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Nosy Beauty Vol. 24: Joanne

Hey everyone. Apologies if this week's Nosy Beauty is a day late. I have no excuses other than I forgot to take care of it during the week. January is incredibly hectic, so I hope you all understand. 🙂 Anyway, this week, I have another fellow BNTGirl on the chopping block, Joanne! She is also Filipino, but is based in the US, and blogs over at Ur Happy Bunnie. 🙂

I’m Joanne and I’m admittedly a makeup junkie. I’m a BS Nursing graduate procrastinating to take my NCLEX. In between reviewing for my exam, working part time and enjoying my Korean dramas and Kpop, I’m a beauty blogger – Urhappybunnie. I currently live Jersey City, very accessible to New York but I hail from the City of Smiles, Bacolod, Philippines.

NB - Joanne Face

I’m confident with or without makeup; it’s just that when I have makeup on, I feel like all my features are enhanced. Makeup was something that I turned into when I was in college to boost my self confidence since I was a little bit insecure of my looks when I was in high school and I didn’t want to be that insecure, ugly girl in college. I was dealing with weight issues and I needed something to make me feel beautiful both inside and out. With makeup being a huge game changer for me, I really felt beautiful; I didn’t care if somebody said I wasn’t. From then on, makeup became a huge part of my life. Back then, if you told me I would be a beauty blogger today, I wouldn’t have believed you.

My everyday looks tend to vary and so does the makeup products that I use but I can never run out of the house without putting on a BB Cream (Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream in Medium), filling in my very sparse eyebrows (Wet n Wild Brow Kit) and lining my outer lower lash line with a brown eyeshadow to make my eyes stand out a little bit since I think it is very small.

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I am a huge fan of Urban Decay and I have a lot of their eyeshadow palettes but I tend to reach out to the Naked 1 and Naked Basics palette the most for this past year. I usually rock either a simple neutral eye or smokey eye. For the cheeks, I must say that my ultimate blush is NARS Deep Throat (a very awkward name and that goes for most of NARS products) and for contouring, I use the Clinique Sunkissed Bronzer that I’m nearly out of. I also love highlighting and I use my MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Soft and Gentle for that. And for the lips, I go for a coral lip, a pink or a red depending on my mood.

I do have quite a bit of makeup for an average girl but contrary to that I only carry necessities in my makeup bag for touch up purposes. I usually carry around a small makeup bag, it’s green and it’s from Crabtree and Evelyn but sadly I spilled foundation on it while it was on top of my vanity so I switched it up to my Estee Lauder makeup bag that I got from a holiday collection a few years back. It is my travel makeup bag so it is bigger than what I usually carry daily but I think it is good because I sometimes chuck in other products I use for the day’s makeup look.

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So what’s inside my bag? Well, I have the e.l.f. Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder (which is a dupe for the NARS Orgasm & Laguna Blush and Bronzer) and I also carry with me the ECOTOOLS retractable brush for application or re-application in the instance of touch-ups. I also carry with me a sample size of the Too Faced Shadow Insurance. If I have to leave and do my makeup on the go, I just slip in my Urban Decay Naked Basics in my makeup bag or if I forget about it, I just use my blush and bronzer as my eyeshadows too. I also have a pen liner, the NYX Super Skinny Marker, and a pencil liner, the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Zero. I line my upper lash line with the pen liner and the outer corner of my lower lash line with the pencil liner and smudge it out with a Q-tip. And yes, I do carry around Q-tips in my makeup bag. It’s great for cleaning up makeup and for touch ups.

Dark circles are a no-no, and sadly I have really dark circles under my eyes that just won’t go away no matter how long I sleep or treat them so I carry with me the NARS Stick Concealer in Ginger. My favorite concealer is actually the Ever Bilena Mousse Concealer in Honey Beige (or was it Medium Beige? I honestly can’t remember!) and I ran out of it months ago and I couldn’t get my hands on it again until I get back to the Philippines. The NARS stick concealer is actually really good, and the liquid concealer is even better but I just haven’t gotten around to getting the liquid concealer since Sephora it’s always out of stock whenever I go to Sephora.

To satiate my highlighting needs without the bulk of a compact, I have a sample size of Benefit’s Girl Meets Pearl liquid highlighter. I love how it makes my face glow and looks instantly refreshed.

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Dry lips are my next pet peeve after dark circles and the only remedy I have for that is the Aquaphor Healing Ointment. I used to have the one in a tube but I ran out of it and since we have a big tub of it at home, I just helped myself to it and grabbed some in a small jar. And being on the topic of lips, I have 3 other lip products in my kit – Mirenesse Glossy Kiss in Perfect Kiss (a jumbo lip crayon in a coral shade), 3Concept Eyes Lip Lacquer in Pink Boom (a liquid lipstick in a bright pink shade), and Model Co Party Proof Matte Lipstick in Peony (a red lipstick that smells amazingly like berries and is the smoothest matte lipstick I’ve ever tried). As I said earlier, I love myself a coral, pink, or red lips. I do switch up my lipsticks quite often but for the past month this has been my staple lippies.

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Last but not the least, my makeup bag wouldn’t be complete without my contact lens case and the Visine Maximum Redness Relief Formula eye drops. I wear circle lenses daily and I really have bad eyesight but lately my eye allergies have been worse than ever and exposure to the cold wind just makes my eyes so irritated, watery and extremely red. I bet, if you see how red my eyes are you’d think I’m doing drugs. LOL. So yeah, I carry around Visine to relieve the redness and irritation even if just a little bit.

Thanks Joanne! Here’s a peek of next week’s Nosy Beauty feature:


Any guesses? 🙂 For more Nosy Beauty, click here.


  1. badgalrayray says

    I got worried when there was no Nosy Beauty post for this wek. I checked every few hours to see if you would post one. Nosy Beauty is one of my weekly fixes. Ifeel like my week isn’t complete without reading a post. Hehe. 🙂

    • Aww! ❤ Haha I'm so glad that someone waits for Nosy Beauty. Don't worry, I'll try to be on top of things from now on!

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