I know I’ve been neglecting this blog for quite a bit. Right, not a bit, but a lot! These past few months have been really stressful for me that I found it hard to juggle my personal life, my real job and this blog altogether! I’ve experienced a lot of changes in my actual job that I found myself working too hard to keep up! But you know what? My love for makeup and all things beauty never died and so I find myself sitting in front of my laptop on a Saturday afternoon writing this post! I thought I’d give you an update of the things that I’ve been loving because I haven’t done a favorites post in a while.
I’ve been really trying to take care of my skin lately. Lots of sleepless nights and stress can really be bad for your skin. With that, I’ve been religiously keeping a skincare routine and I’ve been using a sunscreen everyday! The sunscreen that I’ve been loving is the Biore UV Perfect Milk SPF 50+ PA++++. This sunscreen is so light and it sets matte. It also does not leave a white cast on the face and it works well under makeup! For my base, the Happy Skin Cosmetics Face The World Air Serum has been a game-changer for me. This acts like a very lightweight tinted moisturizer that evens out the skin tone and gives the skin a nice, natural finish. The way that I like to apply this face base is with the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge. This sponge is a great and more affordable alternative to the Beauty Blender. I use it damp and it works well for blending out foundations, BB creams or tinted moisturizers.
I’ve been a fan of highlighters lately. I use them more on my browbone but I apply them to the tops of my cheekbones when I feel like my face needs a nice glow! The one that I’ve been really loving is the Essence Pure Nude Highlighter in the shade Be My Highlight. I love this highlighter because it’s so subtle that I don’t look like a disco ball when I wear it! It’s also really affordable and you get big pan of the product.
I’m late on the bandwagon with this one but I’ve just recently tried the Benefit Hoola Bronzer. I got this one from Sephora PH and it’s a mini size that is actually smaller than the palm of my hand! Hoola is such a good bronzer because it’s matte and the color is just right for my skin tone. For lip products, I’ve been into liquid lipsticks like the rest of the beauty world! The one that I’ve been loving is the Happy Skin Cosmetics Glam Squad Liquid Matte Lipstick by Jigs Mayuga. Happy Skin recently brought out the Glam Squad collection which has products curated by the country’s top make artists! I’m such a big fan of Jigs Mayuga and the fact that his liquid lipstick is a rose brown color made me love him even more! This lip color is just the perfect everyday color for me and it lasts all day long without drying out the lips! I can definitely say that this is the best liquid lipstick formula that I have ever tried!
For skincare, the Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask remains to be my favorite mask! It just works! I wrote a review on this product a few months back and you can read it here.
I definitely missed blogging and I will try to update this blog as often as I can! You can follow me on Instagram (@candidlyghia) as I am active there and we can have a chat about beauty anytime!