All posts filed under: Monthly Favorites

May 2013 Favorites

And we’ve come to this point again: my monthly favorites for May! 🙂 I have quite the collection of favorites here, which is awesome for diversification. Or something like that. Products mentioned: — MAC Paint Pot in Bare Study — MAC eyeshadow in Sable — MAC matte lipstick in Mehr — Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Luminous Light and Mood Light Favorite Lip Combinations this month: — Addiction Lip Crayon in Day Trip + Le Métier de Beauté Lip Crème in Crème Caramel — Maybelline ColorSensational Lipstick in Chestnut + Le Métier de Beauté Lip Crème in Café Crème Other favorites: — Vampire Weekend’s Modern Vampires in the City — The National’s Trouble Will Find Me — The Mindy Project — “These Days” by Jack Cheng — Trader Joe’s Spicy Chai Tea Latte Mix — Keith Haring iPhone case

April 2013 Favorites

In which I ramble too much and cut myself off mid-sent So, I usually try to have these up by the first of the month (or I was trying for that anyway), but stuff happened. So, yeah. This is a pretty succinct video and I hope you enjoy it. I only had a small bunch of beauty favorites this month. I always feel the need to like, collect a lot of items for monthly favorites, but I know that’s not truthful, so here’s the truth. 🙂 Céleteque Matte Moisturizer I was looking for a facial moisturizer that had SPF in it because I’ve gotten very paranoid about sun damage recently… and this presented itself to me. It’s very, very good and lightweight, which is perfect for the sucky weather we’ve been having over here in the tropics. It kind of leaves a white cast upon application but that goes away once the product soaks in. You only need a little product so this bottle will go a long way, even with everyday use. 🙂 BECCA …

March 2013 Favorites

Hello everyone! This is a bit early, because I really, really wanted to have my favorites up before I left for Japan! 🙂 Here are a couple of favorites from this month, and I tried to add a couple of non-beauty things in there, too. For nobody’s benefit. Anyway, here we go! Beauty Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette ($50, 20% off) How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I remember my friend Zaxx selling me one of her extra Naked 2 Palettes (she got them for Christmas, I think), and I said I wasn’t interested because The Internet said they were for cool-toned folk. My lesson in all of this is: Screw the rules! I don’t think I’m cool-toned, and I love this more than the “warmer” Naked Palette. I seriously love every single color in this palette. I’m so tempted to take it with me to Japan, but some of the pans are reportedly a bit loose. I’m sure I can survive a week without this palette. I’m sure of it. …

February Favorites

YAY, I actually had this up on time! Also, on video, too. Ooooh, fancy. Anyway, here are some products that I’ve been loving the past month. February was the month of the ghosts of parcels past. Everything that I ordered on impulse in January came to Nickelback* me. So, I didn’t get to do try some of the products quite as extensively as I used these ones that I’ve picked out. Here are my February favorites! All are mentioned in the video, but I thought I would do a little bit of talking about each product some more in text and picture form~ 1. Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush (Collection Reviewed & Swatched) Holy cow, these blushes are amazing. I was on the fence about purchasing them, since they are a bit on the pricey side (Php 1,200 each, from the retailer I got) and the only way I could pick any up was if I ordered online, without seeing how the colors would look on me or how the texture was. I first got …

January Favorites

I’ve been in quite the beauty rut lately, despite the seemingly endless supply of new makeup products in the mail. New makeup products that I bought with my money… so it’s definitely not an endless supply. It just seems like it is because they’re coming all at once! Since I was in a beauty rut, this is going to be a short list this month, I think. I also did not go out all that much in January (hermit alert), so I’m really at some sort of loss, I suppose. Nevertheless, here are my January Favorites! There are some great products that I was able to try and use late into the month. 1. Le Métier de Beauté Sheer Brilliance Lip Gloss in Bondi Beach (Review — $32; Nordstrom) I would say that the biggest “beauty rut” I was in last month concerned lip products! I didn’t know what to use. I got so tired of “dark, berry lips,” and it never felt quite right. I would finish a look and then add a lip …

December Favorites

I’ve got a few favorites from December! I don’t know how that happened since I was in the middle of a makeup ban… Funny how things happen. Ahem, in any case, here’s twelve products—two lip, five eye, 1 set of tools, 2 face products, and 3 skin care products. Phew. I hope you enjoy this roundup! 1. Guerlain Rouge G L’Extrait in Orgueil (Review) I purchased this on the last day of November, and loved it from the get-go, but I wasn’t able to include it in my November Favorites. The Rouge G L’Extraits are incredibly smooth, creamy and pigmented. A little lasts a long while, which is great considering the price point. I’d gotten two more shades (sale!) after Orgueil, but this remains my favorite. 2. Revlon ColorStay Ultimate in Premier Plum (Review) An excellent drugstore find! Formula is great, though a bit tacky on the finish. The color is my favorite part, as it’s a beautiful medium pinky color that leans heavily towards plum. 3. Laura Mercier Artist’s Palette for Eyes (Review) I …