TAG! Top 10 Award

Delyteful Speaks tagged me in this one. She is super sweet and very considerate. She also write some awesome, very honest reviews so I definitely recommend her blog if you are looking for new products. AND! She lives in Dubai, too! We haven't met up yet, but I sense many, many meet ups to come :)

OK, so the rules for this one are: Link back to the person who tagged you, nominate 10 other bloggers and list your 10 favorite beauty products.

Here are my ten faves! These are the ones that I use regardless of what season it is, or what look I am going for. They are definitely my 'staples' that keep me pretty in the desert! :)

Sephora Professionnel #18 Crease Brush: This is one of my favorite brushes to use on my eyes. It is fluffy, but dense enough to blend beautifully. I've had it for years now and reach for it more than my MAC and Sigma crease brushes.
Urban Decay Primer Potion, Original: No introduction needed. I panic if I am not wearing this under my eye makeup!
Nars Multiple in South Beach: My very first multiple. I love this on it's own and layered under pink or peach blushes. It looks gorgeous underneath Orgasm and gives my cheeks a little more depth. This has lasted me years (bad blogger!) I keep it in my bag when I am out all day, because it is just so easy to wear and really brightens up my face.
 Sabaya Liquid Eyeliner from Mikyaji: This stuff lasts and lasts and lasts. I like the pointed felt end and the liner is sooo dark. It's great for dramatic looks, although I pretty much wear it for everything  :)

 Secret Platinum Protection Deodorant: I've worn this faithfully since highschool. I tend to sweat a lot (don't judge me!) and this helps keep me dry and non-stinky hehe. I have tried so many other deodorants, but I always come back to this one. I stock up when I'm abroad because we don't always get this over here :( The mini ones are great for my gym bag!
Tom Ford Black Orchid EDP: I love this perfume! I first tried it last summer and wear it all the time. It's a bit heavy, but it smells so gorgeous that I will even wear it during the day, in the summer. It's just so sexy and feminine. It kinda reminds me of what Cleopatra would have smelled like :)

(hey kitty cat! ) Pure, Organic, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil: (sorry I lost the label!) I bought this in Manila last year. Coconut oil is one of my favorite things for my body. I apply it straight after my shower and it makes my skin sooo soft! I'll sometimes apply it to my legs if I want a little bit of a sheen. It soaks in really well and is not greasy. I even apply this to my face and around my eyes, sometimes. And it helps heal blemishes! (I know, I was as surprised as you are!) The organic kind is very lightly scented so you don't have to worry about smelling like coconuts all day!

 Sebamed Liquid Face & Body Wash: My dad actually got me hooked on this! I use it as a body wash because it is soap free and PH balanced. It doesn't dry out my skin, but leaves it super clean. I sometimes mix a little baking soda with it for a gentle scrub, when I've been out all day and sweating (see above haha)

Bobbi Brown Cleansing Oil: I love this for removing my makeup. I use two or three squirts and just gently massage it all over my face, and then rinse it off. So easy! And it gets off pretty much everything. It also rinses clean and doesn't make my skin feel greasy.
Hawaiian Tropics Oilfree Faces Sheer Sunscreen SPF 30: My every day sunscreen. Not greasy at all, and it sinks in really well. It's also great to wear under makeup. I'm pretty sure I've mentioned it a few times on this blog hehe :)

Finally, here are the bloggers I'm nominating:
Aisha from Blank Canvas
Simone from Simone Loves Makeup
Nora from Botoxey
Stephanie from Ess-Jay24
Hind from Beauty Agenda

Well, there you go! I can't wait to see everyone's top 10s!! :)


  1. This is such a cute tag! Thanks for tagging me :)
    I'm gonna need time to think of my top 10 beauty products! hehe.

  2. Great favorites!  I want to try the multiple.  Thanks for the nomination too.  =)


  3. prettyinthedesertJune 28, 2011 at 2:19 PM

    You're welcome! Yeah, I know it took me a while to think of mine! These are basically the ones I use the most :)

  4. prettyinthedesertJune 28, 2011 at 2:19 PM

    You're welcome! Can't wait to see what you pick out! I love the multiples, they're so great! :)

  5. ok ... I looooooove your blog! You do all the beauty work for me!
    LOL at that perfume remidning you of what Cleopatra may have smelled like.
    You're funny!
    I may have to try that urban decay ....I did a performance recently and by the end of the show I noticed my eyeshadow was practically gone! Is it because I just sweat too much? lol.I used smashbox and the other girl used urban decay and her eyelids were still green!! LOL Maybe I need to try udpp ....

  6. prettyinthedesertJune 28, 2011 at 4:49 PM

    Aww heheh thanks! :) It totally smells like that! heheh
    Yeah, primer potion is the best. I sweat a LOT, and my eyelids tend to get greasy. Without PP, my eyeshadow creeps into my creases and then just disappears within a few hours. Some people are OK without it, but for me, especially in this hot weather it is a must! Plus it makes your color a lot brighter. They have them in tubes now, you should look for those ones because you get more out of them :)

  7.  wow you have a great top 10 list girl!!!
    Thank you so much for tagging me. I will do this once my cam comes back to me :(
    btw, where do you purchase Nars products from? I wasn't aware we get in Dubai

  8. prettyinthedesertJuly 1, 2011 at 10:19 PM

    Great! Can't wait to see your top ten :) I actually bought my stuff before they stopped selling NARS. I stocked up hehehe :)
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