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Ages ago, i used to do a monthly round-up of makeup/haircare/skincare products that I really liked. It’s been a while and I have a stash of beauty products that have delighted me to share with you.

 

Coconut Oil
I used to love this stuff as a hairstyling creme until I ran out, then I completely forgot about its magical properties. On Saturday a tub of unrefined coconut oil magically appeared in the fridge (thanks mom!) and I slathered my hair in it and didn’t wash it out until Sunday. Since then, I’ve been staring at my hair in mirrors like Narcissus. It’s shiny and soft and SHINY. If you haven’t tried it before, get some now! Oh, and bonus- it’s much more affordable than fancy conditioners and easy to find at health food stores and most supermarket chains are carrying it now as well.

 

Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense Mat 4 Lipstick
I used to wear super-shiny lipgloss until I realized that with my already full lips, it looked like I had a disco ball on my face. Since then, I’ve graduated to creme lipsticks but lately I’ve wanted to embrace the full-on matte look. I searched everywhere for a matte lipstick in a pink-brown shade that I could wear with pretty much anything. I failed miserably repeatedly. Don’t believe me? One of these days I’ll take a picture of my collection of pinky-brown matte failures. Then I found this one. Soo pretty. So matte. If you’re going to try it, you’re going to want to exfoliate your lips and put a tiny bit of lip balm on first. The reward will be subtle but polished lipcolor that won’t blind passerby’s.

 

Clarisonic Face Brush
This has to be my favorite thing ever. Other than the gatos, pizza, and attractive, single men. Well, anyway, it’s high on the list. I won one from Eye 4 Style, a great blog by one of the most entertaining women on twitter. I use 2-3x a week with Philosophy’s Purity face wash and seriously, my skin is freakin’ awesome. No foundation, no concealer needed (except for those dark circles). And it’s so soft. And, like crack or meth, I immediately notice the difference when I stop using for a while and my skin goes to shit.

 

And… this is not makeup related but ohmigod I can’t not share it. Luna the Fashion Kitty. At first you’ll look at it and think “lolz, she dresses up her cat and pretends that the cat is posting. cute.” Then you’ll be like “wow. she never breaks character. that cat has a a lot of freaking clothes. and people commenting on her posts. people are trying to talk to this cat. people are batshit crazy. I don’t even like cats this much.” Finally you’ll be like “this is a trainwreck but secretly I can’t get enough of this. Why can’t I stop looking? I like her hair bows. and her fluffy tail. WHY CAN’T I STOP LOOKING AT THIS PAGE??!”

 

{ 12 comments… add one }

  • Aglimpseofglamour June 30, 2011, 6:45 pm

    nick and i cook alot with coconut oil. if only i knew i could put it on my hair while i am cooking! must try it!

    xo
    sami

  • Allie June 30, 2011, 8:15 pm

    Dammit, I’ve been putting off buying a Clarisonic…need to just suck it up and BUY!

  • Allie June 30, 2011, 8:15 pm

    Dammit, I’ve been putting off buying a Clarisonic…need to just suck it up and BUY!

  • Noelani@MonPetitChouChou July 1, 2011, 2:34 pm

    I have been debating one of those fancy schmancy clarisonics for a while but can’t seem to part with my money. Is it really that good? Are you saying I should risk putting it on the CC? I trust you, advise me.

    • A Stylized Hysteria July 3, 2011, 2:55 pm

      If I lost or broke mine, I would rush to Sephora to buy a new one. I would bitch and moan while paying, but then I would squeal like a little girl once I got it home and got to use it again. So, yes… definitely worth it!

  • Martini July 3, 2011, 2:57 pm

    Since I’m always looking for a red new lipstick, I’ll definitely give this shad a try.

  • Marissa July 3, 2011, 7:14 pm

    Did I tell you I bought a Clarisonic all based on your recommendation? It was a splurge, but it seems like its totally worth it.

    Also, have you ever made rice & beans with the coconut oil? Is that a West Indian thing? It’s so freakin delicious!

    • A Stylized Hysteria July 7, 2011, 2:08 pm

      ooh, are you loving the Clarisonic yet?

      I have to admit that I have never made rice and beans *myself*. My folks run a catering company so any attempts on my part to cook are easily upstaged by their talents. I think my grandma uses coconut oil to cook quite a few things though.

  • Jesspgh July 4, 2011, 2:32 pm

    Ooh good tip on the coconut oil! I am going to look for it at Whole Foods.

    Also, I really want a Clarisonic but can’t bring myself to spend the cash. That is great that you won one!

  • meredith July 7, 2011, 8:36 pm

    coconut oil is good for everything! love it

  • Luna July 7, 2011, 10:57 pm

    Girl i’m soooo honor that you wrote about me!!!! you like pretty things so it was only matter of time that you become a LunAddict! xoxo, Luna

  • Kristen July 8, 2011, 4:27 pm

    I love the lip color – I always struggle with bright reds!

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