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April 2013 Favorites

In which I ramble too much and cut myself off mid-sent So, I usually try to have these up by the first of the month (or I was trying for that anyway), but stuff happened. So, yeah. This is a pretty succinct video and I hope you enjoy it. I only had a small bunch of beauty favorites this month. I always feel the need to like, collect a lot of items for monthly favorites, but I know that’s not truthful, so here’s the truth. 🙂 Céleteque Matte Moisturizer I was looking for a facial moisturizer that had SPF in it because I’ve gotten very paranoid about sun damage recently… and this presented itself to me. It’s very, very good and lightweight, which is perfect for the sucky weather we’ve been having over here in the tropics. It kind of leaves a white cast upon application but that goes away once the product soaks in. You only need a little product so this bottle will go a long way, even with everyday use. 🙂 BECCA …

Link Love Vol. 5

I haven’t done these in a while, but I just can’t let you not see these beauty posts that I have been loving recently. Hope you have a good weekend. Happy reading! First Drafts: Misadventures with Illamasqua Pigments and an Adverse Reversal by Bea of The Dalaga Project A(n often funny) look into the behind-the-scenes world of beauty blogging. Ahhh, I love this girl. Follow her if you love yourself and want the best things. The best things! Inventory #12 by Jen of Barely Organized Chaos The entry that prompted me to gather all my perfumes and colognes and talk a little bit about them in one of my more recent posts. Minimal Storage by Karen of Style Crumb Acrylic storage alternatives to… acrylic storage! Budget-friendly options that don’t require a trip to Muji or The Container Store. Playing with my makeup: Part 1 by Kristelle of Bohocadence Some beautiful, out of the ordinary eye looks for your inspiration. On Aging by Krysty of This Jane is Vain Awesome read, as always, on aging and …

October Favorites

Maybe kind of late, but still helpful, I think. There’s not a lot I can say about my October favorites, because while I did hoard towards the end of the month, I only got to use most of them extensively in November, pre-makeup ban*. Here are a few stand-outs that I have loved last month. 1. Guerlain Écrin 4 Coueleurs Eyeshadow in Turandot (Reviewed here) Turandot is part of Guerlain’s Holiday 2012 collection. It’s a “Écrin 4 Coueleurs Eyeshadow,” which is just a fancy way of saying “eyeshadow quad.” How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. Actually, it’s not all that complicated. It’s an upstanding palette, with a very warm and neutral overall look, but all the individual shades are still quite different from each other. There’s a pretty shimmery goldenrod, a rust-rose satin pink, a matte deep mauve, and a shimmery dark grey-brown, all rolled into one delicious pocket-sized wonder, mmm. How happy am I that this isn’t limited edition? Very. 2. Bronzer No specific brand—just the wonder of bronzer in …