Thursday, 13 September 2012

September post #1

Outfit of the day (September 12th):
Mango Blazer
Forever 21 jeans
Zara flats
Anne Klein quilted bag

The mail arrived:
So my new Real Technique brushes are here, and let me tell you, these are AMAZING. I wasn’t expecting much, because of the low price (Core Collection and Travel essentials for $57 dls both), I mean, with that money I can only afford one MAC brush; but I’m glad I was so wrong. They’re beautiful, and the softness is to die for. I’m currently using the buffing brush to apply my foundation and… OH MY…. Where have I been?! First… it helps to fill my pores (huge by the way) perfectly; secondly… I find that my makeup lasts so much longer, which is PERFECT! I’m also using the multitask brush to apply my blush. Now I had been using a Sephora blush brush for this, but the problem was that this brush was soft but it takes a lot of product and it seems a little hard to blend my Dolce Vita NARS blush, which is really pigmented, and the Real Techniques makes the job so easy, I love it. Now, I don’t use the flat foundation brushes but I’ve been using them to blend my skincare products (Idealist Pore Minimizer and Advanced Night Repair); you know these products are quite pricey so the more you save, the better; and this brush is made for it (Again, where have I been?!)

Useful Sunglasses case:
To be honest, I don’t use sunglasses as much as I should. So I found a new use for my sunglasses case that my mom gave me: a cosmetics essentials case. As you can see, I can carry my beauty must-haves for every day at work: *My mini Diorskin flat brush, *Mac blot powder, *Bobbi Brown bltting papers, *Blistex lipbalm, *Bobby Brown Italian Rose creamy lip color and *Marc Jacobs Daisy mini perfume. It’s perfect, and I’m sure I can put a few more thing in it haha!

Handbag junkie: My collection (or at least a part of it).
From left to right, up to down:
*Nine West hand bag (The best for traveling and do the drugstore shop)
*Nine West bowling bag with silver studs
*Purificación García quilted bag with chain (beautiful, I highly recommend this Spanish designer, check her out: )
*Zara satchel bag
*Anne Klein quilted bag (so classy)
*Studio F bag
*Zara hobo bag (My oldest purchase, perfect if you are a carry-everything person)
*Nine West cross-body red bag with chain
*Guess satchel bag (My most expensive purchase I think, super elegant, and the inside is GORGEOUS)
*Michael Kors classic tote bag (I don’t use this one so often; everyone has one of these, many imitations!)
*Mango (huge) bowling bag (nude kind of snake-like leather; one of my faves. Perfect for a weekend scape as a small luggage)

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  1. You have so many lovely bags! :)

    - Victoria

  2. great post! i love real techniques brushes, the quality is so nice!

    from helen at // @thelovecatsinc

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    1. Yeah, they blend your makeup so nicely.
      Wow, thanks, I'll check that out :)

  3. really love the first pic! congrats! do you want to follow each other? please check out my blog and let me know :)

    much love,