Aishah Ansari

New Best Buys

November 18, 2014

I haven't written a beauty/make up/outfit post in a while because I was doing #OctPoWriMo- which was a blast & I miss it so much! But today, I wanted to share my most recent favorite investments/buys in recent beauty products + some things I have my eye on!

John Frieda Salon Shine Compact Dryer
As my blow dryer that I have had for so many years is slowly starting to die, I thought best to buy one before I didn't have one. Plus with I had received a 20% coupon for Ulta. So, I couldn't pass it up. Although I'm on a budget- I decided to buy the John Frieda Salon Shine Compact Dryer. Not only is it in my favorite color, it's a good price for a 'name brand' hair dryer, and it is awesome.
Having super-thick and really long hair makes blow drying my hair a bit of a pain. But, with my new dryer I have cut the time in nearly half. No joke.  I still use my usual Granier hair products (Garnier Blow Dry Perfector Straightening Balm Sleek and Shine + Garnier Fructis Style Sleek & Shine Flat Iron Perfector Straightening Mist.) And I can put it on medium! It's very lightweight, not too loud either, and comes with a concentrator & diffuser!

 L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Mascara, Carbon Black 
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I was a little hesitant to try a new mascara because I'm hooked on my sample Smashbox Forever sample and Maybelline Falsies. But I decided to give this a try because I had heard so many good things about it- and I am so glad I did! One hard thing about my lashes is being able to build up my mascara without it looking clumpy and fake. This mascara helps me add the perfect amount of length, and lets me build up as much as I want to. 

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil
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I love this eyeliner, and I use it's most popular color- Perversion. I really like this eyeliner because you can build up on it- color & heaviness. It's my favorite, without a doubt. Do you have alternative that may be a little more cost friendly? If so, please do share!
I've got my eye on...

Calvin Klein Wool Felt Hat
If you read my blog, have seen my outfit posts on here or instagram you know I'm a sucker for fedoras and hats. I LOVE winter hats- I have this super cute gray one with a black button that I snagged at Target a year ago along with a royal blue wool-felt like hat.

While browsing at Macy's I fell in love with this Calvin Klein Wool Felt Hat. I'm mad at myself for passing it up during the Verteran's Day sale because it hasn't been on sale since.. so I am literally checking the website and store constantly to see when & if it goes on sale.
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They do have a one day sale coming up...*fingers crossed*

Almay Intense i-Color Smoky-i Kit
I always see the fabulous Almay commercial with Carrie Underwood doing her own smoky eye. I was wondering & eyeing this when I bought my L'Oreal Mascara. I really wonder how well it works and if it'll really give me the smoky eye I'm looking for without having to use so many different eye shadow pallets!
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My only concern is how pigmented these colors are...I know Maybelline eye shadows have really good pigment but am not sure if they make an eye pallet like this- small and all-in-one! It must be good and worth it because the past 2 drugstores and Walmart I went were all sold out of this specific pallet by Almay!

Do you have any {favorite} recent buys?
Do you have your eye on something?
Be sure to comment & share below!


xo Aishah Ansari

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