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Five Favorites: January 2013

By Kellabella @kellabel
It's the end of the month (already) so that means time to pick out my 5 most used and favorite products of the month. I always like writing these posts even though it sometimes can be challenging to pick only 5 products. However, if I didn't give myself a limit I would probably end up with too many. Yea, so that's why I always do just 5, if anyone was wondering :)
Wet n Wild Ultimate Brow Kit

Five Favorites: January 2013 This is the only brow kit I will use on my eyebrows. I have medium brown brows, so the middle shade is perfect. The bottom shade is obviously too dark, so sometimes I will use it as an eyeliner.  I like the wax because it keeps my brows in place while giving them that neat put together look. This kit comes with a small brush, tweezers and a mirror that slides out. I don't use the brush or tweezers only because I have my own set I really like. With Wet n Wild being amazing as they are, this only costs $3 or $4!  I ran out of it about 6 months ago and really thought they stopped making it. Then I saw it in Rite Aid and almost had a heart attack I was so happy. I bought 2 of them!
Too Faced Tinted Beauty Balm 
Five Favorites: January 2013 I've only used one other BB cream and that was Garnier's BB cream. I bought that one last year and fell in love with it and have been using it ever since. I recently got to try a sample of the Too Faced BB cream and really liked this one too.  I decided to buy it, plus I've almost used up my Garnier tube. It comes in just 4 different shades which might be an issue for some depending on your skin tone. Thankfully Nude Glow was perfect for me. I like this because it gives you some coverage (but it's not too heavy) just like the Garnier one. It really does a great job at evening out my skin and covering any redness. I honestly feel 100% comfortable with just this on my face if I didn't feel like wearing a lot of makeup. Another great point- it doesn't have too many harmful ingredients and has SPF 20. It is a little pricey, $34 at Ulta, but it was a small splurge that was worth it.

Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Glow Pads
Five Favorites: January 2013
I have yet to find a self tanner for my face that is streak free, not orangy or doesn't dry my face out, until now. I've never heard of Dr. Dennis Gross skincare until I saw YouTube guru emilynoel83 mention these. I  found them at Sephora and ordered the 20 pack for $32. They also have a 50 pack for $65. These self tanning towelettes are just for your face, but they also make ones for you body. They give you a nice even natural glow. What is even more great is that these towelettes are helping your skin at the same time. They have active Vitamin D and anti aging antioxidants. I use them at night before bed since it takes about 3 hours for the color to develop. My only wish was that the color lasted longer than 3 or 4 days. They are also sold on the Dr. Dennis Gross website.

Rimmel Scandal Eyes SHOW OFF Mascara
Five Favorites: January 2013 I've only tried 5,000 mascaras in my life and liked about 10..(lol- exaggerating but you get the idea). So what's not one more to try out. That's what I was thinking to myself when I randomly picked this up at CVS a few weeks ago. I really think my expectations for mascara are too high and I need to lower them.  Anyway this mascara did not disappoint! I was impressed with the volume and length it gave my lashes without clumps or any mess. If you look at the wand (on the left) the flat part of the brush plumps the lashes and the ball at the tip lifts and defines. When applying mascara I rarely apply a second coat just because it always seems to clump up. When I tried a second coat with this mascara I had no clumps!  I'm so glad I tried this mascara because it's one of my favorites now. This was around $7 at CVS and I've also seen them at other drugstores.
Britney Spears Fantasy
Five Favorites: January 2013 I've always been a fan of Britney Spears fragrances, I used to own her other fragrance, Curious so when I smelled Fantasy I really liked it. There are so many perfumes out there I like, but these always have an elegant, girly, sweet kind of smell. It's perfect for during the day or at night and you only need 1 or 2 spritz and it really does last a while. It's funny because I've been wearing this all month, so whenever I walk into work they know I'm there without seeing me. This was a Christmas present but I'm almost positive I saw it at TJ Maxx for around $30

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