Monday, June 30, 2014

Brooklyn Diary June 2014

Brooklyn Bridge

Jane's Carousel

Brooklyn Heights Promenade

Dumbo (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass)

So much more to explore. I shall be back Brooklyn for another quick adventure.


Friday, June 27, 2014

5 Things...Drugstore Makeup

Hi friends! Took quite a long break but for now, I am back. This is partly due to my sweet  friends who requested I blog again. I started blogging a couple of years ago as an outlet for everything that interests me and to prove that it's The Little Things Too that make life amazing!   I also didn't realize until now how much I've inspired people with my posts. This is like my diary ( a very public one) for me and also my friends.  To ease my way back, here are 5 makeup products from the drugstore I'm really loving and it so happens to be very affordable. I plan on always having these 5 beauties in my stash. They're GOOD. Enjoy and please keep checking in for a variety of posts of food, travels, movies, makeup, music, books, name it! 


NYC Bronzer in Sunny. I think matte bronzers are the most versatile type of face makeup. Since it does not have any shimmers, it's perfect for contour and all over bronzing.  No worries about looking like a big disco ball face especially in the day time! I've also found this useful when one has used foundation that's a tad too light. This will fix that issue right up.  I love this so much I've gone through more than 3 of these puppies.  This is comparable to Benefit Hoola. 

Wet n Wild Comfort Zone. This is one of the best eye shadow palettes in drugstores. It is so buttery and glides on beautifully.  Plus, the neutral colors on the left hand sides are all dupes to MAC.  Score! I take this one palette when I travel and I'm good to go. I hope this never gets discontinued. I'll be forced to buy 10 of these if that's the case. :)

Rimmel Match Perfection. I am new to the foundation game but this has  really stood out for me. It's easy to apply, light to medium coverage and does not cause my skin to break out.  I believe in taking care of my skin so I don't have to use heavy foundation and concealers. This is just the right amount of natural coverage. If you prefer medium to heavy, you might want to look else where.  Basically, this is perfect for all the newbies like me. P.S. This is even better when worn with a face primer.

Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso.  I am sucker for peachy golden blushes. This will suit all skin tones especially with a bit of a tan. There is a slight shimmer but not offensive. It provides a gorgeous highlighter effect. Who dares hate on that?! This is comparable to the ever so famous Nars Orgasm blush. 

NYX Butter Gloss. Never been much of a lip gloss fan until these showed up. Goodbye stickyness!  My fave colors are Creme Brulee and Eclair.  Perfect for daytime and even better worn with a smoky eye for nighttime. Oh and they smell and taste yummy. Winner!