Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 Favorites


It's the last day of 2012 and I have to say that last year I started this blog as a part of 2011 new year resolution, the blog is growing super slow afterwards but I love writing something once in a while :) I think for 2013 I have to vow to post more reviews and share more stuff here and also at overmellow.

Just moments before this year ends I wanted to list some of my favorites for this year, I will write more thorough review or swatch for each product/thing mentioned later :)


Cleanser Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit Oil-Free Acne Wash
Toner Bioderma Sensibio H2O
Exfoliant Paula's Choice 2% BHA Gel
Spot Treatment Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Sunscreen Shiseido Sun Protection Lotion
Mask Freeman Avocado & Oatmeal Facial Mask
Body "Cleanser" Dove Bar Soap
Lotion Eucerin Repair Lotion 10% Urea

Make Up

Liquid Foundation Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet+ and Revlon Photoready
BB Cream Diorsnow UV Shield White Reveal SPF 50 PA+++
Tinted Moisturizer Bobbi Brown SPF 15
Setting Powder MAC Blot Powder
Powder Foundation Everyday Minerals Matte Base
(come to think of it, I hardly ever wear face primer this year)
Make Up Brush Sigma
Eye Primer Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Eyeshadow Palette Too Faced Natural Eye Palette
Eyeliner Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner and MUFE Aqua Eyes
Mascara Maybelline Falsies Flared and Urban Decay Supercurl
Blush MAC Peachykeen
Lipstick Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lip Color in Über Pink
Lipgloss Lioele Blooming Gloss in Vanilla Pink and Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss in Insouciance


Nail Base Seche Rebuild (replacing my ever favorite Nail Envy)
Nail Top Coat Seche Vite
Nail Polish 
OPI Dulce de Leche is still my most favorite but from the ones I got in 2012; I love Essie Penny Talk

There they are fully listed. Most things are the ones I wear on daily basis so it's not difficult to pick a favorite. I'm still looking for go-to highlighter, concealer and bronzer tho. What I usually wear now is just so-so, therefore they are not included in the list :) I guess that's all for now, cheers for the new year!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Essential Brushes

Lately I have been using only two brushes to do my make up. I've mentioned a couple times that I rarely wear eyeshadows, I usually only apply some primer then eyeliner on my eyelids. So I don't have any go-to eye brushes *shame*

These two are the brushes I'm wearing lately. The first one is Bubbi HD Flawless brush. I got this one at from make up brushes line by Lindy a.k.a bubzbeauty. I've been eyeing this brush for quite a while because of its similarities with Shiseido foundation brush. It has dense angled short bristles for an HD finish. I kept myself from buying it because I had my Everyday Minerals flat top brush already. But eventually that brush just shed and shed and I think it's time for me to replace it. So I placed my order and the brush arrived.