For my birthday month, Althea gifted me with credit points I can spend on their website. And while I mostly hoarded skincare, there were also some makeup items I added to my cart. Just a few items though because before that, Althea sent an eyeshadow palette. A different one from their makeup collection. All of those, I will show you swatches today. Continue reading
The past year has been amazing. I met people online and offline who are just as addicted to makeup as I am. I, the girl behind her glasses, am extremely thankful to everyone who has taken their time to visit my little corner on the web, liked my posts and commented.
Now, what beauty blog would this be if I don’t list down the most amazing finds I have discovered in 2014? So sit back, relax, grab a cup of tea or hot cocoa, perhaps some biscuits too if you want. Here they are, the best of the best products, in my opinion at least. 😉
When long hours at work are inevitable and I have to plunge my head on multiple tasks/errands and deadlines, I only trust the Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer (review) to make my makeup last until late into the night. Or when, you know, there’s no time to reapply my makeup for after-work dinner and drinks. In second place is the Purely Cosmetics Oil Absorb Powder (review). Sometimes, I add a little dusting of it if I feel I’m going to be exposed to a more humid environment. It does help in keeping the oilies away for a few more hours. Continue reading
Last month was mostly about me and my skin. Nothing much about makeup that particularly stood out. I do have some items for reviews in the upcoming days.
Yves Roches Jardins de Monde Brazilian Coffee Beans Shower Cream. This smells deliciously like a chocolate-coffee drink. I love using it every time I hop in the shower. I seriously want to go back to Yves Rocher for more. You can read my review here.
Yves Rocher Hydra Specific White Contour Regard Eye Care. This eye cream was included with the shower cream I bought last month. I don’t know if they have discontinued this product or not but it’s not in any of the websites of Yves Rocher in any country. And, everything from the Hydra Specific White range was being sold at 50% off. To review or not to review, that’s the question.
Etude House Collagen Moistfull Essence. My mom actually gave this to me after she found it too sticky for daytime use. I told her to apply it before bedtime instead but she just gave up on it. I’m the one who’s using it, at night mostly but sometimes during the day too when I’m at home and I don’t have to go out.
Collection Cosmetics Lasting Perfect Concealer. Last month was ‘breakout season’. Maybe because I was more stressed than usual but I’ve got comedones, angry pimples and post-acne marks dotting my chin, forehead and cheeks. My family and friends have all noticed! I’ve been bringing this concealer in my kit to cover them up. My review can be found here.
Nivea Creme. Amping up my skincare just a bit, I added this cream to my night routine after reading this article saying how Nivea can rival and best even the most expensive moisturizer.
Etude House Play 101 Pencils.Out of all the shades I bought from Etude House, #8 and #50 have been a part of my makeup routine as an eyeshadow base and eyeliner, respectively. See the other shades I have here.
Catrice Absolute Eye Colour. I was finally able to visit Catrice Cosmetics in SM MOA. I got a couple of items including this eyeshadow called My First Copperware Party. It’s become my go-to eyeshadow for several days now. Already featured it in my first FOTD I posted here.
About a week ago, John Legend returned to the Philippines for his 2nd concert in the country as part of his “All Of Me” tour.
I’m just going to share the products I used that night. You’ll have to forgive me, I’m terribly unoriginal and too lazy to think of a specific look so I decided to just go with what usually works. The venue was sure to be dark. Retouching would have been an impossible feat and if ever I had gone out differently, no one will appreciate it — not even the singer I had dressed up for. Lastly, it was just me and a couple of girlfriends. All our attention was focused on John and his voice anyway. Continue reading
It seems like every brand is getting into the twist-up pencil craze. It started with Clinique, then Revlon followed and before you know it, dozens kept popping up everywhere. Pretty soon, almost everyone was raving how awesome the idea was.
Including me. I’m such a fan. You won’t be hearing any complaints from this side.
And ladies, we’re in for a treat as Etude House has now their own version. You girls won’t be disappointed. Continue reading