Monthly Faves: November 2013 (and some updates!)
Anyway, I know you’re not here to read me blab about such things. This fave post was supposed to go up BEFORE the December Glamourbox Unboxing Post but I decided to move it since I don’t usually like postponing my unboxing posts. But anyway, here are my faves for the past month, I hope that you still enjoy reading about them despite the fact that I’M WAAAAY LATE updating you guys about them, lol.
Vidal Sassoon Premium Color Care Treatment (Sample Room – 80 points);
Batiste Dry Shampoo A Hint Of Color For Medium & Brunette (PhP 450 – Make Up Hub)
These two products make my hair so voluminous, so bouncy and really softer than ever! I love this combo, especially when used with the Nature Republic’s Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel (Which I mentioned in my September Favorites. These products just make a whole lot of difference in terms of hair care!
The Cream Factory Bath Cream in ‘Goats Milk & Honey’ (From November’s BDJ Box);
Zenutrients Natural Therapy All Is Well Balm (Zenutrients Stalls – PhP 225)
Okay, I’m sure I don’t need to tell you how much I love The Cream Factory Bath Cream in ‘Goats Milk & Honey’ since I’ve raved about this product in my last Weekly Raves post, so if you want you can read it there. Meanwhile, the Zenutrients Natural Therapy All Is Well Balm deserved a shout out because I’ve been having some muscle aches & dry cough lately and this product is amazing in solving all of those issues for me. It’s not a beauty product, but still, I think it really does deserve a shout out.
ZA Perfect Solution Facial Cleansing Foam (From November’s BDJ Box);
ZA Perfect Solution Moisturizer (Sample Room – 250 points)
I love these babies. The entire ZA Perfect Solution is really effective for me but these two are just adorbs. I love the facial cleanser because it lathers on really well, and it’s effective in removing makeup residue. I also love the moisturizer because it’s very lightweight, it’s perfect to use under your makeup. It will not make your makeup slide off or anything. it’s not too heavy yet it’s very moisturizing. That’s usually the problem I encounter with lightweight moisturizers. They’re not too moisturizing enough with my skin. As some of you may already know, I have normal to dry skin and I have occasional dry spots in my face, and this was able to get rid of it. Like I said, I love the ZA Perfect Solution line but I love these two especially.
Yves Rocher Naturelle EDT (From November’s BDJ Box)
This is a sample bottle that I got from my November BDJ Box, and I love it. I also get compliments whenever I use it. I try to limit my use to two to three drops/dips (whatever!) but I seriously can’t contain myself! I’m not a perfume addict, but there’s something about this perfume that is just so addicting!
Too Cool For School Watery Skin BB Foundation Lunch Box (PhP 989 – TCFS Boutiques);
Hayan Korea Silky Powder in ‘#99’ (PhP 230 – Hayan Korea);
ZA Perfect Fit Concealer in ‘#01’ (PhP 345 – ZA Stalls);
FS Cosmetics Two Way Cake in ‘Organza’ (PhP 399 – FS Cosmetics Stalls)
Again, I have been loving the Too Cool For School Watery Skin BB Foundation Lunch Box & the Hayan Korea Silky Powder in ‘#99’ and I believe I’ve already told you pretties why I love these products so much in my previous favorites post (Check out my October Favorites). I just thought about giving them a shout out in my vid. Anyway, my new faves are the ZA Perfect Fit Concealer in ‘#01’ and the FS Cosmetics Two Way Cake in ‘Organza’. Well the FS ‘Organza’ is actually an old-time fave, but I just rediscovered it so why not. Anyway, the ZA concealer offers a pretty good coverage. It’s great for highlighting as well. The FS Organza is great if you don’t want to put on too much face makeup, and the two products are my go-to face makeup if I just wanna look decent and put together, without too much effort.
