Monthly Faves: April 2013

It’s amazing how time can go by so smoothly without you even noticing it. God, it’s already May and I haven’t even reviewed all the stuff I got for myself last April, sheesh. Anyway, most of the items that will be featured here were already reviewed by yours truly, but some well.. I promise, I’ll have a follow up for that.

Monthly Faves: April 2013

  Botanical Choice Ultra Hydrating Shea Butter Mask 

Botanical Choice Ultra Hydrating Shea Butter Mask

Botanical Choice Ultra Hydrating Shea Butter Mask “Olive Oil” Honestly, I’m not the type of person who wears masks on a weekly/regular basis, however, when I saw this at Watson’s I was intrigued. As some of you may already know, I do have a dry skin and since it’s summer it became a little worse especially near my nose and my under eye area. After using this, my skin became smoother and softer to the touch, even the dry patches around my nose disappeared.

  Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation in Natural Beige and FairyDrops BB Cream in Light Ochre 

Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation in Natural Beige and FairyDrops BB Cream in Light Ochre

Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation in ‘Natural Beige’ and FairyDrops BB Cream in ‘Light Ochre’ These two products are my go to face makeup this month. They’re both light and long lasting. They can give me a flawless finish minus the cakey-ness. I love these products to bits and I’ll be using them the entire summer.

  Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser & Krave Mist Spritz 

Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser & Krave Mist Spritz

Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser & Krave Mist Spritz Makeup Setting Face Mist These babies keeps my makeup in tact longer, day and night if necessary. Maybelline works just like The Porefessional, and it is indeed a more affordable version of Benefit’s. I also love the fact that I can use Krave’s Mist Spritz as a solution for my VO eyeshadows when I use them as an eyeliner. It keeps them intact all day long. As well as my makeup of course.

  L.A. Passion Mineral Eyeshadow in ‘Taupe’ 

L.A. Passion Mineral Eyeshadow in 'Taupe'

L.A. Passion Mineral Eyeshadow in ‘Taupe’ I once heard from Michelle Phan that ‘taupe’ is a good contouring powder for your nose, so I started the usig the shade ‘Tease’ from my Naked 2 palette just to contour my nose. Then Say mentioned in one of her vlogs that she’s bought a taupe single eyeshadow from Beauty Minerals. Luckily, I found one as well. This became my go to contouring powder for my nose. It was until lately when Pixiwoo mentioned that if possible, when contouring, choose the color ‘Taupe’ since it looks more natural. Tried it and it did. I liked how it looked like, it looked so natural. It may not be as noticeable in photos, but it’s not as orange when you look at it in real life.

  Pinkies Collections Eyeshadow in Skin Tone 

Pinkies Collection Eyeshadow in Skin Tone

Pinkies Collections Eyeshadow in Skin Tone This is pretty similar to the eyeshadow ‘Naked’, from the original UD Naked palette, only lighter. For me, it’s a perfect transition color if you’re creating a smokey eye or if you’re blending a lot of colors. It doesn’t really do well on it’s own since you can barely see it. But if blended with others, it works really great.

  Virginia Olsen Minerals Eyeshadow in ‘Festival’ 

Virginia Olsen Minerals Eyeshadow in 'Festival'

Virginia Olsen Minerals Eyeshadow in ‘Festival’ I am loving this shade to bits. This is my go to eyeliner for weeks. I know that it’s not an eyeliner but since it’s summer it’s something that I have been using to brighten up my look. I use my Krave Mist Spritz as my mixing solution to set it either under my eyes or to create a winged look, and voila!

  Ever Bilena Kleopatra Eye Pencil & Mememe Arch Angel 

Ever Bilena Kleopatra Eye Pencil & Mememe Arch Angel

Ever Bilena Kleopatra Eye Pencil & Mememe Arch Angel I’ve been experimenting with my brows lately, that’s why I’ve been using eyebrow pencils instead of eyebrow cakes/kits. Lately, I’ve been loving these two products for my brows. They’re the perfect match.

  Clio Professional Waterproof Brush Liner Kill Black 

Clio Professional Waterproof Brush Liner Kill Black

Clio Professional Waterproof Brush Liner Kill Black This has been my go to eyeliner whenever I just had to run an errand. For some trips where I don’t have to worry about my eyeliner’s longevity, this is it. Don’t get me wrong, this is an excellent eyeliner but compared to KPalette, after three to five hours, it smudges, so for day to day errands, this will do.

  L’oreal Telescopic Shocking Extensions Waterproof Mascara in Black 

L’oreal Telescopic Shocking Extensions Waterproof Mascara in Black

L’oreal Telescopic Shocking Extensions Waterproof Mascara in Black I still have a number of mascaras lined up to review for you guys but at the moment, this is what I’m loving. This keeps my lashes curled all day, it makes it super long, without flaking. Of course you will encounter some clumping after the third layer, but it’s not noticeably bad. Therefore, unless you want to have a clump-free and really long lashes using this mascara, then two layers will definitely do the trick.

  Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in Pink Pop 

Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in Pink Pop

Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in Pink Pop I know that Summer is not the time to wear lip gloss but this is just so pretty. It’s the one that I wore on my latest Spring Makeup Ideas Collab with a few of my other co-beauty bloggers. It’s opaque enough to be worn on it’s own or you can wear it with other pink lippies. It goes so well with Milani’s Rose Hip (review to follow soon! Promise!). I’m definitely in love with this product. (I’ve read somewhere that this was a part of Leighton Meester/Blaire Waldorf’s makeup during her royal wedding)



Bobbie Stick On Nail Polishes in Fierce & Heart To Heart, Chic Nail Polishes in Raspberry Pink & Noni Green, Essence Colour & Go in Ultimate Pink Honestly, I am the type of person who doesn’t repeat my nail colors in one month. But these nail colors are just remarkable. I love these nail products and I have been using them pretty often. Oooh and I love Essence! I feel like collecting every color!

