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Thursday, September 13, 2012


Here is a breakdown list of my beauty must haves that never fails me :

MAKE UP FOR EVER HD FOUNDATION - This gives me a full coverage without the cakey feeling. It gives me a slightly dewy finish. I look flawless whenever i use it and it looks amazing on flash photography. On top of that, it has a good staying power. I only use this occasionally because of the hefty price tag. But looking at the bottle it looks like i'm gonna run out of it soon. yikes! Regardless of the price tag i will still repurchase it because it's a holy grail of mine.

MAC STUDIO FIX POWDER - My ultimate favorite powder. I am currently on my second one. I have even already purchased a back up . I use this to set my foundation. I also use this by itself almost everyday whenever i feel like not wearing any liquid/cream foundation. Luckily, I am not acne prone which means i really dont need too much coverage on an everyday basis. This is sheer to medium coverage. I love how it feels very light on my skin! It feels like I have nothing on.

MAC PRO LONG WEAR CONCEALER- I have HORRIBLE dark circles. I feel like i am always on a hunt for a full coverage concealer that will not crease to cover up this bad boy! I read a lot of good reviews on this product and so i caved in and purchased it. It really does cover my dark circles and the staying power is amazing especially when i set it with my BareMinerals Multi-tasking Concealer. Pump is difficult to control as a little goes a long way with this product.

MILANI BROW KIT- This is in my everyday makeup routine. The color blends well with my brows. I like how it comes with a highlight shade which i use on my inner tear ducts and my brow bone. On lazy days, I would just apply the highlight color all over my lid using my finger to just brighten it up.

BOBBI BROWN GEL LINER- Very creamy. I have both black and brown and i super love them! I also own MAC fluidline but i find myself going back to this product. Both glides on smoothly but i feel like Bobbi Brown has a better staying power.

MAC BLUSH IN PEACHES - I am a blush hoarder! I plan to post a blush collection soon. Out of all my blushes, my personal favorite has got to be this! I am all about peachy blushes because it goes well with my skin tone. This is a true peach colour. This is an ideal, matte peach blush for medium complexions. FOr a while I was on a NARS blush kick but a lot of them have shimmers. Now that we are going into the fall season, I want to wear more matte than shimmer. ( I admit most of my blushes have shimmers lol). This definitely gives me a beautiful peachy glow :)

MAKE UP FOREVER AQUA EYE LINER - This is my HG everyday eyeliner for my waterline. The particular one i own is 1L which is a charcoal-black. My Urban decay 24/7 liner smudges on me like cray cray :( this one doesnt! It does not budge and does not give me a racoon eye. It also stays put all day without having to set it with an eyeshadow.

REVLON KISSABLE BALM STAIN - I currently own just one which is the shade Smitten. There are 2 more shades i am interested in but they are always sold out. SIGH. Anyway, This particular deep berry shade is very flattering on me. This product does not feel sticky nor drying. The texture is very balmy and moisturizing . As the day goes on, the balm will eventually wear off and becomes a stain which i like because i can kiss my man with no transferring!

URBAN DECAY NAKED PALETTES - These are the two palettes that i use all the time. I'm all about neutral colours. It has all the colours i need to even turn a day to a night makeup. They are very pigmented! Whenever i travel, these 2 palettes are the only ones i carry with me as far as eyeshadows. If you ask me which one of the two is better i will simply have no answer just because i need both in my life. Original naked has warmer colours while Naked 2 has cooler tones.

SIGMAX SYNTHETIC FACE KIT- Sigma makes the best brushes at a reasonable price. Their Sigmax line in particular is by far my favorite. They are suuuuuper soft and dense. They are the only brushes i use to apply my liquid foundation and cream blushes. They give me a flawless finish!

So there goes my list! It was not easy to just choose 10.

What are you all time beauty favorites? =)

Monday, September 10, 2012


Hello Beautifuls! So clearly it's been almost 2 years since my last post.. i have totally neglected this :( But here i am again... after a long hiatus. So let me go ahead and update you all of the beautiful happenings in my life ... First off all my boyfriend (now husband) proposed to me on christmas eve of 2010 :) . Our magical church wedding took place in Fernwood Gardens in Quezon City, Philippines on Dec 11 2011. it was definitely a stressful one year of wedding planning . It was tough for us because we live here in canada .. it's not easy to plan while overseas.. but it was well worth it :) I will now go ahead and share few photos from our wedding .

here is our same day edit wedding video.. We went to Hongkong, Macau & Singapore for our honeymoon :) We originally wanted to go for a carribean cruise but since we are already in Asia for the wedding might as well have our honeymoon there too. We'll probably save the cruise for our wedding anniversary. Now onto my next update . . . . We are now expecting our first child .... and it's a boy! My expected due date is Sep 23,2012 which is a couple of weeks from now . We are extremely excited!! I didnt really have a hard time throughout this pregnancy. I guess i was one of the lucky ones! I did not experience morning sickness, nausea, vomiting and other symptoms. So far i have gained 30lbs in total . yikess!!!! i did not have any specific cravings. Now that i'm on my maternity leave , i have time in my hands to update my blog. It might not be as frequent though just because i also have to be a mommy to my baby and a wifey to my hubby ( wow that rhymes!!! haha) Anyway here are some of my maternity photos taken at 36 weeks.
soooo that's it for now! hopefully baby jacob aiden is out so i can show you pictures on my next post. It will either be that or a makeup post :) Do follow me on twitter and instagram for daily updates : aprilrovi