March 4, 2011

Friend Friday - Beauty Products

Friend Friday
I recently joined the Fashion Beauty Friend Friday group created by Katy over at Modly ChicEvery week Katy puts together a set of questions and on Friday if you want to participate, you answer them on your blog and link back up at Modly Chic. 
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1. What's your favorite drug store makeup product and your favorite higher-end product?
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil (amazing range of colors, great price, and make your eyeshadow pop)  and NARS blush (so pigmented and literally lasts for years). 
2. Is there one type of product that is your go-to, can't live without?
Chanel Inimitable mascara. Plenty of drugstore mascaras get the job done (CoverGirl LashBlast, for one) but you cannot beat Inimitable. Absolutely the best mascara I've ever, ever used. 
3. What's the best hair product you've ever used?
TiGi Rockaholic Dirty Secret Dry Shampoo and Aveda Phomollient. The Dirty Secret is amazing for 2nd (or 3rd...) day hair. Revives it, freshens it up, and gives your hair more body. Phomollient gives your hair the perfect amount of control and texture without creating build-up. Aveda is my overall favorite hair line. I have never been disappointed in a product and I've used a lot of them. They're pricier but last a long time and are worth every penny.
4. Fess up, what's the worst beauty look you've tried to rock and look back at now with a little shame or apprehension that you actually did that?
Nothing comes to mind that I'm ashamed of. I probably should be, but I'm not. Jared says I should be ashamed of this hat:
...but I'm not. And I guess that's more fashion than beauty, but whatever. This is why I usually don't ask his opinion on fashion and beauty things. We tend to disagree. :) 
5. When it comes to beauty products, we all use the same basic products. What do you use that helps show off your personal flare and personality?
I take the same attitude towards hair and makeup as I do to fashion and life in general - I do what I want. Pretty simple, isn't it? If I want to wear glitter eyeliner (I do sometimes), or buy a headband with a huge honkin' peacock feather on it (I wanted to & did) or change my major in college 3 times (ok, I don't recommend that one actually, but I did it) then I do.






If you're interested in FBFF, go to Modly Chic for more information then e-mail Katy if you want to join the group!

40 comments:

Kayla said...

I have tried shamefully few of the things you named. I need to get on that. Also you rock the hat. Tell Jared to shut up and read Instyle to see what's going on.

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Joanne Faith said...

My boyfriend thinks I should be ashamed of my felt floppy hat. Boys don't get hats, I don't think.

I might try the Chanel mascara when my Napolean runs out (it's crap).

this free bird said...

i don't think you should be ashamed of that hat. it's the shiz!

Josie said...

Ummmm, I adore that hat. But don't tell Jared. I'm trying to stay on his good side so he'll come build me storage space in my dorm room.
xo Josie
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Natalia Lynn said...

I am gonna have to try the NYX products. I havnen't even seen them! Found you from the Modly Chich linky!

Anja said...

I think, you should wear that hat more often :) It looks really cute on you!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Ahh let's discuss Inimitable. Do you use the regular or the Inimitable Intense? I like Inimitables (don't think it clumps up too much) but am wondering if Intense is better and if it's generally better than other mascaras like Elizabeth Arden Ceramide complex mascara which is good.

Longest sentence ever...have a lovely weekend dear!

Lee Oliveira said...

Don't be ashamed of that Katie.
i want to see colourful hats of you sometimes

Lee

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

You know I just love hearing what beauty products people use, right? It's great research for my job :) Oh and I think the hat is adorable!

Have a great weekend, sweetie! xoxo

Closet Fashionista said...

Oh Chanel Mascara how I love thee...I've gotten 2 free samples and LOVE it but I can't bring myself to spend $30 on it :(
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silvergirl said...

Big Fan of the jumbo pencils as well and I love NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss
Brett

modanista junkie said...

OMG, me too!!! I joined about a week ago!!

p.s. love your fedora hat, which I'm sure you've heard me say it a few times before.

Happy Friday!

xoxo,
melrod

Erica Belle said...

I'm surprised you had luck with the Chanel mascara! When I used it for a review, it got dried out and clumpy after only a few uses! I wonder if maybe I got a bad batch?

Looks like everyone so far agrees with me, mascara is amazing!

socialitedreams said...

awesome post, loooove nars blushes :D they are so pigmented and rich

Vonnie
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Courtney Erin said...

I think you're totally rocking that hat!


xoxo ~ Courtney
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Cathy Benavides said...

I think you should rock your hat all the time- it's super cute! I just started getting into Aveda products, and I am pretty much in love. Control Paste and Confixer are awesome beyond words.

Elle Sees said...

I love finding new products! Thanks for sharing these. I gotta try out that mascara.

Fashion Momma said...

1. your hat is incredible. hush, jared! (pretty please)
2. I have GOT to try that aveda product! I love their line and how they are green and don't test on animals, and Lord knows I need some control. :)

Thanks for the tips and have a great weekend!

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

oooh, i've been looking for a good dry shampoo.

thanks for the reco! :)

Audrey Allure said...

Ooo I definitely want to try one of those NYX jumbo eye pencils!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

love the fedora! those eye pencils look great.

Megan said...

LOVE NYX jumbo eye pencils! they glide so easily and work so well!

have a good weekend girl!

<3 megan

la petite coquine said...

I love taking a peek into people's makeup bags-it's so fascinating!

Valerie said...

You shouldn't be ashamed of that hat at all! It looks adorable. What do boys know about it anyway? Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

Love Nars

XOXO,

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Jess said...

Hahah - the last question/answer made me laugh. You go girl!

Taj Acosta said...

I love that blush!

Raji said...

Such a great post, I really want to check out some of the stuff you mentioned, I miss the days of playing round with make up just for fun and experimenting
Also, the hat is awesome!

Mimi said...

nyx is an amazing brand! :D i hope you have a great weekend!

<3, Mimi
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Jess said...

I tried the Rockaholic Dirty Secret Dry Shampoo a couple of months ago when Ulta had it on special. The product was fantastic. I lived it a lot better than Psssst. Unfortunately, the bottle did not last long. Have you had the same problem?

sacramento said...

I kew you were the one to read on the subject, hehhee.
Fantastic answers my friend, as ever.
Have a grand weekend.
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Janine said...

I love those chunky eye pencils, and that hat is fabulous!

FashionJazz said...

Love your hat babe! Have a lovely wknd xx

Jess said...

LOVE dry shampoo! I can't live without it!

GRIT AND GLAMOUR said...

I really need to check out the NYX pencils. I'm just so lazy about doing my eyes!

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Oh to Be a Muse said...

lovely Katie! i definitely have to get on that dirty secret dry shampoo. sounds awesome!

MIXXED CULTURE said...

Isn't it funny how boyfriends always look at things so differently?
And you don't look bad in a hat.
I do. I look like a bloody fisherman!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Oooh I loved reading all your answers! Those jumbo eye pencils look like so much fun to work with! I might have to drop by CVS and pick up a few. ;)

shealennon said...

I've got to try that TiGi Dry Shampoo--it sounds like a lifesaver! And the hat rocks!! Silly boys.

Miss Caitlin S. said...

Nice, I always forget Blush exists so an investment in a good one would be a grand idea! And my favorite lip liner is my wet and wild jumbo one.. my lipstick is super expensive but I love that liner! And our boys don't really get fashion, hat looks great! Pretty, pretty as usual.