September Favorites

September Favorites makeup beauty hair accessories   photo picture image

For the first ever installment of monthly favorites, I made sure that this post will be extra special because these items will be my favorites long after September has passed.

The unpredictable and erratic weather makes my mane’s roots more greasy than usual. I’ve been scouring stores for months looking for a good dry shampoo and the Nivea dry shampoo caught my eye at the supermarket. Yes, you read that right, I grabbed this from the supermarket along with groceries. Sprayed on the roots of my hair, I just rub it to spread the mist and this does lessen the grease of my hair. The ultimate test was when I had a Brazilian Keratin hair treatment, where I wasn’t supposed to wash my hair for three days. This really helped control the grease, but don’t expect just washed hair and this will be a good addition to your hair routine.

A few months back my car was broken into and some of my makeup was stolen. The thieves were probably disappointed, but to ease my pain, I stocked on the things I lost which included face and eye brushes, foundations, primers, blushes, and lippies. After that incident, I made sure to try the Real Techniques Expert Face brush and I’ve been enjoying it for spreading cake foundations like Naturactor concealer foundation and Collection cake foundation. It gives a nice, even finish on heavy foundations.

While we’re on the topic of foundations, I was finally able to get hold of the Kevyn Aucoin’s The Sensual Skin Enhancer. Heavy-coverage concealers is what I’ve been searching for, just forever reading reviews on the best ones in the market. And yes, if you want to conceal, look no further. I also use this on my undereyes, focusing more on the inner eye because this can be drying, which we don’t want for our delicate eye skin. To prep the skin, I make sure to use an eye cream just to give a boost of moisture on the undereyes.

To keep eyeshadows in place, as well as to replace my Elf eye primer, I grabbed Painterly Paint Pot from Mac and I’m glad I made the right choice. This is a dream to apply, no need to tug my eyelids, as it’s creamy. It evens my eyelids and keeps eyeshadow wear longer. This pot will also last a long time compared to cheaper drugstore eye primers.

When it comes to curling eyelashes, I’m definitely still a noob to this, but I have the Revlon and Shu Uemura which both pinched my eyes, causing more fear and trauma to curlers. But after trying the Shiseido eyelash curler, I know that this is the perfect one for my eye shape. No matter how clumsy I am with it, it has never pinched my eyelids.

September Favorites makeup beauty hair accessories   photo picture image

Neutral eyes is definitely my go-to daily makeup especially as I have to go to work and meet clients. Subtle smokey eyes are the most adventurous I can do for daytime. For this, I rely on the Chanel Les 4 Ombres in Raffinement which has three shades with sheen and one dark brown matte shade which I use on the crease. I’ve been using it daily for weeks and aside from the powders on the side, it looks like it’s going to take a while before I finish this.

For women with pigmented lips, it can be a bit difficult to show the true shade of any lippie. I always go for opaque and matte lipsticks, but to prep my lips, I prefer a nude and creamy lipstick and these days, YSL Rouge Pur Couture in shade 2 is always in my makeup kit. It prevents chapped lips acting as a lip balm and neutralizes my pigmented lips.

Estee Lauder’s Forbidden Kiss has been my favorite since the day it was gifted to me. This has never left my makeup kit and it’s safe to say that this has been my favorite lipstick for 2013 until now. I’m on the last legs and I’m thinking whether I should repurchase or use up my other red lipsticks, because I’m sure that as long as I have this, I won’t have to reach for another red shade. This can be used as a stain patted on the lips or swiped for full-on vamp red. This is my hg red lipstick for my medium tan skin.

When I want something different on my lips, I discovered that I like to line my entire lips with the Collection lip liner in Clover Pink on top of YSL Rouge Pur Couture 2. Or then top it off with Estee Lauder’s Forbidden Kiss.

To change things up a bit, I included this neon green eye-catching gem necklace I picked up for a bargain at Landmark Department Store’s accessories section. I love this on a dark green top.

What are your September favorites?

Fotd: Bonding

Fotd: Bonding makeup beauty face of the day   photo picture image

Met a client, who also happens to be a good friend, for lunch. Bonded over Mongolian buffet (Hi Rice Mongolian Grill in Pasig), talked about our funny stories, and capped the day with two crepes in Crepe Man (Lilac St. Marikina). I haven’t had an amazing time as this one, with a friend, for a very long while. When life takes over, sometimes we forget the simple pleasures of having time or making time for friends. I’m glad I met up with her!

Products:
Revlon Colorstay
Missha Perfect Concealer
Mac Studio Fix Foundation
La Colors eyeshadow palette on brows
Majolica Majorca Lash King
Props and Tools Cosmetics eyeshadow palette
The Balm Mary Loumanizer
Guerlain Terracotta bronzer 03
Dior Rosy Glow
Nature Republic Big Crayon 2
Estee Lauder Forbidden Kiss

Fotd: Chanel Raffinement Quad

Fotd: Chanel Raffinement Quad makeup beauty face of the day   photo picture image

Fotd: Chanel Raffinement Quad makeup beauty face of the day   photo picture image

Lately, I’ve been trying out different eye makeup because I wanted to test the brushes and sponges I found in Landmark Department Store. I haven’t used everything just yet, but this yellow teardrop sponge is something I really enjoy using to apply foundation because it gives a nice, even finish.

