Last year, every Youtube Beauty Guru was raving about Estee Lauder’s Bronze Goddess.  I took a sniff when I saw it in the store(don’t you just love how the women at the perfume counters attack you?!)and thought it was just “meh” to me.  Nothing special and certainly nothing I wanted to spurge on.  However, it was just something I wanted to love.  I smelled it again about a month ago and it was instant love.  I bought it on a whim and gave it a go.  Wore it for the following two weeks after that and received multiple compliments.  Some say it smells like a holiday in a bottle, some just say coconut, but I say it smells rich.  Sophisticated, sexy(because of the woody base notes after the initial dry down), clean, and just glamorous.  The bottle is sleek, gold, and elegant.  I have the same version that was out last year and I’ve been told that this year’s version smells the same.  I love any and all things coconut anyhow, so this was right up my alley even when I didn’t realize it!  Read more here:  http://www.esteelauder.com/product/9781/30195/Product-Catalog/Fragrance/For-Women/Bronze-Goddess/Bronze-Goddess/Eau-Frache-Skinscent/index.tmpl

That concludes all of my favorites for the month; hope that you enjoyed this post!  I always enjoy reading what others are loving too.  If you have any recommendations or if you’ve tried any of these products..let me know what you think!

 

xo,

 

Shana

 

 

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