April Favorites

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The only reason why I have an April Favorites post is because, 1: I got a tablet that I’m in love with, and 2: because I have a surprise at the end of this blog post so make sure you read the end of this post!

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February Favorites

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Most of the things that will be mentioned in this post are stuff that I have had in my room / or kept in mind to watch for some time now. Except the glasses, the glasses I have worn them ever since my mom surprised me with them.

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January Favorites (2017)

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Well the first month of 2017 is almost over, well we still have two weeks left but I doubt I’m going to like/try anything in those two weeks because I have exams. This favorites post is a bit shorter than usual just because it was such a hectic and crazy month, but without further ado, let’s get into it.

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I’ve heard such wonderful reviews about the ABH foundation stick so the minute I went to the states, the first thing I got from Sephora was this foundation. When the lady person tried it on me, she used a brush so I was like “okay so I’ll use a brush to blend this” and when I tried it out, I used the brush. It has really good coverage and you don’t need a lot of it. I tried using a wet beauty blender but it just didn’t do the job, so I just used my Kat Von D foundation brush.

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The second I saw this book in Target, I knew it will somehow make my 2017 better. I’ve been really enjoying the questions or prompts that came in the notebook, especially when I share my answers with other people. Some prompts can be lighthearted and funny, and some can be serious, so it’s a half half thing. If you like writing, I definitely recommend this book.

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This planner has been keeping me sane for the past month. As you can tell by the dates and the to do lists, it’s exam season, and there was no way I could keep track of  all the dates in my head, so using this planner really helped. it is a very sturdy planner, so I don’t think it’s going to get ruined anytime soon. And like most of the stuff I own, this is from Target.

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I’m literally face palming myself because I have this eyeliner in every single blog post, it’s just too amazing. Since this liner is just too amazing, I got three of them to restock and just incase, I already went through one of them. If you’re just starting out with makeup or you suck at putting on eyeliner (don’t worry! i dont know how to do my liner perfect as well) I definitely recommend this liner, worth every penny.

October Favorites

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October has been one crazy month for me, the amount of tests and projects I received in one month, like teachers need to take a chill pill. October was the month for me to reuse or rediscover old things that I have bought and used for a little but then left it in a deep dark hole.

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One of my favorites has to be this book written by my favorite author, Cassandra Clare. She just now (aka like 7 months ago) released a new series called The Dark Artifices. I won’t say too much but I definitely recommend it if you have read the Infernal Devices as well as the Mortal Instruments.

Lady Midnight

Lady Midnight is a young adult urban fantasy novel by Cassandra Clare. It is the first book in The Dark Artifices, the third, chronologically fourth series of the Shadowhunter Chronicles

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At first I hated this primer, well hate is such a strong word. I disliked it, it was just not my cup of tea. After using it for a while, I realized how light weight it is. It made sure my eyeshadow or my eyeliner budge around or anything. It also really helped to make the eyeshadow pigment much more stronger. I might be comparing this eye primer with something else, maybe just maybe.

Urban Decay Primer Potion Original

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If you’ve been following my blog for more than 5 months, then you would know that I did a review over Fresh Farmacy a while back. I kind of neglected it after publishing that post, but this month I used it like crazy. I use this after I come back from school, really helps to remove all that dirt and excess oil from school in the simplest and fastest way possible.

Fresh Farmacy Review

Fresh Farmacy

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Right after I took this picture, half an hour later I hit pan with the shade ‘Vermeer’. But anyway, I know I have talked about this palette like 5 times now, but I’m just obsessed with it. All the colors are beautiful, you can create any look with it. I always reach out to this palette when I need a transition color, or to just set my eye lid primer.

More details about Modern Renaissance – Palette Fever

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Last but certainly not least, the Origins Checks and Balances Frothy Face wash, as well I have talked about it before on here. Basically, this will leave your skin feeling amazing. It has that minty smell to it and silvery look to it. I really like it, especially for the night. It’s not too harsh and it’s just perfect for the night to remove excess makeup or oils.

Origins Review

Frothy Face Wash

BTW, thank you so much for 700 followers! I honestly didn’t think I would get 20 followers, let alone 700. These past 7 months have been the best and I have met so many lovely people here. All the love and support! 

