Today, I’m joining Raisa and Eirene‘s monthly link-up called My Favorite Things. I know it’s October, but it’s only the first week and it’s too early to tell this month’s faves (like, I’m super into this thing right now but I might hate it in a few weeks, ya know?) so I’ll be reviewing September’s.
Here are the things I loved last month (and still love ’til today!):
This camera is MAGICAL and not just because it makes me look like I’ve been drinking the blood of infants and virgins! Seriously, I have nice skin but it isn’t that nice.
My bedroom is kinda dark (even during the day) and somehow, this camera automatically adjusts its settings and doesn’t make it look like a live in a dungeon! My dSLR could do that too, but that thing was bulky and a better fit for Joey. And compared to the 700D, photos come out more vibrant with the X-A2!
Argan Oil and Virgin Coconut Oil
Don’t bother with commercial moisturizers. Coconut oil and argan oil are all you need! My skin looks so much better (dewy, glowing, alive) ever since I started using these two on my face. I also hydrate the rest of my body with VCO. In the beginning, I would end up with limp, greasy hair because I was doing everything wrong. I even went to a shoot like that! Pro-tip: slather on VCO when you’re done drying or styling your hair.
VCO is also a wonderful makeup remover! I pour a little on a face wipe/baby wipe (never use cotton) and gently massage on my lashes and brows and then wash it off with my usual beauty bar.
Why Not Me?
I don’t think it’s possible for me to hate anything Mindy Kaling does. She can steal my boyfriend away from me and on the day of their engagement party, I’d be all OMG I HAVE TO BE A BRIDESMAID!!! and if she says NO! and picks someone else, I’ll just go WHY NOT ME?
JK here’s a list of things I would hate Mindy Kaling for:
-if she murders a cat
-if she actually steals my boyfriend
Other than those two, my luv for Mindy is pretty much unconditional.
Happy Skin’s Shut Up & Kiss Me in Honeymoon Glow
I felt like social media had duped me after I purchased this tube of Happy Skin’s Shut Up & Kiss Me because I hated it in the beginning. It glides on smoothly and it’s a very flattering color but it just wouldn’t stay put on my lips. I was close to trading it in for one of Sanya‘s lip things but decided to keep it on my office desk as a lip balm of sort (it’s super moisturizing).
It grew on me. I wear it almost daily now.
I know we’re only supposed to list our favorites but I thought I’d include a couple of things that I didn’t like.
Maybelline Great Lash and Maybelline Magnum Volum Express mascaras.
I had such high hopes for Great Lash but once again, social media duped me. I HATE THIS THING. The wand is dumb, the superfudge formula is dumb, and I hate the lack of drama it lends to my lashes. Maybe I was just expecting too much? But who the heck wears mascara for natural-looking lashes???
I’m actually still undecided about Magnum Volum Express because it’s a bit of a hit and miss. While it does thicken and lengthen my lashes, it also tends to flake (so uncomfortable) and clump. Sometimes, my lashes are all off in different directions, too??? Maybe I need to give it some time, the way I did with Rocket Volum.
What are your favorite (drugstore) mascaras? :)