Glowy Haul from Beautylish

Dear Y’all!

I promise this is gonna be the last haul post because it’s the last shopping I did before I put myself on no buy month, in the spirit of Lent too! Please pray for me 😀

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This time I picked some stuff from Beautylish. I forget when does Beautylish start to have the option to pay in installment (no interest) for the minimum purchase of $ 99 So instead of paying the full amount, this time I paid one third of my total purchase, and it’s free shipping too. The delivery is really awesomely quick (head to head with Sephora) I made the purchase on Friday and the box came on Monday around noon. Wanna know what I got? Keep on reading

  1. Becca Afterglow Palette

I don’t have any Becca product before, and already thinking to get a couple shade at Sephora but of course with $ 38 for a highlighter compact it’s kinda steep (especially after all the haul that I’ve done lately) So of course, I jumped with joy when I saw the Afterglow Palette is still available on Beautylish. This palette is pretty in packaging, the box has a holographic effect and the product itself is a really pretty rose gold container. It look so pretty and luxurious.

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L to R : Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Moonstone – Rose Gold – Topaz, Mineral Blush in Wild Honey -Flowerchild

When you open it, the Afterglow palette has the beautiful shades that  I set my eye on before. Moonstone and Rosegold are my favorite shade so far. Topaz is a little to golden-y yellow for me right now, but I think I can use it more once summer is here. Oh, and the blush, Girls! both shades are satin finish, buttery soft not powdery, and it gives you just enough sheen that make your cheek healthily blushing like a cute shy girl.

2. Glow on the Go Kit in Opal

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It’s a little bummer that Beautylish doesn’t have Champagne Pop. So, after the 3 shades in the Afterglow palette, I snatched the Opal to get almost all the shade of Becca highlighter. It swatches beautifully! I should play with it a little more, especially the liquid one cause Girl! It’s intense.

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Top – Bottom : Liquid – Pressed

For someone who doesn’t really into highlighting, I think I’ve stocked up a little too much lately. This is only my first impression, my opinion, put the liquid one then top it off with the pressed one, this so far is my most blinding highlight.

3. Becca Blushed with Light Palette

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I missed this palette during the Sephora and Ulta sale at the end of the year. So again, I have to get this and yes, it’s worth getting. Not only the packaging is gorgeous, the blushes are also buttery soft and super pretty. Highly recommend this if you haven’t got it already.

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Top-Bottom: Luminous blush in Snapdragon – Mineral Blush in Song Bird – Wisteria

I will put blush in my no buy list for now, since I’ve been going crazy with blush shopping since beginning of the year. The shades in this palette are pretty much 3 shades that I use the most. The Wisteria is a very pretty matte soft pink blush that still have a little subtle sheen to it. I will say that it’s more satin than matte. The Song bird is a very pretty nude peachy blush. It’s said shimmering blush on the product description but it’s not really a crazy shimmery blush with glitter reflex. As for the Snapdragon, no doubt it’s a shimmering shade. If you’re like me who doesn’t really like highlight for everyday look, you won’t need highlight if you put Snapdragon on your cheek.

4. Jouer Lip Crème in Citronade Rose

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Holy Moly, this metallic liquid lipstick is gorgeous. If you follow me on Instagram you probably have seen that I couldn’t help myself not to play with this rightaway. Not only it’s a beautiful metallic pink on the lips, I also put in on my eyelid to intensify my eye look. Just pop it a little bit on the hand and pick it up with synthetic brush and pack it on the lid. It’s super pretty, especially with neon pink base.

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As a fan of pink lippies, this lip creme gets my attention in the first swipe. It smells really good to (kinda similar to Nyx soft matte lip creme) It’s super comfortable on the lips, dry down pretty quick and wanna talk about longevity, this one doesn’t budge and smear at all. Once it’s set on the lips, it stays put but not sucking up your lips that makes your lips feel cracking and dry. Psst…already started to put some other colors in my cart for the next haul 😉 Let me know what shades should I get!

So far I’ve been enjoying my haul, and I can see myself using them a lot.

Have you tried any of these products? What do you think about them?

Let me know in the comments below, and feel free to stalk me on Instagram or Twitter

Peace out!

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February Favorite + March Rotation

Hey Pretties,

It’s that time of the month again to review what you’ve been putting on your face. I start to like doing this kind of post as this reminds me to be more selective in buying products in the future (yeah right, like it’s possible haha…) well, at least I try not to buy everything 🙂

So without further due, let’s just get into them

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Makeup

  1. Tartelette Amazonian Clay

Y’all know that I’m trying to pan this palette this year so no wonder this now becomes my February favorite. I’m doing pretty good in using this palette. Not only because it’s basically a really solid palette for everyday look, but also for the so many matte shades that I can reach for every time I create a look, whether it’s for the crease or to set the eye shadow primer. I do mix this palette with others for some pop of color.

Side note: I don’t do as good with my Lorac palette though. I know I put it on my palette rotation and I did use it for a couple times this month, but my next favorite is the reason why I failed to use the Lorac palette more.