September Loves

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“On October 3rd, he asked me what day it was.”

“It’s October 3rd.”

Currently writing this post on the third even though once I publish this post, it would have been the fourth already. But anyway, yes it’s finally October, which means September is over. But the best part is that we get to all share what we loved throughout the month, so without further ado, let’s jump right into this post.

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I’m going to be honest here (like always), the only reason why I bought this perfume was because Ariana Grande made it. (I didn’t care whether I liked it or not.) I was a huge and hardcore fan, like no joke. But after 6 years, I finally realized that I needed to get a life. So then this blog came to life and I regret nothing. Even though I stopped “supporting” her, I still can’t get over her perfumes. I have purchased the Sweet Like Candy one, but Ari by Ariana Grande definitely slays them all.

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Now for the famous Lokai Bracelets, yes I caved in and got me one. Even though there is really nothing special about it, I think the whole idea about it is pretty interesting. I have been wearing it for the past month like crazy, I only took it off when I needed to take a shower. It kind of acts like a distraction because I always tend to take it off and play with it or I will constantly switch it between wrists.

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Next up is something that I never thought I would put in my blog, let alone a monthly favorite post. In the begging, I used to hate this mascara. I always saw that it made no difference to my eyelashes and I always blamed the “bristles”. Now, I realize that it’s Roller Lash, which probably means that it’s best applied once you have curled your eyelashes. I do not plan on doing that anytime soon because, I’m too terrified. After a while, I started using it along with the Better Than Sex mascara by Too Faced and thought that these two together gave out the best result. So now, it’s my second favorite mascara.

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When I say that this eye shadow brush changed my makeup completely, I mean that it changed my makeup look completely. I bought this brush but never really used it, how can I use this brush for my crease? It was too… stiff and weird looking. So I always opted for the more “fluffier” brush to blend in my transition colors and what not. But once I figured out how to properly use it, my makeup looked ten times better. Even my mom one day came up to me and said, “Your makeup has all of a sudden got much better.” And all thanks to this brush, it made my eyeshadow look like I had two colors, and they weren’t all  blended together creating a weird mixed color look.

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I may have talked about this palette a little too much on my blog and on my Instagram (@thechicommunity), but I just can’t seem to stop reaching out for it. This is my one and only Anastasia Glow Kit, I would go out and buy all of them but here back home, we have nothing. Nada. Only a brush or two by Bare Minerals. So that’s why when I’m traveling I tend to buy anything and everything from Sephora. Moving on, I have been using this palette for my highlight for the past month and it’s just amazing. I don’t just use one color, no, I use all of them. I take my fan brush and just start swirling it in all the shade, then brushing it on my nose, cheek bones (like I have any) and my cupid’s bow. Then, I’m good to go.

August or Makeup Favorites?

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As you can see, August favorites is basically makeup favorites. If you follow me on Instagram (@thechicommunity) then you would know that these past few months I’ve been buying makeup like a maniac. So these are some of my favorites, these are my go-to products and things that I have been reaching out to constantly.

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This palette is my plan B palette. If the palette that I’m using is not reaching my expectations, then there’s a chance that I would reach out to this palette and use it instead. I have never owned a tarte eye shadow palette, and this is my first one and I’m in love. This palette was a collab with Grav3yardgirl, I have talked about this palette in my Palette Fever post if you want more details about it.  One of the best things about this palette is that you can create looks that vary from a dramatic night out look to a simple everyday natural look.

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I applaud Urban Decay for packaging, like honestly 10 out of 10. Even the title is amazing and the names of the shades. Especially the shade ‘Lightyear’ you know because Buzz Lightyear is green and this shade is green… anyway. As  in my previous post, this is not really that pigmented. I would recommend using your fingers to apply on your eye lids than the brush because the brush doesn’t seem to pick it up. And this is one of those build-able process, you just build on layers of the color.

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Not going to go in to too much detail about this mascara, but this is a mascara you definitely need to own in your life. I think the figure 8 shape of the brush is what really does the trick. If you want more information on that, make sure you check my previous posts.

