March Beauty Buys

March Beauty BuysThis week was a little more focused towards makeup, I’ve just been having some pretty good luck with what I’ve been using so far, and don’t want to rock the boat. There are some products I have on mind that I want to try – I just haven’t been able to get my hands on them yet! Anyways, over the past month these three products have been on constant rotation since I purchased them, basically using them everyday, I just can’t get enough.

March Beauty BuysHello lip gloss! I tend to be particularly picky about my lip glosses. I can’t explain why, I find that some are too sticky, and I hate that, and for the most part, I think a lot of people feel the same way! This was recommended to me from a friend, and I’ve become obsessed – it’s the perfect nude and it’s called beige. Good job NYX!

March Beauty BuysNow this highlighter, oh my god. Really? Could it be anymore beautiful? I really don’t think so. I love creamy products, they are awesome for the summer because they give that absolutely gorgeous dewy sheen that I’m always after…even as an oily skinned girl! I absolutely recommend it to anyone, and the tube will probably last for a lifetime.

March beauty buysLastly, this contour kit. I finally took the plunge and got myself one. For a while I had been thinking about getting the Anastasia contour kit, but when this one came out, I knew this was the one I wanted. The shades are buttery soft, and blend in so beautifully. It just has all the shades I need to accomplish the perfect contour.

Easy Stuffed Peppers

easy stuffed peppers
Once in awhile, when school isn’t kicking my butt, I like to help around in the kitchen. Although I don’t do it often, I think cooking is somewhat soothing, and eases my head of anything that I may be stressing over. This past weekend, my mom and I found this great recipe for easy stuffed peppers which we obviously needed to try ASAP. Not only were they super delicious, but they were healthy as well. For a quick and tasty treat, I would totally recommend!

We did add ground turkey for some extra protein as well
If anyone decides to try them out, take a picture and upload it to instagram or twitter with the hashtag #thebrunettebitrecipeeasy stuffed peppers easy stuffed peppers easy stuffed peppers

February Beauty Buys

February beauty buysI luckily discovered these three products towards the end of the month of February and they have quickly transitioned into my holy grail, most coveted products – that’s saying a lot isn’t it? I say this hoping that you guys will possibly take a chance and try these three new products out. Or if you’re willing, offer some new options for me to try – I’m always on the hunt for new products to give a go.

February beauty buysThis winter has been particularly harsh towards my skin. I usually deal with combination skin, with an extremely oily t-zone. But lately, I’ve been trying to deal with normal to even dry skin, which has been a new challenge. I have the luxury of working at the Body Shop and being able to try our products – but unfortunately nothing was cutting it for me. That’s when I stumbled upon an article where Jennifer Aniston swore by the Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer. I know of course that she is the spokeswoman for it – but I decided to give it a go, and oh boy was it worth it! My skin is no longer suffering from dry patches, and it’s looking more radiant that before, plus it has an spf 15 which is just perfect for the winter weather.

february beauty buysI have been a big fan of Real Techniques brushes, not only are they much more affordable for a student like me, but they are great quality. While out running errands, I picked up the flat top stippling brush and I don’t regret it one bit. It’s been great in applying my foundation flawlessly. It doesn’t create lines when blending and the brush itself doesn’t hold onto the product, making me use a lot less. It’s just been a great brush that has reduced makeup application time, which is perfect when rushing to get out the door and get to class on time.

February beauty buysI have always loved the idea of attaining perfect beachy waves, but I just haven’t been able to find the perfect product for my hair… until I found this TRESemmé’s sea salt spray. It has been a lifesaver on days that I have no time to put too much effort into my hair, but it still allows me to look presentable. I think what definitely lets me hop on board with this product is how inexpensive it is – a totally awesome drugstore find that I recommend 100%.

Any recommendations that I need to try next month? Let me know in the comment section down below!!

January Beauty Buys

Lush tonerI am constantly looking for new skincare products to try, and while I love working at the Body Shop, my entire skincare regimen consisted of Body Shop products, which are amazing, but I do like variety. So, keeping with the much more natural trend, I looked into Lush, and what they had to offer. I didn’t want anything that was going to be similar to what I already owned, so that’s when I found, this. First of all, it’s amazing, and is great for these winter months, giving that extra needed hydration without making me any oiler, and that is a complete bonus.

DSC_0125Everyone knows that doing a cat-eye with your eyeliner can be really tricky if you’re new to it. Let’s be real, it’s even if you’ve been doing it for years. So when I was watching a couple blogs by heyclaire, and saw her raving about this Milani eyeliner, I knew I had to try it. She’s a professional makeup artist…you can’t go wrong with that. It’s a great eyeliner, and has made the eyeliner application that much easier and faster for me because it is so precise.

MAC paint potI have many days a week (hello 8:30am classes 3 times a week) when I’m just super lazy to put makeup on…even though I look like a complete zombie. So I really try and make the process as easy as possible. That’s where this guy comes into play, MAC’s paint pot in Groundwork. I do not have the time to put a lot of emphasis on my eyes, so I just sweep this on, and put on eyeliner and I’m good to go. This lasts ALL day, it’s amazing, and the colour intensifies my eyes just a little bit so that the eyeliner isn’t too contrasting against my pale skin, everything just looks a little warmer.

Let’s try something different

DSC_0166Good afternoon wonderful friends, occasional readers and followers! I’m trying something different today and asking you guys what kind of posts you’d like to see from this blog, I have some ideas of what I want to put out here, but am always willing to hear your opinions!!