  1. Tartelette In Bloom

I know, I know, I’m terribly late to the hype of this palette. But, what can I say, since I got this on Valentine day I can’t stop using it. It smells so good (kinda similar to the Too Faced chocolate palettes scent) and the colors in this palette, especially the shimmer ones are STUNNING.. I don’t regret at all to choose this over the Tarteist Pro Palette when my husband asked me which one that I want. I feel I can use this palette a whole lot more that the Tarteist Pro, because yes the Tarteist Pro has more shades but it’s more warm tones. I love that the In Bloom palette is more neutral and daily use friendly. No wonder it’s on many people favorite (PS: Kandee Johnson and Kathleen Light love this palette so much)

  1. Too Faced La Crème in Juicy Melons (*)

I am not a fan of liquid lipstick, never was and never will. So, yes even though it’s kinda ‘old style’ I still and will always love conventional lipstick. It’s called lipstick so it should be a stick for the lips, and yes it should be in a stick form J Well, this lipstick in particular is so comfortable on the lips, creamy not greasy and has such a pretty warm pink tone. It doesn’t have the best staying power and I do have to re-apply it throughout the day but I don’t mind at all. I’d prefer to re-apply my lipstick over and over again but my lip doesn’t feel dry and I still can get away without exfoliating them every single day

  1. Milani Baked Blush – Luminoso

Again, another super late hype on a product. I really wanna bang my head and scream “where have I been?” This blush is sooo pretty. Well, I guess I don’t have to say much on this one. Pssst, I’m on the mission to get some other shades from this baked blush line. I do mix this blush with BH Cosmetics floral blush too. The BH blush is more on the shimmery side so I don’t use it as much

  1. Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer(*)

Hey everyone, my name is Fenica and I’m a chocaholic. I’m obsessed with this sweet delicious thing since I was a kid. You all know that good stuff about this thing. It’s a chocolate-y brown completely matte bronzer with enough warmth to bring some life to my slightly pale skin during the winter. Who am I kidding? I don’t only use it on winter of course. This bronzer is so good and quite versatile I might say. It’s suitable for light-medium skin tone but even if you’re fair you can still put this on without looking muddy. I use this yummy bronzer for contouring too.

PS: I don’t have any contouring product, always use my bronzers for contouring.

  1. Benefit Roller Lash Mascara – Mini Size

I just realized when I organized my makeup I have some mini mascara from my purchases so I’m gonna put mascara in my no buy list until mid of the year. I love this mini size Roller Lash so much. The curve wand is really nice to apply the mascara on top and bottom lashes. It gives nice natural curl even without curling you eyelashes first. I will definitely put this on top of the list of my favorite mascara and probably get the full size once I’ve used up all my other mascaras.

  1. Essence Pure Nude highlight

With my oily skin and big pores, blinding glowy rainbow highlight is not on my attention when I put my makeup on. I produce my own highlight on my skin J but anyway, this nude highlight really got me. It gives just enough subtle glow to balance out my matte products that I cake up on my face. I use this on top of my cheek, and a little on my cupid bow to give that lips a fuller look.

Skincare 

Check my Instagram for picture of these products

  1. Formula 10.0.6 PM Perfector

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If this isn’t a best friend for oily skin girl, I don’t know what is. I bought this at almost the end of January, and I can already see the difference in my skin in about a month using it intensively. It really helps to balance my skin condition. Before using this cream, I always woke up with greasy oil all over my face, yes all over my forehead, cheek, nose, and chin. After using this amazing cream, I notice that it’s only my nose that’s still so greasy when I wake up. It’s great that Formula 10.0.6 sent me some products and this PM Perfector is included so I have backup. A little note, if you have dry skin I don’t think this night cream will do much for you because it doesn’t feel hydrating but it’s soothing and feel tightening when you first apply it. After it’s absorbed it’s just nice smooth skin feeling, and not much hydrating going on.

  1. Treat Beauty Lip Scrub

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Holy Moly if I don’t hold myself I would have chewed this thing up. It smells so delicious, and taste sooo good too. I’m a lazy girl to the core, so if I can do something the easiest way, be sure that I will do it. I’m a fan of winter but I hate that my lips get dry so bad during that time of the year (it’s already above 75 degrees here, so winter is over here in SC) I love this lip scrub as much as I love conventional lipstick, because Treat Beauty makes it in the form of lipstick (the size is 0.5 oz, regular lipstick size is 0.11oz) Just apply this like you apply regular lipstick, well massage and rub it a little more and you’re good to go. Highly recommend this, it’s convenient, easy to use, travel-friendly and of course, smell delicious 😉 (Pssst..they’re always free shipping so you can buy only one product without paying shipping)

NOTE : Sad to say the Laneige sleeping mask and the yoghurt one makes my skin much more oily than usual so I stop using it. On the plus side, this will be a good alternative for the PM Perfector for the dry skin.

