Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Travel makeup and skincare case ( 2 Weeks in Europe Edition)


Tried my very hardest not to overpack but I don't think I succeeded. But in my defense, I will be gone for 2 weeks so its kinda hard not to bring my essentials. Also the whole " you never know" keeps haunting me. I'm a girly girl so I need my options!!


Monday, March 23, 2015

Face Brushes


So what if I only have one face? I love my face brushes and I love seeing them grow. I have a couple of MAC brushes but honestly they are sub par compare to the cheaper ones that I have like Sigma, Zoeva and Real Techniques. Hakuhodo being ridiculously expensive is a splurge but they feel absolutely luxurious against the skin. I feel pretty luxe using them too :)

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Hydration Hydration Hydration

I remember a time when I would steer away from any lotion because I despised the way it felt on my skin. I especially hated The Body Shop's body butters because I thought they were overly sticky and and gross.

But times are changing and they are now my holy grail body moisturizers. I love the way the formulation sinks into my skin nicely ( I swear they didn't before!) smell absolutely amazing and they way it makes my skin feel especially in the morning. All plumped and hydrated. Very good stuff!

Another body moisturizer I have been loving is Hempz Herbal Lotion. I use this as my morning lotion anand it makes my skin feel smooth and silky. It sinks in pretty much immediately ( which is important ssince summer has officially arrived in Manila) so I can slap it on my skin, put on my clothes and go about my day without feeling sticky and icky. I'm almost done with this one but I already have a back  up :)


Sunday, March 1, 2015

February Favorites

This month just whizzed by soooooooo fast! Where has the time gone? Remember when we were kids and we could't wait for our birthday? Well I turn 33 years old in a couple of days and I am dreading it! I hate growing older. Well not really. I feel great but it's just the numbers that scare me! Whatever! On to the February Faves.


The Brush Egg
I bought this brush because it was cheap and I wanted something to wash my brushes better-I'm so glad I did because this deep cleans the bristles like no other. It don't need to scrub forever-- just a few swipes on the ridges and the bristles get soo clean. Love this,

Lush Mint Julips
This is probably my third jar of this lip scrub and there's a reason why I keep coming back for me. It really works!! THis chocolatey minty and sugary concoction sloughs away dead skin gently making my lips soooo smooth and supple. It really makes my lips ready for lip balm.

Cover Girl Ready Set Gorgeous Foundation 
I don't always believe youtubers and the products they tout ( I'm lying ..I totally believe everything they say! haha) but this is one product that lives up to the hype. I love the creamy but sheer consistency of this foundation that leaves my skin look fresh and smooth. It's easy to build up and it's doesn't look cakey at all. It's definitely worth the hype.

Zoeva Concealer Buffer Brush #142
I never used a separate brush for my concealer but to be honest I never thought it was necessary. But after watching a youtuber ( surprise surprise!) use this brush I knew I needed to get my hands on one. Thank God for Luxola.com and free international shipping I got my hands on one and I have been using it non stop this month. I've been eyeing the rose gold brush set and I am thisclose to purchasing it even though I don't need anymore brushes.

MAC Contour Brush #168
I've been into contouring this month because I have a frigging double chin ( I need to diet asap) and I have whipped out this brush from my collection on a daily basis.

Inglot HD Sculpting Powders
Because Kim Kardashian exists I picked up this sculpting powder (# 504)that looks almost identical to my beloved but long gone NYX Taupe. It looks like real shadows on the skin and I can really appreciate that since I'm asian and browns don't look really look natural on my skintone. Or on anyone else for that matter. The yellowish highlighter (#503) blends into my skin seamlessly and makes for a really nice highlight without any excess sheen.

Melvita Rose Nectar Fresh Cleansing Milk
This is pretty much a milky form of micellar water ( like Bioderma) and I frigging love it. I have snubbed my Bioderma and have been using this non stop since I got it in December. I'm almost running out and I'm getting all panicky because we don't have Melvita here :(