So, those are all of my favorites for the month of April. I know it seemed a lot but trust me, if you’ve seen my previous favorites, this is not the worst. Anyway, how about you guys? What are the products that you’ve been loving for the past month? I’d love to know them so I can try more things. See you soon!

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  • Maica France Saldo

    Oooh awesome favorites! Lots of new makeup added to my list! Thanks for this Yette, will definitely check out the Maybelline Baby Pore Skin and the taupe eyeshadow. Are the Kleopatra eyeliner from EB still available? Where did you get it?

    • I’m not really sure about the EB Kleopatra. I bought it last year

  • finally! this was like an overview to the products I want to try out! so excited to try baby skin and the taupe eye shadow from LA Girl.. Looking forward for product reviews from the essence brand because that is definitely a brand to keep an eye for cause its affordable.. more power!

  • This reminded me of my trip to Trinoma yesterday. I have been limiting my beauty hauls because I think I should focus more on adding stuff for my wardrobe. I was at Beauty Bar and was contemplating on buying something from Fairy Drops. Hahaha!

    It’s almost time to say bye-bye to my mascara, would love to give that L’Oreal mascara a try naman. Thanks for sharing this!


    • Yup, FairyDrops is really worth it! You can buy the L’oreal mascara from Bon Marche if they still have it

      You’re welcome ^^;

  • Your blog about the revlon’s nearly naked foundation makes me wanna purchase one for me.. dying to try it minsan kasi feeling ko “Happy Foundation Day” ako eh haha! Hindi talaga nawawala sa monthly faves mo mga something for nails.. I really adore your nail arts sis!

    Btw I’ll be more active sa blog mo ha? Minsan may mga tatanong ako so pardon my kakulitan hihi

    • Haha. It’s okay, I enjoy people who are asking questions. Basta alam ko lang yung sagot, I’ll try to accomodate you as much as I can

  • Cj Escuadro

    wow!this a great collection of your favorites!now I’m jealous! :| I’m interested on the mist spritz. man! I have so many items on my wishlist na..dunno what to buy first.LOL

    • I think Krave released a new formula of their Mist Spritz, IDK. Haha.. I feel a bit guilty tuloy..

  • wow.. i never thought na merong sticker design ang bobbie! Pinkies E/S collection reminds me of MAC single E/S =)

  • your lightbox is amazing! btw, i want to try the chic nail polishes you just posted. parang ang ganda nung Noni green!!

  • YVette!!! nanalo ka sa giveaway ni ms martha!!!! CONGRATS!!!!

    • Rhania! It’s YETTE! Hihi
      Ikaw ren kaya! Congrats din! It’s true na palagi ka ngang nananalo! ^^;
      Btw, I’ll have your COM prize picked up later.

      • wah! naoverwhelmed ako kasi! sa excitement nakita ko unang una yung name mo sa list ng winners!!!! as in di ko alam san ka una batiin.. dito ba o sa twitter o sa fb haha mas excited pa ko sayo =)

        dear eto po yung blog ko =) hope you could visit =)

        • Haha… Didn’t know you have a blog too. Sorry. (lameexcuseiknow)

          I’ll visit your blog asap!

          • yette! thanks a lot.. i was really thankful.. sana di ka magsawa sa kakulitan ko =)

  • Kristine Jane Poblador

    i was never a make up junkie, in fact i don’t wear make up except on occasions like wedding and party chu chu. however, recently i feel like ive living in the internet the whole summer, i came across with these amazing make up tutorial videos of michelle phan on youtube and i realized why do i have rely on other people my make up when i can actually do it on my own. haha. so i searched for local make up enthusiast/junkie/blogger wtevr hahaha and tadaaa i found your marvelous, remarkable, incredible (charoot) blog and i love it, ur reviews, hauls, unboxing etc etc.. i’ll be visiting ur blog regularly for updates and new blog post. keep up th egood work and God bless :))

    • Awwh, you’re too sweet. You just made my day.


  • I love the Naked too and the maybelline porefessional as in to the core.. nakalimutan ko na yung ibang bb cream ko when I tried out revlon naked

    Everytime na nakikita ko monthly favorites mo lagi akong inspired gumwa ng favorite kaso lang wla tlga akong time, hopefully ma post ko na this week

    That telescopic mascara really hits my curiousity galing mo talaga humanap ng great finds!

    • Haha. I follow/subscribe to FB pages na maraming magagandang items kase e. Lol.

      Chaka me pagka-adik ako sa Bon Marche. Thanks!

  • ces

    I’ve been considering that baby skin pore eraser. Can’t wait to get one for myself and see whether or not it is really effective.

  • karla del rosario

    I’ve heard so many good reviews about the Loreal Telescopic Mascara. Oh you should try the watsons face mask, after using it my skin became so soft :3

  • Rosalie B.Tangonan

    I also love the Bobbie Stick on Nail POlish in Fierce… Got a post about it here:

  • Leilani Gamboa

    i like the colors of your chic nail polishes here sis. at yung loreal mascara, my gosh bakit diko nakikita yan sa mall… nakakatuwa naman blog mo, dami kong nadidiscover

  • Angel

    I’m a weekly mask user too! Most of mine are from Face Shop and Hayan Sadly, I can’t use this Purederm mask because it worked great for dry skin, and I have oily skin! I hope they have one that would suit my skin type. Will browse their shelf on my next trip to Watson’s!