Some of them are newly found and some are my old favorites. :)
1. Rocking heavier and more feminine scents
I am enjoying darker, sweeter and more mature fragrances lately.
Winter is perfect for enjoying these without hogging the air and causing headaches for others.
I still try not to overdo any of them since they are quite potent and long lasting.
I do the "spritz in the air and do a little dance under" technique(?), and it is just right. ;p
(from the left, clockwise)
Hanae Mori Butterfly
Chanel Coco Mademoiselle
Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb
Agent Provocateur Signature
Thierry Mugler Angel
2. Co-washing my hair
Frankly, I don't know much about co-washing except it is washing your hair with conditioner.
Well, I don't really do that. I just came up with this method and it works pretty well for me.
It is true I have low maintenance hair which I am grateful for, but it is much easier to manage and looks better since I started doing this.
Please note that I am still using the same amount of shampoo and conditioner in this method.
(This is one of my all time favorite poo/con sets, but also light enough to carry to my room for photographing.)
Here is what I do.
*Wash with a half amount of shampoo I usually use (concentrating on the scalp)
*Mix shampoo and conditioner in equal parts and wash again.
*Condition (use only half of the usual amount) only concentrating on the ends.
3. Using a stippling brush for foundation and cream blush
So I bought this Real Techniques brush and fell in love with it.
I don't know why I waited this long to try it!
It is perfect for applying my tarte cheek stain and it has worked wonderfully with all of my foundation.
(Hello, flawless finger-free application!)
4. Using a simple all purpose cleanser
I have been using this baby cleanser for at least a decade now.
This works as a gentle body cleanser, facial cleanser and even for a feminine cleanser.
Too bad it is actually terrible to use as shampoo, though.
You might think "What, a facial cleanser?", but would you be surprised if I tell you this has nearly identical ingredients as Purpose Gentle Facial Wash?
(Yes, Johnson & Johnson owns the Purpose brand.)
My usual feminine cleanser is fragrance and glycerin free (this cleanser is not).
It still works fine for me when I am out of my usual one, but be careful if you are sensitive to those.
5. Doing eyebrows as a last step
I used to do eyebrows first, but I have realized I need to adjust them depending on the looks.
Wearing color contacts also alters the features and demands different eyebrows.
Sure, I look kinda hideous until I do the brows (You should google the images of "Celebrities without eyebrows". Eyebrows are that important. And you will realize Mona Lisa is actually quite pretty.), but this allows me to decide how much I should fill in my brows for the day.
I have been enjoying the combination of Rimmel Professional eyebrow pencil and my trustee ebony drawing pencil.
Lastly, I am really enjoying Instagraming!
(I know it is not beauty related...)
Maybe I am on Instagram too much lately..
This is kinda funny cause I am not a good photographer nor was I interested in the subject before. ;)
I know it was a bit random but hope you enjoyed this post.
I will resume with my usual swatch and look posts soon.
Have a great week, everyone! :)