In the midst of all the products I've been testing out, here are some that have proven to outshine all others! Some are used on a daily basis and some are whenever they're needed. Either way, I can't live without them at the moment!
Pantene Pro-V Beautiful Lengths Breakage Defense Conditioner - This is -hands down- my most favorite conditioner EVER. I first heard about it in a magazine when Gwen Stefani mentioned it because her hair stylist recommended it. It used to be from the Time Defense line before they revamped it into the Beautiful Lengths line. I just love the scent and how it makes my hair so soft and manageable. I feel my hair literally untangling in the shower when I apply it throughout my hair. I only apply it ear-length and down so I don't weigh down my hair. I'm about to go through my fifth tube. I definitely recommend it for any hair type!
L'oreal Ever Creme Cleansing Conditioner - On days I don't shampoo and condition, I reach for this! This new product comes from the sulfate-free line and claims to cleanse hair with less suds. I haven't ever tried the Wen Hair Care System, but I would think it works along the same lines? It's 25% shampoo and 75% conditioner, producing much less of a lather. Much like Wen (according to their infomercials I watch late at night :P), you have to pump a ton of product onto your hands and work it into your scalp and hair. When you rinse it out, your hair retains the moisture it needs from the conditioner. Sorry for the full-on review, but basically it really conditions my hair. I can't use it every time I shower because my hair gets too moisturized and eventually gets weighed down, but I reallllly enjoy using it between every 1-2 normal shampoo washes. It's an interesting approach to washing my hair and I'm enjoying the novelty of it!
Moroccan Oil - I love using this with my conditioner in the shower, on damp hair, or on dry hair. Once I get through this little one, I have a full sized bottle waiting in line!
Milani HD Advance Lip Color in Classy Nude - This pen-shaped lipstick is the perfect nude for me. It's super moisturizing and gives a "my lips, but better" effect on me. It's easy with no fuss!
EOS Lip Balm in Summer Fruit - I wasn't too big of a fan of this balm when I first bought it. There was so much hype around these funny-shaped eggs and was greatly disappointed when I applied it. It felt waxy and thick. However, I think mine had a funny outer layer because I love mine now! I grab for it every morning and night and it makes my lips feel soft and smelly so yummy.
Revlon Quick Dry Base Coat - My sister was shocked that I didn't own a base coat, so she went out and bought one. To my surprise, it worked wonders (ESPECIALLY on my horrible 2-day wear Chanel polishes) and I became a believer of base coats! I have to use this every time I paint my nails, otherwise the polish always chips within a few days. Try it out if you're looking for a new base coat!
Essie Quick-E Drying Drops - This product cuts the drying time by 80% or something ridiculous like that for me! Before I'd have to wait a painstakingly long time for my base coat, polish, and top coat to dry, but now it only takes seconds for it to dry altogether. I don't have to be careful or scream at people not to touch me anymore! haha
Garnier BB Cream - Love this still! I am intoxicated by the scent... which I think is their "apricot" scent and is somewhat similar to Bourjois Healthy Mix. It's a great moisturizer and really does even out my skin tone.
Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation - I use this almost every single day I wear makeup... about 99% of the time! It provides me with the matte and full coverage I like and it lasts all day long. I also think I love it because it matches my skin tone perfectly right now.
Maybelline Dream Matte Powder - I've hit pan. Keeps oil at bay. Can't be without it.
NYC Bronzer in Sunny - I use this almost everyday because I don't like the shimmers in my other bronzers. It works with my skin tone and is super cheap. What's not to love?
Eye look: Benefit Creaseless Cream Birthday Suit, WnW Penny, and Milani Baked Eyeshadow Intermix
These are the colors I use when I go to school or run errands. They look subtle while adding some dimension to my eyes. As much as I love all these tones together, Birthday Suit is really the star of the show. There has not been a SINGLE DAY that I have not gone without using Birthday Suit since I got it. I make all my eyeshadows work around this color and can't imagine what I would do if I lost it!
Congratulations if you actually read through all my thoughts!
Have you tried any of these products and how did they work for you?
What products are you loving at the moment?