One thing I love about the local beauty blogging community is that we are not a toxic bunch. I'd be lying if I said we didn't have egos or felt jealous, irritated, etc. at each other every now and then, but the negativity is minimal. We don't hold on to it. If there's an issue we settle it quickly and privately or just move on like nothing happened! I guess that while we find beauty blogging tremendously fun and rewarding, it doesn't rule our lives. That why (I think) we're pretty relaxed about it.
Anyway, today I'd like to share with you my top ten favorite finds last month! Here are ten things that I feel enriched my existing collection.
Ahh, Shiseido, my love. The Shiseido Sheer and Perfect Liquid Foundation + the White Lucent Brightening Spot-Control Foundation is a match made in heaven. Even when my skin looks like crap (like right now, pre-period pimples UGH), these two can hide everything without looking heavy. It's a "my skin but better" tandem!
I love all the Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadows, but my absolute absolute favorite is Bad to the Bronze. It's a beautiful, rich color that can be used alone on the lids then blended up the crease. It makes my eyes look more exciting and polished at the same time. Grab it n' love it!
I don't know why I ever put off owning a metal palette. It really helped me apply makeup better since it opens up new ways for me to mix my products. Such a great find! Get the MONDA Studio Mixing Palette from Digital Traincase.
Currently my fave nail polish! The Bobbi Brown Nail Polish in Bronze Shimmer is such a gorgeous, flattering shade. It's made for summer!
Finishing my makeup is a breeze with the MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural. I like that it leaves my skin looking glowy but not oily, and that it's also an excellent powder for retouching. I know it's not a terribly exciting product but for me it's one of those subtle complexion enhancers.
The Ellana Mineral Eyebrow/ Eyeshadow Quad is an excellent product for contouring the eyes and achieving uber soft, effortless brows. I pick this up when I'm in a crazy hurry!
The Philosophy Purity 3-in-1 Cleanser for face and eyes can take off any foundation and non-waterproof eye makeup. It's kinda pricey but you do get 240 ml in a bottle (the average facial wash would be 100-150ml)! I adore this facial wash for days when I'm not wearing a lot of makeup. It helps me save up on cotton pads too, hehe.
If you haven't sniffed this line yet, YOU MUST. I've been using The Body Shop Honeymania Collection ever since I got it. "Obsessed" is a rather strong word but it's how I feel about the scent. I think it's not for everybody as it is admittedly strong, but for me, it's a winner.
Speaking of scents, I am also enjoying the Bvlgari Omnia Crystalline L'Eau de Parfum. This is such a beautiful fragrance - so feminine, elagant, and radiant! I love that it smells even better throughout the day. I seriously sniff my shirts after I take them off, that's how good this stuff is.
It's a different kind of thrill when I find cheap-ass drugstore products that work. I'm so glad I picked up the e.l.f Studio Blush Brush during one of my Watsons raids. ;) It's soft and the shape allows it to be used in a loooot of ways. A steal for P250!
So there you have it. ^_^ Would love to hear about your February finds too, so please share them in the comments!