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We’re bringing it back, coloring the model’s lips with my current favorite lip product. You wouldn’t have known that this is a thing that I do if you don’t follow me on Instagram, make sure you do so. Anastasia lip glosses are definitely something. The formula and the applicator makes life so much easier, it glides on your lips smoothly and all you want to do is apply coats of this because of the smoothness of it. This is a perfect shade for an everyday look, it’s a browny nude color, and it’s called ‘Warm Bronze’.

 

 

July Favorites

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Hey guys, welcome back to my blog. I’m posting the monthly favorites a bit early not like usual because I know I’m going to forget. Just like how I forgot to post a June favorites. I got a lot of new products this month and these are some of my favorites.

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I have been loving the Kylie Cosmetics Lip Kits, their formulas are beyond this world and if you apply lip balm, then they won’t dry up. I’ve ordered multiple colors and I have a specific blog post just for that so if you want to check that out then click here.

I’ve been specifically loving the shades, Dolce K and Posie K. I love Dolce because it is more in the neutral side while Posie is perfect if you’re looking for a more dark pink look. I definitely recommend these products, they are worth every penny and the wait.

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I’ve read a lot of blog posts about the dry shampoo Baptise, but that’s not it. There were some mixed reviews about it so i still have not tried it out. I did try out the Herbal Essentials, and guys, this product will save your life. If you are a lazy person like me, you would know that washing our hair is like a chore. This will change everything, I use this product for four days straight and it always makes my hair feel super fresh.

Herbal Essentials Dry Shampoo

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The minute I saw the Laura Mercier Illuminators in Sephora, I started freaking out. A lot of people have been loving this highlighter and I decided to try it out. I will never regret this purchase ever, it is super pigmented. This shade is the ‘Addiction’.

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I also got the original Chocolate Bar by Too Faced, I have talked about this product on my Instagram if you want to check that out. (@thechicommunity) This palette smells like chocolate, and the shades are super pigmented. I think the colors on this palette are perfect for an everyday look, they have mattes and shimmery colors.

Too Faced’s Chocolate Bar

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If you were living under the rocks, then you wouldn’t have known about these famous Animal Masks. They’re face masks that look like any animal, i have tried the Rabbit and now the Koala and Panda. These are great for wearing them with someone or taking a bunch of selfies. These are perfect and the packaging is so cute and simple.

Animal Face Masks

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If you love Disney songs (who does not?) and pop artists like Ariana Grande and Jessie J, then you’re in luck because this CD is a mix of both. All these famous artists sing ‘Let it Go’ or ‘Zero to Hero’. Then you should definitely buy this CD.

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That is all for my July Favorites, thank you for reading, hope you enjoyed. All the love.

 

May Favorites

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Can’t believe we’ve already finished half of the year already. Is it just me or is 2016 going by fast? Sorry I haven’t posted in a while exams are everywhere, but I only have one more left on Sunday. Anyway, I didn’t have a lot of favorites this month because I didn’t really try new products or bought a lot of things. Let’s get started.

First up is the Soap and Glory Breakfast Scrub, this stuff is to die for. My skin has never felt so smooth before, this is the only thing that motivates me to shower. It’s amazing, I have more details on this specific product in my Soap and Glory review if you want to learn more about it.

Next up is the matte liquid lipstick by Kat Von D. This stuff is amazing, the first time I tried it which was about a year ago I fell in love. The color is straight up brown, but a beautiful brown. It’s great to wear it for a natural makeup look. It’s in the shade Lolita.

Third thing is this novel written by Thomas Cobb. If you guys are interested in police departments and are looking for great books, you’re in luck. This book is beyond amazing, it’s all about mysteries and trying to solve the crime. It gives you an insight of what it feels like being a cop.

Darkness The Color of Snow:

“A haunting, suspenseful, and dazzlingly written novel of secrets, corruption, tragedy, and vengeance from the author of Crazy Heart—the basis for the 2009 Academy Award-winning film. An electrifying crime drama and psychological thriller in which a young cop becomes the fulcrum of a community’s grief and rage in the aftermath of a tragic accident”

To end of this post, I’ll talk about this bag that I have been using for my exams. The bag is amazing, it is a long square width bag, so its great for putting papers or books in there so they won’t get crumpled. I got this bag from Free People, they have amazing cute bags.

This is it for my May Favorites, thank you for reading and hope you enjoyed. All the love.