Now, as for the products that I’m putting on my March rotation are :

  1. Nyx Avant Pop
  2. Nyx Sweet Cheeks blush
  3. Nyx Strobe of Genius
  4. Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Water Foundation
  5. Maybelline Fit Me concealer

What’s your favorite during the month of love? Is there any of your favorite (or product you don’t like) that’s on my list here? Drop me a comment or two down below

Peace out!

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Formula 10.0.6 Face Masks

Disclaimer : Some of the items here are sent to me for review purpose. However, all the opinions and thoughts written are all mine and based on my personal experience with the products.

Brand Review

For all of you who are not familiar with Formula 10.0.6, this brand started in 1933 by a chemist and dispensed exclusively by pharmacists. It has a really good history for teenagers back in 80s – 90s. They relaunched the brand with the current sleek modern packaging back in 2009, and completed their collection with the facemasks for every skin need in 2014. So it is not necessarily new brand, but I can say this is an oldie but a goodie.

You can find them at Ulta or their website, and all masks are $6.99 for 3.4 Fl. Oz or 100 ml.

First time I found Formula 10.0.6 was when I made my trip to Ulta around end of last year, in the search of replacing my Origins charcoal mask (Girl, that mask is good but dang it’s so pricey!) The first product I try from them were some face masks and night cream. (Review on them are on my previous post)

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In my opinion, Formula 10.0.6 is a great brand that really deserves more love from the Beauty Community. They have such a great choice of product that really under-rated because of all the Big Beauty Gurus or YouTubers are so overwhelmed with the expensive mud mask, magnetic mask, magic mask or whatsoever. What’s important for me about skin care is how effective they are, and how well it suit my skin. Doesn’t matter if it cost a fortune, if it doesn’t suit me I won’t use it. Formula 10.0.6 happens to be the one that works very well for my skin need and doesn’t cost an arm and leg to get it.

So without further due, let’s see what they got

Pore Be Pure Skin Clarifying Mud Mask

Type : Regular cream mask

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This is my favorite mask so far. With my big pores and  oily skin, this mask really helps me to minimize pore. I used to ignore people saying that I need to put on face masks twice a week to help my skin, but once I started using this mask I want to use it everyday. It smell so refreshingly good (all the masks here do all smell GOOD) and within first 2 weeks I started using it, I noticed that my pores are shrinking, my skin is also less oily. After washing it off, my skin fill firm, tight (in good way) and really soft.

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Type : Peel Mask

Base : Papaya + Citrus

I have quite sensitive skin, and there’s a nice little tingling effect when I put on this mask the first time but once it dries down I can’t feel it anymore. First time I put this on, I notice it helps with pore minimizing too. My pores visibly look smaller and skin look smoother from the first use. For the past week I have been using the peel mask and mud mask almost everyday interchangeably, and I can really see the difference especially when applying foundation. Peel mask also helps to remove your dead skin cell that can make your skin look dull. I feel that my skin feel more plump after using the peel masks, instead of tightened like when i use the mud mask.

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Type : Peel Mask

Base : Raspberry + Acai

Yes you read it correctly, I do use Illuminating Peel Mask for my oily skin. The illuminating here is not to make you skin look more dewy, but it’s leaning to a brightening effect. I notice that it helps to brighten my skin in the area where I have darkened acne scar. Sometimes for the day when you’re lazy to wash your face over and over again, peel mask is really fun to use. Aside from the smell that’s also amazing, this mask also helps to minimize pore. I notice that it also help to reduce the texture on my skin, especially if you exfoliate first before you put on the mask. The difference with the get your glow on, this peel mask takes a little longer to dry. The after effect is not as plump as the Get Your Glow On, but it feels more hydrating.

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Type : Regular cream mask

Base : Bilberry + Neroli

For you my Girl with combo skin, I feel this will be suitable for you. I combine this with the Pore Be Pure mask on my face. I feel that this is more suitable for oily skin, especially when you are having break out.  It is definitely refreshing to use, don’t question me on the smell cause it smell awesome just like the other mask. My skin feels smoother after using this, not as tightening as Pore Be Pure though but it has more calming and soothing effect.

There’s one more mud mask that I haven’t tried, it’s the Deep Down Detox Mud Mask and  one other peel mask, Be Berry Smooth Peel Mask (this one is moisture rich, which I don’t think it suits oily skin type). Let me know if have tried or about to try any of these.

Final Words:

Formula 10.0.6 face masks are really under-rated. They deserve more hype, not only because of the quality of their product, but also how affordable they are. For you who love to do skincare at home, these masks are worth to try and are a really great options. You can choose the mask type that’s right for your skin type and suits your skin need, or combine them. I would suggest to try one of their mud mask and one of the peel mask to start with, so you can get to know which formula that suits your skin, or which one that you prefer. If you want to try all of them, that is totally fine cause they’re so affordable. I can get 5 mask for the price of 1 mask of my previous face mask 🙂

Special note for my oily girls out there, since I myself an oily girl 😉 : Pore Be Pure Mud Mask and Be Berry Clear Peel Mask will be your best friends