Sephora Beauty Haul
Before I dump all the entries (+ envelope prints) that’s been sitting on my drafts page for the past two months, I just want to share to you my recent haul from Sephora. I’ve moved back to Manila this month, so this was my last haul from the No. 1 Beauty Authority. /cries
Urban Decay’s Naked 3 Palette for my sister.
Daily Makeup Brush Cleaner / Soothing Cleansing Milk / Express Cleaning Wipes / (Not in Photo) Retractable Lip Brush for Mom
I love Sephora’s Daily Makeup Brush Cleaner, but I wish they were selling a bigger bottle. The Soothing Cleansing Milk is a good make-up remover but stings my eyes. :(
FREE Tarte BB Tinted Moisturizer Sample / FREE Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Dollface Sample
Basic Makeup Essentials
I’m taking a quick break from all that travel talk because the more I talk about England, the more I wish I was there. So, let’s talk about the things that makes a girl like me happy — hair, makeup and skin care! :3
Anyhoo, I thought I should go over the basics because I know a lot of you are interested in makeup but really have no idea where to begin. This post was inspired by Everygirl’s 18 Beauty Essentials. But in my opinion, the products they’ve featured were a bit too pricey for the regular Everygirl. So, I made my own version! :) Now, you don’t have to buy all the items indicated on this list. Just purchase only you need and that’s within your budget (but please, don’t resort to fake products!).
John Frieda Luminous Glaze Review
With the current state of my hair, shiny hair sounds impossible. Cellophane treatments, unfortunately, are too expensive here in Singapore so I Googled for alternatives. The Luminous Glaze is John Frieda’s is a hair glaze and a home solution for salons’ expensive cellophane treatments. The bottle cost $7.99 + shipping, which I think is a bit expensive but $140 cheaper than salons. Oh, for the pursuit of better hair!
Vegas Volt, Impassioned & Myth Review
There’s just too many MAC lipsticks too choose from, too many shades to try. But what frustrates me the most is the fact that 80% of the shades I want to try are either out of stock or unavailable in Asia. :(
Luckily for me, my boyfriend’s parents went on a month-long vacation in the USA, and they were nice enough to buy a few lipsticks.
It took me, more or less, two weeks to finally decide the colors I wanted. I even called MAC Singapore several times to check if they have a particular color in store, helping me narrow down my choices. In the end, I decided to get three shades that are not available in Asia at that time.
So far, I have MAC in Angel, Freckletone, Ruby Woo and Bombshell (that I barely use, and don’t consider part of my ~permanent~ collection).
How To Avoid Hat Hair
Tis the season to be jolly but it’s also the season for windy cold temperature, wrapping up and hat hair! Yes hat hair — the way your hair looks after wearing a hat! Normally, wear a hat creates a static build up and makes your hair limp and lifeless (though hair, by default, is dead).
But you don’t need to choose between staying protected and looking good since there are some essential tips on how to wear a hat and still have great looking hair.