Monthly Favorites #72: February, 2017

February has been quite a busy month for me! Hopefully I can share the details soon.

On to my favorites!

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation (link goes to my review)

I posted about this recently on Instagram! I love how this foundation looks on me, but unfortunately it makes me quite greasy very quickly!


L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation (link goes to my review)

I like to mix the MUFE foundation with this matte foundation from the drugstore.  By itself, this foundation looks too matte – almost dry on me.  It looks much better when I mix it with something dewy!

Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray (link goes to my review)

I’ve been loving this sea salt spray! I love the price, I love the fine mist, and I think the scent is great too.

Hope you enjoyed seeing my favorites!

xoxo, K

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Favorites from 2016

Don’t you love seeing what people liked for the entire year?  Here are my favorite products from 2016.

If you are interested in seeing my past favorites, I have done an annual roundup for 201520142013201220112010, and 2009.

All links go to my reviews.


Best foundation:  Cover FX Custom Color Drops

This summer, I spent a lot of time diving. Because of this, many of my foundations were too light for me! Since I didn’t want to purchase a new foundation, I bought the Cover FX Custom Color Drops in  N70.  This is the shade “for medium to deeply tanned skin with neutral undertones”, and it worked out great to adjust my foundations.


Best face primer: Kao Sephora Prima Vista primer

It’s been a long time since a Japanese product excited me this much! This primer has been winning a lot of Japanese beauty awards since it was launched. I finally bit the bullet to purchase it, and it definitely makes my foundation stay on longer in the summer.


Best eyeshadow: Morphe 12S Soul of Summer eyeshadow palette

Ahh I wish I had been able to buy more Morphe stuff! This is a great eyeshadow palette with lots of every day neutral colors.  Even the blue-gray color in the right hand side works great on my eyes.


Best eyeshadow primer: Milani eyeshadow primer

I love how it keeps my eyeshadow from creasing.  I love the price, and I love that it is in a squeeze tube.  Definitely, this is the best eyeshadow primer at the drugstore!


Best makeup remover: MKB Aqua Cleansing oil

Surprisingly, this is a store brand product from Matsumoto Kiyoshi, a major Japanese drugstore chain. It is one of the cheapest cleaning oils available, and yet it takes off all of my eye makeup easily.


Best new skin care product: Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel

I bought this on a suggestion from a fellow blogger. This is such a great chemical peel and definitely worth the price tag.  My skin feels smoother and looks better every time I use it.


Best fragrance: Jo Malone Wood Sage and Sea Salt Cologne

Ah, if only Jo Malone perfumes were more affordable… This is such a wonderful scent which is feminine without being sweet or fruity.


Best hair product: Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray

Another year, another salt spray. Salt sprays are my go to styling product in the summer months. This year, I finally found a product from the drugstore which works! I also love how this smells.


What were your favorite products of 2016?

xoxo, K

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Review: Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray

Ever since cutting my hair short, I have been loving using sea salt sprays in my hair.  I always loved how my hair looked after I’d been diving, when I only had time to rinse my hair and not wash it completely.  My favorite sea salt spray is from Lush, but I picked up the Not Your Mother’s Sea Salt spray after seeing it at Target.
Not Your Mother's Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray


What it does: (from Ulta’s website)
It adds sexy, tousled waves and a light matte finish to any hair type. Infused with natural dead see salt and sea kelp this salon formula has you and your hair on the boardwalk all year long.


Price: Ulta lists this product for $6.20


Availability: This product is available at drugstores and supermarkets


What I thought:

I really liked this product.  The spray bottle was easy to use, and distributed a fine mist of product on my hair.  It smelled nice and did not become too sticky.  Also, this product is much more affordable than most salt sprays!


Would I repurchase?  Yes


Hope you enjoyed this review!

xoxo, K

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Monthly Favorites #61: January, 2016

Happy 2016 everyone! Thank you for continuing to read and support my blog!

I am so behind on blogging.  It is the middle of January, and I haven’t blogged since… December?  I have a lot of half written blog posts, so I’ll work on getting those done!


On to my favorites for last month!

Jo Malone Wood Sage and Sea Salt Cologne

A good friend gave me a sample of this and I LOVE it.  It is so different from anything I’ve ever smelled before, and it fits me so well.  Too bad Jo Malone is crazy expensive!

Jo Malone Wood Sage and Sea Salt


Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray

My love for salt sprays continues.  This is super easy to spray into my hair, and I love how it smells.

Not Your Mother's Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray


Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge

I’m really enjoying using this sponge. The flat side makes it easier to blend out than the Beauty Blender.

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge


Catrice Longlasting Eye Pencil Waterproof

I picked up this eyeliner when I was in Spain. It is the perfect dark brown, and it is also firm enough for a thin line.


What were your favorites recently?


xoxo, K

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