I am far from a beauty blogger, but every now and then I like to pass on some products that struck my fancy and made me say "ohhhhh...." as I was pleasantly surprised at how well they worked.
The first product is perfect for holiday parties. I put on this polish in preparation for my husband's company holiday party - and met up w/a friend beforehand. She was raving about how awesome it looked- and it is a steal at only $2.99 - Maybelline Color Show Metallics in Gold:
The second product that I figured would be a total dud based on some negative online reviews - but turned out to be a winner is Garnier's new BB Cream.
If you are new to BB Creams and are wondering what the fuss is all about - according to Wikipedia, these products are considered a "blemish balm, blemish base, or ....in Western markets, beauty balm"
The product is intended to be an multipurpose product which replaces serum, moisturizer, primer, foundation, and sunblock.
One of the main complaints is the odor. It does have a rather strong odor - but unlike what I've read, the odor dissapates rather quickly and you are left with a smooth, even dewy finish. I am very happy with the product. I first learned about it when Allure Magazine Best of Beauty #1 BB Cream. At only $11.99 - it is worth a try if you are on the fence :) I switched from my ridiculously expensive tinted moisturizer and am happy I did!
There are several more products I hope to post about in the future...hopefully some of you find this type of post helpful.
And, finally, congratulations to Rebecca Jo, winner of my NOVICA giveaway!! So many goodies to choose from!