Beauty Favorites | January 2015

January 26, 2015

Let's be honest-- there are times when you are not sure of what your monthly favorites are, and sometimes it's quite the opposite, there are so many of them that you can't even downsize the list, which happens occasionally as well. However, this time around it was quite easy to determine the products I loved, as I have used them quite a lot throughout this month. 

First up, I'd like to mention the Dolce&Gabbana L’imperatrice, a beautiful fragrance that would make any gal swoon. The fragrance begins with fresh sparkling notes of rhubarb, red currant and kiwi. The heart radiates fresh watermelon and pink cyclamen. The base consists of grapefruit wood and sandalwood. This youthful yet sophisticated fragrance is perfect for everyday wear and is totally worth splurging on. Go get it now!

Over the past year, my beloved Nars Guy Bourdin One Night Stand Blush Palette  hadn't received the attention it deserved, so this month I've been reaching for it quite frequently. My absolute favorites this month were Deep Throat (sheer pink), Orgasm (peachy pink) and Goulue (medium pink), as I'm finding a blush more and more crucial in my routine (thanks to winter flu).

Estee Lauder Double Wear is a foundation I've been literally obsessed with. Like, why haven't I used it all this frickin time?! Okay, let me explain. You only need a tiny amount of product to cover up broken capillaries, redness, dark circles, and blemishes--which means I no longer need a concealer. How amazing is that? It blends effortlessly into the skin, creating a natural (not cakey), radiant, flawless complexion. Plus, it's got a great staying power as well. And yes, I used the irreplaceable Beauty Blender sponge to apply it.

Dior Addict Lip Glow was all I used on my lips throughout this month. It adds a nice hint of color to the lips as well as keeps my lips moisturized in this harsh winter season.

Last but not least, Revlon Illuminance Eyeshadows in Not Just Nudes, which were the only set of eyeshadows I took along with me for the holidays, because they're my absolute favorite at the moment-- I love them so much that I want to buy the rest four shades available from this range. They are super easy to apply(which is great on-the-go), looks gorgeous on the eyes and are super wearable.

What's your monthly favorites? 

Vanity Table Organization | H&M Picks

January 22, 2015

This year I thought I should do a little makeover in my room since I easily get bored of things stored/shelved/located the same way for a prolonged period of time. I've done a fair share of browsing around the homeware section of various websites, but  H&M  is still my top choice. They have the nicest selection of affordable little gems for the home at the moment, so I couldn't resist sharing them with all of you. So, without a further ado, here are my top picks. 

21. Glass Jar $9.95

What's your favorite piece? What do you think I should get? 

Top 7 Beauty Discoveries of 2014

January 10, 2015

Happy New Year, my lovely readers!!! Hope you all had a wonderful time with your family and friends. As for me, I've had the time of my life. And I mean that quite literally. I took a few weeks off blogging-- you know, just to get those creative juices flowing again, and now I'm back full of energy and ideas *hooray* For my first post of the year, I thought I'd do a little round-up of my top beauty discoveries of 2014. I couldn't possibly include everything rolled up into one blog post (obviously, or else I'd fail miserably), instead I thought I'd limit it to at least seven. So here they are:
BY TERRY Ombre Blackstar in Misty Rock. I thought long and hard negating the need for such an expensive eyeshadow stick. But after much deliberation, I got one ( as it happens most of the time). Misty Rock is a gorgeous mauve-taupe with reflective shimmer particles. The texture is super creamy but once it's set it doesn't move, which means you need to blend it in real quick. I'm really impressed with the staying power as well-- it stays on without budging and fading for at least 6 to 7 hours.

NARS Sheer Glow foundation in Fiji. If you are a frequent reader of my blog (thank you), you might know that I'm a big fan of this foundation. Ever since I purchased it last March, I've been wearing it almost every single day. It gives a medium but build-able coverage, doesn't feel heavy on the skin and stays put when set with a powder. One pump of this will give you an even, healthy, glowing complexion.  It's definitely worth the $45 investment. 
DIOR Addict Extreme in 476 Plaza. This is a new addition to my lipstick stash as I bought this last December-- and it's most definitely one of my favorites. I'd call this is a hydrating tinted lip balm/stain. It glides on like a dream, leaving a gorgeous vibrant color with a beautiful dewy shine. It feels really comfortable on the lips, very moisturizing, and surprisingly long-lasting! 476 Plaza is a gorgeous fuchsia pink, which you can wear sheer or build it up for a bold lip. 

BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone and Opal. So I think this could be my favorite purchase of the year! My, oh my, Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector is heaven sent. Seriously. One drop of this gorgeous illuminator mixed with foundation or on its own will give a you a a lit-from-within glow. I personally like to apply it under foundation specifically across the brow, cheekbones, and under the eyes for a softly lit, radiant, healthy complexion. 
MAKE UP FOR EVER Full Cover Concealer in Ivory 6. I have an issue with dark under eye circles and facial redness, so I have been on the hunt for an industrial strength concealer that could cover everything up but still look natural on the skin without accentuating the dry areas of the face. So when I discovered this, it was almost like a dream come true. MUFE Full Cover concealer is water resistant, long-lasting, effortlessly covers dark circles, redness, brightens under the eye without creasing or budging throughout the day. It is so pigmented you just need a teeny tiny amount to cover imperfections and once it dries it stays put. Brilliant!
BECCCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Rose Gold. A blush and a highlighter in one? Yes, please. The pressed version of the cult Shimmering Skin Perfector creates a very natural shine--not glittery at all. This rose gold shade is perfect for adding an instant beautiful luminosity and color to the cheeks. I'm looking into buying more of these in the nearest future.

This is all for today's post. What do you think? Have you tried anything I've mentioned here? If so, let me know in the comments below.

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