My Favourite Things | August 2016

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My Favourite Things is a blog link-up by Eireen and Raisa about well, our favourite things. It can be anything — a book, makeup stuff, food, places, gadgets, website, people — and it can be as few or as many as you’d like.

We’re more than halfway through the year already, and I’m just writing my third favourites for this year heh. But I promise, this month’s favourites are so good and interesting enough to make up for my lack of dedication for the other seven months. Let’s jump right into it!

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Finish 5 by September | What I Used Up, What I Didn’t

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Aloha!

About two months ago, I launched a challenge called the Finish 5 wherein I targeted to empty out five items from my skincare and makeup stash. As someone who has never (and I really mean never) finished anything beauty related plus my hoarding tendencies (beauty-related or not), this was something that I strived to be really conscious of on a daily basis.

I’m super excited to show you my trash my progress (sort of), so hop on in!

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Two Cents: Pixi x Glamourbox June 2016

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For the longest time, I have wanted to try items from Pixi. Almost all of the beauty b/vloggers that I’ve been following are raving about their products, most especially for their skincare line. Imagine my excitement when I found out that for June, Glamourbox will contain all Pixi items. The box was priced at PhP 1,270 but the total price of all the items inside are at PhP 3,349(!!). The contents of the box were a mystery at the time, which just added to my excitement! I purchased it back in June (waaay before my Finish 5, mind you ;p) and they released it at the end of the month. I guess I’m one of the first few who’s already received the box.

So… join me in my first ever Glamourbox unboxing. 🙂

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Two Cents: BeautyMNL Skin Care Haul

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Two cents is a beauty blog series that doles out initial thoughts on newly-purchased products.

It’s official: I am over my makeup haul-ing phase. I used to go gaga over lipsticks and foundations, but now, whenever I browse through the beauty department online or off, I go straight for skin care. Maybe it’s just this heat or maybe it’s the age — whatever it is, I have started loving pampering my skin!

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Two Cents: Etude House Sunprise Natural Corrector SPF50+ PA+++

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The product name’s a mouthful, I know!

Lately, I’ve been on the lookout for one of the most basic daily skin care — sun screen. Now, I have professed my love for Biore UV Perfect Face Milk SPF50+ PA+++ in my January Favourites, but three bottles in, I realized that it has a strong alcohol smell. It’s quite off-putting for someone who’s a bit sensitive to smells. I’m not sure if they changed the formula, but I decided to explore some other options.

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Two Cents: Althea Korea Mini Haul

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Two cents is a beauty blog series that doles out initial thoughts on newly-purchased products.

Yes, dear reader, I am still alive! *Hallelujah chorus* As per usual, I got caught up in major priorities, and forgot to blog again

The past months, I have been on the down low with makeup,  I’ve been sticking to 3 makeup items on most days (Nyx Pore Filler, lipstick on the cheeks, lips, and sometimes eye crease, and made-up brows — if you’re curious), and just relying mainly on layered skin care — sun screen, glow cream, under eye cream. So it’s no wonder that on one of my planned hauls, most of the items are for moi skin.

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Two Cents: Drugstore Mini Haul

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Two cents is a beauty blog series that doles out initial thoughts on newly-purchased products.

Don’t they look wonderful? *kilig*

I actually purchased these items about three to four months ago, and they arrived just two weeks ago. One batch is from Amazon, through my co-worker who does a shipment business, and the other batch is from Makeup Inbox PH. Once again, I shopped blindly… well, somewhat blindly, because I did a ton of research about the products prior to ordering them. And by some luck, most of the products work for me. *yay*

Are you ready? Let’s do this!

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