STUFF I LOVE: August 2015

Well, now, somebody hasn’t done this for a while. (To be fair, that somebody hasn’t done anything else for a while so… consistent. LOL.)

This is going to be brief. And mostly beauty-related. (‘Cause I’m apparently vain like that now.)

So I’ve been trying out a couple of beauty products lately to fit my, uhh, “maturing” needs. By that, I mean I’m getting old(er) and I just couldn’t use the same products on my face anymore. Like recently, I’ve found myself letting go of my beloved Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion in place of a more suitable moisturizer aimed at firming the skin and getting rid of fine lines. (I don’t have obvious fine lines yet, thank God, but it’s still good to start early. As with eye cream. Did you know you’re supposed to start with that as early as 19 years of age?) Additionally, with all the gunk I’ve been putting on my face daily (for work), I’ve really been noticing changes in my skin compared to when I used to go faux naturel.

Anyway, most of the changes I’ve been experimenting with have been with make-up. I recently switched to MAC Pro Longwear Foundation (after being a Cover Girl… girl… for quite some time) and I’ve so far been really pleased with its performance. I mostly use this when I go on medium and long haul flights and let’s just say that after 14 grueling hours onboard from Manila to London, my makeup can still afford to go on tour for a few more hours.


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STUFF I LOVE: January 2013

You all know I’m a fangirl, right? When I like something, I make sure to tell the whole world about it so they could check it out and appreciate it as well. That’s called SPREADING THE LOVE. This new feature is me spreading MY love for random things on a (possibly) monthly basis. Heehee.

These are the stuff that made me extremely happy for January 2013.

Purchases from my last trip to the U.S.


L-R: Bath & Body Works products -- Carried Away fragrance mist, Sweet On Paris shimmer mist, Cashmere Glow lotion; Cover Girl Clean Oil Control Foundation in Soft Honey
L-R: Bath & Body Works products — Carried Away fragrance mist, Sweet On Paris shimmer mist, Cashmere Glow lotion; Cover Girl Clean Oil Control Foundation in Soft Honey

Cover Girl Clean Oil Control Foundation – I never used to be one to put on full make-up before leaving the house. My “make-up routine” in the past would involve just putting on Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion, blush, and eyeliner. Recently, though, I realized it doesn’t do much for impromptu pictures with flash, so I always end up looking like crap. Also, the problem with buying foundation that comes in this type of container is that you’re forced to consume it as quickly as possible, lest you’ll be left with a product full of germs and with an altogether different consistency. So yeah, long story short, I started using this on a regular basis and I’ve been loving it so far. It blends well with my skin, despite how I’ve gotten at least two shades darker from the time I bought it.

Bath & Body Works Fragrances – I love, love, LOVE the fragrances I got. I wear the Sweet On Paris Shimmer Mist before leaving the house. Aside from it smelling like a cross between a fruit shop and a French bakery, it also leaves my skin shining, shimmering splendid, like a little fairy princess. When I’m out of the house and I need to re-mist (whut!), I then spritz on Carried Away, which smells completely different — flowery and a bit on the serious, perfume-y side. What I love about these two scents, though, is how they don’t seem to clash when applied together. In fact, they smell extremely good and entirely different combined!

The Cashmere Glow lotion, I love for a completely different reason. I mean, yes, it smells really great, but I like it because it reminds me of Los Angeles… and a bit of New York. You see, my cousin bought tiny bottles of these on sale when we went to New Jersey. I think, that time, it was just $0.99 or something. Anyway, just my luck, I ran out of lotion while we were in New York, so my cousin gave me a bottle to keep in my bag. Basically, It became my go-to product for battling the harsh US winds. The texture is so rich and smooth, and the smell, so buttery, I always want to eat myself up after applying it. If that ain’t good vibes, I don’t know what is. :3

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