My idea of getting through the work midweek is making plans for the weekend! It’s all decided, I’m going to be cooped up in my room watching the rest of House of Cards. All I want is Robin Wright’s wardrobe!
Meanwhile, you can take a peek at what I’ve been loving the past month. This is going to be a long favourites post! I think it’s the first one for 2015. Let’s just jump in!
01. Guerlain Gloss D’enfer Maxi Shine Lip Gloss in Candy Strip :: I haven’t reviewed this gloss yet (this is going to be a recurring theme) but the formula is amazing, very lightweight with no stickiness and decent lasting power (for a gloss). It’s a bright warm pink with no shimmer. A colour like this would look too Nicki Minaj on me but since it’s sheer, it also blends with my natural lip colour to a really nice warm pink.
02. Cle de Peau Enriched Lip Luminizer in 203 :: Review :: This been on my top shelf ever since I bought it, it’s a sheer lipstick in rosy pink shade. It’s great for everyday to just slap on and go out. The formula is very moisturising too.
03. Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Shadow Pencil in Rehab :: Review :: I’m halfway through using this but for everyday, this give a great wash of colour with a pearl finish. It’s slightly darker than my natural lid colour, so it doesn’t look too dark on me. I’ve bee using matte eyeshadow as an everyday wash of colour for too long, time to switch things up!
04. Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick in Brun Cachemire :: A recent buy from Sephora and one that I love very dearly. The formula is very pigmented, lightweight, creamy, semi-matte and long lasting. For a creamy matte lipstick it’s one of my favourite formulas ever. Brun Cachemire is a lovely terracotta brown shade.
05. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Heat :: I haven’t spoken enough about this blush! I bought this last year and completely forgot about it for a while. If the marbled texture doesn’t draw you in, the formula definitely will. The blush mixed with a little bit of ambient lighting powder imparts a very nice glow on the cheeks, it’s very subtle. It’s very soft and easy to blend. Diffused Heat is as light as I can go when it comes to pinks but still suits me well.
06. Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Powder SPF 15 in No. 30 :: I waited too long to get this. I’m not a big powder user. I use my Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder to set concealer and over certain areas but I’m not someone who applies powder all over my face all the time. Generally by midday my T-zone is just a smidgen oily, that’s when I like to whip this out and mattify a bit. The powder is sheer which is perfect for me, it doesn’t look like I have anything on. The colour isn’t a perfect match but since it’s sheer I can get by. I’m hoping they release a No. 25.
07. Oriflame The One Volume Blast Mascara* :: Once or twice a week I do wear mascara and lately it’s been this one. Contrary to the name it actually lengthens better than it volumizes and doesn’t clump. It’s the first non-waterproof formula I’ve tried in a long time and I’m liking it. Also holds the curl well for a few hours.
08. Essie Splash in Grenadine :: Review :: Here’s an example of an Essie polish with a great formula! Two thin coats, no streakiness and a glossy finish which lasts well for 5 days. But the colour you guys! It’s what you’d imagine a perfect spring polish to be, a mix of lavender and pink.
09. Essie Chills & Thrills :: Remember when I was raving about blurples? Here’s the pastel version that’s gorgeous! More of an electric blue but dusty. To be honest, the formula isn’t that great. It’s a little thicker than what I’d like it to be but it’s found a spot here because I use it a lot anyway.
10. OPI Just Spotted the Lizard :: I dug this out of my collection when I wanted to wear a gold nail polish for a wedding but didn’t want something too yellow. It’s a metallic gold/olive duochrome with an excellent two coater formula.
11. The Body Shop Glazed Apple Body Butter :: Review :: I used this up in under two months but I can still remember the scent! Glazed Apple is so yummy! I hope this bring this back next year. The body butter itself is very easy to spread, moisturising and lasts a long time.
12. Origins Make A Difference Plus + Rejuvenating Moisturizer :: After my underwhelming experience with Antipodes, I was praying that the next moisturizer I use wouldn’t be the same old thing again. Thankfully, I’ve found a keeper! For now, you need to know that this is definitely repurchase material! It’s a thin consistency, thicker than milk but not like a cream. Sooo lightweight and absorbs easily but doesn’t show my dry patches! When used with the product below I don’t even need to reapply after I’m back home. My skin has looked really hydrated and supple ever since I started using this. While exfoliation takes care of dry patches, I feel they aren’t recurrent when I’m using this. I still need to use this for a few more months before I review it but so far it’s been stellar!
13. Origins Make A Difference Plus + Rejuvenating Treatment Lotion :: The term ‘treatment lotion’ means it’s somewhere between a toner and an essence (which a lot of people advocate using separately). For a toner, an acidic one, I use a different product anyway so I’m not really using this as a 2-in-1 solution. I actually find this to be more of a hydrating toner which bonds really well with the moisturizer above. When I use this (generally in the morning), I find that the moisturizer just stays on much longer even after work. Both products have a similar cooling effect which is soothing and the mild fruity scent is lovely.
Let me know what you’ve been loving the past month! ^_^
Also, I’ve been tying to find a good black gold/golden olive kind of eyeshadow which is sparkly and foiled. So far, Stila Magnificent Foil Eyeshadow in Vintage Black Gold fits the bill but the formula isn’t the best. Any other recommendations?