Well, I’ll cut right to the chase: it has been almost 2 years since my last blog post! What happened? Life. Life happened. Maybe someday I will get into what has been going on in the last 24 months (all good things, for the most part!), but today I will say goodbye to 2019, and the 10s with a short and sweet post.
Even though some time has passed, I was, and remain, a makeup obsessed person. So naturally I collected a small heap of products, with a few thoughts and opinions to go with them as well. To start, I’d like to share something I usually find very useful: swatches. Today, it will be swatches of all the foundations I currently own. I’m hoping that this will be of help to anyone who shares a similar skin tone to me.
I’m not one to rush out and buy many items that were made in collaboration with beauty Youtubers, but there are some that I’m more than willing to support. PatrickStarrr is definitely one of them. I love his over-the-top aesthetic, his personality, and most of all, I love that he’s also a fellow Filipino! There were two products in his collaboration that I was mostly interested in. The first one being the Set Powder, which is probably the most popular product of the line, and the second one being a lipstick named after his mom called ‘Mamastarrr’. What are my thoughts? Keep reading to find out!
Is it just me, or does it really feel like the years just blow by the older we get? Seriously, 2017 came and went in, what felt like, a blink of an eye! I’m disappointed in how sporadically I posted throughout the year, and I truly apologize for my lack of activity on this blog. Even though it may not have seemed like it based on what I’ve shared, this year has been incredible. I had so many life changes happening, and while I don’t regret anything, I wish I was able to document it a little more with you guys. I want to commit to being a better blogger in 2018 and actually review more of what I’ve acquired, so please stay tuned for (hopefully) much more content in the new year.
To close this year off, I’m going to stick to a common tradition here in the beauty community by listing off my favourite products of 2017. Even though I got my hands on so many different products, there were a few products that really were my main squeezes throughout the year. These products were my fool-proof, go-to #1’s – and I’m almost certain that many of these also made it onto other people’s favourite lists for the year as well. If you’d like to know why I thought these products made it to my top list of the year, please keep reading!
As much as it hurts to admit, summer in Ottawa has not been that great. The weather is very temperamental and it seems like we’re always having more of an extended spring. However, on the days when it’s actually nice outside, it gets really hot and humid. Needless to say, I’ve had an interesting time trying to figure out what to use on my skin to keep it looking nice and calm, even if the environment isn’t really cooperating. I’ve been keeping a few moisturizers in rotation to help achieve this, so if you’d like to learn more about what I’m currently using to keep my combination skin in check this summer, please keep reading.