18 July 2014

Friday Favorites – Eyes, Lips and Nails

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Friday Favorites - Gelish, Mally, CoverGirl and Carmex!

Often times I have so much I want to tell you about, but due to my lack of time management skills and coming home from work exhausted, I just don't get the posts written.  That's why I have started Friday Favorites, where I will give you a quick rundown on products I am absolutely loving and really want you to know about!

Gelish Basix Kit

Gelish Basix Kit • $54.99 – Okay, so I have had this Gelish soak-off gel system for awhile now.  A long time, to be honest.  The first time I tried it, it was a disaster.  Was it the system’s fault?  No.  I simply can’t read directions!

I have a different role at work than I did a few months ago.  Basically, I open boxes all day, do planograms, unload palettes off trucks, etc.  I love it because I get all the exercise I need at work, but it is HELL on my hands.  After seeing it mentioned on Facebook I decided to use this system as a base coat for my polish.  I only apply the Foundation and the Top It Off, then apply regular polish over it.  It’s really helped keep my nails from peeling and to stop further damage.  Basically I apply it on Thursdays (my day off) and remove it a week later and start over.  The first time (this time around) it came out a little lumpy, but I am getting the hang of it! 

You can see what it looks like on its own here.  I also had it on when I swatched the entire OPI Mustang collection – can you tell?

Mally Starlight Liners in Golden, Caribbean Sea, Deep Violet, Ice Blue and Pink ChampagneMally Starlight Liners in Golden, Caribbean Sea, Deep Violet, Ice Blue, Pink Champagne, Espresso and Midnight

Mally Beauty Evercolor Starlight Waterproof Eyeliner in Caribbean Sea • $15.00
I have been obsessed with finding the perfect teal liners this summer.  I want a shimmery blue teal AND a shimmery green teal.  I found the green when I was given the chance to try Mally Caribbean Sea.  It’s the perfect shade and better yet, it stays all day!  You can purchase it on its own for $15.00 or as part of this amazing set from QVC – on sale for only $12.50

My hoarding tendencies have come out - I want to buy ALL THE MALLY EYELINERS! 
CoverGirl LashBlast Fusion Waterproof

CoverGirl Waterproof LashBlast Volume Mascara • $6.79 – Picked this up during my recent Walgreen’s trip because I needed a waterproof mascara, it was on sale AND it had a clipless coupon!  I figured I couldn’t go wrong… And I am amazed at this stuff!  I have used LashBlast in the past but I don’t remember it being this awesome!  See it in action on my Instagram.

Carmex Moisture Plus Lip Balm with Limited Edition PackagingCarmex Moisture Plus Lip Balm ingredientsCarmex Moisture Plus Lip Balm - Fab

Carmex Moisture Plus Ultra Hydrating Lip Balm Clear, Satin Gloss Finish • $2.69 – HOW CUTE are these Carmex lipbalms?  I always thought Carmex in the pot worked great, but smelled too strong.  Plus, germs!  Ew!  So when I was offered the chance to try these, I jumped on it!  I love the soft vanilla flavor.  I have one in each purse!  You can find them where Carmex is usually sold.  I just saw them at Walmart!

What are your favorites lately?
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