Tuesday, February 4, 2014

My Monthly Favorites: December-January 2014

Hey loves! It's my first monthly faves for 2014! I didn't do a favorites post for December 2013 since it's mostly the same as my November 2013 favorites but towards the end of December till January I have been trying a lot of products so here they are.

Definitely a favorite! I know, I know. I've been raving about this brand of contacts because I cannot believe how super comfortable and lightweight they are. I have been wearing glasses since I was in primary school, and it was really refreshing to go out without worrying about your glasses or your makeup. My favorites are the Amaretto in Blue and Machiatto, but I would love to try more of their lenses, especially the 2 tone ones. Check out my post about these lenses here.

REAL TECHNIQUES BRUSHES
I am so glad that my partner gave this to me as a gift, because I love them. I always told you guys that you do not need expensive products or tools to create a make up look, but then again, good tools always help right? I feel so professional using them, and it makes me enjoy applying makeup even more. I currently have the Travel Essentials, Eye Starter Set and the Expert Face Brush. I would love to complete the whole collection, but I will not buy it (sorry, such a cheapskate). If it is given to me as a gift, why not.

L'OREAL INFALLIBLE EYESHADOW IN BRONZED TAUPE
This, oh I am inlove! It is super pigmented and if I could bring only 1 shadow anywhere, it would be this baby right here. It is super pigmented that I have been using it for a month now but I only use the product that has adhered to the cap, I haven't touched the whole pot yet. It doesn't crease or fade on me, it literally stays the whole day long. I would love to collect more shades of this bad boy. You can purchase this from Bon Marche for ₱280.

MAYBELLINE CLEAR SMOOTH ALL IN ONE SHINE FREE CAKE POWDER
My face have been super dry because of using my Benzoyl Peroxide wash, and I honestly don't like wearing liquid foundation during these times because it emphasizes the dry patches and I do not want to irritate my face even more. Instead, when I go out in errands, I use this face powder to just smoothen out my face. It feels lightweight enough and my face looks evened out. I am sure that this does not live up to its "All Day Shine Control" claim since I still do get oily after a couple of hours.

THE FACE SHOP LOVELY ME:EX YOU AND FACE BLUSHER IN PINK GLOW
I am just starting to love how a subtle highlight can change the whole aura of the face, and this has been an absolute love for me. I have been using this for the past month and I could not ask for more from this highlighter. To see some swatches of this product, click here.

LUCAS PAPAW OINTMENT
This is heaven's sent for me! I have been swatching a lot of lip products for review and this baby relieved my dry, chapped lips. Made from Carica Papaya, this product soothes and cleanses a lot of skin complaints, and you can definitely use this not just on the lips. A multi-tasking product if you ask me, and I love it. You can get this from Kering Kerin Store for only ₱420.

NAPOLEON PERDIS CHINA DOLL GEL EYELINER IN HEAVEN
I actually did not go out a lot for the past month, but when I do and when I apply makeup, this is part of the routine. I love how it adds a pop of color to my eyes. To check out where I got it and other swatches, click on this link.

NATURE REPUBLIC AUTO EYEBROW PENCIL IN #3
This has been my go to eyebrow product since it is very easy to use and I love that it has a spoolie on the other end to smudge the product. If ever I run out, I will definitely repurchase. It has replaced my Etude House Drawing Eyebrow Pencil, I just love this.

MILANI EYE TECH MINI LIQUID EYELINER
I just reconnected with my love for liquid eyeliner, and I think it is because of this product right here. I love how it is really precise and easy to control and the felt tip can create think and thick lines, depending on your preference.
I am pretty sure that I got this from Bon Marche but they are not carrying this anymore. If you can get your hands on this baby, go for it. I can attest on how smudge-proof and budge-proof this eyeliner is.

NYX WONDER PENCIL IN MEDIUM
This is a new product released by NYX last year, it can actually be used to line your waterline, as a concealer or to line the lips. I use this for the lips, as a lip liner when I wear nude lipstick or to clean up when I am sporting red lips. I picked up the shade Medium, which is close to my natural color because it is a pet-peeve of mine when I see a white area around the lips.

FAIRYDROPS WATERPROOF PLATINUM MASCARA
I was super glad that I scored this mascara during Sample Room's 12 Days of Christmas last year because I am obsessed with it! This mascara has been used an abused because it lengthens my lashes and lifts them up even if I don't use a curler.
The mascara brush is pretty unique and I took me some to get used to it. I am not sure if you can see them but this has fibers to add impressive length to your lashes.

JORDANA TWIST & SHINE MOISTURIZING BALM STAIN
I never thought that I will fall in love with this lippies, seriously. I love how pigmented it is and the color is just to die for. A full review + swatches will be posted within this week so please watch out for it. You will know why I love them so much.

VS REFRESHING BODY MIST IN STRAWBERRIES AND CHAMPAGNE
This is a Christmas gift that I received from Shirleen of Pretty Angel Shoppe and has been my go to scent ever since. I think this scent suits me really well, and I love how refreshing this is. My partner loves it to! You may contact Shirleen if you wanted to get yours too, she has lots of scent available and on hand.

And that is it for my monthly favorites! I hope you enjoy reading this and let me know if you would like me to review any of the items that I have shown here. Thank you so much Pinay Beauties for the support, and I will see you in my next post! Goodluck!

-- Maica :)

10 comments:

  1. rhania escuetaFebruary 4, 2014 at 3:05 PM

    from this bunch.. im happy that i have tried lucas papaw.. it has many use! i love this to the max!

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  2. Shirleen YuFebruary 4, 2014 at 3:41 PM

    Sis im glad na nagustuhan mo yun scent na pinili ko for you :)

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  3. Rayluck JoyFebruary 4, 2014 at 4:16 PM

    hi! where did u buy the jordana balm stain? thanks!

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  4. Maica SaldoFebruary 4, 2014 at 5:43 PM

    Yes, I love it so much too! :)

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  5. Maica SaldoFebruary 4, 2014 at 5:43 PM

    Yes SIs, sobrang gusto ko siya. Thank you so much! :)

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  6. Maica SaldoFebruary 4, 2014 at 5:44 PM

    From CareFreeShopper dear, here is the link: http://carefreeshopper.com.ph/.

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  7. RaeFebruary 4, 2014 at 9:41 PM

    That highlighter from the faceshop is just too cute!

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  8. Michelle Grace MagramoFebruary 5, 2014 at 9:38 PM

    I haven't tried any of these products but I've read a lot of raves about some of the items here. I personally wanter to try Fairy Drops mascara, Jordana Twist and Shine and of course, Real Techniques. :)

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  9. Maica SaldoFebruary 10, 2014 at 12:30 AM

    The most affordable is the Twist & Shine, I already posted a review so I hope you can check it out. :)

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  10. Lean Diwa BuscainoMarch 1, 2014 at 12:23 PM

    I would like to try the milani eyeliner, I've been in search for a mudge proof eyeliner and affordable sana heheh :D

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