January 2016 Favorites

I want to start 2016 right by doing monthly favorites on my blog. I will try my best to stick on this monthly series on my blog. Let me keep my fingers crossed on this one.  Last year, I have tried tons of beauty and skin care products that I forgot to even share and mention here on my blog. I felt like I was the bad beauty blogger who has been keeping secrets from my readers. This 2016, I really think you deserve more than PR posts and reviews. Weekends are now for blogging because my husband and I have decided to stay at home during these days to save money for travel and well, for the future.  This January I have a few faves to share with you for the skin care and beauty department.

For skin care, I have been loving this Nuxe Nuxellence Detoxifying and Youth Revealing Anti Aging Care. Such a long name for a skin care product noh? Pero I do not mind naman because this works on my dry and troubled skin very well. One bottle is filled with natural goodness. Imagine, this is made up of 91.7% natural ingredients and it promises cell renewal for a more youthful glow. As for me, I have been using this since November and I love using this as my night time cream. This has a subtle cream lotion scent. It is a very emolient cream that lathers well on my dry skin. This is not heavy at all but it hydrates my skin very well. I wake up to supple and softer skin whenerv I use this at night.

Next product is the L'oreal Revitalift Magic Blur Eye Cream. I am not fond of using eye cream because the last time I used one cause me milia on my undereye and lid area. I tried this product because I love the Revitalift line of L'oreal. This eye cream gives immediate blurring effect that I love. It makes my undereye feel tighter (in a good way) and smoother. This product does not sting nor does it irritate my eyes. 

Happy Skin Zit Zapper Second Skin Cream- I have been seeing this product from other beauty bloggers since 2014. I really wanted to try it because it is made for sensitive skin.  It only has one shade which is quite fair for my skin tone. Despite this, I was amazed how well it evens out my skin. The color eventually blends well with my skin after a few minutes because I am acidic. What I love most about this product is its staying power and semi matte powder finish. It is my current favorite base and it works as a foundation and a bb cream for me.

Catrice Camouflage Cream Concealer -This is my newest drugstore find. This only costs 299 pesos and does an awesome job of concealing my undereye circles. Its coverage is superb and it can even act as a cream foundation. More on this on concealer on my next blog post. :)
 I did not like this Maybelline Rocket Mascara  when I first tried it years ago. Maybelline sent me a new tube last December and I brought this with me on our honeymoon. I was surprised that the brush bristles does not poke my lash line anymore. I really think that this one is a new and reformulated version of the old mascara. I have been using everyday and it does a great job of volumizing and lenghtening my sparse lashes. 
Another Maybelline product that I have been loving is the Fashion Brow. This is a 3D Palette that promises to give full brows and nose lift. This kit has a brow wax, a medium shade and a lighter brown shade. It includes a dual ended brush -angled with a tiny shading brush on the other end. This product is a game changer in my routine as I can use this for my brows, nose contouring and even as an eyeshadow. Do you want me to make a full review on this? Let me know on the comment box below. :)
Pixi Natural Contour Powder
I have been loving the Pixi Natural Contour Powder. This is a finely milled contour powder. This can be quite difficult to blend so having the right tool is the key. The color is quite pigmented and  it is more of a cool toned brown or taupe. It gives off that slightest hint of natural warmth  on the face but this works best as a contour powder than a bronzer. I used this on my wedding and it gave my face depth and definition. 
milani luminoso
Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso -This is a a gorgeous coral with gold shimmers.  It looks peach on my cheeks and it gives me that beautiful glow. It goes on sheer but it is very buildable. For NC30 and up, I suggest to load up your dense brush to make this blush work. It is a great summer time blush and acts as a highlighter as well.
Milani Luminoso, Pixi Natural Contour Powder
For the lips, I have recently discovered a new lip liner from Nichido. The shade is Spice which is a beautiful burnt red. It looks beautiful when worn as a lipstick and a nice lip liner paired with red or coral gloss or lipstick. It is only 100 pesos and the pigmentation is comparable to MAC lip liners. Also, the staying power of this liner is very good. 

Lastly, I am digging this L'oreal Color Rich Balm in Heavenly Berry. It is a nice everyday tinted balm that gives my lips that much needed moisture and slight hint of color. This balm gives off a high dose of shine that makes my lips look healthy and luscious.
What products are you loving this month? Any recommendations?



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  1. Ay same tayo ng mascara this month pero mas love ko pa din yung Hypercurl Mascara. Been using that kind of mascara simula nung mga 2008 and so far wala pa ako nakikitang pang holy grail status. Pero I might try the Etude House na ginamit mo sa kasal mo para muka din ako glowing bride hihi. I also love Faceshop's aloe vera gel. Super hydrating and soothing sa face ko especially now na parang war kami ng skin ko. Ayaw makisama. Also sis sa mask, have you tried using Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay plus apple cider vinegar? I tried Glamglow Mask dati (regalo sakin di na ako nakabili uli kasi need ko magsangla ng alahas para makabili uli) pero mas maganda tong aztec. Magaan lang sa bulsa sa healthy options sya sis. Also ang pinaka fave ko ngayon yung Ecotools face and body sculptung brush. Ang weird ng itsura ng brush ang laki laki pero mahal ko sya especially pag gumagamit ako ng mineral makeup or pang set lang ng face ko all over or pang diffuse/buff ba tawag dun? Pag napakapal ang blush or bronzer.

    1. Ay bongga naman sis ng recos mo. Dko pa nttry yang Aztec . Hindi ba drying kasi super dry ang fez ko. Yung Ecotools brush matagal ko na yan nakita kaso namamahalan ako. pag iipunan ko yan haha poorita forever ang peg ko.

  2. Hi Panyera! Where did you get your Milani Baked Blush? I've been dying to try it! :)

  3. We have the same mascara! Yiee! How much po for the Nuxe cream and L'oreal eye cream? Thanks!

  4. I have the Maybelline Fashion Brow too and I love it, I tried the Milani Stay Put Brow color and I find it too dry and hard to use. Inisip ko baka old stock nakuha ko pero wala namang nakalagay na manufacturing date or expiration date. But the Maybelline does wonders on my brows.

  5. I've been snobbing catrice counter maybe I should visit them this Saturday?

  6. Please make a review about Maybelline's Fashion Brow. Pwede rin ba yan as an eyeshadow?

  7. Hi! Please make a review about Maybelline's Fashion Brow. Pwede rin kaya ito as an eyeshadow?

  8. Hi! Where did you purchase the Milani Luminoso? Thanks!


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