Friday, March 10, 2017

Monthly Favorites | February 2017

Can you believe that it's already the 3rd month of the year? Man, and I thought 2016 was fast. It has been awhile since I've done a favorites and it's because I was going through products left and right and testing out almost everything that I could get my hands on. Now that I've gathered some products that I'm pretty sure I'll be repurchasing and will be using religiously, I'll be showing it to you guys just incase you're interested as well.

Just a little disclaimer, some of the products that I have here are some of what I've mentioned before along with some other items that I used for awhile. I'm just going to include the items that I loved and used religiously last February. Also, I am in no way sponsored by any brands mentioned in this post.

  • BENCH / paintbox Brow Lasting Eyebrow Mascara
PHP 89 (Original Price PHP 139) from BENCH/ at SM Megamall 
I bought this eyebrow mascara last January while I was going to buy my favorite mascara from the same line. I haven't used this since last February because I was still trying to empty out my previous eyebrow mascara that I have used for as long as I can remember. I got this on sale, which was PHP 50 off from its regular price. I didn't have any expectations on this product since it was kind of cheap and I think that it would be worth the try. After using this eyebrow mascara for the first time, I instantly fell inlove with it. The color didn't look tacky, it helped my eyebrows look a little more full and it definitely stayed on my brows for awhile. 

  • BENCH / paintbox Gel Shine Nail Polish in Warm Clay
PHP 69 from BENCH/ at SM Megamall

I remember that I posted somewhere raving about Bench paintbox nail polishes saying that they make really good quality polishes. Seriously, they could be comparable to the high end, well-known brands that most of us probably couldn't afford to buy. I first tried out the champagne shade of the Gel shine line from this brand and loved it. Champagne became my go-to nail polish so, I decided to try out this new shade. The thing that I like about this nail polish is that, the color payoff doesn't look harsh, it isn't too vibrant and it isn't too bright. I'm not sure how else to describe the color other than it looks like a "frosted" or "muted" or it's like when you use the VSCO app and press the "Fade" option. Other than the color, it does look like a Gel nail polish rather than a normal polish. This nail polish even beats the lasting power of a normal polish as well. 

  • NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in London
PHP 390 from NYX at SM Megamall
These soft matte lip creams from NYX has always been a favorite of mine (it was one of the products that I've reviewed first on this blog). I think the thing that I love about these is that, there's a huge color or shade selection that you'll definitely find something that would suit your interest or what you see as something that would look good on you. For more of my review of this product, click here.  
Anyway, London is the shade I have been obsessively wearing almost every other day when I have to go out of the house. It is that simple nude type of shade that isn't too natural looking, isn't too pale or grayish, it has a hint of orange into it that I think suits my skin color and the look that I was going for. 

  • Cathy Doll Aloe Vera & Snail Serum Soothing Gel
PHP 199 from Robinsons Department Store at Robinsons Antipolo
Of course, you will see some products of the brand that I'm currently obsessing on which is Cathy Doll. You could see some of my other picks from this brand right here.  
This Serum has been a life saver for the past month. I was going through a dry skin phase in some parts of my face. This is one of the moisturizers that doesn't break me out and the stickiness of it only lasts a few minutes until it sets into my skin and makes it feel smoother and of course, moisturized.

  • Cathy Doll Eyelash Curler
PHP 179 from Robinsons Department Store at Robinsons Antipolo
Okay, I get it, eyelash curlers are so easy to find almost everywhere. But here is my take on it, I have bought eyelash curlers that are cheaper than this one and I always witness some of my eyelashes falling out after trying to curl it using the curler. Now, I'm pretty sure that I wasn't pressing too hard nor was I pulling on my lashes. I just don't know why. I decided to buy this eyelash curler because I lost the extra one that I had (I always have to have something extra for whatever reason because it bothers me if I don't, yeap, idk too). I love that whenever I use this, I don't experience any of my eyelashes falling out and I don't have to press on my lashes over and over again using this curler because once is enough for my lashes to curl. I also noticed that my lashes lasts longer throughout the day / night even without the use of a mascara. If you're wondering, I tried to curl my lashes before I went to bed and I woke up with my lashes looking like how I did them the night before. 