BROWS: Majolica Majorca Brow & Lash Colorist (PhP 595) Etude House Color My Brows (PhP 348);
EYES: Lime Crime Eyeshadow Helper (PhP 960 – Make Up Hub); Naked Palette (PhP 2,900 – Stuff In Style)
LASHES: Majolica Majorca Lash King Mascara (PhP 795)
I’ve been loving my brow routine lately, and these two products are my latest dynamic duo. Both the Majolica Majorca Brow & Lash Colorist and the Etude House Color My Brows are perfect for coloring my brows and also keeping them intact for the entire day. I’ve also been loving the Lime Crime Eyeshadow Helper since it’s very effective in keeping my eyeshadows vibrant even the morning after I put on my makeup (I explained in the video that I sometimes fail to wash my makeup off my face, lol). I’ve also been loving my Naked Palette again. Duh. What’s new. And, look what I found in my stash – the Majolica Majorca Lash King Mascara. I had this in my makeup kit and I just wasn’t able to use it right away when I bought it. So far I’m liking it and been using it a lot lately.
CONTOUR: FS Cosmetics Single Eyeshadow in ‘Cinnamon Mousse’ (PhP 200+)
BLUSH: Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in ‘Imagined’ LE (PhP 1.950 – Set @ Makeovershop
HIGHLIGHTER: Wet N’ Wild Coloricon Bronzer in ‘Reserve Your Cabana (PhP 350 –
I have been loving the FS single e/s in ‘Cinnamon Mousse’ as my contouring Powder. I used to use Benefit Hoola r Sleek Contouring Powder in ‘Medium’ but I feel that this powder looks a lot more natural since it really does mimic the shadow effect, you know. When you go in front of a well lit room, it really does contour your face, especially if you want that chiseled look like I do. Oh, and the blush is soo pink, I’m loving it but last month, I’m just dabbing it slightly and I blend it onto my cheeks giving me that slight pinkish tone. Not too intimidating. The Wet N’ Wild highlighter is also really beautiful. It’s not too shiny but it gives me that subtle highlight I’ve always wanted.
Nichido Lip Blush in ‘Prom Queen’ (Approx. Less than PhP 100); Fashion 21 All Day Matte Lipstick in ‘Rusette’ (Approx. more than PhP 150);
Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate in ‘#17’ (PhP 350 – Pretty Goddess; NYX Butter Gloss in ‘Creme Brulee’ (PhP 250 – (PhP 350 – Pretty Goddess)
MAC Retro Matte Lipstick in ‘Flat Out Fabulous’ (PhP 850 – SassyFabShop)
You guys know that I go through phases with regards to lip products like nobody’s business. I just love lipsticks! Nichido lip blush is so pigmented yet it’s very moisturizing, and the MAC Flat Out Fabulous lippie is just a shade thata is to die for!
Virginia Olsen Sculpting Brush (PhP 450 – Virginia Olsen Website; Real Techniques Contouring Brush (Part Of the Core Collection Set – PhP 945 – Stuff In Style) &
ELF Studio Tapered Blending Brush
I just LOVE these brushes. The VO Contour brush just helps me achieve that really contoured/chiseled look (Review about the 5pc brush here), while the RT Contour brush allows me to blend my contour seamlessly. Also, the ELF Tapered blending brush is perfect for highlighting since it’s really precise and allows you to just highlight certain parts of your face.
Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Extreme Wear Nail Polish in ‘Pacific Blue’ (PhP 114 – JnLink777 @ Ebay), Essie Nail Polish in ‘Watermelon’ (PhP 177 – JnLink777 @ Ebay)
& Wet N’ Wild Megalast Nail Polish in ‘Under Your Spell’ (Approx. PhP 200+)
My fave nail polishes! I love the first two nail polishes, despite the fall season (which we don’t have) which is basically made up of dark vampy nail colors, because they’re just soo pretty. They look so cute on my nails and they have a really nice formula. They’re very long lasting and they’re also opaque.
So those are all of my favorite products during the month of November. I actually have a not-so-fave product, and I explained it at the video why I didn’t like it. Unfortunately, I forgot to take a photo of it, lol. Anyway here’s the video:
How about you? What are your favorite products last November? Let me know! Stay tuned for a haul post. I have a lot of backlogs and for that I apologize.