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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Lipstick Lab: A Shade Called Anna

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Lipstick Lab is a gallery of the author’s lipstick mix discoveries. It’s a showcase, of some sort, for her love of math, colors, and lipstick

I’ve been on a blogging rut lately — I got busy with processing IDs and papers for my new work. But that doesn’t mean that I’ve stopped experimenting with my lipsticks. Whenever I have the time, I squeeze in little shoots here and there.

I named this new shade Anna because of most of the Anna’s I know are soft-spoken and very lady-like — characteristics which perfectly describe this new baby.

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Lipstick Inventory

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From one lipstick, I managed to grow my collection to fifteen in just a span of eight months. Majority of these were bought blindly online, and by some fluke of nature, everything managed to work for me.

I’m in detoxifying mode, and that doesn’t just apply to what I eat. Our closets have been purged of clothes that 1) don’t physically fit me, and 2) don’t align with my current style (if “black, white, blue and coral clothes only” can be called style). And I don’t see why I shouldn’t extend this to my makeup things. And being that lipstick is all I have in abundance, this is where I will start.

Now, I have divided my inventory into five parts: the keepers — obviously a list of owned lipsticks that are going to stay in my arsenal, the borderlines — kind of like a limbo for lipsticks until I decide their fate, the misfits — my tosses, the new kids on the block — my online purchases that haven’t arrived yet, and the santa-I’ve-been-nice — tubes that are definitely not in any of these pictures because it contains my wishlist.

Are you ready? Laz go!

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Makeup Stash: Bobbi Brown BB Cream SPF 35

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Makeup Stash is a beauty tag series that attempts to review various makeup items via full makeup routine demonstration and swatches.

When I first started on makeup, I obviously had no idea on what brands are good for me. My initial instinct was to try on brands that are known, which sometimes also equivalents to being a bit pricey. Which I know, I know, is not a very practical move. But this Bobbi Brown BB Cream with SPF 35 somehow redeems my flunky theory.

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Makeup Stash: Myra Vitaglow BB Cream

imageMakeup Stash is a beauty tag series that attempts to review various makeup items via full makeup routine demonstration and swatches.

In order to justify the ridiculous amount of BB creams that I have, I think I need to roll out a review of some sorts. I currently have five BB creams, four are from unique brands and I’ve accumulated them over a span of (only) two months.

I do rotate them almost every week, but sometimes it’s a hassle to be forced to use some items that are very hard to deal with. Case in point, the Myra Vitaglow BB Cream.

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