Saturday, 1 August 2015

july favourites 2015.

I refuse to believe it's already August. Time is going by way too fast for me to comprehend what is going on. The past month has been pretty good in terms of travelling - I started the month hopping over to Warsaw to visit one of my best friends before ending it with a short trip to Edinburgh to celebrate my girl's birthday. Everything else, including makeup, has sorta been on the lowdown the past month but I still managed to pull together some things I've been really enjoying the past month so here goes. 
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Tuesday, 28 July 2015

[the haul] when in poland.

It was safe to say I was more than ecstatic when I found out they had Sephora in Poland. After passing a Sephora on almost every street corner and managing to not drag my friend in there each time, I was finally rewarded for my patience when he took me to a massive mall my last afternoon there. A part of it was because he knew I was itching to get my hands on some new makeup, and another was simply because the air conditioning in the mall was a relieving change to the 34 degree weather outside. 

Friday, 24 July 2015

worth investing in

Let's face it, having a bad makeup habit can get really expensive really fast. Even if you're just an occasional makeup user, it's almost dramatic at how quickly the bill can rack up. I own quite a collection of expensive products, but I've slowly come to realize that even the ones I consider to be worth the price tag does not necessarily translate into worth the investment. A product has to be more than 'really really good' and goes beyond the simple rationale of  'worth the price' for me to justify me telling others that it's worth investing in. I've grouped up several products that I've repeatedly recommended to my friends when they've asked for my opinion on things that are worth investing in.

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

[my two cents] hand luggage only.

It's no secret that I've done my fair share of travelling. I'm fortunate enough that my dad loves jetsetting off to different destinations and I'm usually the designated travelling companion as no one else in the family is that keen on spending long hours on the plane. No complaints from me. The passport stamps have only increased since moving to London near two years ago. Various passports and custom stamps later, I've gotten pretty good at packing and thought that I'd share some tips with you guys as I'm sure some of you are going away for vacation in the next following months. If not, then this is always a good post to dogear and keep in mind the next time you plan to fly off somewhere. 

Friday, 17 July 2015

this or that: NARS tinted moisturizer v. Dior BB Cream

Once upon a time, I was all for the Laura Mercier Silk Creme, Estee Lauder Double Wear full-coverage camp. But the clock ticked forward and I've started to ditch the heavier bases for tinted moisturisers and lighter bases. Both the NARS Tinted Moisturizer (£29) and the Dior BB Cream (£30) have strong supporting camps so I thought I'd pit the two together and see which one comes out top dog.