  • Dear Darling Tint 05
PHP 99 from 2358 at Sta. Lucia
I bought this around October last year at the 2358 store and have been using it ever since. To see more of what I got around that time, click here. Last month however, I was just obsessed with it that it actually became a necessity whenever I do my makeup, whether it'll be a full face of makeup or just a natural simple look. 
What makes me love this product so much is that it's easy to apply on my cheeks and lips, it blends easily and doesn't leave those lines on your cheeks where you first placed them before spreading it out. The color isn't that pigmented which is fine for me because it means I wouldn't have to worry about putting way too much and could build my way into a color that I'm comfortable in. For the lips, I have experienced some lip tints just sinking into the lines of my lips or some dry parts of my lips which just looks horrible. This however doesn't make my lips look dry and the color doesn't fade easily, which is what most of us would want in a lip and cheek tint. I almost emptied this one out so for sure I'll be buying another one to two when I pass by Sta. Lucia again.

  • Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water
PHP 249 from Robinsons Department Store at Robinsons Antipolo
Micellar water has made its way into the beauty community recently and it just makes every beauty junkie want to get their hands on it. It made everybody curious on how "water" could easily remove makeup, especially eye and lip makeup easier than a makeup wipe. Well, to be honest with you, idk the scientific explanation for it. I only know that when I tried this, it just removed all of my makeup quickly and easily. I could say that this ain't cheap though, but at the same time you wouldn't really need to use a whole lot whenever you remove a day's makeup. I think its just a good option to have if you are just tired of trying to wipe that eye makeup off and having to purchase a separate one than your makeup wipes that would do the job. 

Disclosure: I am in no way sponsored by any of the brands / companies mentioned in this post. All opinions / statements made are based off of my own experience towards the products.


  1. Amazing job on your reviews! <3 I especially love the Garnier Cleansing Water, it has become a staple on my skincare routine. :) I'm a new blogger from the Philippines as well so I'm glad to hove stumbled upon your blog!


    1. Hello! So glad to find a fellow Filipino Blogger as well <3

  2. keep on posting! i enjoy ur posts <3


  3. Nice nail colors. NYX is the best :)
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  4. I like this kind of post from you, maybe because you can write really well and it makes me more aware of the products that I haven't tried yet. I see miscellar water almost anywhere now and I bought one though I haven't used it yet. Your post reminds me of it so thank you :)

    1. Thank you so much! You should really try it out, it surprised me on how well it works. :D

  5. Very detailed and precise review, hun!
    Garnier micellar cleansing water is pretty good, I use it too!
    Interesting poducts, anyway, love especially that nailpolosh! :D

  6. The Garnier Micellar water is my favorite as well!


    Tamara -
    Sephora Haul & Giveaway

  7. Great items, I love your nail polish!
    Kisses, Paola.

  8. Love that nail-polish!

  9. Loving the nail color!

  10. Great post, I like it :)

    new post

  11. I love that nail polish color!

  12. Great post dear!

  13. That nail serum looks like a great product. I'd love to try it.

    Bernie, xx
    The Style Fanatic

  14. I love the Garnier Micellar Water. Need to get my hands on that nail polish.


  15. I love the NYX soft matte cremes- that London shade is gorgeous!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  16. Great choices, love the micellar water!

  17. What a fun article. If I could learn to do this fast. You will like to see more fun from here.

  18. Great review. I like the NYX Soft Matte Lip Color. It sounds like it is a flattering nude shade.

  19. great products you have ;)

  20. Loving those two nudes. The lip cream and the awesome nail polish. Gorgeous

  21. NYX has the most beautiful lip creams. I am obsessed with the collection.
    Thanks for sharing x

  22. amazing products,
    i really love the nailpolish,
    such a lovely Color.

    with love your AMELY ROSE

  23. Nice products! I love Garnier water too. It's super cheap but it really works

    Costa de la Moda

  24. Oh that polish is a great colour! While most of my collection is OPI or Zoya, I'm always keeping an eye out for new brands and colours I might like. You can never have too much nail polish I think, haha!

    Hope you're having a great end to the week with a lovely weekend ahead!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  25. All the products look like they world incredible!!! AND LOVVVVVE all the cute packaging! Fabbbb reviews babe!
    xoBeckerman Girls

  26. Great favourites! Love the nude makeup shades :) x

    The Belle Narrative


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