For what seems like forever, I have been looking for a perfect moisturizer for my oily combination skin. If you’re wondering why I would need moisturizer when my skin is oily to begin with, it’s actually because oily skin still do need moisturizing. However, when you have oily skin, you couldn’t just pick any moisturizer in the skincare section of your favorite beauty store.
The thing with oily skin is that your moisturizer has to do its job – that is to provide moisture – while at the same time, be light enough on your skin. I was browsing through eBay a couple of months ago when I found this Innisfree Rosemary Sebum and Pore Lotion. Now considering that I have oily combination skin, you can pretty much tell why this gets me excited enough to purchase this product right away.
Even I was much younger, I have never thought of myself as someone who is a “skincare person”. Sure, I used lotion and facial cleanser, but not religiously. I haven’t bothered with moisturizer (I know, HORRIBLE!) until I turned 28. I pretty much ignored my need for a good skincare product – that is until I first used sheet masks.
In a lot of ways, you could say that sheet masks introduced me to a world of skincare. In saying that, I will admit that I tend to go overboard when I find good deals on sheet masks online.
That’s what happened in this case.
Just thought I’d share with you some of the products that I have been
drooling over wishing for the last couple of months. As you can see, not all of them are makeup-related, but I have my usual staples of makeup brushes and palettes because this blog wouldn’t be called as such if I didn’t think of either of those two on a daily basis.
I first heard of Hard Candy from Emily Eddington of Youtube, who is perhaps one, if not my top makeup influences. I have been a subbie of hers for some time now and have learned a lot from her. In a number of her videos, she talked about loving these Hard Candy Kal-eye-descope Baked Eyeshadow Duos and I somehow made that mental note in my mind to be on the lookout for them when I do my online shopping.
Ever since I saw Clarisonic’s facial brush on Youtube sometime ago, I have always wanted to get it. However, being the cheapskate that I am, I know that I will never be able to wrap my head around spending more than $100 on a facial cleansing tool. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying it’s not worth it, but to me it’s a matter of not having that much money to spare for what I would consider to be a high-end product.
Fast forward to a couple of months ago, I was browsing Youtube videos and saw this review of a battery-operated facial brush set that the reviewer bought on eBay. Having been a serial eBayer since the dawn of my online shopping days, I naturally could not resist the urge to check it out. The reviewer seemed pretty satisfied with the product, so I decided it’s worth a try.
As the owner of a number of makeup brush sets, I have always been interested by the concept of the Benjabelle Brush Tree. It’s a simple tool, yes, but no one can argue that it is very helpful when you’re drying your makeup brushes. Makeup brushes can be expensive depending on the brand you use, so as much as possible, you’d want to make them last longer.
Just as the name of this blog implies, I’m absolutely crazy about eyeshadow palettes and makeup brushes, so when I saw this makeup brush set on eBay, I knew right then and there that I need to own this.
After a month or so of waiting, my 11-piece bamboo brush set finally arrived. I paid $10.29 (approximately 449php) for it and for 11 brushes, that’s not too bad of a deal pricewise. Just as the name implies, this set comes with 11 different face and eye brushes that is perfect for beginners. The set also includes a drawstring bag that can contain all 11 brushes and it’s perfect for when you’re traveling. My own set arrived perfectly packed in bubble wrap and each individual brush has been contained in a plastic sleeve, so nothing was damaged or anything.