May Favourites

Another month has flown by! May was a really good month for me. ALBOE turned 1, I got the chance to spend a lot of quality time with people and through keeping up with consistent workouts, I’ve been feeling myself getting stronger and seeing those baby gainzzzz come in! Of course, I’m still beginning, but wow, I’ve been feeling really good lately. I think it also has a lot to do with the nice weather. But anyways. Here are all the things I’ve been loving this month. You’ll notice this list is pretty random and all over the place tbh, but I think that makes monthly favourites posts really fun.

💖, B

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March Favourites

I apologize if you’re seeing this post again! I completely forgot I had it scheduled for today at 12, but I also forgot to insert pictures and edit the post. My mistake hehe.

Another month done! I’ve felt so refreshed this month, and I’ve been really investing more time in my blog (I hope you can tell hehe). I challenged myself to stick to a posting schedule, every Tuesday and Friday, and it’s been working out pretty well for me. It forces me to spend more time than ever on my blog, and come up with creative ideas, and it keeps me accountable. I think from now on, I’m going to try and stick with it and post every Tuesday and Friday and see where that leads me.  Hopefully it also gives you something to look forward to (or just something to read) on those days. I’ve been getting a lot of positive feedback this month, and it really motivates me, so thanks to everyone for their kind words!

To be honest, this months faves are kind of random since I didn’t try many makeup/beauty products this month. Nonetheless (wow I really just used that word), I hope you enjoy, and let me know about some of your favourites!

💖, B

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December Favorites

December flew by. Can’t believe it’s aready the end of the month! Just a couple more days until my birthday! But honestly. This month has been so crazy, as it usually is. Stress has been high because of shcool, but I’m pleased to say that I did extremely well in all of my classes, so the hard work paid off. Also, as I’m sure many of you can relate to, I’ve been caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season (check out my Vlogmas vlogs if you haven’t already!). And as if life couldn’t get any more crazier, I picked up food poisoning for the first time in my life, and let me tell you, it was not a fun experience. I would not wish that on my worst enemy!

But you didn’t come here for a review of my month, you came here for my December favorites! So without further ado, here they are!

Revlon Colorstay Nail Polish – Bare Bones

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This colour has been on my nails this entire month, which never usually happens. I really like the way it looks against my skin and it’s neutral so it will definitely work with anything. Not the most festive colour, especially considering that it was December, but you all know I’m a simple gal. The only thing about myself that I like to be flashy is my highlight okuurrrrr.

Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster

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Okay so I’ve been using this for a couple months but I think this has made such a difference in my skin and has made it’s way into my everyday skincare army. It really helps with hydration and smoothness of my skin and I think it has helped a bit in making my skin brighter. The orangey/citrus scent of this is a refreshing burst and (I think) adds to how good my skin feels. Then again I could just be coming up with ways to persuade you to try this out. Who knows.

Vaseline Rosy lips

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I use Vaseline Cocoa Radiant lotion and got this as a free sample with it. It’s pretty much just Vaseline for your lips, but with a very light tint of pink and is rose scented. I usually don’t like rose scents but the scent of this is very light so I don’t mind it.

Too Faced Natural Matte palette

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I’ve talked about this pretty much everywhere but here it is again. This is my first high end eyeshadow palette and I think this is perfect for me. Perfect selection of warm neutrals that are all matte and extremely buttery. And the packaging is perfect, I could stare at it all day!

And that’s it. I can’t believe it’s the last day of 2016. I hope you all have had a fulfilling year and that 2017 will be even better for you. Realistically though, you will put in the effort to make 2017 a better one. Don’t sit around wishing for a measure of time to make your life better, get up and do it yourself!! I’ll see you all in the new year, take care!

💖, B

November Favourites

November has been a crazy month (but I feel like that’s what I said in my October favourites… and every other favourites post I’ve made) and I haven’t been as active as I would like for that reason. I was looking at my planner and realized there’s only two more weeks left of school, like this semester has just flown by. Regardless, here are some things I’ve been loving this month!

Ardell 120 Demi lashes

2016-11-27 03.33.22 1.jpgI had the worst luck with lashes in October. I went through three pairs in the span of two weeks! Take it from me, never fall asleep or cry with fake lashes on. Anyways, as most of you know, the Ardell Baby Wispies were my go to lash, but I swear, every time I went to WalMart they were A L W A Y S sold out. I even resorted to going to an actual drugstore, where I knew they would be more expensive, because thats how desperate I was. They weren’t there either, so I ended up just buying these the next time I went to WalMart. They’re a bit longer than the Baby Wispies, which I didn’t think I’d like, but I don’t mind the length. They’re pretty natural looking, so if I wear them without eyeliner, it kind of looks like I’m wearing lash extensions. These are one of those lashes that I always get compliments on whenever I wear them!

Maison Margiela REPLICA – Lipstick On

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I am currently on a quest to find a new scent, so when I placed my order during the VIB sale, I added this perfume sample into my cart. I’m not even going to try and attempt to describe the scent because I know I’ll fail really badly, but I will say that when I wear this, I feel mature and feminine. It’s not the lightest scent, but it isn’t overpowering either and it lingers all day. I haven’t smelled anything like it and I think that’s why I like it so much. I don’t think I’ll purchase the full size just yet because I haven’t gotten around to testing out other scents and the full size of this is $135! But I have been wearing it everyday for the last part of November and I’ve really been enjoying it.