Fotd: Chanel Raffinement Quad makeup beauty face of the day   photo picture image

I also brought out this Chanel Raffinement quad that I’ve been ignoring, opting to use the 88-eyeshadow palette from Props and Tools Cosmetics because the latter is more pigmented.

That’s it for now.

Products:
Revlon Colorstay
Chanel Raffinement Quad
K-Palette eyeliner
Majolica Majorca Mascara
Saizen eyebrow pencil
Guerlain Terracotta Bronzer 03
Burberry Peony blush
Nature Republic Big Crayon 02
Givency Le Rouge Rose Taffetas

Fotd: Chanel Raffinement Quad makeup beauty face of the day   photo picture image

Fotd: Gold and Olive Eyes

Fotd: Gold and Olive Eyes makeup beauty face of the day  Tom Ford Flush blush Saizen eyebrow pencil Revlon Colorstay Props and Tools Cosmetics eyeshadows Palgantong Theatrical Makeup Powder New Ice Contact Lens in Babe Gray Nature Republic Big Crayon 2 Missha Perfect Concealer Majolica Majorca Lash King K Palette eyeliner Guerlain Terracotta Bronzer 03 Givenchy Le Rouge Beige Plume 102 Estee Lauder Double Wear  photo picture image

Hi!

Dropping by for another face of the day.

Products:
Revlon Colorstay
Estee Lauder Double Wear
Missha Perfect Concealer
Palgantong Theatrical Makeup Powder
Props and Tools Cosmetics Eyeshadows
K-Palette eyeliner
Majolica Majorca Lash King
Saizen Eyebrow pencil
Guerlain Terracotta Bronzer 03
Tom Ford Flush blush
Nature Republic Big Crayon 2
Givenchy Le Rouge Beige Plume 102

Contact Lens:
New Ice in Babe Gray

Fotd: Gold and Olive Eyes makeup beauty face of the day  Tom Ford Flush blush Saizen eyebrow pencil Revlon Colorstay Props and Tools Cosmetics eyeshadows Palgantong Theatrical Makeup Powder New Ice Contact Lens in Babe Gray Nature Republic Big Crayon 2 Missha Perfect Concealer Majolica Majorca Lash King K Palette eyeliner Guerlain Terracotta Bronzer 03 Givenchy Le Rouge Beige Plume 102 Estee Lauder Double Wear  photo picture image

Fotd: Neutrals

Fotd: Neutrals makeup beauty face of the day  YSL Touche Eclat 1 Saizen eyebrow pencil Props and Tools Cosmetics eyeshadows Nature Republic Big Crayon Lip Rouge 2 Missha Perfect Concealer Majolica Majorca Lash King mascara K Palette eyeliner Guerlain bronzer Estee Lauder Forbidden Kiss lipstick Estee Lauder Double Wear EO FlexWear Illusions Sienna Chanel Rose Tourbillon  photo picture image

Just wanted to show my makeup this morning.

Products used:
Estee Lauder Double Wear
Missha Perfect Concealer
Saizen eyebrow pencil
Props and Tools Cosmetics eyeshadows
K-Palette eyeliner
Majolica Majorca Lash King mascara
Guerlain bronzer
Chanel Rose Tourbillon
YSL Touche Eclat 1
Nature Republic Big Crayon Lip Rouge 2
Estee Lauder Forbidden Kiss lipstick

Contact Lens:
EO FlexWear Illusions Sienna

Fotd: Neutrals makeup beauty face of the day  YSL Touche Eclat 1 Saizen eyebrow pencil Props and Tools Cosmetics eyeshadows Nature Republic Big Crayon Lip Rouge 2 Missha Perfect Concealer Majolica Majorca Lash King mascara K Palette eyeliner Guerlain bronzer Estee Lauder Forbidden Kiss lipstick Estee Lauder Double Wear EO FlexWear Illusions Sienna Chanel Rose Tourbillon  photo picture image

Home

Home uncategorized  Home Decor  photo picture image

This has been my home since February and as much as I wanted to keep it all to myself, this occupies my mind most of the time. It’s difficult not to because I have to budget expenses for food, bills, rent, association dues, etc. But it has been rewarding especially when I get to cook meals. I never ever thought I’d be able to cook because it’s something I never liked (to try) doing, but now I’m excited to learn and try new recipes! My mom is still shocked that I buy from the market and cook my own food.

On to the photo, I’ve since moved the dining table to make it more spacious, added a nude painting, purchased a television (yay! to discounts), and bought a cabinet (called Big Box) for my makeup and toiletries. I also brought in my own customized closet cabinet and cupboard-cum-bar, and customized the kitchen cabinets.

Before moving in, because this 1-Bedroom condominium unit is bare and brand-new, I already purchased and was gifted most of my appliances and decor. I bought a 7cu fridge, induction cooker, iron, and electric fan from Anson’s. Also got gifted by boyf with a washing machine with dryer from Robinson Appliances. Surprise! I wash my own laundry and enjoy doing it too Home uncategorized  Home Decor  photo picture image Dining set was purchased from a furniture store somewhere along Imelda Ave. Sofa was from my office, bed and study table from my room at home while beddings and most of the home decor, I purchased from Mandaue Foam (I love that place!).

Anyway, that’s most of it. Sorry, but I guess I’m just so excited to share this place I call home Home uncategorized  Home Decor  photo picture image