It’s our beauty products recommendations guide!!
It never fails, we can be chatting up a storm about our latest favorites or what we’re reading or wanting to read, comparing notes, planning buddy reads, but when conversation is flowing, we find ourselves discussing some of our other favorite things, too. Like make up! Amy is our resident nail-polish guru, and always up to date with the latest MAC collections (amongst others), I just found my holy grail makeup up brushes, bev is in LOVE with Korean skin care routines, and so on…
Even many of our favorite books trigger our make-up urges and chats! 😉
Grey: I am a total marathon reader… Sigh. And this is why Maryse and I are such good book buddies, well that and we have such similar book taste… And nail polish taste, and wine taste… And and and…
Lisa: Ahhhh. I wake up Sunday morning to not only a bevvie of book recs, but recipes and nail polish advice. Love you girls.
Shell: Love even more to come here and read what everyone is chatting about. All the other books girls have read and really liked, more bargains which you missed, eyeshadow and nail polish shades…
Amy: …the love of nail polish and makeup around here, the weekly release posts, and the fact that SO many of the books I read prior to finding this place were talked about here, and I was HOOKED!
Jean: I always love the banter between you and Maryse about your nail polish selections! Haha!
Michelle: I am a HUGE makeup addict and MAC is my favorite for years now. I have enough MAC to open a counter (really not kidding :/)…and nail polish is a weakness too.
Jean: I just have to mention and recommend Girl Crush by Stephie Walls again. If you are looking for something funny. I know Maryse and Amy will love all the references to OPI nail polish!!! …I loved! (Heroine is totally obsessed with OPI nail polish and she’s hysterical)!
Lisa: First line Friday….and this one’s for Amy….‘Flesh was a strange color for nail polish’. The The Player and the Pixie (Rugby Book 2) by Penny Reid & L Cosway.
Amy: I have a nail polish which has a delicious manly scent…it is yummy. I wore it not long after discovering the BDB books (from here, of course), and I kept sniffing my nails and thinking of them. Because I’m a weirdo like that.
Amy: I started Fighting Destiny (The Fae Chronicles Book 1) last night, and so far Ryder isn’t an alpha-jerk…he’s just a d!ck. And yes, there is a difference. But guess what? Guess what! The h, Syn, is an OPI nail polish addict!! Right away she mentions her OPI collection and wearing You Only Live Once (I’m pretty sure it’s supposed to be You Only Live Twice from the Skyfall collection, which I have and it is beautiful!) and PAINT YOUR TORON-TOES ROSE from the *gasp* Canadian collection!
Tasha J: I was thinking of buying new brushes and it’s been like 6 years since I’ve bought make up (which was overwhelming then), but now….I’m searching Sephora online and oh my GAH!! *throws self on floor and covers eyes* It’s too hard! What’s an elixir, bb cream, cc cream, oils/creams/waters?! And there’s a bazillion brushes and sponges and primers and EVERYTHING! I thought maybe I’ll try a diff make-up too. Bc there’s only two, it’s light coverage it says, but do they come with a brush? And it’s online only and there’s like 10 diff colors, and variations of colors. Wtf is a yellow undertone? I just don’t know! I don’t know what color my face is! *drags hands down face* And it’s not like my stuff before is bad (it’s bare minerals), but even that has a million products now.
bev: Tasha, you need Amy, Cheryl, and Maryse to set you up with a beginners tools and brands tutorial.
Maryse: bev I think you’re on to something for that tools and brands. We’re hooked on our favorites. I’m doing it. Just backtracking in our comments I can find our favorites and build it from there.
Leslie M: Maryse, what was name of those makeup brushes you loved that were wicked cheap?
Maryse: I’m making a list as we speak of all of our beauty recommendations. I’ll post the brushes on there, too.
Leslie M: Oooh, I like the sound of the beauty recs. Fun!!!
I’ve been asked to collect all of our holy grails into one big list as a reference guide (since most of our recommendations are hard to find via older post comments), so here it is:
OUR BEAUTY RECOMMENDATIONS:
- Foundations (and primers & powders)
- Skin care (moisturizers & toners & cleansers)
Other makeup stuff:
More to come…