Momentum

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I was introduced to this Google Chrome plugin earlier this month and I really like it. It replaces your home/new tab page with a nice picture of a location the current time. It also displays other things, depending on what you set it to. Mine displays the temperature, a to-do list and a quote. It’s just something nice to look at that helps you be a little bit more productive.

Bruno Mars – 24k Magic

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I was disappointed at first because there are only 9 songs on the album, but my brother pointed out that it’s about quality, not quantity. And this is definitely a quality album. I was seriously in love with every song. The entire album sounds like it was made in the 80s/90s, and I love old school music. I couldn’t stop playing it as soon as I heard it, it was pretty much on repeat the entire month. You all need to take a listen!!! My favourite song is That’s What I Like.

With the end of November and the start of December, it means one thing… Vlogmas! I don’t know if I’ll be doing it again this year, but we’ll see how it goes. Also I CANNOT believe that 2016 is almost over. I remember the first day of the year as if it was yesterday. So many things have changed since then, but I guess that’s the beauty / curse of time. Let me know some of your favourites this month and until then take care! I hope this month hasn’t been as stressful for you as it has been for me. Which also reminds me that I really need to start taking better care of myself. The effects of stress have been showing in my body and mind and it isn’t pleasant… Maybe I should take it easy on the wine LOL.

💖, B

 

October Favorites

October was a crazy month. It began really slow and then next thing I knew it was already over. It’s probably because my school schedule has been so crazy, that I barely notice time go by. Besides that though, October was great. I celebrated Thanksgiving with my family, got to see my all time favourite band The 1975 for the second time (and currently still feeling the post concert depression HARD) and my cousin turned 18 and had a debut (a big coming of age birthday party for filipinas when they turn 18 haha) and it was sooo much fun. Anyways, here are my favourites for this month.

KathleenLights

This is kinda random because pretty much everyone and their mama knows who KathleenLights is or has at least heard of her. I’ve always heard of her but I’ve never actually watched any of her videos. When I was looking for inspiration for eye makeup, her tutorial using only elf products popped up, and after I watched that one, I binge watched all her videos (not all, but a lot). I love her personality in her videos and how genuine she seems and I think she’s one of my favourite Youtubers now.

Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip – Mess Around

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Ever since I got this colour, Beeper has taken a backseat as my everyday lip colour. Mess Around is one of those “your lips but better” shade, for me at least. I like it because it’s very natural looking on me and I personally think the colour looks very nice on me. The main reason why I like it is because the formula of this is amazing. I think it’s safe to say that the Ultra Satin Lips are my new Colourpop fave. They are very long lasting for something that doesn’t dry matte and it is soooo so so comfortable on my lips. I never feel like they are cracking or have the life sucked out of them. I’m pretty sad that this was the only Ultra Satin Lip that I purchased from my Colourpop order. I want more!!!!!

Tweezerman Smooth Finish Facial Hair Remover

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You should know that I do not trust those at home moustache remover lotions like Nair. I have this fear that I’m going to get a really bad chemical burn and my upper lip is going to stay red for like a week. I am also pretty cheap LOL I don’t want to pay someone to wax my moustache off if I can do it for free. My cousin actually got this first and raved about it so I wanted one of my own, so I don’t have to be ghetto and pluck my moustache off. It takes some getting used to, but it is really good at getting every hair and takes less time. PLUS this came with little tweezers which I was also really exited about because I have wanted Tweezerman tweezers for the longest time!

Urban Decay de-slick Setting Spray

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I hate that I love this so much because I’m gonna have to go back to Sephora and spend $38 on the full sized bottle. MY POOR WALLET. It’s okay though because this is God’s gift to my skin. I noticed a dramatic difference in how oily my skin is at the end of the day when I use this. My skin had almost no trace of excess shine, which is something that usually never happens when I only set my makeup with powder.

elf Contouring Brush

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This may be the most dense brush I have ever came across in my life thus far. If you really like an intense contoured look, this brush will help you achieve it no problem. Like I said, it is EXTREMELY dense so it’ll pack on the product  easily and the shape of the brush fits perfectly into the hollows of your cheeks.  I guess the only downside to this is that the density of the brush and the short bristles make it kinda hard to blend product. I don’t mind it though because I will just go in with my NARS Ita brush and blend everything out. It is also really good for nose contouring. Not to mention this brush is $7! For the quality and user friendliness (is that a term you can use for makeup brushes?) of this brush, I think that it’s a steal!

Milani Conceal & Perfect Foundation – 06 Sand Beige

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I won’t say much about this foundation because I’ll be posting  a full review on it soon. But I’m sure you’ve all heard about this and I just want to let yall know that there is a reason why everyone love this foundation. It’s definitely become one of my favourite foundations!

As usual, let me know of any favourites you’ve had this month, I would love to check them out. Take care!

💖, B

July Favourites

I have another short and sweet monthly favourites post for you guys. Can’t believe I’ve already written three of these!  Also can’t believe that July is already over. I still have such a long list of things I still want to do before school starts and the fact that I haven’t been checking them off is giving me slight anxiety. Anyways, let me know what some of your favourites were for July, and check mine out as well 🙂

💖, B

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