Southern Belle in Training

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September 26, 2012

My favorite make-up products {part 1}.

     Happy Wednesday friends!  

     I realize that this is my third post in a row that has to do with fashion/material type things. I don't want any of you new readers to think that those are the only thing that I'm going to post about on my new blog- totally not true! These are just some topics that I've been inspired to write about lately, and also things that I wanted to post about on my old blog but never got around to.

     Since I'm a self-described girly-girl, I do enjoy wearing and playing with make-up. I wear make-up most days. Occasionally if there's a day when I'm not really leaving my house (or now, dorm) I'll go make-up free, but for the most part I wear it regularly. I don't wear what I'd call "a ton" of make-up, but I wear enough so that it's noticable.

     For any younger readers, I don't want you to think that you need make-up to be beautiful! My mom was always strict about how much make-up I could wear when I was younger, and now I'm grateful for that. She taught me how inner beauty is the most important, and also how crazy it is that we live in a society that makes young girls think that they have to grow up too fast. I didn't start wearing make-up on a weekly basis until my sophomore or junior year of high school, and even then it was just light eye shadows and sometimes mascara. I did get to wear more make-up for special events like school dances, and that made it something to look forward to!

     My senior year of high school is when I really got into make-up. It was also the year that I got my car and started driving a lot, and it was just one of many "right of passages" that came last year. A lot of the girls at my high school dressed very casually and sloppily, and to me getting dressed up everyday for school and wearing make-up/doing my hair made me feel pretty and prepared for the day. Now on an average school day at college I wear some light face powder, a little blush, eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara and lip gloss or lip stick. While there's some products that I use almost everyday (such as my face powder) I like to switch up the colors of my eye products and lip products to coordinate my outfits, and also just for the fun of trying something different!

     I thought it would be fun to share with you all some of my favorite make-up products. I have very sensitive skin, so finding affordable and appealing hypoallergenic make-up is always exciting for me! I titled this post "part 1" because there will be more posts like this in the future as I find new products.

1. Almay Intense i-Color Smoky-i Eyeshadow for Hazel Eyes

     I love a lot of things about Almay make-up, but one of my favorites is that they make eyeshadow trios customized for your color eyes. I have hazel eyes (and you can probably guess from what this product is called) and these colors help to bring out my natural color! However, the only shade from this trio that I really use on a regular basis is the top shade, the bright silver. It's very shimmery yet light enough for daytime wear, and it stays on all day without fading! I wish that they sold just the top shade seperately. You can find Almay make-up at most drug stores and places like Walmart and Target.

2. Mally Volumizing Mascara

     I am so thankful that I have Mally make-up products as a part of my beauty routine! :-) My mom first found out about Mally about a year ago thanks to a segement that the company was doing on the QVC channel. It was advertised as being hypoallergenic and since my mom knows I have sensitive skin she bought me a sampler kit for my 17th birthday. I adored all of the products but especially the mascara! This is probably the best mascara I have ever used. It volumizes my lashes so well, stays fairly clump free, and lasts forever. Seriously- they pack a lot of product into this little tube! It is on the pricy side, and since Mally isn't really sold in stores you also have to factor in shipping. However, this is a beauty splurge that I find totally worth it! You can find Mally either on their segements on the QVC channel or through the official website.

     What are some of your favorite make-up products? If you liked this post let me know and I'll soon share more of my favorite beauty products.

     xoxo Miss ALK


  1. I love makeup! I tend to overdo it sometimes, though. :D
    Great post! :)

    1. Thanks for the feedback! I'll try and do another sometime with more of my favorite products. :-)

      xoxo Miss ALK

  2. My favorite products have got to be my E.L.F bronzer/blush duo or my physicians formula eyeliner marker thing. Love them. :)
    I too wear makeup regularly and didn't start until I was an older teen. I don't mind going without though. I used to go one day a week without makeup. I might start doing it again. It was good cuz it helped me not get too dependent on makeup and stuff. ;)

    Definitely loved this post. Fashion posts are definitely some of my favorites.

  3. Never heard of Mally! I'll have to look into it :)


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